Lemmy MovieGreg Olliver & Wes Orshoski : Lemmy -2dvd- (UK/US,2010)****+*°°
49% Motherf**ker. 51% Son of a Bitch
This documentary, which nowadays is already considered to be THE (long overdue) documentary, follows Lemmy during a tour, backstage, home and while shopping or in his favourite bar in LA (where he currently resides).
In the middle of the movie it shows a bit of history (from most former bands, especially with more information about the Mocking Vickers, about Hawkwind and how his cooperation there ended abruptly, and of course a bit about Motörhead). As it often happens in music documentaries, it also made a collage of what people say about Lemmy, which is nothing but good (-not that it would matter if anyone would have to say anything negative at all-). What I personally admire about Lemmy is the no-bullshit attitude, the straight-forwardness and the direct honesty, and that in all this he is able to see what really is going on in others and what is needed around, like a caring person with a good heart and that he is able to express every essence he realises with full power and with the Kundalini of life. From all heavy music, I personally don’t consider Motörhead as being heavy metal except when all other heavy metal isn’t. One could place it on its o. Motorhead is loved by punks and rockers alike. At a certain stage in my own lifetime, when I tried to get rid of some hard rock in my collection, I could and would never do that with the Motörhead’s LP’s, ever.
The bit of humour on the road makes the experience of the documentary complete. We are able to witness a well-fit Metallica performance with Lemmy on stage, and a few good live moments luckily were kept too. It was a 2 hours worth watching, might even be worth it to show it to some pussy’s, because you get the time for it to get used to something that is a bit louder via many more facts that surround the experience before being givenof to it, especially near the end.
From the 200 minutes of bonus material on DVD I also enjoyed the live in Berlin show from around this time that was included. I didn’t realise how much the current band still is able to get a powerful impression towards us.
Personal favourite albums : Overkill (1979)***** followed by Ace Of Spades (1980)***** and Another Perfect Day (1983)***** followed by Bomber, Motorhead,..
I know I must still better check Motörhead’s later releases. There might be more rock’n roll involved and less of life messages, but how can I know for sure? Songs can be made to power or to something powerful in various ways.
Lemmy played with Sam Gopal & Hawkwind before. Sam Gopal review here