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Old 07-27-2006, 04:24 PM   #1
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"High and Dry" and "Stay (Faraway, So Close!)"

Does anyone else think that these two songs sound rather alike?

Don't leave me hiiiiiiiiiiiigh

If I could staaaaaaaayyyyy



I bet Radiohead listened to a lot of U2 before they wrote High and Dry.
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Old 07-27-2006, 04:57 PM   #2
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NO, RADIOHEAD INVENTED A NEW KIND OF MUSIC, THEY WEREN'T INFLUENCED BY ANYONE, U2 SUX



they are a little similar I supposed, I never really noticed. I think Pablo Honey has some U2y stuff too
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And High & Dry was one of the pre-show songs on the Elevation tour and at one of the shows I saw, U2 played Stay. Coincidence?


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they are a little similar I suppose, I never really noticed.
same here. but now that I think about it...
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Not really
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Ditto.
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^ same here.
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Yeah, other than the fact that they're both enjoyable "slower type" songs by enjoyable groups, I'm not hearing it either.
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other than being great songs they are nothing alike
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oh and High and Dry was probably written first.............it was written during the Pablo Honey sessions......
the band even had a recorded version....they just didn't like it
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They're both the most mainstream sounding songs on the respective albums. Stay is my favorite from Zooropa whereas High & Dry is not my fav song from The Bends, even though I do like it a lot.

Come to think of it, The Bends > Zooropa.


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Jamie Cullum sings "High and Dry." That's where I first heard it.
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Jamie Cullum sings "High and Dry." That's where I first heard it.
yea he covered it......from Radiohead

the original is so much better too
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Old 07-28-2006, 01:18 AM   #14
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surprised noone else has said that the chord progression is identical during the verses.

that's why the songs sound similiar.

both fantastic songs, though stay is much, much better.
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