Archive | May 08, 2018

Certain Songs #1206: Motörhead – “No Voices in the Sky”

Album: 1916
Year: 1991

While I had great respect for Motörhead and enjoyed their take on rock ‘n’ roll, I also didn’t need to be completely up on them, especially during my indie-rock-snob 1980s. So while first Motörhead album that I ever bought was their absolutely bruising 1981 live album No Sleep Til Hammersmith, it took me ten years to buy another one.

That would be 1991’s 1916, which I noticed had a spate of unusually good reviews, as Motörhead just kept doing their thing over the years and occasionally more people than their core fan base would notice. I’m guessing that the Ramones tribute was what people noticed about this record — one band that people thought all their songs sounded the same praising another — it was the philosophically hooky “Voices in the Sky” what got me.