MOTÖRHEAD

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Motörhead was a British heavy metal band formed in London in 1975 by bassist, singer and songwriter Lemmy, who has remained the sole constant member. Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister started the band after he was fired from Hawkwind in the same year, and he decided to name it after Motorhead, the final song he had written for Hawkwind.

Motörhead was unique in its hard blues-based sound and appreciation for old rock and roll along with its overwhelmingly loud and fast style of heavy metal. Usually a power trio, Motörhead 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 one of Britain's foremost rock bands.

While while others were always keen to put a metal label on Motörhead's music, Lemmy disliked such labels, preferring to describe the band's
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MOTÖRHEAD Motörhead album cover 3.86 | 31 ratings
Motörhead
Heavy Metal 1977
MOTÖRHEAD Overkill album cover 4.25 | 64 ratings
Overkill
Heavy Metal 1979
MOTÖRHEAD Bomber album cover 3.97 | 43 ratings
Bomber
Heavy Metal 1979
MOTÖRHEAD On Parole album cover 3.53 | 25 ratings
On Parole
Heavy Metal 1979
MOTÖRHEAD Ace of Spades album cover 4.27 | 70 ratings
Ace of Spades
Heavy Metal 1980
MOTÖRHEAD Iron Fist album cover 3.66 | 29 ratings
Iron Fist
Heavy Metal 1982
MOTÖRHEAD Another Perfect Day album cover 3.97 | 30 ratings
Another Perfect Day
Heavy Metal 1983
MOTÖRHEAD Orgasmatron album cover 3.98 | 36 ratings
Orgasmatron
Heavy Metal 1986
MOTÖRHEAD Rock 'n' Roll album cover 3.80 | 17 ratings
Rock 'n' Roll
Heavy Metal 1987
MOTÖRHEAD 1916 album cover 3.79 | 30 ratings
1916
Heavy Metal 1991
MOTÖRHEAD March ör Die album cover 3.52 | 16 ratings
March ör Die
Heavy Metal 1992
MOTÖRHEAD Bastards album cover 3.97 | 15 ratings
Bastards
Heavy Metal 1993
MOTÖRHEAD Sacrifice album cover 3.67 | 14 ratings
Sacrifice
Heavy Metal 1995
MOTÖRHEAD Overnight Sensation album cover 3.86 | 11 ratings
Overnight Sensation
Heavy Metal 1996
MOTÖRHEAD Snake Bite Love album cover 3.65 | 10 ratings
Snake Bite Love
Heavy Metal 1998
MOTÖRHEAD We Are Motörhead album cover 3.25 | 12 ratings
We Are Motörhead
Heavy Metal 2000
MOTÖRHEAD Hammered album cover 3.77 | 11 ratings
Hammered
Heavy Metal 2002
MOTÖRHEAD Inferno album cover 3.64 | 20 ratings
Inferno
Heavy Metal 2004
MOTÖRHEAD Kiss of Death album cover 3.74 | 15 ratings
Kiss of Death
Heavy Metal 2006
MOTÖRHEAD Motörizer album cover 3.61 | 15 ratings
Motörizer
Heavy Metal 2008
MOTÖRHEAD The Wörld Is Yours album cover 3.90 | 17 ratings
The Wörld Is Yours
Heavy Metal 2011
MOTÖRHEAD Aftershock album cover 3.71 | 8 ratings
Aftershock
Heavy Metal 2013
MOTÖRHEAD Bad Magic album cover 3.81 | 8 ratings
Bad Magic
Heavy Metal 2015

