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Ace of Spades [Original recording reissued]

MotörheadAudio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (94 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (August 21, 2001)
  • Original Release Date: 1980
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording reissued
  • Label: Sanctuary Records
  • ASIN: B00005NHO2
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (94 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,774 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Ace of Spades
2. Love Me like a Reptile
3. Shoot You in the Back
4. Live to Win
5. Fast and Loose
6. (We Are) The Road Crew
7. Fire, Fire
8. Jailbait
9. Dance
10. Bite the Bullet
11. The Chase Is Better than the Catch
12. The Hammer
13. Dirty Love
14. Please Don't Touch
15. Emergency

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33 of 34 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Goiter rock! August 21, 2001
By Mason
Format:Audio CD
If you don't already own this, you should be whipped and humiliated. Every track on here is a classic; these are the tunes you want blaring in your primer gray Camaro while drunkenly speeding off of a cliff. Totally scuzzy, obnoxious, over the top; as perfect as r n'r gets. Listening to Lemmy abuse his Rickenbacker never gets old. Pick this up now or continue to be a poseur.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "The ace of spades, the ace of spades!" October 5, 2005
Format:Audio CD
Motorhead are the founding fathers of speed and thrash metal. Without this band, there would be no Slayer or Sepultura, so you've at least got to give Lemmy and Co. props for being so influential. And "Aces of Spades" is an essential, legendary speed metal classic. It's full of fast, meaty riffs, great solos, toe-tapping drums, and catchy, gruff vocals. Almost every song on here (especially the title track, "Love Me Like a Reptile," and "We Are The Road Crew") is very catchy. And the album opening title track, which has a speedy, groove-y main riff, is world renowned. Other highlights include the wah-wah solo and shout-along refrain on "Fire, Fire," "Jailbait," "Dance" (which has a pair of tasty guitar solos), the X-rated "The Chase Is Better Than The Catch," and the famous, rhythmic, nearly dance-able "Please Don't Touch." All in all, if you're looking for great, groove-y, contagious and exciting speed metal, Motorhead "aces" it. Plus, this disc is dirt cheap, so what more do I have to say to convince you?
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Winning Hand July 29, 2008
Format:Audio CD
As I sit here listening to the Ace of Spades album I can't help but say a few words even though another positive review of this classic album isn't at all necessary.
You've undoubtedly heard of this album, own it or at least have heard the title track. Ace of Spades is the most popular and famous Motorhead album. It's their British Steel, Number of the Beast, Dark Side of the Moon, Agents of Fortune, etc, etc. And like those albums, it's very strong and very solid. It's not the best album Motorhead has done, nor is it the only one someone should buy. These guys continue to put out great stuff(look no further than 2004's Inferno for that).
One of the best qualities of Motorhead is that there is no B.S. with these guys. They achieved their legendary status by simply being themselves and never having to compromise. Wanting to continue in the tradition of the original concepts of Rock and Roll music-music that is loud, wild, energetic, tough, dirty and bugs the hell out of parents-Motorhead have made it their mission to be the rowdiest, dirtiest and loudest rock band in the world. And they pull it off in....ahem....Spades.
Motorhead hate being categorized as a heavy metal band. In many ways they are quite different than the metal bands of that time, but they do share the same intensity of those bands, even surpassing many of them. Because of it's volume and energy, it's quite easy to see why they earn this label. It is easier to think of them more as a very loud and energetic biker type rock band. The album cover pretty much sums up the sound of the band-Rough looking outlaw looking types who don't look like the kind of guys you wanna screw around with.
Ace of Spades is a very good intro to the newcomer. Some disagree with me, but I really don't feel there are any filler songs on this album. It is a great starting point, but don't think it's the only great album they did.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Theee Ayeeeece uvvvv Spaaaayyyeeeeeedddssssss! September 30, 2004
Format:Audio CD

I am by no means a metalhead but this disc is just so danged much FUN!!!!!! No nonsense turn the Marshalls up to 11 rock 'n roll with good 'ol Lemmy's strangled bark and runaway bulldozer bass sound, crashing machine gun drumming and vicious guitar! Plus, 'ol Lemmy definitely writes some of the most side-splitting funniest lyrics in metal!

