Day 2: Ace of Spades – Motörhead

It’s day 2 of my 10 favourite rock anthems, and it’s Ace of Spades by Motörhead.

Released in 1980, Ace of Spades is the definitive Motörhead anthem. It’s brash, fast, loud, and raucous. A true classic heavy metal style rock song. The three bands members, Ian ‘Lemmy’ Kilmister vocal and bass,  Eddie ‘Fast Eddie’ Clarke guitar, and Phil ‘Philthy Animal’ Taylor drums, make one helluva noise. Again this YouTube video, while not up to the quality or the popularity of later versions, has the necessary raw energy.

In 2007 I wrote here about Fast Eddie being mentioned in a parliamentary debate, and Lemmy is wont to relate the importance of the West Midlands in heavy metal rock history.

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