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Motörhead Inferno Album

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Album Type: 
Studio
Release Date: 
June 22, 2004
Label: 
SPV
Album Description: 

Inferno is Motörhead's seventeenth studio album, recorded at NRG, Paramount and Maple studios. Originally released in June 2004, it was re-released in November 2005 as a thirtieth anniversary edition featuring a bonus DVD containing 6 live tracks from the band's thirtieth anniversary show, a documentary and the "Whorehouse Blues" video.

"Whorehouse Blues" is an acoustic country/blues inspired track featuring both Phil Campbell and Mikkey Dee on guitar and Lemmy on mouthorgan. The video was due to be filmed at Stringfellow's nightclub, but Peter Stringfellow objected to the song title, fearing it would affect his club's reputation (no, really!), and withdrew permission only twenty-four hours before the shoot.

Guitarist Steve Vai plays on tracks "Terminal Show" and "Down on Me".

"In The Black" was featured on the video game "Brutal Legend".

Original track listing

All tracks composed by Phil Campbell, Mikkey Dee and Lemmy

  1. "Terminal Show" – 3:45 See lyrics
  2. "Killers" – 4:14 See lyrics
  3. "In the Name of Tragedy" – 3:03 See lyrics
  4. "Suicide" – 5:07 See lyrics
  5. "Life's a Bitch" – 4:13 See lyrics / video
  6. "Down on Me" – 4:12 See lyrics
  7. "In the Black" – 4:31 See lyrics
  8. "Fight" – 3:42 See lyrics
  9. "In the Year of the Wolf" – 4:17 See lyrics
  10. "Keys to the Kingdom" – 4:46 See lyrics
  11. "Smiling Like a Killer" – 2:44 See lyrics
  12. "Whorehouse Blues" – 3:53 See lyrics / video

Credits

  • Lemmy – bass, vocals; harmonica on "Whorehouse Blues"
  • Phil Campbell – guitar; acoustic lead guitar on "Whorehouse Blues"
  • Mikkey Dee – drums; acoustic rhythm guitar on "Whorehouse Blues"

With:

  • Steve Vai – guitar on "Terminal Show" and "Down On Me"
  • Curtis Mathewson – strings on "Keys to the Kingdom"
  • Joe Petagno – sleeve artwork
  • Recorded at NRG, Paramount, Maple Studios
  • Produced, mixed and engineered by Cameron Webb
  • Additionally engineered by Bob Koszela, Sergio Chavez and Chris Rakestraw
  • Assisted by Sergio Chavez, Corey Gash, George Gumbs
  • Mixed at Paramount Studios
  • Mastered at Capitol Records by Kevin Bartley

30th Anniversary DVD content

Live at Hammersmith Apollo, June 16, 2005

  • "Killers" – 6:15
  • "Love for Sale" – 5:25
  • "Tragedy" – 3:22
  • "(We Are) The Road Crew" – 3:34
  • "Whorehouse Blues" – 4:59
  • "Bomber" – 3:59

The Guts and the Glory – The Motörhead Story

  • Interviews with Lemmy, Phil Campbell, Mikkey Dee, Eddie Clarke and Phil "Philthy Animal" Taylor

Whorehouse Blues

  • "Video" – 4:30
  • Making of... – 17:05

About Joe Petagno

1. Terminal Show

 

The golden eyed creature sits back on his throne

Gazing at us in despair

Six hundred guests, humanity's best

Are wondering why they are there

All roads lead here, all roads are burned

Have we digested the things we have learned

Have we a chance when the dead rise and dance

Have we the time for the final romance

 

We better find out the name of the game

Chance of a future frozen and grim

Or of a quick death brought here on a whim

Why are we here does anyone know

Why are we here at the terminal show

 

The blind king has secrets dark and morose

He'd like it if we were like him

All the dark days spent in the maze

Have made a new man of him

All roads lead here, all roads are closed

Are we quite certain of all that we know

Are we miscast or do we hold fast

Have we the time for the final repast

 

We better find out

The name of the game

Chance of a new world sunny and fine

Or of a burning a branded design

Why are we here, we don't even know

Why are we here at the terminal show

 

