Elderly Chorus Sings Radiohead, Coldplay, And More - U2 Feedback

Go Back   U2 Feedback > Lypton Village > Lemonade Stand > Lemonade Stand Archive
Click Here to Login
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 06-15-2007, 01:35 PM   #1
Blue Crack Addict
 
MrsSpringsteen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 24,984
Local Time: 06:23 PM
Elderly Chorus Sings Radiohead, Coldplay, And More

http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/06/15/law....ap/index.html

Quote:
NORTHAMPTON, Massachusetts (AP) -- Fred Knittle wears his belt up high. His nose is tethered to an oxygen tank, and on stage he's confined to a folding chair. From this unlikely perch, he's turning rock 'n' roll on its head.

Singing Coldplay's "Fix You," Knittle transforms the song into a powerful ballad about a grandfather's healing wisdom. It means something different coming from an 80-year-old retiree suffering from congestive heart failure.

Knittle is a singer for the Young@Heart Chorus, whose members range from 73 to 92 years old. Singing songs they shouldn't even know, at an age when they're expected to be sitting quietly somewhere, they subvert all accepted notions of old and young.

Songs by bands like the Radiohead, OutKast and Nirvana take on a new dimension when performed by these 23 foot-stomping senior citizens. "Fix You" or the Clash's "Should I Stay or Should I Go" become about life and death.

Though little known in America, the Northampton-based Young@Heart has performed from Australia to London, serenaded the king and queen of Norway, been discussed on "The Daily Show," and been documented in an acclaimed film for British television. They're now recording an album tentatively titled "Rockin' At Heaven's Door."

It may sound like a gimmick, but Young@Heart is no karaoke act. They're a cover band for the ages.
some of their YouTube videos

Fix You



Schizophrenia by Sonic Youth

__________________

__________________
MrsSpringsteen is offline  
Old 06-15-2007, 01:39 PM   #2
LMP
Blue Crack Supplier
 
LMP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 37,609
Local Time: 05:23 PM
They do a better version of Fix You than Coldplay
__________________

__________________
LMP is offline  
Old 06-15-2007, 01:42 PM   #3
Rock n' Roll Doggie
VIP PASS
 
BonoIsMyMuse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Harrisburg, PA
Posts: 5,241
Local Time: 06:23 PM
That's exactly what I was going to post.

One of my best friends lives in Northampton and told me about these guys a few months ago. I'd love to get the chance to see them sometime when I'm up there.
__________________
BonoIsMyMuse is offline  
Old 06-15-2007, 01:44 PM   #4
Blue Crack Addict
 
MrsSpringsteen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 24,984
Local Time: 06:23 PM
I Wanna Be Sedated isn't working
__________________
MrsSpringsteen is offline  
Old 06-15-2007, 01:56 PM   #5
Blue Crack Addict
 
phanan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: in the darkness on the edge of town
Posts: 25,061
Local Time: 06:23 PM
Quote:
Originally posted by LemonMacPhisto
They do a better version of Fix You than Coldplay
__________________
phanan is offline  
Old 06-15-2007, 02:06 PM   #6
Self-righteous bullshitter
 
BoMac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Soviet Canuckistan — Socialist paradise
Posts: 16,665
Local Time: 07:23 PM
Quote:
Originally posted by LemonMacPhisto
They do a better version of Fix You than Coldplay
Well that actually brought a tear to my eye; it was so beautiful.

(This is different from the tears I originally shed when I first heard this song. You know—wtf were they thinking?? )
__________________

BoMac is offline  
Old 06-15-2007, 02:08 PM   #7
Blue Crack Addict
 
MrsSpringsteen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 24,984
Local Time: 06:23 PM
That Fix You sort of makes me feel like Johnny Cash doing Hurt. I only watched some of it but that's how I felt.

__________________
MrsSpringsteen is offline  
Old 06-15-2007, 02:14 PM   #8
Blue Crack Distributor
 
LarryMullen's POPAngel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: I'll be up with the sun, I'm not coming down...
Posts: 53,698
Local Time: 06:23 PM
I'll have to check this out when I get home.
__________________
LarryMullen's POPAngel is offline  
Old 06-15-2007, 02:35 PM   #9
Rock n' Roll Doggie
 
coemgen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Black and White Town
Posts: 3,962
Local Time: 06:23 PM
That's cool stuff. I hope I'm that cool when I'm that age.
__________________
coemgen is offline  
Old 06-15-2007, 02:59 PM   #10
Blue Crack Addict
 
Screwtape2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Omaha, Nebraska “With Screwtape on Kettle Drum and Wormwood on Harpsichord!”
Posts: 18,353
Local Time: 06:23 PM
Quote:
Originally posted by MrsSpringsteen
That Fix You sort of makes me feel like Johnny Cash doing Hurt.

That's the first think I thought. Coldplay's music for the most part almost seems written for an older person to sing. I suppose that is compliment.
__________________
Screwtape2 is offline  
Old 06-15-2007, 03:05 PM   #11
Rock n' Roll Doggie
ALL ACCESS
 
Justin24's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: San Mateo
Posts: 6,716
Local Time: 04:23 PM
Wow that is awesome! He sounds like Johnny Cash.
__________________
Justin24 is offline  
Old 06-15-2007, 03:40 PM   #12
ONE
love, blood, life
 
shari schultz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Sconnie
Posts: 11,102
Local Time: 06:23 PM
Mrs Springsteen thank you for posting the links to this~
all of them were fantastic.
Fix You left me in tears especially after clicking on "(more)"..........
__________________
shari schultz is offline  
Old 06-15-2007, 04:51 PM   #13
ONE
love, blood, life
 
Canadiens1131's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 10,363
Local Time: 07:23 PM
Quote:
Originally posted by LemonMacPhisto
They do a better version of Fix You than Coldplay
__________________
Canadiens1131 is offline  
Old 06-15-2007, 06:54 PM   #14
Blue Crack Supplier
 
Zoots's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: the great beyond
Posts: 36,802
Local Time: 01:23 AM
Beautiful!
__________________
Zoots is offline  
Old 06-15-2007, 07:05 PM   #15
Blue Crack Addict
 
Irishteen's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Posts: 29,624
Local Time: 12:23 AM
Quote:
Originally posted by LemonMacPhisto
They do a better version of Fix You than Coldplay
Most definitely, their version is just beautiful
__________________

__________________
Irishteen is offline  
 

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:23 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Design, images and all things inclusive copyright © Interference.com