Friday, 19 October 2018

Ace of Spades - Motörhead

Of the millions of songs which have been recorded, only 30 songs can make it into The Lucy Museum of Musicians who deserve entry to Lucy's Museum of Musicians and at number 12 we have Ace Of Spades by Motörhead (1980).

Someone once said that "This song has an intro which wouldn't be out of place ushering in the end of the world' which for a metal band is about as big a compliment as you could get.
It's starts off with Lemmy's bass intro and then doesn't let you go as he gruffs and snarls his way through several gambling cliche heavy verses before the guitar solo hits you and then the sudden hit-the-brakes ending two minutes and 48 seconds later. 
Easily their biggest hit, Lemmy said that he was sick to death of playing it but even that was no excuse for the awful, slow downed version they recorded for a Kronenbourg 1664 advert which had the wailing guitar replaced with a harmonica although it probably paid for the bathtub of what Lemmy was on because when you think of Lemmy and speed, it wasn't just the style of his bass playing.

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