Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Everything Louder Than Everyone Else

Ok, so the summer box office blitz is off and running...With the passing of Memorial Day and the release of (finally!) Indiana Jones and the Incredibly Long Titled Movie, summer is officially here for the box office.

However, there is one movie that we will all have to wait 'til next year to see unfortunately... because I can't. I saw this this morning. Is it too good to be true? I don't know. Will it actually come to fruition? Maybe. Will it be shown in the theatres (here...in Knoxville *sigh*)? Ehh, probably not. But with in this day and age of technology and the ol' inter-web, as well as (il)legal downloading, I'm sure we'll all have the chance to see this film that is destined for greatness.

How could it not be?

So, what film you ask? Lemmy, the Movie. Yes, friends. You read it right. Lemmy. The Movie.

Old Snaggletooth himself. The Motorhead of all Motorheads. Now, after watching the trailer, it's hard to argue that there's not a bigger "rockstar" in the world, especially after watching other big rockstars proclaim it themselves: Dave Grohl, Slash, Alice Cooper, Mick Jones, etc... C.C. DeVille, anyone?

But as Grohl (a personal hero of mine) said, "...Fuck Keith Richards..." amongst a few others, I thought about his statement. Yes, it is hard to argue with that. In a day where the biggest band in the world is comprised of all 60+ year olds, and the singer is an official Knight or Sir or whatever they call it back in the Motherland, it's hard to still consider them as dangerous as they once were. As the most over the top band in the world. As 'Rock N Roll' as they used to be. Sad, but true. "Keef" was in DISNEY'S Pirates of the Caribbean for God's sake.

But Lemmy is still Lemmy. Same old Lemmers. At 62, he's still plugging away, on his regular diet of Jack Daniels and smokes. Warts'n all. He's ugly. He's crude. He's haggard. He doesn't care. He doesn't apologize. And now Greg Olliver and Wes Orshoski have teamed up to bring the masses what many have long known, and what many more hopefully will come to find out: Lemmy is a badass...not just a badass, but the badass. Lemmy's been doing it since the '60s (he was a roadie for Hendrix) and if you listen to Dave Grohl's snippets in the trailer, Grohl thinks that Lemmy's the "baddest motherfucker in the world" and he's been doing it the right way: not in Leer jets, not with supermodels, not as a knight. He's a rock n roll pirate; he's 49% motherfucker, 51% son of a bitch; he's the real deal.

As for the film, it's not slated for release until 2009, so we all have a little while to wait, but if the trailer is any indication, it will be worth the wait- unquestionably.

After all, it's Lemmy. The "baddest motherfucker of all time".


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