Released in the fall of 1980, Ace Of Spades is the album Motörhead will forever be remembered for. Never before had a band played with such speed and power while still swinging like a pirate ship on a stormy sea. The album was a huge influence on the nascent thrash bands and found favor with fans of extreme music far and wide. Every song is good to great, including the signature title track and the touring anthem, “We Are The Road Crew.” The cover of the band dressed as bullet-belted desperados cemented their image as rock’s Wild Bunch and the music ensured their reputation as one of hard rock’s greatest bands.
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