Motorhead
Everything Louder Than Everyone Else


4.0
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Review

by manosg CONTRIBUTOR (95 Reviews)
December 28th, 2016 | 26 replies


Release Date: 1999 | Tracklist

Review Summary: …or in other words, more honest than everyone else.

Integrity tends to be an underrated quality in life. There are people who overdo it and end up being closed-minded and there are others who, because of their own selfish motives, go with the wind. Whether he was rippin’ “Good Golly Miss Molly” a new one alongside musicians from opposite backgrounds, making history on Ace of Spades with the classic Motorhead lineup or sending shivers down your spine while performing Whorehouse Blues live, Lemmy remained unchanged, sincere to his principles; everyone else adapted to him. So next time you decide to criticize Motorhead for being repetitive, why don’t you try to stay unaffected and successful at the same time? But I guess we all love change anyway, right?

Everything Louder than Everyone Else’s success lies exactly on the fact that it showcases a real band that reeks of integrity. It isn’t Motorhead’s best live album but it was the most complete at the time of its release and features Motorhead before the wear and tear started affecting their leader. In addition, it offers the opportunity to experience a “true” live appearance as it is not a product of various live appearances and contains no overdubs. This means that you can listen to guitar solos go slightly wrong on “Burner” and Lemmy trying to sing melodically on “Lost in the Ozone”, which make the album sound even more live. Furthermore, the audience can be heard only when the sound wave stops between songs which is also a great chance to enjoy Lemmy’s interaction with them such as when he dedicates “No Class” to the then recently deceased Wendy O. Williams.

On the other hand, some may find that Everything Louder than Everyone Else is mixed very loud and that, even though it is a double album, lacks a few of their earlier tracks from classic albums such as Another Perfect Day or Motorhead. Admittedly, songs like “Shine” and “Dead Men Tell No Tales” – who they performed on other dates of the same tour – would have worked marvelously. But at the same time, we get the chance to listen how successfully they incorporated “weak links” such as “Civil War”, “Overnight Sensation” and “Sacrifice” among classics like “Killed by Death”, “Overkill”, “Ace of Spades” and “Metropolis” and don’t miss a beat.

Going back to the concept of integrity, when Lemmy announced to the German audience that night of the 21st of May 1998 that they’re gonna kick their ass, that was the exact equal to a warrantee. Motorhead could have sold tickets with a “money back” guarantee, which was due to their high work ethic, Mikkey Dee’s blistering performance and Phil Campbell’s underrated presence. However, it was the man who got fired from Hawkwind who, regardless of lineup changes, kept the spirit alive not only for Motorhead but for generations of people who hate change. Kilmister’s ascension to Valhalla unfortunately makes even more apparent the fact that a whole generation of legends, along with a piece of our younger impressionable selves, is becoming dangerously thinner; true rockers who despite their limitations, worked hard, rarely complained, were persistent, resilient and didn’t give up easily. They say that nobody is irreplaceable but this is a lie we tell ourselves to sleep easier at night.

“Integrity is everything to me. I will not die ashamed. I will live on my deathbed knowing that I gave it my best shot, and everything else is meaningless to me.”




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manosg
Contributing Reviewer
December 28th 2016


10057 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

Already a year. First and last paragraphs are specific to Lemmy, while the middle two are mostly for the album so it's up to you to decide what to read.



In Lemmy We Trust.

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OvDeath
December 28th 2016


1474 Comments


RIP Lemmy

zakalwe
December 28th 2016


20257 Comments


A mano Motörhead review while waxing lyrical about lemmy is priceless.

There will never be another lemmy.

Nagrarok
December 28th 2016


8533 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Nicely done with the review. Loved this band for a long time and always will. 22 albums and not a bad one among them is a feat that very few, perhaps no others can claim. RIP Lemmy.

manosg
Contributing Reviewer
December 28th 2016


10057 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

Thanks guys.



Agreed Nag, 22 albums give us so much awesome material to jam today.

ksoflas
December 28th 2016


1076 Comments


Randomly i started my day with the Iron Fist album, fuck one year without Lemmy.
The celebration will continue all day and all night long.
In Lemmy we trust hard!

ksoflas
December 28th 2016


1076 Comments


Awesome job as usual Mano.

ksoflas
December 28th 2016


1076 Comments


Motorhead's '' weak links'' are trully great tracks imo.

Sabrutin
December 28th 2016


3963 Comments


"They say that nobody is irreplaceable but this is a lie"
Indeed. Jamming the first disc right now

manosg
Contributing Reviewer
December 28th 2016


10057 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

Thanks, ksofla!



Hope you're enjoying the album, Sab.

wham49
December 28th 2016


2747 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Bravo Manosg, great tribute, the review sounds alot like an exchange we had a couple weeks ago about this album.



The incredible set list DOES overshadow the production faults

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manosg
Contributing Reviewer
December 28th 2016


10057 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

Thank you Wham, indeed it does. Had the opportunity to see them during that tour but like a fool I missed it.

Titan
December 28th 2016


15853 Comments


true to form manos bro, great review, and yes time is flying by.... a year already damn

manosg
Contributing Reviewer
December 28th 2016


10057 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

Writing this review and jamming his music all day today is the least I could do for the man. Still can't forget the first time I watched the video clip of No Voices in the Sky with Lemmy singing on the mic in his characteristic way.

FullOfSounds
December 28th 2016


12493 Comments


Much respect manosg, nice of you to write this

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manosg
Contributing Reviewer
December 28th 2016


10057 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

Thanks Full, always a pleasure. Just watching the live version of Whorehouse Blues and closing the day.

CalculatingInfinity
December 28th 2016


6724 Comments


" In addition, it offers the opportunity to experience a “true” live appearance as it is not a product of various live appearances and contains no overdubs. This means that you can listen to guitar solos go slightly wrong on “Burner” and Lemmy trying to sing melodically on “Lost in the Ozone”, which make the album sound even more live. Furthermore, the audience can be heard only when the sound wave stops between songs which is also a great chance to enjoy Lemmy’s interaction with them such as when he dedicates “No Class” to the then recently deceased Wendy O. Williams."

This is why I watch lives, for stuff like this. Great work manos.

manosg
Contributing Reviewer
December 28th 2016


10057 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

Absolutely Calc, thank you.

deslad
December 28th 2016


562 Comments


Excellent review man. I must listen to this, it sounds such a great live album.

Can't believe it's been a year already, RIP Lemmy

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manosg
Contributing Reviewer
December 28th 2016


10057 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

Thanks des, hope you enjoy!



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