Great poll! Got me thinking did this one. You swine Toast, only allowing 3 choices! ;} I agree that Orgasmatron, both the album and song, is superlative as the delivery is both memorable and unremitting... I know what my claw is for! Mean Machine is the track that makes you sit up and wonder when there's gonna be a let up in his foul intentions, particularly when it followed the renewed vigour of Nothin' up My Sleeve.
I nearly went for APD as well as there are some great vocal sounds on Back At the Funny Farm, One Track Mind (which I love for some strange reason, probably the groove though) and let's not forget Die You Bastard.
However, my other votes went for Iron Fist and Bomber. IF first... The title track just jigs along like a bastard the way he sings it. Proof positive in that it was a feature of the set for a long time. Loser has got to be one of THE classic Lemmy vocal performances, just so much blues and passion in that one. Don't Let 'Em Grind Ya Down is superb for its defiant tone. His attitude in that song gave me the mental strength to sock the school bully in the mouth. If a vocal performance can do that, then it must be powerful, right? America just has a lust for life about it too. I remember back in '82 having a wtf moment when I first heard I'm The Doctor. I remember one reviewer comparing Lem's vocal performance to Alice Cooper, and while it was certainly different, it was rather different to him, with a kind of other-worldliness. Still, intriguing nonetheless.
Bomber is a wonderful number one for me. Yes, Overkill probably pips it musically but for vocal performance, sheer gusto and whoops, Bomber is the one for me. So happy that they put it back in the set as an opener, shows the impact it still has. Not only does it sound fresh, just try and duplicate his speed of delivery without becoming breathless. You can't, can you?! Poison is a firkin great track too, Never has a denunciation of a father sounded quite as vicious and believable. Sharpshooter, Lawman, Sweet Revenge, each one a unique delivery, rubbishing the notion that non-believers have that Lem always sounds the same. The Golden Years EP on the album repackaging also sneaks it as I love the delivery on Leavin' Here, as rock'n'roll and soul-driven as you like, followed by 3 more superb growls into your cerebellum.
Yeah sure, there are so many more I could have chosen and it's no contest that Lemmy sounds better on Whiplash than James Hetfield ever could imho, Kingdom of The Worm vocally puts the hairs up on the back of the neck as does Hoochie Coochie Man, but if you are only gonna give us a shot at 3 albums, what has a guy got to do?!