Saturday, October 20, 2012

Cover Your Ears

So, it sounds like Lemmy Kilmister and the boys are considering recording an album of covers as a follow up to 'The World Is Yours'.

You're probably thinking (as I was), I've heard a few covers by the Snaggletöothed hellions like the classic 'Louie Louie' and newer stuff like Metallica's 'Enter Sandman'. But there must be more, and there are more... many more.

I did a quick search and found a website, the Covers Project that lists all the cover songs a band officially records.

Check the link, because I'm actually surprised at the number of covers Motörhead has recorded. One of my favourite covers from Lemmy is his version of AC/DC's 'It's A Long Way To The Top'.

Here's a link to the album (which until recently I never knew existed) called 'The World's Greatest AC/DC Tribute' from Tributes of Metal.

So, how did the discussion of cover song come about, well here's an interview Jeb Wright of Classic Rock Revisited did with Motörhead's front-man Lem, chronicling the idea.

Classic Rock Revisited: There are rumors that the next Motörhead album will be all covers.
Lemmy: We did discuss it, but we haven't come to a concrete decision on it. It would be fun to do. The three of us are very different when it comes to music, so it would be a very diverse album. We'd make them all into Motörhead songs, anyway. We've done covers before.
Classic Rock Revisited: Do you have any new music?
Lemmy: Not yet. We will just go into the studio a month before we do the next album and just write.

Ace ♠

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