Motorhead – Rock ‘n’ Roll
Admittedly I’m a latecomer fan when it comes to Motorhead. The first album of theirs I ever owned was 1916 and had really only heard a few songs by them throughout the 80s, Ace of Spades being the main one and a few friends of mine and I used to joke on it pretty hard. It wasn’t until getting exposed to them in the early 2000s that I really decided to give them a chance, mainly because a band that I was in decided to play Cradle to the Grave. I had seen them live prior to this, but mainly just to see Mikkey Dee.
In 2004 when I decided to put together a Motorhead tribute band, I was listening to a lot of their 80s material and I think it’s a pretty strong decade for them, much stronger than the 90s and 2000s for sure. The early version of the tribute band did 2 songs from 1987’s Rock ‘n’ Roll, the title track and Eat The Rich. We only played them in a few shows and they fell by the wayside. I’d like to add Rock ‘n’ Roll back to the set. I really dig the mid-80s era stuff as it seems to be more melodic on a lot of levels than the 70s era. For me, there’s not really a bad song on here. Blackheart and Stone Deaf In The USA are 2 big highlights for this album.
I also love the album cover, one of their best for sure.
To the hardcore “Aces of Spades-on-back” crew, I know this is blasphemy. And I’m ok with that. In general I prefer that stuff too, but this is a quality album.
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