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Motörhead Orgasmatron Album

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Release Date: 
August 9, 1986
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With the departure of guitarist Brian Robertson and drummer Phil "Philthy Animal" Taylor Motörhead returned to the twin guitar format with Micheal (Würzel) Burston and Phil Campbell and with Pete Gill on drums. Orgasmatron represented a return to the heavy metal roots after the more experimental and critically acclaimed but less well popularly recieved "Another Perfect Day"

Opening track "Deaf Forever" was released as a single from the album in 7" and 12" vinyl pressings. It's B-sides were "On the Road (live)", and on the 12" a bonus track, "Steal Your Face (live)". The sleeve artwork was created by Joe Petagno. "Deaf Forever" reached No. 67 in the UK Singles Chart. Although not released as a single the album's title track is just as well known and is often played live.

Orgasmatron original album track listing

All tracks composed by Michael (Würzel) Burston, Phil Campbell, Pete Gill, Lemmy (Ian) Kilmister except where noted
  1. "Deaf Forever" – 4:25 See Lyrics
  2. "Nothing Up My Sleeve" – 3:11 See Lyrics
  3. "Ain't My Crime" – 3:42 See Lyrics
  4. "Claw" – 3:31 See Lyrics
  5. "Mean Machine" – 2:57 See Lyrics
  6. "Built for Speed" – 4:56 See Lyrics
  7. "Ridin' with the Driver" – 3:47 See Lyrics
  8. "Doctor Rock" – 3:37 See Lyrics
  9. "Orgasmatron" – 5:27 See Lyrics

Bonus tracks

  1. "On the Road" [Live] – 4:59
  2. "Steal Your Face" [Live] – 4:15
    • Tracks 10 and 11 originally released as B-sides of Deaf Forever.
  3. "Claw" [Alternative Version] – 3:31

Deluxe edition

In 2006, the album was re-issued with a bonus CD, featuring the BBC Radio 1 broadcast of the band's performance at the Kerrang! Wooargh Weekender (Caister, Great Yarmouth - October 13, 1984):

Disc 1

  1. "Deaf Forever" – 4:25
  2. "Nothing Up My Sleeve" – 3:11
  3. "Ain't My Crime" – 3:42
  4. "Claw" – 3:31
  5. "Mean Machine" – 2:57
  6. "Built for Speed" – 4:56
  7. "Ridin' with the Driver" – 3:47
  8. "Doctor Rock" – 3:37
  9. "Orgasmatron" – 5:27

Disc 2

  1. "On the Road" [live] – 4:59
  2. "Steal Your Face" [live] – 4:15
  3. "Claw" [Alternative Version] – 3:31
  4. "Stay Clean" [live] (Eddie Clarke, Lemmy, Phil Taylor) - 2:33
  5. "Heart of Stone" [live] (Eddie Clarke, Lemmy, Phil Taylor) - 2:56
  6. "Nothing Up My Sleeve" [live] - 3:35
  7. "Metropolis" [live] (Eddie Clarke, Lemmy, Phil Taylor) - 3:35
  8. "Killed by Death" [live] - 3:39
  9. "Ace of Spades" [live] (Eddie Clarke, Lemmy, Phil Taylor) - 5:34
  10. "Steal Your Face" [live] - 4:33
  11. "(We Are) The Road Crew" [live] (Eddie Clarke, Lemmy, Phil Taylor) - 2:34
  12. "Motorhead" [live] (Lemmy) - 2:45
  13. "Bomber" [live] (Eddie Clarke, Lemmy, Phil Taylor) - 3:45
  14. "Overkill" [live] (Eddie Clarke, Lemmy, Phil Taylor) - 5:28

Tracks 4-14 are the BBC Radio One recording and had been broadcast on the The Friday Rock Show: it had not been commercially available until this 2CD 'Expanded' edition.

Orgasmatron album credits

  • Lemmy – bass, vocals
  • Phil Campbell – guitar
  • Würzel – guitar
  • Pete Gill – drums
  • Recorded at Master Rock Studios, London, UK
  • Produced and engineered by Bill Laswell and Jason Corsaro

Orgasmatron track lyrics

1. Deaf Forever


Stoneface dog, swirling fog, gates open on the dark dark night

Standing stone, skull and bone, dead witness to an unseen fight

Beat the drum, beat the drum, beat forever on the endless march

Stricken dumb, cut and run, someone is screaming and the sky is dark



Sword and shield, bone and steel, rictus grin

Deaf forever to the battles din


March or croak, flame and smoke, burn forever in eternal pain

Charge and fall, bugle call, bone splinter in the driving rain

Horses scream, Viking dream, drowned heroes in a lake of blood

Armoured fist, severed wrist, broken spears in a sea of mud




Mother earth, mother earth enfold you in her cold embrace

Sinking down, killing ground, worm crawling on your cold white face

Win or lose, nought to choose, all men are equal when their memory fades

No one knows, friends or foes, if Valhalla lies beyond the grave


(Repeat chrous)


2. Nothing Up My Sleeve


You're playing tricks babe, and that's a fact

Your magic circle ain't where's its at

One moment you were here, and then you disappeared

This ain't the first time that I've caught your act



Nothing up my sleeve, babe

Watch out, watch out

Magic's what you need, babe

Just like that.


