Born to Raise Hell (Motörhead song)

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"Born to Raise Hell"
Single by Motörhead featuring Ice-T and Whitfield Crane
from the album Bastards
B-side "Born to Raise Hell" (radio edit)
"Born to Raise Hell" (Dust Bother Live and Funky Mix)
Released November 1994
Format CD single
Recorded Album version recorded in 1993 at A & M Studios
Prime Time Studios
Hollywood, California, USA
Genre Heavy metal, Hard Rock
Producer(s) Howard Benson
Motörhead featuring Ice-T and Whitfield Crane singles chronology
"Don't Let Daddy Kiss Me"
(1993)
"Born to Raise Hell"
(1994)
"God Save the Queen"
(2000)
Picture disc
12" picture disc version

"Born to Raise Hell" is a song by the heavy metal band Motörhead. Originally written by Lemmy for the German band Skew Siskin, it plays over the opening credits of the film Airheads in which Lemmy makes a cameo appearance.

The song was released as a single in November 1994, featuring Lemmy, Ice-T and Whitfield Crane. The single features a radio edit, the original Bastards album version and the Dust Brothers Live and Funky Mix. A special 12" vinyl picture disc pressing was made, using the same picture as the CD single release.[1]

This version was recorded in addition to the previous recordings of "Hellraiser" and "Hell on Earth", as a last minute job to play over the end credits of the Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth film, although it didn't appear on the film's original soundtrack album.[2]

Single track listing[edit]

Song by Lemmy

  1. "Born to Raise Hell" (radio edit) – 4:02
  2. "Born to Raise Hell" (album version) – 4:56
  3. "Born to Raise Hell" (Dust Bother Live and Funky Mix) – 3:52

Personnel[edit]

  • Guitars – Würzel and Phil "Wizzö" Campbell
  • Drums – Mikkey Dee
  • Bass, lead vocals – Lemmy
  • Vocals – Ice-T and Whitfield Crane

References[edit]

  1. ^ Burridge, Alan Illustrated Collector's Guide to Motörhead Published: 1995, Collector's Guide Publishing ISBN 0-9695736-2-6.
  2. ^ Kilmister, Ian Fraser and Garza, Janiss White Line Fever (2002) — Simon & Schuster pp.258 and 262-263. ISBN 0-684-85868-1.