History Music / Motorhead

15th Jun '16 6:38:42 PM Doug86
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* WorldWarI: ''1916'''s cover art and title song, which is based on the battle of Somme. Also a massive TearJerker.

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* WorldWarI: UsefulNotes/WorldWarI: ''1916'''s cover art and title song, which is based on the battle of Somme. Also a massive TearJerker.
29th May '16 12:06:26 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* CoverVersion: They've covered a lot of songs. Let's see... "The Train Kept a-Rollin'" by Tiny Bradshaw, "I'm Your Witch Doctor" by John Mayall, "Emergency" by Girlschool, "Please Don't Touch" (together with Girlschool) by Johnny Kidd and the Pirates, "Louie Louie" by Richard Berry, "(I'm Your) Hoochie Coochie Man" by Music/MuddyWaters, "Stand by Your Man" by Tammy Wynette, "Masterplan" by Music/ThePlasmatics, "[[Music/TwistedSister Shoot 'em Down]]", [[Music/{{Metallica}} "Enter Sandman", "Whiplash"]], "[[Music/TedNugent Cat Scratch Fever]]", [[Music/TheRollingStones "Jumping Jack Flash", "Sympathy for the Devil"]], [[Music/SexPistols "God Save The Queen"]], [[Music/{{Queen}} "Tie Your Mother Down"]], [[Music/BritishSteel "Breaking the Law"]] and "[[ZZTop Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers]]".

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* CoverVersion: They've covered a lot of songs. Let's see... "The Train Kept a-Rollin'" by Tiny Bradshaw, "I'm Your Witch Doctor" by John Mayall, "Emergency" by Girlschool, "Please Don't Touch" (together with Girlschool) by Johnny Kidd and the Pirates, "Louie Louie" by Richard Berry, "(I'm Your) Hoochie Coochie Man" by Music/MuddyWaters, "Stand by Your Man" by Tammy Wynette, "Masterplan" by Music/ThePlasmatics, "[[Music/TwistedSister Shoot 'em Down]]", [[Music/{{Metallica}} "Enter Sandman", "Whiplash"]], "[[Music/TedNugent Cat Scratch Fever]]", [[Music/TheRollingStones "Jumping Jack Flash", "Sympathy for the Devil"]], [[Music/SexPistols "God Save The Queen"]], [[Music/{{Queen}} "Tie Your Mother Down"]], [[Music/BritishSteel "Breaking the Law"]] and "[[ZZTop "[[Music/ZZTop Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers]]".
13th May '16 9:02:11 AM OrgaNik
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* SurprisinglyGentleSong: Though Motörhead didn't record it themselves, Lemmy wrote Ozzy Osbourne's "Mama, I'm Coming Home", a gut-wrenching power ballad.

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* SurprisinglyGentleSong: Though Motörhead didn't record it themselves, the songs were not recorded by the band, Lemmy wrote Ozzy Osbourne's "Mama, I'm Coming Home", a Home" and "See You On The Other Side", both gut-wrenching power ballad.ballads.
13th May '16 8:59:49 AM OrgaNik
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* SurprisinglyGentleSong: Though Motörhead didn't record it themselves, Lemmy wrote Ozzy Osbourne's "Mama, I'm Coming Home", a gut-wrenching power ballad.
13th May '16 2:58:54 AM YourEternalTroper
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** Then there's "The Game" from ''Hammered:''

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** Then there's "The Game" "[[Wrestling/TripleH The Game]]" from ''Hammered:''
9th May '16 11:47:51 PM CassandraLeo
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!!Some examples of tropes which fits with the band:

* TheAlcoholic: Lemmy admitted he was an alcoholic, claiming to have consumed a bottle of Jack Daniel's on a daily basis since the late '70s, but didn't care because it didn't turn him into an asshole. He was also known to say that he couldn't quit drinking because "My insides are in an alcohol solution, and without it they'll die." He did finally cut back on his alcohol consumption after a serious health scare in 2013; he went from drinking a fifth of Jack every day, to screwdrivers(vodka & orange juice). Typically, when his manager asked him why he was drinking screwdrivers now, Lemmy replied "Orange juice is good for you."

