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Old 04-19-2002, 10:56 AM   #1
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I'm a little confused as to why people dislike the Dave Matthews Band so much. It seems to me that DMB and U2 come from the same music camp. Ya know, they just want to play music that makes people feel happy or sad or at least feel something. I remember when DMB first started getting mainstream success back in the early to mid-90's. I didn't really like Dave's voice. But, I did like the unique sound that the band had together. It seemed like all the players were on the same page. Over the past year, I've gotten a chance to hear many Dave songs that you don't hear on the radio. It was some really moving shit. I listened to a version of #41 on The Dave Matthews/Tim Reynolds Live at Luther College album and the guitar parts really hit a deeply emotional button. The only other band that really does that to me is U2. I think it would be awesome to see some sort of collaboration between the two bands. After all, they have arguably been the most successful over the last 12 years.

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I guess I'm indifferent about DMB as of now. I have yet to hear something of theirs that I am absolutely in love with. However, I respect that they must be pretty talented to have so many fans and be so popular.
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Over the past year, I've gotten a chance to hear many Dave songs that you don't hear on the radio. It was some really moving shit.
I'm with you. It took me awhile to get into them because I didn't like the hits (except of course for "Crash Into Me") and just over the last year I've been discovering the gems you never hear on the radio. Songs like "I Did It," which is just dreadful in my opinion, doesn't do much to persuade people there is some incredible DMB music out there that I feel certain would surprise a lot of U2 fans.

I was lurking over in a DMB forum yesterday to see how the tour's going and there was a thread called "DMB Songs You Hate" and it was hilarious to see the vilest things you can imagine written about "I Did It" by these really hardcore fans. And, interestingly, many fans also wish "Crash Into Me" had never been written because of all the newbie fans who come to shows just to hear that one song and then scream through the whole thing. I was laughing my butt off because they sounded a bit like some other fans I know ...

And I have to get that DMB/Tim Reynolds record TODAY. I've heard nothing but raves about it.

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There are many reasons DMB annoys me.

#1) His lyrics- nonsensical and "shallow" in the way there is nothing below the surface, imo! Hardest thing for me to get past in a song are Shitty lyrics.

#2) His voice, it's screechy to me and quite unattractive.

#3) How he started the band. From my understanding he went all over the world looking for the best musicians. Lame. (call me sentimental/idealistic i prefer the 'we started as kids' routine)

#4) His fans. I find them to be quite cliquey and they like him because it's the "thing" to do (keep in mind I'm mostly talking about pl i know and went to college with, where you were judged by how many times you'd seen dave. trashed, of course.)

So none of that probably enlightened you but *shrug* those are my reasons I can't stand the band, and will always switch the station when his song comes on. so God please NO collaboration.

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olive summed up my sentiments pretty succinctly.
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There are many reasons DMB annoys me.

#1) His lyrics- nonsensical and "shallow" in the way there is nothing below the surface, imo! Hardest thing for me to get past in a song are Shitty lyrics.
Hmm, I don't think they're nonsensical and shallow at all. On the contrary, I find a lot of poetic depth in them. But it's certainly a matter of personal taste. I do think the musicianship, though, is the strength of the band--that and their passion, intensity and the way they play together.

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#2) His voice, it's screechy to me and quite unattractive.
Many people agree with you there. I like it quite a lot.

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#3) How he started the band. From my understanding he went all over the world looking for the best musicians. Lame. (call me sentimental/idealistic i prefer the 'we started as kids' routine)
I don't know where you got this from, but Dave lived mostly in South Africa and Cambridge, England with his family (his birth family, I mean) and then when they settled in Charlottesville, VA, that is where he met his current bandmates--in C'ville and the surrounding Virginia music scene. And in fact, one of the band members joined the band when he was only 16 so they do go way back together. I grew up in Virginia so while I had already moved to NYC before DMB hit the scene, a couple of the guys in his band were known to me from back when I was in college as famed local musicians. Dave went no further than Charlottesville to find them.


