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Motorhead

Motörhead's overwhelmingly loud and fast style of heavy metal was one of the most groundbreaking styles the genre had to offer in the late '70s. Though the group's leader, Lemmy Kilmister, had his roots in the hard-rocking space rock band Hawkwind, Motörhead didn't bother with his old group's progressive tendencies, choosing to amplify the heavy biker rock elements of Hawkwind with the speed of punk rock. Motörhead wasn't punk rock -- they formed before the Sex Pistols and they loved the hell-for-leather imagery of bikers too much to conform with the safety-pinned, ripped T-shirts of punk -- but they were the first metal band to harness that energy and, in the process, they created speed metal and thrash metal. Unlike many of their contemporaries, Motörhead continued performing into the next century. Although they changed their lineup many, many times -- Lemmy was their only consistent member -- they never changed their raging sound.

The son of a vicar, Lemmy Kilmister (born Ian Fraiser Kilmister, December 24, 1945) first began playing rock & roll in 1964, when he joined two local Blackpool, England R&B bands, the Rainmakers and the Motown Sect. Over the course of the '60s, he played with a number of bands -- including the Rockin' Vickers, Gopal's Dream, and Opal Butterfly -- as well as briefly working as a roadie for Jimi Hendrix. In 1971, he joined the heavy prog rock band Hawkwind as bassist. Lemmy was originally slated to stay with the band only six months, but he stayed with the group for four years. During that time, he wrote and sang several songs with the band, including their signature track, the number three U.K. hit "Silver Machine" (1972).

Lemmy was kicked out of Hawkwind in the spring of 1975 after he spent five days in a Canadian prison for drug possession. Once he returned to England, Kilmister set about forming a new band. Originally, it was to have been called B**tard, but he soon decided to call the band Motörhead, named after the last song he wrote for Hawkwind. Lemmy drafted in Pink Fairies guitarist Larry Wallis and drummer Lucas Fox to round out the lineup. Motörhead made their debut supporting Greenslade in July. Two months later, the group headed into the studio to make their debut album for United Artists with producer Dave Edmunds. Motörhead and Edmunds clashed over the direction of the recording, resulting in the group firing the producer and replacing him with Fritz Fryer. At the end of the year, Fox left the band and Lemmy replaced him with his friend Philthy Animal (born Philip Taylor), an amateur musician.

Motörhead delivered its debut album to UA early in 1976, but the label rejected it. Shortly afterward, former Blue Goose and Continuous Performance guitarist "Fast" Eddie Clarke joined the band. Following one rehearsal as a four-piece, Wallis left the band, leaving Motörhead a trio; this is the lineup that would later be recalled as the group's classic period. The band spent most of 1976 struggling, however, performing without a contract or manager and generating little money. At the end of the year, they cut a single, "White Line Fever"/"Leavin' Here," for Stiff Records that wasn't released until two years later. By the summer of 1977, they had signed a one-record contract with Chiswick Records, releasing their eponymous debut in June; it peaked at number 43 on the U.K. charts. A year later, the band signed with Bronze Records.

Overkill, Motörhead's first album for Bronze, was released in the spring of 1979. The album peaked at number 24, while its title track became the band's first Top 40 hit. Motörhead continued to gain momentum, as their concerts were selling well and Bomber, the follow-up to Overkill, reached number 12 upon its fall release. The band was doing so well that UA released the rejected album at the end of the year as On Parole. Ace of Spades, released in the fall of 1980, became a number four hit, while the single of the same name reached number 15.

Ace of Spades became Motörhead's first American album, but they were making little headway in the U.S., where they only registered as a cult act. Back in England, the situation could hardly have been more different. Motörhead were at the peak of their popularity in 1981, releasing a hit collaboration with the all-female group Girlschool entitled Headgirl and entering the charts at number one with their live album No Sleep 'Til Hammersmith. Though the group was rising commercially, there was tension within the band, particularly between Clarke and Lemmy. Clarke left the band during the supporting tour for 1982's Iron Fist, reportedly angered by Kilmister's planned collaboration with Wendy O. Williams. Former Thin Lizzy guitarist Brian Robertson replaced Clarke.

The new lineup released Another Perfect Day in the summer of 1983, which was a disappointment, only reaching number 20 in the U.K. Robertson left two months later, replaced by two guitarists: former Persian Risk member Phillip Campbell and Wurzel (born Michael Burston). Shortly afterward, Taylor left to join Robertson's band Operator, and was replaced by former Saxon drummer Pete Gill. This lineup released a single, "Killed by Death," in September of 1984, but shortly afterward the group left Bronze and the label filed an injunction against the band. As a result, Motörhead were prevented from releasing any recordings -- including a bizarre collaboration between Lemmy and page-three girl Samantha Fox -- for two years.

