Part 15 of my youtube favorites continues with Motorhead covering Chuck Berry’s Let it Rock on the old David Letterman show. Now, you’ve probably never heard of Let it Rock. It’s one of Chuck’s lesser known tunes. It’s basically Johnny B Goode with different lyrics and no choruses. But the lyrics are amazing, featuring an incredible intro, “In the heat of the day, down in Mobile, Alabama, working on the railroad with a steel driving hammer…” AMAZING, and Motorhead knew this. I love this hard thrashing performance that basically proves the Marty McFly maxim; play any Chuck Berry song hard, and thou shalt rule the universe. Also great to see Paul Shaffer as a temporary member of Motorhead, just legendary.
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