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ZoDiAC_
Jun 23, 2003




If you like to gamble, I tell you I'm your man,
You win some, lose some, all the same to me




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yI9gTHdCZ9U

Let us remember Lemmy.

He beat the devil enough times. He only died to show us what's worth living for.

Rock out tonight for Lemmy.

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2015/dec/29/lemmy-obituary-alexis-petridis-motorhead

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9fZRcqZWoE

quote:

Like his previous employers Hawkwind, Motörhead were a product of the crumbling squat scene around London’s Ladbroke Grove, but their music spoke of a different era. Hawkwind’s music was heavy, but they still had a distinct whiff of acid-fuelled late 60s idealism about them. After his departure from the band, Lemmy clearly realised that times had changed, that what remained of the flower power dream had irrevocably curdled, that it was time to dispense with the LSD-inspired imagery, the penchant for cosmic-journey improvisation and the last vestiges of countercultural utopianism: his new band initially intended to ply their trade under the name Bastard. You can hear him casting about for a musical direction on their debut album On Parole – recorded in 1975 but not released until their former record label attempted to cash in on their early 80s fame – trying out a variety of back-to-basics styles, including tough pub rock and stuff that, if you didn’t know it was Motörhead, you might take for a lost 1977 punk band. The sound that stuck was a track on their eponymous theme song, previously a Hawkwind B-side. Hard, fast and brutally effective, it was shot through with both a dry wit – the experience of taking amphetamine is “going up like prices at Christmas” – and grim realism, enthusiastically advocating drugs not as a tool to expand your mind, but as “mental anaesthesia”. Initially greeted with such diffidence and bafflement that Motörhead considered splitting up, it proved both timely and prescient, as powerful a reflection of mid-70s Britain as Anarchy in the UK or White Riot.

The most revered Motörhead lineup – Lemmy, Phil “Philthy Animal” Taylor and “Fast” Eddie Clarke – honed the sound over their next four albums. They reached a kind of perfection on 1980’s Ace of Spades and the following year’s astonishing live album No Sleep ’Til Hammersmith. It was to prove both a hugely influential pinnacle and a problem. Like the Ramones, Motörhead successfully tapped into something primal and fundamental: their sound was undeniably potent, but it somehow resisted development. That didn’t stop Lemmy trying – over the decades, Motörhead variously released ballads, acoustic tracks and made a doomed attempt to commercialise their sound on 1992’s March or Die. But as the years went on, his interviews were marked with an increasing bitterness about audiences’ predilection for the old stuff, about the fact that, despite the fact that Motörhead’s latter-day catalogue was peppered with fantastic songs – anyone wondering whether the passing of time and a variety of line-up changes had dimmed the band’s power is directed to Walk a Crooked Mile, the opening track of 2002’s Hammered – he had increasingly become far more famous than the music he made: people seemed more interested in reading his interviews, always a reliable source of gruff wisdom, riotously entertaining anecdotes and eye-popping details of his bottle-of-bourbon-a day-diet, than buying his records: “Since everyone thought [Ace of Spades] was so great, how come they didn’t buy our later albums? That’s what puzzles me, because it doesn’t work like that for everybody else … I’m sure we’re going to be like Van Gogh, who couldn’t sell a painting while he was alive.”

ZoDiAC_ fucked around with this message at 21:30 on Dec 29, 2015

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dis astranagant
Dec 14, 2006



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jFC1IdShdo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dv18Qz0-itU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-7fk6ijHp8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VdegjWkZW4Q
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oX3oCvWaEwQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xJ-01363i0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4hNQxMqZLbM

ZoDiAC_
Jun 23, 2003



BEHOLD THE KING!
THE KING OF KINGS.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fH2mf_DFxeM

Takes No Damage
Nov 20, 2004

The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far.
:cthulhu:



Grimey Drawer

Anyone needs a crash course in this badass motherfucker should pick up the Stone Deaf Forever! box set, pretty much a best of 1975-2002 plus b-sides.