Motörhead finally returned to action in 1986, first with a track on the charity compilation Hear 'n Aid and later with the Bill Laswell-produced Orgasmatron, which was released on their new label, GWR. Orgasmatron was successful with the band's still-dedicated cult audience in England and America, and received some of the group's best reviews to date. The following year, they released Rock 'N' Roll, which was equally successful. In 1988, the live No Sleep at All appeared, and Lemmy made his acting debut in the comedy Eat the Rich. Two years later, the band signed to WTG and released The Birthday Party. Taylor briefly rejoined the band in 1991, appearing on that year's 1916, before Mikkey Dee, formerly of King Diamond, took over on drums. Dee's first album with the band was 1992's March or Die, which didn't chart in the U.S. but played to their U.K. cult following. WTG dropped the band after the album's release and they started their own label, appropriately called Motörhead, which was distributed through ZYX. Their first album for the label was 1994's B**tards.

For the remainder of the '90s, Motörhead concentrated on touring more than recording. Outside of the band, Lemmy appeared in insurance commercials in Britain. He also acted in Hellraiser 3 and had a cameo in the porn movie John Wayne Bobbit Uncut. In 1997, the group moved to the metal-oriented indie label Receiver and released Stone Dead Forever; the live Everything Louder Than Everyone Else followed in 1999, and a year later they returned with We Are Motörhead. Hammered appeared in 2002 and was followed by 2004's Inferno. In 2005, the Sanctuary label reissued some of the band's classic albums (Overkill, Ace of Spades, and Iron Fist) in two-CD deluxe editions. A collection of all-new material, Kiss of Death, arrived in 2006, followed by Motorizer in 2008. In 2010, Motörhead embarked on a 35th anniversary tour in support of their 20th studio album, The Wörld Is Yours, which was released under a new deal with German label UDR. After taking an enforced break in 2012 to allow Lemmy to recover from laryngitis, the band started writing for its next album. Decamping to NRG Studios in North Hollywood to work with producer Cameron Webb, they recorded Aftershock, one of their most aggressive albums in years, which was released in October 2013.

However, while Motörhead's fan base was as strong as ever, Lemmy was not -- years of drinking and smoking began to catch up with the group's leader (by this time well into his mid-sixties). He struggled with heart problems and diabetes, and in 2013, the rocker was fitted with an internal defibrillator to regulate his heartbeat. A pair of European festival dates had to be canceled when Lemmy was diagnosed with a hematoma, and Motörhead were forced to cut their set short at the 2013 Wacken Open Air Festival when Lemmy lacked the strength to continue. The seemingly indestructible Lemmy finally made concessions to his health, giving up cigarettes and replacing bourbon and cola with wine and the occasional vodka; by the end of 2014, Motörhead were back in business. They resumed their busy touring schedule, and in early 2015 entered the studio to begin work on a new album. The finished product, titled XXX: Bad Magic, was released in late August 2015. Sadly, Lemmy's health continued to decline, and the day after Christmas, he was diagnosed with cancer. He died two days later on December 28, 2015. The band's last record turned out to be a recording of two typically blistering sold-out shows at Munich's Zenith concert hall only a month prior to his death. The resulting live album, Clean Your Clock, was released in spring 2016 and was the 40 year-old band's final offering, following their understandable descision not to continue without their much-loved frontman. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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Selected Discography

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Track List: Bad Magic (Single)

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Track List: Motorizer

1. Runaround Man

2. Teach You How To Sing The Blues

3. When The Eagle Screams

4. Rock Out

5. One Short Life

6. Buried Alive

7. English Rose

8. Back On The Chain

9. Heroes

10. Time Is Right

11. The Thousand Names Of God

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Track List: Motorhead

1. Motorhead

2. Vibrator

3. Lost Johnny

4. Iron Horse/Born To Lose

5. White Line Fever

6. Keep Us On The Road

7. The Watcher

8. The Train Kept A Rollin'

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Track List: Better Motorhead Than Dead

