Q (10/96, pp.186-187) - 3 Stars - Good - "...the best title of any live album ever....contains faster and rougher versions of Motorhead's best songs, most of which were pretty fast and rough already..."
Mojo (Publisher) (12/01, p.124) - "...A masterpiece..."
Record Collector (magazine) (p.138) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[D]elivered with brutal immediacy....There is a fearsome intensity throughout, meaning this remains one of the key live metal albums."
Motorhead: Lemmy Kilmister, Fast Eddie Clarke, Phil Taylor.
Recorded live in England in 1980 & 1981.
All tracks have been digitally remastered.
Unlike many heavy metal contemporaries, Motorhead leader Lemmy possesses self-deprecating humour. Stripped of pretension, he goads the basic three-chord trick with a full-throated bellow, emphasizing his trio's vicious racket. On this live selection the group reprise the cream of their back catalogue with untrammelled venom, in the process destroying already power-packed studio counterparts. Continuing a line from the MC5 and Stooges, rather than gothic fantasy, the band understand the excitement of noise and exploit it to its full potential. Thrash metal and hardcore owe them a debt but, as this album proves, there is only one Motorhead.