Motörhead discography


Motörhead discography
Motörhead discography

Various vinyl editions of the single "Motorhead"
Releases
Studio albums 20
Live albums 5
Compilation albums 5
EPs 4
Singles 20
Video albums 5

The discography of the British heavy metal band Motörhead is complicated and large; this list mainly represents the "core" albums as defined by the band themselves on their web site alongside singles and other releases as detailed by other principal sources. There are, in addition, bootlegs and many compilations of previously recorded material and live recordings, which are not issued under the control of the band, so one may find exactly the same material under several different names. In addition there are some recordings by the band whilst using a pseudonym, such as What's Words Worth?, where the band, for contractual reasons, take the name "Iron Fist and the Hordes from Hell", but eventually, the recordings were never released under that name.

Titles from 1975 to 1988 are readily available on CDs released under licence to Sanctuary Records and a subsidiary, Castle Communications, the CDs frequently include other rarities from this era as bonus tracks as well as being remastered from the original tapes.[1][2] The box set Stone Deaf Forever!, the first to be issued with Motörhead's approval, covers their career from 1975-2002.

Contents

Albums

Motörhead lineups
1975
Lineup #1
1975
Lineup #2
  • Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister - bass, lead vocals
  • Larry Wallis - guitar, vocals
  • Phil "Philthy Animal" Taylor - drums
1976
Lineup #3
  • Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister - bass, lead vocals
  • Larry Wallis - guitar
  • "Fast" Eddie Clarke - guitar
  • Phil "Philthy Animal" Taylor - drums
1976-1982
Lineup #4
  • Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister - bass, lead vocals
  • "Fast" Eddie Clarke - guitar, vocals
  • Phil "Philthy Animal" Taylor - drums
1982-1983
Lineup #5
1984
Line-up #6
1984-1987
Lineup #7
  • Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister - bass, lead vocals
  • Phil Campbell - guitar
  • Michael "Würzel" Burston - guitar
  • Pete Gill - drums
1987-1992
Lineup #8
  • Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister - bass, lead vocals
  • Phil Campbell - guitar
  • Michael "Würzel" Burston - guitar
  • Phil "Philthy Animal" Taylor - drums
1992
Lineup #9
  • Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister - bass, lead vocals
  • Phil Campbell - guitar
  • Michael "Würzel" Burston - guitar
  • Tommy Aldridge - drums
1992-1995
Lineup #10
  • Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister - bass, lead vocals
  • Phil Campbell - guitar
  • Michael "Würzel" Burston - guitar
  • Mikkey Dee - drums
1995-present
Lineup #11
  • Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister - bass, lead vocals
  • Phil Campbell - guitar
  • Mikkey Dee - drums

Studio albums

This section contains those albums that Motörhead have recorded in the studio. The belatedly released debut album, On Parole, is listed in the Archive releases section.

Year Title Label UK US Germany Sweden Norway Line-up
1977 Motörhead Chiswick 43 - - - - 4
1979 Overkill Bronze 24 - - - -
1979 Bomber Bronze 12 - - - -
1980 Ace of Spades Bronze 4 201 - - 37
1982 Iron Fist Bronze 6 174 - 25 4
1983 Another Perfect Day Bronze 20 153 - 18 - 5
1986 Orgasmatron GWR 21 157 - - - 7
1987 Rock 'n' Roll GWR 34 150 - 41 - 8
1991 1916 WTG 24 142 - 23 -
1992 March ör Die WTG 60 - 21 42 - 8,9,10
1993 Bastards ZYX - - - - - 10
1995 Sacrifice CMC - - 31 - -
1996 Overnight Sensation CMC - - 71 - - 11
1998 Snake Bite Love CMC 171[3] - 47 49 -
2000 We Are Motörhead CMC 91 - 21 33 -
2002 Hammered Steamhammer 113[3] - 39 18 -
2004 Inferno Steamhammer 95[3] - 10 34 -
2006 Kiss of Death Steamhammer 45[3] 10 (Heat) 4 13 9
2008 Motörizer Steamhammer 32[4] 82 5 10 11
2010 The Wörld Is Yours Motörhead Music 45 94 25 24 -

Live albums

This section contains live albums released by Motörhead. As is the industry standard concerning live albums, these recordings will have been subject to studio overdubs, although Everything Louder Than Everyone Else is specifically noted as being produced 'undubbed'.

