1916 - (Import CD)
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- Rock & Pop
- Hard Rock
- Country of Origin
- Epic (USA)
- Mono / Stereo
Rolling Stone (3/21/91) - 3.5 Stars - Good Plus - "..manages to mingle ruthlessness and listenability like never beofre...creating a new threshold of sharpness for the genre. Fortunately, the crisper approach only makes the cruelty of the group's playing more pronounced."
Q (3/91) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "..at 45 the godfather of thrash metal still won't give the old folks a break...Motorhead's ninth studio album is a mad morass of noise, the turbocharged twin guitars of Wurzel and Campbell adding a modern machine sheen to the more primeval approach of Lemmy's shot-blasted vocals."
Musician (4/91) - "..Exaggerating and flaunting death imagery, as metal acts are wont to do, is like giving the grim reaper the finger. In parodying death you defy it, an attitude many find hopelessly adolescent. But by employing the same with that fueled classics like "Killed by Death" to make a serious statement about the senselessness of war, Motorhead shows a surprising emotional range. Maturity even."
- Songs / Tracks
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] One to Sing the Blues, The
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] I'm So Bad (Baby I Don't Care)
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] No Voices in the Sky
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Going to Brazil
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Nightmare/The Dreamtime
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Love Me Forever
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Angel City
- [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Make My Day
- [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Ramones
- [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Shut You Down
- [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] 1916
Along with 1986's ORGASMATRON, 1916, Motorhead's first release of the '90s, is the finest from the band's twin guitar line-up (which included Wurzel and Phil Campbell). Some longtime Motorhead fans wrote the band off after original guitarist "Fast" Eddie Clarke left in the early '80s, but, as the two aforementioned albums prove, Motorhead still had plenty of tricks left up their sleeve.
1916 is as close as Motorhead ever got to recording a concept album--some songs deal with the horrors of World War One, such as "No Voices in the Sky" and the title track. But there are several typical, non-message-laden Motorhead ragers, such as "I'm So Bad (Baby I Don't Care)," and a tribute to a certain legendary New York City punk group, "Ramones."
- 39m 28s
- Studio / Live
- Video Disabled
- Pete Solley
- Sony Music Distribution (
- Casey McMackin
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