Lemmy from Motorhead once said "I know I'm gonna lose and gamblings for fools". Never a truer word said.
In my late teens a gang of us used to go to concerts at least once a week. Motorhead, AC/DC, Thin Lizzy, Black Sabbath, all the usual heavy metal suspects. I remember reading once that Motorheads back stage rider was 10 bottles of Jack Daniels, assorted sandwiches and a Brunette. Good forward planning I suppose. If there was a quiet night on the groupie front there was always the Brunette to fall back on, literally. Bet she earned her money the hard way.
I saw the Blue Oyster Cult at Sophia Gardens. We'd travelled down on a mini bus and one of the boys had got his hands on some Morrocan Black that was floating around. Ten of us smoked and drank a couple of bottles of Jack and some cans of Red Stripe. I remember sitting at the back of the hall and the opening chords of Don't fear the reaper starting up. I turn to my mate Dave, "Fucking hell, they're opening with this?"
He slowly shakes his head "This is the third encore Rubbish, you've been out for the count since we got here". Good shit that Morrocan.
After a while we started going to see loads of different bands like Sister Sledge and stuff like that. A couple of us even went to see a few Operas. Nothing wierder than watching an Opera jacked up on hard booze and cheap drugs.
One of my favourite bands in the 80's were the Stones when Keef was alive and Mick didn't need a hip replacement after he sang Jumping Jack Flash. Looks like Wild Horses could now be the biggest seller of 2009, sang by that ageing rocker Susan Boyle. How did the World become so fucked up?
Anyway, back to the great man and that immortal line, "I know I'm gonna lose and gamblings for fools".
A couple from Newport in South Wales won £45 million on the Euro Lottery about a month ago. The guy's birthday was a couple of weeks ago and he booked a floor in the St Davids Hotel for family and friends. Who was staying there but Motorhead so he invited Lemmy and the guys to the party because, like me, he was an aging metal head. Not sure if he had to supply a brunette for the boys to agree to turn up but I'd like to think that was one of their stipulations.
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