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MOTORHEAD Brighton Centre
28 November 2010
hours earlier Motorhead had almost razed the Brixton Academy to the
ground by shattering it's foundations playing at an ear splitting
Lemmy and the gang turned it down to 10 at the end of a fifteen date UK
tour - ending on the south coast. After paying some family members a
visit for a Sunday roast, who lived nearby, I thought I'd come along to
Brighton for my second dose of Motorhead for the weekend and sink my
teeth into a stick of rock.
taken any notice of German rockers Skew Siskin before and wished
I had on this evidence. Fronted by the female husky tones of Nina C.
Alice the band rocked through an uplifting set of classic Krokus-induced
tunes spiked with the energy of punk. Raucous stuff.
What got me
through the door at an early time was to see former Hanoi Rocks frontman
Michael Monroe. Since the disbandment of the Rocks, Monroe has
wasted little time in surrounding himself with what many believe to be
even a hotter band. Former Hanoi Rocks bassist Sam Yaffa is still
loyally with his old frontman but the inclusion of New York Doll Steve
Conte and Wildheart Ginger gives this special band a real gang
through a set that consisted of Monroe's entire career that only
included a couple of Hanoi Rocks numbers but also material from his solo
albums and the often forgotten tracks from his Jerusalem Slim and
Demolition 23 projects with 'Hammersmith Palais' being a belter of a
being every inch the rock star holding his mic-stand way high above his
head and throwing his mic-leads around his neck and when not playing the
saxophone was busy high kicking.
of turned a little nasty. Ginger already with his left leg in
plaster was ready to break a few more bones when somebody from the crowd
decided to throw a pint of beer in his direction covering his guitar in
only raised the middle digit but continued to give the daggers to the
culprit and offer him outside, ''When you've got hair on yer bollocks,
come up and see me'', it could've turned into a Brighton beach
nightmare, but Monroe calmed the Ginger one down and saved the day with
the sunshine of the Malibu variety instead. Dead, jail or rock 'n roll
is the only way for these boys.
Motorhead, and we play rock 'n roll'' informs Lemmy as the band launch
into a set that is very similar to the same set that they've been
playing for so many years now. Now don't get me wrong. I
never tire of watching a Motorhead show, it is one of Britian's
greatest rock institutions with Lemmy being one of the most iconic front
so many great songs in their roster, past and present, do we really need
to hear 'Stay Clean' and 'Metropolis' yet again when they could play
something from the golden years like 'Dead Man Tells No Tales' or the
excellent bass driven 'Stone Dead Forever', or even the signature tune
'Motorhead', a top ten hit in the UK?
Do we really
have to keep hearing latter day songs like 'Going To Brazil' or 'In The
Name Of Tragedy' when we could have 'Deaf Forever' or 'Orgasmatron',
please Mr.Kilmister can you vary the great choices of songs you have
from a 35 year career?
My only rant
about Motorhead out of the way, this was once again spill your beer down
your trousers time and to let your ears bleed.
the audience goaded Lemmy to hurry up 'C'mon! What d'ya mean c'mon?''
growled back Lemmy, ''We've come 6,000 miles to be here' before being
corrected by Phil Campbell that they've only travelled from Brixton the
night before, Lemmy was speechless and puzzled, priceless stuff that had
me roaring with laughter into my beer.
had the words 'The World Is Yours' emblazoned across a globe in his
mansion in the film 'Scarface' and old wartface has used those words for
the title of the new album by Motorhead.
from that forthcoming album were played 'Get Back In Line' and the
harder driven edge of 'I Know How To Die' showing that Motorhead have
lost none of their snarly bite.
Death' sees some flame throwing antics from some scantilly clad ladies
but it's the apocalyptic ending of 'Overkill' that makes you realise
that Lemmy would walk through the fire and rise from the ashes of
Armageddon and be the leader of a new world order.
Set list: We Are Motorhead / Stay Clean / Get Back In Line / Metropolis
/ Rock Out / Over The Top / One Night Stand / The Thousand Names Of God
/ I Got Mine / I Know How To Die / The Chase Is Better Than The Catch /
In The Name Of Tradegy / Just 'Cos You've Got The Power / Going To
Brazil / Killed By Death / Ace Of Spades.....encores ...Born To Raise
Hell / Overkill
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