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Old 08-03-2005, 12:44 PM   #46
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I saw the coldplay video but I can't find the "Sometimes You Can't Make it On Your Own" video anywhere to compare. Anyone know where i can see or download it???????????/
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Old 08-03-2005, 01:34 PM   #47
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My favourite Coldplay song is Don't Panic. For some reason that song is incredibly amazing to me. It's short and simple yet so perfect. I wish Coldplay would return to that, I feel like now they're trying too hard...they should just relax and instead of trying to be five bands at once, just be Coldplay. That's how I see it anyway, I'm sure others disagree. I also really love A Rush of Blood to the Head (song), "God Put A Smile Upon Your Face" and "Moses" (tho Moses is when they started heading deep into U2 territory, I thought that song was original enough, I'm surprised it didn't end up on X&Y).
couldn't agree with you more about the comment of Coldplay trying too hard right now. When I first listened to X & Y, I liked it, but that's what I thought also, they're trying too hard. Then I went back and listened to Parachutes and was blown away. That was just Coldplay being Coldplay, not trying to live up to any expectations. I forgot about Don't Panic, great song, actually one of the first songs that got me hooked on them. Parachutes is just great all around with songs like Don't Panic, Spies, Sparks, High Speed, Shiver, Yellow, Everything's Not Lost. Solid album. That's the Coldplay sound that I love. They're just doing their own thing on that album, not trying too hard to be anyone.
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couldn't agree with you more about the comment of Coldplay trying too hard right now. When I first listened to X & Y, I liked it, but that's what I thought also, they're trying too hard. Then I went back and listened to Parachutes and was blown away. That was just Coldplay being Coldplay, not trying to live up to any expectations. I forgot about Don't Panic, great song, actually one of the first songs that got me hooked on them. Parachutes is just great all around with songs like Don't Panic, Spies, Sparks, High Speed, Shiver, Yellow, Everything's Not Lost. Solid album. That's the Coldplay sound that I love. They're just doing their own thing on that album, not trying too hard to be anyone.
See, this is where the the irony begins. A great deal of press knocked this album stating that it was incredibly derivative, not remotely unique, and just like anything and everything else popular in Britain at the time. You could say they were trying to be Radiohead, Stone Roses, Travis, etc. (and most critics did). I find it hilarious that U2 fans seem to only be bothered if something in some way hints of U2-related influence.





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Everyone uses massive amounts of influences for their albums/songs/music (OMG, including U2!) Hearing or seeing influences in something really shouldnt be the breaking factor for anyone, because there is hardly anyone or anything out there that you could say is completely unique in what they're doing. Honestly, there's virtually nothing out there you could say that of.
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SOMEONE FIND ME SYCMIOYO VIDEO RIGHT NOW!!!!!!!
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Dude, it used to be on u2.com. I think all you have to do is register to view it.
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This rant is somewhat related to the above comments:
Everyone uses massive amounts of influences for their albums/songs/music (OMG, including U2!) Hearing or seeing influences in something really shouldnt be the breaking factor for anyone, because there is hardly anyone or anything out there that you could say is completely unique in what they're doing. Honestly, there's virtually nothing out there you could say that of.
are you saying that "angel of harlem" and "when live comes to town" were derivative?????????? NO u2 invented r&b and the blues!!!
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I don't see the how the SYCMIOYO video and Fix You video are really all that alike. Oh my god, seriously, you mean the lead singers both walk during the song's buildup and then bam are playing with their band? Oh, Jesus, i have never seen any other band do that. I mean even though Bono was walking in Dublin during the day and Chris is walking in London (?) at night, and even though U2's band performance was inside a theatre with no crowd and Coldplay's performance is outside in a stadium, really it is completely the same video.
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Ah, VH1 responds to this thread....


Coldplay's Clip For 'Fix You': All-New Footage Of Chris Martin Walking Around

Eventually, he reaches a Coldplay gig and takes the stage.


Generally speaking, Coldplay videos tend to fall into two categories: those where frontman Chris Martin aimlessly wanders through nondescript locales ("Yellow," "The Scientist") and those where the full band performs in nondescript locales ("In My Place," "Clocks"). Well, the band's new video, for the song "Fix You," is different. It features a wandering Chris Martin and a full-band performance.

