Monday, October 31, 2011


Happy Halloween to you all and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Mickey Dee of Motorhead who was born today back in 1963! Obviously, Mickey Dee is one talented bastard and I was reminded the last time I saw Motorhead back in February what a terrific showman he is behind that crazy kit. He makes it fun to watch the drummer and that most definitely is not always the case. Mickey also held down the fort for heavy metal back in the 90's. Do you remember the 90's? Trust me, you owe Mickey Dee a drink. He also performed on my two favorite King Diamond records Fatal Portrait and Abigail. Now, Mickey Dee did not play on the early Motorhead records that defined the band's raw sound and white line ethos but we also celebrate that most seminal (cough) era today. In fact, the classic third LP Bomber was released this very week back in 1979 and the rest, as they say, is history. It stands the test of time as one of the finest rock n roll records of the late 70's. To commemorate the occasion of its release upon the world (and to get candy from strangers) I glued Cocoa Puffs to my face and did speed for five consecutive days. Just kidding about that last part. But the Cocoa Puffs are very real. Trick or treat!


Lucio H. said...

FABULOUS! "Speed music made by three people on speed!" I LOVE this tune. One of my favorites, Herr Dread. HAPPY HALLOWEEN, 4 days late ... !