The ’59 2018 #138: 180518
Motorhead – Ace of Spades (1980)
This year, Jem of Jemtunes, born in 1959, turns 59. So ‘The ’59’ celebrates 59 years of cracking tunes with a few albums from each year – 1959 through 2018. Currently we’re at year 22 – 1980.
Ace of Spades was the fourth studio album from Motörhead, released November 8, 1980, on Bronze Records. It peaked at No. 4 on the UK Albums Chart and reached Gold status by March 1981. It was preceded by the release of the title track as a single on October 27, which peaked in the UK Singles Chart at No. 15 in early November. It was also the band’s debut release in the United States, with Mercury Records handling distribution in North America.