Disc 1

1. Dr. Rock

2. Stay Clean

3. Shoot You In The Back

4. Love Me Like A Reptile

5. Killers

6. Metropolis

7. Love For Sale

8. Over The Top

9. No Class

10. I Got Mine

11. In The Name Of Tragedy

12. Dancing On Your Grave

Disc 2

1. Ramones

2. Sacrifice

3. Just 'cos You Got The Power

4. (We Are) The Road Crew

5. Going To Brazil

6. Killed By Death

7. Iron Fist

8. Whorehouse Blues

9. Bomber

10. Ace Of Spades

11. Overkill

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Track List: Kiss Of Death

1. Sucker

2. One Night Stand

3. Devil I Know

4. Trigger

5. Under The Gun

6. God Was Never On Your Side

7. Living In The Past

8. Christine

9. Sword Of Glory

10. Be My Baby

11. Kingdom Of The Worm

12. Going Down

13. R.A.M.O.N.E.S.

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Track List: Stone Deaf Forever

Disc 1
Disc 2
Disc 3
Disc 4
Disc 5
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Track List: Hammered

1. Walk A Crooked Mile

2. Down The Line

3. Brave New World

4. Voices From The War

5. Mine All Mine

6. Shut Your Mouth

7. Kill The World

8. Dr. Love

9. No Remorse

10. Red Raw

11. Serial Killer

12. The Game

13. Overnight Sensation (Live)

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Track List: What's Wordsworth? Recorded Live 1978

1. The Watcher (Live)

2. Iron Horse/Born To Lose (Live)

3. On Parole (Live)

4. White Line Fever (Live)

5. Keep Us On The Road (Live)

6. Leaving Here (Live)

7. I'm Your Witch Doctor (Live)

8. Train Kept A-Rollin' (Live)

9. City Kids (Live)

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Track List: The Bronze Age: 1979 - 1982

Disc 1

1. Ace Of Spades

2. Love Me Like A Reptile

3. Shoot You In The Back

4. Live To Win

5. Fast And Loose

6. (We Are) The Road Crew

7. Fire, Fire

8. Jailbait

9. Dance

10. Bite The Bullet

11. The Chase Is Better Than The Catch

12. The Hammer

Disc 2

1. Deadmen Tell No Tales

2. Lawman

3. Sweet Revenge

4. Sharpshooter

5. Poison

6. Stone Dead Forever

7. All The Aces

8. Step Down

9. Talking Head

10. Bomber

Disc 3

1. Overkill

2. Stay Clean

3. (I Won't) Pay Your Price

4. I'll Be Your Sister

5. Capricorn

6. No Class

7. Damage Case

8. Tear Ya Down

9. Metropolis

10. Limb From Limb

Disc 4

1. Iron Fist

2. Heart Of Stone

3. I'm The Doctor

4. Go To Hell

5. Loser

6. Sex And Outrage

7. America

8. Shut It Down

9. Speedfreak

10. (Don't Let 'Em) Grind Ya Down

11. (Don't Need) Religion

12. Bang To Rights

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Track List: The Chase Is Better Than The Catch: The Singles A's & B's

Disc 1

1. Louie Louie

2. Overkill

3. No Class (Live At Newcastle 1981)

4. Bomber

5. Leaving Here (Live)

6. Stone Dead Forever (Live)

7. Ace Of Spades

8. Motorhead (Live)

9. Iron Fist

10. I Got Mine

11. Shine

12. Killed By Death

Disc 2

1. Tear Ya Down

2. Too Late Too Late

3. Like A Nightmare

4. Over The Top (B-Side)

5. Dead Men Tell No Tales (Live)

6. Too Late Too Late (Live)

7. Dirty Love

8. Over The Top (Live)

9. Remember Me, I'm Gone

10. Turn You Round Again

11. Hoochie Coochie Man (Live)

12. Under The Knife

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Track List: On Parole

1. Motorhead

2. On Parole

3. Vibrator

4. Iron Horse/Born To Lose

5. City Kids

6. The Watcher

7. Leaving Here

8. Lost Johnny

9. Fools

10. On Parole (Alternate Take)

11. City Kids (Alternate Take)

12. Motorhead (Alternate Take)

13. Leaving Here (Alternate Take)

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Track List: March Or Die

1. Stand

2. Cat Scratch Fever

3. Bad Religion

4. Jack The Ripper

5. I Ain't No Nice Guy

6. Hellraiser

7. Asylum Choir

8. Too Good To Be True

9. You Better Run

10. Name In Vain

11. March Or Die

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Track List: Another Perfect Day

