"EVERYTHING LOUDER THAN EVERYONE ELSE"
Motorhead and Lemmy Kilmister have been rock'n'roll icons for more than twenty years. They are truly legends in their own time and, amazingly, they continue to make a significant impact today. One of the first bands to be nominated for a heavy metal Grammy, Motorhead have been cited as influences to such bands as Guns'N'Roses, Megadeth and Metallica (whose recent two-disk set contains a number of Motorhead cover tunes, recorded during Lemmy's 50th birthday party).
Although Motorhead's studio legacy is considerable, it is their live performances for which the band is best known. A live Motorhead performance is unlike any other. There is a vitality and an intensity than not many other bands can equal. It is rock'n'roll in its purest, most salient form. As Lemmy says at the beginning of the band's latest double CD, "Everything Louder Than Everyone Else" (their first new live CD in ten years): "We are Motorhead...and we're gonna kick your ass."
Below, Lemmy himself describes the songs on the new album, track by track.
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We switch this one around 'cos since people want to hear it, we keep it in the set almost permanently. Opening spot is a good one for this song, but we've moved it again now!
Old soldier, together with "Metropolis." Both songs have been in the set since 1979!! But they're gone since this tour. Time to rest them, finally.
ON YOUR FEET OR ON YOUR
This is a song we put in for the album. From the album, "Bastards," a tight little mugger of a song!
OVER YOUR SHOULDER
A great favorite of mine. Murderer riff and down in the gutter!
This one is destined for all-time standardness - listen to the strobes during the solo!!
"Burner" or "Bernard" as we know it. Another ignore masterpiece! 100 mph end - Who wouldn't?
Here's another old warhorse. Been in the set since 1498! Gone now though, so this could be your last chance to hear it live! Or not!
NOTHING UP MY SLEEVE
Here's a mungo little bopper! Written for the "Orgasmatron" album and semi-dedicated to Tommy Cooper! Also featured in the movie "Eat the Rich" with humble author playing self with different name.
I'M SO BAD BABY (AND I
I have a great time playing this one. It's also one of the funniest lyrics I've ever written. Just to show you how humorous the radical feminist ranks can get - some woman at Melody Maker called this song sexist when it came out!
THE CHASE IS BETTER THAN
Another oldie ('80) - good shuffle number - this is the sexist one!!
TAKE THE BLAME
From "Snake Bite Love," a song that motors along a bit! For anyone out there who say Motorhead are burned out, worn out or have sold out.
Even older than "Ace of Spades"! From 1979, a good old time rocker. Dedicated to the memory of Wendy O. Williams who covered it. R.I.P.
BORN TO RAISE HELL
Originally written for the German band Skew Siskin, it got on to our "Bastards" album instead. We have Ninca C. Alice from S.S. on live backing vocals here though, so it wasn't a total loss!
Ironic or what? What a great bass player this band has!
A completely wonderful exercise in assault and battery of the aural nerves. And it serves you right!
LOST IN THE OZONE
This is also one of my favorites! Note the panic-stricken bass solo. Hear the curious backing vocals from Phil "strangle throat" Campbell!! And, it's still one of my favorites!
THE ONE TO SING THE BLUES
Another good song, apart from the slightly desperate vocal. Didn't rehearse it quite as well as I should have!
Back to the oldies. All about my star sign. Egotistical bastard!
LOVE FOR SALE
Another from "Snake Bite Love" - what a boogie monster! My God, if I wasn't stuck doing this shit, what a good time I could have at our concerts!!
Here's one I wrote in my sleep. Got up in a hotel room at about 4 in the morning, wrote it down and got back into bed! Didn't even remember doing it. Probably my best set of lyrics, too - which might say a lot!
GOING TO BRAZIL
As featured on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno." A wonderful exercise in 12-bar joyful shouting. If not sooner!!
KILLED BY DEATH
I must admit, the title is not original to me. Thank you Spike Milligan! Listen to the brilliant Phil Carambo solo at the end.
A song inspired by the Len Deighton book of the same name. I suggest you read it - a monster of a book - it might put you in the mood to listen to this album!
Ice cream, cigarettes, soft drinks are available in the foyer.
ACE OF SPADES
Well, Here we are again! I got to hate this number, but then I got to like it again, so here it is!
The most final number in our repertoire! So it's the last one. I hope you have enjoyed our show and that everyone in the world buys it, so I can be a billionaire and develop bad habits!! I'll tell you something, though - they've all been classic line-ups as far as I'm concerned!
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