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  • Michael Moorcock
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    More than I'd pay... I agree the BFI seem very open to requests and so forth. But again if that's the sort of price being asked it hardly seems worth it.

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  • David Mosley
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    It turns out you can buy Hawkwind: Do Not Panic direct from the producers, ZCZ Films for £17.99. See here (click on 'Shop' then scroll right down to the bottom and click 'Add to cart').

    The BFI have been quite accommodating in letting us host your Final Programme Q&A, Mike so there might be some mileage in our contacting them with regards to hosting your '68 interview.
    Last edited by David Mosley; 07-27-2011, 12:44 AM.

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  • Michael Moorcock
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    I wonder, once it has done its rounds, the BBC would allow a site like ours to archive it, since it would be the only wholly legal means of getting it. I have (somewhere) the copy sent by the BBC. Sadly I've either buried it, loaned it or lost it. So I'd be curious to see it and the Lemmy docu. I have other video stuff which might be of interest, especially a long interview now archived by the BFI which I did in 1968 at the height of my pomp. Amazed me how much my voice changed. I was an arrogant bastard. I remember being angry both at the interviewer (v. conservative) and having just heard Bobby Kennedy was killed and hearing a bunch of US businessmen in the lobby of the posh Park Lane hotel applauding as the news was broadcast...
    So I wasn't in an accomodating mood that morning. I know there are only a few people that interested but it would be nice if it was available. Almost everything else of any length came later, I think.

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  • David Mosley
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    Hawkwind: Do Not Panic was first screened in March 2008. There's a thread on the original transmission here.

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  • sandy
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    There was a Hawkwind documentary broadcast after the Lemmy documentary.It was called Originals -- Hawkwind - Do Not Panic. I couldn't tell you if it was anew documentary, but it featured various ex-members and managers of the band talking about their experiences - including Michael Moorcock and Lemmy.

    It was broadcast on BBC4 Friday 22/09 and is probably on iplayer this week.

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  • opaloka
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    Mountain Grill is a really solid album IMO, a little under appreciated but really solid end to end.
    One of my fvorite Motorhead records is their early Demo record 'on parole', very punkish and not much metal, very real sounding if that makes any sense.

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  • postodave
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    It's a great track. I've been playing Hall of the Mountain Grill recently and there is some good stuff on there. Drums of course. Simon King. You've stirred up a few memories of when I saw Motorhead in the seventies. It was a heavy rock night at Wigan Casino. A friend of mine played bass in the support band Virginia Wolf and I went along to support him (I wrote some lyrics for them as well, not that you could ever hear them). Another friend bootlegged the gig and went backstage to play the tapes for Motorhead afterwards. Lemmy was totally cool about that and said they were good recordings. I also got to go backstage briefly and saw Lemmy, smoking a joint as I recall - not to speak to though

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  • opaloka
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    drums and wooshy sounds... that rhythm section with lemmy/king is better than any motorhead lineup IMO, not that motorhead doesn't have it's own charms but 'tight' isn't one of them.

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  • postodave
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    Originally posted by opaloka
    They did play some Hawkwind numbers in the early days but it was only stuff that Lemmy had a hand in like 'the watcher' and 'lost johnny'.
    Yeah, I remember them doing 'The Watcher' that evening and as I recall it was the slower Hawkwind version they did. Lost Johnny is vertually a Motorhead or Lemmy Track. As well as bass he plays lead and rhythm guitar. Not sure what there was left for anyone else to do!
    Last edited by Governor of Rowe Island; 07-25-2011, 10:54 AM. Reason: Fixed quote

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  • Kymba334
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    Lemmy Rules

    My first Sighting of Lemmy was in fact the science fiction thriller 'Hardware' somewhere in the mid nineteen-eighties.He played a bit part as a Charon- like Taxi- boat driver and I was sad that His role in the film was...Too Damn Small!

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  • opaloka
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    They did play some Hawkwind numbers in the early days but it was only stuff that Lemmy had a hand in like 'the watcher' and 'lost johnny'.

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  • postodave
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    I caught that. Better contributions from Hawkwind that for the Hawkwind doc that was ruined by Brock refusing to participate. I felt you got a really rounded picture of Lemmy and a sense of the respect he is held in. It seems very odd to me that for many people Hawkwind are only a footnote in the history of Motorhead. I saw Motorhead in their early days when people were still calling out for them to do Silver Machine and Lemmy had to say in a disgruntled voice, 'You've got the wrong band mate.'

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  • Marca
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    TV alert!

    Lemmy The Movie, a 2hr documentary is showing on BBC Four Friday evening, along with a repeat of the Hawkwind documentary Do Not Panic, which features contributions from Mike, as I'm sure we all know.

    The Hawkwind gets repeated from time to time but as far as I can see the Lemmy doc has only the one showing. For now at least.

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  • Pietro_Mercurios
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    I've created a PDF copy of the original interview with Lemmy, from the VPRO TV guide. I'll have to have a go at translating it, this week coming. He wrote, optimistically.

    Link:
    Lemmy & The Flash Crash
    Over three programmes, VPRO's Tegenlicht takes the measure of the World economy. In this regard, writer A.H.J. Dautzenberg spoke to monetary expert and Motِrhead-figurehead, Lemmy Kilmister.

    By A.H.J. Dautzenberg

    ...
    Dr Kilmister

    'We presented Mr Kilmister with an honorary doctorate, in 2009. You should see that as a symbolic act. Mr Kilmister has had a great deal of influence on the music industry. He is the example of an autodidact from the practical side of things who has come to have well founded insight and knowledge... No, scientifically speaking, no, let me put it this way, Mr Kilmister has no academic ambitions, but he knows what he's talking about.'

    Prof. Dr. Lars Feld
    Alfred Weber Institute of Economics, University of Heidelberg.

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  • Pietro_Mercurios
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    I read a very interesting interview in our TV paper, the VPRO Gids, this week, featuring an economics expert, a certain Professor Ian Kilmister.

    He was quite enlightening about the so called stock market, 'Flash Crash', in May, last year. It's in Dutch, but I'll have to try and put a copy up here, anyway.
    Last edited by Pietro_Mercurios; 01-29-2011, 02:36 PM.

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