Brian’s (Robertson) fashion sense continued to shock and horrify fans throughout our tour of Europe at the end of the year. Let’s face it, ballet shoes and Motörhead do not mix! He stood out like a sore thumb, and I guess that’s what he wanted.
Motörhead founder - vocals/bass
L to R: Lemmy (RIP), Philthy (RIP), Fast Eddie
Danseuse Espagnole Et Etudes De Jambes
Paris, Musée d'Orsay
We were already attracting fans, though – punks, old Hawkwind fans and a horde of nasty characters were coming to see us. And some of them were really getting into it. One young kid showed up at our first show in white boots and a bullet belt, just like mine – and I’d only gotten the boots two weeks before, so he was really early. From the start, we were inspiring slavish fucking loyalty in people – that’s the funny thing about Motörhead: our fans and our crews really latch on to us.
All text from:
White Line Fever. The Autobiography (Simon & Schuster, 2002)
Bart Simpson & Lemmy
Treehouse Of Horror #16
Lemmy in a nutshell:That was a great time, the summer of ’71 – I can’t remember it, but I’ll never forget it!