Bomber [Bonus Tracks]

Bomber [Bonus Tracks]

by Motörhead


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Bomber [Bonus Tracks]

Recorded in late summer 1979 and released by the end of the year, Bomber quickly followed up Overkill, Motörhead's landmark breakthrough album from earlier in the year. Bomber bears a lot in common with its fan-favorite predecessor. For starters, it features the classic Motörhead lineup: Lemmy (bass and vocals), "Fast" Eddie Clarke (guitar), and "Philthy Animal" Taylor (drums). Also like Overkill, Bomber features the production grace of Jimmy Miller, the man responsible for the Rolling Stones' late-'60s/early-'70s albums, including such masterpieces as Beggars Banquet, Sticky Fingers, and Exile on Main St. And the music here on Bomber explodes on song after song, thanks to the crazed performances of the aforementioned bandmembers as well as the well-overdriven, ear-rattling production perfection of Miller. Actually, there's only one marked difference between Overkill and Bomber that's worth noting: the songs. There are a couple killers here, namely "Dead Men Tell No Tales," "Stone Dead Forever," and "Bomber," but overall, the songs of Bomber aren't as strong as those of Overkill were. Granted, this is somewhat of a moot point to raise, as Bomber is still a top-shelf Motörhead album, one of their all-time best, without question. But it does fall just a notch or two below Overkill and Ace of Spades, the latter of which would follow a year later and catapult the band to further acclaim. Bomber kicks ass, in any event, and its best moments are as superlative as any Motörhead would ever record. The band was really on fire during this point in time and could seemingly do no wrong. [The various single-disc reissues of Bomber append a B-side ("Over the Top") and four live recordings that had originally comprised the 1980 Golden Years EP.]

Product Details

Release Date: 08/17/2004
Label: Sanctuary Uk
UPC: 5050749204028
catalogNumber: 40
Rank: 59222

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Motörhead   Primary Artist
"Fast" Eddie Clarke   Guitar,Vocals
Lemmy   Bass,Vocals,8-string Bass
Phil "Philthy Animal" Taylor   Percussion,Drums
Lemmy Kilmister   Bass,Vocals,8-string Bass

Technical Credits

Jimmy Miller   Producer
"Fast" Eddie Clarke   Composer
Lamont Dozier   Composer
Eddie Holland   Composer
Brian Holland   Composer
Lemmy   Composer
Phil "Philthy Animal" Taylor   Composer
Trevor Hallesy   Engineer
Steffan Chirazi   Liner Notes
Curtis Evans   Reissue Design
Lemmy Kilmister   Composer,Liner Notes

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Bomber 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is real hard rock. Guitars are well done. Lemmy has a nice voice, real man's voice. Drummer knows how to play. If you like hard rock, you like this album!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a good album. It may not be as great as Overkill or Ace of Spades, but the entire record is well worth buying. This is a strong Motorhead album and it has some great music on it.