Movie Review

Lemmy Movie Review

This review is a re-post of a Lemmy movie review post at CinemaFunk and FilmJunk.

Every fan has their own ideal set of figures that are seminal to the foundations of heavy metal and Lemmy Kilmister has always been a part of that set. As the new decade has rolled over, Lemmy, at 65, has a career spanning six decades, with no sign of slowing down or changing a damn thing. Lemmy examines Lemmy’s career, lifestyle and impact on Western music, much of which should impress a fan of any sub-genre of rock.

Without a direct chronological narrative, Lemmy, produced and directed by Greg Olliver and Wes Orshoski, reveals Lemmy’s live and let live ideology even into his mid-60s. He plays video games, in his house, on his phone, in bars. His home is filled with trash, memorabilia (both Motörhead and World War II), and his proudest, most valuable possession, his son. As Henry Rollins explains, Lemmy grew up in a time before rock n’ roll; cut his teeth on Little Richard and Jerry Lee Lewis, was a roadie for Hendrix, and has his own place in rock n’ roll history with The Rockin’ Vickers and Hawkwind long, long before Motörhead.

Music Reviews Progressive Metal

Jose Carballido – Requiem

With my Graduate World Cinema course at the Savannah College of Art and design, one of the particular aspects I have been studying is trying to reduce the Eurocentric (often Americentric) vision of the world. For cinema, this is easy as watching films with subtitles, even though the images can tell the story just the same. For music, this is a far more difficult task. I could have easily asked for Jose Carballido to provide me with some translations, but rather, I chose to challenge myself and listen and review this album solely based on how the language, which I do not speak or understand, interacts with the music. I think I failed.

News Progressive Rock

Two New Live Beardfish Tracks

Beardfish is planning on releasing Mammoth (source) in March 2011, but in the meantime two tracks “The Platform” and “And the Stone Said If I Could Speak” have been performed live and are available on YouTube. Also, an edited version of “The Platform” is also available on YouTube.

“The Platform” (Bratislava 10/25/2010)