Much of We Are Motorhead typifies the band's patented style -- a gale-force union of bass, guitar, and drums complements Lemmy's raspy voice, which always sounds like he gargled with acid earlier in the day. The threesome functions best on the out-of-control "Out to Lunch" and the foreboding "Wake the Dead." Just as he surprised listeners years ago by displaying a pensive side on "1916," Lemmy shows he can be a sensitive geezer as well. Call it a power ballad to his face, and he'd probably head-butt you, but "One More Fucking Time" is really a romantic moment. If Lemmy brought anything with him from his Hawkwind days, it's been an inability to retain band members. Motorhead's de facto leader has played with a dozen different lineups. On We Are Motorhead, he's joined by guitarist Phil Campbell and drummer Mikkey Dee. And if they left tomorrow, he would simply find some new dirtbags to join him and carry on the tradition.
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