Motorhead - Ace Of Spades - 1980 Anthem of Anthems - Metal 180 Grm LP

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Motörhead - Ace Of Spades

Label: Mercury
Catalog#: SRM-1-4011
Recorded at Jackson's, Rickmansworth
August 4th - September 15th 1980.
This a reissue with a sticker stating that and 180 gram
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, repress
Released: Oct 1980
Genre: Rock
Style: Rock & Roll, Punk, Heavy Metal


Tracklisting:


A1 The Chase Is Better Than The Catch (4:15)
A2 Love Me Like A Reptile (3:21)
A3 Shoot You In The Back (2:37)
A4 Live To Win (3:34)
A5 Fast And Loose (3:22)
A6 (We Are) The Road Crew (3:10)


B1 Ace Of Spades (2:46)
B2 Fire, Fire (2:42)
B3 Jailbait (3:31)
B4 Dance (2:36)
B5 Bite The Bullet (1:38)
B6 The Hammer (2:45)


With the 1980 release of Ace of Spaces, Motorhead had their anthem of anthems -- that is, the title track -- the one trademark song that would summarize everything that made this early incarnation of the band so legendary, a song that would be blasted by legions of metalheads for generations on end. It's a legendary song, for sure, all two minutes and 49 bracing seconds of it. And the album of the same name is legendary as well, among Motorhead's all-time best, often considered their single best, in fact, along with Overkill. Ace of Spades was Motorhead's third great album in a row, following the 1979 releases of Overkill and Bomber, respectively.

Those two albums have a lot in common with Ace of Spaces. The classic lineup -- Lemmy (bass and vocals), "Fast" Eddie Clarke (guitar), and "Philthy Animal" Taylor (drums) -- is still in place and sounding as alive and crazed as ever.

The album is still rock-solid, boasting several superlative standouts. Actually, besides the especially high number of standouts on Ace of Spades the only key difference between this 1980 album and its two 1979 predecessors is the producer, in this case Vic Maile.

The result of his work isn't all that different from that of Jimmy Miller, the longtime Rolling Stones producer who had worked on Overkill and Bomber, but it's enough to give Ace of Spaces a feeling distinct from its two very similar-sounding predecessors.

This singular sound (still loud and in your face, rest assured), along with the exceptionally strong songwriting and the legendary stature of the title track, makes Ace of Spades the ideal Motorhead album if one were to choose one and only one studio album.

Ace of Spades rightly deserves its legacy as a classic. There's no debating that.


Motorhead are the founding fathers of speed and thrash metal. Without this band, there would be no Slayer or Sepultura, so you've at least got to give Lemmy and Co. props for being so influential. And "Aces of Spades" is an essential, legendary speed metal classic.

It's full of fast, meaty riffs, great solos, toe-tapping drums, and catchy, gruff vocals. Almost every song on here (especially the title track, "Love Me Like a Reptile," and "We Are The Road Crew") is very catchy. And the album opening title track, which has a speedy, groove-y main riff, is world renowned. Other highlights include the wah-wah solo and shout-along refrain on "Fire, Fire," "Jailbait," "Dance" (which has a pair of tasty guitar solos), the X-rated "The Chase Is Better Than The Catch," All in all, if you're looking for great, groove-y, contagious and exciting speed metal, Motorhead "aces" it.



Motörhead - Ace Of Spades (Live at Brixton Academy)

He has the voice of a man who has experienced 40 solid years, of sex, drugs and rock and roll. And booze. Lots of booze

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Motorhead - Ace Of Spades

on The Young Ones

I remember watching every episode of this brilliant series when it was first broadcast! This clip is by far the funniest in my opinion (great performance by Motorhead!) - and it was partly filmed on Bristol Temple Meads station

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Motörhead - The Chase Is Better Than The Catch - Classic Albums Ace Of Spades - BBC Session '05

The original line-up perform the classic "The Chase Is Better Than The Catch", from the "Ace Of Spades" album, on the 2005 DVD, Classic Albums: Ace Of Spades

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Motörhead - The Chase Is Better Than The Catch

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Motorhead - 02 - Love Me Like A Reptile (Wacken 06)

For me it´s the best song on the Ace os Spades Album. Philty´s drumming on this song is soooo incredible..

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Motorhead - We Are The Road Crew - Live 1982 Toronto

Motorhead was one of those bands that attracted metalheads , punks, and skinheads so it was insane to see it all under one roof with Motorhead blowing the place apart. Them were the good ol days

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Condition New
Format 180 Gram
Label Mercury
Color Black