Motörhead with Meldrum
Kulturbolaget, Malmö, Sweden
Review and live pictures by Anders Sandvall
Lemmy and his band are back in Sweden again to play on the second leg
of the Hammered tour. The band has played in Sweden for ten days and Malmö was
their last gig. The day after playing in Malmö they played in Copenhagen
The support act during the Sweden tour was the Stockholm based band
Meldrum. This is a band with almost only women and one man on drums. The
music had a great advantage live over their debut album released last
year. They played three songs from their
upcoming, second record. The release is planned in March next year. There
is an upwards swing compared to the debut. Moa on lead vocals has a
tremendous voice and a strong personality. Michelle almost beats her
husband John Norum (the biggest guitar-hero in Sweden) on guitar.
It was a great to meet them again. They are faithful to Sweden and the fans
are faithful to them. KB was almost sold out. This is great when one could
consider that they visit Sweden quite often. They played one hour and thirty-five
minutes and the show was magic.
Lemmy entered the stage
and said as always “We are Motörhead and we are going to kick your ass”
and the song “We are Motörhed” started the gig. This gang never fails
because they are such a well-oiled tour-machine. They didn’t play very much
from the new record, only three songs “Brave new world”, “Shout your mouth”
and “No remorse.” One rather new number was ”Sacrifice” and in this song
drummer Mikkey Dee (a drum hero and the best!) did a perfect solo. Another rather new song was the Sex Pistol’s cover “God save the
queen”. Then they played old songs like “Killed by Death”, “Orgasmatron”
green spotlight on Lemmy’s face, as always) ,“Going to Brazil”,
”Bomber”, ”Metropolis” and “Over the top”.
In the front you have Lemmy and Phil and they have occupied the whole
and moved around a lot the entire show. They shared the speech between the
songs nowadays, but before Lemmy had the whole responsibility for this
During the eighties the sound was so loud you couldn’t hear your own
voice. Today they have lowered the sound and everyone in the band can be
heard. At KB the sound was splendid. You could hear Lemmy sing very well.
Lemmy talked quite a lot between the songs and he asked if there were any
punks in the audience before they played the Pistol cover. The tribute to
the band Ramones became a tribute to Lemmy’s friends Joey and Dee Dee in
the band. They are now dead as everybody knows. Lemmy gave the audience in
Malmö great credit and he liked finishing their Sweden tour here. He asked
not to forget them. Sweden has the best drummer in the world (Mr. Dee) and
Lemmy is very happy for having him as a member in the band.
Motörhead is difficult to beat and they did an excellent job. There are
only a few musicians who can put on a show as good as theirs (for as long
as they have been doing). The records
on the other hand have had a various quality during the last years.
I missed the song “Burner” from the album Bastards. This song is my
favorite. When the last song “Overkill” sounded, we all felt as if a steam
engine had overdriven us and I was totally happy. The setlist below is not
in order, but these songs were played.
We are Motörhead
Brave new world
Shout you in the back
Over the top
Shut your mouth
God save the queen
Going to Brazil
Killed by Death
Ace of spades (encore)
Thanks to SPV and Skive Promotion - Sweden for their help with the show.
Thanks to KB for your kindness and your very nice staff