Although the race Jimi Hendrix was short, his music broke the barriers of space and time, going around the world for decades and ending up in the ears of millions of people, including Lemmy Kilmister. Like so many other music lovers, the former leader of motorhead he was a fan of the art of his American colleague, with whom he shared time very closely in 1967.
“I was sleeping in Neville Chester’s flat and he was sharing a flat with Noel Redding,” Lemmy told Rolling Stone in March 2010, he recalls. Far Out Magazine. “So whenever they needed an extra set of hands, I was there. I didn’t get the job because of any talent or anything.”
“I saw Jimi play a lot. Twice a night for about three months. He had also seen him play backstage. He had an old Epiphone guitar—it was 12 strings, laid out like six—and he used to stand on a chair backstage and play it. Why he stood on the chair, I don’t know, ”recalled the Briton.
Regarding Lemmy’s preferences, Far Out Magazine assures that One of the songs by the Seattle native that fell in love with the late hard rock legend was “Love or Confusion”, a track that was part of Are You Experienced, the debut album by The Jimi Hendrix Experience released in May 1967, and which Kilmister always included among his all-time favorites.