Monday, January 31, 2011

Motorhead: Are booked to appear at Sonisphere, which takes place at Knebworth House, Stevenage between the 8th and 10th of July.
They are also booked for the Guilfest, date TBC.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Red River Hogs: Wareham Music Festival Mid-Winter Blues Night, Wareham Town Hall, Wareham, Dorset - 29th January 2011.
Spent an excellent evening there. Wrote a review for their website which will appear at some point, perhaps?
Click and listen to some of their tracks, a great band.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Lemmy The Movie: For associated memorabilia, click here -
and have a great weekend watching it.

Friday, January 28, 2011

'Get Back In Line': Motorhead live on America's Conan O'Brien show 26th January 2011.
Thanks to MHB Tim Shockley.
Mick Stevenson's 'Collectors Guide': After Amazon wiping any release info about Mick's book from their web page, and many of you asking after it; I asked my buddy what was going on?
"Cherry Red felt there was enough happening with Motorhead at the moment, what with superb Classic Rock magazine and album, the album itself, and 'Lemmy the Movie.' So they are looking at a March-time publication date, and this will enable the latest info on 'The World Is Yours' and 'Lemmy The Movie' to be included, and then it will be bang up to date."
There you jolly well go, and it will be worth the wait.
Had it been published back in July 2010 as planned, it would have missed that latest flurry of releases. As things are, the book will be 'current' for the next couple of years at least, as far as official Motorhead releases are concerned.
Must emphasise again NOT to order from some would-be/wide-boy entrepreneur on EBay giving the impression he/she has copies in stock. He/she WILL NOT get copies early regardless of what bullshine they give. Make sure you order from a reputable source, such as Amazon, or indeed, from the horse's mouth, the Cherry Red site itself.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Have Your Say: Either blessed or cursed, depending upon your point of view, quite a few of my diatribes are being printed in the Have Your Say letters page in our local Daily Echo.
Sarmad uploads them onto the Published Letters heading in the Scrapbook section, if you ever feel the urge to while away some time.
You can, of course, short-circuit this and Search The Bournemouth Daily Echo and then Search my name, which will achieve the same result.
But I never read the paper with the intention of writing, I just read it, and if something doesn't fit; I write.
Some people might read whatever, and grumble their opinion to their other half, or a neighbour, and that's as far as it goes. But these days we don't even have to put pen to paper or buy a stamp; we can type it in an email and just click Send.
In many ways, our local newspapers depend upon feedback from their readership, so if you feel inclined, rather than mumble in your beard about something or other you have read; write, and Have Your Say, too.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

After Enjoying Five Hours: of 'Lemmy the Movie,' what more can be said?

Monday, January 24, 2011

22 Minutes To Spare?: Here's a great Lemmy Kilmister interview...
Orianthi Panagaris: Plays 'Voodoo Chile (Slight Return)' twice, and the 2nd time is better quality filming.
This is all about the top ten female guitarists, and Orianthi certainly deserves her name being mentioned among them - Wow!
Also includeed in the same breath are Joan Jett, Lita Ford, and Ruyter Suys.
Thanks again to Eric for the link...

Sunday, January 23, 2011

The Thin Lizzy - 'Bad Reputation': documentary shown on BBC4TV on Friday evening was excellent. Not their biggest fan, it was enjoyable to watch, regardless. Robbo was as honest as ever, and seeing Ted Carroll, one of Lizzy's managers, for the first time, was also interesting. As you know, Ted also played a large part in the early Motorhead story, but seeing someone is always better than just knowing their name.
Always a huge record collector, Ted was a bus driver in Bournemouth, 8 miles away from here. Collecting moved on to his opening a record shop in London, and from there, owning Chiswick Records; and you know the story from there.
It's probably on the BBC iplayer if you missed it.

Eric sent this link-
With the charts filled with X-Factor-like s**t, does the rock world really want to compete with such dross?
I think we are better left to our own devices.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Lemmy the Movie: Just received notification from Amazon that Lemmy the Movie DVD has been shipped. Knockout!
Likewise, it is being screened across the USA very soon -
U.S. Theatrical Dates:
Jan. 26, San Antonio, Alamo Drafthouse Westlakes **
Jan. 27, 9 p.m., Savannah, GA, Muse Arts Warehouse**
Jan. 28, 9 p.m., Asbury Park, NJ, Asbury Lanes**
Jan. 28-30, Nashville, Belcourt Theatre
Jan. 28-29, Auburn, NY, The Auburn Public Theater
Jan. 30, Cleveland, The Beachland Ballroom**
Feb. 1-2, San Francisco, The Roxie
Feb. 2, Portland, ME, SPACE Gallery **
Feb. 2, Tucson, AZ, The Loft Cinema **
Feb. 2-3, Detroit, The Magic Bag
Feb. 3, Philadelphia, The Trocadero**
Feb. 4, Boston, Regent Theatre **
Feb. 4-10, Seattle, Northwest Film Forum
Feb. 4-6, Pittsburgh, Harris Theater
Feb. 4-6, Kansas City, MO, Screenland Crossroads
Feb. 5: Long Beach, Calif., The Art Theatre of Long Beach **
Feb. 5, Macon, GA, Cox Capitol Theatre **
Feb. 10, 9:45 p.m., Chicago, The Music Box Theatre**
** One night only

