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Old 11-06-2019, 01:34 PM
 
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I used to say any bands with singers 50+ would be geezer bands. But I saw Flogging Molly wit Dave King at age 54 and upped that to 60. Boz Scaggs is 74 and I'm thinking of going to a concert. I read reviews and people say he can still sing. He's not one of my very favorite 70s guys but he's up there. I like Blue Oyster Cult, Geils and Steely Dan the best from the 70s - and those guys are dropping like flies. This could be my last chance to see him. But I've heard people say they went to The Stones and it wasn't so good. Anyone have experiences going to concerts with bands from back in the 70s and 80s?
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Old 11-06-2019, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Eastern NC
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Although I think it is great these people are out and about, there is no way I would spend hundreds of dollars to see someone in 70's or even 80's sing no matter who it is.
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Old 11-06-2019, 02:58 PM
 
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Blue Öyster Cult has a new album coming soon. I look forward to hearing new music by those guys.
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Old 11-06-2019, 03:12 PM
 
Location: Willamette Valley, Oregon
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Deep Purple could be considered a geezer band. The only original member left is drummer Ian Paice. He still rocks hard. Ritchie Blackmore left the band in the early 2000's I think. he's still playing, but he doesn't rock any more. Ian Gillan joined the band in 1969. He's still with them but his voice lost it's high end sometime in the 2000's. Jon Lord (Keyboards) died a few years ago, but he rocked till the end. Roger Glover (bass) is still with the band and still rocks.


We saw Deep Purple in 2013 and they still rock and still play some of early songs like Smoke on the water, Highway star, and even Hush (their first hit) on occasion.
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Old 11-06-2019, 03:36 PM
 
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Blue Öyster Cult has a new album coming soon. I look forward to hearing new music by those guys.
I know. They've been touring. I missed them at the Flying Monkey in Plymouth because a good opera came up. I think they are playing around New Year's in upstate NY. Might check them out too. Lanier is gone and the Bouchards have been out of the bend for years so it's "Powder Blue Oyster Cult" maybe.
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Old 11-06-2019, 04:53 PM
 
Location: St Pete
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I actually say BOC in a bar in St. Pete Fla about 4 yrs ago. They were pretty good but there as only 1 original member. There are other 'geezer' bands that I saw. Just this year, I saw Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, UFO, Alice Cooper, Saxon. All of them were good and except for Bruce and Rob not screaming like they did, all those bands were still rocking hard and were worth the money. I have also seen some other bands where there were only 1 or so original member that may not have been as good.
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Old 11-07-2019, 06:55 AM
 
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When listening to pop music, I only do so at home. That way, I can control how loud the music is -- and I can't stand loud music (or movies, for that matter) in any style.
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Old 11-07-2019, 11:13 AM
 
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I saw Black Sabbath a few years ago. Ozzy wasn't as mobile as he was when I saw him back in '86, but they all did great.
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Old 11-07-2019, 05:52 PM
 
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I used to say any bands with singers 50+ would be geezer bands. But I saw Flogging Molly wit Dave King at age 54 and upped that to 60. Boz Scaggs is 74 and I'm thinking of going to a concert. I read reviews and people say he can still sing. He's not one of my very favorite 70s guys but he's up there. I like Blue Oyster Cult, Geils and Steely Dan the best from the 70s - and those guys are dropping like flies. This could be my last chance to see him. But I've heard people say they went to The Stones and it wasn't so good. Anyone have experiences going to concerts with bands from back in the 70s and 80s?
I saw what's left of "The Who" a while back in a big arena with an orchestra backing them up and it was horrible. The sound engineer didn't know how to mix an orchestra in that size arena.
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Old 11-07-2019, 05:56 PM
 
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go see them while you can:
"Just about every rock legend you can think of is going to die within the next decade or so."
https://theweek.com/articles/861750/...ry-rock-legend
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