Lemmy’s Nazi Hat Collection Gets Him In Trouble

Jul 10th, 2008 // 18 Comments

hattrick.jpgIt’s not particularly surprising to hear that Motorhead’s Lemmy Kilmister has a large collection of Nazi paraphernalia. Umlaut enthusiasts who write songs named “Killed By Death” and title their albums Bomber and 1916 should be expected to have an interest in the darker aspects of world history. That said, there’s little excuse for wearing a Nazi cap in a photo promoting an upcoming show in a Germany–and thanks to that little whoopsie, the Warted One is now under criminal investigation. Was Lemmy just making a fashion statement or indulging in “anti-constitutional propaganda?” According to the Kilmister, it’s the former, baby! “I mean, the SS uniform is fucking brilliant! They were the rock stars of that time. What you’re gonna do? They just look good.” Hey, a similar sense of futility is what got Germany in trouble the first time, dude.

I don’t only collect Nazi stuff, I collect objects from all the ‘axis countries.’ Also from countries who aren’t even mentioned anymore as former part of the axis. Like Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Finland, Hungary. OK, in the end, they all said, ‘We’re no Nazis’ when they saw that the Germans were losing it. But five years before that, they went, ‘Yeah!’”

…I’ll tell you something about history. From the beginning of time, the bad guys always had the best uniforms. Napoleon, the Confederates, the Nazis. They all had killer uniforms. I mean, the SS uniform is fucking brilliant! They were the rock stars of that time. What you’re gonna do? They just look good. Don’t tell me, I’m a Nazi ’cause I have uniforms. In 1967 I had my first black girlfriend and a lot of more ever since then. I just don’t understand racism, I never thought it was an option.

Ah, the old “some of my best lays were black” defense. Haven’t heard that in a while.

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  1. Dead Air ummm Dead Air

    “I just don’t understand racism, I never thought it was an option.”

    He also thinks that “evil-u-tion is a mystery.”

    On topic, it’s idiotic for Lemmy to wear Nazi uniforms and claim it’s for anything more than shock value, but it’s even more idiotic to make such a big stink over it. It’s friggin Lemmy, for Christ sakes. In the long run, who cares what he does?

  2. natepatrin

    In 1967 I had my first black girlfriend

    Hey, maybe she ran with these guys.

  3. GhostOfDuane

    I think if Lemmy was going for shock value, he could have said something more shocking and less downright hilarious.

  4. GhostOfDuane

    oh and most excellent tag on this one too.

  5. FionaScrapple

    Looks better on him than it does on Scott Weiland.

  6. Captain Wrong

    But Lemmy, how many Jewish girlfriends ya had?

  7. westartedthis

    if a HAT can be considered “anti-constitutional propaganda,” the Nazis are obviously still in control.

  8. Clevertrousers

    Typical Brit – calling Napoleon the bad guy…

  9. jfury

    Almost as ridiculous as Morbid Angel singer David Vincent getting detained this week in Italy for his bullet belt. No sh!t.

  10. dd

    so what? hes absolutely right.

    in general, the world should stop pissing and whining because people feel free like cool looking things without bending over backwards for petty jews who think that everything has to revolve around them.

    and obviously, if somebody gets attacked or unfairly labeled, they are going to make an effort to defend themselves, even if it sounds lackluster

    btw, if anybody thinks that im anti semetic just for saying that, they can go fuck themselves. that would be unfounded, and besides im not famous so i dont care

  11. Jdog

    The old reply to the I had friends who were black defense. Even the reply gets old.

  12. Yep, the black friend one is hilariously cliched!

  13. the01artist

    I am half Native American and half Jewish. I love Lemmy and Motorhead . I also love the Nazi Uniforms. Not because they have the insignias that they have but because most if not all of Americas uniforms are B O R I N G as all hell. If you think you are the best them why not dress the best. And Germany always dressed the best. Even Japan was boring. . . Now the flag they flew was cool thou. I didn’t like the swatsticka ( did I spell that right?). Now I have never had a Jewish girlfriend or a Native one. I am drawn toward Black Girls. They do not look boring so I understand why Lemmy would be taken by one. Just sayin

  14. gg

    lemmy is lame

  15. gg

    they are all lame

  16. gg

    Aryans are from south east asia (India, Iran, Afghanistan)

  17. konradson

    Lemmy is not a nazi. He’s weird, he had 7 black girlfriends, gay mates in his bands (as one of his former drummers in Motörhead)… He in crazy, but as he says, the US were supposed to be the freedom land, but Jesse Owens was unable to eat in an US restaurant, with his Olympic medals, because he was black…

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