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Old 05-02-2008, 11:30 AM   #136
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If I can say something somewhat negative here for a second I didn't think some of the lyrics to Fear Of A Blank Planet (the song) were that great.
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If I can say something somewhat negative here for a second I didn't think some of the lyrics to Fear Of A Blank Planet (the song) were that great.
Actually, I agree with you on this. I never thought the lyrics to the title track were very strong, and I didn't like name-dropping things like X-box, which will make it outdated very quickly.

Thankfully, the rest of the album gets much, much better lyrically after that.
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I can see Adelaide being done without Perth (obviously), but the other way around? It makes no sense playing Perth without Adelaide, as that's the closest city!
Popmart's an interesting case as they planned to do more than they did. The original plan included concerts in New Zealand and Singapore. I wonder if Adelaide had once been in the plans but got discarded? The Aussie attendance figures on Popmart were abysmal. Brisbane's a glaring example as they played the same venue on Vertigo. On Popmart, they played to 17,500 people (the third lowest attendance figure; a Florida show did worse, and Perth was an indoor show at the Burswood Dome that was a 13,000 or so sellout). On Vertigo, they sold out 50,000 tickets in about 1.5-2 hours.
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Actually, I agree with you on this. I never thought the lyrics to the title track were very strong, and I didn't like name-dropping things like X-box, which will make it outdated very quickly.
Beat me to it. I've always disliked the X-box line.

Then again, I think one lyrical purpose is to sketch and observe life as it is at the start of the 21st century, so in that sense it may actually stand the test of time.
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I've always thought The Sound Of Muzak's lyrics were too condescending. Still a good song though.
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Popmart's an interesting case as they planned to do more than they did. The original plan included concerts in New Zealand and Singapore. I wonder if Adelaide had once been in the plans but got discarded? The Aussie attendance figures on Popmart were abysmal. Brisbane's a glaring example as they played the same venue on Vertigo. On Popmart, they played to 17,500 people (the third lowest attendance figure; a Florida show did worse, and Perth was an indoor show at the Burswood Dome that was a 13,000 or so sellout). On Vertigo, they sold out 50,000 tickets in about 1.5-2 hours.
Hmmm...perhaps Adelaide was in the original plans, but then they nixed it due to the inconsistency of how the tour was doing elsewhere.

I need to make more money so I can visit Australia and New Zealand at some point in my lifetime.
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My friend says he wants to die
He's in a band
They sound like Pearl Jam
The clothes are all black
The music is crap

I guess he's just talking about some death metal band but where did Pearl Jam come from?
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I've always thought The Sound Of Muzak's lyrics were too condescending. Still a good song though.
That's the song that got me into the band, actually. The lyrics appeal to me a lot. Are you shocked?
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My friend says he wants to die
He's in a band
They sound like Pearl Jam
The clothes are all black
The music is crap

I guess he's just talking about some death metal band but where did Pearl Jam come from?
I always interpreted it as being in a Pearl Jam-wannabe band and really sucking at it, like Creed.
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My friend says he wants to die
He's in a band
They sound like Pearl Jam
The clothes are all black
The music is crap

I guess he's just talking about some death metal band but where did Pearl Jam come from?
Why do you assume death metal? SW's a fan of it and has produced a number of death metal albums.

And that's my favourite verse in the entire song for the simple reason that it cracks me up.
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My friend says he wants to die
He's in a band
They sound like Pearl Jam
The clothes are all black
The music is crap

I guess he's just talking about some death metal band but where did Pearl Jam come from?
Yeah, you're right...that line doesn't make much sense. No PJ soundalike would be in all black; they're not emo after all! Good thing I don't really care about lyrics unless they're as bad as X&Y or something.
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Why do you assume death metal?
Well... the clothes are all black? I guess... lol

AND the friend that wants to die.
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Hmmm...perhaps Adelaide was in the original plans, but then they nixed it due to the inconsistency of how the tour was doing elsewhere.

I need to make more money so I can visit Australia and New Zealand at some point in my lifetime.
Popmart's performance is so baffling. You look at the North American and Australian attendance and think "what the hell happened to U2?!", and then you look at their European and South American attendance and think they'd never been more popular! I can't think of any other U2 tour with such geographically inconsistent attendance.

You've simply got to visit the South Island sometime in your life. I'm from the North Island and it's great, but the South Island is something else again. The Southern Alps and Fjordland are just astonishing.
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Well... the clothes are all black? I guess... lol

AND the friend that wants to die.
Makes me think of an emo band, not death metal.
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Makes me think of an emo band, not death metal.
Maybe I got my genres confused. Doesn't matter... cos I don't listen to either genre anyway!
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