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Monday, December 28, 2015


Sad to hear that the seemingly indestructible Lemmy Kilmister was not indestructible after all - he followed Philthy Animal Taylor, who died in November, into the great beyond today.

I loved Motorhead when I was in high school and still have a soft spot in my heart for the band up through Another Perfect Day in 1983.

That 1983 Motorhead album with Brian Robertson replacing Fast Eddie Clarke isn't a very popular one in the catalog, but I've always loved it - some of my favorite Motorhead songs are on that album, including Die You Bastard, Back On The Funny Farm, Dancing On Your Grave and Shine.

Motorhead isn't often on my playlist these days but listening again to Another Perfect Day and the live album No Sleep 'Til Hammersmith, I'm reminded how powerful the band was.

You won't see the likes of Lemmy Kilmister again on this planet - seriously, the man was one of a kind.

RIP Lemmy - No Sleep 'Til Hammersmith


  1. This post proves 100% why Perdido Street Blog is my favorite teaching blog ever. I have been a fan of your blog for many years and I know how much you love punk, true metal, and heavy rock tunes. So sad to hear about the passing of Lemmy but so stoked that there is another teacher in NYC who not only knows who he is, but also the legacy that Lemmy spawned. I too am a NYC teacher of over 20 years experience into the same tunes as you and we are a rare breed. Anyway, pour a cold one tonight and blast ACE OF SPADES! His music will live on forever.

    1. I'm on the road, but when I get home, I will definitely be putting on No Sleep 'Til Hammersmith!