International Release Dates:
Germany: Jan. 23
U.K./Ireland: Jan. 24
Finland: Feb. 4
Sweden: Feb. 23
Australia: March
Canada: March
Friends in Mexico, South America and other parts of the world,
Greg & Wes are working hard to bring the film to you, too!

Friday, January 21, 2011

773 Motorhead Items To Look At:
Thanks to Eric for pointing it out, a new one on me.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

For Those Who Missed: getting a 'The World Is Yours' t-shirt, here's a link -
and the Daily Telegraph review of the album...
As we are gleefully rolling around our lounge carpets, with the album belting out, or watching the 'Get Back In Line' video; we can now breathe a satisfied sigh and say: "Yes, it was well worth the wait."
And with 'Lemmy The Movie' released on Monday, well, aren't we the lucky ones - it's getting one-day showings all across America, soon, so MHB's over there, keep an eye open.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

The World Is Yours is #1: in Amazon's Hard Rock & Metal listings, and # 9 in their Rock listings after just TWO days on sale; didn't we know it!

MHB Ned Popac found another chance of winning a copy of Lemmy The Movie -
Go for it!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

So, 'The World Is Yours': achieved its release date, yesterday, and arrived today.
Well worth having for the booklet featuring Lem's glorious lyrics, (which were cleverly missed out of the Classic Rock release), the album itself, and the Bonus Limited Edition Collector's DVD.
Featured thereon is: 'The World Is Yours' interview with Lemmy, Phil, and Mikkey, the 'Get Back In Line' official video, and the audio track for the 'Ace Of Spades' (acoustic version), as recorded for the Kronenbourg 1664 lager advert.
There is a select 'On' or 'Off' for subtitles on the menu for the Interview. Recommend having them turned 'On' as the album tracks playing in the background tend to mask what the band are saying here and there.
Oh, Joy, Top Notch, we have another classic here...
Motorhead Playing Knebworth / Sonisphere: in July
They also play Sonisphere in Poland on June 10th.
Thanks to Eric for the link.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Spent Yesterday: Watching 'Beetle Crisis' on Discovery Shed, about guys doing up VDub's. A blood test late last week gave alarming results, and it took that time to help return things to normal as the blood was far too thin. The dire UK TV programming gave little else by way of choice. The dedication these people have is admirable. A bit like MHB's tracking down different records and other memorabilia, in many ways. Tenaciuos.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

My Copy Of: The World Is Yours with the bonus DVD must be taking the scenic route. The notification of despatch said 3 to 5 days, and they weren't kidding.
A pony express rider could have brought it faster, probably with arrows in his back from the Indian ambush at the bluff on the hill.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Cameron Webb: Also produces this band, who our Steve likes...

Thursday, January 13, 2011

'The World Is Yours' with Limited Edition DVD is on its way, according to whom I pre-ordered from. So it seems as if the equation is now correct, what with the Classic Rock pre-release going off the shelves tomorrow, it will steam in to take its place - followed by the standard, jewel-cased edition.
So hurry.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Transmission Ends:
Well, you can't listen to Motorhead all the time and stay sane. So in moments of insanity, this song wrings out the emotions.
There are live versions, which capture the mood, but not quite as well as this original album take.
The World Is Yours: This appears to be the full-house of formats for the album release -
And a seller in EBay even as the album with an accompanying t-shirt, but if you're any size but medium, you're sunk; unless you get it for the collectability value.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Motorhead's 'Trigger': Is an excellent track, anyway, and would be quite a live show-stopper. But if the chick in this video playing along with it isn't in a band, then there's no justice -
From dates noticed for 'The World Is Yours' going on general release, I'm not sure if the January 17th date is to be believed, or February 7th?
The Classic Rock fan pack comes off-sale on January 15th, so the 17th makes sense. The 11th today, we only have a few days and we will find out.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Killed By Death: From Wacken Open Air 2009. Professional quality, with Nina C Alice and The Fire Girls.
Whack it up to full screen, and jack up the volume.

Sunday, January 09, 2011

A 'Lemmy The Movie' Competition:
brought to our attention by MHB Ned Popac.

