Problably the most underrated Motorhead-album
Stage Fright | Somewhere | 03/20/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Rock N Roll is the second album with Phil Campbell and Wursel on guitar and Motorhead proves that they haven't lost anything to the old days with Eddie. In fact, they've problably gained a lot when it comes to musical-skills and inspiration.
Allthough, the album starts of kind of mediocre and the best songs are placed in the second half. Not that there are any bad songs, they just aren't in the "Masterpiece-class" with the majority of Motorhead's songs.
Rock 'N' Roll (7/10) - A good song, but without any doubt the weekest title track Motorhead has written. Nice lyrics though.
Eat the Rich (7/10) - Yes, the lyrics are funny and all but the chorus gets pretty annoying after a while.
Blackheart (8/10) - Has an awesome riff that saves the entire song. The crowd that shouts "Blackheart" in the background includes former drummer Pete Gill and Queens guitarist Brian May.
Stone Deaf in the USA (7/10) A strange echo in the background makes it a bit weird. Great solo in the end.
The Wolf (8/10) - The fastest one on the album. Sounds a lot like Mean Machine from Orgasmatron.
Traitor (8/10) - A great track in every way. Problably my favorite lyrics on the album.
Dogs (8/10) - Awesome chorus and guitars. The drums could be a bit faster though.
All for You (9/10) - It's really amzing that Motorhead could write a such sensitive song (these days they do it all the time). Should have been a hit, and it's really not to late for that.
Boogeyman (9/10) - It should have been the title track as it was ment to be from the beginning. A killer tune in every way.
*Cradle to the Grave (9/10) - Why, in God's holy name, did they left out this one from the album? It didn't deserve to be a B-side to Eat the Rich. It should've been the other way around.
*Just 'Cos You Got the Power (10/10) - Another bonus track, but it was made after the album was realesed. A huge shame, since it's one of the greatest songs ever by Motorhead. Thank God that they at least include it in the live-set now and then.
Oh, and don't buy the album without the bonus tracks. It almost isn't worth it. Or maybe it is, but you'll regret it."
Motorhead's Rock N Roll
Toronto1 | Toronto | 03/02/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I bought this along time ago on cassette. I enjoyed listening to it and I am looking forward went the new 2 disc edition is released. The songs and musicship is very good and it was good to see Philty back on drums.
The songs I liked were Traitor, Dogs and Rock N Roll. All for You could of and should of been radio bound. Overall another excellent Motorhead album."
Motorhead - Not As Bad As It's Reputation
Steven Sly | Kalamazoo, MI United States | 11/08/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This album seems to get slogged a lot by both critics and fans as one of Motorhead's weaker releases. In fact classic rock magazine listed this one as the band's worst albums in a recent issue. I am not sure why it gets such a bad rap. No, I don't think this is the band's best, but it is a decent Motorhead album with some great songs. "Rock N Roll", "Eat The Rich", and Stone Deaf In The USA" are all classic Motorhead tracks and contain pretty much everything you want from Lemmy and the boys. The rest of the disc is pretty typical Motorhead shenanigans, but all decent stuff. "Rock N Roll" may not be essential, but I don't think that it deserves the reputation that it has received."