The red queen is sleeping, lost in a dream

She wakes an dshe sleeps all alone

All of her fears are crowded in here

Laughing they pick at her bones

All roads lead here, none lead away

Are we quire certain we're here anyway

Have we been wise or are we despised

Have we the time for our final demise

 

We better find out

The name of the game

Chance of a lost world, rain and dismay

Pick up your belongings, we all have to pay

Why are the vultures circling above

Why can't we fight for the right to our blood

We are demented, everyone knows

Misrepresented, coming to blows

Why are we here, we don't even know

Why are we here at the terminal show

 

2. Killers

 

The order is for murder,

And we've been there before,

The men in black are coming back,

To serve the killing floor,

 

No pity, No surrender,

 

We take no prisoners,

We spare no brave defender,

 

No mercy, No quarter here,

 

The Killers,

Will show you flame and sword,

We are The Killers,

Enough to make your backbone shake,

The Killers,

Enough to make your stupid faces quiver,

And The Killers long to take your life,

 

The sun beats down like thunder,

We ride to meet the foe,

The clash of the steal and leather,

The only song we know,

 

No pardon, No quarter,

 

We own to no compassion,

We glory in the slaughter,

 

No mercy, We fetch your death,

 

The Killers,

We are the ones foretold,

We are The Killers,

We do not yearn for gold,

We are The Killers,

We know the wrath of battle,

We are Killers,

And The Killers will destroy your life,

 

The devil rides to glory,

We hasten by his side,

A legendary story,

Told by fireside,

 

No mercy, Let all hope fade,

 

We glory the slaughter,

Our badge the Ace of Spades,

 

No mercy, We bring the sword,

 

The Killers,

We murder you in battle,

We are Killers,

We ride you down like cattle,

We are Killers,

We fight our way to legend,

We are Killers,

And The Killers love to see you die,

 

Killers,

We kill you til you die,

We are The Killers,

We hold our banners high,

We are The Killers,

We hang you out to die,

We are The Killers,

And all we bring death to life

 

3. In The Name Of Tragedy

 

Were you ever lost,

were you ever young,

were you ever safe little brother,

Do you see the sense of the evidence,

are you still part of the struggle,

Did you bang your head,

did you go to bed,

does it still feel pretty funky,

Lay back and dream,

in the death machine,

pity you still think like a monkey,

 

Bring it up, bring it down til you hit the ground,

Get a rude attitude, turn the world around,

Shall we see, shall we disagree,

Sing it all In The Name of Tragedy,

 

Did you ever lie,

ever wonder why,

nobody believed you honey,

What a pretty smile,

drive the people wild,

wonder who ran off with the money,

Do you ever change,

is it going to rain,

will it bring you pennies from heaven,

Do you know the score,

are you waiting for,

anxious for the new Armageddon,

 

Live it up, live it down til we hit the ground,

Cop a rude attitude from the world around,

Shall we see, shall we disagree,

Sing it all In The Name of Tragedy,

 

Marbles in your mouth,

what's it all about,

do you know the name of the winner,

If I was to go,

would you let it show,

life is not a TV dinner,

If you dream of me,

will you ever see,

do you want a piece of the action,

If I wasn't sure,

would you do it more,

help me to achieve an erection,

 

Get it up, get it down til you hit the ground,

Get a rude attitude, turn the world around,

Shall we see, shall we disagree,

All In The Name of Tragedy,

 

Sing it loud, sing it out, make the people shout,

Get it all, get it on, get it sorted out,

Be a seer, be sincere, can you really see,

All In The Name of Tragedy

 

4. Suicide

 

The night is mine, it burns so black,

And there will be no morning light,

The human race's foul disease,

Will keep the morning from our sight,

Why can't we say the secret word,

Respect for nothing, fire or flood,

Expect no quarter, no reprieve,

We writhe and grin in our own blood,

 

No sun just clouds and poison rain,

Raped and freezing,

Victims of the dream again,

 

Truly our days are darker now,

We lie and cheat, to our own selves,

If we do this, I ask you how,

Can we speak truth to someone else,

There is no way, no road at all,

We are destroyed, by our own plan,

The air we breathe will kill us all,

And no one left to give a damn,

 

