Issue #36 - September 10, 1998

OS: News! News! News!
OS: Ozzfets in Camden
OS: RE: Overnight Sensation Issue #35
OS: How tall is God?
OS: My First Head
OS: Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah
OS: Trivia update
OS: Re: Overnight Sensation Issue #35
OS: No Sleep Till the Internet
OS #34 & 35
OS: Re: Overnight Sensation Issue #35


Date: September 10, 1998
From: acetrump@bigfoot.com
Subject: os: news! news! news!

Hello Again Fellow Motorheadbangers!!

Well, I'm back from taking 6 days of vacation and catching a few shows. One of them was Metallica... I had the opportunity to spend some time talking to Lars and mentioned our little group here and how much we appreciate Metallica constantly letting the world know that without a Motorhead, there would have been no Metallica. He was very gracious and a genuine pleasure to talk to... that goes for all the guys in Metallica!

I have some news and info about the current goings on with the band (thanks Laurie!):

* Lemmy just completed an interview for inclusion in VH1's BEHIND THE MUSIC on Metallica, which is scheduled to air this fall. VH1 will be including footage from Lemmy's 50th Birthday party at the Whisky in LA where Metallica dressed up as "The Lemmys" and performed a set of Motorhead tunes.

* Lemmy is the celebrity panelist in the fall issue of SMOKE magazine, on the stands right about now. Smoke is the largest and hippest of the cigar magazines and this feature is their most popular.

* Lemmy was recently in NY to play a role in the upcoming Troma film, "Terror Firmer," out in January 1999, directed by Lloyd Kaufman, president of Troma, which is known for their cult classic, "Toxic Avenger." Lemmy appeared in Troma's last film, "Tromeo and Juliet".

* Motorhead just recorded a cover of Metallica's "Enter Sandman", which will be part of a wrestling CD compilation that Bob Chiappardi's Concrete Foundations is putting together. This will be released on CMC Records in North America.

* Lemmy just appeared on Comedy Central's Daily Show, holding his own against host Craig Kilborn during the interview and hilarious "five questions."

Ace Trump

Date: Sat, 29 Aug 1998 09:37:08
From: "Buddha" buddha@itw.com
Subject: os: ozzfets in camden

I for one am glad that Motorhead didnt play the main stage at ozzfest...the sound sucked ass at the main stage, with ozzy being the only one who sounded anything close to decent. Also, who was "Jane" who sang Ace of Spades with Lemmy at Ozzfest camden, her voice was similar to Wendy O.'s...

And Ace, when are we going to be able to get the tribute on CD? That would bee even better than having it on the computer.


**Editor: We'll see about the CD....

Date: Sat, 29 Aug 1998 13:43:29
From: Ray Powell r-powell@concentric.net
Subject: re: overnight sensation issue #35

re: Subject: os: too few motorhead fans in atlanta?

I never even HEARD about Motorhead playing in Atlanta (it stinks to find out about these things after the fact). I check the official website all the time and I don't remember seeing ANYTHING about the Atlanta gig. Maybe ticket sales would be higher if those of us who love Motorhead actually knew when and where they were playing near us...

By the way, where is the ACTUAL definitive "Motorhead tour" web site??
How do I make SURE I never miss out on a chance to catch my favorite band??

**Editor: As I have stated NUMEROUS times, I can only post the info that the management gives me. Personally, I rely on http://www.pollstar.com to get me the latest and greatest tour dates.

Date: Mon, 31 Aug 1998 05:04:32
From: Richard Goodchild richard_goodchild@yahoo.com
Subject: os: how tall is god?

Mindless trivia time again:-

> And also, how tall is Lemmy? Craig
> completely *dwarfed* him (it looked like there was at least a foot and a
> half of difference there)

I saw the man himself after a gig at the Kentish Town Forum (London) in November (?) 1995, following a VERY cold wait outside the stage door. As I remember, he was about my height, which is about 5'11" / 6 foot tall. So that makes this other guy one tall bastard...


