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R.I.P. Lemmy – Still Feeling Mean

Catching up on old news, sadly bassist Lemmy, a bona fide rebel, rock God, and founder of Motorhead, died of brain cancer on 12/28/2015.

His first claim to fame, came in 1972 as the lead vocalist on the single ‘Silver Machine‘ a song about a silver bicycle, a number 3 UK hit, with his previous band Hawkwind.

Written during the space age and the 1970’s ‘Bike Boom‘ the song is described partly by its lyricist Robert Calvert in Wikipedia as thus:

“‘Silver Machine’ was just to say, I’ve got a silver bicycle, and nobody got it. I didn’t think they would. I thought that what they would think we were singing about some sort of cosmic space travel machine. I did actually have a silver racing bike when I was a boy. I’ve got one now, in fact.”

You’ll be missed Lemmy!

I just took a ride in a Silver Machine
And I’m still feeling mean
Do you want to ride
See yourself going by
Other side of the sky
Well I got a silver machine

1 comment to R.I.P. Lemmy – Still Feeling Mean

  • I’M VERY SAD AT YOU PASSING, MY BROTHER, I’M SURE YOU LIVED THE LIFE YOU WANTED, AND YOU ARE NOW HAPPY AND AT PEACE, BLESS YOU, WHEREVER YOU MAY BE, RE-INCARNATED BACK INTO LIFE, IN YOUR NEXT DEVELOPEMENT, MEET ME OUT THERE, WITH LOVE
    NIK TURNER, XXX