Sometime in the past day or two, The Zimmers, fronted by 90-year-old Alf, crossed into the realm of net sensation with their cover of the Who’s “My Generation.” And you don’t know what those lyrics mean until a group of senior citizens shout ’em out.

The made-for-documentary band is the subject of a BBC special slated for May, orchestrated by Tim Samuels, whose M.O. was to recruit “isolated and lonely old people — those who can’t leave their flats or who are stuck in rubbish care homes” and “stick it back to the society that’s cast them aside by forming a rock troupe and trying to storm into the pop charts.” The Zimmers recorded at Abbey Road and had U2/The Cure producer Mike Hedges in the control room. Sure we’ll have a swooning message from Pete on soon enough.

The MySpace circle of life: From the world’s oldest rock band, to the “youngest girl pop group in the history of music.”

Comments (3)
  1. Leon  |   Posted on Apr 18th, 2007 0

    At first, I thought it was going to be Limp Bizkit’s “My Generation”. This one is actually cool.

    Like an old Pepsi commercial from the 90s.
    Oh snap.

  2. howard  |   Posted on Apr 18th, 2007 0

    remember the young at heart chorus doing SY’s “schizophrenia”?

  3. Phil  |   Posted on Apr 18th, 2007 0

    that was fuckin fantastic!
    totally made my day right there
    and I’m passing this on to my parents

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