Friday, February 29, 2008

Motorblog Sheep In Wolves' Clothing (Part 22): The CD project is nearing completion and will be offered with the April edition of the fanzine.
Copies will be available by MAIL ORDER and on-line via PAY PAL.
The tracks ARE NOT DIRECT COPIES OF THE MOTORHEAD ORIGINALS, hence the CD title, they are, instead, exceptional variations on the original theme:-

Sonja Kristina - I Don't Believe A Word
The Deviants with Phil Taylor - Lost Johnny
The Hobbyhorse - Orgasmatron
The Sweet Zeros - 1916
Girlschool with Fast Eddie Clarke - Metropolis
The Underbelly - Back At The Funny Farm
Spirits Burning & Bridget Wishart - Ace Of Spades
Alan Davey's Gunslinger - Stay Clean
Lissy Abraham - Damage Case
Mad Dogs - Capricorn

Make sure you get your order in as soon as the fanzine hits your door mat in early April to avoid disappointment.
Motorheadbangers and the artistes above have pulled out all the stops to make this a very special release, and it will be exactly that!


Thursday, February 28, 2008

Motorblog Sheep In Wolves' Clothing Part 21: Tim Way is mixing the tracks at Studio 42 for the Master from which the CD will be pressed, this, for the uninitiated, means the volume of each of the tracks is levelled so we don't get one loud, two quiet, and so on.
Steve Shepherd, who bravely took it upon himself to illustrate the cranky title above in the form of air-brushed artwork, needs a little more time to 'do his thang;' but this will not effect our projected release date which coincides with the April fanzine.
The CD will be available by cheque and Postal Order in the UK, and by Euro and US Dollar bills for Europe and the Rest of the World, or by International Money Order drawn on a UK Bank, as usual.
It will also be available via PayPal, which I feel sure will please everyone as this has now become the preferred method as it is so safe and secure. Our good-buddy, Sarmad Sheikh, who originated and officiates with this site, will be making the necessary connections to enable this to happen at the appropriate time.
The PayPal price, as is the Fan Club subscription, will be slightly more to allow for PayPal's charges, but as most of you agree, it's so much easier, and by the time you've written a cheque and envelope, bought a stamp and posted it; those extra few pence have been swallowed up anyway. Also, it's a darned site faster!

Meanwhile, Magnum were on the ECT TV programme with Motorhead back in 1985, and 'On A Storyteller's Night' is one of my favourite album's of theirs, so here is a clip of the fabulous title track - They played the local Poole Arts Centre several times in the past, and were always a joy to go and see. Their guitarist / songwriter, Tony Clarkin, was a particular favourite, and I probably annoyed him by standing at the front watching him play his Gibson SG throughout the show.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Motorblog RIP Buddy Miles: Electric Flag and Jimi Hendrix Band of Gypsys' drummer, Buddy Miles, passed away on February 26th aged 60.
Bloatermog One Of The Most Emotional: songs I have ever heard is by David Crosby and Phil Collins, and it is called 'Hero.' In 1992 or 1993, when the local factory I worked for was closing down, as an extra privilege we we were told we could have the radio on.
This had never been permitted before, but at the time we didn't have a great deal to do other than wait for our redundancy. By a vote we tuned in to Virgin Radio, and this is one of the first records I heard on there; and it brought me, figuratively speaking, to my knees. And for an unemotional herbert like me, that was something. Luckily, I bought the CD single, and realised other tracks by David Crosby are nowhere near as powerful and charged with emotion as this is. And if I was him, and if my whole career was judged by just one track, then I would be very proud if it was this one; see what you think?
So just click here, turn it up LOUD and enjoy.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Motorblog Motorhead Confirmed For Wacken 2008: Early posters on the Internet for Wacken have Motorhead and Saxon headlining the event, which takes place this year on July 5th. and tickets from

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Bloatermog The Tale of the Sheer Negligee: A husband walks into a female night time fashion shop to buy his wife a sheer negligee. The assistant shows him several possibilites ranging from £125 to £250 - the more sheer, the higher the price. Naturally, he opts for the most sheer item, pays the £250 and takes it home.
Presenting it to his wife, he asks her to go upstairs to put it on and model it for him.
She agrees, but thinks that the garment is so sheer she may as well have nothing on, anyway, so she decides to model for him nude, and return the negligee the following day and keep the £250.
She appears on the balcony and strikes a pose.
The husband says: "Good grief! You would have thought for £250 they would at least have ironed it!"
He didn't hear the shot
The funeral is next Tuesday.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Motorblog Overkill DVD Not As Bad As We Thought: A full review is on Amazon, so I won't repeat it here. In a nutshell, this double-DVD edit is how it should have been first time around. It's not what every fan will want, but buying it, or not, is your choice.

