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  • I’m glad to have this disc for the 11-song concert on the bonus disc. It’s from autumn 1984 (broadcast on BBC as the “Wooargh Weekender”) and features the still-new four-piece Motorhead lineup of Lemmy, Phil Campbell, Wurzel, and Pete Gill. It’s a very raw, high-energy show, possibly the rawest and rowdiest on any “official” Motorhead live release apart from the classic No Sleep Till Hammersmith, from 1981.

    But it would have been better if they released the live show as a separate issue (or included it on last year’s BBC Sessions set, as originally planned). The new master of Orgasmatron is terrible. There’s a sonic dropout within the first two seconds of the first track–what kind of quality control is that? Inexcusible. And overall, it’s a weak-sounding remaster with way-too-bright cymbals.

    If you need the Orgasmatron CD (and you do) buy an earlier single-disc edition. If you already have it, and you’re a big enough Motorhead fan, you’ll want the live concert that comes with this edition though.

    Posted on January 8, 2010