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!!Some examples of tropes which fits fit with the band:

* TheAlcoholic: Lemmy admitted he was an alcoholic, claiming to have consumed a bottle of Jack Daniel's on a daily basis since the late '70s, but didn't care because it didn't turn him into an asshole. He was also known to say that he couldn't quit drinking because "My insides are in an alcohol solution, and without it they'll die." He did finally cut back on his alcohol consumption after a serious health scare in 2013; he went from drinking a fifth of Jack every day, to screwdrivers(vodka screwdrivers (vodka & orange juice). Typically, when his manager asked him why he was drinking screwdrivers now, Lemmy replied replied, "Orange juice is good for you."



* AudienceParticipationSong: Invoked in "The Chase is Better Than the Catch" where, during the break, Lemmy repeatedly sings "''Let me hear ya''".

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* AudienceParticipationSong: Invoked in "The Chase is Is Better Than the Catch" where, during the break, Lemmy repeatedly sings "''Let me hear ya''".



For I am Mars, the god of war, and I will cut you down.

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For I am Mars, the god of war, and I will cut you down.''



-->You know I'm gonna lose, and gamblin' is for fools.
-->But that's the way I like it, baby. I don't wanna live forever!

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-->You -->''You know I'm gonna lose, and gamblin' is for fools.
-->But
fools.''
-->''But
that's the way I like it, baby. I don't wanna live forever!forever!''



* CatchPhrase: "We are Motörhead. We play Rock 'n' Roll!", which is what Lemmy said at the beginning of every show.
* CoitusUninterruptus: In the very early days of Motorhead (Lemmy estimates it was 1975), a groupie climbed on stage and gave Lemmy a blowjob right there while he was in the middle of performing.

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* CatchPhrase: "We are Motörhead. We play Rock rock 'n' Roll!", roll!", which is what Lemmy said at the beginning of every show.
* CoitusUninterruptus: In the very early days of Motorhead Motörhead (Lemmy estimates it was 1975), a groupie climbed on stage and gave Lemmy a blowjob right there while he was in the middle of performing.



* CoverVersion: They've covered a lot of songs. Let's see... "The Train Kept-A-Rollin'" by Tiny Bradshaw, "I'm Your Witch Doctor" by John Mayall, "Emergency" by Girlschool, "Please Don't Touch" (together with Girlschool) by Johnny Kidd and the Pirates, "Louie Louie" by Richard Berry, "(I'm Your) Hoochie Coochie Man" by Music/MuddyWaters, "Stand by Your Man" by Tammy Wynette, "Masterplan" by Music/ThePlasmatics, "[[Music/TwistedSister Shoot 'em Down]]", [[Music/{{Metallica}} "Enter Sandman", "Whiplash"]], "[[Music/TedNugent Cat Scratch Fever]]", [[Music/TheRollingStones "Jumping Jack Flash", "Sympathy for the Devil"]], [[Music/SexPistols "God Save The Queen"]], [[Music/{{Queen}} "Tie Your Mother Down"]], [[Music/JudasPriest "Breaking The Law"]] and "[[ZZTop Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers]]".

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* CoverVersion: They've covered a lot of songs. Let's see... "The Train Kept-A-Rollin'" Kept a-Rollin'" by Tiny Bradshaw, "I'm Your Witch Doctor" by John Mayall, "Emergency" by Girlschool, "Please Don't Touch" (together with Girlschool) by Johnny Kidd and the Pirates, "Louie Louie" by Richard Berry, "(I'm Your) Hoochie Coochie Man" by Music/MuddyWaters, "Stand by Your Man" by Tammy Wynette, "Masterplan" by Music/ThePlasmatics, "[[Music/TwistedSister Shoot 'em Down]]", [[Music/{{Metallica}} "Enter Sandman", "Whiplash"]], "[[Music/TedNugent Cat Scratch Fever]]", [[Music/TheRollingStones "Jumping Jack Flash", "Sympathy for the Devil"]], [[Music/SexPistols "God Save The Queen"]], [[Music/{{Queen}} "Tie Your Mother Down"]], [[Music/JudasPriest [[Music/BritishSteel "Breaking The the Law"]] and "[[ZZTop Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers]]".



