Motörhead [40th Anniversary Edition]

Motörhead [40th Anniversary Edition]

by MotörheadMotörhead

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Before forming Motörhead, Ian Kilmister (aka Lemmy) could boast of having been a member of space rock cowboys Hawkwind and a career in horsebreaking (that's horsebreaking, not housebreaking). He was also, to top it all, the son of a vicar. Having been expelled from his former employers after a disagreement with border guards over the contents of his luggage, he took the name for his new band from the final song he'd written for Hawkwind. Together with Larry Wallis of the Pink Fairies and drummer Philthy Animal Taylor, Motörhead recorded a debut album that was rejected by United Artists (you can just imagine the face of the poor guy who got the short straw and had to tell Lemmy), though it was eventually released as On Parole in 1979. As a result, the group expanded with the addition of "Fast" Eddie Clarke on guitar. Wallis then left after just one rehearsal, leaving the classic Motörhead lineup in shape for their debut proper. Rock & roll had never heard the like. Though only a minor chart success, Motörhead patented the group's style: Lemmy's rasping vocal over a speeding juggernaut of guitar, bass, and drums. The lyrical theme was "Don't mess with us" instead of "Don't mess with our hair." Before this, hard rock was about musicianship and exhibitionism. Motörhead, conversely, returned mainstream rock to its most brutal base elements -- no wonder the punks liked them. [A 40th Anniversary Edition of Motörhead was released in 2017, featuring 12 bonus tracks: the non-LP B-side "City Kids," four tracks from the album's original April 1977 sessions that were released as the Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers EP in 1980, and seven previously unreleased alternate mixes.]

Product Details

Release Date: 11/03/2017
Label: Imports
UPC: 0029667086226
catalogNumber: 6708622
Rank: 6557

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Motörhead   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Tiny Bradshaw   Composer
John Mayall   Composer
Mick Farren   Composer
Frank Beard   Composer
"Fast" Eddie Clarke   Composer
Billy Gibbons   Composer
Dusty Hill   Composer
Duncan Sanderson   Composer
Phil "Philthy Animal" Taylor   Composer
Larry Wallis   Composer
Lois Mann   Composer
Derek Brown   Composer
Lemmy Kilmister   Composer
Phil Taylor   Composer
Howie Kay   Composer
Speedy Keen   Producer
Guy Lawrence   Composer

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