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Wednesday, December 30, 2015

A brief tribute to Lemmy

Lemmy Kilmister passed away a couple of days ago at the age of 70...... in case by some chance you don't know, Lemmy was the psycho-bass player for Hawkwind and the (also) psycho bass player as well as vocalist/growler/screamer for Motorhead..... now, I have previously done posts on BOTH of those great bands, I don't know what's left of them link-wise, but originally they were quite comprehensive.... I don't like to repeat stuff TOO often, so I am going to tribute Lemmy with some stuff I think you folks may like the best.

From the Hawkwind era, I give you my superb vinyl rip of the double-disc "Space Ritual Live", two incredible discs of spaced out/stoner/hard psych/spacy rock...... the version of "Brainstorm" with Lemmy's totally sick bass playing and out-there growling vocals would summarize his career if it could be done so simply........ PLEASE investigate this if you are unfamiliar..... for Lemmy?

From the Motorhead era, I'm going to play it safe, because I know Brian wants to post the legendary "No Sleep Til Hammersmith", an absolutely stunning live record that should be in every household, so, while waiting for Brian's own tribute, I think I will give you the following Motorhead discs (previously posted):

Let's go with "Motorhead: Over the Top-The Rarities", which is loaded with total metal freak outs, such as "Train Kept a Rollin" and (Don't Let Em) Grind Ya Down", wonderful and rare recording, and I'll also toss up "Tear Ya Down", another Motorhead rarities collection..... I have TONS of Motorhead, but I posted it all in the last year or two, and I know Brian is wanting to post his own tribute (including the fantastic "No Sleep", likely tomorrow), so this will give you a taste of the very best of Lemmy's fab career.

RIP Lemmy, you will be missed..... from someone whos has seen The Who, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, and basically ANYONE you can name, I will say this without hesitation..... Motorhead, without argument or discussion, was the LOUDEST..... the "best"? perhaps not...... but the "loudest?'.....without the slightest question.......and I give them full credit for that.

RIP Lemmy, as well as Hawkwind and Motorhead..... great bands, great sounds, great tunes, grat flat out loud ass rock n roll........ from this corner at least, Lemmy, you will be missed tremendously, and I suspect from many other corners as well.

Love ya Bro..... .rest in peace, we'll all be there eventually!

HAWKWIND-SPACE RITUAL LIVE D1-Earth Calling/02 Born To Go/03 Down Through the

Night/04 The Awakening/05 Lord of Light/06 Black Corridor/07 Space Is Deep/08 Electronic No. 1/09 Orgone Accumulator/10 Upside Down/11 10 Seconds of Forever/12 Brainstorm

HAWKWIND-SPACE RITUAL LIVE D2-01 7 By 7/02 Sonic Attack/03 Time We Left This World Today/04 Master of the Universe/05 Welcome to the Future/06 Welcome to the Future/07 Orgone Accumulator (alternate nights performance)/08 Time We Left This World Today (alternate night's performance)/09 You Shouldnt Do That (alternate nights performance)

MOTORHEAD-OVER THE TOP (RARITIES)-01 Tear Ya Down (Instrumental)/02 Louie Louie
(Alternate)/03 Over the Top/04 Please Don't Touch (Motorheadschool)/05 Emergency (Motorheadschool)/06 Over the Top (Alternate Version)/07 Capricorn (Alternate Version)/08 Train Kept-a Rollin'/09 (Don't Let Em) Grind Ya Down (Alternate Version)/10 Lemmy Goes to the Pub (Alternate Version of Heart of Stone)/11 Same Old Song, I'm Gone (Alternate Version of Remember Me, I'm Gone)/12 (Don't Need) Religion

MOTORHEAD-TEAR YA DOWN-THE RARITIES DISC 1-01 Hump On Your Back/02 Shoot You In the Back/03 Dirty Love/04 Dirty Love (Full Version)/05 Love Me Like a Reptile/06 Fast and Loose/07 Waltz of the Vampire/08 Ace of Spades (rare version)/09 Bastard/10 Godzilla Akimbo/11 (We Are) The Road Crew

MOTORHEAD-TEAR YA DOWN-THE RARITIES DISC 2-01 Like a Nightmare/02 Treat Me Nice/03 Dirty Love/04 Dirty Love (Full Version)/05 You Ain't Gonna Live Forever/06 The Hammer/07 Bomber/08 Love Me Like a Reptile/09 Fun on the Farm/10 Tear Ya Down/11 Fire Fire/12 Louie Louie/13 Jailbait/14 Step Down






  5. Way back when I bought both Space Ritual and No Sleep Til Hammersmith solely on the basis of the covers, and I think it's safe to say that they were both life-changing experiences! Fair to say that Lemmy was a force of nature the likes of which we won't see again.

  6. Way back when I bought both Space Ritual and No Sleep Til Hammersmith solely on the basis of the covers, and I think it's safe to say that they were both life-changing experiences! Fair to say that Lemmy was a force of nature the likes of which we won't see again.

  7. Thanks for the rarities, was lucky enough to see Motorhead 30 plus times between 78 - 82, tied in with when I first got into bikes and I spent half my time riding round the south of England following the band. Motorhead played my local collage just before the Motorhead LP was released and I was hooked, they just levelled the place, no one played harder or faster. They were more a hard rock band rather than metal at that time but rocked like a bastard, good name for a band that :-) . Best gig was the Lyceum in 79 with Girlschool, thinking about it all the gigs with Girlschool were great, Sad the great man has gone, always a gent and if you could catch him before he hit the slots always had time for a chat RIP Lemmy one of a kind !

  8. I've probably stated it elsewhere on the blog, but if not: I saw Motorhead live once. They were the loudest. It is no contest. I saw the who, led zeppelin, iron maiden, black Sabbath and nearly anyone else you could name.Added together, they'd be about as loud as motorhead. It is simply impossible to explain just how fucking LOUD they were......just unbelievable.