They were the Kings of the Road. They lived on it. They loved it and the fans loved them!
Never was the spirit of Motörhead more alive than when they were on tour, shaking, rattling and indeed rolling audiences to within an inch of their lives thanks to that indomitable cocktail of power, purpose and head-crunching volume.
In fact, after four decades of bone-pulverizing duty, Motörhead were still enjoying sold-out gigs worldwide. On November 20th and 21st 2015, at the Zenith in Munich, Germany, UDR Records made the decision to record – what happened to be the very last live shows ever recorded – and Motörhead proceeded to deliver two storming sold out shows.
Where there had once been almost too-fast breakneck pace, there was measured yet still thunderous rock’n’roll served up only as they could, Phil Campbell playing better and better, and Mikkey Dee elevating the art of drumming to the superlative heights which made him one of metal’s most coveted skinsmen.
And then there was Lemmy.
He sounds so focussed, a little mean even (in the best possible way) snarling here and there, cackling when appropriate, and singing in a way which will defy every single pre-conceived expectation you might have had. Yes, he was fighting ailments. But no, he was not flimsy or faded, in fact on Clean Your Clock he lays down the marker for all near-70 year olds in terms of wicked bad-assery.
Described in these very pages not so long ago by Sentinel Daily editor Scott Adams as sounding ”so sure footed that I’ve rarely if ever heard the versions of No Class or The Chase is Better Than the Catch featured here bettered”, Lemmy gave his farewell performance so well that Clean Your Clock, though not intended as such, becomes a fitting epitaph to the legends that are Lemmy and Motörhead, and we are very proud to present this video Premiere of The Chase is Better Than the Catch to you today… Hail!