Musician's homes

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In this thread we link to articles about / pictures of musicians' houses.

Brad Laner os Medicine etc fame lives in a gorgeous modernist house in LA: http://www.latimes.com/la-hm-musicianhouse-laner-pictures,0,4423459.photogallery

Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips lives in a suitably classic / gonzo house: http://www.fitzsimmons-arch.com/Flaming_Lips_1.html

Sick Mouthy (Scik Mouthy), Thursday, 17 May 2012 12:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

Brian Wilson used to live in a big, boring house - http://www.zillow.com/blog/2011-08-01/beach-boys-brian-wilsons-former-saint-charles-il-home-for-sale/

Sick Mouthy (Scik Mouthy), Thursday, 17 May 2012 12:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol

Crackle Box, Thursday, 17 May 2012 12:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

someone post Lemmy's apartment

van smack, Thursday, 17 May 2012 13:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

barman's bar mitz (unregistered), Thursday, 17 May 2012 13:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

Mark G, Thursday, 17 May 2012 13:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

Frank Sinatra:

Brad C., Thursday, 17 May 2012 14:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

>Brian Wilson used to live in a big, boring house - http://www.zillow.com/blog/2011-08-01/beach-boys-brian-wilsons-former-saint-charles-il-home-for-sale/

the home includes 6,527 square feet of living space, including 5 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms. In addition to the recording studio space, the home features nine fireplaces, two master suites, library, solarium, media and rec center

and a huge sandbox

Lee626, Thursday, 17 May 2012 16:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

I always wonder what semi popular indie musicians in particular do for money when so much of their years are taken up by touring across great distances to play at venues that cannot possibly cover expenses. Ties in here since it would be interesting to see the kind of homes they can afford too.

Evan, Thursday, 17 May 2012 17:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

Johnny Cash's kitchen, his shower

pplains, Thursday, 17 May 2012 17:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

d'oh

Tarfumes The Escape Goat, Thursday, 17 May 2012 17:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

This thread is like a dream come true

Jane Wiedlin's bizarro space age loft

game of crones (La Lechera), Thursday, 17 May 2012 17:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

reminds me of that Daily Show bit about the "horrors of socialism" where they compare 50 Cent's MTV Cribs thing to Robyn's sensible, medium-sized apartment

caulk the wagon and float it, Thursday, 17 May 2012 17:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

(let's save) John Coltrane's house:

Tarfumes The Escape Goat, Thursday, 17 May 2012 17:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

Brad C., Thursday, 17 May 2012 17:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

that website's a treasure trove btw xp

J0rdan S., Thursday, 17 May 2012 17:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

Louis Armstrong's kitchen:

Tarfumes The Escape Goat, Thursday, 17 May 2012 17:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

King Diamond's house (via the now-defunct blog Metal Inquisition):

誤訳侮辱, Thursday, 17 May 2012 17:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

Also check out this legendary post on the offstage lives and homes of Manowar...

誤訳侮辱, Thursday, 17 May 2012 17:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

The stove in the Louis Armstrong's kitchen long postdates his lifetime - looks like circa 2005.

Rest of kitchen is awesome though. I want those radio-dial cabinet pulls! And the 1972 microwave oven and the NuTone thingie built into the countertop

Lee626, Thursday, 17 May 2012 18:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

That kitchen is excellent. Represent!

โตเกียวเหมียวเหมียว aka Bulgarian Tourist Chamber (Mount Cleaners), Thursday, 17 May 2012 18:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

Louis Armstrong's kitchen looks a bit like (but I'm sure it isn't) a Lustron prefab; they had metal built-ins.

Soccer mom, hopeless and lost, in utter despair (Dan Peterson), Thursday, 17 May 2012 18:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

My neighbor has a lustron house, they are frustrating!

โตเกียวเหมียวเหมียว aka Bulgarian Tourist Chamber (Mount Cleaners), Thursday, 17 May 2012 19:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm fascinated by Lustrons, esp. originals that haven't been "improved," they're kinda rare. But I could never live in one.

