“My dream was to get to know Motörhead, my worst nightmare was to follow them…”
For almost three years, Pep Bonet followed the band Motörhead. His experience became a unique visual record that captures the soul of one of the best rock and roll bands in the world and includes an impressive collection of rare photographs.
Motörhead is a long-lived and iconic heavy metal band from England formed in 1975. They are widely recognized as progenitors of thrash metal, a fusion of heavy metal and what was soon to become hardcore punk. Consequently they influenced countless rock, punk-rock, and heavy metal bands. The current band members are: Lemmy Kilmister- Bass and vocals, Phil Campbell- Lead guitar and Backup vocals and Mikkey Dee at the Drums.
“When I first saw a selection of Pep’s work with Mötorhead, I realized that every instinct I’d felt had been vindicated. He’d captured the energy, the intensity, the stature and the reverence of the band. He’d found them at their loudest and quietest, funniest and most serious. He’d done what great photographers do and he’d framed Mötorhead, this vitally important, iconic steam train of hard rock ’n’ roll history, this gloriously timeless bastard of a band, as the legends they are. It was the sort of uniquely photo-journalistic-cum-artist portfolio I’d always felt the band deserved, yet always feared they’d never get.”