Three men were in the band who made the greatest single ever released. All three have died in the last couple of years now that Fast Eddie Clarke has joined Lemmy and Phil Taylor. Rest in rackey lads.
Metal became a bit tired in the late 70s. What it needed was a bit of a speedy lift, and by golly they got it with the emergence of Motorhead. Prissy critics of ‘rockism’ could thereafter GTF. It needed the right sort of drummer – one who would be fast, loud, and hit the buggers. Being a bit of a rock n’roll character helped, too.