Motörhead

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Motörhead () were an English rock band formed in June 1975 by the late bassist, singer, and songwriter Ian "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 the late Phil "Philthy Animal" Taylor on drums and the late "Fast" Eddie Clarke on guitars.

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.

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".

Motörhead has been credited with being part of and influencing numerous musical scenes, thrash metal and speed metal especially. From the mid-1970s onward, however, Lemmy insisted that they were a rock and roll band. He has 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.

Lemmy died on 28 December 2015 from cardiac arrhythmia and congestive heart failure, after being diagnosed with prostate cancer. Drummer Mikkey Dee and guitarist Phil Campbell both confirmed that Motörhead would not continue as a band. By 2018, all three members of Motörhead's classic line-up had died.

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Discography

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2002 Shoot You in the Back - The Early Years Motörhead 1
2002 Tear Ya Down: The Rarities Motörhead 2
2002 Aces Motörhead 1
2002 Speed Not Comfort Motörhead 1
2002 The Great Legends of Rock Status Quo / Motorhead / Uriah Heep 1
2003 Hellraiser: Best of the Epic Years Motörhead 2
2003 The Complete Best of Motörhead Motörhead 1
2003 Stone Deaf Forever Sampler Motörhead 1
2003 Stone Deaf Forever! Motörhead 2
2004 Born to Lose, Live to Win: The Bronze Singles 1978-1981 Motörhead 1
2004 England Motörhead 1
2004 Inferno / Houses of the Molé Motörhead / Ministry 1
2005 Essential Noize: The Very Best Of Motörhead 1
2007 Collections Motörhead 2
2007 Hellraiser - The Best of the W.T.G. Years Motörhead 1
2007 The Essential Motörhead 1
2008 The Early Years Motörhead 1
2008 Rare Tracks Motörhead 1
2009 Burner - Best of Motörhead 1
2009 1916 / March ör Die Motörhead 1
2009 Greatest Hits Motörhead 1
2009 Greatest Hits Motörhead 1
2009 Rare Tracks Volume 2 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
2011 5 Original Albums Motörhead 1
2012 Classic Album Selection Motörhead 1
2016 Wake the Dead Motörhead 1
2017 Under Cöver Motörhead 3
2018 Böx of Magic Motörhead 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1981 No Sleep ’til Hammersmith Motörhead 5 20
1983 King Biscuit Flower Hour Motörhead, Krokus 1
1983 Live! Motörhead 1
1983 What's Words Worth? Motörhead 3
1985 City Kids Motörhead 1
1985 The Watcher Motörhead 1
1988 No Sleep at All Motörhead 4 12
1989 Blitzkreig on Birmingham ’77 Motörhead 4
1990 Lock Up Your Daughters Motörhead 1
1990 The Best of & The Rest of - Live Motörhead 2
1990 The Birthday Party Motörhead 2
1991 Beware the Dog Motörhead 1
1991 Keep Us on the Road Motörhead 1
1991 Live 1983 Motörhead 2
1992 Jailbait Motörhead 2
1993 Better Wear Armor! Motörhead 1
1994 Live at Brixton '87 Motörhead 3
1994 Iron Fist & the Hordes From Hell Motörhead 1
1994 1983-06-10: Another Perfect Day in Manchester: Apollo Theatre, Manchester, UK Motörhead 2
1994 Keep Us on the Road Motörhead 1
1995 Black Leather Jacket Motörhead 1
1995 Britain's Health Resort Motörhead 1
1995 Live Motörhead 2
1995 Live & Loud! Motörhead 1
1995 Live on Parole Motörhead 1
1996 Rock Series, Vol. 1 Motörhead 1
1996 The Best of Motörhead Live Motörhead 1
1997 King Biscuit Flower Hour Presents: Motörhead Motörhead 2
1997 Plugged In! Motörhead 1
1997 Everything Louder Everything Live! Motörhead 1
1998 Too Loud to Be Proud Motörhead 1
1999 Everything Louder Than Everyone Else Motörhead 3
1999 Live 1977 Motörhead 1
1999 Live, Loud and Lewd Motörhead 1
2001 Ironhorse Motörhead 1
2001 Vibrator Motörhead 1
2001 I Got Mine Motörhead 1
2002 Extended Versions Motörhead 1
2002 Keep Us on the Road: Live '77 Motörhead 2
2003 Live at Brixton Academy Motörhead 2
2004 2004-08-15: Jolly Joker, Braunschweig, Germany Motörhead 1
2005 2005-03-27: "We Are Your Easterbunnies", Ogden Theater, Denver, CO, USA Motörhead 1
2005 BBC Live & In-Session Motörhead 2
2006 Live Motörhead 1
2007 Better Motörhead Than Dead: Live at Hammersmith Motörhead 3
2007 Roundhouse - February 18th 1978 Motörhead 1
2009 Recorded Live Motörhead 1
2011 The Wörld Is Ours, Volume 1: Everywhere Further Than Everyplace Else Motörhead 4
2012 Royal Flush Motörhead 1
2012 The Wörld Is Ours, Volume 2: Anyplace Crazy as Anywhere Else Motörhead 2
2013 Cat Scratch Fewer Motörhead 1
2015 England 1978 Motörhead 1
2016 Clean Your Clock Motörhead 2
2017 Vault Treasures: 23-December 1996 - Bonn Germany Biskuithalle Motörhead 1
1993-07-03: Roskilde, Denmark Motörhead 1
2000-11-29: Luleå, Sweden Motörhead 1
2014-11-04: O2 Apollo, Manchester, UK Motörhead 1
BBCHead Motörhead 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1991 Eat the Rich Motörhead 1

Single

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1977 Motörhead Motörhead 3
1978 Louie Louie Motörhead 1
1978 Leaving Here / White Line Fever Motörhead 4 2
1979 Overkill Motörhead 4 1
1979 No Class Motörhead 4 1
1979 Bomber Motörhead 1
1980 Ace of Spades Motörhead 5 1
1981 The Train Kept A-Rollin' Motörhead 1

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