Ace of Spades – Motörhead (1980)


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An individual, limited edition, example of vinyl record silhouette art made from a genuine, original, 45rpm, 7” single, The Ace Of Spades from 1980, by Heavy Metal Band Motörhead. Released on the Bronze record label, this vinyl single has been reworked into a silhouette  of the ace from a standard deck of 52 playing cards.

A great framed gift for a friend or family member who is a fan of Motörhead, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Gambling, Card and Dice Games, Poker or has a special memory linked to the song.

Presented in a satin black box frame
Limited Edition of 100, signed and numbered by myself, the artist

Title: Ace of Spades
Media Artist/s: Motörhead
Record Label: Bronze
Medium: Mixed media, hand cut from an original 7″ vinyl single
Era: 1980s
Genre: Metal


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Additional information about this, Motörhead vinyl art.

Motörhead – The Artist

Motörhead were an English rock band formed in June 1975 by bassist, singer, and songwriter Ian “Lemmy” Kilmister, who was the sole constant member, guitarist Larry Wallis and drummer Lucas Fox. The band are often considered a precursor to the new wave of British heavy metal, which re-energised heavy metal in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Though several guitarists and drummers have played in Motörhead, most of their best-selling albums and singles feature the work of Phil “Philthy Animal” Taylor on drums and “Fast” Eddie Clarke on guitars. Motörhead released 22 studio albums, 10 live recordings, 12 compilation albums, and five EPs over a career spanning 40 years. Usually a power trio, they had particular success in the early 1980s with several successful singles in the UK Top 40 chart. The albums Overkill, Bomber, Ace of Spades, and particularly the live album No Sleep ’til Hammersmith cemented Motörhead’s reputation as a top-tier rock band. The band have sold more than 15 million albums worldwide.

Ace of Spades – The Song

‘Ace of Spades’ is a song by Heavy Metal band Motörhead and written by Kilminster, Clarke and Taylor. It was taken from their fourth studio album of the same name and was released just before the album in 1982, also on Bronze Records. It is probably Motörheads best known song and is considered the definitive Motörhead anthem. Ace of Spades spent 13 weeks in the UK Singles Chart, and originally peaked at number 15 upon its initial release and consisted of a pounding bass line and gambling metaphors about cards and dice. Though apparently “Lemmy” was more into one-armed bandits than card games.

The Ace of Spades – The Shape

This record has been modelled into the silhouette of the ace from a deck of playing cards as shown on the singles picture record sleeve.

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Weight 1030 g
Dimensions 25 × 4.5 × 25 cm


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