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Motörhead – The 10 Albums That Cemented Their Fearless Legacy

The towering classics, the almost forgotten, the modern-day barnstormers and the monumentally heavy....

1. Overkill (1979)

Source // Demonszone.com

Source // Demonszone.com

Legendary. Motörhead was a damp squib but Overkill was the album to cement Motörhead’s sound and legend. An album loved equally by punks and metalheads – and a huge inspiration to many of the players in the soon to be burgeoning thrash scene – this album was a speed laced brute that dripped pure fucking attitude from start to finish.

In case you need reminding why this remains the most important Motörhead album in existence, just take a glance at the track list; classic anthem after classic anthem abounds. From the double bass led wallop of the title track to “Stay Clean”, “Damage Case”, “No Class” and “Metropolis”. Overkill saw Lemmy and the boys on the form of their lives.

Simply put, if you don’t own a copy of this all time classic album you need to take a fucking good look at yourself!

R.I.P Lemmy, your legacy is untouchable and we thank you for it.

Which Motörhead album had the biggest impact on you? Feel free to let us know in the comments section below….

About Gavin O'Connor (161 Articles)
Lifelong Heavy Metal fan. First got into Quo and Leppard, when I was 9 or so I first heard Megadeth and that was me hooked

4 Comments on Motörhead – The 10 Albums That Cemented Their Fearless Legacy

  1. A very enjoyable and well written read. I’d like to add that Another Perfect Day whilst having a clean guitar , still had a very heavy production, Lemmy and philthy were filthy as usual and it’s this contrast which worked so well. Motorhead also played one or two tracks live on most recent tours since the as mentioned Inferno tour in 2004. I’m currently listening to Overnight Sensation which is criminally overlooked. Their legacy will be immortal! R.I.P Lemmy

    • Gavin O'Connor // January 19, 2016 at 6:19 pm // Reply


      Thanks for the comment mate and glad you enjoyed the article. It was hard to whittle it down to just 10 albums.

      Overnight Sensation is a fine album, it’s a pity most of their 90’s stuff is ignored as they have some great albums from that period

  2. Ernie Scheel // February 8, 2016 at 11:54 pm // Reply

    I can see your issue as I would not be able to keep the list to just ten albums either. I at first had a very hard time sitting through the Bad Magic album. Being a 7 year cancer survivor, as i listened to that album i felt some of what Lemmy must have gone through during the recording process. It becomes very hard to breathe as cancer advances so the fact that he finished the album and then toured for as long as he did and didn’t know he had cancer is a testament to his will.

    He was Motorhead.

    The other nine albums are great picks, no dud tracks on any of them.

    A well written article.

    • Gavin O'Connor // February 9, 2016 at 8:06 am // Reply


      Thanks for taking the time to read the article and comment on it. So happy to hear you are a survivor, stay strong my friend

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