5.0 out of 5 stars
Buy this Motorhead CD FIRST, May 9 2003
I bought Overkill, Bomber, Ace of Spades, & Hammersmith all at once. I had fairly little knowledge of Motorhead before hand. Overkill is BY FAR the best album out of the four. I wish I had grown up with this one.
1. Overkill - Great way to kick off an album. Crushing speed metal. Slightly too long. A-
2. Stay Clean - This version is far superior to the one on Hammersmith. One of my favorites. A+
3. I Won't Pay Your Price - This song is amazing. Demands your complete attention. A+
4. I'll Be Your Sister - More great riffing, non-serious lyrics. A
5. Capricorn - Seems like it could have been inspired by Blue Oyster Cult. Bluesy, spacy, menacing. A
6. No Class - Another die-hard anthem like Stay Clean. Turn Up Loud! A
7. Damage Case - Worst song on Overkill. Having said that, it's actually pretty good. B
8. Tear Ya Down - What a riff this is! FUN A+
9. Metropolis - Another BOC-like tune. Has a sing-along quality (which most of these do). A
10. Limb From Limb - More pioneering speed metal. I slightly prefer this to "Overkill", but I still give it an A-.
11. Too Late, Too Late - Could have easily made it onto the original Overkill album, in terms of quality. A-
12. Like A Nightmare - Like the title implies, it's freakish. A little slower than their average tune. Captures the feeling of a nightmare well. A-
13. Louie, Louie - Not an entire waste of time. A somewhat straight interpretation of the original, with the Motorhead sound, of course. B-
14. Tear Ya Down (Instrumental) - Nearly as good without lyrics. A-
15. Louie, Louie (Alt.) - One version was enough. Usually I shut the CD off after #14, so I can't rate this
Anyone who loves Loud music will want to have this CD. Although it helped pioneer a certain genre of music, it surprisingly doesn't sound dated at all. After this you'll want to get Ace of Spades.