We Are Motörhead

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We Are Motörhead
Motörhead - We Are Motörehad.jpg
Studio album by
Released15 May 2000
RecordedJune 1999 – August 1999
December 1999 – March 2000[1]
StudioKaro Studios, Brackel, Germany
American Recorders, Calabasas, California
GenreHeavy metal
LabelSPV GmbH
Bob Kulick
Bruce Bouillet
Duane Baron[1]
Motörhead chronology
Everything Louder than Everyone Else
We Are Motörhead
Deaf Forever: The Best of Motörhead
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars [2]
Sputnikmusic4/5 stars [3]
Rock Hard8.0/10 stars[4]

We Are Motörhead is the 15th studio album by the band Motörhead, released 15 May 2000, on Steamhammer, their fifth with the label, equalling their Bronze Records total of full length original album releases.


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 Routemaster bus.[5] 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.."


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.


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?.."[6]

Critical reception[edit]

AllMusic review states:

"..'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[edit]

All tracks written by Kilmister, Campbell, Dee except where noted [1].

1."See Me Burning" 2:59
2."Slow Dance" 4:29
3."Stay Out of Jail" 3:02
4."God Save the Queen" (Sex Pistols cover)Paul Cook, Steve Jones, John Lydon, Glen Matlock3:19
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


Per the We Are Motörhead liner notes.[1]


  • Bob Kulickproducer
  • Bruce Bouillet – producer
  • Duane Baron – producer
  • Bill Cooper – engineer
  • Motörhead – executive producers
  • Mark Ambramson – design
  • Zen Jam – design
  • Stefan Chirazi – concept
  • Glen La Ferman – design
  • Stephanie Cabral – design
  • Annamaria DiSanto – design
  • G$ – photography
  • Joe Petagno – album cover, Snaggletooth
  • Lemmy – album cover, Snaggletooth


  1. ^ a b c d e We Are Motörhead, Motörhead, SPV GmbH/Steamhammer & CMC International, 06076 86292-2, 2000 Liner Notes, page – outer gatefold rear
  2. ^ Allmusic Review
  3. ^ Sputnikmusic Review
  4. ^ Jaedike, Jan. "RH #157" (in German). www.rockhard.de.
  5. ^ Steamhammer (31 October 2007), Motörhead - God Save The Queen, retrieved 6 November 2017
  6. ^ About Joe Petagno – interview section with Joe Petagno, bonus DVD with Inferno 30th Anniversary edition SPV69748.

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