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Motorhead - Ace of Spades

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Ace of Spades is the fourth album by English rock band Motörhead, released in November 1980. It peaked at No. 4 on the UK Albums Chart and reached Gold status by March 1981It was preceded by the release of the title track as a single on 27 October, which peaked in the UK Singles Chart at No. 15 in early November It was the band's debut release in the United States, with Mercury Records handling distribution in the region.The album has been described as "one of the best metal albums by any band, ever and has become a significantly influential 'hard rock classic. AllMusic calls it "rock-solid, boasting several superlative standouts" and insists it "rightly deserves its legacy as a classic. There's no debating that." Sid Smith of BBC Music enthused in 2007, "When Lemmy sings the lyrics to '(We Are) The Road Crew' it’s the sound of a grizzled veteran who has been there, done that and gone back for second helpings...If ever a piece of music was a manifesto for the mad, bad and dangerous to know party then the title track is it. Unrepentant and full of hell, there’s not one note out of place..."  Despite the band always referring to their music as rock 'n roll, the album, and particularly its title track have been considered amongst the most influential in the development of thrash metal. The title track is, for many, the definitive Motörhead anthem. The album is listed in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.

Tracklist

A1Ace Of Spades
A2Love Me Like A Reptile
A3Shoot You In The Back
A4Live To Win
A5Fast And Loose
A6(We Are) The Road Crew
B1Fire, Fire
B2Jailbait
B3Dance
B4Bite The Bullet
B5The Chase Is Better Than The Catch
B6The Hammer


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