“Trifecta Tuesday” Where yours truly takes an album (a CD really) from his discography of over 200 and picks three essential tracks to take from that album.
“Bomber” - Motörhead
It’s 1979 and Motörhead have already released Overkill earlier that year and they’re already back into the studio for the months of July and August recording their third LP (also playing at “Reading Festival” during that time), released in that October. Spattered across the ten tracks are some really heavy hitters.
The beginning of the album starts off with a real smasher. ‘Dead Men Tell No Tales’ written primarily as a PSA to the man behind the glass, producer Jimmy Miller. A heavy heroin user starting back when he produced the Rolling Stones 1968 LP Beggars Banquet.
The sixth track, “Stone Dead Forever” is on my “Top Ten” list of Motörhead songs. It’s 100% perfect the way Lemmy sings on this track. Also, the deluxe edition released by Sanctuary Records in 2005 features the same track with guitarist “Fast” Eddie Clarke on vocals on the second disc. He’s not actually that bad of a singer.
And ending the album, the tenth track, the title track. Any time I listen to this track, I almost gotta play it a second tie once it’s done. Even though it’s over and half minutes long, I feel as if I missed out on half the song when it’s over.