Happy 25th Anniversary to our friends, Cameron and Barb.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Motorblog A Great Lemmy Interview: MHB Roger Neville-Neil sent news of an online Lemmy interview:
And my old pal, Eric, sent news of The Rock n Roots Festival in Herefordshire over the August Bank Holiday weekend, when one of our fabulous Fan Club CD stars, Sonja Kristina, plays a solo set on August 24th, and performs with her re-formed band from the 1970's; the amazing Curved Air, the following day. Other great artistes, including acoustic guitar legend, Michael Chapman, (who plays on Friday 23rd), are also on the bill, so take a look at the full itinerary here:-
Motorblog MHB 2055 Magnus Johansson: has a splendid 'Most Detailed Motorhead Discography' online at

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Motorblog The St. Valentine's Day Rip-Off: He must have been the sixth or seventh bloke to go in there with a spring in his step. Yes, positioned as our 'Romantic Table For Two' was; adjacent to the men's room, I had heard the pound coins drop and the packet of three dump out on each and every occasion. And this is what Valentine's Day, or at least, the evening belonging to it, is all about; getting the old purple parsnip backed in and out of the garage until that (hopefully) mutual blossoming of ecstasy, followed by Captain Floppy riding into town and a damp spot on the sheets; then turning over and going to sleep.
Must admit, I raise my hand when accused of being the 'most unromantic man she has ever met,' yes, guilty as charged, but the one year I chanced my luck and ignored the red rose and a card and bought her £5 worth of scratch cards instead; with the resulting £12 she won, well, I was the hero for the day.
But scuse me, wasn't St. Valentine's Day supposed to be for the young? Wasn't it for a girl or boy to get several Cards through the letter box, not knowing who their secret admirer's were? Yes, that's it, but the Card and Red Rose Companies, and the pubs and restaurants have gradually erased this aspect from our consciousness; imagine you or she receiving five or six cards now; there'd be one hell of a row and divorce proceedings in action by next Monday afternoon.
Over the years we have been weaned away from the very essence of everything St. Valentine's Day was supposed to be about, and now, in the name of pure corporate greed, even down to the peak on the sales graph from that condom machine; right now, the morning after, we realise that yes, we were indeed f***ked over several times last night and only had a kiss first from one of them; but at least she was the one who mattered the most.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Motorblog Sheep In Wolves' Clothing (Part 20): The 10 tracks are at Studio 42 for Mastering.
Mad Dog's vocalist, Steve Shepherd, is creating the album artwork, which, I must admit, will be a credit to his genius, as it'll be quite something to illustrate a title like that pictorially. But I have every faith in Steve and I know it'll be excellent.
So, if ever there was a schedule, everything seems to be on it...

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Motorblog Motorhead Booked For Download: Well, that's what it told me on a Google ad on this very Blog just a moment ago - Motorhead at Download Festival, Donington Park, June 13th to 15th - so who are we to argue? Don't know which day, but...

As an addendum to the 'Sheep' Blog below, bought the MCPS Licence to press the CD's on-line last evening - gradually, we are moving towards the target.
Motorblog Sheep In Wolves' Clothing (Part 19): All are safely gathered in.
Now it is time to get the license from the MCPS, and to Master the tracks ready for the CD production plant.
Every track is excellent, every track is just what I was after for this Fan Club CD project. You will enjoy them, too.

Monday, February 04, 2008

Motorblog Sheep In Wolves' Clothing (Part 18): All the tracks are now in except 2, which should be arriving electronically at any moment. The next step will be Mastering the tracks for the pressing of the CD, which Tim Way at Studio 42 will be doing. So everything is on schedule at present for the April deadline.

Saturday, February 02, 2008

Bloatermog Laughed 'til I Cried: Watched 2 hours of comedian, Lee Evans, last evening, (well, with this Blog being on the West Coast of America, it's time-travelling again as according to the post time, I'm still watching it), and ended up almost rolling around the floor.
Interviewed for the first hour by Phil Jupitus, (whom, comedically, isn't even a spot on Lee's ass), with clips from Lee's live shows, the onstage alter-ego was more than apparent; a quiet, shy man offstage, but a complete loony once he's treading the boards.
Friend, Cameron, loaned me a DVD of Lee's a couple of year's back, and I was as much in tears with that as last evening's (now, USA time) show, which was titled 'Live In Scotland,' which took up the second hour.
The key to Lee Evans' success is his ability to see the funny side of everything we do, and he picks exactly those things, which we can relate to, and find funny. Like how we step onto a moving stairway, what it's like bump-starting the car with the wife in the driving seat; and just by the way he walks on occasion, makes everyone laugh.
At Christmas, comedy was 'old school,' like 'Open All Hours,' 'The Vicar Of Dibley' and so on, and my comment at the time was "Are there no modern-day commedians who can make us laugh?" Well, for me, Lee Evans fits the bill spot on the nail, and I suppose there are some who'd say I was getting too old for modern day comedy, which may be true, but there again, isn't the essence of life being able to laugh at ourselves? Some of the 'modern day' stuff doesn't do that, well, not for me, anyway, so maybe I'm odd, or normal?