8. Overnight Sensation (1996)
By the time Motorhead’s thirteenth studio album came along they had reverted back to a trio with their longest lasting line-up of Lemmy, Phil Campbell and Mikkey Dee in place. With Wurzel gone, if Phil Campbell had any concerns about taking on the role of sole guitarist then he certainly kept them in check!
This mid-period release has everything you can ever want or need from a Motorhead album. From great performances to great songs such as “Civil War”, the straight-up rock of “Crazy Like A Fox” and heavier tracks like “Love Can’t Buy You Money” and “Shake The World, Overnight Sensation rarely gets the credit it deserves.
It must have been extremely frustrating for the band that – at this point in their career – they could barely get arrested in their home country. In fact, it was around this time that Lemmy stated they could make enough money from their success in Germany to sustain the band and no doubt he allowed himself a chuckle when he came up with album title; quintessential British humour from a band that were practically ignored by their UK compatriots.
If you don’t own a copy of Overnight Sensation or haven’t listened to it in a while we urge you to do yourself a favour and give it a blast….this forgotten classic will not leave you disappointed.