START AT THE BEGINNING

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUYOjLRY_Z8

AND THEN

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xi6fHnq8joE

ALSO (topical :( )

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ngDWnP2akE

FINALLY

I am the one, orgasmatron the outstretched grasping hand
My image is of agony, my servants rape the land
Obsequious and arrogant, clandestine and vain
Two thousand years of misery of torture in my name
Hypocrisy made paramount, paranoia the law
My name is called religion, sadistic, sacred whore

I twist the truth, I rule the world, my crown is called deceit
I am the emperor of lies, you grovel at my feet
I rob you and I slaughter you, your downfall is my gain
And still you play the sycophant and revel in my pain
And all my promises are lies, all my love is hate
I am the politician and I decide your fate

I march before a martyred world, an army for the fight
I speak of great heroic days, of victory and might
I hold a banner drenched in blood, I urge you to be brave
I lead you to your destiny, I lead you to your grave
Your bones will build my palace, your eyes will stud my crown
For I am Mars, the God of war and I will cut you down

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5qym7ER274

battlepigeon
Aug 3, 2008



Probably the only band in my lifetime that i could always rely on.


RIP you magnificent titan of rock & roll!

Black Sabas
Apr 29, 2015



knows the law, knows how to die...RIP

Morbid Florist
Oct 21, 2002

and most importantly, I am free in all the ways that you are not.

Half a dozen posts in 3 hours. It reaffirms my belief that the world is irreparably less cool now that the man has left us

This is the only recorded live show I'm aware of where they play Motorhead. First song, first album, and he stuck to his story ever since

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GeXGW1yXgDg


I bought this three weeks ago. I don't care how many jacket sleeves I gently caress up wearing it.

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El Gallinero Gros
Mar 17, 2010


Lemmy accomplished what Mick and Keith haven't: He aged but didn't lose his edge. And yet, at the same time, never felt the need to poo poo on his younger peers (in many cases, embraced them) like Richards frequently does, and unlike Jagger, kept writing cool songs.

Morbid Florist
Oct 21, 2002

and most importantly, I am free in all the ways that you are not.

in his late 60s he played harder than everyone half his age

Vintersorg
Mar 3, 2004

PRESIDENT OF THE OFFICIAL BRENDAN FRASER FAN CLUB





Iron Fist is one of the most perfect albums ever made. What a loving loss. Seeing tributes / words from so many different bands on Facebook. The man was respected by just about every single person.

A human heart
Oct 10, 2012



Morbid Florist posted:

First song, first album

It's actually older than that https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4vQ-eYgIy0

El Gallinero Gros
Mar 17, 2010


Incidentally, if you haven't seen the documentary about Lemmy, get on that poo poo, it's good watchin'. Although I could have done without knowing that him and his son swapped girlfriends once...

brucio
Nov 22, 2004


I find the bit with Billy Bob Thorton to be painfully awkward, like he's trying to be cool by association.

Scott Ian's shorts story is the highlight.

Nicomo
Jan 22, 2015


"In the end, you're on your own and there is no one who can stop you being alone" - great words to live by. RIP

One of the most influential bands ever on the rock/metal scene. Thrash wouldn't exist otherwise!

XIII
Feb 11, 2009




My friend (a super cute, 5'2", 98lb blonde) was Lemmy for Halloween this year. It was great to see all the other girls, dressed in their "sexy" nurse/teacher/whatever costumes scowling at her. To make it even better, we saw Gwar play that night, so we were covered in fake blood by the time we hit the bars. It made me sad how many people had no clue who she was supposed to be, but the ones who got it loving loved it.

ZoDiAC_
Jun 23, 2003



Motorhead is over but it might be the right call. They will leave a legacy now.

Takes No Damage
Nov 20, 2004

The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far.
:cthulhu:



Grimey Drawer

Their set at Wacken Open Air in '06 is a pretty good show, great sound quality for a live set.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jk886pOS4Mo
At least skip up to 1:08:00 for a crushing run through of Overkill. Three guitar solos and two false endings? Yes please.

I've been pulling up a bunch of random Motorhead vids on Youtube and so far every single one has had recent posts RIP-ing Lemmy :3:

Fermented Piss
May 17, 2012


ZoDiAC_ posted:

Motorhead is over but it might be the right call. They will leave a legacy now.

Lemmy was Motorhead. There's no way they could continue. They had a legacy and will continue to do so.

spamman
Jul 10, 2002

Chin up Tiger, There is always next season...

Influential as all hell. I love this song off one of the later albums.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zuB2smvcCRg

ZoDiAC_
Jun 23, 2003



TIME TO PLAY THE GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMUH

HJB
Feb 16, 2011

:swoon: I can't get enough of are Dan :swoon:


Lemmy will be headlining the most badass NYE party in hell, which I don't believe in because I am an atheist.

BigFactory
Sep 17, 2002



I saw Motörhead when I was like 14 or 15. It was a ticketed thing but they didn't sell many tickets so they just made it GA. So they were playing in the daytime to 3 or 400 people in a little pit of a shed that holds like 12,000, and they were loving pros about it. Put on a great show, the loudest thing I had heard or have since, like make you sick to your stomach loud, just loving cool. Dude's a legend.

