Motörhead Ace of Spades

"After the bomb goes off," Deviants front-man and rock critic Mick Farren laughs, "there'll be rats, roaches, Keith Richards, Lemmy and Courtney Love. They'll be the future of the human race." It's a scary thought, but probably on the mark. Whereas the other two thirds of the classic Motörhead line-up — affable guitarist "Fast" Eddie Clarke and Phil "Philthy Animal" Taylor, a manic rat of a drummer — look more than a little the worse for wear 20 years after the recording of the Ace of Spades LP, Lemmy Kilmister seems fresh as a daisy, even after all the amphetamine and Jack Daniels. This episode of the always polished Classic Albums series offers chatty insight into the recording of Motörhead's third and best-loved studio album, and features strong new performances by Clarke and Taylor, neither of whom has been heard from for years. (Eagle Vision)