No sun just clouds and poison rain,

Raped and feezing,

Victims of the dream again,

 

Stay clean, be true,

do whatever you can do,

Make it soon, or we all die,

Ten thousand years, and all we got is Suicide,

If there be Gods, then tell me why,

They make us kill and kill again,

One hundred thousand thousand years,

No mercy in the minds of men,

What is the word that we should read,

What incantation should we say,

How can we ask for justice now,

When all the world is blown away,

 

No sun, no hope the world is sun insane,

Raped and freezing,

Victims of the dream again,

Stay clean, be true,

Make it soon, or we all die,

Ten thousand years, and all we got is Suicide

 

5. Life's A Bitch

 

I don't know who you are,

I don't know your name,

But if you want to live,

You better learn the game,

Don't know why you're here,

Ain't seen your face so far,

If you don't want to fail,

You better hide your scars,

 

Make a poor man cry,

The way you run your life,

Make a poor man laugh,

The way you run your life,

 

Time you hit the road,

Better be on your way,

Don't scream,

Don't shout,

Three strikes and you be out,

It's a shame I know,

No chance to see the show,

Fear the man, kill the snitch,

Just remember Life's a Bitch,

 

I don't know what you've got,

I don't know your mom,

But if you don't like your life,

Then don't act dumb,

I don't know where you go,

And I sure don't care,

If you don't want to starve,

You better get your share,

 

Make a grown man sick,

The way you run your mouth,

Make a grown man shake,

The way you're running out,

 

Time to hit the skids,

Better be on your way,

Don't shout,

Don't scream,

Three strikes and they be mean,

A shame you're right,

No chance to see the fight,

Be a man, fix the glitch,

Just remember LIfe's a Bitch,

 

I don't know what you see,

I don't know the score,

But if you don't like blood,

You better close the door,

I don't know how you think,

Don't want to hear your tale,

And if you talk too much,

You're going to land in jail,

 

Make a tall man short,

To see you act this way,

Make a short man puke,

The way you waste the day,

 

Time to go to hell,

Better be on your way,

Don't moan,

Don't pout,

Three strikes takes your ass out,

Oh no, bad news,

No chance to shine your shoes,

Fear the sky, eat the rich,

Just remember Life's a Bitch

 

6. Down On Me

 

Sometimes there's nothing to say,

In the hard times,

Do you know me,

or are we all lost in the game,

You can be a thousand to one,

or you can die alone,

There's no disgrace,

when no one knows your name,

 

Sometimes it hurts your heart,

when you lose control,

Do you see me,

can I depend on you,

You can be a soldier of love,

or you can lose your soul,

There's no time,

to make sure it's all true,

 

Give your blood and save me,

Give your love and amaze me,

I see you now,

I know you see,

Give a sucker an even break,

Another emotion to fake,

Down On Me,

Down On Me,

 

Sometimes it makes you laugh,

in the darkness,

Do you feel it,

don't tell me no lies,

You can be a God or a Fool,

it's your decision,

Are you forbidden,

you can fight or die,

 

Give your blood and save me,

Give your love and amaze me,

See it through,

What can you be,

Give a sucker an even break,

Another emotion to fake,

Down On Me,

Down On Me,

 

Give your blood and save me,

Give your love and amaze me,

I see you now,

And I know you see,

Give a sucker an even break,

Another emotion to fake,

Down On Me,

Down On Me,

 

Give your hands to hold me,

Give your arms to enfold me,

Say the word,

Set me free,

Bring me in out from the storm,

Keep me safe from scorn,

Down On Me,

Down On Me

 

7. In The Black

 

Listen honey,

Let me see you smile,

Don't be look at me funny,

You got a better style,

See me coming,

Don't look the other way,

Don't start running,

You stole my heart away,

 

Don't give me that run around,

You know I treat you fine,

You don't understand the way I feel,

You got my heart rolling like a wheel,

 

I'm In The Black, I'm In The Black, I'm In The Black again,

Can't go back, can't go back, can't be who I was back then,

It's only me, it's only me, it's only me outside your door,

Let me be, let me be, I'm the one your waiting for,

 

