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A perfect companion to the recorded output of a unique band, Duncan Harris’s Motorhead On Track covers all the band’s studio output plus rarities and significant solo work from Lemmy.
Beginning with the highly regarded trio of albums that ended the 1970s, the book continues through the line-up hardships and turmoil of the 1980s to the occasionally awkward musical experiments of the early 1990s, closing with the band’s triumphant two-decade-long career revival.
Motorhead are arguably the greatest rock and roll band in history, but it took many years to win that accolade. This is the story of the band that refused to die. Their beginning called The Vengeful Bastard was a tough one. They had to deal with wayward producers, hostile record companies, a couple of false starts and even the ignominy of being proclaimed the Worst Band in the World by the NME!
Famed for its loudness, Motorhead has proved inspirational for a host of newer bands and created two sub-genres of heavy music: speed and thrash metal. Not bad for a band who announced themselves with: ‘We are Motorhead, and we play rock and roll.’ at live gigs.
Duncan Harris started as a music journalist and interviewer in the 1980s, writing for fanzines and magazines. He contributed to the Rough Guides music series and, until recently, maintained a long series of reviews for the Internet website The Dreaded Press. This book is the result, a labour of love for an iconic band. Duncan continues to live in Wiltshire, UK, with his remarkable wife, their dog Willow and their cat Lily.