Motörizer

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Motörizer
Motorizer cover.jpg
Studio album by Motörhead
Released 26 August 2008 (2008-08-26)
Studio (see Studios)
Genre Heavy metal
Length 38:55
Label Steamhammer/SPV
Producer Cameron Webb
Motörhead chronology
Kiss of Death
(2006)
Motörizer
(2008)
The Wörld Is Yours
(2010)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 63%[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[2]
Metal Hammer 10/10 stars
Pitchfork Media (7.2/10) [3]
PopMatters 7/10 stars [4]
World of Music 4.5/5 stars[5]

Motörizer is the 19th studio album by the British heavy metal band Motörhead. It was released in August 2008.[6]

Album cover[edit]

The album cover was revealed on the front page of the group's official website on 11 June 2008.[7] The cover artwork is by Mark De Vito and features a Motörhead-themed coat of arms. The shield is quartered with three of the band members' nations: The Three Lions of England (Lemmy), the Welsh Dragon of Wales (Phil Campbell), and the Three Crowns of Sweden (Mikkey Dee). The second quarter features the band's logo, The War-Pig Snaggletooth.

Promotion[edit]

Lemmy appeared on BBC 6 Music's radio programme Bruce Dickinson's Friday Rock Show on 11 July 2008 to promote the album, playing the track "Runaround Man" (which he described as "Nonsense set to an infectious beat"), "Rock Out" and "The Thousand Names of God" ("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").[8] The album debuted on the Billboard album chart at #82.[9] The band's lead single "Rock Out" was featured as the official theme song to WWE Unforgiven and in the films Hesher and Nitro Circus: The Movie.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Runaround Man"   2:57
2. "Teach You How to Sing the Blues"   3:03
3. "When the Eagle Screams"   3:44
4. "Rock Out"   2:08
5. "One Short Life"   4:05
6. "Buried Alive"   3:12
7. "English Rose"   3:34
8. "Back on the Chain"   3:24
9. "Heroes"   4:59
10. "Time Is Right"   3:14
11. "The Thousand Names of God"   4:33
Total length:
38:55

Credits[edit]

Production and performance credits are adapted from the album liner notes.[10]

Personnel[edit]

Motörhead[edit]

Additional musicians[edit]

  • Wesley Mischener – slide guitar on "The Thousand Names of God"

Production[edit]

  • Cameron Webb – production, engineering, mixing
  • Sergio Chavez – additional engineering
  • John Lousteau – engineering assistant (at Studio 606)
  • Wesley Mischener – engineering assistant
  • Josh Bierly – engineering assistant
  • Kevin Bartley – mastering

Artwork and design[edit]

  • Steffan Chirazi – creative direction
  • Mark Abramson – art direction, graphic design
  • "Lemmy" Kilmister – cover concept, sketch art
  • Mark De Vito – illustration
  • Robert John – photography
  • Misty – model
  • Deve – model

Studios[edit]

  • Studio 606 – recording
  • Sage & Sound – recording
  • Maple Studios – mixing
  • Capital Mastering, Los Angeles, CA, USA – mastering

Chart positions[edit]

Chart Peak
position
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[11] 13
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[12] 55
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[13] 70
Danish Albums (Hitlisten)[14] 20
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[15] 58
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[16] 9
French Albums (SNEP)[17] 24
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[18] 5
Hungarian Albums (MAHASZ)[19] 11
Italian Albums (FIMI)[20] 47
Japanese Albums (Oricon)[21] 117
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[22] 11
Scottish Albums (OCC)[23] 33
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[24] 10
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[25] 11
UK Albums (OCC)[26] 32
US Billboard 200[9] 82
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[27] 5
US Top Hard Rock Albums (Billboard)[28] 11
US Top Tastemaker Albums (Billboard)[29] 14

Release history[edit]

Country Date
North America 26 August 2008
Germany 29 August 2008
Europe 1 September 2008

References[edit]

  1. ^ Motörizer at Metacritic
  2. ^ Henderson, Alex. Motörizer - Motörhead at AllMusic
  3. ^ Pitchfork Review
  4. ^ PopMatters Review
  5. ^ "musik angehört". WOM magazin (in German) (World of Music) (8 September): 29. 
  6. ^ Motörhead official Myspace
  7. ^ Motörhead official site
  8. ^ :"Tracklisting". Bruce Dickinson's Friday Rock Show. BBC 6 Music. 11 July 2008. Retrieved 5 May 2010. 
  9. ^ a b "Motorhead Album & Song Chart History" Billboard 200 for Motorhead.
  10. ^ Motörizer (liner notes). Motörhead. Steamhammer/SPV. 2008. 
  11. ^ "Motörhead - Motörizer". austriancharts.at (Hung Medien). 
  12. ^ "Motörhead - Motörizer". www.ultratop.be (Hung Medien). 
  13. ^ "Motörhead - Motörizer". www.ultratop.be (Hung Medien). 
  14. ^ "Motörhead - Motörizer". danishcharts.com (Hung Medien). 
  15. ^ "Motörhead - Motörizer". dutchcharts.nl (Hung Medien). 
  16. ^ "Motörhead - Motörizer". finnishcharts.com (Hung Medien). 
  17. ^ "Motörhead - Motörizer". lescharts.com (Hung Medien). 
  18. ^ "Longplay-Chartverfolgung at Musicline". musicline.de (Phononet GmbH). 
  19. ^ "Top 40 album-, DVD- és válogatáslemez-lista – 2008. 36. hét" (in Hungarian). MAHASZ. LightMedia.
  20. ^ "Motörhead - Motörizer". italiancharts.com (Hung Medien). 
  21. ^ "モータライザー - モーターヘッド". www.oricon.co.jp (oricon). 
  22. ^ "Motörhead - Motörizer". norwegiancharts.com (Hung Medien). 
  23. ^ "2008-09-07 Top 40 Scottish Albums Archive". Official Charts Company.
  24. ^ "Motörhead - Motörizer". swedishcharts.com (Hung Medien). 
  25. ^ "Motörhead - Motörizer". hitparade.ch (Hung Medien). 
  26. ^ "Motorhead | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart
  27. ^ "Motorhead Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Independent Albums for Motorhead.
  28. ^ "Motorhead Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Top Hard Rock Albums for Motorhead.
  29. ^ "Motorhead Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Top Tastemaker Albums for Motorhead.

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