You know your slight of hand is messing up my life

Maybe this time babe you're gonna get it right

One moment I was there, now just an empty chair

This ain't the first time you've shout out my lights




Saw me in half babe, and that's quite a trick

You make me laugh babe, you make me sick

I'm gone but now you lack the spell to bring me back

This ain't the first time I've seen your magic slip




3. Ain't My Crime


I don't believe a word, I know you tell me lies

Just watch me flip the bird, right in your lyin' eyes

You just can't figure out, why I'm the way I am

I'm low-life born and bred, and I don't give a damn



I've had enough, I'm stepping out of line

Ain't gonna stop me babe, you ain't worth a dime

You nearly had me fooled, wastin' my time

You might've broke my heart

And if you broke my heart

I know it ain't my crime


I'm here to tell you, was here and now I'm gone

You need a wages slave, but I sure ain't the one

I'm moving off the lot, just hire another act

I don't need what you got, that ain't where I'm at




Just show me the door, here I go again

I seen it all before, happens now and then

No tears in your eyes, sure ain't none in mine

Two people in disguise, frozen in time


4. Claw


Watching you watching me

I was hoping you'd be here tonight

Watching him watching you

He'd better watch out too

'Coz he keeps getting in my light

I think he's going overload

Don't know what you're running for

He thinks he's got you where he wants you babe

But he don't understand the power of the claw

The claw, the claw, the claw


You know me I know you

We both know what we came here fore

And he think he knows you

He thinks he's got you too

Gonna make him cry for sure

He's going to have to make his own way home

I don't know what's he's smiling for

He thinks you're gonna keep your promises babe

But he don't understand the power of the claw

The claw, the claw, the claw


Me walking up to you

And whisper in your eager ear

You whisper back to me

And he begins to see

He feel the claw is near.


And so the ballet starts again

Exit stage left through the door

And we begin the horizontal dance

And he begins to know just what the claw is for

The claw, the claw, the claw, the claw

The claw, the claw, the claw, the claw


You know just what the claw is for

You know just what the claw is for

You know just what the claw is for

I know what my claw is for


5. Mean Machine


Midnight runaway, know you're running scared

Bright lights, big city, nobody seems to care

Open your eyes who's there, who's there

Open your eyes, nightmare

Unclean, fever dream on the high side, in the Mean Machine


Black bomber in the night, can you handle the pain

Better call the FBI, better change your name

Open your eyes, oh no, oh no

Open your eyes, creepshow

Unclean, fever dream, on the wild side in the Mean Machine


Unclean, fever dream, take a ride Mean Machine

Wet dream, bad scene, we don't care where you been

On the screen, movie queen, things ain't always

What they seem. stay clean, crazy dream

Off the high side in the Mean Machine


6. Built For Speed


You know the rules, you all know the game

Try and do whats right

And I swear I can't complain

If I die tonight

But I don't think its in the stars

For me to go that way

I'll be here for a long, long time babe

I'm here to stay



I was born to rock'n'roll, everything I need

I was born with the hammer down

I was built for speed.


Bet your life it ain't no easy money

But you won't hear me bitch

Spent a long time wrecked and funny

I've got the ten year itch


See me running all around the world

Trying to make some time

A million miles, a million girls

A million real good times




Don't you listen to a single word

Against rock'n'roll

The new religion, the electric church

The only way to go

I don't give a good goddam

My lifes been alright

I'm gonna crazy out of my mind

Every single night.




7. Ridin' With The Driver


Iron child out of Vulcans forge, metal scream and thrash

Red steel in the driving wheel, hear the pistons clash

Dragon breathin' big black smoke, howlin' up the tracks



I'm ridin' on the Thunderchief, spit in the devil's eye

No force on earth can stop me now

Like to see 'em try

Hey, hey ridin' with the Driver


Juggernaut comin' down the line, hear the banshee cry

Engineer like to lose his mind. glory in his eye

Too fast to live this way, too young to die




Hold tight, feel the drivers bite, hear the whistle moan

Engine rockin' to the left and right, vibratin' in my bones

Once the locomotive steals your soul, you got a Casey Jones




I'm ridin' on the Thunderchief, spit in the devil's eye

No force on earth can hurt me now, kiss your ass goodbye

My my, ridin' with the Driver


8. Dr Rock


All right, all right

I hope you son of bitches see the light

You again, you again

I know you've got a mental age of ten

Listen up, listen up

I wouldn't swap you for a thousand bucks

Come on, you're the one

I think I'm going to switch your lazer on



I've got the medicine you need

I've got the power, I've got the speed

I'll find out how to stop your clock

We sure ain't talking Doctor Spock

Hear me talking, Doctor Rock.


Lay down, turn around

Here come the sister gonna strip you down

Shut up, breathe in

Lets have the address of your next of kin

Chin up, shoulders back

You've got a body like a Marshall stack

Keep still, take your pill

Or I'm gonna make you really ill.




Next please, next please

Try to separate those cowardly knees

X-ray, you've gotta pay

The only chance you've ever got of getting away

Here we are, what's the scar

I don't like anything I've seen so far

Pay me, pay me

I ain't no doctor of philosophy



9. Orgasmatron


I am the one, Orgasmatron, the outstretched grasping hand

My image is of agony, my servants rape the land

Obsequious and arrogant, clandestine and vain

Two thousand years of misery, of torture in my name

Hypocrisy made paramount, paranoia the law

My name is called religion, sadistic, sacred whore.


I twist the truth, I rule the world, my crown is called deceit

I am the emperor of lies, you grovel at my feet

I rob you and I slaughter you, your downfall is my gain

And still you play the sycophant and revel in you pain

And all my promises are lies, all my love is hate

I am the politician, and I decide your fate


I march before a martyred world, an army for the fight

I speak of great heroic days, of victory and might

I hold a banner drenched in blood, I urge you to be brave

I lead you to your destiny, I lead you to your grave

Your bones will build my palaces, your eyes will stud my crown

For I am Mars, the god of war, and I will cut you down.

Our thanks to Rock Music Society member Andy J for providing his understanding of the lyrics to this album which are provided for educational purposes only. Actual lyrics are the property of the copyright owners.