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The book we have been waiting for,
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This review is from: Motorhead - In the Studio (Hardcover)
This is the book every Motorhead fan has been waiting for, and Jake Brown has done an amazing job in tracking down the surviving producers and engineers, allowing them to tell their story.
Much of the Motorhead input, I must add, has been taken from Lemmy's 'White Line Fever' autobiography, Internet interviews, and the press; rather than the band sitting in with Brown and simply repeating what they'd already said; and probably by now forgotten.
But it works. And it must have been something of a huge literary jigsaw in getting everything linked together, but it reads superbly, is accurate, (even if he did misname their No 1 album as 'Live At Hammersmith' in one instance!), and is a fantastic insight into the studio side of Motorhead recording all of their albums from 'On Parole' right through to 'Motorizer,'
However, it does include a fair bit of tech-speak and jargon, which only producers understand, like the names and numbers of the vast array of microphones they use. But this can just be lightly scanned over, or indeed digested, as required, and one can enjoy the rest of the story.
And out of it all, we gather that Lemmy can a little difficult to work with at times, but he has to keep these production guys in check; after all, Motorhead has and always will be his baby, and he's not gonna let anyone mess with his vision too much.
Yes, indeed, an excellent book, and there's a few glossy pages in the middle with some great photos.
This is a thoroughly enjoyable book, and has been ideally published just in time to add to every Motorheadbangers Xmas stocking.