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KP says: Motörhead - Aalborg and Copenhagen - Denmark - Live - 2011-12-02 + 04   Rating: Rating: 5/6   
Updated: 2011-12-03 16:47:52    Type:  concert review     English  View Comment Details   
Motörhead - Aalborg and Copenhagen - Denmark - Live - 2011-12-02 + 04 (concert review)
Aalborg, Skråen:

I had decided that one Motörhead gig in December was just not enough for me, so I flew in from Copenhagen for this gig in northern Jutland. Of course, I'll also catch the band in Copenhagen later this weekend. I met up with some nice people I had met at Wacken Open Air a few years ago and I had a fine time re-visting Aalborg.

The support band - Jorn - played a fine gig. The singer has a great voice and the band played some good old-school heavy metal. I believe it was one of the best support acts, I've seen at a Motörhead gig.

Skråen turned out to be a pretty good venue. Lots of bars meaning great access to beer and the acoustics of the venue were not bad at all. The volume was not particularly loud and it was certainly not everything louder than everything else if you compare to the days of old. But still, I had a nice ringing noise in my right ear for several hours after, so it wasn't particularly soft either :)

We knew the setlist before-hand. Motörhead is not a band known to improvise. The setlist is however great with some good variations from earlier tours. The inclusion of the mighty "Orgasmatron" is the most important change in my opinion. It is simply the greatest lyrics ever penned by Lemmy and I never ever get tired of seeing Lemmy sing and shout his way through this masterpiece all bathed in green light. Well, see for yourself, I've embedded my video below. Other great changes would be the rather unusual opener "Bomber" and "The One To Sing the Blues" including Mikkey Dee's drum solo.

It is only minor details that separate Motörhead gigs from each other. I've seen the band so many times that I've lost track of just how many times, but I am enjoying the über-cool awesomeness of this power trio every single time and I'll never get tired of it. Mikkey on drums, Phil on guitar and Lemmy on Rickenbacker bass are so goddamn tight that no other band even comes close when you need that one and a half hour fix of hard rock'n'roll smashed in your face with a massive warhammer. They always deliver and you never leave a Motörhead gig without a huge smile on your face. Needless to say you are quite often also partly deaf and quite drunk, but those things are just an added bonus!

Copenhagen, Vega:

Pretty much the same shit as what happened in Aalborg. I think I liked Aalborg slightly more, Lemmy sang a bit more clean (is that even possible?) and the crowd was more "friendly". Vega however was much wilder and more hardcore. It surely drained some power to stay up in front - facing Murder One. I left that spot for the encore which I enjoyed from the sky view (see the pictures) to get a different perspective. My phone's camera failed me badly, especially at Vega, but it's most likely just a matter of me getting used to it while being Motör-drunk. Great thing at Vega was that I met Jorn outside in the lobby after the concert. That Norwegian dude can sing, I tell you! Such a fucking great weekend it was. Lemmy, please stay alive forever!Setlist:
Bomber, Damage Case, I Know How to Die, Stay Clean, Metropolis, Over the Top, One Night Stand, Guitar Solo, The Chase Is Better Than the Catch, Get Back In Line, I'll Be Your Sister, The One To Sing the Blues (Drum Solo), Orgasmatron, Going to Brazil, Killed by Death, Iron Fist, Encore: Whorehouse Blues, Ace of Spades, Overkill.


