Thursday, March 3, 2011

Archival Thursdays: Motörhead - Overkill (1979)

Motörhead's first album to break into the top 40's was the one and only 'Overkill'. Recorded in 1979, it was the second studio album ever released by the band. 'Overkill' had a huge impact on british punk culture and to this day remains one of their highest selling releases. From the swift precision of "No class" to the raging title track "Overkill" this album retains it's oomph from start to finish with pure rock metal, the way it's supposed to be played. Be sure to also check out some eight-bar chord progression on the classic "Limb from limb". That Lemmy is pure genius! Turn it up, drink a cheap beer and's Motörhead!

I bought this LP at Miami's Yesterday & Today records a few years ago. It is the triple bonus LP green vinyl version.