Year Title Label UK Line-up Notes
1981 No Sleep 'til Hammersmith Bronze 1 4 Recorded March 28–30, 1981 at Leeds and Newcastle. Certified Gold by BPI
1988 Nö Sleep at All GWR - 8 Recorded July 2, 1988 at Hämeenlinna "Giants of Rock" Festival, Finland
1999 Everything Louder than Everyone Else SPV - 11 2CD. Recorded May 21, 1998 at "The Docks", Hamburg
2003 Live at Brixton Academy Steamhammer - 2CD. Recorded October 22, 2000 at Brixton Academy, London
2007 Better Motörhead than Dead: Live at Hammersmith Steamhammer - 2CD. Recorded June 16, 2005 at Hammersmith Apollo

Compilation albums

This section lists those Motörhead albums that have been compiled and released from previously released tracks and archive tapes, be it live, studio outtakes or demo material, with the exception of No Remorse, for which the band recorded new material specifically. Only officially recognized releases are listed, the many unofficial releases and derivatives have purposefully been omitted.

Year Title Label UK Line-up Notes
1984 No Remorse Bronze 4/5/7 Covers their Bronze years: 1978-84. Compiled by Lemmy, includes four newly recorded tracks, BPI: Silver
1997 Protect the Innocent Castle Essential 4/5/7 Release with 66 digitally remastered recordings from 1975-1992
2000 Deaf Forever: The Best of Motörhead' Silverline 2CD
2000 The Best of Motörhead Metal-Is 1975–2000
2002 Tear Ya Down: The Rarities Metal-Is 2CD
2002 The Very Best of Motörhead Sanctuary Records
2003 Stone Deaf Forever! Sanctuary Covers their career to date: 1975–2002. Officially sanctioned 5CD boxset
2003 Hellraiser: Best of the Epic Years Sony International 8 Covers their Sony years: 1991-92
2006 All the Aces Sanctuary Records

EPs and singles

EPs

Year Title Label UK Line-up Notes
1980 The Golden Years Bronze 8 4 Live recording. Available as bonus tracks on the re-issued Bomber
1981 St. Valentine's Day Massacre Bronze 5 Collaboration with Girlschool, using the moniker Headgirl. Available as bonus tracks on the re-issued Ace of Spades
1982 Stand by Your Man Bronze Collaboration with Plasmatics. Available on the re-issued No Remorse
1992 '92 Tour EP WTG/Epic 63 8/10 Tracks from March ör Die and 1916

Singles

Year A-Side Label UK Line-up Notes
1977 "Leaving Here" Stiff 4 Withdrawn. Available on the Stone Deaf Forever! compilation.
1977 "Motorhead" Chiswick taken from Motörhead
1978 "Louie Louie" Bronze 68 Available as bonus tracks on the re-issued Overkill
1979 "Overkill" Bronze 39 taken from Overkill
1979 "No Class" Bronze 61 taken from Overkill
1979 "Bomber" Bronze 34 taken from Bomber
1980 "Ace of Spades" Bronze 15 taken from Ace of Spades
1981 "Motorhead" Bronze 6 taken from No Sleep 'til Hammersmith
1982 "Iron Fist" Bronze 29 taken from Iron Fist
1983 "I Got Mine" Bronze 46 5 taken from Another Perfect Day
1983 "Shine" Bronze 59 taken from Another Perfect Day
1984 "Killed by Death" Bronze 51 7 taken from No Remorse
1986 "Deaf Forever" GWR 67 taken from Orgasmatron
1987 "Eat the Rich" GWR 8 taken from Rock 'n' Roll
1988 "Ace of Spades" GWR taken from No Sleep at All. Not released, 150 copies were sold through the band's Fan Club.
1991 "The One to Sing the Blues" Epic 45 taken from 1916
1992 "Hellraiser" Sony 10 taken from March ör Die
1993 "Don't Let Daddy Kiss Me" Sony taken from Bastards
1994 "Born to Raise Hell" Arista/Fox 47 taken from Bastards
2000 "God Save the Queen" Steamhammer 11 taken from We Are Motörhead
2010 "Get Back In Line" EMI 11 taken from The Wörld Is Yours

Archive releases

This section lists those Motörhead albums, EPs and singles that have been compiled and released from previously unissued archive tapes, be it live, radio sessions or studio out-takes. Not all of these releases were approved of by the band.

Albums

Year Title Label UK Line-up Notes
1979 On Parole United Artists 65 1/2 Recorded in 1975 at Rockfield Studios as their debut album for USA.
1983 What's Words Worth? Big Beat 71 4 Recorded live 18 February 1978, at The Roundhouse.
2005 BBC Live & In-Session Sanctuary 4/7 2CD. Live and studio sessions, recorded by BBC Radio 1 for John Peel 1978, In Concert 1979, David Jensen 1981 and Friday Rock Show 1986.

