After the heartbreaking passing of legendary Lemmy Kilmister the new Motörhead album “Under Cöver” featuring a great selection of covers is a nice way to keep Lemmy’s legacy alive. Throughout their years together Lemmy, Phil Campbell and Mikkey Dee had fun covering some favorite songs and “Under Cöver” never fails to show the band’s enthusiasm and chemistry besides an inevitable sense of nostalgia.
Judas Priest’s classic hit “Breaking The Law” certainly sounds different with Lemmy’s scratchy delivery and more wild rock ‘n roll oriented.
The unreleased version of David Bowie’s iconic classic “Heroes”, originally recorded during 2015’s Bad Magic sessions, sounds particularly melancholic but the rock party vibes and the catchy guitar grooves are still quite evident.
Ted Nugent’s radio hit “Cat Scratch Fever” doesn’t feel particularly different from the original but certainly Lemmy’s signature vocals do add a seasoned rocker edge.
Rolling Stones’ “Sympathy For The Devil” will always be an unforgettable great song and Motörhead deliver a very entertaining interpretation with full focus on killer guitar work.
Metallica’s “Whiplash” truly becomes irresistible in this Motörhead version maybe because of Lemmy’s genuine raw rocker voice or the gritty guitar sound regardless this is one of the best covers in this particular collection.
For faithful Motörhead’s fans around the world “Under Cöver” is definitely a must-have collection item and a rightful celebration of timeless rock classics.