Men in their 40's Starting Pop Groups: C/D, S/D

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I filed this under "Musicians behaving badly"..

This was after seeing some serious oldsters play pop music last night. So--what are some bands that feature middleaged dudes? Do you approve? Do you disapprove?

Mandee, Thursday, 10 October 2002 17:20 (eighteen years ago) link

Robert Pollard is/was a great a pop stylist, and more power to him!

christoff (christoff), Thursday, 10 October 2002 17:24 (eighteen years ago) link


Tom (Groke), Thursday, 10 October 2002 17:28 (eighteen years ago) link

(OK he wasnt actually in his 40s during the KLF's heyday but if Bill Drummond formed a band now it would still be good I suspect)

Tom (Groke), Thursday, 10 October 2002 17:29 (eighteen years ago) link

I wish there were more good pop groups started by older dudes, as it would make me less apprehensive about aging. Hopefully I will still be rockin' out in 20 or 30 years. I would like to think that I will be the gruff, idiosyncratic, but lovable "father" of my local scene.

Nick A., Thursday, 10 October 2002 17:32 (eighteen years ago) link


hstencil, Thursday, 10 October 2002 17:32 (eighteen years ago) link

RE: Men in their 40's Starting Pop Groups...

Isn't this the essence of the corporate music landscape?

gygax!, Thursday, 10 October 2002 17:35 (eighteen years ago) link

exactly! Lou Pearlman is the ultimate popist.

Spencer Chow (spencermfi), Thursday, 10 October 2002 17:51 (eighteen years ago) link

Oldsters (Sonic Youth, Burma) have been responsible for the best live shows this year. It's not even arguable.

dan (dan), Thursday, 10 October 2002 19:10 (eighteen years ago) link

The Travelling Wilburys, anyone?

Siegbran (eofor), Thursday, 10 October 2002 21:00 (eighteen years ago) link

Wow. From Bob Pollard to Lou Pearlman in five posts. I think these are different definitions of "men in their 40's starting pop groups."

wl (wl), Thursday, 10 October 2002 21:15 (eighteen years ago) link

"Oldsters (Sonic Youth, Burma) have been responsible for the best live shows this year. It's not even arguable."

Yeah, well, maybe so, but the question was about oldsters *STARTING* bands, not oldsters being in long-running bands.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Thursday, 10 October 2002 21:26 (eighteen years ago) link

Thank you Alex--yeah, to clarify, the emphasis is on STARTING a group while in middle-age. Yeah, I saw some oldsters playing pop music last night, but they weren't no tourin' act that have been together for years and years, they are a local band who haven't been around for that long (a few years, maybe). Yeah, but.. more answers!

Mandee, Friday, 11 October 2002 04:24 (eighteen years ago) link

If the tunes are good, then classic. Simple as.

electric sound of jim (electricsound), Friday, 11 October 2002 04:44 (eighteen years ago) link

What difference does it make at what age you start a group? Judge music by the music not by the age of the people playing it.

Yes I am old! :)

gazza, Friday, 11 October 2002 07:59 (eighteen years ago) link

In a fit of righteousness, I gave up making pop music before I hit my twenties.

This is not entirely true but it can be a bit true if you want.

Tim (Tim), Friday, 11 October 2002 08:12 (eighteen years ago) link

Ahem, Dr C to thread.

Earl Brutus are surely all in their forties now. Carsmile, did you really support them at Cheltenham once?

Marcello Carlin, Friday, 11 October 2002 09:20 (eighteen years ago) link

There's only one way we'll ever find out. I vote Mooro starts a group.

PJ Miller (PJ Miller), Friday, 11 October 2002 09:26 (eighteen years ago) link

There are some pretty old dudes pretending to be "in their twenties" in a bunch of these NĂ¼ Metal bands.

Colin Meeder (Mert), Friday, 11 October 2002 09:28 (eighteen years ago) link

Geri Halliwell

dave q, Friday, 11 October 2002 09:29 (eighteen years ago) link

Bagsy I get to do the sleeve for Mooro's record!

PJ Miller (PJ Miller), Friday, 11 October 2002 09:44 (eighteen years ago) link


Also, Birdyak was started by one man in his 50s, one in his 60s, and a man and a woman in their 70s, and they ROCKED. (The oldest one, Bob Cobbing, passed away a couple of weeks ago.)

Douglas, Saturday, 12 October 2002 01:58 (eighteen years ago) link

Oh no! Bob cobbing passed away. that's really sad to hear. I got a snipet of them in action in a lol coxhill double CD on emanem (electrifying!). also heard some of his stuff on the sound art box set (revue OU).

Julio Desouza (jdesouza), Saturday, 12 October 2002 19:41 (eighteen years ago) link

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