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some of Dave's shallow and nonsensical lyrics

cry freedom

How can I turn away
Brother/Sister go dancing
Through my head
Human as to human
The future is no place
To place your better days

Cry freedom, cry
From a crowd 10,000 wide
Hope laid upon hope
That this crowd will not subside
Let this flag burn to dust
And a new a fair design be raised
While we wait head in hands,
Hands in prayer
And fall into a dreamless sleep again
And we wave our hands

Hands and feet are all alike
But gold between divide us
Hands and feet are all alike
But fear between divide us
All slip away

There was a window and by it stood
A mirror in which
He could see himself
He thought of something
Something he
Had never had but hoped
Would come along
Cry freedom, cry
From deep inside
Where we are all confined
While we wave hands in fire
Wave our hands

Hands and feet are all alike
But gold between divide us
Hands and feet are all alike
But fear between divide us,
Slip away
In this room stood a little child
And in this room this little child
She would remain
Until someone might decide
To dance this little child
Across this hall
Into a cold, dark, space
Where she might never trace her way
Across this crooked mile
Across this crooked page
Cry freedom, cry
From deep inside where
We are all confined
Till we wave our hands

How can I turn away
Brother/Sister go dancing
through my head
Human as to human
The future is no place
To place your better days

Hands and feet are all alike
But gold between divide us
Hands and feet are all alike
But fear between divide us
Hands and feet are all alike
Hear what I say Hear what I say
Oh, so be it

How can I turn away
Brother/Sister go dancing through my head
Human as to human
The future is no place
To place your better days

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that's always been my favorite dave song.
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I respect that they must be pretty talented to have so many fans and be so popular.
Do you repsect NSYNC? They must be pretty talented to have so many fans and be so popular. But yes, all members of DMB are quite talented.

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#3) How he started the band. From my understanding he went all over the world looking for the best musicians. Lame.
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA......where the heck did you hear that? He met the other guys while bartending in VA.

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He met the other guys while bartending in VA.

That part I didn't know. Cool.

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woo-hoo...I just became a Refugee.
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C'mon, now! Let's not get all wacky. This thread is about 2 of the most popular rock bands around today. It's also about what it be like if the some of the band members collaborated. Imagine Dave sitting in with U2 and playing guitar with Edge and backing up or singing with Bono. Or Bono and Edge playing with DMB. Imagine Bono, Edge and Dave writing a song together. That's what I'm trying to get to. 'Cuz right now, in the music industry, it's all a lot of shit. Yeah, there's some good things goin on, but the major rock acts have to emerge once again. Metallica, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Pearl Jam, Beastie Boys, Beck, Jane's Addiction, Guns N Roses, Oasis, Black Crowes, Duran Duran(original members) and Alice In Chains(that's a toughie) all have to come back and fight the dreadful pop slop that we see and hear everywhere. I mean, I love Britney, but for better reasons than her music.
Now, everyone cannot agree about DMB, but let's get our facts straight before we present them for public consumption. Peace!

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Do you repsect NSYNC? They must be pretty talented to have so many fans and be so popular.
Ah...touche.

Actually, I do respect N'Sync in certain ways. They work hard...I could never do dance routines like theirs! *lol*

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Who's getting whacky? It's all good in here, although I kind of spaced on the collaboration idea. I don't see it happening. I agree they are two great bands, but they are so different I can't imagine a collaboration. But stranger things have happened...David Bowie and Bing Crosby come to mind (which is a lot weirder than Bono and Sinatra!).
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I don't know where you got this from, but Dave lived mostly in South Africa and Cambridge, England with his family (his birth family, I mean) and then when they settled in Charlottesville, VA, that is where he met his current bandmates--in C'ville and the surrounding Virginia music scene.
LOl yeah I heard that he travelled all over the world, notably Africa, to find the best musicians to make up his band. I really can't remember where I heard that.

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yeah, they still dont do much for me lyrically! No depth that I like to explore.
*shrug* i'm just someone who never be a dmb fan!


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