The single " The One to Sing the Blues " peaked at With Phil Carson managing the band, the sessions for what would become the album began with Ed Stasiumbest known for producing Living Colour.
The band recorded four songs with the producer before deciding he had to go. When Lemmy listened to a mix of Going to Brazilhe asked him to turn up four tracks, and on doing so heard claves and tambourines Stasium had added without the band's knowledge. Stasium was fired and Pete Solley hired as producer. In his memoir, Lemmy reveals that the song was inspired by the Battle of the Somme :. I wrote the words before the music. Nineteen thousand Englishmen were killed before noon, a whole generation destroyed, in three hours — think about that!
It was terrible — there were three or four towns in northern Lancashire and south Yorkshire where that whole generation of men were completely wiped out. S," a tribute to punk band the Ramonesby whom it was covered. Both bands have been cited as iconoclasts who ignored musical trends, remaining loyal to their fan base by touring relentlessly.
This album is the better for it. Stale and on a treadmill in our career, a change was needed. We decided a change of locale was an idea to try, and we think its done us good musicially, and attitude wise which is even worse. Due to an unintentional oversight, the French, Bulgarian, Motörhead - 1916 , Serbian and Portuguese flags were not featured on the album artwork.
The LP received mostly positive reviews. Robert Motörhead - 1916 rated it an A- calling it "sonically retrograde and philosophically advanced.
Motorhead badly needed an album like this, but no one could have guessed they'd do it so convincingly. In a retrospective review, Allmusic 's Alex Henderson gave it three stars out of five: "The band's sound hadn't changed much, Motörhead - 1916 time hadn't made its sledgehammer approach any less appealing It got great reviews, which [its predecessor] Rock 'n' Roll didn't.
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Retrieved 3 January Classic Rock Motorhead's ninth studio album is a mad morass of noise, the turbocharged twin guitars of Wurzel and Campbell adding a Motörhead - 1916 machine sheen to the more primeval approach of Lemmy's shot-blasted vocals. Fortunately, the crisper approach only makes the cruelty of the group's playing more pronounced.
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