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Ace of Spades


Release date:
November 8th, 1980
Catalog ID:
202 876-320
Bronze Records
12" vinyl (33⅓ RPM)
11 reviews (avg. 84%)
Side A
1. Ace of Spades 02:49   Show lyrics
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2. Love Me like a Reptile 03:23   Show lyrics
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3. Shoot You in the Back 02:40   Show lyrics
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4. Live to Win 03:37   Show lyrics
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5. Fast and Loose 03:23   Show lyrics
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6. (We Are) The Road Crew 03:12   Show lyrics
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Side B
7. Fire, Fire 02:44   Show lyrics
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8. Jailbait 03:33   Show lyrics
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9. Dance 02:38   Show lyrics
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10. Bite the Bullet 01:38   Show lyrics
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11. The Chase Is Better Than the Catch 04:18   Show lyrics
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12. The Hammer 02:48   Show lyrics
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Band members
Lemmy Kilmister Vocals, Bass
Fast Eddie Clarke Guitars
Philthy Animal Drums
Miscellaneous staff
Vic Maile (R.I.P. 1989) Producer
Trevor Hallesy Engineering
Alan Ballard Photography
Lemmy Kilmister Vocals, Bass
Fast Eddie Clarke Guitars
Philthy Animal Drums
Vic Maile (R.I.P. 1989) Producer
Trevor Hallesy Engineering
Alan Ballard Photography
Read Shock you like an electric eel 100% Metal_Thrasher90 February 1st, 2014
Read It's the Ace of Spades 89% Guardian_disciple July 7th, 2013
Read Classic album is classic. 99% Metalhead1995 September 22nd, 2011
Read Outlaw bikers and card sharks. 84% hells_unicorn March 2nd, 2011
Read Manhood rules 78% Genzel May 12th, 2010
Read Ace of Speed Metal...Not... 73% heavymetalbackwards July 8th, 2009
Read Rock 'n' Roll in Fifth Gear 80% DawnoftheShred February 27th, 2007
Read Music to crash your car to. 90% asklater December 4th, 2004
Read Heavily underrated 100% Ausgebombt September 21st, 2004
Read Are there really fifteen... 73% UltraBoris June 3rd, 2004
Read Are there really 12 songs... 58% raZe October 18th, 2003

All tracks by Kilmister, Clarke, Taylor.

Roadrunner Records issued a CD with one bonus track, "Dirty Love".
Made in USA - RR 9227-2

The 2001 CD version has the following bonus tracks:
13. Dirty Love (Ace of Spades B-side)
14. Please Don't Touch (Johnny Kidd and the Pirates cover - performed by Headgirl)
15. Emergency (Girlschool cover - features Denise Dufort on drums)

Reissued by Sanctuary Records in 2005 as a two CD package. The first disc is the original album, the second is bonus tracks and has the following tracklist:
1. Dirty Love (b-side 'Ace of Spades' single)
2. Ace of Spades (alternative version)
3. Love Me Like a Reptile (alternative version)
4. Love Me like a Reptile (alternative version)
5. Shoot You in the Back (alternative version)
6. Fast and Loose (alternative version)
7. (We Are) The Roadcrew (alternative version)
8. Fire Fire (alternative version)
9. Jailbait (alternative version)
10. The Hammer (alternative version)
11. Dirty Love (alternative version)
12. Dirty Love (alternative version)
BBC Radio 1, David Jensen Session
13. Fast and Loose
14. Live to Win
15. Bite the Bullet/The Chase Is Better than the Catch

A "Classic Albums" documentary has been made for "Ace of Spades", chronicling its inception, recording process and legacy. It features a technology-aided reunion of the line-up that recorded it, performing the songs again in a studio setting.

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