MOTÖRHEAD EPs & splits

MOTÖRHEAD Louie Louie EP album cover 4.00 | 2 ratings
Louie Louie EP
Heavy Metal 1978
MOTÖRHEAD Overkill EP album cover 5.00 | 2 ratings
Overkill EP
Heavy Metal 1979
MOTÖRHEAD No Class EP album cover 4.50 | 2 ratings
No Class EP
Heavy Metal 1979
MOTÖRHEAD Ace of Spades EP album cover 4.83 | 3 ratings
Ace of Spades EP
Heavy Metal 1980
MOTÖRHEAD 4.00 | 4 ratings
"The Golden Years" Live EP
Heavy Metal 1980
MOTÖRHEAD Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers album cover 4.33 | 3 ratings
Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers
Heavy Metal 1980
MOTÖRHEAD Motörhead / Over the Top (Live EP) album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Motörhead / Over the Top (Live EP)
Heavy Metal 1981
MOTÖRHEAD St. Valentine's Day Massacre album cover 4.00 | 2 ratings
St. Valentine's Day Massacre
Heavy Metal 1981
MOTÖRHEAD Iron Fist EP album cover 4.75 | 2 ratings
Iron Fist EP
Heavy Metal 1982
MOTÖRHEAD I Got Mine album cover 4.50 | 2 ratings
I Got Mine
Heavy Metal 1983
MOTÖRHEAD '92 Tour EP album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
'92 Tour EP
Heavy Metal 1992
MOTÖRHEAD Burner EP album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Burner EP
Heavy Metal 1993
MOTÖRHEAD God Save the Queen album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
God Save the Queen
Heavy Metal 2000

MOTÖRHEAD live albums

MOTÖRHEAD No Sleep 'til Hammersmith album cover 4.43 | 18 ratings
No Sleep 'til Hammersmith
Heavy Metal 1981
MOTÖRHEAD No Sleep at All album cover 4.29 | 7 ratings
No Sleep at All
Heavy Metal 1988
MOTÖRHEAD Blitzkreig on Birmingham '77 album cover 3.33 | 3 ratings
Blitzkreig on Birmingham '77
Heavy Metal 1989
MOTÖRHEAD The Best & The Rest Of Motorhead (live) album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
The Best & The Rest Of Motorhead (live)
Heavy Metal 1990
MOTÖRHEAD Live 1983 album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Live 1983
Heavy Metal 1991
MOTÖRHEAD Live at Brixton '87 album cover 3.17 | 3 ratings
Live at Brixton '87
Heavy Metal 1994
MOTÖRHEAD Live album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Live
Heavy Metal 1995
MOTÖRHEAD King Biscuit Flower Hour Presents: Motörhead album cover 4.33 | 3 ratings
King Biscuit Flower Hour Presents: Motörhead
Heavy Metal 1997
MOTÖRHEAD Lock Up Your Daughters album cover 2.67 | 3 ratings
Lock Up Your Daughters
Heavy Metal 1999
MOTÖRHEAD Everything Louder Than Everyone Else album cover 4.38 | 4 ratings
Everything Louder Than Everyone Else
Heavy Metal 1999
MOTÖRHEAD Live, Loud and Lewd album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Live, Loud and Lewd
Heavy Metal 1999
MOTÖRHEAD What's Words Worth album cover 3.50 | 2 ratings
What's Words Worth
Heavy Metal 2002
MOTÖRHEAD 25 & Alive: Boneshaker album cover 5.00 | 2 ratings
25 & Alive: Boneshaker
Heavy Metal 2002
MOTÖRHEAD Extended Versions album cover 3.25 | 2 ratings
Extended Versions
Heavy Metal 2002
MOTÖRHEAD Keep Us on the Road: Live '77 album cover 3.33 | 3 ratings
Keep Us on the Road: Live '77
Heavy Metal 2002
MOTÖRHEAD Live at Brixton Academy album cover 4.67 | 3 ratings
Live at Brixton Academy
Heavy Metal 2003
MOTÖRHEAD Stage Fright album cover 5.00 | 2 ratings
Stage Fright
Heavy Metal 2005
MOTÖRHEAD Live album cover 3.00 | 2 ratings
Live
Heavy Metal 2006
MOTÖRHEAD Better Motörhead Than Dead: Live at Hammersmith album cover 3.38 | 4 ratings
Better Motörhead Than Dead: Live at Hammersmith
Heavy Metal 2007

