Motörhead 3-LP Bundle – Overkill, Bomber & Ace of Spades
Save over 25% when you buy these iconic albums together with this vinyl bundle offer!*
Here, three legendary Motörhead studio albums are presented as a vinyl bundle offer – Overkill (1979), Bomber (1979) and Ace of Spades (1980). All three albums have been pressed on 180g heavyweight vinyl.
Formed in London in 1975, Motörhead are often considered a precursor to the new wave of British heavy metal, which re-energised heavy metal in the late 1970s and early 1980s. The albums Overkill, Bomber, Ace of Spades cemented Motörhead’s legendary reputation.
Overkill (2015 Reissue on 180g Vinyl)
Released on on 24 March 1979, Overkill is the second studio album by Motörhead. Kerrang! magazine listed the album at No. 46 among the ‘100 Greatest Heavy Metal Albums of All Time’.
Overkill was an unexpected success, reaching No. 24 on the UK Albums Chart. It is considered by many to be a vast improvement over the band’s debut and the album where they laid the foundation for their classic sound. According to AllMusic: ‘Motörhead’s landmark second album, Overkill, marked a major leap forward for the band, and it remains one of their all-time best, without question. In fact, some fans consider it their single best, topping even Ace of Spades. It’s a ferocious album, for sure, perfectly showcasing Motörhead’s trademark style of no holds barred proto-thrash – a kind of punk-inflected heavy metal style that is sloppy and raw yet forceful and in your face.’
Overkill was co-produced by legendary producer Jimmy Miller, who had previously worked with Traffic and the Rolling Stones, and recorded at Roundhouse Studios and Sound Development Studios in London.
- Stay Clean
- (I Won’t) Pay Your Price
- I’ll Be Your Sister
- No Class
- Damage Case
- Tear Ya Down
- Limb From Limb
Bomber (2015 Reissue on 180g Vinyl)
Released on 27 October 1979, Bomber is the third studio album by Motörhead.
By 1979, Motörhead had been together for four years and had amassed a loyal following in both punk and heavy metal circles. After recording an album for United Artists that the label shelved, the band released its eponymous debut LP in 1977, but it was with 1979’s Overkill that the band hit their stride. The title track landed in the UK Top 40 and, after appearing again on Top of the Pops, the band returned to the studio that summer with legendary producer Jimmy Miller to record what would become Bomber.
However, the band did not have the opportunity to work up the songs on the road, as they had with their previous album. Joel McIver quotes singer and bassist Lemmy in his book Overkill: The Untold Story of Motörhead: ‘I wish we’d played the songs onstage first, like we did with the Overkill album, if we could’ve played them for three weeks on the road it would have been less slick… Listen to the way we play them live and compare that to the album.’ Nonetheless, Bomber would peak at No. 12 on the UK albums chart, their strongest showing up to that point.
Bomber is well regarded by fans, and is packed full of essential Motörhead tracks. Jason Birchmeier of AllMusic writes, ‘There are a couple killers here, namely Dead Men Tell No Tales, Stone Dead Forever, and Bomber, but overall, the songs of Bomber aren’t as strong as those of Overkill were. Granted, this is somewhat of a moot point to raise, as Bomber is still a top-shelf Motörhead album, one of their all-time best, without question.’
- Dead Men Tell No Tales
- Sweet Revenge
- Stone Dead Forever
- All The Aces
- Step Down
- Talking Head
Ace of Spades (2015 Reissue on 180g Vinyl)
Released on 8 November 1980, Ace of Spades is the fourth studio album by Motörhead. It is the band’s most commercially successful album, peaking at No. 4 on the UK Albums Chart and reaching gold status in the UK by March 1981. The album includes some of the band’s most popular songs, including The Chase Is Better Than the Catch, (We Are) The Road Crew, and the legendary single Ace of Spades, which rose to No. 15 on the UK Singles Chart.
Ace of Spades was the band’s debut release in the United States, with Mercury Records handling distribution in North America. In 2020, the album was ranked at 408 on Rolling Stone’s ‘500 Greatest Albums of All Time’ list.
The album has been described as one of the best metal albums of all time and a significantly influential hard rock classic. AllMusic calls it ‘rock-solid, boasting several superlative standouts’ and insists it ‘rightly deserves its legacy as a classic’.
- Ace of Spades
- Love Me Like a Reptile
- Shoot You in the Back
- Live to Win
- Fast and Loose
- (We Are) The Road Crew
- Fire, Fire
- Bite the Bullet
- The Chase Is Better Than the Catch
- The Hammer
* Please note:
– Discount does not apply if titles are bought individually.
– This time limited offer is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.
– This special bundle offer is not available retrospectively.