EP

Year Title Label UK Line-up Notes
1980 Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers Big Beat 43 4 Studio out-takes from the 1977 Motörhead sessions for Chiswick. Available as bonus tracks on the re-issued Motörhead.

Various artists compilations

This section contains various artists compilations that contain Motörhead material that was unavailable elsewhere, including covers for tribute albums.

  • 1977 - A Bunch of Stiff Records - A very early sampler for Stiff Records, includes the original version of White Line Fever, which was re-recorded for the Motörhead album. This version was scheduled to have been available on the unreleased Leaving Here single.
  • 1982 – Flexipop! (The Flexipop Album) – includes "The Train Kept a Rollin'" (live)
  • 1992 – Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth original soundtrack – includes "Hell on Earth"
  • 1998 – ECW: Extreme Music – includes a cover version of Metallica's "Enter Sandman"
  • 2001 – Twisted Forever – includes a cover version of Twisted Sister's "Shoot 'em Down"
  • 2003 – Wacken Metal Overdrive – includes live version of "No Class" & "Motörhead"
  • 2004 – The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (Original Soundtrack) – includes "You Better Swim", a new version of "You Better Run" from March ör Die
  • 2004 – Metallic Attack: Metallica - The Ultimate Tribute – includes a cover version of Metallica's "Whiplash"
  • 2005 – Armageddon Over Wacken - Live 2004 – includes live version of "Life's a Bitch" & "We are Motörhead"
  • 2005 – Bang Your Head!!! Festival 2005 - 10th Anniversary – includes live version of "Stay Clean"
  • 2005 – Bang Your Head!!! Festival - Best Of – includes live version of "Dr. Rock"
  • 2007 – Live at Wacken 2006 – includes live version of "In the Name of Tragedy" & "Killers"
  • 2008 – Hell Bent Forever: A Tribute To Judas Priest – includes a cover version of Judas Priest's "Breaking The Law"
  • 2010 – Live At Wacken 2009 – includes live version of "Overkill" & "Killed by Death"
  • 2010 – "Ace of Spades (Slow Version)" available as a free-download from Kronenbourg 1664 website

Videos

Live

  • 1982 – Live in Toronto (VHS) – live at Toronto, 12 May 1982
  • 1985 – The Birthday Party (VHS/DVD) – live at their 10th anniversary show Hammersmith, 26 June 1985
  • 1991 – 1916 Live...Everything Louder than Everything Else (VHS/DVD) – live at Munich, 4 June 1991
  • 2001 – 25 & Alive Boneshaker (DVD) – live at their 25th anniversary show Brixton, 13 November 2000
  • 2005 – Stage Fright (DVD) – live at Düsseldorf, 7 December 2004
  • 2011 - The Wörld is Ours Vol. 1 - Everywhere Further Than Everyplace Else (DVD) - Live at Santiago, New York & Manchester

Promotional collections

  • 1986 – Deaf Not Blind (Virgin, VHS) – Bronze era (1978–84) promotional videos
  • 2002 – Motörhead EP (Classic Pictures, DVD) – performing "Ace Of Spades", "Motorhead" and "Please Don't Touch" with Girlschool on Musikladen, 1981
  • 2002 – The Best of Motörhead (Sanctuary, DVD) – Bronze era (1978–84) promotional videos

Documentaries

Guest appearances

Music videos

Year Title Director Album
1980 "Ace Of Spades"[5] Ace of Spades
1981 "Please Don't Touch"[6] St. Valentine's Day Massacre (EP)
1983 "Iron Fist"[7] Iron Fist
1983 "One Track Mind"[8] Another Perfect Day
1984 "Killed By Death"[9] No Remorse
1987 "Eat the Rich"[10] Rock 'n' Roll
1991 "I'm So Bad (Baby I Don't Care)"[11] 1916
1992 "I Ain't No Nice Guy"[12] March ör Die
"Hellraiser"[13]
1993 "Burner"[14] Bastards
"Born to Raise Hell"[15]
1995 "Sacrifice"[16] Sacrifice
1996 "I Don`t Believe A Word"[17] Overnight Sensation
2000 "God Save The Queen"[18] We Are Motörhead
2002 "Redemption"[19] Hammered
"Serial Killer"[20]
2004 "Life's A Bitch"[21] Inferno
"Whorehouse Blues"[22]
2006 "Be My Baby"[23] Kiss of Death
2008 "Rock Out"[24] Greg Olliver & Wes Orshoski[25] Motörizer
2010 "Get Back In Line"[26] The World Is Yours
2011 "I Know How To Die"[27]

