Motörhead

~ Group

Wikipedia

Motörhead () were an English rock band formed in London in 1975 by Lemmy (lead vocals, bass), Larry Wallis (guitar) and Lucas Fox (drums). Lemmy was also the primary songwriter and only constant member. The band are often considered a precursor to the new wave of British heavy metal, which re-energised heavy metal in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Though several guitarists and drummers have played in Motörhead, most of their best-selling albums and singles feature drummer Phil "Philthy Animal" Taylor and guitarist "Fast" Eddie Clarke.

Motörhead released 22 studio albums, 10 live recordings, 12 compilation albums and five EPs over a career spanning 40 years. 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, the live album No Sleep 'til Hammersmith cemented Motörhead's reputation as a top-tier rock band. The band are ranked number 26 on VH1's 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock. As of 2016, they have sold more than 15 million albums worldwide.

Most often classified as heavy metal, Motörhead has been credited with being part of and influencing numerous musical scenes, thrash metal and speed metal especially. Lemmy, however, always insisted that they were a rock and roll band. He said that they had more in common with punk bands, but with their own unique sound, Motörhead is embraced in both punk and metal scenes. Their lyrics typically covered such topics as war, good versus evil, abuse of power, promiscuous sex, substance abuse and, most famously, gambling, the latter theme being the focus of their hit song "Ace of Spades".

Lemmy died on 28 December 2015 from cardiac arrhythmia and congestive heart failure, after being diagnosed with prostate cancer. The day after his death, drummer Mikkey Dee and guitarist Phil Campbell both confirmed that Motörhead had disbanded. By 2018, all three members of Motörhead's best-known line-up (Lemmy, Taylor and Clarke) had died.

Continue reading at Wikipedia... Wikipedia content provided under the terms of the Creative Commons BY-SA license

Discography

Album

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1977MotörheadMotörhead4.415
1979OverkillMotörhead4.3526
1979BomberMotörhead427
1979On ParoleMotörhead3.610
1980Ace of SpadesMotörhead3.925
1982Iron FistMotörhead3.8519
1983Another Perfect DayMotörhead417
1986OrgasmatronMotörhead4.621
1987Rock ’n’ RollMotörhead4.420
19911916Motörhead4.510
1992March ör DieMotörhead4.256
1993BastardsMotörhead4.7511
1995SacrificeMotörhead48
1996Overnight SensationMotörhead47
1998Snake Bite LoveMotörhead45
2000We Are MotörheadMotörhead3.757
2002HammeredMotörhead3.357
2004InfernoMotörhead4.58
2006Kiss of DeathMotörhead4.357
2008MotörizerMotörhead3.49
2010The Wörld Is YoursMotörhead39
2013AftershockMotörhead3.7510
2015Bad MagicMotörhead3.7510

Album + Compilation

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1982Beer DrinkersMotörhead1
1984No RemorseMotörhead59
1984Heavy Metal Vol. 1Motörhead, Judas Priest, Black Sabbath2
1984Live and StudioMotörhead1
1985Born to LoseMotörhead1
1986Anthology, Volume 1Motörhead2
1986The History of Rock: Volume Thirty SevenMeatloaf / Judas Priest / Saxon / Motorhead1
1987The CollectionMotörhead1
1988Another Perfect Day / OverkillMotörhead1
198914 Rock Hard HitsMotörhead1
1989Dirty LoveMotörhead3
1989Motörhead vs GirlschoolMotörhead / Girlschool1
1990Unreleased TrackMotörhead1
1990Bomber / Ace of SpadesMotörhead1
1990From the VaultsMotörhead1
1990Il RockMotörhead / Dio / Rainbow2
1990Metal Classics #3: Play It Loud! The Best of MotörheadMotörhead1
1990Welcome to the Bear TrapMotörhead3
1991Best 20Motörhead1
1991MeltdownMotörhead1
1991Grind Ya DownMotörhead3
1991HeadbangersMotörhead1
1991Orgasmatron / Rock 'n' RollMotörhead1
1991The Best of Motörhead (14-tracks)Motörhead3
1992SpotlightMotörhead1
1992Ace of Spades (compilation)Motörhead1
1992All the AcesMotörhead1
1992Castle Masters CollectionMotörhead1
1992MeltdownMotörhead1
1992Motör-X'masMotörhead1
1992Motörhead / The WatcherMotörhead1
1992Singles CollectionMotörhead1
1992The Best ofMotörhead1
1993The Best of & The Rest ofMotorhead1
1993MotörheadMotörhead1
1993The Best of Motörhead: All the AcesMotörhead55
1993The Best of Motörhead (20-tracks)Motörhead51
1994Aces HighMotörhead1
1995The Best of Motörhead, Volume 2Motörhead1
1995Fistful of Aces: The Best of MotorheadMotörhead1
1995Ace of Spades (Les Génies du Rock)Motörhead1
1995Rock GiantsMotörhead1
1995The Rock History: The Best of MotörheadMotörhead1
1995Ultimate MetalMotörhead1
1996Best TracksMotörhead1
1996Fast, Loose & Live!Motörhead1
1996Live - The Best & The Rest of Volumes 1 & 2Motörhead1
1996Rock Series, Vol. 2Motörhead1
1996Three Classic AlbumsMotörhead2
1997Stone Dead ForeverMotörhead1
1997BestMotörhead1
1997The Best, The Rest, The RareMotörhead1
1997Take No PrisonersMotörhead1
1997Protect the InnocentMotörhead1
1997ArchiveMotörhead1
1998The Singles Collection: The Bronze Years 1978–1984Motörhead1
1998TodayMotörhead1
1998The Early YearsMotörhead1
1998The Best of Motörhead: Deaf ForeverMotörhead3
1999Golden Years: The Alternate VersionsMotörhead1
1999Ace of Spades (compilation of studio and live tracks)Motörhead41
1999Born to Lose, Live to Win: The Bronze Singles 1978-1983Motörhead1
1999RaritiesMotörhead1
2000The Best ofMotörhead4
2000Over the Top: The RaritiesMotörhead2
2000MotörheadMotörhead1
2000The Chase Is Better Than the Catch: The Singles A's & B'sMotörhead2
2001Bite the BulletMotörhead1
20012 Originals of MotörheadMotörhead1
2001No Class!Motörhead1
2002The Bronze Age: 1979–1982Motörhead1
2002The Very Best ofMotörhead41
2002Shoot You in the Back - The Early YearsMotörhead1
2002Tear Ya Down: The RaritiesMotörhead2
2002AcesMotörhead1
2002Speed Not ComfortMotörhead1
2002The Great Legends of RockStatus Quo / Motorhead / Uriah Heep1

Showing official release groups by this artist (Show all release groups / Show official various artist release groups / Show all various artist release groups)