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Truly stunning- Warts and all,
This review is from: White Line Fever: Lemmy - The Autobiography (Paperback)
I'm not the sort of person who reads a lot. Magazines, yes- but they have pictures. I can never really be bothered to read a proper book though, but when I saw Lemmy's autobiography I instantly thought "must have!" The man is a genius. No no, he is THE genius! I've seen him on stage once and I have to say that there is no man I have ever encountered with more energy and personality thatn him. And his autobiography reflects this. It has everything- practically his entire life story, condensed into 200+ pages of book! From obscure local bands, to Hawkwind and eventually the formation of Motorhead, Lemmy looks back on his last 60 years and recounts everything. From the terribly funny Philthy Animal trying to climb through his own bathroom mirror to the brutal and disturbing murder of Lemmy's flatmate, Kilminster leaves no stone unturned. He talks openly of his speed addiction (which contributed to the band and song name "motorhead") just telling everything like it is. A brilliant mix of comedy and tragedy, at break-neck speed told by the man himself. Everything louder than everything else? In this case, definitely.