You said that you appreciated the Beatles early on because of the sarcastic approach that they took to music.
And the harmonies.
Do you feel as if you take a sarcastic approach to rock?
If you don’t, you’re dead, you know, and if you believe that good things are going to happen, it’s going to be severe for you later, because they aren’t.
How do you think Motörhead would have fared over all these years if you had kept its original name, Bastard?
We would be right on the money when the punks came in, wouldn’t we? We never actually went out as Bastard. You can’t write to the lunatic fringe, you know. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/24/magazine/motorheads-lemmy-kilmister-im-paying-for-the-good-times.html?_r=0