The second the song starts and certainly the second first two words are spoken I can feel the press release acknowledged Motorhead comparisons. As the song, "One Way Track", opens up and the vocals kick in "Holy F'n Motorhead" is all that's screaming through my brain! So much so, that I in fact had to verify that I'd not accidentally hit the wrong album in my computer library! "Smile Now Cry Later" is much the same, are we sure Lemmy is not a guest vocalist here somewhere or involved in the album somehow? The joke is getting old by the time we go through "Feed The Fire" and "Backstabbers" and my attention is well on its way to wandering off to greener pastures (or rather beaches and bikinis) when the fifth entry jolts me back. Jolts me back yes, but not really in a good way. "Leave Me Be" heavily switches gears into a stark reminder of that song from The Crying Game movie....what was it called now? "Mockingbird" has a frantic pace off the start and is slightly less Motorhead-ish overall, while "Center Of The Universe" is a good interpretation of what it would sound like if Motorhead turned punk. The longest track on Fool's Gold, "Rip It Up", while nothing overly special is quickly becoming a favorite track migrating to my daily gym workout playlist. We wrap things up with "Dead End Blues" a blues infused track that's right back to the Motorhead cloning machine.
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