MOTÖRHEAD demos, promos, fans club and other releases (no bootlegs)

MOTÖRHEAD re-issues & compilations

MOTÖRHEAD The Best of Motörhead album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
The Best of Motörhead
Heavy Metal 1984
MOTÖRHEAD Anthology, Volume 1 album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Anthology, Volume 1
Heavy Metal 1986
MOTÖRHEAD The Collection album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
The Collection
Heavy Metal 1987
MOTÖRHEAD No Remorse album cover 4.27 | 7 ratings
No Remorse
Heavy Metal 1988
MOTÖRHEAD Welcome to the Bear Trap album cover 3.17 | 2 ratings
Welcome to the Bear Trap
Heavy Metal 1990
MOTÖRHEAD The Birthday Party album cover 4.17 | 3 ratings
The Birthday Party
Heavy Metal 1990
MOTÖRHEAD From the Vaults album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
From the Vaults
Heavy Metal 1990
MOTÖRHEAD Meltdown album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Meltdown
Heavy Metal 1991
MOTÖRHEAD Grind Ya Down album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Grind Ya Down
Heavy Metal 1991
MOTÖRHEAD Headbangers album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Headbangers
Heavy Metal 1991
MOTÖRHEAD Aces High album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Aces High
Heavy Metal 1994
MOTÖRHEAD Fistful of Aces: The Best of Motorhead album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Fistful of Aces: The Best of Motorhead
Heavy Metal 1995
MOTÖRHEAD The Best of Motörhead, Volume 2 album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
The Best of Motörhead, Volume 2
Heavy Metal 1995
MOTÖRHEAD Fast, Loose & Live! album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Fast, Loose & Live!
Heavy Metal 1996
MOTÖRHEAD Protect the Innocent album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Protect the Innocent
Heavy Metal 1997
MOTÖRHEAD Archive album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Archive
Heavy Metal 1997
MOTÖRHEAD Stone Dead Forever album cover 4.00 | 2 ratings
Stone Dead Forever
Heavy Metal 1997
MOTÖRHEAD The Singles Collection: The Bronze Years 1978-1984 album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
The Singles Collection: The Bronze Years 1978-1984
Heavy Metal 1998
MOTÖRHEAD Golden Years: The Alternate Versions album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Golden Years: The Alternate Versions
Heavy Metal 1999
MOTÖRHEAD Ace of Spades album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Ace of Spades
Heavy Metal 1999
MOTÖRHEAD Born to Lose, Live to Win: The Bronze Singles 1978-1983 album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Born to Lose, Live to Win: The Bronze Singles 1978-1983
Heavy Metal 1999
MOTÖRHEAD The Best of Motörhead: Deaf Forever album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
The Best of Motörhead: Deaf Forever
Heavy Metal 1999
MOTÖRHEAD The Best of album cover 4.69 | 4 ratings
The Best of
Heavy Metal 2000
MOTÖRHEAD Over the Top: The Rarities album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Over the Top: The Rarities
Heavy Metal 2000
MOTÖRHEAD All the Aces: The Best of Motörhead album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
All the Aces: The Best of Motörhead
Heavy Metal 2001
MOTÖRHEAD Bite the Bullet album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Bite the Bullet
Heavy Metal 2001
MOTÖRHEAD Tear Ya Down: The Rarities album cover 3.67 | 3 ratings
Tear Ya Down: The Rarities
Heavy Metal 2002
MOTÖRHEAD The Very Best Of album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
The Very Best Of
Heavy Metal 2002
MOTÖRHEAD Aces: The Best of Motörhead album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Aces: The Best of Motörhead
Heavy Metal 2002
MOTÖRHEAD Aces album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Aces
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The Essential
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Icon
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MOTÖRHEAD Reviews

MOTÖRHEAD 1916

Album · 1991 · Heavy Metal
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Motörhead’s “1916” came after four years of label problems, and other bullshit with the business side of music. That wasn’t what Lemmy was about. The man just wanted to play his own mutant version of rock and roll. The band’s previous album, simply called “Rock ‘n’ Roll” was not as well received as its predecessors, so expectations for “1916” were not high.

