Week 50 – TBT 2017 – Overkill

Wow! Who’d have thought we’d get to the middle of December before Motörhead make an appearance on this list?

Without doubt the loudest band I’ve ever seen, and I must confess, when I saw them I only really knew a couple of their songs. I went with my band mates from the first group I played with, 3 Polish lads into thrash metal, for the gig in Oxford. What a night! They just cranked the volume up and up as the gig went on, and it probably took me 3 or 4 days to get my hearing fully back.

This was their final song of the night, hot on the heels of Ace of Spades (which I play with the band I’m in now). I love the sound from the bass drum, which is incessant, thunderous, and drives the whole song forward. Lemmy’s intro on bass just helps the song batter along. It’s an assault on your senses, best listened to very loud with good bass speakers. You know what you’re in for with the first two lines from the song:

Only way to feel the noise

is when it’s good and loud

I couldn’t have put it better myself!

Overkill – Motörhead

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