Here me talking,

You hear what I say,

I see you walking,

Every time it makes my day,

I got a notion,

I might stay a while,

If you fall in the ocean,

I'll swim a hundred miles,

 

Coming over to ask you out,

Ah honey please say yes,

I don't like it when you stomp and pout,

I dont' like it when you run your mouth,

 

I'm In The Black, I'm In The Black, I'm In The Black again,

Can't go back, can't go back, can't be who I was back then,

It's only me, it's only me, it's only me outside your door,

Let me be, let me be, I'm the one your waiting for,

 

Your a vision,

Make me shout out loud,

I made my decision,

Goodbye to the old school,

Send you a message,

I've gotta chance my arm,

Scramble through the wreckage,

To keep you safe from harm,

 

I'm going to be right around your house,

I hope you're good to go,

If you're not it's going to hit me hard,

I'm going to fold up like a house of cards,

 

I'm In The Black, I'm In The Black, I'm In The Black again,

Can't go back, can't go back, can't be who I was back then,

It's only me, it's only me, it's only me outside your door,

Let me be, let me be, I'm the one your waiting for

 

8. Fight

 

Midnight, midnight,

Midnight beat the drum,

Black night, black night,

Black night, cut and run,

Slaughter, slaughter,

Slaughter, flee your bed,

Quarter, no quarter,

No quarter, don't lose your head,

 

Fighting in the west,

Fighting in the east,

Fighting like a beast,

You must stand and Fight,

 

Fight, Fight, Fight,

Fight, make it right,

Fight, Fight,

 

Fighting, fighting,

Fighting, for your life,

Riding, riding,

Riding, endless nights,

Laughing, laughing,

Laughing, to our death,

Laughing, laughing,

Laughing, to our final breath,

 

Fighting in the west,

Fighting in the east,

What a bloody mess,

You will stand and Fight,

 

Fight, Fight, Fight,

Fight, make it right,

Fight, Fight,

 

Reaver, reaver,

Reaver, riding fast,

Believer, believer,

Believer, loyal to the last,

Faithful, faithful,

Faithful, to our creed,

Soldier, till it's over,

Till it's over, everything we need,

 

Fighting to the last,

Fighting to the death,

Your last dying breath,

You must stand and Fight,

 

Fight, Fight, Fight,

Fight, make it right,

Fight, Fight,

Fight, stand and Fight,

Stand and Fight, stand and Fight,

Make it right, stand and Fight,

You must Fight, Fight,

You motherfucker

 

9. In The Year Of The Wolf

 

In The Year Of The Wolf,

all the world smelled good,

In the snow and the ice,

all the rest was blood,

In the time of the tribe,

we took a thousand lives,

When I ran with the wolves,

and the hunting was good,

 

See me now, I was another,

Not like me, when the wolves were brothers,

See me now, you cannot know,

The kind of food that me grow,

 

It was the wolf in me,

Body and soul on fire,

In the cold, full moon,

Blood, red, desire,

It was the wolf in me,

You know it felt so true,

The night I ran with the wolves,

Tonight I come for you,

 

In The Year Of The Wolf,

how could you ever know,

There in the forest,

I had teeth to show,

In a different time,

when the world was mine,

When I ran as a wolf,

and the sun burned low,

 

See me now, I was another,

Mean and vicious, fast and clever,

see me now, you would not dream,

The food I ate, the food that screamed,

 

It was the wolf in me,

And all my soul was fire,

By the cold, dull moon,

Blood, red, desire,

It was the wolf in me,

I howled the cold night through,

The year I ran as a wolf,

Tonight the food is you,

 

In The Year Of The Wolf,

all the tribe ran mad,

On the frozen lake,

and I felt so glad,

With tooth and claw,

all your blood and more,

When I ran with the wolves,

and the hunt turned bad,

 

See me now, this is not me,

Not like the one, I used to be,

See me now, you would not guess,

A different heart raving in my chest,

 

It was the wolf in me,

When the world was cold,

It was the life I lived,

In the dark world below,

It was the wolf in me,

Crying and howling too,

I was crying for the hunt,

But I was hunting for you

 

