Archive | May 07, 2018

Certain Songs #1205: Motörhead – “Ace of Spades”

Album: Ace of Spades
Year: 1980

What if heavy metal, but short songs played a punk speed?

Obviously the concept of metal bands playing quick bangers was nothing new, just ask Black Sabbath or Led Zeppelin, but Motörhead did it on every fucking song.

With only three guys in the band — conceptualist, bassist & singer Ian “Lemmy” Kilmister; guitarist “Fast” Eddie Clarke and drummer Phil “Philthy Animal” Taylor — Motörhead created an ungodly racket on every single song, with Lemmy’s ragged low-register vocals perhaps the most significant sonic touchpoint.