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Old 04-23-2008, 02:26 AM   #676
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Everyone else rips off U2 these days. Why can't Coldplay?
the clash ripped off U2, dontchaknow


and joy division, and the ramones
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Hey Axver, I want your judgement on something. See, I got a free subscription of Spin, which is like Rolling Stone only more indie with a younger audience. Basically I haven't heard of two-thirds of the bands they feature, but what the hell, it was free.

Anyway, I was flipping through one of them and there was an album review for some band I've never heard of. They said that the production was so bad that it sounded like it was recorded on masking tape, and that the guitars were so distorted that they sounded like vacuum cleaners, and the whole thing was overlaid over boring beats from a dollar store drum machine..... but they said they loved all of that stuff and gave it four stars.



I can almost believe that. I mean, some of the Dunedin Sound music sounds like absolute dogshit. It was the early eighties at the bottom of the world and due to living on a shoe-string budget, much of it was recorded raw onto Chris Knox's four track player and that was it. And yet a lot of it is really incredible music. You just need to dig through how bad it sounds.
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Everyone else rips off U2 these days. Why can't Coldplay?
I frankly have a hard time thinking of any bands that show an obvious U2 influence besides Coldplay. U2, despite their fame, have not been very influential thus far.

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I can almost believe that. I mean, some of the Dunedin Sound music sounds like absolute dogshit. It was the early eighties at the bottom of the world and due to living on a shoe-string budget, much of it was recorded raw onto Chris Knox's four track player and that was it. And yet a lot of it is really incredible music. You just need to dig through how bad it sounds.
Apparently this band made it sound bad on purpose, and that was the "brilliant" part
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I frankly have a hard time thinking of any bands that show an obvious U2 influence besides Coldplay. U2, despite their fame, have not been very influential thus far.

Starting on Shoes.
I think most of the new wave/garage rock/dancy pop-rock (ie The Killers, The Bravery, and many many more) rip off U2's songwriting style, guitar tone, and way of playing.
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Apparently this band made it sound bad on purpose, and that was the "brilliant" part
i hate reviews like that
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Apparently this band made it sound bad on purpose, and that was the "brilliant" part
Oh, well that's just pretentious and stupid. I don't get why anybody would go lo-fi on purpose. The Dunedin Sound bands had no choice. Why would you intentionally tarnish the quality of your music?
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Everyone wants to be U2. Coldplay are the only band that thought they could actually do it. The trick is in the obnoxiousness of the frontman.


(I feel mean saying this stuff I love Bono, I really do, but all too often I want to slap some sense into him)
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i hate reviews like that
Sounds like Pitchfork wank to me.
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I think most of the new wave/garage rock/dancy pop-rock (ie The Killers, The Bravery, and many many more) rip off U2's songwriting style, guitar tone, and way of playing.
I don't hear any U2 influence at all, frankly. I couldn't name one U2 song their music sounds like.
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Oh, well that's just pretentious and stupid. I don't get why anybody would go lo-fi on purpose. The Dunedin Sound bands had no choice. Why would you intentionally tarnish the quality of your music?
yeah, that's the exact word i was thinking of. pretentious. i hate shit like that. maybe if i heard it i'd be blown away by its brilliance, but on the review alone, i fail to see how inferior production and recording methods make it the album of the year.
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