THE WORLD IS OURS - VOL. 1
"We are Motorhead, and we play Rock N' Roll", Lemmy proclaims while casually walking out to the front of the stage in Santiago, Chile. We've all heard it so many times. What follows next is a no frills, straight forward onslaught of typical Motorhead madness...just like it's always been...throughout the entire length of most of our lives!
The interesting thing with Motorhead, that most bands could never get away with, is that they just plug in and do it time and time again and it continues to be excellent. Motorhead have started to rival Iron Maiden in the number of live releases they put out, but even more so than Iron Maiden, the material is always welcome. Unlike Iron Maiden, Motorhead don't feel the need to change things up a lot from release to release or tour to tour. Yes, they incorporate a few new songs here and there, but ultimately if you've seen Motorhead before, you aren't going to come away from this release surprised by anything. Same staging, same lighting, same songs...and same excellence. Motorhead are not just good at what they do, they are legendary at it, so there's no need to change anything up at all.
THE WORLD IS OURS is a 3 disc DVD and 2 CD set of simplistic Motorheadbanging that will please anyone that can name a single song other than "Ace Of Spades". Most of the great hits are featured here - "Killed By Death", "Ace Of Spades" and "Overkill" among others. The band mix in some new stuff that fits perfectly, like "Get Back In Line" early in the set. Overall, it's a typical rockin' Motorhead concert full of all the typical cliches this band is known for. The stage is sparce as always. The band reach out to the crowd for some cheap pop asking them if they want the band to play louder. Most importantly though, even at their advanced age, Motorhead continues to be one of the tightest bands in the history of touring. Lemmy, drummer Mikkey Dee and guitarist Phil Campbell just rage on songs like "Over The Top" and "Rock Out".
PITRIFF RATING - 90/100 - It's Motorhead. It's a well shot DVD. It's doubtful that a single second of retouching of the audio was done on this. Most importantly, each and every song just makes you want to throw that fist in the air and plant that middle finger square in the face of anyone telling you "no". Some bands just don't need all the extra bullshit to make them good. Motorhead again proves to be one such band! THE WORLD IS OURS is a great live release.