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Now remastered with added gut-wrenching bass, this debut album from Motorhead was cut in 1977 over a few speed-driven days at Escape Studio, and it shows. From the opening bass roar of the eponymous title track it is non-stop, relentless, churning, brain damaging, heavy rock’n’roll. This is no ponderous heavy metal band fronted by some poodle-headed castrato – no, this is the real deal, down dirty and greasy and with its boots firmly rooted in rock ’n’ roll.Ian ’Lemmy’ Kilmister had the right background to finally create Motorhead in 1975. Brought up on rock ’n’ roll in the 50s he had been a member of the Shel Talmy-produced beat group the Rockin’ Vicars, had a stint as roadie for Jimi Hendrix and was then in Roundhouse favourites Sam Gopal’s Dream in 1969, before joining the ultimate psychedelic weirdos Hawkwind.However Lemmy was too much for them and was deported after a slight altercation with customs over substances at the Canadian border. Hawkwind’s loss was the world of rock ’n’ roll’s gain as the group, first named Bastard, renamed Motorhead, was founded. The blue touch paper was effectively ignited on a new and lethal approach to ’heavy music’, culminating in the spawning of speed metal by the ’bastard children’ of Lemmy’s brain child.After a disastrous beginning and a couple of false starts and personnel changes, Motorhead accidentally made an album for Chiswick Records. It started out as a farewell single and ended up as the beginning of a career that continues to this day.Not only is this issue remastered from the original analogue mixes, bringing out the full frequency, in-your-face grunge, but there is a sleeve note from Chiswick Records supremo Ted Carroll telling the full hair-raising story of the roller coaster ride that was the making of Motorhead by Motorhead. We have added City Kids, the B-side to the Motorhead single and the four cuts that appeared on the later out-takes EP Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers released first in 1980.As Lemmy once said… ”If Motorhead moved in next door to you, your lawn would probably die.” You better believe it!Roger Armstrong, Ace Records UK

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  • …Never should have been let out the *&^%$#@ microwave”! I wasnt going to review this until I read the 1 star review from marxist. Scumdogs of the universe is an hilarious album. When I first heard this I laughed until my stomache hurt. After I got over the laughing spells I began to apreciate the songs . Bottom line is that this album rocks hard and what do you do with someone with marxist in their name? CRUSH HIM LIKE BUG!!!!!!!!!!

    Posted on February 5, 2010 - Permalink - Buy Now
  • on man this disc is AWESOME! i especially like sick of you, but the whole cd is awesome. ya the lyrics are sick and twisted but thats what makes it great…sometimes you cant even understand the lyrics but so what….CRANK IT UP!!!!

    Posted on February 4, 2010 - Permalink - Buy Now
  • If you wanna now what Gwar sounds like, get this. What you must know Gwar is not a metal band there more punk. I’ve been listenin to Gwar since I was 10. If your a metal or a punk fan who’s not easily offened buy this album. They’re so cool they been banned in my hometown(Richmond, Va(oddly enough it’s their hometown too)). Buy this, and if you like this get they others. A warning though, the songs get more offensive with the album. The worst(meaning the coolest) was “Have You Seen Me”and “Babyraper”.

    Posted on February 4, 2010 - Permalink - Buy Now
  • When I think of the Gwar sound, I think Scumdogs. This is Gwar at its best. More direct and to the point than America Must Be Destroyed, and more “metal” than some of their later efforts (not to slight those discs at all, see my reviews of them), Scumdogs of the Universe is the perennial Gwar record. Crushing, blaring guitars and ridiculously black and campy lyrics induct one into the Gwar universe, paving the way for what is to come. Oderus puts a lot of heart into the vocals on this one. Notable tracks: Salaminizer, Sick of You, Sexecutioner’s Song, Love Surgery. …, they’re all good.

    Posted on February 4, 2010 - Permalink - Buy Now
  • This CD is incredible. I have loved Gwar since the early days of Hell-o and my music style has changed dramatically. I’m into old skool hip hop now and international rap and I still just LOVE this CD. Death Pod has some of the greatest guitar playing I’ve ever heard and Oderus makes chills run down your back with his awesome lyrics. I remember when they played here in my city and I was too young to get in so I just leaned up against the wall of the place..It was so worth it! Get this now!

    Posted on February 4, 2010 - Permalink - Buy Now