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2 hours ago, BlutAusNerd said:

Saw one of their last shows on my birthday a couple of months before Lemmy died. They only played a couple of songs before he had to leave the stage.

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That’s really sad. Some of the footage of his final shows really make you wonder why they kept on for so long. I’m not sure if I feel it’s an honorable way to go in the name of rock n roll, or an unfortunate misjudgement regarding a very sick 70 year old who should have been in a hospital. 

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That’s really sad. Some of the footage of his final shows really make you wonder why they kept on for so long. I’m not sure if I feel it’s an honorable way to go in the name of rock n roll, or an unfortunate misjudgement regarding a very sick 70 year old who should have been in a hospital. 
I honestly don't know if he would have preferred to go in any other way. He kept it up for as long as he could, and it was really sad to see him dying on stage, but could you imagine a guy like him getting pushed around in a wheelchair in a retirement home? No fucking way.

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On 12/23/2017 at 10:08 AM, audiophile said:

Love Exodus. So glad that Souza is back. Been really liking "Blood In, Blood Out". Exhibit B was really good in my opinion even though it was not generally rated very high.
Go to see them on the "Impact is Immanent" tour w/Pantera and Prong.

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I really, really enjoy Exhibit B. Hammer and Life being my favorite track from the album.

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