The Best Of Limited Edition, Original recording remastered
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Vinyl, Box set, 28 Aug 2000
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Brutish, yet cuddly in a "good-on-them" sort of way (step forward, please, gravel-throated Vlad The Impaler look-alike Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister), the moderation-eschewing and altogether noisy Motorhead are already one of the most heavily anthologised bands in British rock history. However, this 2-CD Silver Jubilee set (so that's why they've covered the Sex Pistols' "God Save the Queen") is the only compilation to traverse their entire 25-year-long wayward career path. Not that much has changed along the way. Through the years, they've remained 100 per cent Heavy Metal--not for them the flimsy compromise of the MTV Unplugged set, the live concert with the Boston Symphony Orchestra or the acid-house remix. Motorhead have, save a brief unfortunate fling with Brian Robertson's flange-pedal, remained forever true to their ferociously brawny 1977 blueprint (road-drill drumming, bass rumbling, the lurid espousal of hard booze, card games, womanising and death-by-recklessness). Totally comprehensive in its coverage of old ground ("Bomber", "Ace Of Spades", "Overkill", etc), there's also fresh bait on offer for completists in the shape of four previously unreleased live tracks from the early 1980s. --Kevin Maidment END
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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 !
Apparently a lifetime of smoking and drinking will take it's toll in the end: depressing indeed!
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