Venom was just so cute! they were the adorable little puppy of heavy metal: trotting along with an oversized head, bumping into furniture, growling at much larger dogs. do you suppose they ever listened to Motorhead?
Motorhead - Ace Of Spades (1980)
Venom - Heaven's On Fire (1982)
On the DVD extra material of the documentary Metal: A Headbanger's Journey, bassist/singer Lemmy of Motörhead jokingly opines that Venom "fake it" on their instruments, implying that they are not skilled musicians, though later amending the statement somewhat by stating that Venom was "all right". When interviewer Sam Dunn tells Lemmy that he himself was "blown away" by Venom back when he was twelve, Lemmy responds, "Anything will blow you away when you're twelve. A day at the beach will blow you away when you are twelve."