Motörhead – Brave New World OFFICIAL video clip from Hammered. Enjoy!
Hammered was released on Metal-Is, a rock label owned by the then-new Sanctuary Records. The album was recorded in the Hollywood Hills at Chuck Reid’s house with Thom Pannunzio producing. By this time, Motörhead had recorded several albums as a three-piece, with drummer Mikkey Dee, guitarist Phil Campbell, and original vocalist/bassist, Lemmy. In Joel McIver’s memoir Overkill: The Untold Story of Motörhead, Dee is quoted as saying the album — which is noted for its darker subject matter and reflective tone — was influenced by the 9/11 attacks:
“..We Are Motörhead, the album before, was extremely hard and fast, it was an extremely aggressive album, and this one’s not so aggressive…Me and Phil, we flew into LA on September 10 and we wrote these songs over a month of fuckin’ fear over there, you know, it was a bad vibe. So maybe that had something to do with the mood of this album. I was thinking about it afterwards. This album’s actually really moody, you know? And the same goes for Lemmy, the way he wrote the melodies..”
The album is perhaps best remembered for The Game, written by WWE music composer Jim Johnston as the entrance theme for wrestler Triple H. At two WrestleMania events, WrestleMania X-Seven and WrestleMania 21, Motörhead would perform this song live as Triple H made his entrance to the ring. Triple H also contributed co-vocals on the spoken word track “Serial Killer”.
Sleeve artwork: Joe Petagno, long time sleeve artist, had this insight into the concept of the album artwork: “..it was originally going to be used for the 27-year-old anniversary design, we took the 27 out and experimented. The first idea Lemmy had was to put two crossed hammers in at the bottom, but it looked too Russian. Then we opted for an ace in the end. It was supposed to be the gold braid you’d have on your military cap or shoulder. It’s very pretty. The most difficult part was the lettering, the highlights and shadowing..”
AllMusic review states: “..in Hammered’s ‘Walk a Crooked Mile’, Motörhead has written at least one more classic to add to the band’s large number of hits, which could easily fill a double CD. Epic in length and with a cool bassline courtesy of Motörhead[s] main dude Lemmy Kilmister, ‘Walk a Crooked Mile’ has a bit of a punk edge to it, like a lot of Motörhead’s tunes, but it also closes with a stylish ’80s-style metal guitar solo..”
Lee Marlow of Classic Rock wrote in November 2013 that: “..’Red Raw’ deftly renewed that ageless, relentless, high-speed battery via a dash of brutish post-thrash modernity and lyrics that drip with moonlit murder and madness..”
All tracks written by Kilmister, Campbell, Dee except where noted.
1. “Walk a Crooked Mile” 5:53
2. “Down the Line” 4:23
3. “Brave New World” 4:03
4. “Voices from the War” 4:28
5. “Mine All Mine” 4:12
6. “Shut Your Mouth” 4:08
7. “Kill the World” 3:39
8. “Dr. Love” 3:49
9. “No Remorse” 5:18
10. “Red Raw” 4:04
11. “Serial Killer” Kilmister 1:45
Total length: 45:46
Every Motorhead record has that certain sound, that certain punch, that definite feel that is Motorhead. Every track on their latest CD Hammered is definitely soaked with the stink that is the essence of Lemmy & Motorhead. The bass heavy riffs, the grizzled, gurgled vocals of Lemmy, the dirty guitar tones of Phil, the solid drumming of Mikkey, just as Ace of Spades was a full blown assault from beginning to end, so it Hammered. “”Walk A Crooked Mile”” actually, has a guitar solo! All of the songs on the CD do! “”Down The Line”” has a classic metal sound & when you listen to it, it makes you realize just what metal is supposed to be. “”Voices From The War”” is brutal & “”Serial Killer”” features a cameo by wrestler Triple H on vocals….this song is pretty strange too! Dizzy Reed, from the band formerly known as Guns N Roses plays piano on “”Mine All Mine”” too! As a special bonus, they also included the Triple H theme at the end of the disc!
Brave new world~Lyrics~
So this a new beginning, as the new century dawns
The world’s a better place for you and me
Shouldn’t smoke or drink or watch that evil filthy porn.
Be Christian and God will set you free.
But being poor is worse than having AIDS,
The homeless live in boxes at our feet
Living in a constant state of dull frustrated rage,
The innocent shot daily in the street
Brave new world, brave new world, brave new world
The government has always been you pal as you well know
Absolute corrupted power play,
If we all wipe each other out, it only goes to show
While the bureaucrats get richer by the day,
Smoking dope will get you more than murder one,
And even worse than statutory rape,
Don’t understand your children, so you send them all to jail,
Believe me, you will never make a worse mistake.
The government is coming and it wants to be your friend,
It wants to show you how to be a snitch
Inform upon your children, the inevitable end,
Is everyone’s a victim but the filthy fucking rich,
And religion, like the monster that it is
Keeps telling you to turn the other cheek
God is on your side, but I don’t think that you’re on his,
If Jesus showed up now he’d be in jail by next week,
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