Two years in the making, welcome to my new book on Motörhead, issued by the
highly discerning ECW Press, my first book for them since Judas Priest:
Heavy Metal Painkillers ten years ago.
As the back cover (in part) says, this is the first book to celebrate the
classic-era Motörhead lineup of Lemmy Kilmister, Fast Eddie Clarke and Philthy
Phil “Animal” Taylor.
Through interviews with all of the principle troublemakers, Martin Popoff,
author of 62 books on heavy metal, celebrates, over the course of the book’s
action-packed 260 pages the formation of Motörhead in 1975, and, in detail,
the records that made them legends, namely Motörhead, Overkill, Bomber, Ace
of Spades, No Sleep ‘til Hammersmith and Iron Fist, followed by
an epilogue that brings the story up to date.
Eminently quotable, Motörhead come to life in this book as bad luck bad boys
incapable of running their lives right, save for Fast Eddie who is charged
with holding the thing together against all odds doused in drink and drugs,
most notably speed.
Within the context of the book, Popoff also examines the heady heavy metal
climate of the times exploding into what was known as the New Wave of Heavy
Metal, including Motörhead’s unique position in the scene as both originators
and bridge band to the punks, most notably The Damned.
A first-hand account in Popoff’s dependable style, Beer Drinkers and Hell
Raisers includes interview footage from Brian Robertson Mikkey Dee, Phil
Campbell and the band’s manager at the time Doug Smith as well as members of
Hawkwind, Angel Witch, Girlschool, Tank and Twisted Sister.
And of course, prominent are the many highlights from Martin’s many chats over
the years with Fast Eddie, Phil and Lemmy, the latter two of which died after
Martin had finished the manuscript, requiring a last-minute update due to
their shocking demises.
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