The video — directed by Sophie Muller (Gwen Stefani, Björk, Blur) — is actually two videos in one: scenes of a solitary Martin strolling through the streets of London at night, and concert footage shot at Coldplay's two-night stand at the Reebok Stadium in Bolton, England, last month. The whole walking thing was Martin's idea, but, as Muller recently told MTV News, she was a bit hesitant to sign off on the concept. After all, it is strangely familiar to Coldplay fans.

"It's not like I came up with the idea of 'Let's have you walking' — it was Chris' idea. I think he feels comfortable walking, and I think he likes to wander the streets of London at night," she laughed. "I was worried about it, but I thought, 'Well, the difference this time around is that he's going somewhere.' "

In the video, Martin wanders past various London landmarks, including the Royal National Theatre — onto which images of the Baudot code are projected (see "Coldplay's Album Cover Decoded (And You Thought The Lyrics Were Geeky ...)") — and King's Cross station, one of the sites of the London bombings in early July (see "At Least 37 Dead In London Subway Bombings"). Muller shot the video at King's Cross three days before the bombings, but she said that for Londoners who've seen the footage, there's a startling quality to seeing the almost eerie serenity of the area.

"It's quite strange for people to see the King's Cross sign. They watch it and they sort of gasp. They have an emotional reaction to it," Muller said. "And it's weird because the sign just made it into the video by accident. We didn't even notice it was in there until later."

Martin sings the first few verses of the song on the streets of London, but as the tempo picks up, he begins to sprint, past buildings and buses ... all the way to Bolton (ah, the magic of editing), where he takes the stage at Reebok Stadium just as the rest of Coldplay are getting into the song's chorus. According to Muller, the juxtaposition of the solitary Martin and the gigantic concert goes with the feel of the song, which moves from Martin's quiet vocals to a massive, crashing chorus.

"The idea of the video is that you go from the solitariness of the beginning of the song — where Chris is singing about trying to help people — to playing it in front of a mass of people," Muller said. "It goes from being intimate to being a massive sing-along. And everybody knew the words. It's like this: Chris has this feeling. He writes a song about it. He performs it, and then the crowd gives it back. It's like the universal artist/audience relationship."

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I don't see the how the SYCMIOYO video and Fix You video are really all that alike. Oh my god, seriously, you mean the lead singers both walk during the song's buildup and then bam are playing with their band? Oh, Jesus, i have never seen any other band do that. I mean even though Bono was walking in Dublin during the day and Chris is walking in London (?) at night, and even though U2's band performance was inside a theatre with no crowd and Coldplay's performance is outside in a stadium, really it is completely the same video.
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are you saying that "angel of harlem" and "when live comes to town" were derivative?????????? NO u2 invented r&b and the blues!!!
U2 INVENTED B.B. KING.
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Oh, Jesus, i have never seen any other band do that.
U2 INVENTED JESUS.
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Coldplay's Clip For 'Fix You': All-New Footage Of Chris Martin Walking Around
That's the best description ever, and it perfectly describes my excitement for it!
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Dude, it used to be on u2.com. I think all you have to do is register to view it.
u2.com is such a tease. You can't do anything unless you pay. And even when you do pay, they don't give you any benefits at all.

I'm still searching for the SYCMIOYO video if anyone has it!?!?
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u2.com is such a tease. You can't do anything unless you pay. And even when you do pay, they don't give you any benefits at all.

I'm still searching for the SYCMIOYO video if anyone has it!?!?
I adore U2.com. They f-ed up and let my presale cole buy GA for 3 different shows!
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I adore U2.com. They f-ed up and let my presale cole buy GA for 3 different shows!
lucky. Although they fucked up mine too so I ended up getting tickets to two different shows, GAs once. CLEVELAND!!
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u2.com is such a tease. You can't do anything unless you pay. And even when you do pay, they don't give you any benefits at all.

I'm still searching for the SYCMIOYO video if anyone has it!?!?
calm yourself.

i have a .wmv of it.
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