Motorhead - Stage Fright

This film was shot at a concert in Dusseldorf, Germany back in 2004, long before there were daily worries about whether or not the poor health of front man Lemmy Kilmister would bring an end to the band, and when Inferno was the current Motorhead album.

Only three songs from that album are played here; a take on the sing-song-y "In the Name of Tragedy," "Killers" and a stripped down version of "Whorehouse Blues" where Lemmy sings to acoustic guitar accompaniment from Phillip Campbell and Mikkey Dee.

Kilmister indicates early in the show that the band is going to shake up the set list a bit, "Since we've been playin' the same songs three years runnin'," and to that end there are numerous surprises like the inclusion of "I Got Mine" and "Dancing on Your Grave" from 1983's Another Perfect Day, which Lemmy refers to as "Our most hated album ever."

Also in the set are the Chuck Berry-inspired "Going to Brazil," super oldie "No Class" and the speedy even for Motorhead "R.A.M.O.N.E.S." Favorite "Killed by Death" comes late in the show and biggies "Ace of Spades" and "Overkill" close the show.

Motorhead always plays no-nonsense shows and this is a good one, a keeper that fans will love especially since it's loaded with extras like an optional commentary feature viewable in picture-in-picture mode and backstage footage from a Los Angeles show where luminaries like Kerry King, Ronnie James Dio, Dave Grohl, Carmine Appice and former Motorhead member Phil "Philthy Animal" Taylor make appearances.

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Motorhead - Stage Fright

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