I went to see Motorhead at the students union in Cardiff the other night. Went with a bunch of workmates, we got a bunch of subsidised tickets from our social club. Very nice. Saved me quite a bit of cash.
First up were the support, Clutch. They are a fine band. Great gutsy bluesy metal. Not the best of showmen ever, the guitarist and bassist were pretty stationary on the stage.
Then the main event; Motorhead. They did a blinding (and deafening) set. I was pretty glad that I bought a pair of earplugs along. My hearing is pretty dodgy as it stands, no need to mess it up further. The first part of the set was pretty good. Lemmy is a great showman, no question. The band is very good, very slick in general. The encore of overkill and ace of spades did seem a bit tired however, I’m sure they are pretty sick of playing those songs by now. They did a cover of Rosalee by Thin Lizzy, which was pretty nice. Well worth seeing. I’ll go again, if I get a chance.