|Studio album by|
|Released||26 August 2008|
|Recorded||Late 2007–early 2008|
|Studio||Studio 606 and Sage & Sound|
|Pitchfork Media||(7.2/10) |
|World of Music|||
Motörizer is the 19th studio album by the band Motörhead, released on 26 August 2008, their eleventh and last on the Steamhammer label.
Recording for the album was completed over the northern hemisphere winter of 2007-08, when the band had finished up their last tour, at Lemmy's long-time home of Hollywood in Los Angeles. As with all their albums since 2004's Inferno, it was Produced, Mixed and Engineered by Cameron Webb in California. Though the bands spends most of the year somewhere on tour together anyway, Philip and Mikkey have mostly recorded in the US when doing Motörhead albums, as Lemmy doesn't really travel unless touring since relocating. His age and health eventually made this the norm for the band, and so this album was done the same as the last few, with a few weeks over a few months practising, then into the studio for recordings. The format has served the band well enough over the years, as they generally brush off comments about their sound, that doesn't alter much each album by this stage in their careers, a formula they have been happy with.
..nonsense set to an infectious beat..
Rock Out and The Thousand Names of God, of which he mentioned:
..It's completely extraneous, the title... It's about soldiers being conned into going into battle, for like, business men. It isn't even a cause anymore..
The album cover was revealed on the front page of the group's official website on 11 June 2008.  The cover artwork is by Mark De Vito and features a Motörhead-themed coat of arms, without Joe Petagno's hand this time though, as the shield is quartered into:
and Snaggletooth B. Motörhead in the top right corner for the band as a whole.
The album debuted on Billboard chart at #82.  It peaked at #2 on the UK Rock & Metal chart, and at #5 on the German 'Offizielle Top 100' & US Independent charts. As with the band's last few albums, it did not make a massive impact on the general public, but saw dedicated sales in markets where they had a strong following. "We've never had a hit in America," remarked Lemmy. "We actually got in the top 100 this time… Number 89 [sic] and straight out again, but it's a start."
All tracks written by Kilmister, Campbell, Dee.
|2.||"Teach You How to Sing the Blues"||3:03|
|3.||"When the Eagle Screams"||3:44|
|5.||"One Short Life"||4:05|
|8.||"Back on the Chain"||3:24|
|10.||"Time Is Right"||3:14|
|11.||"The Thousand Names of God"||4:33|
- Lemmy – vocals, bass
- Phil Campbell – guitars
- Mikkey Dee – drums
- Wesley Mishener - slide guitar on "The Thousand Names of God"
- Cameron Webb – producer, mixing, engineer
- Sergio Chavez – assistant engineer
- John Lousteau – assistant engineer
- Wesley Mischener – assistant engineer
- Josh Bierly – assistant engineer
- Kevin Bartley – mastering
- Lemmy Kilmister – cover concept and inside Digipak art
- Robert John – photography
- Mark De Vito – illustration
- Steffan Chirazi – creative direction
- Mark Abramson – art direction, graphic design
- Misty & Deve – Models (centre spread)
|Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)||13|
|Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)||55|
|Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)||70|
|Danish Albums (Hitlisten)||20|
|Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)||58|
|Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)||9|
|French Albums (SNEP)||24|
|German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)||5|
|Hungarian Albums (MAHASZ)||11|
|Italian Albums (FIMI)||47|
|Japanese Albums (Oricon)||117|
|Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)||11|
|Scottish Albums (OCC)||33|
|Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)||10|
|Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)||11|
|UK Albums (OCC)||32|
|UK Rock & Metal Albums (OCC)||2|
|US Billboard 200||82|
|US Independent Albums (Billboard)||5|
|US Top Hard Rock Albums (Billboard)||11|
|US Top Tastemaker Albums (Billboard)||14|
|North America||26 August 2008|
|Germany||29 August 2008|
|Europe||1 September 2008|
- Motörizer at Metacritic
- Henderson, Alex. Motörizer - Motörhead at AllMusic
- Pitchfork Review
- PopMatters Review
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