Motörhead

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Motörhead () were an English rock band formed in June 1975 by bassist, singer, and songwriter Ian Fraser "Lemmy" Kilmister, who was the sole constant member, guitarist Larry Wallis and drummer Lucas Fox. 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 the work of "Fast" Eddie Clarke on guitar and Phil "Philthy Animal" Taylor on drums.

Motörhead released 23 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 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.

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 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".

Although Lemmy has been credited with being part of various musical scenes, thrash metal or speed metal in the main, from the mid-1970s onward, he stated very clearly, when asked the question, that he plays Rock and Roll. He has said that they had more of an affiliation with Punk Rockers than with the so-called Heavy Metal scene; Motörhead having evolved out of the London mid-1970s Punk era.

Lemmy died on 28 December 2015 after being initially diagnosed with an undisclosed aggressive form of cancer, which was later revealed as prostate cancer, and heart failure, after which drummer Mikkey Dee and guitarist Phil Campbell both confirmed that Motörhead would not continue as a band.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1977 Motörhead Motörhead 3.5 11
1979 Overkill Motörhead 4 21
1979 Bomber Motörhead 3.5 18
1979 On Parole Motörhead 3 6
1980 Ace of Spades Motörhead 4 20
1982 Iron Fist Motörhead 3.5 13
1983 Another Perfect Day Motörhead 4 13
1986 Orgasmatron Motörhead 5 17
1987 Rock ’n’ Roll Motörhead 4.5 16
1990 Rock 'n' Roll Motörhead 1
1991 1916 Motörhead 4.5 6
1992 March ör Die Motörhead 4 4
1993 Bastards Motörhead 4.5 8
1995 Sacrifice Motörhead 4 5
1996 Overnight Sensation Motörhead 3.5 4
1998 Snake Bite Love Motörhead 4 2
2000 We Are Motörhead Motörhead 3.5 3
2002 Hammered Motörhead 3.5 4
2004 Inferno Motörhead 4.5 6
2006 Kiss of Death Motörhead 4 7
2008 Motörizer Motörhead 3.25 5
2010 The Wörld Is Yours Motörhead 3 6
2013 Aftershock Motörhead 3.5 7
2015 Bad Magic Motörhead 3.5 4
2017 Under Cöver Motörhead 2

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1982 Beer Drinkers Motörhead 1
1984 No Remorse Motörhead 7
1984 Live and Studio Motörhead 1
1985 Born to Lose Motörhead 1
1986 Anthology, Volume 1 Motörhead 2
1987 The Collection Motörhead 1
1988 Another Perfect Day / Overkill Motörhead 1
1989 Dirty Love Motörhead 3
1990 Unreleased Track Motörhead 1
1990 From the Vaults Motörhead 1
1990 Welcome to the Bear Trap Motörhead 4
1991 Meltdown Motörhead 1
1991 Grind Ya Down Motörhead 3
1991 Headbangers Motörhead 1
1991 Orgasmatron / Rock 'n' Roll Motörhead 1
1991 The Best of Motörhead (14-tracks) Motörhead 3
1992 Ace of Spades (compilation) Motörhead 1
1992 Meltdown Motörhead 1
1992 The Best Of Motörhead 1
1993 The Best of & The Rest of Motorhead 1
1993 The Best of Motörhead (20-tracks) Motörhead 2
1993 The Best of Motörhead: All the Aces Motörhead 5 3
1994 Aces High Motörhead 1
1995 The Best of Motörhead, Volume 2 Motörhead 1
1995 Fistful of Aces: The Best of Motorhead Motörhead 1
1995 Rock Giants Motörhead 1
1995 The Rock History: The Best of Motörhead Motörhead 1
1996 Fast, Loose & Live! Motörhead 1
1997 Stone Dead Forever Motörhead 1
1997 The Best, The Rest, The Rare Motörhead 1
1997 Take No Prisoners Motörhead 1
1997 Protect the Innocent Motörhead 1
1997 Archive Motörhead 1
1998 The Singles Collection: The Bronze Years 1978–1984 Motörhead 1
1998 The Early Years Motörhead 1
1998 The Best of Motörhead: Deaf Forever Motörhead 4
1999 Golden Years: The Alternate Versions Motörhead 1
1999 Ace of Spades (compilation of studio and live tracks) Motörhead 4 1
1999 Born to Lose, Live to Win: The Bronze Singles 1978-1983 Motörhead 1
2000 The Best of Motörhead 4
2000 Over the Top: The Rarities Motörhead 1
2000 Motörhead Motörhead 1
2000 The Chase Is Better Than the Catch: The Singles A's & B's Motörhead 2
2001 Bite the Bullet Motörhead 1
2001 No Class! Motörhead 1
2002 The Bronze Age: 1979–1982 Motörhead 1
2002 The Very Best Of Motörhead 4 1
2002 Tear Ya Down: The Rarities Motörhead 2
2002 Aces Motörhead 1
2002 Best 20 Motörhead 1
2002 Speed Not Comfort Motörhead 1
2003 Hellraiser: Best of the Epic Years Motörhead 1
2003 The Complete Best of Motörhead Motörhead 1
2003 Stone Deaf Forever! Motörhead 2
2005 Essential Noize: The Very Best Of Motörhead 2
2007 Collections Motörhead 2
2007 The Essential Motörhead 1
2008 The Early Years Motörhead 1
2009 Burner - Best of Motörhead 1
2010 Tales of Glory Motörhead 1
2010 Icon Motörhead 2
2010 The Best - The Rest - The Rare Motörhead 1
2010 Aces Up My Sleeve Motörhead 1
2010 You'll Get Yours Motörhead 1
2012 Classic Album Selection Motörhead 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1980 The Watcher Motörhead 1
1981 No Sleep ’til Hammersmith Motörhead 5 16
1983 1983-06-10: Another Perfect Day in Manchester: Apollo Theatre, Manchester, UK Motörhead 2
1983 Live! Motörhead 1
1983 What's Words Worth? Motörhead 3
1985 City Kids Motörhead 1
1988 No Sleep at All Motörhead 10
1989 Blitzkreig on Birmingham '77 Motörhead 3
1990 Lock Up Your Daughters Motörhead 1
1990 The Best of & The Rest of - Live Motörhead 1

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