Lemmy Kilmister: White Line Fever (book review)

This is one of those autobiographies that is a most read! Lemmy writes with such ease and it made me feel like we were sitting in the back area of the Rainbow in an afternoon and he was telling me war stories. I wish there was an audio cd for this book spoken by Lemmy himself.

If you choose to read this book, be ready to take a ride from the beginnings of rock n roll. From the Beatles to the Rolling Stones to Jimi Hendrix. Lemmy has been in the music business from way before Motorhead. He was a roadie for Jimi Hendrix for sometime and knew the guys from the Beatles. Lemmy explains some things about the Beatles and the Stones that you will not expect at all.

Theres great explanation from Lemmy’s days in Hawkwind and all of the other bands he was in before forming Motorhead. I found myself laghing a lot at some of the stories from the road and all the mixture of drugs and “love” that was going on back in the day.

I wish people would hear about this book more, because it is such an underrated book, and I dont ever hear anybody talking about this book when it comes to musicians autobiographies. Hope whoever reads this review picks up a copy of this book and enjoy some really great stories about sex, rock, and rock n roll, and more sex haha.


Publisher: Simin and Schuster
Release Date: November 4, 2002
# of Pages: 304

2 thoughts on “Lemmy Kilmister: White Line Fever (book review)

  1. We like your site’s format, and the hardrock choices for yr reviews, great! First encounter with Motorhead was about 1978. got the “White Line Fever” single on Stiff Records. It was both funny and legitimately desperate, which remained Motorhead’s terrain overall. We still listen to “No Sleep Til Hammersmith,” when the occasion demands.

    You could probably go even more mainstream with your reviews, if you polish them further, so keep up the good work, as they say.

    Two of our preferred rock-autobios are also from vintage Englishmen, Ian Hunter’s “Diary of a Rock ‘n Roll Star,” which was republished in the 1990s, and Dave Davies’ “Kink,” describing an unusual rock life indeed. You’ve probably reviewed these already.

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    Thanks for your recent interest in Filmbell, it’s appreciated here.

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