Author Topic: Older musicians who are ageing well  (Read 3279 times)

Re: Older musicians who are ageing well
« Reply #30 on: May 06, 2019, 02:02:52 PM »
I saw David Byrne last year, he looks his age but he's still got it; I'm half his age and couldn't pull off what he does without collapsing.

alan nagsworth

  • humming hell of ditties
Re: Older musicians who are ageing well
« Reply #31 on: May 06, 2019, 02:11:53 PM »
I dunno, I'd say the decision to perform that shit song he did with Fatboy Slim is definitely indicative of some sort of old person brain wrong.

Re: Older musicians who are ageing well
« Reply #32 on: May 06, 2019, 02:14:39 PM »
Yeah but then he did all that stuff with St Vincent so swings and roundabouts.

Johnboy

  • rub a dub dub
Re: Older musicians who are ageing well
« Reply #33 on: May 07, 2019, 12:18:51 AM »
Richard Thompson still has the chops

Re: Older musicians who are ageing well
« Reply #34 on: May 07, 2019, 06:26:06 AM »
I dunno, I'd say the decision to perform that shit song he did with Fatboy Slim is definitely indicative of some sort of old person brain wrong.

Track was a little lethargic, a little inert, torpid you could say?

Jockice

  • I really have red hair. And a **********.
Re: Older musicians who are ageing well
« Reply #35 on: May 07, 2019, 07:00:50 AM »
Roger Daltrey looks pretty decent for 75.
Shame he's such a berk.

I heard an interview with him on Five Live yesterday and thought he came over okay. Surprisingly because I've always thought The Who were the most overrrated band ever (even more so than The Stone Roses) and every member they've ever had is or was a dick.

Re: Older musicians who are ageing well
« Reply #36 on: May 07, 2019, 10:51:38 AM »
I saw Sonic Boom play a year or so back and whilst he's only in his mid-50s, he was incredibly handsome considering what his body has been through.

Norton Canes

  • The leper heart will see you for what you are
Re: Older musicians who are ageing well
« Reply #37 on: May 07, 2019, 11:03:47 AM »
Marty Wilde was singing live on some Radio 2 show the other day, not sounding a bit of his 80 years.

Re: Older musicians who are ageing well
« Reply #38 on: May 07, 2019, 11:17:28 AM »
Richard Thompson still has the chops

Nick Lowe too, but he looks fucking ancient.

Re: Older musicians who are ageing well
« Reply #39 on: May 07, 2019, 03:14:59 PM »
I saw Sonic Boom play a year or so back and whilst he's only in his mid-50s, he was incredibly handsome considering what his body has been through.

I saw him around then too. A wonderful advert for the preservative qualities of heroin.

Re: Older musicians who are ageing well
« Reply #40 on: May 07, 2019, 11:57:49 PM »
Meredith Monk's looking good for 76.

Re: Older musicians who are ageing well
« Reply #41 on: May 08, 2019, 01:51:57 PM »
I saw him around then too. A wonderful advert for the preservative qualities of heroin.

He had a tan and smiled.

chveik

  • it's summertime and all is fine!
Re: Older musicians who are ageing well
« Reply #42 on: May 08, 2019, 02:55:09 PM »
Terry Riley

NoSleep

  • feat. Keith Jarrett and his singing parrot
    • Space Is The Place
Re: Older musicians who are ageing well
« Reply #43 on: May 08, 2019, 04:56:26 PM »
Terry Riley

Fuck, yeah. Saw him perform last month and, at 83, he was firing on all cylinders; a genuine virtuoso performance. His son, Gyan (aged 41-42) was having difficulty keeping up with him.

Re: Older musicians who are ageing well
« Reply #44 on: May 08, 2019, 05:33:39 PM »
Same here, but I thought his son tried his best and did some interesting stuff.  They played a fair chunk of "A Rainbow In Curved Air" too.

thecuriousorange

  • WELCOME THRILLHOU
Re: Older musicians who are ageing well
« Reply #45 on: May 08, 2019, 05:38:48 PM »
every member they've ever had is or was a dick.

Which band are we talking about again?

Re: Older musicians who are ageing well
« Reply #46 on: May 08, 2019, 05:40:38 PM »
Add Ian Hunter to the list.  He's roughly a decade older than most of his Mott comrades, and he still looks rugged and cool.  Two years younger than yer man Riley and still rocking.

Nowhere Man

  • I seek the buildings blazing with moonlight
Re: Older musicians who are ageing well
« Reply #47 on: May 08, 2019, 06:07:51 PM »
I've always thought The Who were the most overrrated band ever and every member they've ever had is or was a dick.

