actually, few days ago i finished with second reading of white line fever and there was one thing that i noticed exclusively because of this endless fighting about what is motorhead and that is this:
in one part of book lemmy himself says that he doesn't get it why poeple bash metal, because it's one of best/purest (don't remember exact word) forms of rock'n'roll.
so i think it preaty much explains his statement on this theme
but still, with or without his words, this is probably most pointless fight ever, we can go in circle forever. there will always be someone that will say that lemmy stands for rock n roll, and then some other dude will say something like i did the start of my post and on and on and on
I know about this statement too. But this one statement in this book against few others, which is fight against logic. Dont forget, some parts of Lemmys book were writen in 80s, later those parts were put in this book by publisher. This statement was from 80s (1984?) and was like this statement from middle 90s. It is only logical explenation that those statements were BUSSINES statements in those days what I wrote in my last post. Because you cant say that Rolling stones and Cannibal Corpse are same genre or Beatles and Napalm death or Oasis and Obituary etc etc etc... Thats only logical explanation. Anyone who heard that statement cant believe in that, but fights what we have over this is in some little way Lemmys fault too, because throu that statements he wants all fans from all genres to connect in one Motorhead fans because of bussines reasons, and if you cant see that ROLLING STONES AND CANNIBAL CORPSE are not same genres I CANT HELP YOU. On the other hand, Lemmy is human too, he can make mistakes in his statements too. But we can say; Are those two/three statements are thruth or his all life statement that Motorhead is rnr and in many interviews not metal? Thats the same thing what I got fight about few albums; You have 10 songs, 2 of them are metal, is this album metal? What about other 8 songs? Lemmy can make mistake too, or his all life beliefs and lyrics in songs, 1000000 interviews etc etc... doesnt make sense. And I dont want to belive that. Those statements in my belief were bussines statements to make more people Motorhead fans from all genres and subgenres.