Motörhead - No Sleep Til' Hammersmith
I’ll never forget the first time I heard Motörhead. I was 16, having a few beers after school at the local pub (that’s growing up in Europe). I went to check out what the jukebox had to offer and saw that they had a Motörhead album. I had never heard their music, but I saw their name on countless t-shirts, usually worn by guys who ride bikes. That was promising. I chose the first song - “Ace Of Spades”. As soon as it came on, I immediately thought to myself that this was the exact definition of Rock N’Roll. Or at least the vague idea of what Rock N’Roll was that I had formed at the time. It was dirty, it was fast and it was full of energy. The next day I went to the local record store and bought my first Motörhead album - “No Sleep ’Til Hammersmith”. It was the perfect introduction to them and I still love it today. It’s essentially a greatest hits collection of their early years, played by their most legendary line-up consisting of Lemmy Kilmister, Philthy Animal Taylor and Fast Eddie Clarke. They have all left our planet, but hopefully they’re playing together again wherever they are now.