Inspired by this man, Gary Moore, (and in particular this performance of ‘Still Got The Blues’) today’s gallery is taking a look at the musicians (mostly guitarists) that get so lost in the moment they can’t help but produce a massive sex face mid-song. Keep clicking for the grunters and gurners in full.
Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo is a master of fret-wanking and accompanying gurns. So what if he looks like he’s sticking something somewhere it might not fit while he plays, his riffs are masterful. And wouldn’t you rather see his climax face than Lars Ulrich?
Well, now you mention it, here’s Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich licking his lips and pulling an “ooh baby” live onstage whilst rattling his tom toms and making sweet love to the kit.
AC/DC’s Brian Johnson: “I’m sorry, I appear to have just come.”
Ke$ha – because the gratuitous sex face is not exclusive to sweaty blokes, after all.
The Boss is one of the best at the “hold on, I’m coming, I’m coming, oh, oh oh oooah, aaaarghgh” school of soloing. Watching him up close it can be hard to tell if he’s strumming a Fender or his banjo string at times.
Meanwhile, here’s vertically-disadvantaged jazz handed crooner Jamie Cullum about to jizz in his pants (or finish off the final chorus to his Grammy Award-nominated track ‘Gran Torino’, we can’t quite tell).
Steel Panther might be a bit of a cheat – their whole schtick is smothered in smut and innuendo and their grimaces are usually intentional. Doesn’t make it any less funny though.
If you’ve seen his sex tape with Pamela Anderson, you’ll be familiar with Tommy Lee’s real sex face. Actually, it’s not that different from the expression he’s pulling here. How many chins?
Who’s this? Why, it’s Silversun Pickups drummer Christopher Guanlao, of course, who looks like he’s getting paradiddled good and proper in this shot.
Franz Ferdinand’s Nicholas McCarthy often looks like he’s playing solo when he’s actually just playing a solo.
Charlie from Fightstar might still be only eight years old but that doesn’t stop him undulging in some underage hanky panky – facially at least – when he takes to the stage.
Friendly Fires’ Ed McFarlane has an unusual sex face when he plays live, part intensity, part premature ejaculation shame.
Unsurprisingly, The Mars Volta’s Omar Rodriguez-Lopez musters a very zen-like, tantric otherworldliness when he reaches climax – our very own prog-rock Sting.
Stef from the Klaxons gets lost in the moment – and manages to look weirdly cherubic.
The drummer from The Chapman Family masters a dark rapey kind of erotic visage when he mounts his drum kit.
The dude from The Bronx – proves it’s entirely possible to look like you’re coming, and look totally gormless, at the same time.