Motörheadache takes it to 11 in Brighton at Concorde 2


Motörheadache: photo by Ian Bourn for Scene Sussex

Motörheadache: photo by Ian Bourn for Scene Sussex

Motörheadache with guests Cyanide Sundae at Concorde 2, 18 June 2022. Black Rabbit Productions.

Motörheadache are difficult to beat! If you want some Motörhead then Motörheadache will give it to you. Its as close as you are going to get!

Motörheadache: photo by Ian Bourn for Scene Sussex

Motörheadache: photo by Ian Bourn for Scene Sussex

Motörheadache are a three piece tribute to Lemmy’s musical career with Motörhead from 1975 to 2015. Set up by lifelong Motörhead fan Rob Campbell on Rickenbacker bass and vocal, the line-up features also tonight Shane Haigh on guitar and Garry ‘Magpie’ Bowler on drums, Motörheadache have previously toured the UK extensively, as well as gigs in Germany, Holland and Belgium. During the pandemic things were being updated and changed, and now No Sleep ‘Till Brighton! They are back!

Sadly since Lemmy passed away there was a sudden reality check for millions of fans that there would never be another live Motörhead gig. It’s a hard and tough pill to swallow for many. However, I have to say not all is lost as there is an alternative out there; they are as close as you can get to what the real thing did and achieved. Their name is Motörheadache.

Motörheadache: photo by Ian Bourn for Scene Sussex

Motörheadache: photo by Ian Bourn for Scene Sussex

I am happy to confirm that you won’t hear or indeed see anything that’s as close to the real thing as Motörheadache. These guys are good, real good and damned loud – as it should be!

Motörheadache: photo by Ian Bourn for Scene Sussex

Motörheadache: photo by Ian Bourn for Scene Sussex

Lemmy/Rob followed the band on stage to a huge cheer, we were ready! He introduced the set with “Good evening. We are Motörhead and we play rock n’ roll!” – they were ready! We were ready! Motörheadache geared up and kick started into action and didn’t stop for nearly 90 minutes.

Iron Fist smashed into us and followed by Stay Clean. A member of the audience was invited onto the stage to dance to Jailbait. Brilliant! Congrats, to the lady who threw herself into it, gyrating and hanging herself around Robs neck and visiting Shane to do the same.

Motörheadache: photo by Ian Bourn for Scene Sussex

Motörheadache: photo by Ian Bourn for Scene Sussex

A couple of face melters into the set, such as Shoot You In The Back and We are The Road Crew, “Lemmy” asked if we could hear it all ok, he said he thought it was a bit quiet and asked for more power – he got it!

As the rest of the performance unfolds, it’s pretty clear that despite the massive back catalogue of material to draw upon, the lion’s share of this performance if focused upon the heyday of this outfit, Orgasmatron, Over The Top and also Dr Rock.

Motörheadache: photo by Ian Bourn for Scene Sussex

Motörheadache: photo by Ian Bourn for Scene Sussex

The building shook as Silver Machine was played, No Class and RAMONES followed, those three songs were set favorites for me. Damn it was good to be back with these guys.

The world may seem a bit less interesting without those trailblazer figures such as Lemmy. There is definitely a bittersweet element to hearing the sonic audio firepower of a man who had created such a sound and, who no doubt had more to give, performed so brilliantly by Motörheadache.

Motörheadache: photo by Ian Bourn for Scene Sussex

Motörheadache: photo by Ian Bourn for Scene Sussex

The sheer scope and heavy weight material that was created under the Motörhead name is truly wonderful, a gift from Lemmy should not be passed up! Motörheadache are keeping it loud and raw. The gig tonight does fall back on most of the better-known material from the distant past; it offers a stellar showing of the band and material, and Lemmy! Judging by the reaction of the Concorde 2 crowd one can dispel any idea or belief of one being too old to rock!

Motörheadache: photo by Ian Bourn for Scene Sussex

Motörheadache: photo by Ian Bourn for Scene Sussex

Rob/Lemmy was pounding away on his bass and singing up to the mic as usual. Shane was bloody excellent with the guitar work, the sound he creates is breath-taking. Shout to Magpie on the drums. Damn he played that kit hard. The three of them build and deliver a rock and roll tour de force. It was proof as the audience of all ages was instructed to form a hot and sweaty mosh pit. The crowd didn’t need to be asked twice!

This concert from Motörheadache underscores why Motörhead were so influential as they delivered one blistering track after another. This gang never fails because they are such a well-oiled silver tour machine.

Rob stood in front of a replica of Murder One, an exact replica cosmetically of Lemmy’s famous amp. The original complete Murder One rig used by Motörheadache is now on display at Lemmy’s Bar in Blackpool.

Motörheadache: photo by Ian Bourn for Scene Sussex

Motörheadache: photo by Ian Bourn for Scene Sussex

The smoke machine started to pump again, white searchlights pierced the smog and an air raid siren started up… Bomber!. “You might know this one” as the decibel count went even higher with Ace Of Spades. The guys then tore apart Overkill.

