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Bewitcher's Mateo Von Bewitcher: My Favorite Motörhead Song

"It's dirty, snarling, fuckin' rock & roll, baby!"
 bewitcher mateo von bewitcher by tim keenan burgess, Tim Keenan Burgess
Mateo Von Bewitcher (right) and Bewitcher
photograph by Tim Keenan Burgess

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Motörhead occupy rarefied air in the heavy-music world. Led by the inimitable Lemmy Kilmister, they emerged out of London's early Seventies heavy-psych, space-rock scene (epitomized by Lem's acid-drenched previous band Hawkwind) and quickly secured their mythical reputation as speed-fueled, road-worn rock & roll icons thanks to their tireless touring and god-tier songs like "Ace of Spades," "Overkill" and more.

Motörhead's uncompromising outlaw spirit and singular hard-hitting sound appealed to punks, NWOBHM fanatics, thrash kids and beyond — and many of these fans would go on to become rock stars themselves, including the Metallica guys, Max Cavalera, Lzzy Hale and Dave Grohl to name just a few. For 40 years, from their 1975 formation and 1977 self-titled debut to 2015's swansong Bad Magic, Lemmy led his band through all types of ups and downs … but Motörhead never let up, until the day Lemmy passed away on December 28th, 2015 (only weeks after he performed his final live show).

Motörhead left the world with so many great songs that continue to inspire generations of heavy-music fans — including Mateo Von Bewitcher of Portland, Oregon blackened speed–meets–trad metal crew Bewitcher. Below, the guitarist-singer sounds off on his favorite Motörhead song.

"The Chase Is Better Than the Catch"

Some people might struggle with the task of choosing just one Motörhead song as their favorite. For me, the answer is pretty easy; it's "The Chase Is Better Than the Catch" from the bulletproof classic Ace of Spades record. While it may not have quite the velocity of some other tracks, it more than makes up for it in sleaze, swagger and stone-cold attitude. It's dirty, snarling and the title really says it all. It's fuckin' rock & roll, baby!