World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

We Are Motörhead

Article Id: WHEBN0002231946
Reproduction Date:

Title: We Are Motörhead  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Motörhead, Stone Deaf Forever!, God Save the Queen (Sex Pistols song), Everything Louder than Everyone Else, Motörhead albums
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

We Are Motörhead

We Are Motörhead
Studio album by Motörhead
Released 16 May 2000
Recorded June 1999 to August 1999
Karo Studios, Brackel, Germany and December 1999 to March 2000 at American Recorders, Calabasas, CA
Genre Heavy metal, Hard rock, Speed metal
Length 38:20
Label CMC, Steamhammer, SPV GmbH
Producer Motörhead
Bob Kulick
Bruce Bouillet
Duane Baron
Motörhead chronology
Everything Louder than Everyone Else
(1999)
We Are Motörhead
(2000)
Deaf Forever: The Best of Motörhead
(2000)

We Are Motörhead is the fifteenth album by the band Motörhead. It was released in 2000.

Contents

  • Background 1
  • Sleeve artwork 2
  • Reception 3
  • Track listing 4
  • Credits 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

Background

In the Motörhead documentary The Guts and the Glory vocalist and bassist Lemmy Kilmister declares, "I think We Are Motörhead was a much better album than it got credit for". The album contains a cover of the punk band The Sex Pistols' song "God Save the Queen", for which the band recorded a promo video atop an open-top London bus. Although he insists that the Damned were "the true punk band, not the Sex Pistols", he was friendly with Sid Vicious and tried to teach him how to play the bass, recalling in his autobiography White Line Fever:

I actually gave Sid some bass lessons – he came up to me and said, "Hey, Lemmy, teach me how to play the bass", and I said, "All right, Sid". But three days later I had to tell him, "Sid, you can't play bass". He said, "Yeah, I know", and he was all depressed and went off...Even though he couldn't play bass worth a damn, Sid was a nice enough geezer...So I like the Pistols, though as I said, I thought they were really a rock 'n' roll band".

At the time of We Are Motörhead's release, the band was in competition with itself as the compilations Deaf Forever and The Best of Motörhead also came out, something the band had no control over.

Sleeve artwork

Joe Petagno, the sleeve artist, commented on the influences behind the cover concept:

It's one of my favourite pieces. At that time, there was a lot of death metal and black metal going on. I was working with a lot of those people anyway. They were all totally Motörhead dedicated, and grew up with Motörhead. I said, "Listen, instead of letting these guys sort of get to you, why don't we just pay homage to the death thing? That's cool enough. You guys were the first to do it anyway". In the original sketch, the head was turned three-quarter view, but Lemmy said we'd never used the head since "Deaf Forever" from the side. So why don't we just give it a full profile?[1]

Reception

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic [2]
Sputnikmusic [3]
Rock Hard [4]

AllMusic: We Are Motörhead maintains the generally high standard of the band's second decade, and while there aren't many speed-freak theatrics...the grimy attitude that's always driven their best work is fully intact. Pared back down to a trio, Kilmister and company deliver a tight, blistering set that's both well-executed and typical of Motörhead's long since established sound.

Track listing

All tracks written by Phil Campbell, Mikkey Dee and Lemmy, except where noted.
No. Title Length
1. "See Me Burning"   2:59
2. "Slow Dance"   4:29
3. "Stay Out of Jail"   3:02
4. "God Save the Queen" (Paul Cook, Steve Jones, John Lydon, Glen Matlock) 3:19
5. "Out to Lunch"   3:26
6. "Wake the Dead"   5:14
7. "One More Fucking Time"   6:46
8. "Stagefright/Crash & Burn"   3:02
9. "(Wearing Your) Heart on Your Sleeve"   3:42
10. "We Are Motörhead"   2:21
Total length:
38:20

Credits

  • Original tracks recorded at Karo Studios, Brackel, Germany by Charlie Bauerfeind, June 1999-August 1999.
  • Overdubs recorded at American Recorders, Calabasas, CA, December 1999-March 2000.
  • Produced by Motörhead, Bob Kulick, Bruce Bouillet and Duane Baron.
  • Engineered by Bill Cooper
  • Cover artwork – Joe Petagno
  • Cover concept – Joe Petagno and Lemmy
  • Photography – Glen La Ferman, Stephanie Cabral, Annamaria DiSanto, G$

References

  1. ^ About Joe Petagno - interview section with Joe Petagno, bonus DVD with Inferno 30th Anniversary edition SPV69748.
  2. ^ Allmusic Review
  3. ^ Sputnikmusic Review
  4. ^ German Jaedike, Jan. "RH #157". www.rockhard.de. 

External links

  • Sample tracks at Rolling Stone
  • Motörhead official website
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.