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Message started by Five Fingers on Aug 13th, 2003, 12:21pm

Title: Hall of Fame: Lemmy Kilmister
Post by Five Fingers on Aug 13th, 2003, 12:21pm

Lemmy - born Ian Fraser Kilmister in Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent, on Christmas Eve, 1945 was the son of a RAF pastor, at the age of four, he had 10 teeth removed without anaesthetic and the young Kilmister quickly became aware that he preferred his own company to most other kids he knew. After his parents divorced, Lemmy pronounced his father to be "The most grovelling piece of scum on this earth, a weasel of a man with glasses and a bald spot." When, in 1983, asked who his first crush was, he said, "Champion The Wonderhorse."

After a brief sojourn in Manchester in the mid-60s as the clean-cut guitarist in the Rockin' Vickers, he relocated to London where he landed a gig as a roadie for Jimi Hendrix. He shared a flat with Noel Redding, forged an association with the London chapter of the Hell's Angels and remembers those days chiefly for the acid he regularly supplied to Jimi. "He'd send me out to score 10 trips. He'd take six, and I'd keep four."

Lemmy (a nickname he'd picked up because of his penchant for asking any and everyone: "Lemme a fiver") had been sacked from the band Hawkwind after being detained at the Canadian/US border during a tour. The authorities had found a stash of white powder on him which they thought was cocaine (illegal in Canada) but which turned out to be amphetamine sulphate (bizarrely, still regarded then under Canadian law as a 'pure food').

By the time he'd caught up with Hawkwind at the next gig in Toronto, however, he discovered he'd been "voted out of the band." After being fired, Lemmy Kilmister decided to form a band called Bastard. When his manager informs him that a band by that name will never get a slot on "Top of the Pops," he changes it to Motörhead.

"You hear a lot of good things and a lot of bad things about Lemmy, and most of them are true," said fellow band member Taylor at the time. "He is a c**t, he is a bastard, he does knock other people's chicks off. But he's also incredibly funny. Every time you go out with him it's a memorable experience."

In late '79, Motörhead made London's Evening News for "clocking in a staggering 119 decibels at a recent concert". An unrepentant "band leader Lemmie" (sic) retorted: "The kids may be injuring themselves, but how could we stop them from pressing their heads against the speakers? They keep on shouting to turn it up." The Daily Mirror then joined in, declaring: "Their music is so loud it's like your brains being forced down your nose."

Famous for their gambling anthem Ace of Spades, Lemmy said: 'It's a jolly opus which we did 'cos of me 'n Eddie playing Poker Dice all the time in a van at 100 miles an hour all over Europe. Eddie usually won!'

When asked about receiving a blowjob under a table in a wigan casino Lemmy replied: 'True - ahhhh, misspent youth...'

Tips for people who think they can drink Lemmy under the table:

'The first thing they should do is pray. I dont even know anybody who can outdrink me.'



If you like to gamble, I tell you I'm your man
You win some, lose some, it's all the same to me
The pleasure is to play, it makes no difference what you say
I don't share your greed
The only card I need is
The Ace of Spades
The Ace of Spades

Playing for the high one, dicing with the devil
Going with the flow, it's all a game to me
Seven or eleven, snake eyes watchin' you
Double up or quit, double stakes or split
The Ace of Spades
The Ace of Spades

You know I'm born to lose, and gambling's for fools
But that's the way I like it baby, I don't wanna live forever
And don't forget the Joker

Pushing up the ante, I know you wanna see me
Read'em and weep, the dead man's hand again
I see it in your eyes, take one look and die
The only thing you see, You know it's gonna be
The Ace of Spades
The Ace of Spades

Title: Hall of Fame: Lemmy Kilmister
Post by Five Fingers on Aug 14th, 2003, 7:21am

I have left out the murder at Lemmys flat... he wasnt involved but i thought it worth mentioning!

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