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A 30 Minute Read.
on 10 October 2009
Harry Shaw wrote a far more swaggering and lager-swilling A4 sized edition of Lemmy's wonderful yet barbed and acerbic views on life and the world titled 'Lemmy - In His Own Words' a couple of years ago, which was crammed full of pictures and much better value for money. This one's a bit like a lap-dance with a gorgeous chick, there's a lot of interest while the action's going on, but so much disappointment when it is all over far too quickly.
This is a small, A5 but hardbacked edition which, in some instances, has almost as much space on the pages as text, has no pictures other than on the cover, and is very poor value for money. Yes, Paul Brannigan is a good rock writer, a veteran of 'Kerrang! magazine, and his observations about Lemmy and his life at the beginning of every chapter are very good if not unexpected, and it also bolsters up this all-too-ailing page count.
But Lemmy Kilmister is a Living Legend and a Rock Icon, and deserves far better than this. He is also a larger-than-life character, and any books about him ought to match that persona. It's unofficial, too, so don't blame Lemmy for the rather poor show.