Vulture Culture
Jul 14, 2003

I was never enjoying it. I only eat it for the nutrients.


HJB posted:

Lemmy will be headlining the most badass NYE party in hell, which I don't believe in because I am an atheist.
[extremely HJB voice] because I am an atheist

Morbid Florist
Oct 21, 2002

and most importantly, I am free in all the ways that you are not.

I hope he gets buried in LA. I have no desire to go back to that loving city but if he's there with a headstone, a picture of me there would be worth the trip.

I'm sad I'll never get to shout "AND WE PLAY ROCK AND ROLL" when they came on stage, again.

PinkoBastard
Oct 2, 2010


Saw a great local band play a Motörhead mini-set last night. Tried to see Motörhead twice and they cancelled both shows. Still, they were the loving best. RIP Lemmy.

Nobody Interesting
Mar 29, 2013

One way, dead end... Street signs are such fitting metaphors for the human condition.




Been away from the internet and more importantly my speakers over New Years. I got into Motorhead kinda late. Caught them in November '14, didn't register that Lemmy was ill - just that he was old. The motherfucker pretty much didn't move all show. I was still looking forward to catching him in January. Made plans with a few friends, was gonna get the tickets when I got back from my trip...

I think https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYYAB6cCy1M this might be my favourite Motorhead track. My dream was to see it played live. I'm not sure it ever did. Anyone know if there's footage or a recording of it anywhere?

ZoDiAC_
Jun 23, 2003



Lemmy: Fans call for periodic table element to be named after Motörhead frontman

It's a heavy metal, obviously! Support the loving petition!

https://www.change.org/p/support-lemmy-tribute-name-newly-discovered-heavy-metal-lemmium

quote:

A petition has been launched to name an element in the periodic table ‘Lemmium’ in honour of Lemmy, the Motörhead frontman who died last week.

Specifically, ‘Lemmium’ would be the chemical name for one of the four new heavy metal elements which were discovered recently.

Lemmy, whose real name is Ian Fraser Kilmister, died on December 28 aged 70, two days after he was diagnosed with cancer.

The petition on change.org has so far amassed over 13,000 signatures, the page pays tribute to Lemmy as “a force of nature and the very essence of heavy metal”.

bare bottom pancakes
Sep 3, 2015

Production: Complete



Signed, looks like it's getting close too.

MrBling
Aug 21, 2003

Oozing machismo

Just a reminder, the memorial service this saturday is being streamed on the official motorhead youtube channel.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSAXVdIj6jY

XIII
Feb 11, 2009




MrBling posted:

Just a reminder, the memorial service this saturday is being streamed on the official motorhead youtube channel.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSAXVdIj6jY

A local metal themed brewery is streaming the memorial, so that's where I'll be this Saturday. Probably start drinking early, because I feel it's what Lemmy would have wanted.

mobby_6kl
Aug 9, 2009



Looks like this poo poo will be starting shortly. I checked a couple of pubs and none seemed to mention this, so watching it at home. At least I have beer.

:siren: It's on :siren:

mobby_6kl fucked around with this message at 23:03 on Jan 9, 2016

Henchman of Santa
Aug 21, 2010


Loving the Marshall stack behind the podium

mobby_6kl
Aug 9, 2009



The iron cross flowers are a nice touch too.

I saw Scott Ian in the crow, was the other bald dude in front of him Rob Halford?

achillesforever6
Apr 23, 2012

psst you wanna do a communism?


Probably, HHH is in the front row

Laserface
Dec 24, 2004



Scott Ian has made a successful career out of talking about other musicians far better than him in their documentaries.

Henchman of Santa
Aug 21, 2010


What German band are these guys from?

XIII
Feb 11, 2009




I'm in a bar full of metalheads and you can some of them are trying not to tear up.

Ninja edit: I'm one of them

mobby_6kl
Aug 9, 2009



achillesforever6 posted:

Probably, HHH is in the front row
So that was some other bald guy with a goatee and glasses.

Laserface posted:

Scott Ian has made a successful career out of talking about other musicians far better than him in their documentaries.
Maybe he'll tell the shorts story?

Laserface
Dec 24, 2004



Someone beat him to it. Scotts probably freaking the gently caress out about what he's gonna say now.

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mobby_6kl
Aug 9, 2009



There we go, I guess he had a backup :)

Too bad James couldn't make it, and Lars looks like a hobo.

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