‘It was a wall of crushing sound’: Phil Anselmo Talks About Seeing Motörhead Live Back In 1985

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Via a video promo associated with a Motörhead tribute album, Pantera singer Phil Anselmo spoke to how much he admires the late Lemmy. This tribute album is titled Löve Me Förever: A Tribute To Motörhead, and it features a plethora of Motörhead covers.

Phil Anselmo, and that of a few other musicians, cover that of “Ace Of Spades.” In a video promo talking about Lemmy and Motörhead, Anselmo speaks to seeing the band perform live in 1985 and how their performance rocked him. Speaking to that show and the late Lemmy Kilmister, Anselmo shared the following:

“The first thing that attracted me to Motörhead was Lemmy Kilmister and the sound of his voice. And then it was solidified – In 1985, I went to a show outside New Orleans, Louisiana, and it was Agnostic Front and Motörhead. It was a wall of crushing sound and they were just incredible; they sounded great. Lemmy was so long lasting and impressionable, man, on me. He’s forever and I love him.”

Will you be picking up a copy of Löve Me Förever: A Tribute To Motörhead? You can find the video promo featuring Phil Anselmo below. You will also find the video of him performing “Ace Of Spades” below as well (and that of the tracklist associated with this album).

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The entire tracklist for this album is as follows (list reads as “band covering song” – “Motörhead song”):

King Dude – Killed by Death
Stöner – R.A.M.O.N.E.S.
High on Fire – Iron Fist
Cephalic Carnage – Order / Fade to Black
Eyehategod -Motörhead
Lord Buffalo – God Was Never on Your Side
Howling Giant w/ Chuck Garric, Calico Cooper & Kyle Juett – Love Me Like A Reptile
Mothership – Bomber
Foie Gras – Born to Lose
Psychlona – Iron Horse
Blackwater Holylight w/ Matt Pike – Please Don’t Touch
Creeping Death – In the Name of Tragedy
The Bridge City Sinners – Go to Hell
Exhorder- Sacrifice
Death by Stereo – Born to Raise Hell
Midnight – Dirty Love
Relaxer – America
Phil Anselmo / Gary Holt / Kelley Juett / Sacha Dunable / Tom Polzine / Nick Oliveri / Dwid Hellion / Kyle Juett / Chuck Garric / Zach Wheeler – Ace of Spades