38 years ago, on March 24, 1979, Motörhead released their second album Overkill. This album became a use influence on the trash metal genre. The title track along with other hits like “Damage Case”, “Stay Clean”, and “Metropolis” appear on this album and are some of the group most well known songs. While Motörhead never called themselves metal, their influence in the genre is impossible to deny, and it all started here.
Another insanely busy week as forced me away from doing any real research, so this week Sunday RnR is just another one of my favorite bands, Motörhead. A statue of the late Lemmy Kilmister was revealed earlier this week at the Rainbow Bar, one of Lemmy’s favorite spots, in a celebration of the rock n roll legend. As I tend to do, this is a playlist of some of their greatest hits and my personal favorites. Enjoy the music.
Motörhead’s latest and final live album has been released and it features one of Lemmy Kilmister’s final performances. Lemmy unfortunately passed away in late December 2015 after being diagnosed with cancer 4 days prior. The final tour was plagued with short performances and canceled shows as Lemmy’s health was sometimes too problematic for the stage. But that didn’t matter to the legend. Unless he was physically unable to do so, Lemmy gave everything he had into his performances right up until the end. Clean Your Clock is a grand example of that, being recorded on one of the last couple nights of the tour, and thusly one of the final Motörhead performances period. Lemmy was nearly 70 years old when this was recorded, and he was still out their rocking harder than most can even in their youth. So for one last time, we are Motörhead, and we play Rock and Roll.
Rest in Peace, Lemmy.
A true rock and roll legend died today. Often called The Godfather of Metal, Ian Fraser “Lemmy” Kilmister, bassist and lead singer of Motörhead, passed away on December 28, just 4 days after celebrating his 70th birthday. Among other musical endeavors, Lemmy spent 40 years with Motörhead after founding the band in 1975 and produced 22 studio albums, in addition to a ton of live albums.
I put together a small playlist of some of Motörhead’s biggest hits, as well as some of my favorite songs from them (at least from what’s on Spotify. 22 albums is a hell of a lot). I hope you’ll enjoy it. Motörhead is one of my favorite bands, and even though I haven’t gotten to post much and find out what you all wanna get out of this section of A Beat A Day, this is a post I wanted to share.
As Lemmy said at some point in every show, “We are Motörhead, and we play Rock and Roll.” So enjoy, and Rest Easy, Lemmy.