iPod Shuffle - Ace Of Spades
Ace Of Spades - "Motörhead" - Play this track here.
Ace of Spades" is perhaps the best known song by the English band Motörhead. The 7" vinyl single was released in October 1980 as a preview to the album Ace of Spades and autumn tour. Bronze Records also released a 12" vinyl pressing in special Christmas picture sleeves, limited to 50,000 copies. The picture of the band in Santa outfits used on the cover was taken at the Aylesbury Fair, while the band were on tour.
Its a staple of their live shows and I have probably seen it played as encore three or four times. For the lyrics, Lemmy said he "used gambling metaphors, mostly cards and dice - when it comes to that sort of thing, I'm more into the one-arm bandits actually, but you can't really sing about spinning fruit, and the wheels coming down"
In March 2005, Q magazine placed it at no 27 in its list of the 100 Greatest Guitar Tracks, stating "This song has an intro which wouldn't be out of place ushering in the end of the world". In 2009 it was named both the 10th greatest hard rock and metal song of all time by VH1.
Up to this point the band consisted of the original trio of Lemmy on bass &lead vocals, "Fast" Eddie Clarke on lead guitar and Phil "Philthy Animal" Taylor on drums.
In April 2003, Saddam's whereabouts remained in question during the weeks following the fall of Baghdad and the conclusion of the major fighting of the 2003 Iraq war. Various sightings of Saddam were reported in the weeks following the war but none was authenticated. At various times Saddam released audio tapes promoting popular resistance to the U.S.-led occupation.
Saddam was placed at the top of the U.S. list of "most-wanted Iraqis". By July 2003, his sons Uday and Qusay and 14-year-old grandson Mustapha were killed in a three-hour gunfight with U.S. forces.
On the 14th December 2003, U.S. administrator in Iraq L. Paul Bremer announced that Saddam Hussein had been captured at a farmhouse in ad-Dawr near Tikrit. Bremer presented video footage of Saddam in custody. The enduring image of the capture however, was a tabloid photo of the ex-leader in his underpants. The release of the pictures is certainly a violation of the Geneva Convention.
'Pants' is a suitable metaphor for the shaky evidence that originally was used to justify the conflict, which has had devastating effects on the Iraqi people, hundreds of servicemans families and handed Al-Qaeda the perfect environment to recruit for more global jihad. Well done politicians.
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