I agree with you totally. When someone who never heard Motorhead ask me which album is best to start I said "never listen best of's"! You listen only albums studio and later live, never "best of". Because, every album is story for it self and specially when you have line up changes, if you mix all that you got a big mess. "Best of's" are ok for people who knows every Motorhead album and song. "Best of's" are not for new fans. I think today when we have internet and computers that "best of" albums are totally stupid thing, because if you going out somewhere you can burn or put on your mp3 player your own "best of". In old days with no computers and burning cd's "best of's" were cool but today WHO NEEDS THEM?
I have to agree that this isn't a great "Best of Motorhead " cd to start with.But i disagree that Best of's aren't for new fans .
There are lots of bands that i would happily buy a best of album .Take for instance Megadeth-i have a best of from them and its really good,my son has 2 of their cd's and,apart from a few songs,they are just about ok.A best of album should be what it says-the best of.Unfortunately we have had so many released in Motorheads name that,although to us they are all good,to an average metal/rock fan they wouldn't know where to start.
To me a best of Maiden,ACDC,Saxon or whoever would be good because a lot of their stuff is bollocks and i wouldn't want to buy an album for a couple of songs.
The only bands i have bought all their albums are Motorhead and Metallica-and 3 of Metallicas are shit 3 ok and 3 great, so as long as its an official Best Of, i can see no wrong