By Martin Popoff and "Metal" Tim Henderson
In celebration of MOTÖRHEAD’s cannonating new slab Aftershock, BraveWords has decided to serve up a primer and reminder as to the 20 most shocking events in the life of Lem and Co! Conflate them, debate them... we’re presenting them in countdown form, until the day of quake, namely the record’s release date, October 22nd. So read on and soak in all the gruesome glory and historical heavy metal!
#13 - What could be more shocking than the gnarly, buzzing, deafening bass sound Lemmy insists upon—and presses upon—defenceless ears on record and at the band’s notoriously distortion-drenched live shows? Talk to any of the guitarists who have had to locate themselves in that mess, and they will throw their hands up and remark exasperatedly how it’s one of the biggest and weirdest challenges of their six-string lives.
And that's right in line with Motörhead's modus operandi, when Lemmy once proclaimed that they "concentrate on very basic music: loud, fast, city, raucous, arrogant, paranoid, speedfreak rock n roll ... it will be so loud that if we move in next door to you, your lawn will die!"
Motörhead’s 20 Most Earthquaking Aftershocks
- Motörhead's "dirty, biker-mad, speed-freaked" debut album.
- No Sleep 'til you own this album!
- HAWKWIND Gives Lemmy the boot and Motörhead is born.
- 'Metal On Metal' meets Motörhead?
- Die you bastards!
- Lessons in labels.
- Lemmy goes rockabilly!
- Don't' live next door to Motörhead!