Well, it looks like they didn't die before they got old...
April 15, 2007 3:15 PM   Subscribe

First we had Scala. Now please allow me to introduce their antithesis... The Zimmers. Old People Rock.
posted by miss lynnster (19 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
good laugh.
posted by eatdonuts at 3:23 PM on April 15, 2007

The Zimmers: Rock out with their cocks out!

Well, until the geriatric nurse notices and helps them to put it back in their pants again.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 3:30 PM on April 15, 2007

BBC article. Sunday Metro article. All profits from The Zimmers wil go to Age Concern.
posted by miss lynnster at 3:53 PM on April 15, 2007

This is very cute. I'm glad to see people trying to redefine what we're suppose to do when we "get old." There are so many misconceptions about elderly folks. A few years ago an excellent documentary that came out about similar themes: Surfing For Life.
posted by dog food sugar at 4:18 PM on April 15, 2007

That's awesome! Gooo Zimmers!
posted by gemmy at 4:56 PM on April 15, 2007

We are the world. We are not the children.
posted by Siberian Mist at 4:59 PM on April 15, 2007

I heard that John Fogerty would sometimes sit in with these guys.
posted by psmealey at 5:27 PM on April 15, 2007

I hope I'm even half that cool when I'm old!
posted by amyms at 5:58 PM on April 15, 2007

My Generation is a great song for senior citizens to cover. Heartwarming! And it's so cool that they kept intact the line "hope I die before I get old".

And kudos to miss lynnster for linking to a MySpace Music page, which, according to my impression, is generally frowned upon. MySpace doesn't get a lot of love around here, and generally for very good reason, but MySpace Music is a great resource that people should check out more often.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 6:31 PM on April 15, 2007

In the realm of aging performers, I have always liked Saffire, the Uppity Blues Women.

But in the blues world, it is not unusual to find ancient performers who can still kick ass. I has the good fortune to hear and meet Pinetop Perkins at Rosa's Lounge in Chicago when he was nearly 90. He was still a musical force, and not beyond making passes at me and the other women fans.
posted by madamjujujive at 6:39 PM on April 15, 2007

And there's Eubie Blake, who I remember seeing a couple of times on the Carson show back when I was a teenager. He was very old then, but still going strong: lucid, funny, charming.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 7:05 PM on April 15, 2007

Also... Zak, the 80 year old punk lyricist & singer.

posted by miss lynnster at 10:50 PM on April 15, 2007

Please, this is nothing new or cool. Has anyone taken a look at the Rolling Stones lately? Every single one of them has a free bus pass.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 11:25 PM on April 15, 2007

Very nice. Zimmer fame.
posted by pracowity at 2:03 AM on April 16, 2007

Pretty cool stuff. Looks like they've taken a page from the Young @ Heart Chorus folks mentioned previously. I think their name is a stab at Bob Dylan (Zimmerman), who's not a spring chicken himself anymore.
posted by schleppo at 1:30 PM on April 16, 2007

I think their name is a stab at Bob Dylan (Zimmerman)...

Nah. It's got to be from Zimmer Frame. In the US, they would have called themselves The Walkers.
posted by pracowity at 11:43 PM on April 16, 2007

Damn, I thought this was going to be about this Scala.
posted by Ogre Lawless at 12:58 AM on April 17, 2007

The best photos are in the Daily Mail.

p.s. My friend Jeff suggests that their next song should be “(Don't Fear) The Reaper.”
posted by LeLiLo at 10:39 AM on April 18, 2007

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