A new compilation called Complete Early Years Box Set will compile Motörhead’s earliest albums (including Overkill and Ace Of Spades), as well as various singles and live records, into a 15 disc package. While it’s certainly a collectors’ item for fans, it’ll also cost you quite a bit, with some retailers charging $600 for it. Don’t worry, though, because Motörhead thinks it’s an outrageous price as well.
In fact, Motörhead have recently been encouraging fans to not purchase this box set. Lemmy Kilmister himself reportedly had the following to say about the release:
“Unfortunately, greed once again rears its yapping head. I would advise against it even for the most rabid completists!”
It should be noted, though, that Motörhead do not have control over their earlier recordings. Thus, the band played no role in the release and pricing of the Complete Early Years Box Set. That would better explain why Motörhead would prefer that you purchased their latest album The Wörld Is Yours and their new live DVD instead of the box set. Considering how there’s been an overkill with Motörhead hits packages anyway, we didn’t need Lemmy to tell us not to waste $600 on this one (as cool as the fake skull in the picture above looks).
In case you’re still curious about the Complete Early Years Box Set, which comes out October 1, you can find out more information regarding the compilation via its pre-order page.