Motorhead - 'Overnight Sensation' (CMC International)
Mike Reed | USA | 11/15/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Good worthy follow-up to their 'Sacrifice' effort. Some fans say this CD is Motorhead's most diverse work in years.Still a great catalog title from Lemmy and crew,that's a true keeper.Well,to MOST Motorhead fans it is.Tracks that I thought made the grade were the metal gems,"Civil War","Eat The Gun",the humorous "Crazy Like A Fox" and the steady rocker "Shake The World". Also liked "Love Can't Buy You Money". It's just that I've got SO much Motorhead and I still don't have every one of their releases. Maybe half of their repertoire. Still churning out that must-have British heavy metal after all these years."
It converted my dad...
Alex Nennig | New London, WI | 03/20/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This Motorhead album made my dad a fan.
Despite being a lover of a lot of metal and hard rock (AD/DC, Metallica, Judas Priest etc.), every time I played some Motorhead for him, he certainly didn't hate it, but nothing ever really struck him as anything special.
That is, until he heard "Crazy Like A Fox."
That song made him jump around the living room, dancing and playing the air guitar. Yes, a dignified, 51 year old man did this. Such is the power of a good Motorhead song.
He has since taken the album from me and won't give it back. He loves it.
And its quite a good album too. It has nice production and is very heavy, with about 4/5ths of it being great, just like all the albums Motorhead has released since "March Or Die."
Highlights include the absolutely rocking "Crazy Like A Fox" which just happens to include some of the funnier lyrics Lemmys written ("Don't you turn your back on me/You just make it worse/You look just as beautiful/When you're movin' in reverse"), the title track, with its unsual-for-Motorhead but surprisingly appropriate use of accoustic guitars, and (my personal album fav) "Love Can't Buy You Money," boasting a riff that literally gave my dad goosebumps. That riff is a stomper. It kinda reminds me of a much much much heavier Guns 'n' Roses.
As always, there are just a few songs that just don't do it for me like the others ("Broken" is, uh, broken, and "Shake The World" doesn't really grab me, though my dad really likes it), but like I said, 4/5ths of it is good stuff. Fans will dig it, and those looking for an introduction to the later era of Motorhead will find this album to be about as good as anything else they've done since "Orgasmatron."
So buy and enjoy, its business as usual with "Overnight Sensation" and business continues to be darn good."