Anyway, I pull out some Motörhead Best Of album and ask the staff if they like it. The guy in the middle had such a cool beard and sunglasses, majestic long hair, and two huge warts on his cheek. It had all the hits: “Ace of Spades,” “Killed By Death,” and “Bomber”—the last of which became my favourite.Motörhead have remained with me since then, and unlike the other bands I listened to at that time, they’ve never stopped being cool.w=1600&quality=85&ssl=1 1600w, https://i0com/grapevine.is/wp-content/uploads/S047016_bw-e1415806769607.jpg? w=1100&quality=85&ssl=1 1100w" data-lazy-sizes="(max-width: 550px) 100vw, 550px" data-recalc-dims="1" /My first memory of Lemmy is from hanging out in Japis, a record store, when I was ten or eleven, digging through the rock and heavy metal rack.I had already discovered Metallica’s ‘Kill ‘Em All’ by then, as well as Korn, Machine Head, and RATM. I carefully examined the CD cover as I listened in-store, and on the back I found three of the dirtiest rockers I’d ever seen! My taste got heavier during the 90s, and he was still there, right next to Sepultura, Metallica, Slayer and even Deicide. It can be ugly, smelly, loud, drunk, even crappy, but it is always cool as long as it comes from the heart. Seeing Motörhead in concert changed me, and I don’t say that lightly. I got into metal when I was just a kid in the mid-80s, and Lemmy was there. Real rock and roll has substance, and is never out of fashion.He was ugly, smelly, loud, drunk, even crappy at times, but he was always true to himself. He also sang few words, and with a limited vocal range—but in a manner that made every single one count.
The same goes for almost every band I’ve enjoyed through the years. It was just one of those bands we all listened to from the very beginning, and have listened to ever since. Rock and roll is about being true to yourself and sticking to your beliefs, even when they’re not trendy.