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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....

5. The Wörld Is Yours (2010)

Source // metal-archives.com

Source // metal-archives.com

The last fifteen years or so had seen Motörhead on the form of their lives and releasing some of their best music. How much of that was down to the influence of producer Cameron Webb, only he and the band knows, but one thing that cannot be denied is that they were a formidable team in the studio!

The Wörld Is Yours was a rambunctious album with a no-frills, red-raw production that hit like a heavy weight punch in the gut! “Born To Lose” and “I Know How To Die” were a fantastic opening couplet that set the tone for this beast of an album and Mikkey Dee’s drums sounded like they could be used to demolish buildings. The guitars of Phil Campbell were massive and forever in your face like a petulant child and with Lemmy sounding like only Lemmy could –  his Rickenbacker rumbling along in tandem with his whiskey-sodden roar – The Wörld Is Yours proved to be a modern Motörhead par excellence.

With no weak link to be found – “Rock ‘n’ Roll Music”, the frantic “Outlaw” and the closing “Bye Bye Bitch Bye Bye” were undeniably exceptional – the best song by far was the brutish “Brotherhood Of Man”. The bastard child of “Orgasmatron” – both musically and lyrically – Lemmy poured scorn on mankind as only he could.

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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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