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Old 09-26-2010, 05:44 AM   #46
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Jimmy Gnecco of the band Ours has said that Achtung Baby is his "musical Bible".

The influence is there, but not obvious.

yeah he's noted as a HUGE U2 fan. And hey, Mike Portnoy of Dream Theater described him like "Bono on steroids."
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What I mean is that Passengers sounds like Eno's Apollo album with a few vocals thrown on top of it and one attempt at a radio-friendly single.

If you're arguing that Radiohead was necessarily influenced by Passengers on the sole basis that they heard the album, then there is no way to counter that argument. But I'm just really uncomfortable with the whole implication of this thread that U2 was somehow the first rock band ever to dabble in electronics and ambient. If Kid A were in fact directly influenced by another artist, why does it have to be U2 / Passengers? Why might it not be Brian Eno after he left Roxy Music?
I guess the point is that Radiohead has a lot more in common with Shuttlecock than they do with Beano, and many comparisons were made after The Bends came out in terms of similarities. They're also a collection of musicians who have to work together as opposed to one guy doing whatever the fuck he wants. I think that seeing a popular alternative band like Shuttlecock going down that road probably made it a lot easier for them to take some of the same steps.
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I remember Stone Roses, EMF, and even Jesus Jones exploring that sound a couple years before Achtung Baby came out.
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I remember Stone Roses, EMF, and even Jesus Jones exploring that sound a couple years before Achtung Baby came out.
Well that was Madchester and Alternative Dance. Absolutely came first although I wouldn't say its the same obviously. Achtung isn't their Baggy album.
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’m not going to deny that they have influences, but I also do not think that they went into the studio for Kid A with a blueprint to make an album that sounds like Alphex Twin or any other arcane group
there's nothing arcane about aphex twin
he was number 1 of the genre radiohead decided to delve into
personally, i don't think they did him much justice but that's personal opinion
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Well that was Madchester and Alternative Dance. Absolutely came first although I wouldn't say its the same obviously. Achtung isn't their Baggy album.
U2 specifically said they were influenced by the Manchester scene and dance music when they were making AB. That's been in more interviews with the band than I can count.
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i consider scary monsters (the song even more the album) to be part of any conversation like this.
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