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Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers is the first book to celebrate the classic-era Motörhead lineup of Lemmy Kilmister, "Fast" Eddie Clarke, and Phil "Philthy Animal" Taylor. Through interviews with all of the principal troublemakers, Martin Popoff celebrates the formation of the band and the records that made them legends: Motörhead, Overkill, Bomber, Ace of Spades, No Sleep 'til Hammersmith, and Iron Fist. An in-depth coda brings the story up to date with the shocking recent deaths of Taylor and Kilmister.
Motörhead comes to life in this book as bad-luck bad boys - doused in drink and drugs, most notably speed - incapable of running their lives right save for Fast Eddie, who is charged with holding things together. Popoff also examines the heady climate of music through the band's rise to prominence during the New Wave of British heavy metal, with detailed reflection on Motörhead's unique position in the scene as both originators and embattled survivors who carried on the renegade spirit of those times.
©2017 Martin Popoff (P)2017 Tantor
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"Martin has the most thorough knowledge of heavy metal of anybody I've ever met." (Dee Snider, Twisted Sister frontman)
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By J. Piper on 11-11-17

Must listen for all fans of Rock & Roll

Great stuff that only Motörhead lived. I couldn’t put it down. Great narration. Nuff said.

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By Artur on 08-24-17

Awesome book

This is a great piece, it gets into deep corners of what is Motorhead. I love it, it covers the beginnings . Hope that they will release another about later years of the greatest rock and roll band on earth. Cheers

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By Mr Vaughan James on 07-25-17

Motõrhead - Best Rock n Roll band ever

Brilliant book. Very very greatly and graciously written. Not a lot can be said that's not entirely been covered. Motõrhead - Best Rock n Roll band ever because they're true to their fans and the music they graced me and millions of fans alike with absolutely no compromise.
A MUST read/listen!!!!!

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By Anonymous User on 12-09-17

got through it.

it's want bad but not great. a basic story with interviews to fill in the gaps. sometimes it was boring hearing the same story from a different person/interview. great band though.

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