Director: Stephen Walker
What could be more punk than a bunch of old folk ripping into The Ramones' ‘I Wanna Be Sedated'?
In the hands of a senior citizens choir with an average age of 81, The Clash's ‘Should I Stay or Should I Go', David Bowie's ‘Golden Years' and the Bee Gees' ‘Stayin' Alive' take on gleeful new meanings.
The Young@Heart Chorus of Northampton, Massachusetts, has discovered the life-affirming possibilities of turning rock classics on their heads. But this is more than just a novelty act - the arrangements and performances of the rock tunes are thoroughly entertaining, and have earned the group a name internationally.
“Offers an encouraging vision of old age in which the depression commonly associated with decrepitude is held at bay by music making, camaraderie and a sense of humor.” - New York Times
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