LEMMY R.I.P. 1945-2015

December 29, 2015 – 3:27 pm

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‘FAST’ EDDIE CLARKE R.I.P. 1950 - 2018

“Fast” Eddie Clarke has passed away at the age 67 – he was the final remaining member of the classic Motörhead line-up. We salute you, Eddie.

Motörhead guitarist “Fast” Eddie Clarke has on January 10, 2018 died at the age of 67. His death was announced on Motörhead’s Facebook page. According to the post, Clarke died peacefully in hospital after suffering from pneumonia. The musician, born Edward Allan Clarke in Twickenham in 1950, joined Motörhead in 1976. Along with drummer Phil Taylor and frontman Lemmy, he is considered to have been part of the best-known Motörhead lineup. The trio released their self-titled debut album in 1977 and produced hits including Ace of Spades. Clarke also provided lead vocals on numerous Motörhead tracks. Clarke left the band in 1982 and was replaced by Thin Lizzy guitarist Brian Robertson. Clarke subsequently formed the rock band Fastway with UFO bassist Pete Way. The band released seven albums and toured with AC/DC.

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And then there were none. With the death of “Fast” Eddie Clarke, from pneumonia, at the age of 67, all three of the members of Motörhead’s greatest lineup have gone. And to be in the greatest lineup of Motörhead was to be part of one of hard rock’s most uncompromising and important bands.

Though Lemmy came to personify Motörhead, without the presence of Clarke on guitar and Phil “Philthy Animal” Taylor on drums they wouldn’t have had half the impact. We know that, because the band that existed before they joined, with Lucas Fox on drums and Larry Wallis on guitar, sounded like a bubblegum group compared to the trio that lasted from 1976 until 1982. Lemmy always maintained that Motörhead were a rock’n’roll band, not a metal, punk or thrash band. That was probably a pointless protest, given metal’s embracing of Motörhead, but it was truest of that classic trio. Clarke wasn’t a widdly-woo guitarist: he could and did play absurdly fast, but rarely did he spew out dense clusters of single notes to prove his dexterity. Far more often his solos were compendiums of licks from the first age of rock’n’roll, distorted and bent to his own purposes… - theguardian.com

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LEMMY R.I.P. 1945-2015

Motorhead frontman Lemmy has died on December 28, 2015 in Los Angeles, two days after learning he had cancer, the British band has announced. He was 70. Born Ian Fraser Kilmister, Lemmy formed Motorhead in 1975 and recorded 22 albums, including Ace of Spades, as he became one of music’s most recognisable voices and faces. The band said on its Facebook page: “Our mighty, noble friend Lemmy has passed away after a short battle with an extremely aggressive cancer.” His death came just weeks after former Motorhead drummer Phil Taylor died of liver failure on November 11, 2015. Taylor was 61.

Other sad news include the death of Steve Wright of the Australian group, the Easybeats, on December 27, 2015. Wright was 68. He was also widely considered as Australia’s first international rock star and his hits included Friday On My Mind and Evie. Wright had fallen ill on Boxing Day and was taken to Moruya Hospital in New South Wales.

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MOTORHEAD
Glasgow 1982 [no label, 1CD]

Live at the Apollo, Glasgow, Scotland; March 18, 1982. Fairly to very good FM broadcast.

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unknow generation cassette > Wavelab Lite (for trimming purposes) > CDWave > TLH

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Track 01. Iron Fist 3:00 (5.0MB)
Track 02. Heart Of Stone 3:03 (5.1MB)
Track 03. Shoot you In The Back 3:09 (5.3MB)
Track 04. The Hammer 3:06 (5.2MB)
Track 05. Loser 3:39 (6.1MB)
Track 06. Jailbait 3:33 (6.0MB)
Track 07. America 3:53 (6.5MB)
Track 08. White Line Fever 2:31 (4.2MB)
Track 09. (Don’t Need) Religion 2:58 (5.0MB)
Track 10. Go To Hell 3:01 (5.1MB)
Track 11. Capricorn 4:22 (7.3MB)
Track 12. (Don’t Let ‘Em) Grind Ya Down 3:34 (6.0MB)
Track 13. (We Are The) Road Crew 3:15 (5.5MB)
Track 14. Ace Of Spades 3:10 (5.3MB)
Track 15. Bite The Bullet 1:41 (2.8MB)
Track 16. The Chase Is Better Than The Catch 5:07 (8.6MB)
Track 17. Overkill 4:56 (8.3MB)
Track 18. Bomber 3:30 (5.9MB)
Track 19. Motorhead 3:57 (6.6MB)
66 mins

Line up:
Lemmy - bass, vocals
Fast Eddie - guitar
Philthy Phil Taylor - drums

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  1. 12 Responses to “LEMMY R.I.P. 1945-2015”

  2. Hi Lemmy, You were one of the few who embodied the true spirit of Rock!!! We will be your road crew forever!!!

    By Domenico on Dec 29, 2015

  3. Although it’s been coming for a while it was still a shock to hear the news. A very, very sad day. I’ve grown up with Motorhead, they are a part of my life and it’s hard to believe I won’t be seeing them again. For all the real pleasure and happiness you’ve brought me over the years though, thank you Mr. Kilmister, you’ll never be forgotten.

    By Shep on Dec 29, 2015

  4. Lemmy, you’ll stay in my heart forever! R.I.P.

    By Josef (Czech republic) on Dec 29, 2015

  5. My mom’s favorite band They disturbed her at even a low volume!

    By Charva on Dec 29, 2015

  6. They’ll never be another Lemmy Kilmister.

    By Mia on Dec 30, 2015

  7. RIP Lemmy. It had to be something fast and deadly to take this guy out.

    Thank you BigO, also, for mentioning Stevie Wright’s passing. No less a Rock Icon, he endured a very slow and painful death.

    A sad time indeed.

    By Tom L on Dec 30, 2015

  8. Lemmy Was, Is, and Always Will Be the Man… We will miss you, but not as much as you’ll miss us! Ha Ha R.I.P. , Good Man..

    By APex on Dec 30, 2015

  9. R.I.P. Lemmy. Hey BIGO , can you dig up any boots from Hawkwind with Lemmy on them? Thanks for everything and Happy New Year to all!

    By Tunafan on Dec 30, 2015

  10. He was supposed to live forever! I am still sad over this. Was hoping that 40th anniversary tour with SAXON and GIRLSCHOOL was gonna come to Amerikka…. our loss.

    Was so happy I got to see them as many times as I did. The 1981 headlining gig I missed continues to haunt me

    By The Russian Assassin on Jan 3, 2016

  11. “Fast” Eddie Clarke has passed away at the age 67 - he was the final remaining member of the classic Motörhead line-up. We salute you, Eddie.

    By bigozine2 on Jan 12, 2018

  12. Sad news about Eddie, saw Motorhead a few times over the years and they were never less than brilliant.
    I think I’d have to take issue that the band “with Lucas Fox on drums and Larry Wallis on guitar, sounded like a bubblegum group compared to the trio that lasted from 1976 until 1982.”. Try playing On Parole from the album of that name and you can see that the basics were pretty much there, they just had to wait until record companies would let them do what they wanted. They toned their stuff down for that record and even then United Artists wouldn’t release it (In an act of typical record company bastardy they refused to let anyone else release a record by them either).With nothing much happening,Larry went off to join the Pink Fairies reunion.Larry Wallis never sounded less than sublime on guitar. Now if only we had some Pink Fairies bootlegs….

    By Bevis on Jan 13, 2018

  13. R.I.P. Eddie.

    By Josef (Czech republic) on Jan 13, 2018

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