37 Years Ago: Motorhead Release ‘Ace of Spades’ Album
Motorhead released their fourth studio album Ace of Spades on this day 37 years ago (Nov. 8, 1980).
Ace of Spades would be Motorhead's debut release in U.S. and it would be distributed by Mercury Records. The title track would become Motorhead's biggest anthem, with the album paking at number 4 on the U.K. Albums Chart and going Gold by March of 1981. Motorhead had already developed a loyal fanbase by 1979 due to constant touring and various tv appearances. They also had two successful albums with Overkill and Bomber. The band would follow the likes of Iron Maiden, Def Leppard, and Saxon flying under the "New Wave of British Heavy Metal" moniker. AllMusic described the album as "..rock-solid, boasting several superlative standouts. It rightly deserves its legacy as a classic. There's no debating that.."
I loved Motorhead! I once got thrown out of a Motorhead show for underage drinking. Good times. Do you or have you ever owned this classic album?