Whenever I need a good laugh or just a shot of adrenaline, this one does the job for me and then some! Also, I have found this VERY useful in clearing my brain of exposure to HORRID new-age music! Throw this on and you'll be barkin' and growlin' with The Lemster in no time!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Only heavy metal album I ever owned! March 30, 2003
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
A classic - I think Ciaran, my best mate back home, summed them up when we used to see Lemmy (bass playing/vocalist/frontman) at some other show. "'Ere - buy us a pint," was his standard refrain, even to strangers like us! The only difference between Lemmy & his boys & the punk bands were the length of their hair - both lots wore black jeans, black leather jackets, took speed, drank like fish & played similar music - loud, fast & with little sublety! They used to play on a fair number of punk shows in those days, along with the better London reggae bands of the time.
Don't know what happened to Lemmy & his lads (he was really the only constant), but there is no doubt - this is their best - not subtle but fast, loud and great to be drinking to.
I recommend highly!!!
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18 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I think it was said best by... August 27, 2002
Format:Audio CD
I think that Heavy Metal magazine said it best:
"Ace of Spades, by Motorhead, is the perfect music to invade Czechoslovakia by."
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An amazing thrill ride of an album. August 15, 2005
Format:Audio CD
Motorhead, the world's greatest garage band, have really done something big this time. In 1980, when this album was release, there was nothing out there that rocked faster, louder, and harder than this. Lemmy, bassist/singer/song-writer of Motorhead, manages to write a certain type of music some would classify as heavy metal (I wouldnt) and some call it hard rock or punk rock. The music rocks hard enough and fast enough to be called metal, but it somehow doesnt sound pretensious, which is what sets them apart from every other hard rock or metal band of the time period.

All the songs on Ace of spades are good, but the best are of course the neck breaking title track, Love me like a reptile, Hammer, Shoot you in the back, Fire-Fire, and the amazing We are the road crew, a live favorite that put one of Motorhead's road crew members to tears.

This is a great starting place for anyone just getting interested in this incredible band. Other great albums I suggest you get are Overkill, their second album, Bomber, released just after Overkill, which isnt nearly as dark as Bomber, try listening to Orgasmatron, and make sure to get Iron Fist and Anoother perfect day, both of which are unfairly overlooked masterpieces.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Better Than Viagra!
I'm 55 and this makes me feel 40 years younger when I listen to it at live volume.
Published 1 day ago by Gizmo
5.0 out of 5 stars The Unholy Trinity - Begins Here
My husband & I are such Motorhead fiends (fans) we own about everything they've ever put out. However Ace of Spades is a true classic among all the rest and should be the start of... Read more
Published 7 days ago by "Pounder"
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 12 days ago by david k. butler
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth more than the price of admission
A monumental record, show the best Motörhead had to offer and the greatness yet to come. It's better than 5/5, it like 6/5. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Eric Gaspar
5.0 out of 5 stars Great CD
I used to have the tape along time ago but I saw it and I support Metal to this day
Published 3 months ago by AaronMiller
5.0 out of 5 stars Must have
A true classic. I liked Motorhead before I heard this album but after I heard the album I was/am a Motorhead fan for life. Full of great songs. Read more
Published 6 months ago by snaggleteeth
5.0 out of 5 stars Great CD
Anything Motorhead is Awesome.. Every song is a hit.. All the music and bonus tracks are Great.. Glad I picked this one up.. It Rocks..
Published 6 months ago by Mike A. R.
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the Greatest albums ever!!!
Just like the heading reads. For years its been heralded as one of the greatest hard rock/heavy metal cds of all time. All the songs are great and memorable. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Christoph Oberjohann
5.0 out of 5 stars Saturday Night Rock
This is saturday night rock and roll. If you don't want to start drinking and having a good time when it's cranked up then you might be dead or at least tone deaf. Read more
Published 11 months ago by SandraStarling
4.0 out of 5 stars a classic album
you cannot go wrong with Ace of Spades...a great cd all could anyone be disappointed?!?! Other than Overkill,This is their best cd.
Published 13 months ago by Bobby Zelenka
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Motorhead or Maiden
Both are great bands. Both have countless hits. Ace of Spades or Aces High? Killed by Death or Number of the Beast? Iron Fist or The Tropper? I lean towards Maiden but DAMN! that's a tough choice.
Dec 24, 2008 by Headbanger By Nature |  See all 6 posts
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