Label: BMG - 0602517855427,Sanctuary Records - 0602517855427,BMG - 1785542,Sanctuary Records - 1785542 • Format: CD Album CD Compilation All Media Deluxe Edition, Reissue Digipak • Country: Europe • Genre: Rock • Style: Rock & Roll, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal
We used to think that we were bad at being late, but he would be, like, half a day late , or even more late, you know, and his excuses were marvellous.. Overkill was supposed to be something of a comeback album for Jimmy Miller, which is exactly what it turned out to be for him. He had got very heavily into heroin which likely began when he was working with the Stones and he had lost it for a couple of years The band returned to Roundhouse Studios in London with additional recording taking place at Olympic Studios.
This album caught Lemmy at his most ferocious, hitting hard at the police in "Lawman," marriage and how his father left him and his mother in "Poison," television in "Talking Head" and show business in "All the Aces. The title track was inspired by Len Deighton 's novel Bomber. On one track, "Step Down," Eddie Clarke is featured on vocals.
I got sick of him complaining, so I said, 'Right, you're gonna fucking sing one on this album' Fascinated by military regalia, Lemmy insisted the plane be German because: "The bad guys make all the best shit". Chesterman explains: "I suggested the Heinkel plane. They wanted this photo-realistic effect, so I designed the thing with the detached bomb coming towards you.
To get the lighting right, I got a little Airfix kit of a Heinkel , made it up and sprayed it black". He then took photos to get the reflection underneath. Chesterman took the call on the Friday and met up with the band the next day.
Phil had a tin of Special Brew in his hand. There are echoes of Hendrix, the Hippie-Rock era as a whole, and the signature playing that is Motorhead, both then and today. If a good, hard-rock pummeling is what you're looking for, the tough, compact riffs and killer solos on "Bomber" fill the bill. Don't forget to pick up "Inferno" so you can enjoy the best that Phil Campbell brings. No matter the lineup you'll encounter across the epochs that Motorhead has been cranking out albums, you'll enjoy the way it's all brought together.
Bomber by Motorhead is worth getting. This also shows that Eddie Clarke was a good guitar player, though I must admit, Phil Campbell is pretty good, too. This is an album that can be enjoyed by any Motorhead fan. Bomber is intensely awesome and rocking! A mere seven months after the release of "Overkill," and only just a year before the release of "Ace Of Spades" in lands "Bomber," the third studio album of Motorhead's storied and influential career.
In fact, this release is anything but, well, a "bomb"! It is filled with the good stuff, meaning that if you come to it knowing what to expect -- thrashing speed metal tempos, incredibly strong hooks including vocal hooks , excellent musicianship, etc.
The album blasts off with "Dead Men Tell No Lies," a tried-and-true Motorhead classic that is highlighted by a couple of shredding, wah-soaked solos that practically scream "air guitar! And elsewhere, cuts like "Stone Dead Forever and "Over The Top," both of open with a grungy, dirty-sounding bass intro and feature some propulsive bass grooves throughout, thus making them both bass-driven songs. But they are both further highlighted by some of the album's best and most memorable, wailing, high-flying, and air-guitar-able solos, and -- in the case of the latter song -- perhaps the record's best chorus.
But the highlights don't stop there! And then there is a track like "Step Down," which marries Ozzy Osbourne-influenced vocals together with a handful of other wailing, shredding, and pyrotechnic solo flights; and track thirteen, which serves as a bonus track, and an absolutely blistering live rendition of "Stone Dead Forever.
In fact, the record might be almost thirty-four years old now, but it has aged surprisingly well. And to say that MH were firing on all cylinders at the time of this release in the late Seventies would be a gross understatement. I love the song Bomber. Not near as good as ace of spades.
These guys flat or ROCK! See all reviews. Frankly, it still overshadows all of Motorhead's albums. Ask anyone if they have heard a Motorhead song, and if they say 'Yea, but only one. It's just that dominant. However, 'Bomber' has its own share of greatness, just in a different sense. Slower tempos, a little bit more melodic choruses, and great soloing.
Don't let this one pass you up if you're a fan of Hard Rock or Metal. Destroyer To the Devil His Due. Tech N9ne Everready The Religion. Lich King Toxic Zombie Onslaught. Lich King Necromantic Maelstrom. Alestorm Captain Morgan's Revenge. Overnight Sensation. Everything Louder Than Ev.
The Raging River. Holy Hell. All Our Gods Have Abandon. On 42 Music Lists. Add a Comment. MyRamona May 16th Comments. Saxon Priest June 25th Comments. A shame MH hardly gets discussed. Track Listing - Disc 1. Dead Men Tell No Tales. Lemmy Kilmister.
Sweet Revenge. Stone Dead Forever. All The Aces. Step Down. Talking Head. Over the Top B-Side. Leaving Here. Too Late Too Late.
Track Listing - Disc 2.
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