Motorhead: Lemmy Kilmeister (vocals, guitar); Wurzel, Phil Campbell (guitar, slide guitar, background vocals); Philthy "Animal" Taylor (drums).
Additional personnel: Michael Palin (spoken vocals).
Recorded in 1987. Includes liner notes by Stefan Chirazi.
All tracks have been digitally remastered.
With the dual guitar attack of Wurzel and Phil Campbell solidified after the release of 1986's ORGASMATRON (Motorhead's strongest studio album since 1980's classic ACE OF SPADES), the band went directly back into the studio to record a follow-up, 1987's ROCK 'N' ROLL. The album featured the welcome return of original drummer Phil Taylor, who had been briefly replaced by ex-Saxon drummer Pete Gill.
As the title suggests, ROCK 'N' ROLL is another slice of no frills, straight-ahead Motorhead power rock. While not as consistent as the aforementioned ORGASMATRON, the band offers another in a long line of tasteless classics in the form of "Eat the Rich." Other standouts, such as the title track and "Stone Deaf in the U.S.A.," will please longtime fans.