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Motörhead - Overkill



8.8 | 658 votes |
Release date: 24 March 1979
Style: Heavy metal

Owners:

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1 trades it


Disc I
01. Overkill
02. Stay Clean
03. (I Won't) Pay Your Price
04. I'll Be Your Sister
05. Capricorn
06. No Class
07. Damage Case
08. Tear Ya Down
09. Metropolis
10. Limb From Limb
11. Too Late, Too Late [reissue bonus]
12. Like A Nightmare [reissue bonus]
13. Louie, Louie [Richard Berry cover] [reissue bonus]
14. Tear Ya Down [instrumental version] [reissue bonus]
15. Louie, Louie [Alternate version] [Richard Berry cover] [reissue bonus]

Disc II [Deluxe Edition bonus]
01. Louie Louie [single A-side] [Richard Berry cover]
02. Louie Louie [alternative version] [Richard Berry cover]
03. Louie Louie [alternative version 2] [Richard Berry cover]
04. Tear Ya Down ["Louie Louie" B-side]
05. Tear Ya Down [alternative version]
06. Tear Ya Down [instrumental version]
07. Too Late Too Late ["Overkill" B-side]
08. Like A Nightmare ["No Class" B-side]
09. Like A Nightmare [alternative version]
10. Louie Louie [BBC Radio 1 John Peel Session '78] [Richard Berry cover]
11. I'll Be Your Sister [BBC Radio 1 John Peel Session '78]
12. Tear Ya Down [BBC Radio 1 John Peel Session '78]
13. Stay Clean [BBC Radio 1 In-Concert '79]
14. No Class [BBC Radio 1 In-Concert '79]
15. I'll Be Your Sister [BBC Radio 1 In-Concert '79]
16. Too Late Too Late [BBC Radio 1 In-Concert '79]
17. (I Won't) Pay Your Price [BBC Radio 1 In-Concert '79]
18. Capricorn [BBC Radio 1 In-Concert '79]
19. Limb From Limb [BBC Radio 1 In-Concert '79]

Top 20 albums of 1979: 1

Line-up
Ian Fraser Kilmister - vocals, bass, guitar solo
Edward Clarke - guitars, backing vocals
Phil Taylor - drums

Additional info
Produced by Jimmy Miller.

Staff review by
omne metallum
Rating:
9.4
The only way to feel the noise is when it's good and loud.

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published 10.11.2020 | Comments (2)

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Comments: 20   Visited by: 1055 users
02.01.2011 - 20:22
Rating: 9
Kropy

Musicianship: 8
Vocal: 9
Atmosphere: 9
Melody: 8
Originality: 8
Production: 10
CD Covers: 9 (Japanese Limited Release)

Best Songs:
01. Overkill
03. (I Won't) Pay Your Price
06. No Class
09. Metropolis
11. Too Late, Too Late
13. Louie, Louie
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24.06.2011 - 01:01
Death_95

Motorhead's best album
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20.01.2012 - 18:10
musicalkaratekid

A personal favourite of mine, this has plenty of classics and more to fulfill any motorhead (or metalhead for that matter) fan's satisfaction anytime. Fucking ace.
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25.11.2012 - 18:40
megadeath13
Account deleted
A Motörhead classic. Its as great as ace of spades
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19.02.2013 - 11:27
Rating: 10
Egigantea

Love this album,
Lemmy has the voice of an angel and it really shows in this album.
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26.04.2014 - 06:28
Rating: 9
Timelord

Nothing you can say about this album. Just look in the mirror after you put this album on. You will begin to see your face melting!
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21.09.2014 - 08:04
Maco
Pvt Funderground
This album has class. I have to say.
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22.07.2015 - 19:51
Rating: 7
Bad English
Tage Westerlund
Written by musicalkaratekid on 20.01.2012 at 18:10

A personal favourite of mine, this has plenty of classics and more to fulfill any motorhead (or metalhead for that matter) fan's satisfaction anytime. Fucking ace.


each album has motorhead and a lot of motorhead into it
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18.12.2015 - 19:13
Rating: 8
Tomas Piller

Written by Egigantea on 19.02.2013 at 11:27

Lemmy has the voice of an angel...

