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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on 15 March 2002
Like the Mona Lisa, Lemmy is a timeless classic and his band Motorhead is the embodiment and vehicle for his unmistakeable slant on life. This CD gives all rock fans the oppurtunity to experience life in Lemmyland from the post psychedelic Hawkwind version of "Motorhead" through the pre-thrash thrash of "Overkill" on to the never say die cover of "God save the Queen". It is all there for anyone brave enough to listen! Check out the drum-laden intro to "One to sing the Blues" and ask yourself why Pop Idol Will went to No1? Let the gentle chords of "Ace of Spades" canter across your cranium and denounce pop for ever. This is music, real music and I like it. Elvis may be dead but Lemmy will live for ever, whether you like it or not! Buy this CD, play it loud and keep your neighbours at arms length!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 13 November 2000
This Cd is well worth the Money First of All there are Forty songs to shake your Head to. Ok some of them are not Classics but this is a good Best of Album the first Cd is mostly there older stuff from the Late 70's to the early 80's With a Long version of Overkill that will test your stereo might even blow the thing Up.Classic Band and over a Dozen classic songs. Long Live Lemmy>
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NOVEMBER 14TH 2012 -
Lemmy Kilmister and Motorhead came on like a Panzer Tank. Lemmy dressed in black head to toe, cowboy hat to cowboy boots and black mustache. Motorhead opened up like a fussalge of guns on the HMS Warrior !
Each song a cannon ball that smoked and fired into the Portsmouth Guildhall ! Lemmy's bass lines like explosive gunpowder and his voice growling like thunder !
The proverbial 'bastards' of rock 'n' roll assaulted the air with the volume to the maximum ! The audience worthy participators in these Gods of Heavy Metal's Ragnarok !
They played 'Killed By Death', 'The Chase Is Better Than The Catch', and others like WWII was breaking out. The Thor look-a-like drummer caused lightning and thunder with a drum solo from the Halls of Valhalla. The guitarist Phil Campbell of 25 years or so saw this as a challenge of Celtic barbarian valour took up a guitar with magic green flurescent lights bestowed by the Valkyrie. The guitar solo rode out like the rainbow bridge across the divide from the Gods of Motorhead to the mere mortals of the audience !
And they finished with 'Ace Of Spades' and an encore of 'Overkill'. The blinding lights flashed as 'Overkill' crashed out, with an extended wall of noise with white lights flashing and finally the Valkyrie guitar screaming and wailing left abandoned on the stage.
After they'd finished the Celtic warrior of rock's guitar was left to feedback soaring and howling like a banshee echoing ! The electronic sonic solar fire rumbled around the Portsmouth Guildhall. Motorhead's Heavy Metal blues rock rattle had touched the Universe like a volcanic eruption or an earthquake. And like HMS Victory the Iron Biker Horse of Motorhead had their victory !

I went to this concert last year, really was that good ! LEMMY & THE BEST OF MOTORHEAD !
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on 21 December 2000
An absolutely excellent compilation of Motorhead's best studio material. The sound quality is excellent. If the bass rumble doesn't get you by the soul then your already dead.
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on 30 May 2011
OK compilation of Motortracks spread over 2 CDs with band history/photo booklet and slip-case packaging. The first disc focusses on the Fast Eddie (Clarke - gtr)/Philthy Phil (Taylor - drms) years (late 70s - early 80s) and is a nostalgic wallow for those of us who saw them then (my first ever rock gig was on the Bomber tour '79 with Saxon in support). The second disc is more of an 80s - 90s taster. Interesting live versions of some tracks plus oddities from related bands, Hawkwind and Girlschool. "Only way to feel the noise is when it's good 'n' loud..."
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on 25 June 2014
Most of the killer tracks, some notable emissions ('Roadcrew' for one), some strange choices (the later stuff).
Apparently a lifetime of smoking and drinking will take it's toll in the end: depressing indeed!
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on 30 June 2015
WHAT CAN BE SAID ABOUT MOTORHEAD THAT HASNT BE SAID BEFORE.THIS IS ONE HELL OF A DOUBLE ALBUM . EVERY TRACK IS FANTASTIC A VERY UNIQUE BAND +SOME FRIENDS DONT THINK ABOUT IT GET IT!
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on 22 November 2011
With a collection like this you will not find yourself hitting the forward button- some oldies, classics and sheer loud Motorhead at their best.
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on 28 August 2013
If you love Motörhead then buy this CD. Must be played very loud, great in the car on a long journey - you won't nod off lol
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 6 September 2005
Ok, so they're not Iron Maiden...but Motorhead will always be THE classic heavy metal band of the 80's (or preferably the 70's). There's just something about Lemmy's vocals which excite me and make me want to carry on listening (or in other words, headbanging) and the fast drumming and hard riffs.
In my opinion, they are the greatest biker band ever...sorry Judas Priest, you get second place!
Best tracks include Ace of Spades and No Class.
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