Rock's Backpages Library Rock's Backpages
the online library of pop writing

The Motorhead Mode

John Mendelsohn, Creem, December 1983

HE'S BEEN USING speed for years, and he plays in a heavy metal band with the most obnoxious album cover art ever. So one doesn't expect Ian (Lemmy) Kilmister of Motorhead to be a jerk. One expects him to be a rampaging asshole.

Total word count of piece: 1938


Becoming a member is easy. Membership gives you access to all the thousands of articles in the library.

Click here to go to Subscribe page.

Click here for academic and other group subscriptions.