MOTÖRHEAD - Rare 1982 Video Interview From Toronto Unearthed

September 24, 2020, a year ago

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MOTÖRHEAD - Rare 1982 Video Interview From Toronto Unearthed

UXB Press has released the video below, featuring an interview with Motörhead shot before the band's show at Toronto's CNE Coliseum on May 12, 1982 as part of the Iron Fist tour.

Evoke Candle Co. has announced their licensed Motörhead “Ace Of Spades” candle, in time to help celebrate the 40th anniversary of the album’s release this November. Considered one of the top albums of all time, Ace Of Spades was a game changer and an influence on a multitude of artists. From the legendary cover artwork to the songs we love, this album has it all.

Exclusive to Evoke Candle Co. and available for pre-order now and shipping in late October, the candle has a smoked whiskey fragrance and features the iconic Ace Of Spades artwork, along with the Lemmy’s immortal words “Born to Lose, Live to Win”, making this a great keepsake after your candle is spent.

All orders will come with either a black matte candle snuffer or wick trimmer free, as a gift to you.

Pre-order here.

"The riders ride, into the night. Into the west, to see who’s gun’s the best..."

Motörhead recently released a brand new animated lyric video for a previously unreleased live version of "Shoot You In The Back", recorded in Orleans in 1981. The full concert is available as part of the Ace Of Spades 40th anniversary box set. Watch the clip below:

Upon its release in 1980, the Ace Of Spades album was nothing short of a game changer for all forms of hard rock. Like lightning in a bottle, it perfectly captured everything great about hard rock, heavy metal, and punk, amped it all up to 11, and came racing out of the gates at what felt like a million miles an hour, pushing at every musical boundary. Nothing was harder. Nothing was faster. And certainly nothing was louder.

Now, following on from last year’s fan and media acclaimed anniversary editions of the seminal Overkill and Bomber albums, comes the record that launched Motörhead into the stratosphere and carved their name into the walls of rock ‘n’ roll history forever; Ace Of Spades. To celebrate the 40th anniversary of this milestone album, it is being presented in new deluxe editions. There will be hardback book-packs in two CD and triple LP formats, featuring a previously unheard concert from the Ace Up Your Sleeve tour, the story of the album and many previously unseen photos. Also, the album will be released as an ultimate fan, collector edition Ace Of Spades box set, containing a bevy of era-specific treasures and some 42 previously unreleased tracks!

Release is set for October 30, pre-order here.

A preview of "(We Are) The Road Crew" from the previously unreleased double live album Dead Man's Hand, recorded at Parc Expo in Orleans 1981, is available here.

The Ace Of Spades Deluxe box set contains:
- The Ace Of Spades album, half-speed mastered and created from the original master tapes.
- Two double-live albums of previously unheard concerts from the Ace Up Your Sleeve tour.
- A Fistful Of Instrumentals : A 10” EP of previously unreleased, instrumental tracks from 1980.
- The Good, The Broke & The Ugly. A double album of B-sides, outtakes and rare tracks.
- Ace On Your Screens: A DVD compilation of rare TV appearances from 1980-81, a live concert from 1981 and a 5.1 audio mix of the original album.
- The Ace Of Spades story. A 40 page book telling the story of Ace Of Spades through previously unpublished interviews with the people that were there. Includes never before seen photos and memorabilia.
- The Ace Up Your Sleeve tour programme
- The Motörhead Rock Commando comic.
- A set of 5 poker dice that can be played on the game board inside the box set lid.
- All encased in a classic Wild West dynamite box.
- A limited edition 7" reproduction of the Dutch Ace Of Spades, with a previously unreleased instrumental version on Side B. (while stocks last!)

