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So much Lemmy excitement. I feel compelled to speak up, not just about this thread, but about the whole 'Lemmy' phenomenon. 

Sorry if this is rude (and it definitely is and I don't mean it personally), but none of you miss Lemmy because I doubt you knew him, and there are a billion videos, albums and a few books available to experience the great man. In 2017 you can't take a few steps without tripping over the guy, even two years after his death. 

The only thing that has changed is that you won't be able to see him play live again or hear new music. There's definitely a sadness attached to that, considering he was a stalwart of rock n roll. But surely none of you actually miss him in the regular sense of the expression. 

Lemmy was awesome, obviously. But let's keep it Lemmy style and not overdo it.  

 

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So much Lemmy excitement. I feel compelled to speak up, not just about this thread, but about the whole 'Lemmy' phenomenon. 
Sorry if this is rude (and it definitely is and I don't mean it personally), but none of you miss Lemmy because I doubt you knew him, and there are a billion videos, albums and a few books available to experience the great man. In 2017 you can't take a few steps without tripping over the guy, even two years after his death. 
The only thing that has changed is that you won't be able to see him play live again or hear new music. There's definitely a sadness attached to that, considering he was a stalwart of rock n roll. But surely none of you actually miss him in the regular sense of the expression. 
Lemmy was awesome, obviously. But let's keep it Lemmy style and not overdo it.  
 
There's a lot of truth to this, but music is very personal, and the attachment that we feel to it and the artists that create it can feel a bit like a friendship. I see both sides of it, but I think Lemmy would appreciate some decorum and just having some sex, drugs, and rock n roll in his honor rather than mourning.

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On 1/11/2018 at 12:41 PM, Requiem said:

So much Lemmy excitement. I feel compelled to speak up, not just about this thread, but about the whole 'Lemmy' phenomenon. 

Sorry if this is rude (and it definitely is and I don't mean it personally), but none of you miss Lemmy because I doubt you knew him, and there are a billion videos, albums and a few books available to experience the great man. In 2017 you can't take a few steps without tripping over the guy, even two years after his death. 

The only thing that has changed is that you won't be able to see him play live again or hear new music. There's definitely a sadness attached to that, considering he was a stalwart of rock n roll. But surely none of you actually miss him in the regular sense of the expression. 

Lemmy was awesome, obviously. But let's keep it Lemmy style and not overdo it.  

 

Man to be honest it was more that I felt he deserved a mention in the "Metal Legends" section than anything else.  But I guess in a sense he's not really dead, you just have to press play and listen.

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My local metal pub has a Lemmy day once a year, with Motorhead themed everything, Motorhead music, DVDs on the TVs and cheap Jack and Cokes. It's a great day. 

Also, the Lemmy movie is awesome one of those great biographical pieces that is fun for the music and for the man and a really cool legacy. 

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59 minutes ago, Requiem said:

My local metal pub has a Lemmy day once a year, with Motorhead themed everything, Motorhead music, DVDs on the TVs and cheap Jack and Cokes. It's a great day. 

Also, the Lemmy movie is awesome one of those great biographical pieces that is fun for the music and for the man and a really cool legacy. 

That sounds awesome man, where is that? Guessing nowhere near me

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Also I get what you are saying @Requiem, and I can’t say I ever met the guy so I don’t particularly miss ‘him’ however I will greatly miss new albums and there is a small sad story to tell that I had Tickets booked for a concert of theirs (I was finally going to get to see them live) and he died 2 weeks before the concert ? Even when I’m rocki out to the music there is a little part of me that is sad knowing i’ll never get to experience my fave band live.

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22 hours ago, H34VYM3T4LD4V3 said:

That sounds awesome man, where is that? Guessing nowhere near me

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Also I get what you are saying @Requiem, and I can’t say I ever met the guy so I don’t particularly miss ‘him’ however I will greatly miss new albums and there is a small sad story to tell that I had Tickets booked for a concert of theirs (I was finally going to get to see them live) and he died 2 weeks before the concert ? Even when I’m rocki out to the music there is a little part of me that is sad knowing i’ll never get to experience my fave band live.

Melbourne, so not exactly in your neighbourhood!

Yeah, I’m sorry I’ll never get to see him either. I had no real desire in the past, but as I get older he seems to represent something more and more important to me. Booze and cigarettes. But seriously, attitude, wit and independence. 

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OK gents... for the life of me I can't even begin to tell you where I found this picture but naturally it's fitting to post here... I hope it's ok with you guys... 

the picture i have is 500x500 pixels and 29.2kb large.. and naturally this forum doesn't allow posting much anything "original size"so sorry I had only known to link it from my silly Instagram, which I'm not fond of...  (I'm thinking it's square size matches a CD cover size more/less but again have no idea from where!!!  Until then, if however you try to save this pic and this post diminishes or reduces quality for YOU P.M. me with your email addy and I'd be happy to send MY original digital version to you.  

They BOTH look pretty young, right?  Late 70's maybe early 80's?  Thoughts/guesses?

Enjoy!

 

 

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HAHA!! NOW this thread is off and running!!!  Love the pick @H34VYM3T4LD4V3 above w/ Ozzy... to me, it appears as though Oz is using Lemmy as a leaning post... dude looks like he's about to pass out but not Lemmy!!!  Love it!  ???  Thanks for sharing these too! 

Hope we've inspired others to dig out their collection to also post more here.... 

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On 12/28/2020 at 5:37 PM, Ludo said:

Can't believe is 5 year now without you, legend...??♠️

he was a legend off and on the stage by all the accounts ive read, before guns n roses made it big, they was in london doing the marquee club, they paid lemmy a visit, they hung out had a great time by all accounts, 

ludo what was it that made lemmy a legend to you was it the consistency of good records, the amazing loud live shows or something else?

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For me (and I realise you didn't ask but I replied :) ) all his music from his days with Sam Gopal and Hawkwind to his stuff with Head Cat was just brilliant. He not only showed diversity in his music but he showed support for such a wide bunch of musicians. He gave bands everywhere all sorts of help and advice  and so many musos have a "Lemmy moment".

The guy also never gave up, those days where Motorhead were struggling to gain fans, keep fans and not loose record contracts must have been hard but the guy (and the rest of the band) just kept pushing on.

For me one of the stand out things was that the band Airbourne from Australia was given the Bomber lighting rig to use for their previous tours. Money might have changed hands, kisses, cuddles, bottles of jack, anything could have happened behind the scenes but the end result was a relatively small band from Nowhere Australia got to use something iconic for their stage show.

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