1. Overkill (1979)
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.
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