Bridge between 'Overkill' and 'Ace of Spades'
Scott Hedegard | Fayetteville, AR USA | 10/14/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Motorhead was probably the nastiest, loudest and bombastic band to ever emerge from the British punk scene, although they are not a punk band per se. What attracted metal fans and punks alike was a stripped down fast loud approach to balls-to-the-wall rock and roll - punky spirit with metal's chops.
'Bomber', the third assault by this three man panzer division, is a must have for those who still prefer the old classic lineup days with Fast Eddie Clarke and Philthy Animal Taylor alongside Lemmy Kilmister, now the only original member left.
Clarke especially gave Motorhead its signature sound with huge fat guitars and bluesy leads that added some class to the mix. Not that this meant Motorhead were anything but fast, loud and crude. It is incredible to remember that 1979 saw 'Overkill' and 'Bomber' in the stores alongside disco, the BeeGees, and other horrible acts too numerous to mention.
"Stone Dead Forever" and the title track are just two gems on this punishing CD. Fans will delight to the retakes and live cuts on the bonus CD, which sound better than the bonus tracks on 'Ironfist'. It's migraine inspiring, rude and perfect for ruining anybody's day who isn't a Motorheadbanger."