Tombs' Drew Murphy: My Favorite Motörhead Song | Revolver

Tombs' Drew Murphy: My Favorite Motörhead Song

"For a fun rock & roll song, this thing really punches above its weight class"
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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 left the world with so much great music that continue to inspire generations of heavy-music fans — including Drew Murphy of Tombs and Hammer Fight. Below, the bassist — who also happens to be in the Motörhead tribute band Enginehead — sounds off on his favorite song by Lemmy and Co.

"I'm So Bad (Baby I Don't Care)"

Picking just one Motörhead song to talk about is a monumentally difficult task, so I'll just go with the one currently playing in my head. Track two from their 1991 album, 1916, "I'm So Bad (Baby I Don't Care)." This song's got it all. It rocks, it boogies, it's got parentheses in the title, one of the most superbly exquisite music videos you could ask for, and the lyrics. For a fun rock & roll song this thing really punches above its weight class in the lyrics department. There's so many good lines packed into these three minutes that I recommend starting a Motörhead cover band just for an excuse to sing them in public. That's what I did. "Kill the lights, it's lampshade time"? You're god damn right it is. All hail the one true king of rock & roll!