Date: Mon, 31 Aug 1998 12:24:56
From: Jones David-WLDJ01 David_Jones@css.mot.com
Subject: os: my first head

Back in '85, I was in my High School Economics class. I was sleepy until I heard this guy talking about this band Motorhead. "They've got some great songs like Dancing On Your Grave", he said. Well, with a song title like that I had to check these guys out. Not having the Shekles to piss away on albums (Vinyl? What's that?) with only one good song, I checked "Iron Fist" out of my local library. Needless to say, I racked up some hefty overdue fines because I didn't want to take the damn thing off my turntable. I reluctantly returned the album and bought "No Remorse" (complete with leather cover). I was hooked. In December of that year, I got word the MH was going to play The Metro in Chicago, the 15th. I went. Standing in an alley, 15 degrees weather, waiting to be let into the show, freezing my ass off, but it was all worth it. They opened with Ace Of Spades, at least that's what I think it was, it was so loud that I could hear nothing but white noise with the occasional soaring guitar note. MH also had the dubious distinction of causing plaster to crack off of the ceiling. I'll never forget that night, or the seven days afterward that my ears rang. Since then I have amassed a huge collection of recorded material. One of my prizes is a 10 disc Stiff Record box set of singles issued on that label. One of them is MH's White Line Fever.

David E. Jones
Motorola Inc.,
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Room DE160
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Pgr. 847-576-0295 Pin 2796
Always draw your curves, then plot the data

Date: Mon, 31 Aug 1998 22:31:41
From: zughiaq@juno.com (Eric R Chetkauskas)
Subject: OS: Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah

Two issues in four days! Impressive! Well, it's my turn to ramble again.

>If you had waited around with your "friend" you would have met Lemmy.

You like pouring salt in open wounds, don't you? I've been kicking myself (literally) every day since for that.

>Instead you had to suffer through Tool or something equally shitty (not Ultraspank!).
> missed meeting him, after waiting about 40 minutes, by going to the bathroom for five minutes

Not really, you see I couldn't hear them and there was some psychedelic thing going on stage with fuzzy pictures and flashing lights so I didn't pay much attention. Also it was about 40 minutes after the show I was in the bathroom too, so when he said "I'm going to the bathroom" I probably would have joined him (which would have made me even more pissed off that I missed Lemmy) What? you liked Ultraspank?

>Yeah, and it almost got stolen after the set. Trust me. Thief!

> Lower your head and say "d'oh. D'oh

> I was wondering why CMC don't promote their acts the way they should. It seems to me that an act should receive the same amount of advertising and promotion playing in a club as they would if they are playing a huge arena. Often a band will perform in a small club some place and no one knows anything about it until the day of the show.

It all has to do with the popularity of the band. Bands that get a lot of radio airplay and such tend get advertised more because people know who they are. If no one has ever heard of a band before there's no need to tell people that they are playing in some club down the street. Bands that are more popular also tend to bring in more money so the big arena would want them there. By the same token a 25,000 seat arena doesn't want a band that has only 25,000 fans in the world playing there. Last I checked Motorhead wasn't that popular (at least not in America) so to find out when Motorhead is playing you have to check out other sources for info (i.e. this mailing list, the web site, etc)

>as humans, we are naturally endowed with a brain that is able to concentrate on more than one thing at once (Microsoft calls it "multi-tasking")

Think about that for a second. You just compared the human brain to microsoft. Microsoft product don't multi-task well. Apparently human brains don't either so I guess that's more accurate than I thought.

Date: Wed, 2 Sep 1998 18:50:28
From: Sarmad Sheikh sarmadsheikh@compuserve.com
Subject: os: trivia update

Hi all,

Just a quick note to let you know that the "Strange But True: Weird Motorhead Trivia" section in my web-site has now been updated with some restructuring of existing items and some great new facts added in. The Zombie-Lemmy animation that goes with that section has also been improved! (The animation was created using an orginal photo I took of him last year in London). Enter the "Strange But True" section via my homepage:

And before I sign off, here's what Lemmy had to say about Ace's Official Motorhead WebSite. This amusing piece I found in an interview printed on the latest issue of Motorheadbangers World fanzine:

Dino: "On Internet I read that Hitler's pair of boots, which were in the Berlin Museum, are now at your home."

Lemmy: "No! It's bullshit! It's bullshit, that's what it is! I've never heard about that. I'm supposed to have Hitler's boots?"

