MOTORHEAD The World Is Ours Vol 2 (2CD + DVD) EMI
Recorded live last year, while still on the World Is Yours tour, and a follow up to the Vol 1 set, this live set gives you more Motorhead than you can cope with at one sitting, and they’re louder and dirtier than ever.
The audio set kicks off with the 2011 Wacken set, 17 tracks that open with Iron Fist and Stay Clean. The band really are on top rough gravel sounding form, with both Lemmy and guitarist Phil Campbell talking to the crowd. Get Back In Line is the first of a few newer numbers, the guitar riffs coming thick and fast. Metropolis and Over The Top follow in fine fashion, and The Thousand Names Of God starts off with a Campbell guitar solo. The Chase Is Better Than The Catch, with its chunky riff, is always a favourite. A few tracks (In The Name Of Tragedy and Rock Out) do break up the early classics the band have been reliant on for so many years. Going To Brazil adds some blistering rock’n’roll, and there are nods to metallic boogie in the set too.
The set closes with the excellent Killed By Death, Bomber, Ace Of Spades and Overkill. An excellent if slightly predictable set. Lemmy is a good frontman is that he does talk to the crowd and introduce songs, and thank the audience. There’s many could learn from him there.
To maximise the Motorhead, the second disc features six tracks from the 2011 Sonisphere and five from Rock In Rio. All classic tracks and classic performances, but a touch of overkill (pun intended) as all these tracks appear in the Wacken set. Motorhead are a good live draw, lots of power and riffs, and more classic tunes, but do have a reputation for not varying the set lists a great deal. A shame, as there are many excellent parts of the catalogue to explore. That aside, the performances are different and equally enjoyable.
The DVD is a real treat, and is where you can really appreciate the band’s energy and speed, as get the video to all of the above, some good close ups and angles, light shows, the full works. And drummer Micky Dee looks crazier than a muppet the way he furiously thrashes.
Set lists aside, a good value and thoroughly enjoyable package. 9/10