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  • Archive Panic: They have 22 studio albums for your listening pleasure. note  And that’s not even including the dozens upon dozens of compilation and live albums.
  • 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).
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  • 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. To the point that, when Lemmy died on December 28 2015, the band permanently broke up the following day, knowing they couldn't go on without him.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: "Till the End", from the band's final album Bad Magic, is 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.
  • Heartwarming Moments: Dave Grohl spoke at Lemmy's funeral and told of the first time they met. Dave went up to Lemmy and said, "You're my great musical hero. I'm a musician myself, I'm in the Foo Fighters and I played in Nirvana." Lemmy looks to Dave, and the first thing he says is, "I'm sorry about what happened to your friend."
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  • Hilarious in Hindsight: The "wrestling match" part of the "Lemmy Is God" joke in Airheads became this after Motörhead themselves performed Triple H's themes for both himself ("The Game", "King of Kings") and his Power Stable Evolution ("Line In The Sand").
  • Memetic Badass: Who would win in a wrestling match between Lemmy and God? Answer: Trick question - Lemmy is God.
    • Memetic Mutation: When 2016 became the Trauma Conga Line year that lives in infamy, some people began to list Lemmy's passing as a prelude to how terrible 2016 was, especially since after his passing, David Bowie himself would pass away and arguably foreshadow what was yet to come.
  • More Popular Spin-Off: of Hawkwind.
  • Signature Song: "Ace of Spades". For wrestling fans, "The Game". For Supernatural fans, "God Was Never On Your Side".
  • Vindicated by History:
    • Another Perfect Day. In the Motörhead documentary The Guts and the Glory, Lemmy stated that "Recording Another Perfect Day was fucking torture. Brian, he'd take seventeen hours doing a guitar track. It fucking took so long compared with the other albums. And then when it was released everybody fucking hated it". However, he stated in his memoir White Line Fever that "Another Perfect Day, was very good... Another Perfect Day stood the test of time – a lot of fans have recanted now and come to like it. But that didn't help us back then".
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    • Bastards, though not due to any hate of any kind, but rather due to the fact that ZYX Records were incompetent 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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