Lemmy joked about pitching the new album, their 20th, by pointing out the banner for The Wörld Is Yours below the drum kit before tearing into arguably that album's most accessible song, "Get Back In Line." I was quite disappointed that they skipped the album's first track, the brilliant "Born To Lose." I had assumed that they would have plugged the new album more, but they didn't. I was also quite surprised that Lemmy made no mention whatsoever of the new documentary about him, Lemmy, which had a limited theatrical release and is out on DVD and Blu-ray February 22, 2011.
Just like the last time I saw them, the group tried to turn the melodically superb "I've Got Mine" into the crowd pleaser that it should be. But once again, it didn't sound anywhere near as it does on album or in the live video. Lemmy joked that the 1983 song from Another Perfect Day was older than most of the fans in the audience and it seemed to not resonate as well with as some of the older, more straightforward classics.
The 85-minute set wasn't by any means dominated by its best known material. To do so, the group would have had to play for over two hours easily. I really missed great tracks like "We Are The Road Crew," "Iron Fist," "Orgasmatron," "Love Me Like A Reptile," and "Deaf Forever," among others. I didn't care for some of the material from the last few albums, but to each his own.
Drummer Mikkey Dee (born Micael Kiriakos Delaoglou, October 31, 1963) has been in the band since 1992 and made his name as a sensational musician with the Dutch metal band King Diamond. Lemmy had actually asked Dee to join Motorhead as far back as 1985. During this and previous shows, Lemmy described Dee as the "greatest drummer in the world." While that honour might go any number of people, like Neil Peart, there's no doubt that Mikkey Dee fits in superbly with Motorhead.