Motorhead live and uncooked
Jed | UK | 03/25/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Well how else are you going to get round using the old cliche of "raw"?
Yes this is 2 hours of basic, brutal rock and roll, recorded with the help of clear, modern recording techniques, unlike the somewhat murky No Sleep Til Hammersmith. The sound is great, bass, midrange and treble are all at pretty much flawless levels.
However there is a problem with this that prevents me from givng it 5 stars. The guitar solos are generally inferior to the studio versions and guitar solos are part of what make Motorhead great. In my view no band can match Motorhead for rousing, exciting solos and here Phil Campbell, my favourite Motorhead guitarist, seems largely uninspired here. No, that doesn't mean "bad", in fact there are some great moments scattered throughout the concert, but they generally compare unfavourably to the studio versions. And I preferred him when he was trading solos with Mike Burston on stage too.
Another point is that, for me anyway, as good as these performances are I can't honestly class any as "definitive". In some cases the studio version sounds better, or in others then previous live albums have done it better.
And although track selection is of course highly subjective, I was disappointed that they omitted We Are The Road Crew and simply given Phil a chance to go berserk for couple of minutes. Otherwise it's a good mix between old, new and newish (hey this set is over 20 years old now!)
But overall this captures Motorheads essence, undoctored, on a good night. Lager not included."
Motorhead-'Everything Louder Than Everyone Else:Live'(CMC)
Mike Reed | USA | 11/06/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I remember that I never even knew about the release of this 2-CD UNTIL someone in a record store had stuck it in my hand.Needless to say,I was more than delighted.A running time of at least 100 minutes,I never knew Motorhead played THAT long of set.'Everything...' was recorded live in Hamburg,Germany in May,1998.Includes two songs from their(then)latest studio effort 'Snake Bite Love' which are "Take The Blame" and the ass-kicking "Love For Sale".Just about every tune here rocks,as the older ones tend to stand out some.Like "Iron Fist","Metropolis","No Class","Capricorn","Bomber","Overkill" and their signature anthem "Ace Of Spades".A total of twenty-five headbanging cuts!An amazing live record.I haven't heard "The Chase Is Better Than The Catch" or "Orgasmatron" in ages.Recommended to ALL true metal warriors."