Saturday, January 15, 2011

ISN'T THIS GETTING A BIT ABSURD?










When UK Steve passed on this piece of intelligence from Yahoo News my feelings were, to say the least mixed.
“Councillors in Stoke-On-Trent are reportedly considering erecting statues of Lemmy from Motorhead and Slash after being petitioned by rock fans wanting to honour local heroes.”
The following thoughts passed through my mind in rapid sequence…
1) Aren’t municipal statues the kind of thing we used to struggle against? As in part of the problem?
2) Even if we accept the statue thing, neither Lemmy nor Slash are exactly Che Guevara, Abe Lincoln, or he Duke of Wellington.
3) Okay so Elvis and Buddy Holly have statues in their home towns, but at least they’re dead.

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6 comments:

Dogs said...

Felix Dennis should have a statue of Lemmy in his garden. I would happily have one of Slash in my bathroom, we don't have a towel rail in there at the moment.

If folks wanna a statue of Lemmy that badly they should just put handlebar moustache with two plums beside it, a wig, and a western hat on an existing one of some dead fuck, or rearrange a crucifix somewhere in said manner.

stu said...

well dogs,you`re a bit of a cross patch today & no mistake.if you want to put up a statue why not lemmy? it seems to be a recent thing,mainly to football personalities.at least its not to military types.fuck`em let them do what they like.xxx

Alan Burridge said...

The way the UK is right now, the funding will probably be withdrawn before it gets done. It must be noted that both Lem and Slash never asked for this. It's just a local council move to try and get people to visit the place. And yes, it is trendy, Ronnie Barker and Norman Wisdom have had similar happen recently. A load of bollocks, I reckon. Give the money to Help For Heroes.

Mark Haspam said...

just recently saw the Lemmy documentary online and it seemed a bit sad and pathetic.

Mick, you did great in leaving that place before you too turn into a wax figure of yourself.


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Anonymous said...

Funny, just the other day I was thinking: What Worthing really needs is a statue of a local hero. Any suggestions?

Ian said...

Guess they'll just have to wait for Lemmy to die. Or kill him. Sorry Lemmy...