Motörheadache: photo by Ian Bourn for Scene Sussex

Motörheadache: photo by Ian Bourn for Scene Sussex

Motörheadache are difficult to beat and they did an excellent job. There are only a few musicians who could put on a tribute based show as good as theirs. If you want some Motörhead then Motörheadache will give it to you and its really as close as you are going to get.

Motörheadache: photo by Ian Bourn for Scene Sussex

Motörheadache: photo by Ian Bourn for Scene Sussex

End of the gig, stepped outside from the generated steam heat within the venue, into a full on electrical storm, thunder, lightning and hail. What a way to end an electrifying evening!

Motörheadache: on Facebook here.

Motörheadache are on the WWW here.

Cyanide Sundae

A brilliant choice for guest slot, opener for Motörheadache, well done to Black Rabbit Productions. Cyanide Sundae are made up of three musicians who are just born to do it and do it loud with style!

Cyanide Sundae: Photo by Ian Bourn for Scene Sussex

Cyanide Sundae: Photo by Ian Bourn for Scene Sussex

Paul on vocals and guitar duty,  André hitting his bass and Kev on the drum kit. I have known these guys for a while, 2018 I think. I have seen them play a good few times, and the last time I saw them was the last live gig in Bar 42 in Worthing. Scene Sussex has in the past reviewed videos and their amazing debut album, Blinded Generation.

Cyanide Sundae: Photo by Ian Bourn for Scene Sussex

Cyanide Sundae: Photo by Ian Bourn for Scene Sussex

A unique hard rock band from the south coast of England, Cyanide Sundae have been making waves in the local independent rock scene since 2016. 2017 saw the release of their acclaimed debut E.P ‘Nothing To Lose’, which features four thunderous fast paced songs demonstrating their full on approach to a sonic rock songwriting. In January 2019 the debut album ‘Blinded Generation’ was released on Sliptrick Records, which includes the single ‘Let Me Out Of Here’, Metal Meyhem Radio’s track of the week. They were a headliner band at Mammothfest 2018, Brighton’s biggest metal/rock event.

Cyanide Sundae: Photo by Ian Bourn for Scene Sussex

Cyanide Sundae: Photo by Ian Bourn for Scene Sussex

Make no mistake about these guys, they are terrific. I saw them back in January 2018 in a smaller venue and they smoked it! They have been putting in gigs and building their support base with powerful live performances ever since. As their set progressed the crowd got ever larger. That’s why they are so good, they draw you in with their metal/punk/rock genre mix.

Cyanide Sundae: Photo by Ian Bourn for Scene Sussex

Cyanide Sundae: Photo by Ian Bourn for Scene Sussex

Cyanide Sundae are so capable of delivering razor tight guitar playing with all the relentless riffs, blistering solos and the drum and bass fills you could ever need. There are some serious tunes and melodies on display tonight. They are ready to hook the concert goer with the many barbed hooks present. The set is packed with some truly fitting drums and powerful bass lines.

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There are superb, vocals leading you through the songs tonight. I knew a few of the tracks and I was quite happy to scream along with Paul! Some of the tracks included the superb Do or Die, Let Me Out Of Here, and the set highlight for me as I know this one backwards was What Can I do.

Cyanide Sundae: Photo by Ian Bourn for Scene Sussex

Cyanide Sundae: Photo by Ian Bourn for Scene Sussex

The guys were buzzing after the set, their biggest stage and biggest audience to date. They were so thrilled and it was a real joy to see musicians relish in the event. I truly feel that there are few bands playing this style that you can see, who can play as well as this.

Cyanide Sundae threw it all at us, firing on all cylinders. The songs are great songs and I reckon any generation could relate to, and the tunes are some of the catchiest you’ll hear from any band, just check out What Can I do or Do Or Die on You Tube. The videos are excellent also, and a couple of fans who appeared in those were in the crowd and got a mention.

Cyanide Sundae: Photo by Ian Bourn for Scene Sussex

Cyanide Sundae: Photo by Ian Bourn for Scene Sussex

Last song was Throw it down. It’s a great finale from this top band, but unfortunately we don’t get an encore probably due to time constraints.

Cyanide Sundae: Photo by Ian Bourn for Scene Sussex

Cyanide Sundae: Photo by Ian Bourn for Scene Sussex

You need to go get your glass sundae bowl and fill your ears with a large portion of Cyanide Sundae. These guys give a great performance and the music is as good as it gets.

Cyanide Sundae are on Facebook here.

And Finally…

Thanks to Motörheadache

Thanks to Cyanide Sundae

Thanks to Black Rabbit Productions

Thanks to the awesome crew at Concorde 2.

Words and Pictures: Ian Bourn

 

Black Rabbit Productions hosted the evening. They work hard promoting live music on the south coast. They are a promotion company with years of experience putting on music shows. Tonight was superb. They have some great gigs lined up! You can find Black Rabbit Productions on the WWW 

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