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 the quake reaches you! So read on and soak in all the gruesome glory and historical heavy metal!
#5 - Phil "Philthy Animal" Taylor, provider of the punk ‘n’ roll to Motörhead since the beginning, leaves Motörhead in disgust after/during the bloated mess that was 1992's March And Die (ex-OZZY/WHITESNAKE drummer Tommy Aldridge ended up recording most of the material on the album and future skinsman Mikkey Dee played on 'Hellraiser'). Phil cites specifically Lemmy’s move to peaceful, easy California, along with the fact that more and more Lemmy was taking over sole dictatorship of the band. On March 28, 1992, Motörhead played their last show with Taylor at Irvine Meadows in Irvine, California.
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!
- Robbo's fashion sense.
- Lemmy leaves England!
- Würzel's wrath!
- Motörhead goes commercial!
- It is a Perfect Day!
- Just call me 'Snaggletooth'!
- Heaviest album of the '70s is?
- Bye-bye "Philthy", we'll miss ya!