Their new album's rubbish AND they cut their hair. Not, their new album's rubbish BECAUSE they cut their hair.
"Whatever fires you up is good."
- Jesus Lemmy
Also, Lemmy equating not getting trashed before a show to being in Auschwitz.
"Don't you drink at all before you go on stage?"
No, you misunderstood me. The comma was in there for a reason, to indicate that "Jesus" was being used as an interjection, rather than as a proper name. Also, you're distorting what Mr Kilmister said. He did not equate "not getting trashed" to being in Auschwitz - he equated the backstage experience of (then) modern rock concerts to being in Auschwitz, and used the lack of getting trashed as a single illustrative example in support of his claim. In other words, his argument was not simply that no booze = Auschwitz (which would have been silly), but rather that no booze was a fact of life in Auschwitz, and one potential parallel out of many that he might draw.
And it was a fair point! Prisoners in Auschwitz were not allowed to drink alcohol, were they?
What I'd like to hear is the way he responded to Metallica only a few years later, during the Some Kind of Monster Era. I get why he'd try to whitewash (what given the context I guess is) Load-era Metallica, but Lemmy has really painted himself into a corner here. Between his friendship with Metallica and his friendship with partying, I strongly suspect that partying would win, and I'd hope Mr Lemmy would have the personal integrity to admit this in front of the lapdog rock press.
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Perhaps you meant that both Jesus and Lemmy said the same thing about Metallica's new album.
It's not apostasy. It can't be apostasy, because I never accepted Lemmy as my Lord and Savior, and I certainly never believed in in His inerrancy.
He talks big for just being a bass player.
He sings and he was the band's primary composer. It's an understandable mistake - most times, bassists aren't very useful in a band, being only slightly above drummers in terms of importance! Motorhead, however, was one of those odd situations where the natural hierarchy got turned on its head. See also: Primus (bassist singer), The Monkees (drummer singer), and Bone Thugs (MC singers)
Bass and drums are the most important thing in a rock band.
>> Bass and drums are the most important thing in a rock band.
Well, maybe in a *rock* band. Peasant instruments for peasant music and all that.
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