The True Story of Acid House: Britain´s Last Youth Culture Revolution: Luke Bainbridge
In ´The Ace of Spades´, Motörhead´s most famous song, Lemmy, the born-to-lose, live-to-win frontman of the band sang, ´I don´t want to live forever´. Yet as he told his friend of 35 years, former PR and biographer Mick Wall, ´Actually, I want to go the day before forever. To avoid the rush...´. This is his strange but true story. Brutally frank, painfully funny, wincingly sad, and always beautifully told, LEMMY: THE DEFINITIVE BIOGRAPHY is the story of the only rock´n´roller never to sell his soul for silver and gold, while keeping the devil, as he put it, ´very close to my side´. From school days growing up in North Wales, to first finding fame in the mid-60s with the Rockin´ Vicars; from being Jimi Hendrix´s personal roadie (´I would score acid for him´), to leading Hawkwind to the top of the charts in 1972 with ´Silver Machine´ (´I was fired for taking the wrong drugs´); from forming Motörhead (´I wanted to call the band Bastard but my manager wouldn´t let me´), whose iconoclastic album NO SLEEP ´TIL HAMMERSMITH entered the UK charts at No. 1. Based on Mick´s original interviews with Lemmy conducted over numerous years, along with the insights of those who knew him best - former band mates, friends, managers, fellow artists and record business insiders - this is an unputdownable story of one of Britain´s greatest characters. As Lemmy once said of Wall, ´Mick Wall is one of the few rock writers in the world who can actually write and seems to know anything about rock music. I can and do talk to him for hours - poor bastard.´ With the hard part of his journey now over, Lemmy is set to become a legend. LEMMY: THE DEFINITIVE BIOGRAPHY explains exactly how that came to be.