Saturday, November 15, 2008

Qu : How do you spell tinnitus?

Ans : ♪-♪-♪-♪-♪-♪-♪-♪-♪-♪-♪-♪-♪-♪-♪-♪.....

I'm just back from my early birthday present from a mate - [a ticket for] Motörhead at Manchester Apollo. Danko Jones were supporting: BONUS! And they were no letdown, though I'm now convinced their eponymous frontman is completely bonkers ... (particularly during his Pearl-Jam-"Jeremy"-style rant in Mountain ... see for yourself), . So there's no point me listening to Blimpcast4 or any music now whilst I chill out before bed, as I can't hear a soddin' thing over the deaf&numb-ness in my lugholes.

But back at the gig, and in amongst the old faves - Killed By Death, Overkill, Iron Fist, Stay Clean, Ace Of Spades, Over The Top - we got a reminder that, in Lemmy's own words: "Life is full of surprises". The first tonight was a passable cover of Rosalie dedicated to Phil Lynott, and as for the second . . . well if you thought Motörhead were one-dimensionally about high-speed, high-volume rock&roll, watch this -



and listen to these -

Motörhead - God Was Never On Your Side
Motörhead - Don't Let Daddy Kiss Me

And extra bonus points for anyone who can identify the target of Lemmy's vitriol in both of those two songs.

Goodnight all. I'm busy all weekend and working away from my internet connection all next week, so with the possible exception of drinks with fourfoot and Abahachi, won't see any of you for a bit.

8 comments:

Shoegazer said...

Always thought #2 was about Lemmy's Dad, was he also a priest?

tincanman said...

Tinnitus is what Mrs Tin gets when I start babbling on about who said what in RR this week.

DarceysDad said...

Double bonus points to Shoegazer. Yep, Lemmy's rant at organized religion is as personal at his father as it is global at the TV evangelist money-grabbers.

sourpus said...

The second target was Dylan surely?

DarceysDad said...

@ sourpus: wha'? Tell me more, my friend, I'm intrigued.

Abahachi said...

Is the YouTube clip from the concert? Blimey, Lemmy looks in better shape than when I last saw him in concert, a good fifteen years or more ago...

DarceysDad said...

That clip is four years old, but Lemmy looked just the same last night. Truth be told, apart from the stage lights betraying a just slightly thinning crown when he had his back to us, I can't tell much difference between the 2008 version and the first time I saw him: 1979 !!

btw Abahachi, check your email.

alimunday said...

Ahhh, Motorhead ... my (only) claim to fame is that I gave Lemmy change for the fag machine in Tiffanys circa 1978 ...