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Saturday, 27 October 2012

Motorhead : Ace Of Spades on ukelele (courtesy of 71-year-old Joe Brown)

It is surely a marriage made in hell.

Motorhead monster Lemmy and pop veteran Joe Brown.

Because 71-year-old Joe, who found fame in the late 1950s and early 1960s has just recorded a UKELELE version of Motorhead classic Ace Of Spades.

It appears on Brown’s new CD, The Ukelele Album, which does what it says on the tin.

With his son Pete Brown on guitar, Phil Capaldi on drums, Mike Nichols on double bass, and extra ukelele power courtesy of the International Ukelele Club of Sonning Common (no, not kidding!), he rips into the famous rock riff.

And the really, really scary thing about it (Halloween is only days away, of course)?

It’s not half bad.

Hear that sound? That’s the remaining shreds of my credibility leaping off the sixth floor balcony.
Out on November 5, the album also features Brown’s inimitable (good word, covers a multitude of sins) versions of The Who’s Pinball Wizard, ELO’s Mr Blue Sky, 10cc’s I’m Not In Love and McGuinness Flint hit When I’m Dead And Gone.

Oh, and yes, there’s, erm, When I’m Cleaning Windows ...

Take a listen. See what you think.

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