Born to Raise Hell

Motörhead

About Born to Raise Hell

"Born to Raise Hell" is a song by the British heavy metal band Motörhead. Originally written by Lemmy for the German band Skew Siskin, it plays over the opening credits of the 1994 film Airheads in which Lemmy makes a cameo appearance. The song was released as a single in November 1994, featuring Lemmy, Ice-T and Ugly Kid Joe lead singer Whitfield Crane. The single features a radio edit, the original Bastards album version and the Dust Brothers Live and Funky Mix. A special 12" vinyl picture disc pressing was made, using the same picture as the CD single release. This version was recorded in addition to the previous recordings of "Hellraiser" and "Hell on Earth", as a last minute job to play over the end credits of the Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth film, although it didn't appear on the film's original soundtrack album. At 2016's Bloodstock Open Air Festival, Phil Campbell & The Bastard Sons (formerly The Phil Campbell All Starr Band) covered the track with guest vocals from Twisted Sister's Dee Snider as a tribute to Lemmy. 


Year:
1993
4:58
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Listen up here, I'll make it quite clear
I'm gonna put some boogie in your ear
Shake and bop, don't you stop
Dance like a maniac until you drop

I don't mind, I don't mind
I can run a razor right up your spine
What are you waiting for?
What do you think you were created for?

Show us, you care, show us you dare
You don't know what happened if you weren't there

Born to raise hell, born to raise hell
We know how to do it and we do it real well
Born to raise hell, born to raise hell
Voodoo medicine, cast my spell
Born to raise hell, born to raise hell
Play that guitar just like ringin' a bell

Take it or leave it

Going for broke, rock 'til you choke
It don't matter if you drink or smoke
Speak through the beat, get up on your feet
Sweating like a hound dog, white as a sheet

Don't you be scared, don't you be scared
Everybody terrified, it don't seem fair
What are you waiting for?
What do you think you were creating for

Out of your seat, blind in the heat
Do the nasty boogie mama, stomp your feet

Born to raise hell, born to raise hell
We know how to do it and we do it real well
Born to raise hell, born to raise hell
Go back to zero, take a pill and get well
Born to raise hell, born to raise hell
Be a good soldier and die where you fell

Born to raise hell, born to raise hell
We know how to do it and we do it real well
Born to raise hell, born to raise hell
Go on out and boogie 'cause you never can tell

Born to raise hell, born to raise hell
Be a good soldier and die where you fell
Born to raise hell, born to raise hell
We know how to do it and we do it real well

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Motörhead

Motörhead ( /ˈmoʊtərhɛd/) are an English heavy metal band formed in 1975 by bassist, singer and songwriter Ian Fraser Kilmister, professionally known by his stage name Lemmy, who has remained the sole constant member. The band are often considered a precursor to or one of the earliest members of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal, which re-energised heavy metal in the late 1970s and early 1980s. To date, Motörhead have released twenty studio albums, seven live recordings, five compilation albums and five EPs. Usually a power trio, they had particular success in the early 1980s with several successful singles in the UK Top 40 chart. The albums Overkill, Bomber, Ace of Spades, and particularly No Sleep 'til Hammersmith, cemented Motörhead's reputation as one o… more »

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Written by: IAN FRASER KILMISTER

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10 facts about this song

Band History
"Born to Raise Hell" is a song by the English rock band Motörhead. The band was known for their aggressive sound which was a unique blend of heavy metal, punk, and hard rock music.
Signature Song
"Born to Raise Hell" is considered one of the most famous and important songs by Motörhead. The song is frequently associated with the band's signature style.
Album Release
The song was originally released on 16th January 1994 as part of their EP, titled "Airheads".
Collaboration
The song features a collaboration with the band Ice-T and Whitfield Crane. Ice-T is an American rapper and actor, while Whitfield Crane is best known as the lead vocalist of rock band Ugly Kid Joe.
Lyrics
The lyrics of "Born to Raise Hell" epitomize the rough-and-tumble spirit of Motörhead, with references to hard living, partying, and a rebellious attitude.
Soundtrack Appearance
The song became popular as it was featured in the soundtrack of the 1994 movie "Airheads", which starred Brendan Fraser, Steve Buscemi, and Adam Sandler.
Music Video
A music video was made for the song featuring the band performing, it was also interspersed with scenes from the movie "Airheads".
Songwriting
"Born to Raise Hell" was written by the band's frontman, Lemmy. Lemmy was known for his gravelly voice and distinctive songwriting style.
Live Performances
"Born to Raise Hell" has been a standard part of Motörhead's concert setlists, often being played towards the end of their shows.
Tribute
After the passing of Lemmy Kilmister in 2015, several bands have covered the song as a tribute to the legendary musician. It symbolizes Lemmy's lasting impact on rock music.

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