3. 1916 (1991)
Motörhead’s first album of the 90’s is also the one that Lemmy has credited with saving the band after years of management and record company wrangles saw him making the move to America. It also saw the band newly revitalised after the flaccid effort that was Rock ‘N Roll; a convincing comeback was warranted and 1916 was incendiary.
1916 is the sound of the band having fun and is without a doubt one of the many Motörhead albums that remains unjustly overlooked. This album had everything a fan could ask for, from the raucous blasts of pure rock fury that are “R.A.M.O.N.E.S.” and “No Voices In The Sky”, to the brooding intensity of “Love Me Forever” and the sombre and poignant “1916” itself; which came across more as a poem with minimal musical backing than an actual song.
Unfortunately, more record label troubles lay ahead – which would go some way to de-railing any momentum the band had again built up – but for this album Motörhead were back doing what they did best….which was kick ass rock ‘ roll!