What are you listening to, right now................



  • No. First Phil Taylor and now Lemmy.
    A Jack and Coke in your honour my friend.

    The Atlantic has a link to the Motörhead Facebook page and there's some awesome stories being posted there. My favourite so far is the guy who went out to drink legally for the first time and ended up in the same bar as Lemmy. He told Lemmy it was his birthday do Lemmy ended up shouting him his first drink in a bar .



  • Fuck. I thought Lemmy was gonna live for ever. Saw the classic Kilminster, Taylor, Clark line-up a few times. Could never hear properly afterwards. I guess we all get Killed by Death in the end!
    It will be a sad, sad day when the last of the indestructibles - Keef and Ozzy join him. It's an old cliche but they don't seem to make them like that any more.



  • Very sad news. I saw Motorhead many times since early 1980s and have the hearing loss to prove it. Pic below I took in the mid-1990s at a show where I'd briefly met him earlier that afternoon. I was in awe and mostly speechless, because what can you say to a living god?
     
    RIP Lemmy.

    (Fingers on his fret hand look like cocktail wieners.)
     
    Very nice tribute on WWE Raw last night, too.



  • No. First Phil Taylor and now Lemmy.

    Fast Eddie is on the clock. Must be feelin' very lonely.



  • Listening to this interview now.  He sounds like he's 170.

    True. But then gargling razor blades daily takes it's toll on the larynx. So does growling ferociously into a microphone at that ridiculous godforsaken angle Lemmy "sang."  Don't forget the Joker.



  • Somewhere, a teenager in a Motörhead t shirt is asking someone "who is Lemmy?"



  • Should have mentioned, walking up Queen Street in Auckland in 1985, saw a scraggly lookin' dude with a Motörhead tattoo across his neck/throat.
     
    It was at the same time the coolest and stoopidest tattoo I'd ever seen.
     
    (Presuming he's still alive, maybe some of you fellas have also sighted him?)



  • Jack Daniel’s, one of the world’s largest whiskey distilleries, has filed for bankruptcy in the wake of the death of Motorhead front man Lemmy Kilmister.
     
    Lemmy was well known to enjoy Jack Daniel’s bourbon and was responsible for over 85% of JD’s market share. News of his death has caused the share price to plummet.
     
    Jack Daniel’s CEO, Jack Daniel, had this to say:
     
    ‘When we heard the tremendously sad news of Lemmy’s passing, we immediately contacted our legal team to proceed with filing for Chapter 9 bankruptcy. We didn’t think we could go on after George Best passed away but we know that without Lemmy, the business is, as Lemmy would say ‘Pretty fucking fucked’’.
     
    http://news.bfnn.co.uk/jack-daniels-files-for-bankruptcy-after-lemmy-death/



  • Somewhere, a teenager in a Motörhead t shirt is asking someone "who is Lemmy?"

    Online retailers right now are probably doing a roaring trade in motorhead t-shirts.  I was actually thinking about buying one.  It's like Germans and Ramones t-shirts, if your into rock music,it feels compulsory to have one as part of your wardrobe.



  • Ha. Ramones Ts have become a kind of fashion classic that have nothing to do with the band. Also weird to hear their tracks used for many TV ads nowadays. Saw them around the same time as Motörhead - thought they were awesome live.
    I would never wear a football/rugby/tour shirt nowadays- but then I'm 49 and I'd look a total bellend in one 🙂



  • Ha. Ramones Ts have become a kind of fashion classic that have nothing to do with the band. Also weird to hear their tracks used for many TV ads nowadays. Saw them around the same time as Motörhead - thought they were awesome live.
    I would never wear a football/rugby/tour shirt nowadays- but then I'm 49 and I'd look a total bellend in one 🙂

    Funny you should say that.  I thought the same thing, then I went to see AC/DC in Stockholm this year.  The average age at the gig was probably mid 40's, and just about every single one of them was wearing an ac/dc t-shirt. At the time, I didn't think they looked like bellends at all.  Crowd mentality, perhaps?
     
    Mind you, Scandinavian acca fans probably have little in common with NZ acca fans.  All the guys we chatted to were friendly, nice folks who were genuine fans of the band and music.  
     
    Age is irrelevant, if you wanna wear it, wear it!  Unless it's a Bieber or One Direction shirt.  Then your bellend statement is relevant.



  • Unless it's a Bieber or One Direction shirt.

    James Hetfield recently claimed his highlight of 2015 was seeing Bieber wearing a Metallica t-shirt.
     
    Beavis & Butt-head knew all about iconic classic black t-shirts. They're timeless.
     
    As is this one:

    From the mid-1990s thru the 21st century, you couldn't drive through an Indian reservation in North America without spotting several on everybody from little girls to old geezers; it was almost like loyalty to the Texas Rattlesnake was the Red Man's rebellious middle-finger to Whitey (me). It was a uniform I tells ya.



