Lemmy Kilmister, RIP


Six years ago. Sixty-four fucking years old, and still at the very height of his powers:

And in 2010:

\m/ \m/


That was my introduction to them. Before early 1986, I’d heard of them, but hadn’t heard them.

I was never a huge fan of Motorhead and yet, somehow, Lemmy’s death makes me more sad than when William Burroughs or Lou Reed died.

(Though FWIW, I think Overkill was their best recording)

P.S. The closest I got to seeing Motorhead was merely twice-removed and/or half-assed, when I saw Fastway open for Billy Squier in 1984 (it was only later that I learned of Fast Eddie’s involvement in Motorhead)


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