Soccer mom, hopeless and lost, in utter despair (Dan Peterson), Thursday, 17 May 2012 19:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

Same kitchen, but lived in:

> My neighbor has a lustron house, they are frustrating!

At least it will never be damaged by termites....

Lee626, Thursday, 17 May 2012 19:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

It's the Lustron thread!

Lee626, Thursday, 17 May 2012 19:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

Nick Mason's garage (If I ever meet him, I'd rather talk about cars than Pink Floyd)


Vini Reilly Invasion (Elvis Telecom), Thursday, 17 May 2012 19:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

Holy schnizzballs, that looks like fun

Goodbye 20th Centipede (NickB), Thursday, 17 May 2012 20:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

Neil Young shows off his model train set (bad video quality alert!)

Vini Reilly Invasion (Elvis Telecom), Thursday, 17 May 2012 20:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

It doesn't show the whole place, but here's a bit of Jimmy Page's place from It Might Get Loud

Vini Reilly Invasion (Elvis Telecom), Thursday, 17 May 2012 20:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

GIS on "keith richard's house" is almost a primer on how to live

Vini Reilly Invasion (Elvis Telecom), Thursday, 17 May 2012 20:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

I remember when Neil was on Leno in 1992 after one or two predictable questions from Jay, Neil said, "You know, I'd much rather play with this train you've got back here." For some reason, an electric train was part of the Tonight Show set. Neil jumped up and began moving things around (plants and such) to get to the train, to the surprise of Leno.

xp

Tarfumes The Escape Goat, Thursday, 17 May 2012 20:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

BTW, http://realestalker.blogspot.com is a good source for these...

Vini Reilly Invasion (Elvis Telecom), Thursday, 17 May 2012 20:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

I love Keef's library

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 17 May 2012 20:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

man that shot of sinatra's house is just gorgeous

Bandersnatch Cumberbund (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 17 May 2012 20:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

That picture of NY is unbelievably cute.

Billy Joel in having no taste shocker.

game of crones (La Lechera), Thursday, 17 May 2012 20:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

i absolutely have to have keef's chair. and...from what i can make out form the photo is an old gibson l2? i'll take that, too.

arby's, Thursday, 17 May 2012 20:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

neko case in the kitchen

game of crones (La Lechera), Thursday, 17 May 2012 20:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

oops

game of crones (La Lechera), Thursday, 17 May 2012 20:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

i am way too much of a tornado in the kitchen to keep a piano in it.

arby's, Thursday, 17 May 2012 20:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah something tells me the piano isn't going to get out of my way when i bark at it with a bunch of stuff in my hands

game of crones (La Lechera), Thursday, 17 May 2012 20:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

It's actually a vintage microwave

poxen, Thursday, 17 May 2012 21:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

It's not a house, but definitely qualifies as a home...

Vini Reilly Invasion (Elvis Telecom), Thursday, 17 May 2012 21:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

Billy Joel's house looks like a wing of Cesar's Palace in Vegas. yeeeuch.

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 17 May 2012 21:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

Brad C., Thursday, 17 May 2012 22:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

confirmation: Miles Davis lives in an album cover

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 17 May 2012 22:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

Kazu and Amedeo from Blonde Redhead's apartment - http://joannagoddard.blogspot.co.uk/2009/05/home-inspiration-blonde-redhead.html

Supposed Former ILM Lurker (WeWantMiles), Wednesday, 14 August 2013 13:39 (1 year ago) Permalink

The completely empty shelves are freaking me out slightly more, tbh. I mean, why keep the idiosyncratic fridge placement and hideous decor if nobody lives there, and if someone is living there now where are their things?

xp

emil.y, Wednesday, 14 August 2013 13:39 (1 year ago) Permalink

surprised to see nick cave apparently reading new right journal the new criterion

Nilmar Honorato da Silva, Wednesday, 14 August 2013 13:41 (1 year ago) Permalink

i wondered the same thing!!
is that horrible decor part of the package?
i thought it was a booze fridge too btw.

free your spirit pig (La Lechera), Wednesday, 14 August 2013 13:41 (1 year ago) Permalink

New Criterion used to publish a lot of poetry in the 80s

combination hair (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Wednesday, 14 August 2013 14:11 (1 year ago) Permalink

and some of it wound up in a filthy bedroom corner with a fully shod man

free your spirit pig (La Lechera), Wednesday, 14 August 2013 14:30 (1 year ago) Permalink

Blatant attempt to get into the striking visual imagery thread.

