Motörhead discography

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Motörhead discography
Motorhead-03.jpg
Motörhead in 2005. From left to right: Phil Campbell, Mikkey Dee and Lemmy.
Studio albums 22
Live albums 13
Compilation albums 12
Video albums 10
Music videos 34
EPs 4
Singles 29

The discography of Motörhead, an English rock band, consists of 22 studio albums, nine live albums, thirteen compilation albums, four extended plays (EPs), 29 singles, ten video albums and 34 music videos. Motörhead were originally formed in 1975 in London by bassist and vocalist Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister, after his departure from Hawkwind, who drafted in guitarist Larry Wallis and drummer Lucas Fox (who was quickly replaced by Phil "Philthy Animal" Taylor) to complete the band's initial lineup. The trio recorded their debut album for release on United Artists, although it was not released until 1979 as On Parole.[1] After "Fast" Eddie Clarke replaced Wallis, the band's first released album was the self-titled Motörhead, which was issued by Chiswick Records in 1977 and reached number 43 on the UK Albums Chart.[1][2]

In 1978, Motörhead signed with Bronze Records; their first releases on the label were Overkill and Bomber, both in 1979.[1] The albums reached 24 and 12 respectively in the UK, and both spawned UK top 40 singles in "Overkill" and "Bomber".[2] Motörhead improved further on their chart success with their next two studio albums, Ace of Spades and Iron Fist, which reached 4 and 6 respectively on the UK Albums Chart.[2] In 1981 the group also achieved their first UK number one with their first live album, No Sleep 'til Hammersmith, which was supported by the release of a live recording of "Motörhead" which reached number six in the UK.[2] The band also collaborated with Girlschool (as Headgirl) on the EP St. Valentine's Day Massacre, which reached number 5 in the UK.[2] Clarke left the band in 1982.[1]

Clarke was replaced by former Thin Lizzy guitarist Brian Robertson, who performed on the top-20 album Another Perfect Day.[1] In 1984 Robertson was replaced by Phil Campbell and Michael "Würzel" Burston, while Taylor also left to be replaced by Pete Gill.[1] The new four-piece released Orgasmatron in 1986, which reached number 21 in the UK,[2] before Taylor returned to the band.[1] Rock 'n' Roll (1987) and 1916 (1991) reached the UK top 40,[2] before Taylor left again during the recording of March ör Die (1992); Mikkey Dee was brought in as his replacement.[1] The band's next three albums – Bastards, Sacrifice (the last with Würzel) and Overnight Sensation – failed to chart in the UK, with the group returning with Snake Bite Love in 1998 which reached number 171.[2] Later releases improved in chart success, with the band's final album Bad Magic reaching number ten on the UK Albums Chart.[2]

