Metropolis - Motörhead - Overkill (CD, Album)

I thought it was the worst record I've ever heard, so it was a bit of a shock. The bigger shock was, having put out a record I thought was terrible, it went straight into the charts at But I actually put the record out as a favour.

Sales of the single brought the band their first appearance on BBC Television 's Top of the Popswhich gave Bronze the confidence to get the band back into the studio to record a second album.

Also we had a great following, and we always felt we owed the fans who had been with us from the beginning. Overkill was co-produced by legendary producer Jimmy Millerwho had previously worked with Traffic and Metropolis - Motörhead - Overkill (CD Rolling Stonesand recorded at Roundhouse Studios and Sound Development Studios in London.

In his autobiography White Line FeverLemmy claims that he wrote the words to "Metropolis" "in five minutes" after seeing the movie of the same name at the Electric Cinema in Portebello Road, and also claims that he always wanted Tina Turner to record "I'll Be Your Sister", insisting:.

In fact, I've written songs with women. I've been called a sexist by some factions of radical, frigid feminists the kind who want to change the word manhole to personholethat kind of crapbut they don't know what they're talking about.

The title track is notable for Phil "Philthy Animal" Taylor 's use of two bass drums. In the documentary The Guts and the Glory the drummer recalls:. Not until I can play 'em. So I got this other bass drum and I used to get to rehearsals a couple of hours before the other guys and just practise, you know, just sit there going mimes kicking with both feet like running, or something like that I was actually playing that riff, just trying to get my coordination right, when Eddie and Lemmy walked in, and I was just about to stop and they went, 'No, don't stop!

Keep going! And that was how Overkill got written. Joe Petagnothe sleeve artist, had this to say about the cover of the album, which he felt rushed into because the band could not Album) him:. But Album) was always a disappointment for me, personally. It should have been multi-layered. It was supposed to have a feeling that there was more to it, there Metropolis - Motörhead - Overkill (CD going to be more bits and pieces. In a way, I kind of did it on the Inferno thing. I sort of took my revenge on the new trinity.

In a way. Louie Louie alternative version 4. Tear Ya Down b-side single, 'Louie, Louie' 5. Tear Ya Down alternative version 6.

Tear Ya Down instrumental version 7. Too Late Too Late b-side single 'Overkill' 8. Like a Nightmare b-side single 'No Class' 9. Louie Louie I'll Be Your Sister Stay Clean No Class Too Late, Too Late I Won't Pay Your Price The band's sound is fully formed here, and it totally explodes right off the bat on the five-minute title track. The band's classic lineup -- Lemmy bass and vocals"Fast" Eddie Clarke guitarand "Philthy Animal" Taylor drums -- is well in place here, and they seem eager to rip loose wildly on every single song.

Several great ones would follow, of course, but Overkill was the first of the great ones, and quite possibly the greatest of all. Metropolis - Motörhead - Overkill (CD relies heavily on JavaScript. Please enable JavaScript in your browser to use the site fully.

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