Old rocker health issues

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Old rocker health issues

Unread post by CN211276 » Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:12 am

Hot on the heels of Ginger Baker I read this morning that a much younger Eddy Van Halen could be on his last legs. Also read that Ozzy Osbourne has had to reshedule already resheseduled tours because of a long recovery from his bedroom fall which agrevated the serious quad bike injuries he sustained in 2003. This also affects the Judas Priest support where Rob Halford seems to lack mobility and Glen Tipton had to quit the band with Parkinsons Disease. Saxon have also had to put back a tour because Biff Byfod needed heart surgery. Many of these issues used to be down to the rock n roll life style, now it is age.

I have a lot of gigs lined up next month and none of the bands can be described as spring chickens, though not all are old. The last band I saw was UFO and Paul Raymond passed on a couple of weeks later when he looked fine on stage. Disapointed about having to miss Alice Cooper this monrh as I am away. Might not have another chance. Glad I have a ticket for what is left of the Who although it cost a lot.
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Re: Old rocker health issues

Unread post by slinger » Fri Oct 11, 2019 3:38 pm

It really is the "last chance saloon" for those of us who are of a "certain" age. Thank Gawd we've got hifi to save some of the memories with.
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Re: Old rocker health issues

Unread post by CN211276 » Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:57 am

Hifi is not only preserving the memories, it is also making recordings decades old sound better. This goes for remastering as well, even 16 Bit. Digital has really come of age. As one example, the recent remastered Abbey Road is brilliant.
I set a course just east of Lyra
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Re: Old rocker health issues

Unread post by TheMadMick » Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:19 am

HiFi is an old man's pastime and one of the few certainties life comes with is that we fall off the end some time. Bit depressing really.
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Re: Old rocker health issues

Unread post by Firebug1 » Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:30 am

I've tickets to Ozzy gig here in Finland, has been a long wait and still is...
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Re: Old rocker health issues

Unread post by Jammy Dodger » Sat Oct 12, 2019 5:34 pm

CN211276 wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:57 am
Hifi is not only preserving the memories, it is also making recordings decades old sound better. This goes for remastering as well, even 16 Bit. Digital has really come of age.
Nope don't agree with you one little bit.
Give me the original pressings any day....Fuk remasters.

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Re: Old rocker health issues

Unread post by CN211276 » Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:23 pm

Jammy Dodger wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 5:34 pm
CN211276 wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:57 am
Hifi is not only preserving the memories, it is also making recordings decades old sound better. This goes for remastering as well, even 16 Bit. Digital has really come of age.
Nope don't agree with you one little bit.
Give me the original pressings any day....Fuk remasters.
Have you heard a Steven Wilson mix?
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Sailed across the Milky Way

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Re: Old rocker health issues

Unread post by antonio66 » Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:29 pm

Jammy Dodger wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 5:34 pm
CN211276 wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:57 am
Hifi is not only preserving the memories, it is also making recordings decades old sound better. This goes for remastering as well, even 16 Bit. Digital has really come of age.
Nope don't agree with you one little bit.
Give me the original pressings any day....Fuk remasters.
So maybe those old lp's should only be played on tt and cartridges from that era. Come on Jammy, move with the times, if they can be made better with modern technology then why not.

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Re: Old rocker health issues

Unread post by Jammy Dodger » Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:46 pm

But they are not made better Imho Ant, they are made worse...at the very least different, twat sits at the mixing desk and twidles this and that.....like a fukin teenager with a Graphic Equaliser.
S Wilson included.

It's bollox.

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Re: Old rocker health issues

Unread post by antonio66 » Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:34 am

I cannot think of one S Wilson remaster we have not liked. Each to his own Jammy. :grin:

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