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions, sales figures and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales Certifications
UK
[2]
AUT
[3]
FIN
[4]
FRA
[5]
GER
[6]
NED
[7]
NOR
[8]
SWE
[9]
SWI
[10]
US
[11]
Motörhead
  • Released: 21 August 1977
  • Label: Chiswick (#2)
  • Format: LP
43
  • UK: 60,000
Overkill
  • Released: 24 March 1979
  • Label: Bronze (#515)
  • Formats: LP, CS
24
  • UK: 60,000
Bomber
  • Released: 27 October 1979
  • Label: Bronze (#523)
  • Format: LP
12
  • UK: 60,000
Ace of Spades
  • Released: 8 November 1980
  • Label: Bronze (#531)
  • Formats: LP, CS
4 37
  • UK: 100,000
Iron Fist
  • Released: 17 April 1982
  • Label: Bronze (#539)
  • Formats: LP, CS
6 27 26 4 25 174
  • UK: 60,000
Another Perfect Day
  • Released: 4 June 1983
  • Label: Bronze (#546)
  • Formats: LP, CS
20 31 39 18 153
Orgasmatron
  • Released: 9 August 1986
  • Label: GWR (#1)
  • Formats: CD, LP, CS
21 47 69 157
Rock 'n' Roll
  • Released: 5 September 1987
  • Label: GWR (#14)
  • Formats: CD, LP, CS
34 33 69 41 150
1916
  • Released: 21 January 1991
  • Label: Epic (#467481)
  • Formats: CD, LP, CS
24 14 23 24 142
March ör Die
  • Released: 14 August 1992
  • Label: Epic (#471723)
  • Formats: CD, LP, CS
60 16 21 42 18
Bastards
  • Released: 29 November 1993
  • Label: ZYX (#20263)
  • Formats: CD, LP
28 48
Sacrifice
  • Released: 11 July 1995
  • Label: Steamhammer (#7694)
  • Formats: CD, LP
31 36
Overnight Sensation
  • Released: 15 October 1996
  • Label: Steamhammer (#1830)
  • Formats: CD, LP
39 71 60
Snake Bite Love
  • Released: 10 March 1998
  • Label: Steamhammer (#1889)
  • Formats: CD, LP
171 47 49
We Are Motörhead
  • Released: 16 May 2000
  • Label: Steamhammer (#2182)
  • Formats: CD, LP
91 39 21 33
Hammered
  • Released: 9 April 2002
  • Label: Steamhammer (#7406)
  • Formats: CD, LP
113 34 113 39 18
Inferno
  • Released: 22 June 2004
  • Label: Steamhammer (#6974)
  • Formats: CD, LP
95 44 17 58 10 34 36
Kiss of Death
  • Released: 29 August 2006
  • Label: Steamhammer (#9991)
  • Formats: CD, LP, DL
45 20 16 37 4 64 9 13 26
Motörizer
  • Released: 26 August 2008
  • Label: Steamhammer (#9163)
  • Formats: CD, LP, DL
32 13 9 24 5 58 11 10 11 82
The Wörld Is Yours
  • Released: 14 December 2010
  • Label: UDR/EMI (#0001/2/3)
  • Formats: CD, CD+DVD, LP, DL
45 34 15 89 25 40 24 24
Aftershock
  • Released: 21 October 2013
  • Label: UDR (#0175/6/7)
  • Formats: CD, CD+DVD, LP, DL
115 7 5 14 5 64 6 8 6 22
Bad Magic
  • Released: 28 August 2015
  • Label: UDR (#057)
  • Formats: CD, LP, DL
10 1 1 16 1 7 7 4 2 35
"—" denotes a release that did not chart or was not issued in that territory.

Live albums[edit]

List of live albums, with selected chart positions, sales figures and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales Certifications
UK
[2]
FRA
[5]
GER
[6]
NOR
[8]
NZ
[19]
SWE
[9]
No Sleep 'til Hammersmith
  • Released: 27 June 1981
  • Label: Bronze (#535)
  • Formats: LP, CS
1 12 24 28 27
  • UK: 100,000
What's Words Worth?
  • Released: 5 March 1983
  • Label: Big Beat (#2)
  • Formats: LP, CS
71
Nö Sleep at All
  • Released: 15 October 1988
  • Label: GWR (#31)
  • Formats: CD, LP, CS
79 59
Blitzkrieg on Birmingham '77
  • Released: 1989
  • Label: Receiver Records (#120)
  • Format: CD
Lock Up Your Daughters
  • Released: 1990
  • Label: Receiver Records (#130)
  • Format: CD
Live at Brixton '87
  • Released: 12 April 1994
  • Label: Roadrunner (#9009)
  • Formats: CD, LP, CS
Everything Louder than Everyone Else
  • Released: 9 March 1999
  • Label: Sanctuary (#068)
  • Format: 2CD, 3LP
Live at Brixton Academy
  • Released: 9 December 2003
  • Label: Steamhammer (#7262)
  • Format: 2CD
BBC Live & In-Session
  • Released: 20 September 2005
  • Label: Sanctuary
  • Format: 2CD
Better Motörhead than Dead: Live at Hammersmith
  • Released: 16 July 2007
  • Label: Steamhammer (#9817)
  • Formats: 2CD, 4LP
176
The Wörld Is Ours - Vol. 1: Everywhere Further Than Everyplace Else
  • Released: 22 November 2011
  • Label: UDR (#0078)
  • Formats: 2CD+DVD, 2LP
51
The Wörld Is Ours - Vol. 2: Anyplace Crazy as Anywhere Else
  • Released: 2 October 2012
  • Label: UDR (#0125)
  • Formats: 2CD+DVD, 2LP
44
Clean Your Clock
  • Released: 10 June 2016
  • Label: UDR
  • Formats: CD+DVD/Blu-ray, 2LP
36 77 2 18
[20]
"—" denotes a release that did not chart or was not issued in that territory.

