Everything I love about this band. This is when they really "became" the Motorhead everybody knows, but there's still a little leftover experimentalism from the debut; the lazy stonerish Lawman, the bizarre creeping slowburn psychedelia of Sweet Revenge... "Poison" is one of their best tracks and should have become a staple. Well, it is for those who know what's up. Lemmy's vocals are delightfully unhinged in places.
Classic. I think the real variety of this band is in the nuances; the way two or three stupid riffs are put together, and what Lemmy is able to do with them with some subtly memorable vocal patterns.
3. Ace of Spades
Hits a little harder and faster than anything before it, but kind of at the expense of "depth". Still good dumb sleazy shit.
4. Anything the "Killed by Death" single is on. What a fucking song.
The most "interesting" album, which counts a lot for me. Used to be my favorite. Somewhere between punk, pub rock and proto-metal, with a psych vibe and even some abstract, spooky lyrics in places. Slogs a bit near the end though.
6. Another Perfect Day
The 80s pop metal bug bites Motorhead, and somehow they manage to still sound like themselves. Some real tastefully melodic guitarwork.
7. Iron Fist
Now we're stepping down a bit. Good but kinda diminishing returns, or something.
9. Rock n' Roll
A little bit of a "sellout" in my book (check out that chugga chugga mallcore riffing), but somehow Lemmy's vocals tend to make it fun in a perverse kind of way. Skirts a surprisingly thin line between sounding like an awesome lumbering monster and a dinosaur rock band trying to keep up with current trends.
Arguably some good songs here, but it just sounds too protooled and polished to me (besides that blues song, duh). Turn the bass up, will ya?" *cut to overproducedmotorheadriff.wmv*
Also, they never totally lost that "choppy" riff style they inherited in the 90s, which reeks of mediocre modern metal.
All I remember about this one is it has stupid WWF theme. One of the worst songs they ever wrote.
Can't believe the praise their "now we're L.A. rockstars!" album gets. It's so drab and tame.
14. .... Y'know, the rest are pretty much on the same level ("not very great") for me.
Edited by blahblah4 (05/28/13 04:26 AM)