Motörhead Meet the PhantoM Flan Flinger
Motörhead made two appearances on Top Of The Pops to promote Ace Of Spades, but it was their stint on anarchic kids’ TV show Tiswas that was most memorable.
“Tiswas was really fucking funny,” says Eddie. “All the bands used to love doing that show. We were doing an interview with Sally James and she says, ‘Oh look, there’s somebody over there knows you.’ Me and Lemmy turn around like c**ts, and of course [black-masked, custard-pie-toting character] the
Phantom Flan Flinger fucking does us both.”
That wasn’t the end of the chaos, as the band joined the show’s regulars to tell jokes to the camera while being drenched with buckets of water. “That was such a fucking laugh,” says Clarke. “Even though we’d normally end up punching the c**ts.”