Compilation albums[edit]

List of compilation albums, with selected chart positions, sales figures and certifications
Title Album details Peak positions Sales Certifications
UK
[2]
FIN
[4]
GER
[6]
On Parole 65
No Remorse
  • Released: 15 September 1984
  • Label: Bronze (#5)
  • Formats: 2LP, CS
14
Meltdown
  • UK:
  • BPI:
All the Aces
  • Released: 1993
  • Label: Castle (#125)
  • Formats: CD, 2LP, CS
The Best of Motörhead
  • Released: 6 July 1993
  • Label: Roadrunner (#9056)
  • Format: CD
Protect the Innocent
  • Released: 25 August 1997
  • Label: Castle (#562)
  • Format: 4CD
Deaf Forever: The Best of Motörhead
  • Released: 8 August 2000
  • Label: Castle (#502)
  • Format: CD
The Best Of
  • Released: 26 August 2000
  • Label: Metal-is (#002)
  • Formats: 2CD, 3LP
52 30 97
Over the Top: The Rarities
  • Released: 26 September 2000
  • Label: Sanctuary (#176)
  • Format: CD
Tear Ya Down: The Rarities
  • Released: 7 May 2002
  • Label: Castle (#444)
  • Format: 2CD
Hellraiser: Best of the Epic Years
  • Released: 17 March 2003
  • Label: Sony
  • Format: CD
49
Stone Deaf Forever!
  • Released: 7 October 2003
  • Label: Castle (#747)
  • Format: 5CD
The Essential Motörhead
  • Released: 2007
  • Label: Metro Doubles
  • Format: 2 CD
"—" denotes a release that did not chart or was not issued in that territory.

Extended plays[edit]

List of extended plays, with selected chart positions, sales figures and certifications
Title Album details Peaks Sales Certifications
UK
[2]
The Golden Years: Live EP 8
Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers
  • Released: 22 November 1980
  • Label: Big Beat (#61)
  • Formats: 7" vinyl, 12" vinyl
43
St. Valentine's Day Massacre
(with Girlschool as Headgirl)
  • Released: 1 February 1981
  • Label: Bronze (#116)
  • Formats: 7" vinyl, 10" vinyl
5
'92 Tour EP
  • Released: 1992
  • Label: Epic (#658809)
  • Formats: CD, 12" vinyl
63
"—" denotes a release that did not chart or was not issued in that territory.

Singles[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peaks Certifications Album
UK
[2]
NZ
[19]
GER
[6]
US
Rock

[22]
"Leaving Here" 1977 Non-album single
"Motörhead" Motörhead
"Louie Louie" 1978 68 Non-album single
"Overkill" 1979 39 Overkill
"No Class" 61
"Bomber" 34 Bomber
"Ace of Spades" 1980 15 Ace of Spades
"The Train Kept A-Rollin'" (live) 1981 The Flexipop Album
"Motörhead" (live) 6 33 No Sleep 'til Hammersmith
"Iron Fist" 1982 29 Iron Fist
"Go to Hell"
"I Got Mine" 1983 46 Another Perfect Day
"Shine" 59
"Killed by Death" 1984 51 No Remorse
"Deaf Forever" 1986 67 Orgasmatron
"Eat the Rich" 1987 Rock 'n' Roll
"The One to Sing the Blues" 1990 45 1916
"Hellraiser" 1992 March ör Die
"Don't Let Daddy Kiss Me" 1993 Bastards
"Born to Raise Hell"
(featuring Ice-T and Whitfield Crane)
1994 47
"I Don't Believe a Word" 1996 Overnight Sensation
"God Save the Queen" 2000 93 We Are Motörhead
"We Are Motörhead"
"Kingdom of the Worm" 2006 Kiss of Death
"Rock Out" 2008 Motörizer
"Get Back in Line" 2010 The Wörld Is Yours
"I Know How to Die" 2011
"Crying Shame" 2013 Aftershock
"Thunder & Lightning" / "Electricity" 2015 Bad Magic
"Ace of Spades" (reissue) 2016 13 96 12 Ace of Spades
"—" denotes a release that did not chart or was not issued in that territory.

