YMMV / Motörhead


  • Archive Panic: They have over twenty albums for your listening pleasure.
  • Covered Up: Many of the earlier covers.
  • Do Not Do This Cool Thing: Although Lemmy was quite open about his vices (smoking, alcohol, drugs, groupies) and hard-partying lifestyle, he did not encourage others to follow his example because he'd seen too many of his friends die from living the way he lived (and as of 28 December 2015, Lemmy himself finally joined them in death).
  • Epic Riff: Frequently; arguably the whole point of the group (short, catchy riffs rather than long solos). "Ace of Spades" and "(We Are) the Road Crew" are two of the best examples.
  • Even Better Sequel: Two cases. One, Motörhead towards Hawkwind. The other, the Overkill / Bomber / Ace of Spades trio towards their first album.
  • Face of the Band: Lemmy, no doubt.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: "Till the End", from the band's final album Bad Magic, are about Lemmy reflecting on his life. Listened to after his death, the lyrics almost sound like he realizes he probably didn't have much time left.
  • Memetic Badass: Who would win in a wrestling match between Lemmy and God? Answer: Trick question - Lemmy is God.
  • More Popular Spin-off: of Hawkwind.
  • Signature Song: "Ace of Spades"
  • Vindicated by History: Bastards, though not due to any hate of any kind, but rather due to the fact that ZYX Records were stupid and didn't promote it at the time of its release outside of Germany, meaning it had to be imported. When it was finally given a proper worldwide release in 2001 by Steamhammer Records, it was seen by many as one of the band's best albums.

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