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Old 04-12-2002, 12:28 AM   #1
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if radiohead covered U2...

I think it would have to be one of these

Surrender
Seconds
Zooropa
Dirty Day
Always Forever Now

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Old 04-12-2002, 03:12 AM   #2
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Sunday Bloody Sunday!

And it would sound mysteriously like Edge singing solo with a geetar!

bwahahahaha

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agree about Wire

maybe something like miami too would be cool
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If Radiohead covered U2 (a most unlikely proposition, but what the hell), it would be one or all of the following:

Where The Streets Have No Name
Promenade
Red Light
Desire (Imagine insane trumpets and Thom Yorke on crack. It sort of works.)

Notice one thing? About the only thing Radiohead and U2 have in common is that they are intensely 'political' but do not write issue-of-the-week songs. Apart from that I can see no connection. And I cannot imagine Radiohead performing any of U2's overtly 'political' songs: Bullet, Silver and Gold, Sunday Bloody Sunday, Pride - no way. Just, no.

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good question

i guess....

1. mofo (ive always thought the national anthem was very similiar to this song... edges guitar is very similiar to what jonny and ed do, and the base lines are both similiar in ways too in that they drive the song)

2. stay (acoustic, and solo by thom)

3. dirty day
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I think that if radiohead would cover U2 they'd do that with blankets

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isn't that sort of thing illegal salome? they could suffocate
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that's why I for one hope that it will never happen

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Old 04-13-2002, 06:49 PM   #11
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Quote:
Originally posted by The Wanderer:
right, because radiohead is such a dreadful band, it would be such an incredible insult to U2
I don't think so
but if that is your opinion then that is fine by me

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Old 04-13-2002, 06:54 PM   #12
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yes, of course, that must be it...
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Old 04-13-2002, 07:04 PM   #13
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it probably isn't

to make you feel any better
I also don't hope REM will cover U2
I don't hope U2 will cover Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
and I don't hope Aphex Twin is going to play Bach

that may make me very narrow minded musically in your book, but frankly I don't care that much

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you'll get the Bach of my hand if you use that tone with me again, salome

REM sort of did cover U2, when Michael Stipe sang "One" (with Edge on guitar though) during Clinton's Innaugural Ball or whatever that was

covers are fun salome, a band plays them once or twice just for the hell of it, I loved U2's cover of The Who (Won't Get Fooled Again) and Johnny Cash (Don't Take Your Guns to Town), for instance, and I loved Radiohead's cover of Neil Young (Cinnamon Girl) and Carly Simon (Nobody Does It Better)

Primus did some amazing covers of Pink Floyd a few years back, including all of Animals

who could ever forget the unique, and electrifying covers that Jimi Hendrix left for us? (from Dylan to Dixon and so on)

I could go on and on but I wont, the point is covers are often a way to find out just how adaptive a band is... you don't like them, fine, I realize there are a lot of bad covers out there, but usually great bands are selective and do these things partly out of reverence, and partially for pleasure -- and almost always do them well

anyway, I was just musing over what song they would choose, if radiohead were ever to do a U2 cover, and thinking about what they could bring to the sound, it wasn't like I was picking out their most popular songs either, these were less obvious tracks that I think would mesh well with radiohead's style/ability

sorry if you think having someone cover your favorite band would taint their music in some way
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suck my lemon.
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