Fuck expectations. This is Motörhead. The band had occasionally dabbled outside the blues/rock/punk/metal mix. For example, “Orgasmatron” could be considered proto-doom-death metal, but most of their albums stuck fairly closely to the old formula. First track “The Ones To Sing The Blues” threw out the formula and shattered all preconceptions. Unlike a number of other Motörhead tracks, it’s not particularly bluesy, but thunders along, powered by Philthy’s legendary double kick drums. On “I'm So Bad (Baby I Don't Care)”, the blues does raise its leery head, along with Lemmy’s clever, incisive lyrics. What seems like a song full of tall story bragging actually reveals his inspirations. “Going to Brazil” is a blues boogie road song which only Lemmy could write. It has a bit of a story behind it. The band recorded four songs with producer Ed Stasium. When Lemmy listened to a mix of “Going to Brazil”, he asked Stasium to turn up four tracks, and on doing so heard claves and tambourines added without the band's knowledge. Stasium was fired and Pete Solley hired as producer. And thank fuck for that!

And next, a big step sideways. Judas Priest had faced a civil suit in 1990, around the time Lemmy was writing songs for this album, and one of the accusations levelled at the band was that they had hidden subliminal messages in their cover of Spooky Tooth’s “Better By You, Better Than Me”. Always one who stuck up against injustice when he saw it, Lemmy deliberately filled “Nightmare/The Dreamtime” with backmasked vocals and music, which were far from subliminal, giving the song a truly eerie vibe. And what did he actually say? Even that’s open to interpretation, perhaps proving once and for all that backmasking is rather an inefficient way of conveying a message.

“Love Me Forever” is a power ballad from an era when power ballad were ubiquitous, but it’s far from typical. For a start, it’s not weepy or self-loathing, instead showing both sides of love and relationships, a black/white, all/nothing contrast.

“Angel City” is a filler when you don’t write fillers. Like the “Going To Brazil” road trip, it’s a fun descriptive song of life in L.A. at the tail end of the glam era. It’s followed by another good time rocker in the form of “Make My Day”.

Lemmy was asked why he wrote the song “R.A.M.O.N.E.S.” The answer? “’Cos I like The Ramones”. Best answer ever to a stupid question. The Ramones liked the minute and a half long song so much they covered it themselves. Basically, it’s The Ramones put through a Motörhead filter.

“Shut You Down” is an “I’m outta here” break up track, in a fashion only Motörhead could pull off, like a metal “50 Ways to Leave Your Lover”.

These ten tracks would have made a very good Motörhead album, showing some new musical facets, and more energy and drive than the previous album. But this is Motörhead. Expect the unexpected.

“1916” is unlike any song ever recorded by this or any other metal band. First, it’s not metal. Second, it is such a visceral, heart rending tale, it is more an accompanied epic poem than a song. Musically, it is part hymn, part sombre march, with simple orchestration, cello, a military snare, and Lemmy’s voice quavering with more sensitivity than you might think possible. While it is a song about World War One, it is so thought provoking and emotionally wrought it could come from any war, where young men think they are heading off for a great adventure, only to be dehumanized, ground up, and spat out by an unfeeling, unstoppable war machine. Like no other song, “1916” vocalises the true stupidity, futility, terror, and waste of human life of war.

