Live report LEMMYVERSARY: MOTÖRIZER & SLOPPY JOE’S, Markthalle, Hamburg – December 28th, 2022

One is tempted to say: Once again every year. Of course this is true when it comes to Lemmyversary in Hamburg. However, the traditional Lemmy Kilmister memorial concert had to be canceled the past two years. Even if Motörizer from Kiel, as the initiators of the metal memorial party had tried everything, the pandemic-related restrictions made it difficult for them and finally Lemmyversary 2020 and 2021 had to be cancelled. For this reason, everyone is even more pleased that this year there is nothing stopping a great mood Motörhead tribute party.

Volume VI of Lemmyversary takes again place in Hamburg’s Markthalle and once again the venue is well packed. After Christmas dinner and cookies, together with a number of Christmas songs, everyone is hungry for rock’n’roll, and that’s what you’ll get served tonight at Markthalle.

Sloppy Joes kick things off this year. The Hamburg based band, founded in 2013, get straight to the point and the crowd enjoys it. The trio has established itself as a live band which they prove tonight. Not gifted in the beginning with a great sound, the three guys managed to created a good vibe in the room, also with the help of a snippet from Slayer’s ‘Raining Blood’ and the Donna Summer classic of ‚Hot Stuff‘ at the end of the set.

After the temperature in the Markthalle has increased noticeably and the first beers have been enjoyed, the main act is about to start. Motörizer belong to one of the best Motörhead cover bands in Germany and prove today that they not only play the songs of the legendary trio, but also fill them with life. In doing so, Martin, Peter and Plug completely abandon any masquerade reminiscent of the original. For Motörizer the music of their heroes is in focus and that’s how they rock through a setlist of 19 songs that doesn’t leave out any of the classics.

From the opener ‘Iron Fist’ via the powerful ‘Orgasmatron’ to the acoustic interlude ‘Whorehouse Blues’, the show contains great songs, presented with passion and a dedication for the music of Lemmy Kilmister. Hereby Martin’s voice reminds really of the iconic bandleader, Peter adds razorblade-sharp solos while Plug provides a groove with workhorse power. That the fans go wild is the logical consequence and there is from the first song on a lot of motion in the pit. During ‘Bomber’ a fan is even crowdsurfing as ‘Bomber’ with arms widely spread as wings. Talking about ‘Bomber’, the band brought a remake of the iconic Motörhead icon with them to Hamburg.

Motörizer plays a 90 minutes set which is a real tribute to Lemmy Kilmister and Motörhead and the moment ‘Ace of Spades’ and ‘Overkill’ blast through the Markthalle, everybody goes wild. It’s great to hear these classics, performed by a band that knows what’s needed to add new life to each of these rock anthems. It’s not about playing these tunes. Motörizer inhale the spirit of Motörhead and these timeless rock classics, being a delights fans who came exactly for this reason.

‚Lemmyversary‘ became a constant factor in Hamburg’s music scene and established itself as a great event für fans of hard-played rock’n’roll; music enthusiasts who need their extra dose of Motörhead after all the Christmas celebrations. From ‚Silent Night‘ to ‚Heavy Night‘, that could be the motto too and everybody is already looking forward to next year. Volume VII is already lurking around the corner.

Setlist Motörizer

  1. Iron Fist
  2. Stay Clean
  3. Damage Case
  4. Love Me Like a Reptile
  5. No Class
  6. Metropolis
  7. Killed By Death
  8. Over the Top
  9. You Better Run
  10. Orgasmatron
  11. Rock Out
  12. Whorehouse Blues (acoustic)
  13. The Chase is Better Than the Catch
  14. Road Crew
  15. Motörhead
  16. Heroes
  17. Bomber
  18. Ace of Spades
  19. Overkill

Location: Markthalle, Hamburg, Germany

Date: December 28th, 2022

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