10. Keys To The Kingdom

 

Death in the stars, rain on the wind,

Came to the mission, couldn't get in,

Came out of nowhere, guess I'll go back,

All down to bad luck,

Fire in the sky, nowhere to run,

Came to the desert, burned by the sun,

Came out of somewhere, I ain't never been back,

All down to bad luck,

 

King of frustration, Vampire de Luxe,

Keys To The Kingdom, God hates your guts,

Out of the heavens a blessing might fall,

But the Keys To The Kingdom mean nothing at all,

 

Crippled by cold, blinded by fear,

Looking for God, but they said he ain't here,

Came out of nowhere, can't stand to go back,

All down to bad luck,

Carved on a stone, the world's epitaph,

Walked through te graveyard, just had to laugh,

Came out of exile, for a handful of dust,

All down to bad luck,

 

King aggrivation, Vampire de Luxe,

Congratulations, God hates your guts,

Bound for damnation, backs to the wall,

And the Keys To The Kingdom mean nothing at all,

 

High in the sky, in letters of fire,

The names of the saints, the thieves and the liars,

Came to the funeral, out of pure spite,

All down to bad luck,

The least we could do, the harder we tried,

The better we lived, the sooner we died,

Came to the goldmine, cold and alone,

All down to bad luck,

 

King of starvation, Vampire de Luxe,

Keys To The Kingdom, we hate your guts,

In the asylum, no one hears you call,

And the Keys To The Kingdom mean nothing at all,

Nothing at all

 

11. Smiling Like A Killer

 

I'm the one you never see, in the dead of night,

Peeking in your window, staying out of sight,

GO to bed, lock the door, don't look in the mirror,

What if I was right behind you,

Smiling Like A Killer,

 

I'm the knocking at your door, when you're all alone,

I'm the scratching zombie claw, in your twilight zone,

Cut your throat, catch your breath, blood run like a river,

Last thing you see before your death,

Smiling Like A Killer,

 

Killers in the house,

Killers in the yard,

Smile, smile, smile,

Killers they're so hard,

Smiling at your kids,

Smiling at your mom,

Smiling at your pets,

They know where you come from,

They know where you come from,

 

I'm the razor at your throat, in your fever dreams,

I'm the one to get your goat, nothing's what it seems,

Freeze your smile, stop your heart, creep and crawl and slither,

Come to you and make your mark,

Smiling Like A Killer,

 

Killers in your room,

Squirming in your chair,

Smile, smile, smile,

Killers they're not fair,

 

Smiling in the crowd,

Smiling all alone,

Smiling in your ear,

Call you on the phone,

Call you on the phone,

 

I'm the creepy homeless guy, hanging around your school,

I'm the one to make you gone, low and base and cruel,

In the evening we can dance, piggy in the middle,

I will show you true romance,

Smiling Like A Killer,

 

Killers in the mist,

Killers in the fog,

Smile, smile, smile,

They might eat your dog,

Smiling here and now,

Smiling all the time,

Smiling in your dreams,

A Smile just like mine,

A Smile just like mine,

A Smile just like mine

 

12. Whorehouse Blues

 

Well we came up from the gutter,

The wrong side of the tracks,

Yeah, we came up from the gutter,

Wrong side of the tracks,

You know the music brought us out, babe,

And we ain't never been back,

Cause we went city to city,

All around the world,

Yes, we went city to city,

All around the world,

You know it never looked like enough, honey,

Even after thirty years,

 

Cause we come blazing like a shooting star,

We light you up real good,

Yes, we come blazing like a shooting star,

We light you up real good,

We gonna hit you like a flash of lightning,

Just like a bad boy would,

 

You know the only thing that's missing,

Is a little mouth harp blues,

You know the only thing that's missing,

Is a little mouth harp blues,

And you know life's full of suprises,

You know we do that to,

 

You know we ain't too good looking,

But we are satisfied,

No, we ain't never been good looking,

But we are satisfied,

We shoulda opened up a little Whorehouse, honey,

Get a little booty on the side

 

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.