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Motörhead

Motörhead

Motörhead Biography

Biography

Motörhead are a British rock band formed in London in 1975 by bassist, singer and songwriter Lemmy, who has remained the sole constant member. Lemmy started the band after he was fired from Hawkwind in the same year, and he decided to name it after Motorhead, the final song he had written for Hawkwind. Motörhead was unique in its hard blues-based sound and appreciation for old rock and roll along with its overwhelmingly loud and fast style of heavy metal. Usually a power trio, Motörhead 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, No Sleep 'til Hammersmith cemented Motörhead's reputation as one of Britain's foremost rock bands. While Motörhead are typically classified as heavy metal, speed metal or thrash metal (and often regarded as a foundational influence on the latter two styles), Lemmy dislikes such labels, preferring to describe the band's music simply as "rock n' roll". Motörhead's approach has remained the same over the band's career, preferring to play what they enjoy and do best; their appreciation of early rock and roll is reflected in some of their occasional cover songs. Motörhead's lyrics typically cover such topics as war, good versus evil, abuse of power, promiscuous sex, substance abuse, and "life on the road". The band's distinctive fanged-face logo, War-Pig (AKA Snaggletooth), with its oversized boar's horns, chains, and spikes, was created by artist Joe Petagno in 1977 for the cover of the Motörhead album and has appeared in many variations on covers of ensuing albums. Official Web-site

Motörhead Metal Albums

Ace of Spades Thumbnail Image
★★★★½

Motorhead, Ace of Spades

Overkill Thumbnail Image
★★★★★

This 1979 studio album established MotC6rhead as one of the all-time great Metal bands and a cornerstone of the new British Heavy Metal movement. Features [...]

1916 Thumbnail Image
★★★★½

This 1979 studio album established MotC6rhead as one of the all-time great Metal bands and a cornerstone of the new British Heavy Metal movement. Features [...]

March or Die Thumbnail Image
★★★★☆

No Description AvailableNo Track Information AvailableMedia Type: CDArtist: IN THIS MOMENTTitle: BEAUTIFUL TRAGEDYStreet Release Date: 03/20/2007<Domestic or Import: DomesticGenre: HEAVY METAL

The Best of Motörhead Thumbnail Image
★★★★½

No Description AvailableNo Track Information AvailableMedia Type: CDArtist: IN THIS MOMENTTitle: BEAUTIFUL TRAGEDYStreet Release Date: 03/20/2007<Domestic or Import: DomesticGenre: HEAVY METAL

Inferno Thumbnail Image
★★★★½

Lemmy and Co.’s 2004 album, available again on vinyl! 12 tracks including ’Terminal Show’ (one of two cuts featuring guest guitarist Steve Vai). Steamhammer. 2006. [...]

Bastards Thumbnail Image
★★★★★

Vinyl LP picture disc pressing of this 1993 album from Lemmy and the Motorhead boys. 12 tracks. ZYX.

Iron Fist Thumbnail Image
★★★★☆

No Description AvailableNo Track Information AvailableMedia Type: CDArtist: MOTORHEADTitle: IRON FISTStreet Release Date: 09/11/2001<Domestic or Import: DomesticGenre: HEAVY METAL

We Are Motörhead Thumbnail Image
★★★★½

No Description AvailableNo Track Information Available Media Type: CDArtist: MOTORHEADTitle: WE ARE MOTORHEAD Street Release Date: 05/16/2000<Domestic or Import: DomesticGenre: HEAVY METALWho could’ve guessed back in 1977–when ex-Hawkwind bassist Lemmy Kilmister’s new band, Motörhead, released [...]

Orgasmatron Thumbnail Image
★★★★½

Vintage ’head Classics Enjoy an Epoch Enhancing Overhaul, Remastered and Expanded to Double Disc Status. Gathers Together all the Material Surrounding the Period of Each Release [...]

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