21 November 2010

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The One About Motorhead And 'The Ace of Spades - Slow Version'

In today's post, we truly have got a musical gem for you...

In this relatively old (in internet time anyway) ad targeted at the UK we can watch and listen to Lemmy (Ian Fraser Kilmister) and his band Motorhead playing their legendary manic song, The Ace of Spades, at half the normal speed, in... a French bar.

Now, that's what I call "entente cordiale"...

Lemmy Kilmister, bassist of Motorhead, performs during the 35th Paleo music festival in Nyon July 20, 2010. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse (SWITZERLAND - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)

For those of you who don't know who on Earth are Motorhead, I'll diplomatically point to the related Wikipedia page where it says that they are "a British rock band formed in 1975 by bassist, singer and songwriter Ian Fraser Kilmister, known mostly by his stage name Lemmy, who has remained the sole constant member. The band pre-dated, but are sometimes regarded as part of, the New Wave of British Heavy Metal, which re-energised heavy metal in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Usually a power trio, Motörhead had particular success in the early 1980s with several successful singles in the UK Top 40 chart. The albums Overkill, Bomber, Ace of Spades, and particularly No Sleep 'til Hammersmith, cemented Motörhead's reputation as one of Britain's foremost rock bands." and invite those who want to know more about them to... well, yep, click on the link for more info.

ITAR-TASS 25: ST PETERSBURG, RUSSIA. DECEMBER 18, 2009. Lemmy Kilmister (back), the frontman of Motorhead, a British rock band formed in London in 1975 by bassist, singer and songwriter Ian Fraser Kilmister, known mostly by his stage name Lemmy, performs at Ice Palace. (Photo ITAR-TASS / Ruslan Shamukov) Photo via Newscom

Or/and, of course, they/you could visit Motorhead's Official Website... 
Hey, there must be worse fate than that, surely.

(Oh, and, by the way, there is also a documentary/kind of "behind the scenes" video-clip about the  making of 'The Ace of Spades - Slow Version' that can be watched on my TwitWall.  It's over 4 minutes long and it was apparently recorded on Lemmy's Mum's birthday... Worth a visit or two for the sheer pleasure of watching the band members at work.)


Loup Dargent

PS: RSS Feed Readers: If the video player doesn't appear on the page shown by your RSS Feed Reader Facility, please click on this link...

Lemmy Kilmister of British band Motorhead performs at the Rock in Rio Music Festival in Lisbon May 30, 2010. REUTERS/Hugo Correia (PORTUGAL - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS

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