It seems Lemmy understood how deeply emotionally and psychologically damaging war could be to those caught in the fighting. My own Grandfather fought in the Pacific Island during World War Two. In the 26 years I knew him, he spoke of the war to me only once, and then only to relate a funny tale of having to run flat out from tent to surf when going swimming, in order to avoid mosquitoes. In his last few lucid hours, he suffered nightmares and flashbacks to those days six decades before. Even though this song is of a different war, now a century past, it still makes me think of my Grandfather and the terrible things he may have seen and experienced, which are beyond my imagination and recognition. It took a special kind of bravery to have faced a mortal enemy, who was probably feeling very similar emotions and terrors, and then to return to civilization and lead a productive life, all the while keeping those horrors locked away. It may not have been the intention of this song to cause this reaction, but it does.

And so the song “1916” elevates the album “1916” from the realms of very good into great. It also secured Motörhead’s future, both financially and musically. The band finally had a decent record deal, and had explored some new musical avenues which opened new frontiers for the band to explore for the remainder of its existence. Albums like “Ace Of Spades” and “No Sleep ‘til Hammersmith” established Motörhead’s legendary status in rock and metal. “1916” cemented it.

MOTÖRHEAD Orgasmatron

Album · 1986 · Heavy Metal
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"Orgasmatron" is the 7th full-length studio album by UK hard/heavy rock act Motörhead. The album was released through GWR Records August 1986. It´s the follow up to "Another Perfect Day", which was released in June 1983, which at the time, was the longest recording break Motörhead had had. Quite a few lineup changes had occured though, and Lemmy needed time to get the band going again. Guitarist Brian "Robbo" Robertson (Thin Lizzy), who performed on "Another Perfect Day (1983)" was always meant to be a temporary solution, and he is replaced here by Phil Campbell and Würzel, making "Orgasmatron" the first Motörhead album to feature two guitarists. Longstanding Motörhead drummer Phil "Philthy Animal" Taylor temporarily left Motörhead during this period and is replaced here by Pete Gill. Taylor would be back behind the kit on "Rock 'n' Roll (1987)".

"Another Perfect Day (1983)" was a bit of an anomaly in Motörhead´s dicography (which doesn´t necessarily mean it´s a bad album), mainly because of Brian Robertson´s guitar style, and it was not a commercial success for the band, so "Orgasmatron" is naturally a bit harder edged and heavy, as if Lemmy wanted to prove a point. It´s details though and the music on the album is still unmistakably the sound of Motörhead just as the case was on "Another Perfect Day (1983)". Tracks like "Deaf Forever" and the title track are however among the most metal oriented and heavy tracks in the band´s discography. At it´s roots the music is still amplified badass blues based rock´n´roll with Lemmy´s distinct sounding raw voice in front. In addition to the two tracks mentioned above, which are some of the highlights on the album, you could pick just about any track off the album and it would be a standout track. In that regard "Orgasmatron" is a very consistent release.

The material on the 9 track, 35:34 minutes long album is generally both well written and catchy, but also relatively varied, which makes "Orgasmatron" one of the stronger Motörhead albums when it comes to memorability. The album is relatively well produced although it features some of the 80s reverb abuse, which was popular at the time, and which makes the production sound slightly dated. It´s still raw and powerful though, which suits the music perfectly.

"Orgasmatron" ended up being a commercial comeback for Motörhead, and the album charted much better than "Another Perfect Day (1983)" did. To my ears the two albums are pretty equal in quality, but "Orgasmatron" is probably the more popular album because it´s harder edged and more raw sounding than it´s predecessor. It´s overall another high quality release by Motörhead deserving a 4 star (80%) rating.

