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Under Cöver Image
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  • Summary: The compilation of cover songs by the British rock band features its versions of tracks by such artists as David Bowie, Judas Priest, Metallica, Ted Nugent, The Ramones, the Rolling Stones, and Sex Pistols.
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  1. Kerrang!
    Sep 15, 2017
    80
    Despite being recorded at various times between 1992 and 2015 the 11 tracks here gel together like any other Motorhead album. [2 Sep 2017, p.52]
  2. Sep 15, 2017
    70
    Many of these tracks have been released before, and there are few revelations for loyal fans, but Under Cöver is an enjoyable reminder of Motörhead's ability to bend any song to their will, even as they let some of the personality of the originals shine through.
  3. Sep 15, 2017
    60
    Like most covers albums, though, this collection isn’t designed to bear serious analysis, so have some fun with God Save The Queen, Cat Scratch Fever and what have you. The real Motörhead is to found elsewhere.
  4. 60
    There’s a demo version of The Ramones’ Rockaway Beach included here, which is as scratchy and worn as you might imagine and, remarkably, lacks any of that patented, and much missed, Motörhead kick. Much better is their gnarly version of Metallica’s Whiplash; if you didn’t know any better you’d swear it was one of their own. Ditto Twisted Sister’s Shoot ‘Em Down.
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  1. May 22, 2018
    8
    The late, great Motorhead's final album, a collection of damn good cover tracks that had been mostly found elsewhere with the added treat of aThe late, great Motorhead's final album, a collection of damn good cover tracks that had been mostly found elsewhere with the added treat of a cover of Bowie's "Heroes", the last-ever song the band recorded before Lemmy left for that Rainbow Room in the sky. I'll be damned if the boys didn't capture the exact feel of the original, then add a guitar solo that at first sounded like Clarence Clemons' saxophone. Lemmy even changes a few words here and there and gets away with it because the replacements are so Lemmy ("You / you are insane / and I / I am the same"). It's not the only surprise here, though - a Dio cover with Saxon's Biff Byford on lead vocals slams and shakes like a Jersey stripper. This album is a celebration from start to finish. Ladies and gentlemen, they were Motorhead, and they played rock and roll. Expand