In 1980, off the back of two essential albums, Overkill and Bomber the previous year, Motörhead continued to get bigger, better, louder and faster by the second. This time, on Ace Of Spades they teamed up with producer Vic Maile and came up with twelve songs; each and every one of which crams a regular band’s ten minutes of playing into an average of three. The song titles alone made ears bleed; “Love Me Like A Reptile”, “Shoot You In The Back”, “The Chase Is Better Than The Catch” and “The Hammer” were a few examples. This landmark album saw the three amigos of Lemmy, Fast Eddie Clarke and Philthy Animal Taylor at the helm of the juggernaut that was Motörhead, gaining phenomenal growth in popularity as they forged onward. The band’s and fans ideas, wants and inspirations, converged at a perfect tangent. Anyone disputing this fact need look no further than any heavy metal gig of the time and play ‘spot the Motörhead T-shirt and jacket’. They outnumbered anyone else by at least five to one. A statistic that is still accurate some forty five years since they first began!

The Ace Of Spades album release was a magical moment in rock ‘n’ roll history, an album which had enormous global impact and continues to resonate and inspire people worldwide. Fans to this day still remember where they were when they first heard it, and it immediately inspired bands worldwide to absorb the album’s energy, speed, and attitude into their own work. Ace Of Spades is ground zero for thrash, speed metal, and punk / metal crossover.

Tracklisting:

Ace Of Spades

Side One
“Ace Of Spades”
“Love Me Like A Reptile”
“Shoot You In The Back”
“Live To Win”
“Fast And Loose”
“(We Are) The Road Crew”

Side Two
“Fire Fire”
“Jailbait”
“Dance”
“Bite The Bullet”
“The Chase Is Better Than The Catch”
“The Hammer”

A Fistful Of Instrumentals

Side One
“Ace Of Spades (demo)
“Hump On Your Back” (demo)
“Shoot You In The Back” (demo)
“Fast And Loose” (demo)

Side Two
“Dirty Love” (demo)
“Love Me Like A Reptile” (demo)
“Dance” (demo)

Riders Wearing Black – Live At Whitla Hall, Belfast – December 23, 1981

Side One
“Ace Of Spades”
“Stay Clean”
“Over The Top”
“The Hammer”
“Shoot You In The Back”
“Metropolis”

Side Two
“(We Are) The Road Crew”
“No Class”
“Bite The Bullet”
“The Chase Is Better Than The Catch”

Side Three
“Jailbait”
“Leaving Here”
“Capricorn”
“Too Late, Too Late”

Side Four
“Overkill”
“Bomber”
“Motörhead”

Dead Man’s Hand – Live At Parc Expo, Orleans – March 5, 1981

Side One
“Ace Of Spades”
“Stay Clean”
“Over The Top”
“Metropolis”
“Shoot You In The Back”

Side Two
“The Hammer”
“Jailbait”
“Leaving Here”
“Fire Fire”
“Love Me Like A Reptile”

Side Three
“Capricorn”
“Too Late, Too Late”
“(We Are) The Road Crew”
“No Class”

Side Four
“Bite The Bullet”
“The Chase Is Better Than The Catch”
“Overkill”
“Bomber”

The Good, The Broke & The Ugly

Side One
“Ace Of Spades” (Alternative Version)
“Dirty Love”
“Love Me Like A Reptile” (Alternative Long Version)
“Shoot You In The Back” (Alternative Version)

Side Two
“Hump On Your Back”
“Fast And Loose” (Alternative Version)
“(We Are) The Road Crew” (Alternative Version)
“Fire Fire” (Alternative Version)
“Jailbait” (Alternative Version)

Side Three
“Waltz Of The Vampire”
“The Hammer” (Alternative Version)
“Dirty Love” (Alternative Version)
“Bastard”
“Godzilla Akimbo”

Side Four<
“Love Me Like A Reptile” (Alternative Version
“Dirty Love” (Alternative Version)
“Please Don’t Touch” (Performed by Headgirl)
“Bomber” (Performed by Girlschool)
“Emergency”

Ace On Your Screens DVD
Part 1: Motörhead on TV 1980-1981
Part 2: BBC In The City; Live In Belfast ‘81
Part 3: 5.1 audio mix of Ace Of Spades

"Ace Of Spades" Live In Belfast:



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