MOTÖRHEAD Another Perfect Day

Album · 1983 · Heavy Metal
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"Another Perfect Day" is the 6th full-length studio album by UK hard/heavy rock act Motörhead. The album was released through Bronze Records in the UK and through Mercury Records in the US in June 1983. The US version and the casette version of the album feature a different tracklist compared to the other versions. The lineup of Eddie Clarke (guitars), Lemmy Kilmister (Vocals, Bass), and Phil "Philthy Animal" Taylor (drums), who had been stabile since 1976, saw a change during Motörhead´s 1982 US tour supporting "Iron Fist (1982)", as Clarke left the band as a consequence of the band recording "Stand By Your Man", a cover version of the Tammy Wynette track, in collaboration with Wendy O. Williams and the Plasmatics. Clarke felt the cover track would hurt Motörhead´s integrity and refused to play on it. Former Thin Lizzy guitarist Brian "Robbo" Robertson replaced him and after finishing the US tour, went straight to the studio with Lemmy and Taylor to record "Another Perfect Day". After touring in support of the album Robertson and Motörhead agreed that he had to move on, so "Another Perfect Day" is the only Motörhead release to feature his services.

Stylistically it´s quite obvious that there is a new boy in town, because the guitar part of the album is very different sounding from what we´ve been used to on the predecessors. While Eddie Clarke is a skilled enough guitarist with a signature sound, his playing style did become a bit one-dimensional towards the end, and Robertson is a breath of fresh air in the Motörhead camp with his more sophisticated, melodic oriented, and generally more varied playing style. At it´s core the music on "Another Perfect Day" is still unmistakably the sound of Motörhead though with badass rock´n´roll attitude in the front seat, Lemmy´s rusty voice, raw vocal delivery, and rumbling distorted bass, the untamed organic drumming by Taylor, and the huge doses of heavy blues oriented rock´n´roll riffing.

There are several highlights on the album like "Shine", "Dancing on Your Grave", and "One Track Mind", but the material on "Another Perfect Day" are generally of a high quality, and very few tracks can be labelled fillers. The album also features a well sounding organic and detailed production, which suits the music perfectly, so "Another Perfect Day" is overall a great album by Motörhead. It´s also one of the albums in the band´s by now huge discography which stands out, because of Robertson´s involvement and playing style. A 4 star (80%) rating is deserved.

MOTÖRHEAD Motörhead

Album · 1977 · Heavy Metal
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"Motörhead" is the self-titled debut full-length studio album by UK heavy/hard rock act Motörhead. The album was released through Chiswick Records in September 1977. Motörhead had already recorded an album in late 1975/early 1976 titled "On Parole", but United Artists Records refused to release the album, because they felt it lacked commercial potential (they eventually released it in 1979 after the success of "Overkill (1979)" and "Bomber (1979)"). Motörhead continued to play live though and finally secured a new label deal with Chiswick Records, who payed for studio time to record material for this debut release. All tracks from "On Parole", except "Fools" and "Leaving Here", were re-recorded during the sessions for "Motörhead", but only 5 of them made it unto the original 8 track, 32:37 minutes long version of the album. In addition to those 5 tracks, "Motörhead" features the two new original tracks "White Line Fever" and "Keep Us on the Road" and a cover of "Train Kept A-Rollin'" (originally recorded by Tiny Bradshaw in 1951 and popularized by The Yardbirds in 1965).

Since the recording of "On Parole" guitarist/vocalist Larry Wallis has been replaced by Eddie Clarke. The lineup of Eddie Clarke (guitars), Lemmy Kilmister (Vocals, Bass), and Phil "Philthy Animal" Taylor (drums) would be stabile in the period 1976–1982.

Compared to "On Parole", which shares a large portion of the material featured on this album, "Motörhead" features a more harder edged, at times punked, and very gritty and raw "Fuck You" attitude laden introduction to Motörhead. The difference between the "On Parole" version of the eponymous titled "Motörhead" track and the version of the same track on this album tells the whole story. The 1977 version features a snarling aggression, and badass attitude that the "On Parole" version could only dream of, and that goes for all the re-recorded versions of the tracks from "On Parole".

It´s obvious that this lineup of Motörhead were hellbent to succeed and that they put all their energy into recording the most raw and energetic versions of the material as they could. Not that the versions featured on "On Parole" aren´t really well played and powerful, but the rawness of the sound production, the distorted and quite busy bass playing, and Lemmy´s sandpaper vocals on this album, provide the music with an edge that "On Parole" can´t match. So it´s not so much the material which has changed, it´s the determination behind the delivery, and the way the tracks are performed (and produced), which end up making the huge difference between the two releases.