I really like Lemmy and his voice, but this hilarious statement just made my day
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23.11.2018 - 09:26
Rating: 9
metalriff

Doesn't need any reviews to prove its might
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26.01.2019 - 21:04
Rating: 8
SebaRaven36

This will always stand out among both Motörheads albums and in the Metal genre in general as one of the most influential albums of all time. Overkill sucks you dry from the first moment, yet creates new energy for you. Leaves you begging for mercy from the first second. Amazing, astouding, completely impossible to miss this record for Motörhead fans.
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27.03.2020 - 16:11
Rating: 8
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
If Overkill comes on when you're driving it's impossible to not speed and drive erratically.
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14:22 - Marcel Hubregtse
I do your mum
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01.03.2021 - 19:15
Rating: 7
nonZero

Monotonous and boring IMO

I've never gotten the hype around Motorhead. Image and attitude don't make for an outstanding band when creativity and imagination is lacking.
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02.03.2021 - 21:15
Rating: 8
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
Written by nonZero on 01.03.2021 at 19:15

Monotonous and boring IMO

I guess you're not a real rocker.
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14:22 - Marcel Hubregtse
I do your mum
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02.03.2021 - 21:41
Rating: 7
Redel

Written by nonZero on 01.03.2021 at 19:15

Monotonous and boring IMO

I've never gotten the hype around Motorhead. Image and attitude don't make for an outstanding band when creativity and imagination is lacking.

I would not call this monotonous or boring.
But I've never felt any love for their music either.
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17.05.2022 - 09:21
Rating: 8
AndyMetalFreak
A Nice Guy
One of Motörhead's best, this is a seriously good headbanging classic, full of energy, with plenty of groovy hooks, a great flow, and most importantly lots of fun. I prefer this one slightly to Ace Of Spades, which are both amongst the most iconic metal albums ever, and much like that album this flows really well, and has plenty of decent tracks on it, but the title track is my favourite.

Whether you like this band or not, there's no denying that their trademark sound, and the great Lemmy's unmistakable vocals makes Motörhead an everlasting treasure in heavy metal.
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17.05.2022 - 13:43
Rating: 10
gavdann

Written by AndyMetalFreak on 17.05.2022 at 09:21

Motörhead's best

Let me correct that for you.
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17.05.2022 - 15:05
Rating: 8
AndyMetalFreak
A Nice Guy
Written by gavdann on 17.05.2022 at 13:43

Let me correct that for you.

Yes I would have to agree it's their best
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17.05.2022 - 15:21
Rating: 10
gavdann

Written by AndyMetalFreak on 17.05.2022 at 15:05

Written by gavdann on 17.05.2022 at 13:43

Let me correct that for you.

Yes I would have to agree it's their best

Ace of Spades is great but personally I got a little bit tired of it whereas I can play Overkill over and over again.

Love Motorhead though. I think they were great right up to the bitter end. I'll forever kick myself for never going to see them live. They toured the UK nearly every year during the 90's and 00's and I think I just took it for granted I'd see them at some point but never did.

There is (apparently) a great tribute band called Motorheadache who are playing quite local to me at the end of the year so I think I'll trot along.
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17.05.2022 - 15:50
Rating: 8
AndyMetalFreak
A Nice Guy
Written by gavdann on 17.05.2022 at 15:21

Ace of Spades is great but personally I got a little bit tired of it whereas I can play Overkill over and over again.

Love Motorhead though. I think they were great right up to the bitter end. I'll forever kick myself for never going to see them live. They toured the UK nearly every year during the 90's and 00's and I think I just took it for granted I'd see them at some point but never did.

There is (apparently) a great tribute band called Motorheadache who are playing quite local to me at the end of the year so I think I'll trot along.

I would of loved to have seen them live, especially in their peak during the 80's, that is if I had been around then of course I've heard a few local bands cover some of their main hits, but a proper Motörhead tribute band would be a much better experience, and more enjoyable to see.
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