CD/DVD REVIEW: MOTORHEAD – Clean Your Clock
Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar
Recorded live in Munich on 20 and 21 November, 2015 – merely five weeks before Lemmy Kilmister passed away – this was the last professionally recorded Motorhead show, and the first posthumous release for the band.
No mere cash-in, it captures Motorhead in blisteringly raw form – Lemmy mayhave been more frail than at his peak, but as usual he gave his all and sounds like the embodiement of heavy metal rock n’ roll itself.
Wikipedia says this is the thirteenth official live release from The ‘Head, and it boasts not only the historical context, but also an interesting set list which does a solid job of cherry picking through their 22 studio albums.
The early, so-called ‘classic’ era is represented well with Bomber, Stay Clean, Metropolis, The Chase Is Better Than The Catch, No Class and the ubiquitous Ace Of Spades and Overkill.
The mid-period sees Rock It, Orgasmatron and Doctor Rock (dedicated to Philthy Animal Taylor, who passed a week before the shows, and includes a fitting drum solo tribute from Mikkey Dee) featured, and from more recent albums with the longest-serving (and arguably best, musically speaking) line-up, comes When the Sky Comes Looking For You, Lost Woman Blues, Just ‘Cos You Got The Power and the huge Whorehouse Blues.
The DVD edition contains the show and a feature documentary which will bring a tear to the eye of the most hardened fan, even now, almost a year on from the terrible loss of this iconic rock n’ roll giant.
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