After the demise of HRH Lemmy (His Royal Headbanger?), many thought that was the end of Motorhead, but Phil Campbell, lead guitarist with the band since 1984 and his sons, plus Neil Starr are keeping the flag flying. With a style of rock that encompasses many influences, one minute you could be listening to Whitesnake, next Black Stone Cherry, but to the crammed Glasgow audience he’s still that guy from Motorhead!
With a setlist splattered with covers, plus tracks from the album The Age Of Absurdity, naturally, there are Motorhead tracks, a Hawkwind classic where it all started for Lemmy, and a wee Bowie number is thrown in as well. Maybe this band ain’t as loud as Campbell’s previous outfit, and his singer aint as gruff and growly as his last, but these boys know how to rock.
Big Mouth and Step Into The Fire opened events before Rock Out, the first Motorhead number of the evening. The crowd is loving it and Phil has a big smile on his face, obviously still enjoying life on the road. Born To Raise Hell, R.A.M.O.N.E.S are sandwiched in between more tracks from the debut album before Silver Machine, the Hawkwind classic which originally featured the thumping bass and gravel vocals of Lemmy which was a number 3 hit in 1972.