"Motörhead" proved to be a relatively successful debut album for the band although it wasn´t until they released "Overkill (1979)" that they had a genuine breakthrough. There had been speculations about a band split-up shortly before Motörhead signed the label deal with Chiswick Records, but the fact that they achieved at least some moderate success with this album, meant that they opted to continue. It´s not their most accomplished album, and at times it´s a little rough around the edges, but a 3.5 - 4 star (75%) rating is still deserved.

MOTÖRHEAD On Parole

Album · 1979 · Heavy Metal
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"On Parole" was recorded in late 1975/early 1976 and was originally intended to be Motörhead´s debut full-length studio album, but United Artists Records felt the recorded material lacked commercial potential and refused to release it. The band, which at the time consisted of Lemmy Kilmister (Vocals, Bass), Larry Wallis (Guitars, Vocals), and Phil "Philthy Animal" Taylor (drums), were of course disappointed by the label´s rejection of their recorded material, but soldiered on playing live shows and were with hard work and a bit of luck offered a new label deal by Chiswick Records, who would release the band´s self-titled debut full-length studio album in 1977. It was only after the success of "Overkill (1979)" and "Bomber (1979)", that United Artists Records chose to release "On Parole" though, and not with the consent of the band.

Motörhead was formed by Lemmy after he was kicked out of Hawkwind following a drug bust on the US/Canadian border, which rendered Lemmy unable to play a couple of Canadian tour dates while in prison, which ultimately meant that Hawkwind had to cancel those shows. This was only one episode in a longer line of erratic behaviour episodes which led to Lemmy´s dismissal from Hawkwind. Considering the rumoured intake of huge amounts of psychadelic drugs in the band, Lemmy´s behaviour must have been really bad for them to kick him out. I´ve read Lemmy joking about his dismissal that he took too many "upper" drugs like amphetamine and cocaine, as opposed to the other members of the band, who were primarely into psychadelic drugs, and those two states of mind didn´t go well together.

"On Parole" features 9 tracks and a full playing time of 36:59 minutes, and 3 of those tracks are re-recorded and rearranged versions of tracks that Lemmy wrote while he was in Hawkwind. The eponymously titled "Motörhead" track was featured on "Warrior on the Edge of Time (1975)", "Lost Johnny" on "Hall of the Mountain Grill (1974)" and "The Watcher" was featured on "Doremi Fasol Latido (1972)". Especially the latter features some space rock influences, but other than that the musical style on "On Parole" is blues based hard rock (although "Fools" actually features a less heavy Beatles influence).

All tracks, except "Fools" and "Leaving Here", were re-recorded during the sessions for "Motörhead (1977)" although only 5 of them made it unto the original version of that album. They appear on "On Parole" in more straight rock´n´roll versions, and the gritty punk influences, the raw vocals and massive distorted bass, which are pretty dominant features on the versions of the tracks which appear on "Motörhead (1977)", are only heard in sequences here. "On Parole" certainly isn´t a polished release, and there are some of the badass wildness of the successor present here, but it´s predominantly a much more accessible hard rock release with clear melodies (even some harmony vocals here and there) and a relatively clear sound production. I hear influences from The Stooges and MC5 here, but the savage attitude which Motörhead would adopt on their debut album, is only here in small doses. This is still pretty hard and heavy rock music though.

It´s not exactly an album that has spawned many Motörhead live stables, but the eponymous track and "Iron Horse / Born to Lose" are tracks that were played on occasion (especially the former) up until Lemmy´s death. While "On Parole" isn´t my first recommendation to a Motörhead novice, it´s actually quite an enjoyable listen and overall a quality heavy rock release and a 3.5 star (70%) rating is deserved.

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