Album Title

Artist IconMotörhead
Artist Icon Ace of Spades
heart off icon (0 users)
Last IconTransparent icon Next icon

Transparent Block
Cover NOT yet available in
Join Patreon for 4K upload/download access

Your Rating (Click a star below)

Star off iconStar off iconStar off iconStar off iconStar off iconStar off iconStar off iconStar off iconStar off iconStar off icon


Star IconStar IconStar IconStar IconStar IconStar IconStar IconStar IconStar IconStar Icon
Star IconStar IconStar IconStar IconStar IconStar IconStar IconStar IconStar IconStar Icon
Star IconStar IconStar IconStar IconStar IconStar IconStar IconStar IconStar IconStar Icon











2:47
3:23
2:39
3:37
3:22
3:12
2:42
3:33
2:37
1:38
4:17
2:47
2:55

Data Complete
percentage bar 70%

Total Rating

Star Icon (2 users)

Back Cover
Transparent Block

CD ArtEdit Icon Search Icon
Transparent Icon

3D FlatEdit Icon Search Icon
None Found, Upload?

3D FaceEdit Icon Search Icon
None Found, Upload?

3D CaseEdit Icon Search Icon
None Found, Upload?

Spine CoverEdit Icon Search Icon
None Found, Upload?

First Released

Calendar Icon 1980

Genre

Genre Icon Speed Metal

Mood

Mood Icon Angry

Style

Style Icon Metal

Theme

Theme Icon ---

Tempo

Speed Icon ---

Release Format

Release Format Icon Album

Record Label Release

Speed Icon

World Sales Figure

Sales Icon 0 copies

Album Description
Available in:
Ace of Spades is the fourth album by the British heavy metal band Motörhead. Released on 8 November 1980, it peaked at No. 4 on the UK album charts and reached Gold status by March 1981. It was preceded by the release of the title track as a single on 27 October, which peaked in the UK singles chart at No. 15 in early November.
wiki icon

Album Review
Just as likely to be feted by fans of heavy-metal as those of the Sex Pistols, Motorhead straddled these apparently mutually exclusive worlds with a powerful blend of no-nonsense rock and an accelerated punk-like energy. Formed in 1975 after bassist and lead singer after Lemmy was unceremoniously slung out of Hawkwind, Motorhead may have been out of step as support act to the likes of the proggy mainstream such as Greenslade and Blue Oyster Cult, but their brand of high-speed hyper-metal was spookily ahead of the curve when it came to the imminent rise of punk, and the development of subsequent off-shoots such as speed metal.
Doing respectable business with albums such as Overkill and Bomber, it was Ace Of Spades that really broke them, getting to No.4 in the album charts when released in 1980. The furious pace that was by now their trademark sound was repeated once again but this time expertly captured at ear-splitting volume in the studio by producer Vic Maile. Remarkably fresh after 25 years, this is arguably the ultimate sex, drugs and rock n’ roll album ever recorded.
When Lemmy sings the lyrics to “(We Are) The Road Crew” it’s the sound of a grizzled veteran who has been there, done that and gone back for second helpings. Having spent most of his life on the road and being either on stage or behind it (once upon a time he roadied for Jimi Hendrix no less), it’s a kind of “My Way” testimonial with a twinkle in his eye.
More worryingly perhaps, the same could well apply to “Jailbait.” Sounding not unlike Alice Cooper’s “School’s Out” on steroids, as the title less than subtly implies, it’s an after-show encounter of the dodgy debauchery kind.
If ever a piece of music was a manifesto for the mad, bad and dangerous to know party then the title track is it. Unrepentant and full of hell, there’s not one note out of place during its meteoric 2 minutes and 49 seconds; a defining point that’ll be remembered long after Lemmy and co. have popped their Cuban heels.
wiki icon

User Comments

No comments yet...

Status
Locked icon unlocked


External Links
MusicBrainz Large icontransparent block Amazon Large icontransparent block Metacritic Large Icon