Dino: "It was on the Motorhead website, on Lemmy's Ask The Questions."

Lemmy: "Forget it! No! You can put it back on the Internet! I don't have Hitler's fucking boots! I don't have his hat, I don't have his fucking shirt, you know, I don't need pieces of Hitler!"

Take care,


**Editor: Hey, I just print them, I don't answer them! :-)

Date: Wed, 2 Sep 1998 21:57:33
From: dayth@juno.com (satan b zelbub)
Subject: Re: Overnight Sensation Issue #35

phil tyler wrote ""Great to get a new newsletter and I've got my tickets for the Manchester gig on 9th October and CANNOT wait!!!"" manchester, massachusetts? if not, then does anyone know if or when motorhead will be in massachusetts?

Date: Mon, 07 Sep 1998 22:58:02
From: alain poncelet poncelet.alain@skynet.be
Subject: OS: No Sleep Till the Internet

Hi Ace,
Hi Overnight Sensation Freaks,

If you still want more Motorhead, cheque out these sites, some of them are really fucking cool:


Hey if you know other ones, e-mail me: poncelet.alain@skynet.be

Rock'n'Roll forever !!!

Date: Mon, 07 Sep 1998 16:36:09
From: "Martin Herraiz" martin_fast@hotmail.com
Subject: os #34 & 35

To Max Headroom from OS #34:
I'm surprised to hear an American talk like that. You've repeated a lot of critics I'd already made to the American society. I guess from down here in the 3rd world you get a better view. But I'm glad to know you people are not all alienated, burger-eatin', beer-sippin', tv-watchin', ruminating morons. Hey Max, it's people like you and me who are probably the only remaining hope for the Western society. I know what it feels like, being America's toilet. It's called imperialism, but it's probably part of your country's fascist fear-capitalizing politics to not talk about stuff like that on school. Your megalomanic, onanistic, power-crazed warheads have already swallowed what was left of the USSR, now you're after Cuba and China, and by the 2nd millenium the U.S. will have either taken over the whole world or (hopefully) nearly deceased.
Only time will tell. By the way, you should be ashamed of your president. It's not like I'm not ashamed of ours, but any human being who publicly humiliates the only one who was trying to defend him on such a stupid scandal and accepts playing such a fool because of a fuckin' blow job deserves no respect at all. Hey Bill, I'm sorry for your pathetic ass.About all the "Don't Let Daddy Kiss Me" stuff, I don't see the need to mention it. Is there any bad Motrhead song? If so, let me know cuz I'm yet to hear it. Why don't all you metalheads let Motrhead make good rock ballads like everyone else? 98 degrees Farenheit? That would be about 33 degrees Celsius... man, you don't know what heat is!!To Kfir, the best Motralbum ever, in my opinion, is their 2nd, '79's Overkill. Also, Ace Of Spades ('80), 1916 ('91), Bastards (Lemmy's favorite) and Sacrifice (Lemmy's 2nd favorite at the time of release). You'll notice that the more the band's style changed, the more it stayed the same. Basically, they're heavier and dirtier on each new album. By the way, when Overnight Sensation came out and I was told it was dirtier than Sacrifice, I thought, "that just ain't possible". Whattaya know, I was wrong!I don't understand the fuss about the Bastards distribution. Here it is found everywhere.

The Brazil OzzFest has been cancelled! To be honest, I was hoping for that. Hell, after the '96 45-minute gig, I think I deserve to see them play a full-length show. The second part of my wish, however, is yet to become true! I'll just cross my fingers and wait. For a while, there had also been some talk that Lemmy would be among the guest appearances on a Sepultura show. The gig was on August 15th. No Lemmy there. He would probably have shown up just to sing "Orgasmatron" anyway.
Hey Ace, "keep up the good work!" (Man, how I hate clichEs!) That's all folks... signing off. Stay high!

Date: Thu, 10 Sep 1998 14:27:27 +0300 (EET DST)
From: Tsarmpopoulos Nikos it9548@uom.gr
Subject: re: overnight sensation issue #35

Hi I'm Nick from Greece (MHB #1475)
Just one critical question...
Are the guys gonna come to Greece and have you heard anything about it lately...even gossip?
keep on motorheadbanging


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