Monday, November 17, 2014

MOTORHEAD + The Damned @ Zénith, Paris Nov 18 2014

MOTORHEAD + The Damned + Skew Siskin @ Zénith, Paris Nov 18 2014
We arrived on the site of the Zénith very early as we didn't wanna miss The Damned, in fact we were there before the very first band Skew Siskin.
Had a quick chat backstage with Captain Sensible , who was charming, we talked about Philty "The Animal" Taylor who showed up at the Motorhead gig in Birmingham (along with Fast Eddie Clark who played on one song with Motorhead). He told us that Philty couldn't play as he just had a brain operation but was fine. Glad to hear that.
Skew Siskin was first on stage, the girl on vocals tried hard to get the audience going, the Zénith was still half empty at that time, but that was a bit difficult as their show was a bit average.
The Damned was next, huge backdrop, Captain Sensible on the left on guitar,dressed smartly and Dave Vanian on Vocals. Great set even thought there were some suspicious backing vocals.
Lots of catchy songs including "New Rose" Lively atmosphere down the front.
Great set by English Punk Rockers The Damned

Lemmy was very frail and scary a few months ago, he has lost lots of weight with his two skinny legs but tonight he looks fine but still a bit shaky and frail.
After the first song "Shoot you in the Back" we're all relieve, he's OK, the voice is there and cavernous . MOTORHEAD  is still a war machine with Mikey on Drums and Phil on guitars. We have a guitar solo and Drum solo so that Lemmy can have a rest behind his trademark "Murder one" amp. The Tour is also very short with only 9 shows in Europe. I guess for the fans who saw the band on each tour it's "same as usual"...

Overal good show by Lemmy & Co, just hope he's gonna get better & better as MOTORHEAD will be playing @ Hellfest next year.
Shoot You in the Back
Damage Case
Stay Clean
Over the Top
Guitar Solo
Rock It
Do You Believe
The Chase Is Better Than the Catch
Lost Woman Blues
Doctor Rock ( inc drum solo)
Just 'Cos You Got the Power
Going to Brazil
No Class
Ace of Spades

Motorhead + Anthrax @ Zénith, Paris Nov 21 2012
 Motorhead + No One Is Innocent @ Zénith Paris, Nov 21 2011
 Motorhead @ Hellfest, Clisson June 20 2010, 8:50 PM
 Motorhead & Izia @ Zénith Paris Nov 4th 2009