Release date: 24 September 1977
Style: Heavy metal


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01. Motorhead [Hawkwind cover]
02. Vibrator
03. Lost Johnny [Hawkwind cover]
04. Iron Horse / Born To Lose
05. White Line Fever
06. Keep Us On The Road
07. The Watcher [Hawkwind cover]
08. The Train Kept A Rollin' [Tiny Bradshaw cover]
09. City Kids [Pink Fairies cover] [bonus]
10. Beer Drinkers And Hell Raisers [ZZ Top cover] [bonus]
11. On Parole [bonus]
12. Intro [bonus]
13. I'm Your Witch Doctor [John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers cover] [bonus]

Lyrics (8)

Ian Fraser Kilmister - vocals, bass
Edward Clarke - guitars, vocals
Phil Taylor - drums

Additional info
Produced by Speedy Keen.

Guest review by
Tiago Rocha

The motto was perfectly clear: ''to start the loudest and meanest rock 'n' roll band!'' stated Ian ''Lemmy'' Kilmister in 1975 shortly after being sacked from Hawkwind.

Motörhead is one of those bands that, for some odd reason, it sticks to us, clinging in a way that makes you feel stronger, that makes you fell loyal to heavy metal as a whole. They have an up-lifting mood. Motörhead has that might since the very start. Funny thing is, this was a combo dubbed as ''the worst band in the world'' by British press, even before releasing anything, after a bad opening for Blue Öyster Cult. Later on, the band recorded the single ''White Line Fever'' through Stiff Records; although the arrangement was to record the whole full length debut, the company released only the single on their own in a restricted 10 record boxset and on a various artists compilation. Eventually, their first official single turned out to be ''Motorhead'', released in June 1977 through Chiswick Records, spawning the band, charting them for the very first time, and clearing the path for full length debuting two months later.

published 15.12.2011 | Comments (1)

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Steffanopolus - 18.01.2013 at 14:56  
Rating: 9 Too underrated
megadeath13 - 19.01.2013 at 21:44  
  I know some people dislike their debut but i like it very much. It has this typical rock´n´roll feeling in it which i love. Motörhead shows, that they rock since day one.
Urban Cyclist - 01.05.2014 at 05:06  
  I'm sorry to see this album ranked so low. It deserves a higher rating than 20. Probably the most underrated Motörhead album.
deadone - 01.05.2014 at 05:25  
Rating: 5 I really didn't like it, other than the title track which I prefer live anyway.

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