Blimey, even Kenney Jones?

the Small Faces got a pretty raw deal back in the day, poor old Kenney's the only one left now.

Re: Older musicians who are ageing well
« Reply #48 on: May 08, 2019, 06:16:12 PM »
I heard an interview with him on Five Live yesterday and thought he came over okay. Surprisingly because I've always thought The Who were the most overrrated band ever (even more so than The Stone Roses) and every member they've ever had is or was a dick.

Me too. The Who just bore me to tears, loads of people in my social circles over the years have been massive fans but I just can't get along with it. It doesn't offend me or make me turn it off immediately, I just can't see what the fuss is all about.

Re: Older musicians who are ageing well
« Reply #49 on: May 08, 2019, 06:18:20 PM »
Oh and Pete Wylie is one who definitely isn't ageing well. I had a pint with him the other week and he looks like he's about to burst.

Re: Older musicians who are ageing well
« Reply #50 on: May 08, 2019, 06:27:08 PM »
Add Ian Hunter to the list.  He's roughly a decade older than most of his Mott comrades, and he still looks rugged and cool.  Two years younger than yer man Riley and still rocking.
They played Manchester recently, and I remember seeing the poster and thinking "Ian Hunter can't be in the band, he'll be knocking 80 on the door soon enough". But he was, and given they were only playing the Academy (as opposed to the Arena), I'm assuming they weren't living it up in some luxury hotel, so fair fucks to him for putting up with that level of touring at his age. Maybe he just doesn't know anything else?

Oh and Pete Wylie is one who definitely isn't ageing well. I had a pint with him the other week and he looks like he's about to burst.
I interviewed his contemporary Paul Simpson a few years back and thought he looked fantastic. Had a bit of a a crush on him, to be honest, but then so did my girlfriend of the time, so no jealously issues.

Re: Older musicians who are ageing well
« Reply #51 on: May 08, 2019, 08:38:48 PM »
Joyce.
She's 71, and her voice is still as beautiful as it was 45 years ago. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8sUiISdJhwo

famethrowa

  • mere rhetorical frippery
Re: Older musicians who are ageing well
« Reply #52 on: May 09, 2019, 02:58:06 AM »
Joyce.
She's 71, and her voice is still as beautiful as it was 45 years ago. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8sUiISdJhwo

Is that the same "Joyce" who features on thousands of "those bad album cover" lists and looks like Tootsie? Surely not.

BlodwynPig

  • Throwing two dogs at a goblin
Re: Older musicians who are ageing well
« Reply #53 on: May 09, 2019, 03:40:21 AM »
Springsteen is 70 this year and looks fit and well.



Stewart Lee looking well

NoSleep

  • feat. Keith Jarrett and his singing parrot
    • Space Is The Place
Re: Older musicians who are ageing well
« Reply #54 on: May 09, 2019, 05:52:18 AM »
Is that the same "Joyce" who features on thousands of "those bad album cover" lists and looks like Tootsie? Surely not.

Different (and far superior) Joyce (pronounced Joyc-ee as they do in Brazil). Had better album covers, too.

Re: Older musicians who are ageing well
« Reply #55 on: May 10, 2019, 04:48:44 AM »
jeff beck.

FerriswheelBueller

  • Golden Todger or
  • Silver Member
  • ****
  • Less tired. Still sorry if my posts are shit.
    • I am antsy for baseball in the off-season.
Re: Older musicians who are ageing well
« Reply #56 on: May 10, 2019, 05:06:51 AM »
jeff beck.

I thought this the other day after googling him for the Spinal Tap thread.

That hair.

Re: Older musicians who are ageing well
« Reply #57 on: May 10, 2019, 03:56:30 PM »


Stephen Pastel's pushing 60.

He's not really changed that much on the last 40 years.


Re: Older musicians who are ageing well
« Reply #58 on: May 10, 2019, 09:23:19 PM »
I thought this the other day after googling him for the Spinal Tap thread.

That hair.



His hair is incredible for a man in his 70s.

A cockney friend of mine who knows about these things, tells me Jeff Beck's hair is so good due to his  fondness of syrup of figs. A habit he shares with several past and present members of Deep Purple, a habit Art Garfunkel has recently abandoned to slaphead-happy results.

Re: Older musicians who are ageing well
« Reply #59 on: May 10, 2019, 09:36:40 PM »
thurston moore's let himself go a bit but-