** Also, they recorded a song called Dead Man's Hand as a B-side to The One To Sing The Blues in 1991.

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** Also, they recorded a song called Dead "Dead Man's Hand Hand" as a B-side to The "The One To to Sing The Blues the Blues" in 1991.



* EpicRocking: "Just 'cos You Got the Power" (from ''Eat the Rich'' single and ''Rock 'n' Roll'' reissue) and the extended version of "Overkill" from various compilations go over seven minutes, which are a rare occurrence for ThreeChordsAndTheTruth-specific band like Motörhead.

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* EpicRocking: "Just 'cos 'Cos You Got the Power" (from ''Eat the Rich'' "Eat the Rich" single and ''Rock 'n' Roll'' reissue) and the extended version of "Overkill" from various compilations go for over seven minutes, which are a is rare occurrence for a ThreeChordsAndTheTruth-specific band like Motörhead.



* HeavyMeta: "Rock 'n' Roll" and "Rock 'n' Roll music"

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* HeavyMeta: "Rock 'n' Roll" and "Rock 'n' Roll music"Music"



-->''I'm a Vibrator,''

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-->''I'm a Vibrator,''vibrator,''



-->''I'm a Vibrator,''
-->''And I'll never ever break your heart''

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-->''I'm a Vibrator,''
vibrator,''
-->''And I'll never never, ever break your heart''



** A more literal example, "I am the Sword" from ''Bastards''.

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** A more literal example, "I am Am the Sword" from ''Bastards''.



-->''I am the Game, you don't wanna play me''

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-->''I am the Game, game, you don't wanna play me''



* InsistentTerminology: Lemmy used to claim they just play Rock 'n roll, [[BerserkButton and hated being told otherwise.]] According to a quote of his, it's because at the time 'heavy metal was too slow and boring' and the band were inspired by rock and roll bands. In his later years, he seemed to be more at peace with the heavy metal label, and in his autobiography ''White Line Fever'' he actually refers to Motorhead as heavy metal several times.

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* InsistentTerminology: Lemmy used to claim they just play Rock played rock 'n roll, [[BerserkButton and hated being told otherwise.]] According to a quote of his, it's because at the time 'heavy metal was too slow and boring' and the band were inspired by rock and roll bands. In his later years, he seemed to be more at peace with the heavy metal label, and in his autobiography ''White Line Fever'' he actually refers to Motorhead Motörhead as heavy metal several times.



** Many (TOO many) songs, but specially "Killed By Death".

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** Many (TOO many) songs, but specially especially "Killed By by Death".



* LoudnessWar: Motorhead has been called "the loudest band in the world", and has been clocked in excess of '''140 decibels''', a sound level roughly equivalent to that of a jet engine or the Space Shuttle.
* MadScientist: "I'm The Doctor" from ''Iron Fist''.

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* LoudnessWar: Motorhead Motörhead has been called "the loudest band in the world", and has been clocked in excess of '''140 decibels''', a sound level roughly equivalent to that of a jet engine or the Space Shuttle.
Shuttle. Despite this, many of their albums were [[http://dr.loudness-war.info/album/list?artist=Motorhead mastered fairly quietly]], although towards the end of their career they began to dip into this a bit.
* MadScientist: "I'm The the Doctor" from ''Iron Fist''.



** DentedIron: His old age and bad habits eventually caught up with him: he had Type 2 diabetes and had to get a pacemaker in 2013, after his irregular heartbeat forced him to cancel shows. In October 2013, he admitted to quitting smoking and drinking a fifth of Jack ''daily''(he switched to screwdrivers). In 2015, he was forced to cancel several tour dates after a lung infection resulted in difficulty breathing and prevented him from singing, and sadly he passed away at the end of the year.