― they all are afflicted with a sickness of existence (Scik Mouthy), Wednesday, August 14, 2013 7:14 AM Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Haha, it might have just worked had it not been about TOM PETTY.

pplains, Wednesday, 14 August 2013 16:57 (1 year ago) Permalink

MIKE CAMPBELL: Hey, thanks for coming over. You want a beer? Lori picked up some Sam Smith this afternoon. I'll just go into the kitchen...

TOM PETTY: HAHAHA, YOU MEAN YOU STILL KEEP YOUR REFRIGERATOR IN THE KITCHEN?

pplains, Wednesday, 14 August 2013 17:01 (1 year ago) Permalink

the proper way to integrate a fridge into your living room:

Lee626, Friday, 16 August 2013 00:16 (1 year ago) Permalink

1 month passes...


seems like a real decent dude
http://brightestyoungthings.com/articles/ian-mackaye-interview.htm

Untt (La Lechera), Saturday, 28 September 2013 04:16 (1 year ago) Permalink

likes digitizing things, doubtful about stories about bar openings

j., Saturday, 28 September 2013 06:04 (1 year ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

Sixties stars at home

Elvis Telecom, Tuesday, 29 October 2013 07:56 (1 year ago) Permalink

Hard to really get a sense of the homes because the pictures are so tight on the musicians. From what I can see, I don't think I'd like to live in any of them. Beck, Watts, and Marriott all look like "my first apartment" kinda deals. Hendrix's furniture all looks uncomfortable. Tina has a a decent-sized kitchen though.

how's life, Tuesday, 29 October 2013 11:06 (1 year ago) Permalink

Jeff Beck's looks like a room in a student halls of residence.

not a lunch that is hot (snoball), Tuesday, 29 October 2013 12:08 (1 year ago) Permalink

lol yeah

how's life, Tuesday, 29 October 2013 12:09 (1 year ago) Permalink

...and my parents had some shelves like the ones in the Mick Jagger photo - they were the cheapest shittiest MDF imaginable, short of green chipboard.

not a lunch that is hot (snoball), Tuesday, 29 October 2013 12:10 (1 year ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

John Fogerty goes large in Thousand Oaks


Elvis Telecom, Wednesday, 4 December 2013 12:02 (10 months ago) Permalink

pplains, Wednesday, 4 December 2013 14:39 (10 months ago) Permalink

Steven Stapleton shows us around his wacky farmhouse:

my father will guide me up the stairs to bed (anagram), Wednesday, 4 December 2013 15:04 (10 months ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

Copey's house for sale.

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-40766701.html

MaresNest, Tuesday, 7 January 2014 23:36 (9 months ago) Permalink

New Criterion had a lot of coverage of modernist era arts back when I used to glance at it.

_Rudipherous_, Tuesday, 7 January 2014 23:44 (9 months ago) Permalink

The original Criterion was started by T.S. Eliot after all, who some of us still read, though maybe not for his politics.

_Rudipherous_, Tuesday, 7 January 2014 23:46 (9 months ago) Permalink

What you might expect from Moby...

tbd (Eazy), Tuesday, 7 January 2014 23:52 (9 months ago) Permalink

think about moby's house all the time

mustread guy (schlump), Wednesday, 8 January 2014 00:06 (9 months ago) Permalink

who's copey?

how's life, Wednesday, 8 January 2014 00:14 (9 months ago) Permalink

Julian Cope

subaltern 8 (Michael B), Wednesday, 8 January 2014 00:15 (9 months ago) Permalink

i've always liked moby more than his music. tho i love 'everything is wrong'

marcos, Wednesday, 8 January 2014 14:56 (9 months ago) Permalink

also i LOVE ian mackaye's house. i'd be happy man if i had my own wood-shingle craftsman bungalow

marcos, Wednesday, 8 January 2014 14:59 (9 months ago) Permalink

Isn't that now just the Virginia-based Dischord office? He lives in DC itself now, right?

