6. Orgasmatron (1986)
Due to record company troubles this was the first Motörhead album in three years – following the disliked, yet underrated, Another Perfect Day – and the first full length album to feature Phil Campbell, Würzel and Pete Gill. To fans delight, it saw a welcome return to the more pile-driving rock sound for which they had made their name.
There are some absolutely cracking songs to be found on this album. Opener “Deaf Forever” leaves the listener in no doubt that the band were in rude health, despite the troubles they may have faced over the preceding few years, and they kept the quality control set to high with the likes of “Nothing Up My Sleeve” and “Claw”. Orgasmatron is also home to perennial live favourite “Doctor Rock”; a song which drips feral attitude and has balls like a gorilla in heat!
The final word must go to “Orgasmatron” itself. Fans will recognise that Lemmy was one one of the finest lyricists in the sphere of rock and with this track he outdid himself. From the lead heavy crunching guitars to the spiteful lyrics that take aim at corrupt government, organised religion and war, Lemmy delivers his lines with a barely controlled rage and it’s safe to say that “Orgasmatron” is probably even more relevant today than the day it was written!