Monday, May 14, 2007

God Save the Queen, as performed by Motorhead

One of my earliest loves was Motörhead's music. It was true: it was louder than anything else. In retrospect, there's nothing more innocent and listener-friendly than their riffs; but it cannot be denied that their place in pop culture is more than guaranteed as undoubtedly essencial. Like Queen, The Who, Iron Maiden, the Beatles, the Sex Pistols or the Smiths, Motörhead's music is quintaessentially British by denying all the moral and aesthetic standards that the imperial status quo would have wanted to establish and have the masses follow. Everything in them is cool because they are fundamentally uncool. Now most tabloid celebrities wear aviator Ray Ban's: nonetheless, their place as a basic piece of the underground musical counterculture is secured. For some time I was a bit embarrassed to accept I had a metal past. But I have come to the point when I don't care about stereotypes anymore and I can appreciate again influential pieces of the scrambled and juxtaposed emotional landscape of my past. Come on, be proud of who you once were and sing along...


2 comments:

Andrea said...

No había podido ver el video (o escuchar la canción) pero me gusta más esta versión que la original.

(No puedo creer que hayas escondido tu pasado metalero, shame on you)

Ernesto said...

No lo escondo, si lo traigo tatuado!