curmudgeon, Wednesday, 8 January 2014 15:11 (9 months ago) Permalink

ok yea you're right

marcos, Wednesday, 8 January 2014 15:18 (9 months ago) Permalink

i like copeys place a lot.

not too far from where i live either.

hmmm ...

mark e, Wednesday, 8 January 2014 15:30 (9 months ago) Permalink

Billy Bragg's house in Dorset: http://ianbone.files.wordpress.com/2013/08/bragg-house.jpg

Interior shots here: http://www.wellerworld.co.uk/billyshouse.htm

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Wednesday, 8 January 2014 16:20 (9 months ago) Permalink

livin' the sweet socialist life

Ornate Coleman (Moodles), Wednesday, 8 January 2014 17:16 (9 months ago) Permalink

the cliffs round there are basically made of cheese, so good luck to him with that

tench and pike, scaup and snipe (NickB), Wednesday, 8 January 2014 17:20 (9 months ago) Permalink

how the fuck does billy bragg have that much money

adam, Wednesday, 8 January 2014 17:22 (9 months ago) Permalink

couldn't work out whether or not that was just one residence in that picture. looks like about 3 houses?

tench and pike, scaup and snipe (NickB), Wednesday, 8 January 2014 17:29 (9 months ago) Permalink

dang. guess that's that Sexuality money?

how's life, Wednesday, 8 January 2014 18:27 (9 months ago) Permalink

strong and warm and wild and rich as hell

mambo jumbo (La Lechera), Wednesday, 8 January 2014 18:42 (9 months ago) Permalink

i have mixed feelings about looking at musicians' homes
on one hand, i want to see every tiny detail but also i cannot imagine such prying eyes around my home (not that anyone wants to see it but still) so i feel bad about looking

mambo jumbo (La Lechera), Wednesday, 8 January 2014 18:43 (9 months ago) Permalink

guilt not necessary when the house is up for sale !

i.e. julian copes.

love some of the detail re his ..

the chairs with the names on the back.
the guitars fixed to the walls.

mark e, Wednesday, 8 January 2014 18:45 (9 months ago) Permalink

Billy Bragg's house = Downton Shabby

brio, Wednesday, 8 January 2014 18:57 (9 months ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...

Rocky Horror Show set designer Brian Thomson and his partner in their super-kitsch 70s flat, along with artist Annie Kelly and the Green Lady. Photograph by Tim Street-Porter, courtesy of Elizabeth Whiting Associates

soref, Wednesday, 29 January 2014 21:13 (9 months ago) Permalink

I know they aren't musicians but I couldn't find a more appropiate thread

soref, Wednesday, 29 January 2014 21:14 (9 months ago) Permalink

Is there a thread like the 'what do you wish you looked like' thread, but for what you wished your home looked like?

soref, Wednesday, 29 January 2014 21:14 (9 months ago) Permalink

David Sylvian's old home/studio in New Hampshire is up for sale, yo:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/MA-Center-NH-465000/306095906159428

mr.raffles, Thursday, 30 January 2014 16:42 (9 months ago) Permalink

Damn. Prices are pretty good in rural NH.

bilbo bobbins (how's life), Thursday, 30 January 2014 16:46 (9 months ago) Permalink

Right?
That's like an hour away from me. If I could do my job remotely, I'd hop on that in a second.

mr.raffles, Thursday, 30 January 2014 16:49 (9 months ago) Permalink

Richard Ashcroft's new home plans for Taynton retreat

No photos of the inside, but apparently it "was built in 1660 and features a period bull-ring, a secret garden and an ornamental pond."

A bull-ring?

Elvis Telecom, Thursday, 30 January 2014 21:08 (9 months ago) Permalink

I question the rock stars who don't have a bull ring in their mansion.

Spaghetti Sauce Shampoo (Moodles), Thursday, 30 January 2014 21:49 (9 months ago) Permalink


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