Disc 1

1. Back At The Funny Farm

2. Shine

3. Dancing On Your Grave

4. Rock It

5. One Track Mind

6. Another Perfect Day

7. Marching Off To War

8. I Got Mine

9. Tales Of Glory

10. Die You B**tard

11. Turn You Round Again

Disc 2

1. Back At The Funny Farm

2. Tales Of Glory

3. Heart Of Stone

4. Shoot You In The Back

5. Marching Off To War

6. Iron Horse

7. Another Perfect Day

8. Hoochie Coochie Man

9. (Don't Need) Religion

10. One Track Mind

11. Go To Hell

12. America

13. Shine

14. Dancing On Your Grave

15. Rock It

16. I Got Mine

17. Bite The Bullet

18. The Chase Is Better Than The Catch

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What a totally Kick-A** Rockin jam, the Ace of Spades by Motorhead. Yhis song Totally rocks a** America! It's Motorhead at their finest! & by the way, my name happens to be ACE. ButI'm the ACE of hearts! Rest in peace l Lemmy. Rock on!
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Rest in peace



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Song : NO CLASS




THERES NO CLASS ON SUNDAY .... .









UNLESS YOU GO TO SUNDAY

SCHOOL


FOR CHURCH God bless Motörhead
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Song : no clAss

❌ GAMES IN LOS ANGELES
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Song : Ace of spades

Wow / good way to start thee day :)

Thank you God
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MOVIE : THE SHOOTER

John Wayne's final work :)

Things that rock

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Hearing this song was like gift for me

This find morning
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Song : ORGASMATRON 2000








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Ace Of Spades,,,,, RIP Lemme.... ROCK ON EVERYONE
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R.I.P :(
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The Only Song i liked and got into from this Band!....Sor r y . . . N e v e r was a Fan of them, And YESSSSS....I LOVE METAL!
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The king of kings, Triple H!!
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WWE
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Rip great one! Your truly missed.
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Lemmy rocked on earth, now he's rocking in heaven, RIP!!!
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⭐ I got to meet Lemmy about 8 yrs ago, couldn't tell you what it was he said to me, seeing as I couldn't understand a word he said! But he was a cool guy! Glad to have crossed paths with such an icon before he left us...R.I.P. Lemmy❣
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I watch it GO triple h
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ffejwerks
Motorhead at Longshoreman ' s Hall San Francisco mid 90's I think it was. Loudest show ever! Ears rang for a week after. RIP.
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R I P LEMMY!!! ❣❣❣LOVE YOUR VOICE & MUSIC!!!!☮☮☮
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Say good night to haohmarudrea m s . . . . . s e n d a polite note of thanks to pandora-supp o r t @ p a n d o r a . c o m for making that happen. Remember be polite... :)
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Motorhead was one of those bands that I had long hoped to listen to, but never got a chance to. That said. They rock hard. I missed out on a good thing.
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Rock in Peace Lemmy
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Beat? Watch your grammar if you are going to criticize others' grammar
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Jared Charne, Matallica? It's Metallica. And that's your opinion. I beat your favorite album's the Black Album. Try Kill 'Em All or Ride The Lightning.
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Matalica beat them
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I love how they performed this song, Triple H's favorite, at WWE in 2005 :) this song gives me so many chills. ��������
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Lemmy is God.
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RIP Lemmy, you filthy beast.
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Lemmy lives for ever were motorhead and we play rock n roll I hear in my ear every time I hear a motorhead song rip my friend
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Rip Lemmy
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Ace of spades, ha, can't beat these guys or metallica.
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52 yrs old! Rocking with lemmy since 1979!! My three sons rock cause of u!! You will always be DR. ROCK to us!! One of my BOY'S all time favorites!!! Thanks for teaching the world how too ROCK!!!
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ONE AND ONLY LEMMY RIP KEEP ROCKEN THE HEAVENS
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I was Born To Lose baby
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Lemmy I wish you could have stayed on this world for much longer but now that you are gone the shows in heaven are sold out. I'll be at your shows once I bite the dust
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Rip Lemmy triple h
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Looks like somebody is gonna get buried
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Say your crushes name 10 times
Kiss your hand
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Look at your hand
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Rest In Peace Lemmy You will be mjssed i haved loved Motorhead since i was 12 years old your has helped me through alot thankyou guys love you sheffra
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Definitely has the flava.
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Stone cold Steve austin from WWE
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Hunter Herst Hemlsey HHH Triple H Evolution DX So Many
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Attention Pandora, Motorhead has more than just one song. I count 25 Motorhead albums at Pandora.
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DIOCANCERFUN D • org
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R.I.P. LEMMY and PHILTHY and WÜRZEL. 'Born to lose, lived to win.'
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LEMMY IS GOD!!!!!
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The game Triple H or HHH
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