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© RoadRunner/Bronze Record
Year of Release: 1979
(I Won't) Pay Your Price
I'll Be Your Sister
Tear Ya Down
Limb From Limb
Too Late Too Late
Tear Ya Down
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Overkill may define the title of this album, as it truly states the
music of Lemmy Kilmister and Motörhead. Thrash metal at its core best, Lemmy
and crew have always delivered their music style with a wake-up attitude,
and if none of these songs on this album wakes up your attention, perhaps
nothing else will.
WOW! sums up the word for the opening's title track. Wild drumming
and guitar strumming catches the attention of anyone, whether they appreciate
hardcore heavy thrash metal. "Stay Clean" has the definite hard rocking
fan bouncing, likewise "(I Won't) Pay Your Price."
"I'll Be Your Sister" has the rock sound as heard by Iggy Pop and/or
The Stooges. And, like the other tunes before this one, it simply ROCKS.
"Capricorn" is a bit more mysterious, in its hard rocking fashion.
"No Class" resembles ZZ Top's "Tush" with its opening guitar riffs,
and like "Tush", it also rocks. And, if you enjoy ZZ Top's music,
"Metropolis" could easily fit the ZZ Top style, vocals included.
"Damage Case" has a more punk hard rock feel, as many other tunes on
this release can easily fit the punk rock/hard rock styles -- which can easily
be said about "Tear Ya Down"; it's a hard rocker, yet it could easily
be a song classified as punk rock. (The bonus track of this same song is
included, and is considered the original version, and the only difference is
that this version is an instrumental.) Hard rocking as Jimi Hendrix and
many other hard rock bands of the Seventies (Ted Nugent, early Aerosmith) best
describes "Limb From Limb."
- "Too Late Too Late" combines the hard rock/punk rock styles,
- the (original) instrumental of "Tear Ya Down",
- and a very interesting remake of The Kingsmen "Louie Louie",
as it has the common rock bounce beat of The Kingsmen, with a touch of
hard rock, Motörhead style.
Motörhead's Overkill is for the not-so-sensitive ears. As
described in the ROLLING STONE Encylcopedia of
Rock & Roll, "Known to produce no less than 126 decibels in its live shows,
England's Motörhead is easily one of the world's loudest rock & roll bands."
Loud is definitely the key word in describing Motörhead's music.
Loud in music, loud in vocals (Lemmy Kilmister's vocals are truly unique in sound.)
For the loud, hard rock fan and punk fan alike, Motörhead is meant to be
heard as in their concerts: LOUD, CRUSHING, EAR-SPLITTING ROCK. Whether it
be deafening out of your speakers or through your headsets (hearing aids
definitely will be needed afterwards...) Motörhead will definitely give
the rock fan a whole new meaning on the term "HARD ROCK."
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