Monday, May 13, 2002 @ 9:12 PM
Motorhead Raises Hell At Le Me
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With a freak late April snowstorm happening outside, Motorhead rocked Le Medley in Montreal last Sunday April 28th. The show started about an hour late due the band getting in later than expected, as they had to drive in a snowstorm from Toronto.
Voivod opened the concert. By the time I got inside they only had 2 songs left. It seemed as if the band was enjoying playing in front of the hometown crowd. And NO Jason Newsted was not there. Too bad, that would have been way cool.
Next up was Morbid Angel. I am not a fan of most death metal acts, however these guys have perhaps the greatest speed drummer ever. Whoever he is, he rocks. I think he played double bass for 40 minutes straight. The guy was incredible!
Having never seen Motorhead before, I anxiously waited. Finally the light went down and Lemmy strolled onto the stage looking very dapper in a brown 1970's retro shirt and bell-bottoms. Lemmy was smaller than I thought he would be. I guess when someone is a God, and then you actually see them, then they seem smaller in person. Anyway, they kicked things off with “We Are Motorhead,” “No Class” and “Bomber.” During “Bomber,” several "fans/assholes" got on stage. As one of the punk asses was being dragged off, he took out one of Phil Campbell's amplifiers, thus rendering him incapable of finishing the song. Lemmy and Mikkey, being the consumate professionals they were, carried on. The crowd really appreciated that. The band then left the stage so Phil could get setup again. Appropriately enough, they came back on 5 minutes later and carried on with “Damage Case.” The rest of the show was great. Being in a small club with a capacity of 1500 provided a great Motorhead experience.
Here is a list of the songs that I remember them playing.
We Are Motorhead
Over Your Shoulder
God Save the Queen
Born to Raise Hell
Sacrifice (with drum solo)
Just Because You Have The Power (Doesn't Mean You Have The Right)
Love For Sale
Killed By Death
Ace Of Spades