Classic Albums: MotÃ¶rhead (Ace of Spades) Netflix DVD
Directed by Tim Kirkby
Starring Lemmy Kilmister, Phil Taylor, Eddie Clarke, Slash, Lars Ulrich
Eagle Rock Entertainment
Originally Released: April 27, 2005
"We weren’t even given credit as musicians. People thought we were fuckin’ wankers…"
– Eddie Clarke, MotÃ¶rhead
There are many seminal albums that have stayed the course of the Metal genre over the years, but very few have reached across multiple genres becoming such a cornerstone in music history as MotÃ¶rhead‘s Ace of Spades. The 1980 release was hugely prominent in its day, but is perhaps more so as time goes on.
While their albums Overkill and Bomber put MotÃ¶rhead on the map, it was Ace of Spades that catapulted them to international stardom (or notoriety). The band was led by the god known only as Lemmy, and joined by guitarist Fast Eddie Clarke and backed by Phil “The Animal” Taylor (responsible for the invention of using double bass drum in metal songs).
You don’t already own Motorhead‘s Ace Of Spades album? Well Amazon has done you a huge favor and is offering the MP3 download for only $5.99.
Ace Of Spades contains the title track “Ace Of Spades.” Oh, you want more? It also has “Jailbait,” “(We Are) The Road Crew,” “Live To Win,” and “The Hammer.” The album also includes the three CD bonus tracks (“Dirty Love,” “Please Don’t Touch,” and “Emergency”) making 15 tracks of rock’n’roll carnage.
If you would prefer the CD format as a soundtrack to destruction, it is available for $9.79.
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The official website for Gibson guitars has released what they perceive to be the top 50 metal songs of all time. Gibson.com’s writers and editors worked on compiling the list over several weeks, releasing 10 entries at a time, and recently released the top 10, which declared the number one metal song to be “Master of Puppets” by Metallica.
In some ways, the number one spot for Metallica is fitting, considering 2011 is the 25th anniversary of the release of their Master of Puppets album. Having said that though, metalheads are notorious for having fierce and strong opinions about what they consider to be their “top songs,” on top of their fierce and strong opinions about what bands are or are not even metal.