And then there were none. “Fast” Eddie Clarke, the last original member of Motorhead, has passed to the great beyond at age 67, of pneumonia.
Our correspondent Uncle Meat is quoted as follows: “Whatever people are calling heaven these days just got louder than everyone else. RIP Fast Eddie…and hello to the reunion of the band that used to be here to kick your ass.”
The original Motorhead was decimated in recent years, with “Philthy Animal” Taylor and Lemmy both passing in late 2015. Now the three are reunited, jamming again whilst Michael Jackson and George Michael plug their ears in agony. Motorhead is dead — long live Motorhead!
“Fast” Eddie should be recognised almost as much for his notable band Fastway (with Pete Way of UFO). Post-Motorhead, Fastway are often remembered as the band who did the soundtrack to Trick Or Treat in 1986. 1983’s Fastway and 1984’s All Fired Up were also notable entries in the genre.
It should be stated for the record, that “Fast” Eddie was far from “Heavy Metal Bullshit”. You will be reading more about “Heavy Metal Bullshit” in the months to come. “Fast” Eddie was old fashioned and greasy, able to groove with the baddest bass player on Earth. Listen to his playing on “Bomber”. It’s all meat and gravy, no fat.
Rest in peace “Fast” Eddie!