Directed by: Greg Olliver, Wes Orshoski
Starring: Lemmy Kilmister, Dave Brock, Phil Campbell
Who wouldn’t want to learn more about Lemmy, frontman for Motörhead, one of the greatest hard rock bands in the world? I mean, all you really need to know is that his moustache gives him power, but it’s nice to have a little bit more info.
This documentary meanders around Lemmy’s life, from his previous association with the stoner-rock band Hawkwind to his collection of Nazi memorabilia, and even to his disgustingly filthy house full of little toys of himself people have given him over the years and gold and platinum albums.
As far as a documentary goes, Lemmy is all right. It doesn’t really get into the guy’s legendary usage of drugs and alcohol, nor his equally infamous sexual appetites. It’s a very softball piece, obviously because the guys who made it worship Lemmy as a god. Like most of us do. Still, there are a few funny anecdotes and interviews with other musicians that make it a decent watch. Definitely nothing groundbreaking here, though.