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Better Motorhead Than Dead: Live At Hammersmith

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  • Audio CD (October 9, 2007)
  • Original Release Date: 2007
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Steamhammer / Spv
  • ASIN: B000RO8T6G
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
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Better Motörhead Than Dead - Live At Hammersmith rekindles memories of a momentous night that even a cosmopolitan city like London doesn t see every day. Early June 2005 saw the long queue in front of the venerable Hammersmith Odeon, a venue of many legendary live shows, stretch right to the tube station on the other side of the road. What was going on? Motörhead had invited their fans to their 30th anniversary party, and over 5,000 of them accepted. Their number would have been even greater had the powers that be in the British capital not rigorously limited the capacity of the illustrious venue. Loved by their fans, respected by the press due to the personal integrity of the three band members, Lemmy Kilmister, Phil Campbell and Mikkey Dee, Motörhead were experiencing their seventh or eighth spring in the 30th year of their existence and continued to be as generous as ever.

The track listing consists of 23 songs, a kind of best of Motörhead featuring, among others, classics such as Bomber , Ace Of Spades , Overkill , Sacrifice and Iron Fist . Then there are some more recent tracks from their 2005 release, Inferno , and a number of surprises: June 2005 saw Motörhead delve deeply into vaults that their fans had assumed to be permanently locked up. A truly remarkable night, captured for posterity on this two CD set.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You need this on your shelf November 13, 2007
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I own a lot of live albums, and I own a lot of Motorhead, but this is something you need on your shelf. First, it's a band at the top of its game; as the 2004 release "Inferno", indicated, you really can get both older and better--"like cheese", as Lemmy observes. Second, this is pretty much the whole show, warts and all (not much of a pun intended)--however much people rightly applaud "No Sleep" as seminal Motorhead, they do tend to overlook the fact that it was cobbled together from several different gigs. Third, this is really well recorded, and it just sounds good.
The set is pretty much the standard gig on offer since "Inferno" and with three differences is the same as the live show from Germany on offer on the "Stage Fright" DVD from a few months earlier. The anniversary show contains "Love for Sale', `Bomber' and `Road Crew', and while two of these are standards, the first is new to my collection.
If I was going to buy only one thing, I'd get the "Stage Fright" DVD. First, of course, you get sound *and* visuals. Second, the larger hall and more enthusiastic crowd seemed to generate a better gig. To support that assertion--I wasn't at either, unfortunately--I'd point to the fact that you can hear Lemmy getting a little truculent with the crowd on this disc on a couple of occasions ["I don't come and throw drinks at you when you're working"]. The energy is high but not as it is on the DVD--and if you've seen any of the *other* DVD [stay with me now--that's the DVD of half a dozen of the tracks from this show available on the special UK anniversary edition of "Inferno"], you can see that the London gig is just too crowded, too hot and by the end, Phil Campbell looks as though he is going to pass out.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Motorhead - 'Better Motorhead Than Dead' (SPV) May 15, 2008
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Superb 2-CD Motorhead live release that was recorded on June 11, 2005 at the Hammersmith Apollo. Total of twenty-three blistering *ss-kicking tracks from the band's lengthy repertoire. In fact, 'Better Motorhead...' was put out to celebrate Motorhead's 30th anniversary since Lemmy was sacked from Hawkwind to form the ground-breaking ensemble. A couple of lesser-known cuts show up like "Shoot You In The Back" (off the 'Ace Of Spades' lp) and "Dancing On Your Grave" (from 'Another Perfect Day'). As for the highlights, you know they're here - in full force such as "Dr. Rock", "Love Me Like A Reptile", the vintage "Metropolis", the anthem-like "No Class", one of my favorite metal tunes (of all time), the awesome "Just 'Cos You Got The Right", "Killed By Death", "Bomber", the much appreciated encore of "Ace Of Spades" and "Overkill". Clocking in right at the 100-minute mark. Sound quality is great, but then again I am a live album nut. Comes housed in a nicely-assembled three-way digi-pack fold-out, along with a handy sixteen-page full color CD booklet. Sort of like a mini-program. Essential.
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The attraction here isn't "Ace Of Spades," "Killed By Death," "Metropolis," or any number of other tracks that have appeared on previous live albums. It's great to hear them, but the real reason to purchase "Better Motorhead Than Dead" is the mix of newer tracks and previous "forgotten classics."

I wasn't a Motorhead fan in 1983, so I can't back up Lemmy's claim that Another Perfect Day was universally despised. I know that ex-Thin Lizzy guitarist Brian Robertson was a fish out of water in this band (how can you be the guitarist in Motorhead and say that you won't play any of the old songs in concert is beyond my comprehension), but the two songs chosen from that album ("I Got Mine" and "Dancing On Your Grave") fit in comfortably with the other 21 tracks in the set.

"Better Motorhead Than Dead" serves as both a good career overview for the new or casual Motorhead fan and another great live set for the faithful.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Motorhead rocks again the Hammersmith!!! October 9, 2007
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In a time when rocks bands lack of a great sound live, Motorhead is just simple the exception of the rule, Lemmy and company deliver raw in your face pure rock and roll in this memorable show in this legendary venue the Hammersmith apollo in england, on the band 30th anniversay on june 16 2005.

is a 2 cd set, full of classics, and also 3 songs for the masterpiece inferno(killers, in the name of tragedy and whorehouse blues), the rest of the set is very diverse with the opening track "dr rock" , what a start from "i got mine" to "love me like a reptile" among others....

the very amazing thing, back by popular demand the song "(we are) the road crew", on the song list again, the drum solo in the song "sacrifice" what a great drummer mikkey dee is, and mr campbell solo in "just cos you got the power" incredible, great guitar player, and lemmy as usual with that powerful voice.

there is also an acoustic set for the song "whorehouse blues", just getting ready for the amazing final songs of the show in this order (bomber, ace of spades and overkill). simply out of this world.

also the booklet inside of the cds is pack with cool pictures, love it!!!!!

a must have for any motorhead fan...........
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent live Motorhead!!!! October 11, 2007
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This two disc live Motorhead release is everything a fan could want from them at this stage of their career. They're still loud, raw, fast...all with great live sound (waaay better than the likes of "Live At Brixton '87" or even any of the live releases by Kiss) and first class packaging. The set list makes a valiant attempt at covering a broad cross section of their extensive back catalogue by including favorites old and new and even some relatively rare deeper cuts.

My only quibble with this set is that I would've preferred a few more of their newer songs (i.e. there's nothing here from "Hammered") but that's just my personal preference. However, for what is here, this is absolutely a five star keeper!

I didn't even know this was out and stumbled across it in a brick and mortar this afternoon. It was well worth the price at $19.99 and it's a steal for the $14.99 it's currently listed for here on Amazon.

Excellent product - my money was well spent. Buy it!
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