Monday, 25 July 2011

documentary time - lemmy and dave davies

Caught these two documentaries at the weekend, and enjoyed both of them, although l did think both could have done with being a bit shorter.

Dave Davies came across pretty reasonably, considering how he has had to live in the shadow of his brother Ray all of his life. It was telling how Ray was quoted to Dave that if he had the chance to do it again, he would change everything, whereas Dave said he wouldn't change a thing, as 'There is no such thing as failure, just learning experiences'. Not too sure about his belief in all the spiritual stuff (see, but each to their own.

Lemmy was as you would expect, still drinking, smoking, playing one armed bandits, and collecting war memorabilia. He could easily appear to be a sad bastard, but he seems to have settled into a lifestyle he enjoys. I do think, along with Keith Richards (the great man himself), he has morphed into a caricature of himself, dressing in black, wearing the big boots etc, when he never used to be like that in the past. A bit too much of people just praising Lemmy, when they could have been showing more of the back story, but still entertaining for someone like me, who used to go and see Motörhead on a regular basis. The FPO got bored after about an hour or so, but valiantly stuck it out till the end.
Nearly forgot, his home is also messier than ours (unbelievably).

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