Lemmy Didn't Care That Motorhead Lyrics Were Underrated


(Classic Rock) Former Motorhead man Phil Campbell says Lemmy Kilmister was underrated as a lyric writer - but the late frontman didn't care. The band came to an end with his death in December last year, and the guitarist has gone on to form his own outfit Phil Campbell And The Bastard Sons, after briefly considering retirement.

Asked whether Lemmy was under-appreciated as a lyricist, Campbell tells Songfacts: "Definitely - he never got the credit he deserved. He knew he was. But he didn't care as long as some people understood what he was singing about.

"We all wrote the music. It was the band's music. I was responsible for most of the riffs. Lem wrote all the lyrics. But it was a melting pot, really. I'd suggest stuff, and he'd give me a stare, and just go back to his pen and paper. I knew I couldn't come up with anything close anyway. It was best just to leave it to Lem."

He continues: "I think he would have liked to have been accepted more for his lyrics, but he didn't lost any sleep over it. As long as Lem got his point across. Lemmy just cared about his band, his music and the fans." Read more here.

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