Time to present album number seven out of ten of the assignments we got. "Choosing 10 vinyl albums that greatly influenced my taste". One album per day, 10 consecutive days. No explanations, no reviews, just covers. Every day I ask someone else to do the same." Throwing the ball at some nice figure at the social media Facebook.
MOTÖRHEAD is one of those bands that was played load in a house in Hertsön, Luleå where one of my best friends lived until he grew up and moved to my hometown. Heavy Metal, especially the NWOBTHM was played, thinking of bands like SAXON, IRON MAIDEN and the germans in ACCEPT and SCORPIONS.
That this dude and his older brother gave me more taste of these bands is not something I stick under the chair, even today they are kept high in course, especially MOTÖRHEAD and SAXON. Flashbacks in this time come virtually in my head every time a classic with these plays, a great time indeed.
Today's tune "No Class" is a song by the British heavy metal band MOTÖRHEAD. It was released in 1979 in 7" vinyl pressings. The song first appeared on the 1979 album "Overkill", and became one of the "cornerstones" of the classic 1981 live album "No Sleep 'til Hammersmith". It is one of the band's "anthems".
The single was available in three different covers, with either a picture of Lemmy, "Fast" Eddie Clarke or Phil "Philthy Animal" Taylor. The single also contains the B-side "Like a Nightmare", which can be found on the reissued versions of "Overkill". The song was already a live track before it was recorded for "Overkill".
Stylistically, the song is described as "get-down rock boogie". Critics have noted the similarities at the time between Motörhead's music and ZZ TOP's, and the guitar riff in "No Class" is said to be "stolen" from ZZ TOP's "Tush."
On MOTÖRHEADs 1999 live album "Everything Louder Than Everyone Else", before playing "No Class" Lemmy dedicated the song to long-time friend Wendy O. Williams, who had committed suicide the previous month.
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