References

Notes

  1. ^ "Motörhead". Catalogue - Sanctuary Records Group. Archived from the original on 2007-07-31. http://web.archive.org/web/20070731083742/http://www.sanctuaryrecords.co.uk/index.php?l1=3&l2=0&l3=0&rt=CA&artistid=3151. Retrieved 2007-05-07. 
  2. ^ "Metal-is Records". Labels - Sanctuary Group Plc. Archived from the original on 2007-09-28. http://web.archive.org/web/20070928010512/http://www.sanctuarygroup.com/index.php?l1=4&l2=1&l3=0&getArticleId=91. Retrieved 2007-05-07. 
  3. ^ a b c d Zobbel (2007-06-16). "Chart Log UK". Zobbel. http://www.zobbel.de/cluk/CLUK_M.HTM. Retrieved 2008-09-10. 
  4. ^ "The Official Album Chart for the week ending 13 September 2008". ChartsPlus (Milton Keynes: IQ Ware Ltd) (368): 5–8. 
  5. ^ "Motörhead - "Ace Of Spades" Music Video". Youtube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1iwC2QljLn4. Retrieved 30-07-2011. 
  6. ^ "Motörhead - "Please Don't Touch" Music Video". Youtube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=keO6yo253XY. Retrieved 30-07-2011. 
  7. ^ "Motörhead - "Iron Fist" Music Video". Youtube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4yHyHdJK5g. Retrieved 30-07-2011. 
  8. ^ "Motörhead - "One Track Mind" Music Video". Youtube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chGvAlMRick. Retrieved 30-07-2011. 
  9. ^ "Motörhead - "Killed By Death" Music Video". Youtube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gV6noHEd6XE. Retrieved 30-07-2011. 
  10. ^ "Motörhead - "Eat the Rich" Music Video". Youtube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h45WnW0ASFY. Retrieved 30-07-2011. 
  11. ^ "Motörhead - "I'm So Bad (Baby I Don't Care)" Music Video". Sony BMG. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GI7LrSHYaU. Retrieved 30-07-2011. 
  12. ^ "Motörhead - "I Ain't No Nice Guy" Music Video". Youtube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQx3OHlHP3o. Retrieved 30-07-2011. 
  13. ^ "Motörhead - "Hellraiser" Music Video". Sony BMG. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1M4FG1UXH5w&ob=av2e. Retrieved 30-07-2011. 
  14. ^ "Motörhead - "Burner" Music Video". Youtube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iyPRjf9Drh4. Retrieved 30-07-2011. 
  15. ^ "Motörhead - "Born to Raise Hell" Music Video". Youtube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8VXy4Z6IkWQ. Retrieved 30-07-2011. 
  16. ^ "Motörhead - "Sacrifice" Music Video". Youtube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FB2t5CNasE4. Retrieved 30-07-2011. 
  17. ^ "Motörhead - "I Don`t Believe A Word" Music Video". Steamhammer/SPV. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VnJ7hmhjPQA&ob=av2e. Retrieved 30-07-2011. 
  18. ^ "Motörhead - "God Save The Queen" Music Video". SPV / Steamhammer. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=snyjRd93HBs. Retrieved 30-07-2011. 
  19. ^ "Motörhead - "Brave New World" Music Video". Steamhammer/SPV. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzaSH0M2wHM&ob=av2e. Retrieved 30-07-2011. 
  20. ^ "Motörhead - "Serial Killer" Music Video". Steamhammer/SPV. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3xJZF9-seo. Retrieved 30-07-2011. 
  21. ^ "Motörhead - "Life's A Bitch" Music Video". SPV / Steamhammer. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRBdapYgFaY. Retrieved 30-07-2011. 
  22. ^ "Motörhead - "Whorehouse Blues" Music Video". SPV / Steamhammer. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJ7Voy9YK1I. Retrieved 30-07-2011. 
  23. ^ "Motörhead - "Be My Baby" Music Video". Youtube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JaY1KCZBZo. Retrieved 30-07-2011. 
  24. ^ "Motörhead - "Rock Out" Music Video". Steamhammer. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4b3MBkOx5k. Retrieved 30-07-2011. 
  25. ^ "Motörhead - "Rock Out" Music Video Directors". Steamhammer. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4b3MBkOx5k. Retrieved 30-07-2011. 
  26. ^ "Motörhead - "Get Back In Line" Music Video". UDR GmbH. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O02Gnzn5JDY. Retrieved 30-07-2011. 
  27. ^ "Motörhead - "I Know How To Die" Music Video". UDR GmbH. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9y103DsYWg&ob=av2e. Retrieved 30-07-2011. 

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