Motörhead

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Motörhead /ˈmtərhɛd/ are an English rock band formed in June 1975 by bassist, singer, and songwriter Ian Fraser Kilmister, professionally known by his stage name Lemmy, who has remained the sole constant member. The band are often considered a precursor to, or one of the earliest members of, the New Wave of British Heavy Metal, which re-energised heavy metal in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Despite this, Lemmy has always dubbed their music as simply "rock and roll".

To date, Motörhead have released twenty-one studio albums, ten live recordings, twelve compilation albums and five EPs. Usually a power trio, they 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 a top-tier rock band. As of 2012, Motörhead have sold more than 15 million albums worldwide.

Motörhead are typically classified as heavy metal, and their fusion of punk rock into the genre helped to pioneer speed metal and thrash metal. Their lyrics typically cover such topics as war, good versus evil, abuse of power, promiscuous sex, substance abuse, and, most famously, gambling. The name "Motörhead" is a reference to users of the drug amphetamine. The band's distinctive fanged-face logo, with its oversized boar's tusks, 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. The fanged face has been referred to variously as "War-Pig" and "Snaggletooth". The band is ranked number 26 on VH1's 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock.

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Discography

Album

Year Title RatingReleases
1977 Motörhead 8
1979 Overkill 16
1979 Bomber 13
1979 On Parole 4 4
1980 Ace of Spades 17
1982 Iron Fist 11
1983 Another Perfect Day 9
1986 Orgasmatron 14
1987 Rock 'n' Roll 10
1991 1916 4.5 3
1992 March ör Die 1
1993 Bastards 6
1995 Sacrifice 3
1996 Overnight Sensation 2
1998 Snake Bite Love 2
2000 We Are Motörhead 1
2002 Hammered 4
2004 Inferno 6
2004 Another Perfect Day 1
2006 Kiss of Death 7
2008 Motörizer 3 3
2010 The Wörld Is Yours 3
2013 Aftershock 6

Album + Compilation

Year Title RatingReleases
1982 Beer drinkers 1
1985 Born to Lose 1
1985 City Kids 1
1986 Anthology, Volume 1 2
1987 The Collection 1
1988 No Remorse 4
1989 Dirty Love 3
1990 From the Vaults 1
1990 Welcome to the Bear Trap 4
1991 Meltdown 2
1991 Grind Ya Down 2
1991 Headbangers 1
1991 Orgasmatron / Rock 'n' Roll 1
1992 Ace of Spades (unofficial compilation) 4 2
1992 The Best Of 1
1993 The Best of Motörhead 4
1994 Aces High 1
1995 The Best of Motörhead, Volume 2 1
1995 Fistful of Aces: The Best of Motorhead 1
1995 The Rock History: The Best of Motörhead 1
1996 Fast, Loose & Live! 1
1997 Stone Dead Forever 1
1997 Protect the Innocent 1
1997 Archive 1
1998 The Singles Collection: The Bronze Years 1978-1984 1
1998 All the Aces: The Best of Motörhead 5 2
1999 Golden Years: The Alternate Versions 1

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