Ace of Spades [Bonus Tracks]

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All Music Guide - Jason Birchmeier
With the 1980 release of Ace of Spaces, Motörhead had their anthem of anthems -- that is, the title track -- the one trademark song that would summarize everything that made this early incarnation of the band so legendary, a song that would be blasted by legions of metalheads for generations on end. It's a legendary song, for sure, all two minutes and 49 bracing seconds of it. And the album of the same name is legendary as well, among Motörhead's all-time best, often considered their single best, in fact, along with Overkill. Ace of Spades was Motörhead's third great album in a row, following the 1979 releases of Overkill and Bomber, respectively. Those two albums have...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Birchmeier
With the 1980 release of Ace of Spaces, Motörhead had their anthem of anthems -- that is, the title track -- the one trademark song that would summarize everything that made this early incarnation of the band so legendary, a song that would be blasted by legions of metalheads for generations on end. It's a legendary song, for sure, all two minutes and 49 bracing seconds of it. And the album of the same name is legendary as well, among Motörhead's all-time best, often considered their single best, in fact, along with Overkill. Ace of Spades was Motörhead's third great album in a row, following the 1979 releases of Overkill and Bomber, respectively. Those two albums have a lot in common with Ace of Spaces. The classic lineup -- Lemmy bass and vocals, "Fast" Eddie Clarke guitar, and "Philthy Animal" Taylor drums -- is still in place and sounding as alive and crazed as ever. The album is still rock-solid, boasting several superlative standouts. Actually, besides the especially high number of standouts on Ace of Spades -- at least relative to Bomber, which wasn't quite as strong overall as Overkill had been -- the only key difference between this 1980 album and its two 1979 predecessors is the producer, in this case Vic Maile. The result of his work isn't all that different from that of Jimmy Miller, the longtime Rolling Stones producer who had worked on Overkill and Bomber, but it's enough to give Ace of Spaces a feeling distinct from its two very similar-sounding predecessors. This singular sound still loud and in your face, rest assured, along with the exceptionally strong songwriting and the legendary stature of the title track, makes Ace of Spades the ideal Motörhead album if one were to choose one and only one studio album. It's highly debatable whether Ace of Spaces is tops over the breakthrough Overkill, as the latter is more landmark because of its earlier release, and is somewhat rougher around the edges, too. Either way, Ace of Spades rightly deserves its legacy as a classic. There's no debating that. [The various single-disc reissues of Ace of Spades append a B-side "Dirty Love" and two songs from the St. Valentines Day Massacre EP "Please Don't Touch" and "Emergency".]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/21/2001
  • Label: Sanctuary Records
  • UPC: 060768520622
  • Catalog Number: 85206
  • Sales rank: 3,594

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Ace of Spades (2:47)
  2. 2 Love Me Like a Reptile (3:24)
  3. 3 Shoot You in the Back (2:40)
  4. 4 Live to Win (3:37)
  5. 5 Fast and Loose (3:22)
  6. 6 (We Are) The Road Crew (3:12)
  7. 7 Fire, Fire (2:42)
  8. 8 Jailbait (3:33)
  9. 9 Dance (2:37)
  10. 10 Bite the Bullet (1:38)
  11. 11 The Chase Is Better Than the Catch (4:17)
  12. 12 The Hammer (2:55)
  13. 13 Dirty Love (2:57)
  14. 14 Please Don't Touch (2:48)
  15. 15 Emergency (2:58)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Motörhead Primary Artist
"Fast" Eddie Clarke Guitar
Lemmy Bass, Vocals
Phil "Philthy Animal" Taylor Drums
(Ex) Cat Heads Track Performer
Technical Credits
Tony Williams Composer
"Fast" Eddie Clarke Composer
Denise Dufort Composer
Kelly Johnson Composer
Lemmy Composer, Liner Notes
Vic Maile Producer
Kim McAuliffe Composer
Phil "Philthy Animal" Taylor Composer
Steffan Chirazi Liner Notes
Heath Robinson Composer
Curtis Evans Reissue Design
Alan Ballard Sleeve Photo
Lemmy Kilmister Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great Album

    This album is awesome. Lemmy will kick you face in, from beginning to end.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Aces

    Masterwork! No bad songs! This is real hard rock. Good guitars,drums, and Lemmy's voice. He has a real man's voice, really! Good songs are like the tile track, "Love me like a reptile", "Shoot You in the Back", "(We are) the road crew and "The Chase is better than the catch". Therese tracks are like from Western Movies. Real rock!

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