We Are Motörhead

We Are Motörhead

by Motörhead
     
 

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When Lemmy was kicked out of Hawkwind in 1975, he said his new group would be "the dirtiest band in the world. If we moved in next door, your lawn would die." Twenty-five years and several line-up changes later, Motörhead are still ugly as sin and louder than hell. WE ARE MOTÖRHEAD doesn't break any new ground for the band, but finds their…  See more details below

Overview

When Lemmy was kicked out of Hawkwind in 1975, he said his new group would be "the dirtiest band in the world. If we moved in next door, your lawn would die." Twenty-five years and several line-up changes later, Motörhead are still ugly as sin and louder than hell. WE ARE MOTÖRHEAD doesn't break any new ground for the band, but finds their power undiminished. The big surprise here is their raucous cover of the Sex Pistols classic "God Save the Queen." Motörhead are always categorized as a heavy metal band, but Lemmy has deep roots in the UK punk scene -- early on, Motörhead often split live bills with the Damned, a band that Lemmy played in for a short period of time, and in 1976 Lemmy lived in a communal squat with Sid Vicious before he was a Sex Pistol. The rest of WE ARE MOTÖRHEAD flaunts the band's now classic, noisy sound. Short, hard, and fast songs come lunging out of the speakers, and if their sound doesn't yank your collar, the band's greasy attitude will. On the title track, the band boast "We are Motörhead, born to kick your ass." Here's to another 25 years of killing grass.

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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Huey
The '90s witnessed a surprising and somewhat overlooked renaissance for Lemmy Kilmister and Motörhead, starting with 1991's 1916. The follow-up, March or Die, was woefully subpar and overly commercial, and many dismissed 1916 as a fluke and gave the band up for dead. However, Motörhead then embarked on a run of quality albums for smaller, lower-profile labels; Bastards, Sacrifice, and Overnight Sensation were surprisingly consistent, written and performed with conviction in the classic Motörhead style. The band slipped a bit with 1998's Snake Bite Love, but have thankfully stormed into the new millennium in top form. We Are Motörhead maintains the generally high standard of the band's second decade, and while there aren't many speed-freak theatrics (exception: opener "See Me Burning"), the grimy attitude that's always driven their best work is fully intact. Pared back down to a trio, Kilmister and company deliver a tight, blistering set that's both well-executed and typical of Motörhead's long since established sound. There are no real revelations here, except perhaps that Kilmister still hasn't lost anything to age; of course, longtime fans will be happy to have yet another fine Motörhead record to add to the collection.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/06/2000
Label:
Steamhammer Europe
UPC:
4001617218228
catalogNumber:
2182
Rank:
36005

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Motörhead   Primary Artist
Lemmy   Bass,Vocals
Mikkey Dee   Drums
Tim Butcher   Bass
Gomez   Guitar

Technical Credits

Steve Jones   Composer
Bruce Bouillet   Producer
Paul Cook   Composer
Bill Cooper   Engineer
Bob Kulick   Producer
Lemmy   Producer,Concept
John Lydon   Composer
Glen Matlock   Composer
Hobbs   Sound Advisor
Johnny Rotten   Composer
Mikkey Dee   Composer,Producer
Charly Bauerfeind   Engineer
Steffan Chirazi   Concept
Joe Petagno   Concept,Cover Art

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