A Halloween Grimoire – Motörhead – Hellraiser

OK, it’s not the most grisly, or gruesome, or horrific video we could have chosen for this little featurette – but so what? Motörhead? Hellraiser? Lemmy playing poker against Pinhead? That’s fucking rock ‘n’ roll. And as Hellraiser is one of the greatest horror franchises of all time, it’s more than worthy of a place in We Must Obey’s Halloween Grimoire.

Originally this kick ass song was written in collaboration between Lemmy, Ozzy Osbourne and Zakk Wylde for Ozzy’s ‘No More Tears‘ album in 1991, but Motörhead recorded their version for their album ‘March or Die‘, and it appeared on the soundtrack of Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth. Fair enough, it doesn’t beat their true classic material, and it has a distinct major label feel about it (they were on Epic Records at the time) that just doesn’t quite feel like Motörhead. But then again, Lemmy playing poker against Pinhead!

Peter Clegg

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