Friday, August 25, 2017

CD Review: Motorhead Go "Under Cover" With Some Of Their Favorite Songs

When the iconic frontman, Lemmy passed away in December 2015, the dreams of more music from Motorhead came to an end. He was the driving force behind the band for over 40 years and Motorhead has been an inspiration for many to today's heavy metal bands. Lemmy has been considered one of the founding fathers of heavy metal and to keep his spirit alive, comes the release of a new Motorhead album titled "Under Cover." It features 11 cover songs that the trio of Lemmy, Phil Campbell and Mikkey Dee produced over the course of the last 15 years. Many of these songs have appeared on tribute compilations, with one song making it's debut on this release.

It begins with Lemmy and the boys covering Judas Priest's "Breaking The Law" and the Sex Pistols' "God Save The Queen," which showcases Motorhead's diversity between metal and punk music. The previously unreleased "Heroes" is one of the highlights of this new compilation. It was recorded in 2015 for the band's final studio album "Bad Magic," but was not fully supported by Lemmy for inclusion. Now, finally we get to hear the magic the Motorhead place on these classic tunes. They double-up their love for the Rolling Stones with back-to-back renditions of "Jumpin' Jack Flash" and "Sympathy For The Devil," before finishing up this new Motorhead covers album with the Grammy-winning single "Whiplash," originally recorded by Metallica.

The booklet contains notes on each recording and a write-up by the two remaining members of Motorhead on why this release was put together. To find out more about the newly released Motorhead "Under Cover" album, please visit imotorhead.com.

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