Ace Of Spades “put a choke on the English music charts and proved to all that a band could succeed without sacrificing its blunt power and speed” is considered the definitive Motörhead anthem.
But not by Lemmy himself “I don’t see the song that way at all,” he said in 2000. “I believe we’ve done our best work since Eddie left the band in 1982.”
In March 2005, Q placed it at No. 27 in a 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 the tenth greatest hard rock song of all time by VH1.
It was released in 1980 as a single and the title track to the album of the same name Ace of Spades.