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Steffen Jungersen : "Mig & Lemmy - en rock'n'roll krønike"
Cd/vinyl reviews:
Motörhead - Motörizer  ♦  The CroBar - Vol One  ♦  Slash - R&FN'R (limited edition)  ♦  Motörhead - The Wörld Is Yours  ♦  Various - Butchering The Beatles (a headbashing tribute)  ♦  The Head Cat - Walk the Walk... Talk the Talk  ♦  Motörhead - Aftershock  ♦  Motörhead : Bad Magic  ♦  David Bowie : Blackstar  ♦  Abbath : "Abbath"  ♦  Motörhead – The Löst Tapes Vol. 1 (Live In Madrid 1995)  ♦  Motörhead - Kiss of Death  ♦  Motörhead - Better Motörhead Than Dead - Live 2005
Concert reviews:
Motörhead - Vega - Copenhagen, Denmark - 2007-12-04 - Live  ♦  The Black Crusade - KB-hallen - Denmark - 2007-12-10 - Live  ♦  Screamin' Eric - Studenterhuset - Copenhagen, Denmark - 2008-04-05  ♦  Motörhead - Vega - Copenhagen, Denmark - 2008-12-09 - Live  ♦  Dragontears - Loppen - Copenhagen - 2009-04-18 - Live  ♦  Motörhead - Live @ Graa Hal, Copenhagen - 2009-06-06  ♦  Adam Ant - The Scala - London - Live - 2010-04-30  ♦  Motörhead - Roskilde Festival - Denmark - Live - 2010-07-04  ♦  Grinderman - Vega, Copenhagen - Denmark - Live - 2011-07-12  ♦  The Raveonettes - Vega, Copenhagen - Live - 2011-12-10   ♦  Here's a few afterthoughts from Copenhell 2012  ♦  The Raveonettes - Vega, Copenhagen - Live - 2012-10-26  ♦  Gutter Island Festival 2014, Masnedø Fort, 2014-08-22 + 23.  ♦  Accept - Amager Bio, Copenhagen - 2014-09-19  ♦  The Raveonettes - Vega, Copenhagen - Live - 2014-12-11  ♦  Abbath @ The O2 Forum - Kentish Town, London, Live, 2016-01-23  ♦  Wendy James @ Rough Trade East / Old Blue Last - London, Live, 2016-02-15  ♦  Et tilbageblik på Copenhell 2016  ♦  Warner E. Hodges live @ Sankt Gertruds, Malmö, Sweden, 2017-10-18   ♦  Hollywood Vampires - Tivoli, Copenhagen, 2018-06-08  ♦  Nine Inch Nails - Zitadelle Spandau, Berlin, 2018-07-02  ♦  Roskilde Festival 2007 - The worst band selection ever at RF
Dvd/bluray reviews:
Motörhead - Stage Fright  ♦  Live At Wacken 2009 (20th Anniversary) - 3 dvd  ♦  Motörhead - The Wörld Is Ours - Vol. 1  ♦  Motörhead : "Clean Your Clock" [CD + Blu-Ray)  ♦  Motörhead : "Louder Than Noise... Live in Berlin", CD+DVD
Movie reviews:
Lemmy - The Movie  ♦  Hellraiser 1-2-3 (revisited in 2011)
Music comments:
30 albums I would take with me to a galaxy far far way  ♦  The 10 best live concerts I saw in 2011  ♦  25 albums I would take with me to a galaxy far far way  ♦  Top 5 : music albums of 2015  ♦  Lemmy is dead. Motörhead is dead. Rock 'n' roll is dead?  ♦  Rock 'N' Roll Is Dead! (And It Lived In Minneapolis) - R.I.P. Prince  ♦  The year of shit named 2016 - KP's "Best of vs. Worst of"  ♦  KP's 2017 Album Top 10  ♦  New records added to my collection - 2019  ♦  New records added to my collection - 2020  ♦  Albums - Top 1000 - Year 2021
Album reviews:
Motörhead Albums
Music photos:
Motörhead - The Wörld Is Yours - Collector's Pack  ♦  Motörhead - Live @ Graa Hal, Copenhagen - Photos  ♦  Motörhead - The Wörld Is Yours - Collector's Pack  ♦  Motörhead - Live @ Roskilde Festival 2010, Photos  ♦  Motörhead - Live @ Vega, Copenhagen - Photos  ♦  Motörhead - Live @ Vega, Copenhagen - Photos  ♦  Motörhead - Live in Aalborg and Copenhagen 2011, Photos