  • So G'N'R are reuniting. Well, Axl and Slash, anyway. Any comment from Andy Secher at Hit Parader, Circus Magazine, Mick Wall at Kerrang, or Bob Guccione Jr at Spin?  😉



  • So G'N'R are reuniting. Well, Axl and Slash, anyway. Any comment from Andy Secher at Hit Parader, Circus Magazine, Mick Wall at Kerrang, or Bob Guccione Jr at Spin?  😉

    Guccioné is still pissed off over his Dad.
     
    If this is true, I'm off to the states.



  • Lets see them at Coachella, and leer at the college girls.



  • Funny you should say that.  I thought the same thing, then I went to see AC/DC in Stockholm this year.  The average age at the gig was probably mid 40's, and just about every single one of them was wearing an ac/dc t-shirt. At the time, I didn't think they looked like bellends at all.  Crowd mentality, perhaps?
     
    Mind you, Scandinavian acca fans probably have little in common with NZ acca fans.  All the guys we chatted to were friendly, nice folks who were genuine fans of the band and music.  
     
    Age is irrelevant, if you wanna wear it, wear it!  Unless it's a Bieber or One Direction shirt.  Then your bellend statement is relevant.

    Oh - to his each own on Ts especially if you are at the gig. I would not choose to wear one down the pub, a Bieber T would be very edgy! If I wore a 1D shirt my daughter would literally disown me if she didn't kill me first.
    I recently saw a fat middle aged man out shopping - was wearing a Chelsea shirt with "Lampard" (at least 10 years his junior) emblazoned on the back. Not right I tells ya!




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    On your knees, dog.
     





  • So G'N'R are reuniting. Well, Axl and Slash, anyway.

    Seems like only yesterday I saw these geezers opening for The Cult in a roller skating rink. If memory serves it was shortly after the ABs won the inaugural RWC, which seems like a century ago. Sadly, I did not have the foresight to bring a camera along to capture the moment. (First act I ever did shoot was Frank Zappa a year later, and only then because I usurped the camera from the official photog who was obliterated falling down drunk. I never did get my hands on the film. Blast 'em!) Axl and Slash seemed in convivial and jovial spirit back then. Mind you, they probably learned a lesson-or-two from Ian Astbury and Billy Duffy, who refused to be interviewed together, presumably, and later confirmed, because they hated each others' guts.
     


     
    That lead-in is an obvious Stooges rip-off. Good times.



  • Motorhead's Lemmy reveals final wish to 'haunt Tears for Fears' from beyond the grave in last interview

    "...more than a little jarring for people who believe in the paranormal."



  • I hope he's featured as special guest on the reunion tour. Always wanted him to give a haunting rendition of Everybody Wants to Rule the World.







  • This was in the news today, apparently if you watch the video three times you catch chlamydia 
     



  • what the fuck did i just watch?
     
    I don't think my anti-virus is designed for what that video just gave my computer.
     
    And i thing my penis just tried to kill itself.



  • This was in the news today, apparently if you watch the video three times you catch chlamydia 
     

    That made Vanity 6 look like the Osmonds





  • Back in to my drum and base again.
     



  • Not listening to anything at the moment but as soon as my copy of this arrives I'm not playing anything else:

    ...except maybe this:





  • In eulogies to Bowie, music critics seemed to like to downplay his work in the 80's and 90's until his final two albums in 2014/15. This is 90's Bowie song that I first heard on a Now That's What I Call Music compilation, and it was his last UK top ten hit. I liked it a lot at the time but thought little about the lyrics.
     
    When comes the shaking man
    A nation in his eyes
    Striped with blood and emblazed tattoo
    Streaking cathedral spire
     
    They say
    he has no brain
    They say
    he has no mood
    They say
    he was born again
    They say
    look at him climb
    They say 'Jump'
    They say
    he has two gods
    They say
    he has no fear
    They say
    he has no eyes
    They say
    he has no mouth
    They say hey that's really something
    They feel he should get some time
    I say he should watch his ass
    My friend don't listen to the crowd
    They say 'Jump'
    Got to believe somebody
    Got to believe
     
    It was only a couple of years ago when I rediscovered the song that I found out the man who 'jumped' was his brother.
     
    http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=9386
    https://bowiesongs.wordpress.com/2012/11/02/jump-they-say/
     



  • Nice re-use of a Doobies' riff. Very breezy.



  • The Strawbs decided to something more commercial than prog in the late 70's.






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    Rodney P, great modern take on the classic ska rhythm
     
    and a great video





  • RIP Phife from A tribe called quest.
     
    Died after a long battle with diabetes
     
    The low end theory is the soundtrack to my youth, will be on heavy rotation this long weekend
     





  • Watched the first series of Westside yesterday, which led me to this Eddie Vedder version of Split Enz "Stuff and Nonsense".
     



  • When you copy it in, change https to http - it won't embed secure content automatically because of authorisation or something.



  • Infidel's post led me to this version of History Never Repeats, is it un-Kiwi to say I think this is the best version of it I've ever heard?
     


     
    Stockcar: Franti at Bluesfest is easily in my top 5 live music experiences (probably close to 1) and that chick is quite attractive too.


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