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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....

6. Orgasmatron (1986)

Source // cdn.discogs.com

Source // cdn.discogs.com

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!

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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