RIP Fast Eddie Clarke

RIP Fast Eddie Clarke 

Posted: 12:07 pm Thursday, January 11th, 2018

By Pete Rizzo

Motorhead original lineup

What constitutes an amazing rock riff? I could either go into my long, windbag opinion. Or simply suggest that you listen to “Ace of Spades” (preferably at ’10’) and the masterful work of Fast Eddie Clarke.

The last surviving member of the original (and to this day the best) lineup, Fast Eddie Clarke has passed away. Clarke teamed with Lemmy and Phil ‘Philthy Animal’ Taylor on Motorhead’s first five legendary albums.

Fast Eddie’s thunderous riffs are as a big a reason along with Lemmy’s deafening Rickenbacker and Philthy’s muscular drumming that many fans (myself included) point to “Motörhead”, “Overkill”, “Bomber”, “Ace of Spades” and “Iron Fist” among their most amazing albums thanks to classics like these.

And their piece de resistance,…

RIP Eddie!