(Source: Q magazine) 1916
"We never plan anything. We ain't that animal. We're too lazy. I hate rehearsing-if I can get out of it in any way, I'll do it. Some songs take half an hour to write, others take weeks. The fast ones are harder to write. But this time," Lemmy steers us around to their new album 1916, "We've just come up with a couple of songs that are different, though nobody will ever believe it."
Most different of all is the title track, a cello-accompanied ballad of a first World War Tommy, inspired by the testimony of old soldiers in Lions Led By Donkeys, a TV documentary on the Battle of the Somme. "All wars are stupid," snorts Lemmy, "but that was the stupidest."