Ace Of Spades - Classic Albums (Eagle Vision)(2004)
Classic heavy metal remembered...
Another of the extremely watchable ‘Classic Albums’ series and this one
looks at Motorhead’s classic ‘Ace Of Spades’ album. Plenty for the Motorhead
fans on here including a brief history of Lemmy and the band (including the
real reason why he was sacked from Hawkwind), complete with their first
appearance on BBC TV’s ‘Top Of The Pops’ performing the cover ‘Louie Louie’.
All three members of that classic album’s line-up are interviewed with Lemmy
sharing the same studio as drummer Phil ‘Philthy Animal’ Taylor and ‘Fast’
Eddie Clarke interviewed separately.
Lemmy and Taylor do make a very funny double act throughout the programme and seem to be still seem to get on well
together. You also get the usual tributes from fellow musicians like Slash,
Girlschool and Metallica’s Lars Ulrich, along with rock DJ Tommy Vance and
Gerry Bron, the founder of Bronze Records.
Each song on the album is discussed and tales from the studio/road are
remembered. There is plenty of bonus material including Lemmy/Taylor/Clarke
re-recording tracks - ‘(We Are) The Roadcrew’ and ‘The Chase Is Better Then
The Catch’ - but as instrumentals only. Plus Lemmy holds forth on various
issues and Eddie Clarke shows the development of that classic ‘Ace Of
All in all a very enjoyable DVD and it certainly shows what a lasting
impact this album has made on rock music.
Review by Jason Ritchie
***** Out of this world | **** Pretty
damn fine |
*** OK, approach with caution unless you are a fan |
** Instant bargain bin fodder | * Ugly. Just ugly