Saturday, January 08, 2011

For Those Who Think: Darts is all about blokes with beer bellies chucking arrows...
And even though the good old, clean-living, upright and proper BBC don't keep their cameras on the go-go-dancers for long, didn't we just know some bright spark would capture them on You Tube.

The BBC2 BDO final is on tomorrow between Dean Winstanley and Martin Adams. How better to spend a Sunday afternoon?

Friday, January 07, 2011

Well, The Dowload Debate: can now be aimed at the youth of today preferring computer games to buying music.
It had to come, didn't it, we had our heroes on Top Of The Pops. With no more Top Of The Pops, and the generations changing their outlook, the music industry is going to have to pull their socks up.
With downloads, they don't even need people designing album and single sleeves, and CD / vinyl manufacturing plants are also losing production.
No longer are the streets of the world crowded at midnight for the release of Oasis latest album, they are crowded for the release of 'Call Of Duty' and suchlike.
And the world keeps on turning...
Thanks to Bro' Eric for the link.

Thursday, January 06, 2011

February 2011 Mojo: magazine, our trusty MHB 2730, Jon Jago, tells us, has a 6 page feature on Lemmy. Interested? Better find a copy while they're on the shelves.

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

A Rather Good Lemmy The Movie Review:
Not long to wait now, is your copy of the DVD on pre-order?
The Kronenbourg Ad:
is well worth playing again. Over the recent holiday break, I bumped into quite a few people who remarked how the advert took their breath away.
"Motorhead, playing acoustic?"
Right, so it achieved the desired effect, then.
The 10,000 downloads of the full song went pretty sharpish, too, so it's a good job we will be able to enjoy the Kronenbourg stuff on the DVD extras coming with the February release of 'The World Is Yours.'
And it seems a if the acoustic Ace, and the popularity of Whorehouse Blues both as an album track and a live encore show-stopper, have encouraged the band into thinking about recording an un-plugged album. It would be great if they did it as a one-off gig, too, and recorded it for DVD.
I mean, we couldn't have a full acoustic Motorherad tour, could we!
We need those decibels at least once a year, if not more, to retain our sanity.

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Chuck Berry: 84 years of age and still gigging -
Somehow, if he possibly can, I think Lemmy will be doing much the same...

Mrs. B and I went to see Chuck at Bournemouth Winter Gardens in the early 1980's, and he was quite a legend then, and it was one hell of a gig! We were in the front 3 rows, at one point, he walked to the edge of the stage, and strolled along looking every one of us in the eye, with that cute smile on his face.
Even then, he had a mid-set rest while his daughter, Nadine, sang a few songs. Nadine was no great shakes on vocals, and Chuck's return couldn't come quick enough.
A memorable evening seeing the man who many say gave birth to rock 'n' roll.
A Nice One: to keep our heroes in mind, and decorate your lounge at the same time -

Monday, January 03, 2011

Motorhead 'Rock In Rio' DVD: Mentioned on this Blog on December 22nd, it incuded a full track listing of the 1 hour festival set from this show on May 30th 2010, in Lisbon, Portugal; I have now watched this and can thoroughly recommend it.
It will be difficult finding another live version of 'Cradle To The Grave,' never mind one with great camera work and sound quality.
Order it for around a tenner from Amazon.
Adrian Lewis - Gary Anderson: darts final this evening. It should be edge-of-the-seat-thrilling without Phil Taylor in it, where, by and large, the outcome would have been a foregone conclusion.
All power (no pun intended) to the man, but he took the rivalry and sportsmanship out of the game. What was the point in watching, knowing that he would always win? There was no fun in doing that any more, so with no malice intended, the game is the better this year for that reason.
And let's face it, Phil was the first darts' millionaire, so he's not going to miss the £100,000 runner-up, or £200,000 winners' cheque, is he.

And if you get bored during the day, don't forget to keep playing 'The World Is Yours' between watching the BBC2 darts from The Lakeside at Frimley Green.

Saturday, January 01, 2011

Phil Taylor Beaten: in the Sky PDC quarter finals by Mark Webster. Taylor's achievement must be admired, without question, but it became somewhat boring knowing that he would (15 times) win this tournament time after time. So, it's great seeing fresh faces and having new blood going for the big one.
Taylor was visibly annoyed, (chewing his dart flights frequently, and his face pale with abject annoyance), as Webster gradually trounced him, and he could see his 16th win fading away. But all power to Mark Webster, he kept at it, and his skill won through.
Despite Taylor being beaten numerous times in other matches lately, it's only the 2nd time I have actually seen him losing on TV.
Late last year, he played wearing glasses, and then did away with them. So maybe it's his age and failing eyesight, as well as his killer instinct, which needs attending to?

Darts on BBC2 began today, also, to keep TV interesting after the Sky final tomorrow.