Videos[edit]

Video albums[edit]

List of video albums
Title Album details
Live in Toronto
  • Released: 1982
  • Label: Castle Hendring (#5037)
  • Format: VHS
Deaf Not Blind
  • Released: 1984
  • Label: Virgin (#005)
  • Format: VHS
The Birthday Party
  • Released: 1985
  • Label: Virgin (#821424)
  • Format: VHS
Another Perfect Day
  • Released: 1985
  • Label: PolyGram (#052)
  • Formats: VHS, LD
Everything Louder than Everything Else
  • Released: 4 June 1991
  • Label: Sony (#200730)
  • Format: VHS
The Best of Motörhead
  • Released: 1991
  • Label: Castle
  • Format: VHS
25 & Alive Boneshaker
  • Released: 13 November 2001
  • Label: Steamhammer (#7279)
  • Format: DVD
Special Edition EP
  • Released: 2002
  • Label: Classicpictures (DVD7012X)
  • Format: DVD
Classic Albums: Ace of Spades
  • Released: 27 June 2005
  • Label: Eagle Vision (EREDV437)
  • Format: DVD
Stage Fright
  • Released: 18 July 2005
  • Label: Steamhammer (#99287)
  • Format: 2DVD

Music videos[edit]

List of music videos, showing year released and director(s)
Title Year Director(s) Ref.
"Motörhead" 1979 Keith "Marcus Keef" MacMillan [23]
"Overkill"
"No Class"
"Capricorn"
"Bomber"
"Dead Men Tell No Tales"
"Poison"
"Ace of Spades" 1980
"The Chase Is Better than the Catch"
"Please Don't Touch"
(with Girlschool as Headgirl)
1981 unknown
"Iron Fist" 1982 Keith "Marcus Keef" MacMillan [24]
"One Track Mind" 1983
"Shine"
"I Got Mine"
"Killed by Death" 1984 Rod Swenson [25]
"Eat the Rich" 1987 unknown
"I'm So Bad (Baby I Don't Care)" 1991 Steve Taylor [26]
"I Ain't No Nice Guy"
(featuring Ozzy Osbourne and Slash)
1992 Michael Brillantes [27]
"Hellraiser" Clive Barker [28]
"Burner" 1993 Jefferson Spady [29]
"Born to Raise Hell"
(featuring Ice-T and Whitfield Crane)
1994 Paul Rachman [30]
"Sacrifice" 1995 unknown
"I Don't Believe a Word" 1996 unknown
"God Save the Queen" 2000 Vanessa Warwick, Justin B. Murphy [31]
"Brave New World" 2002 Stefan Browatzki [32]
"Serial Killer" unknown
"Life's a Bitch" 2004 unknown
"Whorehouse Blues" 2005 Geraldine Geraghty [33]
"Be My Baby" 2006 unknown
"Rock Out" 2008 Greg Olliver, Wes Orshoski [34]
"Get Back in Line" 2010 Geraldine Geraghty [35]
"I Know How to Die" 2011 unknown
"Heartbreaker" 2013 Geraldine Geraghty, Martin Hawkes [36]
"Lost Woman Blues" 2014 unknown
"Electricity" 2015 [37]
"When the Sky Comes Looking for You" Pep Bonet [38]

Other appearances[edit]

List of other appearances, showing year released and album name
Title Year Album Ref.
"Hell on Earth" 1992 Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth [39]
"Enter Sandman" 1998 ECW: Extreme Music [40]
"The Game" 2001 WWF The Music, Vol. 5 [41]
"Shoot 'Em Down" Twisted Forever [42]
"Bomber" (live) 2003 Wacken Metal Overdrive [43]
"No Class" (live)
"Whiplash" 2004 Metallic Attack: The Ultimate Tribute [44]
"You Better Swim" The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie [45]
"Line in the Sand" ThemeAddict: WWE The Music, Vol. 6 [46]
"Civil War" 2005 Armageddon Over Wacken: Live 2004 [47][48]
"Life's a Bitch"
"Metropolis"
"We Are Motörhead"
"Stay Clean" (live) 2006 Bang Your Head!!! Festival 2005 [49]
"Dr. Rock" (live) Bang Your Head!!! Festival Best Of [50]
"King of Kings" WWE Wreckless Intent [51]
"In the Name of Tragedy" (live) 2007 Live at Wacken 2006 [52]
"Killers" (live)
"Breaking the Law" 2008 Hell Bent Forever: A Tribute to Judas Priest [53]
"Killed by Death" (live) 2010 Live at Wacken 2009 [54]
"Overkill" (live)
"Damage Case" (live) 2014 Live at Wacken 2013 [55]
"Metropolis"

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