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** DentedIron: His old age and bad habits eventually caught up with him: he had Type 2 diabetes and had to get a pacemaker in 2013, after his irregular heartbeat forced him to cancel shows. In October 2013, he admitted to quitting smoking and drinking a fifth of Jack ''daily''(he ''daily'' (he switched to screwdrivers). In 2015, he was forced to cancel several tour dates after a lung infection resulted in difficulty breathing and prevented him from singing, and sadly he passed away at the end of the year.



* SexDrugsAndRockAndRoll: Lemmy slept with at least 1,200 women (some accounts claim over 2,000), he was notorious for his love of speed and booze, and he kicked ass around the world with Motorhead for over 35 years. Really, only Nikki Sixx of Music/MotleyCrue could possibly represent this trope better than Lemmy since,well, Nikki can boast that he actually died from an overdose and came back a few minutes later.

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* SexDrugsAndRockAndRoll: Lemmy slept with at least 1,200 women (some accounts claim over 2,000), he was notorious for his love of speed and booze, and he kicked ass around the world with Motorhead Motörhead for over 35 years. Really, only Nikki Sixx of Music/MotleyCrue could possibly represent this trope better than Lemmy since,well, since, well, Nikki can boast that he actually died from an overdose and came back a few minutes later.



* SopranoAndGravel: [=Headgirl=], the mashup between Girlschool and Motörhead.

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* SopranoAndGravel: [=Headgirl=], Headgirl, the mashup between Girlschool and Motörhead.



* TakeThat: [[WordOfGod Lemmy]] said each verse of ''Orgasmatron'' represents one of man's substitutions for orgasms: Religion, Government and War. All three verses are from the perspective of the man in charge of each and none paint a pretty picture.

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* TakeThat: [[WordOfGod Lemmy]] said each verse of ''Orgasmatron'' "Orgasmatron" represents one of man's substitutions for orgasms: Religion, Government and War. All three verses are from the perspective of the man in charge of each and none paint a pretty picture.



* WantingIsBetterThanHaving: "The Chase is Better Than the Catch," from ''Ace Of Spades''

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* WantingIsBetterThanHaving: "The Chase is Is Better Than the Catch," from ''Ace Of Spades''of Spades''.
10th Mar '16 1:29:59 PM timotaka
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* AwesomeMcCoolname: Lemmy Kilmister. That last name is his real one.

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* AwesomeMcCoolname: Lemmy Kilmister. That last name is his real one.last name.
10th Mar '16 1:27:21 PM timotaka
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* AwesomeMcCoolname: Lemmy Kilmister.

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* AwesomeMcCoolname: Lemmy Kilmister. That last name is his real one.
14th Feb '16 8:45:36 AM DiScOrDtHeLuNaTiC
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* HeartbrokenBadass: In his autobiography ''White Line Fever'', Lemmy reveals that his first love was a young black girl he met when he was a teenager living in [[UsefulNotes/{{Britain}} England]]. She was killed in a hate crime. To the day he died, she remained the only woman he ever loved.

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* HeartbrokenBadass: In his autobiography ''White Line Fever'', Lemmy reveals that his first love was a young black girl he met when he was a teenager living in [[UsefulNotes/{{Britain}} England]]. She was killed in died of a hate crime.heroin overdose. To the day he died, she remained the only woman he ever loved.
6th Feb '16 8:19:10 AM DiScOrDtHeLuNaTiC
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* TeamDad: Pretty much was this to anyone in the hard rock/heavy metal community; while he was very much one of the "elder statesmen" of those genres, he also never looked down on any of his contemporaries and was always gracious to the fans -- some of whom grew up and started their own bands. If he met you and liked you, that was good enough for him to hang out with you anytime. After his death, Creator/NeilGaiman recounted that he and a friend had once used Lemmy's name to get into a private bar in England, then lo and behold, Lemmy was at the bar. Neil confessed what they'd done, and Lemmy just replied "Good on ya," and kept drinking.
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