Almost two years after Lemmy passed away, the remaining members of Motorhead decided to release a covers album called “Under Cover”. This new Motorhead release, came from an idea that they had while Lemmy was still alive, paying themselves tribute to other great bands as well.
Catching some of us by surprise, this compilation of some previous released covers presents a cover never released before, and maybe the most surprising of the album, “Heroes” (David Bowie). The tracklist is very consistent, and it shows different genres of rock, powered by the noise and attitude of Motorhead, but with the same vibe of the originals. Some of the best covers featured on this release are “Breaking the Law” (Judas Priest), “God Save the Queen” (Sex Pistols cover), “Starstruck” (Rainbow) with the participation of Bill Byford of Saxon, Jumpin’ Jack Flash (The Rolling Stones), Rockaway Beach (The Ramones), and Shoot ‘Em Down (Twisted Sister) to name a few.
It’s a good album to dust off some of your Motorhead records, and somehow will make the listener revive the good old days when the band was still around, while also showing some of the influences that Lemmy had. Definitely it’s something for the Motorhead fans to sink their teeth in, while some others might get curious and listen to the album, which is always a good option.
Wherever we stand, we can expect a good record, and one of the best tributes that we can find out there, with the quality seal of the best bands of all time.