Bristling with thunderous attitude, and some of the fiercest rhythms and riffs that’ll assault your ears this year, Bad Magic demands that you fall to your knees and pray heartily that your senses don’t get completely pulverized, because big-rig head crushers like the totemic and Motöranthemic “Thunder And Lightning” show that Motörhead are as strong, mean, loud, relentless, uncompromising and goddamn heavy as ever. Drawing on their own vast catalogue of road-warrior freewheeling rock’n’roll spirit, Bad Magic also strides confidently into some of the earlier attitudes of Motörmusic. There is the driving malevolence of “Choking On Your Screams” underscoring Lemmy in magnificently omnipotent vocal mood, “Electricity” carries a hefty chunk of punk attitude married with some of Phil Campbell’s best lead work yet, and “Shoot Out All of Your Lights” screams devilish, greasy, biker-born-screw-you-and-yours attitude, Mikkey Dee’s tribal drums pounding out a great path for more Kilmister proclamations. In this, their historic 40th-year anniversary, Motörhead will also continue to gleefully deafen fans with a world tour. The world might be in a state of turmoil and uncertainty, but Bad Magic is solid gold proof that you can always bet on Motörhead to deliver the greatest, leanest and meanest of goods through thick and thin. (from amazon.com).
This week we’re talking about bands that never topped their debut with Best Firsts! While many legendary bands take a few albums