Thank God that Lemmy and his crew were NOT “overnight sensations,” i.e., some one-hit wonder band, here today, gone tomorrow. No, rather, Motorhaed never went for easy fame. Rather, they put their noses to the grindstone and did it the old fashioned way: Endless touring, churning out meatgrinder music to make some eardrums bleed, cranking it up to 11.
“Overnight Sensation” is thematically more of the same for this consistent group: Friedrich Nietzsche watching a peep show. The opening tune, “Civil War” drew me to buy this disc: Death, destruction, demolition (3D), plus Mikkey D’s killer drum solo opening the disc. But, lemmy’s excellent bass riffs in songs like “Crazy Like a Fox” and the title cut, keep me coming back for more. Listen to the bass reverb in this last — not all muddied up like the garbage you hear from those showoffs who blast their subwoofers in their cars to impress passersby. No, Lemmy’s bass is clean and full of vibrato, without sacrificing raw power.
Some good Lemmy social commentary in “Eat the Gun” and “Murder Show.” Some heretical Lemmy in “I Don’t Believe A Word.” And, who hasn’t thought the same “I’m glad it’s them and wasn’t me” when hearing tragic news?