Saturday, February 19, 2011

Lemmy on "Lemmy"

Motorhead's frontman who plays the bass was born on Christmas Eve but he is no saint. This English rocker has been bang-in' around the scene forever and is now over 60 years old and still rockin'. He was a roadie for Jimi Hendrix and was part of the band "Hawkwind." That is all ancient history because what we know him for is being the godfather of Heavy Metal. This is because no one played as loud and as fast a Motorhead. They where the first to not give a shit and turn the amps way up. Lemmy's distortion is produced naturally by the amplifiers set high volume. No pedals here. Now at the Cinema Village one can rock out with one of the best in his new documentary just called "Lemmy." This is a mash up of 16 mm film and HD video that takes you into Lemmy inner sanctum and on stage with plenty of crowed footage. Lets not forget all the other rockers that give you their take on the man in black... too many to list here. Producers Greg Olliver and Wes Orshoski took three years out of their lives to bring us one of the best rock in roll films out sense "Gram Parsons: Fallen Angel." Playing till this Thursday with only one late night show a day at 9pm here is the rock and roll alert - "Get down to the Cinema Village and see "Lemmy!!" When its to late one will have to get the DVD.

"Lemmy gives the filmmakers enough time and candid access to create a profile of the man that goes deeper than just the sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll - even though in Lemmy's case, there's enough of a surplus of all three to power multiple documentaries."
-Ian Buckwalter, NPR

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