spoke with MOTÖRHEAD mainman Lemmy Kilmister recently about a number of topics. A few excerpts from the chat follow:
Punknews.org: Motörhead has a very unique, identifiable sound. They've never released, say, a rock opera or techno album. Why?
Kilmister: "Well, cause, if you have a good sound, why fuck with it? I always thought that we sounded good. We've done some experimental pieces. 1916 is experimental. We did that track with OZZY. Mostly rock and roll is what I wanted to do so I did it. It's what I want to do, so I still play. We'll always do what we want to do. I don't give a fuck about what other people think we should do."
Punknews.org: Motörhead rocks. But if you read Motörhead lyrics, you approach topics in a very unique and nuanced way. But when people talk about Motörhead, they seem to focus on your sound, rather than your message. Is that every frustrating for you?
Kilmister: "Well, thank you for that. You know, does anyone appreciate anything? It would be nice to be more appreciated. But, it's nice to be known for anything really. Also, by now I'm used to it."
Punknews.org: You've also been working on a solo album. It has appearances by THE DAMNED, JOAN JETT, SKIN, and others. How is that release coming?
Kilmister: "I've been doing the thing for seven years, when I have time between other projects. But, it'll get released eventually. Probably posthumously. Ha!"
Punknews.org: You were also a roadie for JIMI HENDRIX for a period of time. Do you have any tales from that era?
Kilmister: "Not really, cause we were all so wrecked. It was a lot of acid in those days. I was on a lot of acid in 1967 and we had a lot of what there was out there. I remember all kinds of bits and pieces, but nothing for publication. It was great to be there."
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