Under Cöver will feature 11 tracks, including a version of Bowie’s “Heroes”
By David Sands
July 25, 2017
It looks like Lemmy has a little more in store for us after all. An album of covers by the late singer and bassist’s band Motörhead is due out this fall.
The album, Under Cöver, will feature Motörhead versions of 11 of the band’s favorite songs, including “Sympathy for the Devil” by the Rolling Stones, “Breaking the Law” by Judas Priest and “God Save the Queen” by the Sex Pistols. (SEE LISTING BELOW.) Of special note is the inclusion of an unreleased cover of David Bowie’s “Heroes.”
“It’s such a great Bowie song, one of his best, and I could only see great things coming out of it from us, and so it proved to be,” Motörhead guitarist Phil Campbell said in a statement, “and Lemmy ended up loving our version.”
“He was very, very proud of it,” said drummer Mikkey Dee, “not only because it turned out so well but because it was fun! Which is what projects like this should be – fun!”
Motörhead’s final album Bad Magic was released in 2015. The group disbanded in December of that year in the wake of Lemmy’s passing.
“We were happy with them at the time and we’re happy with them now!” says Campbell of the songs on Under Cöver.
“We should remember that it’s about having some fun with songs that we all loved,” adds Dee.
1. Breaking the Law (Produced by Cameron Webb) 2008
2. God Save the Queen (Produced by Bob Kulick and Bruce Bouillet) 2000
3. Heroes (Produced by Cameron Webb) 2015
4. Starstruck (Produced by Cameron Webb) 2014
5. Cat Scratch Fever (Produced by Peter Solley) 1992
6. Jumpin’ Jack Flash (Produced by Bob Kulick and Bruce Bouillet) 2001
7. Sympathy for the Devil (Produced by Cameron Webb) 2015
8. Hellraiser (Produced by Billy Sherwood) 1992
9. Rockaway Beach (Mixed by Cameron Webb) 2002
10.Shoot ‘Em Down (Produced by Bob Kulick and Bruce Bouillet) 2001
11. Whiplash (Produced by Bruce Bouillet and Bob Kulick) 2005
Title: Under Cöver
Release Date: September 2017
Label:Silver Lining Music
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