Clapton can't tell the difference between U2 and Coldplay - U2 Feedback

Go Back   U2 Feedback > Your Blue Room > Everything You Know Is Wrong > Everything You Know Is Wrong Archive
Click Here to Login
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 07-26-2007, 10:45 AM   #1
Acrobat
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: PDX
Posts: 385
Local Time: 11:44 PM
Clapton can't tell the difference between U2 and Coldplay

Here's an excerpt from an MSN article:

On the music he listens to today, musical roots and the "American Idol" factor:
My taste has always been very narrow in that if I go into a record store, I will always try and single out one thing to listen to because of the overwhelming amount of choice. Of all the things that have come out in the last five years, the only one that has really interested me to any great extent has been David Gray. It's quite easy to home in on. It fits my criteria. I am not particularly a fan of groups. I don't particularly understand the group ethic. I was never really mad on the Beatles or the Stones anyway when I was a kid.

My only experience of being in a group was Cream and the Yardbirds. But then, when I really wanted to play, it had to be me. If you went through my record collection, you would find records by individuals more than anything else.

I can't tell, from just listening, the difference between Coldplay and U2. They sound the same. What worries about what's going on right now is that people don't really know where it's all come from, and I don't suppose they're that interested. I heard that guy from Coldplay saying that Richard Ashcroft was the greatest singer that had ever lived singing the greatest song that had ever been written, and I think, well ... I think he probably meant it. But I think what it shows is how incredibly detached all the current stuff is from its roots. It's all become very disconnected. Then again, you've got the marketplace of it, which is, you know, Simon Cowell [judge on TV's "American Idol"]. That's the face of popular music today. That's where the power of music is right now. It sits with Simon Cowell and Coldplay and U2, who are really people who attend awards shows. That's what they do. I don't have anything against them; I just wouldn't want to listen to them.

http://music.msn.com/crossroads/interview
__________________

whackjester is offline  
Old 07-26-2007, 10:50 AM   #2
Blue Crack Supplier
 
elevated_u2_fan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: I'm here 'cus I don't want to go home
Posts: 31,901
Local Time: 02:44 AM
I love it

First he steals George Harrison's wife and now he's stealing his "I hate all popular music today" shtick...

The whole Coldplay = U2 argument is nothing new and the "just showing up to award shows" line is pretty hypocritical if you ask me...

He has been at the Grammies many times and will probably continue to be there as his music continues to become less and less relevant...
__________________

elevated_u2_fan is offline  
Old 07-26-2007, 10:50 AM   #3
New Yorker
 
gman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Highlands of Scotland
Posts: 2,570
Local Time: 07:44 AM
For every person that likes u2, there will be thousands that dont. At least this article isnt inflamatory. He does say he has nothing against em, just wouldnt listen to them.
gman is offline  
Old 07-26-2007, 11:33 AM   #4
Blue Crack Distributor
 
corianderstem's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Seattle
Posts: 64,498
Local Time: 11:44 PM
Quote:
Originally posted by elevated_u2_fan
First he steals George Harrison's wife and now he's stealing his "I hate all popular music today" shtick...
corianderstem is offline  
Old 07-26-2007, 12:00 PM   #5
Rock n' Roll Doggie
ALL ACCESS
 
vaz02's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: manchester
Posts: 7,447
Local Time: 07:44 AM
Not a fan of the man nor his music.
vaz02 is offline  
Old 07-26-2007, 12:55 PM   #6
ONE
love, blood, life
 
GibsonGirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 13,270
Local Time: 03:44 AM
I shall predict the next five posts:


"Clapton is just jealous because more people say 'Bono is God' these days."

"Clapton is just jealous because U2 are currently selling more albums than he is."

"Clapton sucks anyway. When last did he have a hit?"

"Clapton's too old to understand the current musical sphere. Boo on Clapton!"

"Clapton is just a bitter old man."


Etcetera.
GibsonGirl is offline  
Old 07-26-2007, 01:00 PM   #7
Ghost of Love
 
gvox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: In The Ballroom of The Crystal Lights
Posts: 19,880
Local Time: 02:44 AM
Well he is just jumping on the 'diss U2 bandwagon', and what he's saying doesn't really make alot of sense, so that does open him up for cheap shots.

Especially given that not all U2 songs sound the same and are exciting as...oh...sex or chocolate, whereas all Coldplay songs do sound the same and are as boring as the wait at your doctor's office or filing taxes. Therefore it's physically impossible for both bands to sound the same.

gvox is offline  
Old 07-26-2007, 01:00 PM   #8
BVS
Blue Crack Supplier
 
BVS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: between my head and heart
Posts: 41,202
Local Time: 01:44 AM
Clapton is just jealous because more people say 'Bono is God' these days.
BVS is offline  
Old 07-26-2007, 01:04 PM   #9
Blue Crack Supplier
 
elevated_u2_fan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: I'm here 'cus I don't want to go home
Posts: 31,901
Local Time: 02:44 AM
Clapton is just jealous because U2 are currently selling more albums than he is
elevated_u2_fan is offline  
Old 07-26-2007, 01:29 PM   #10
Acrobat
 
Dusty Bottoms's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: On the veranda
Posts: 443
Local Time: 02:44 AM
Clapton sucks anyway. When last did he have a hit?
Dusty Bottoms is offline  
Old 07-26-2007, 01:42 PM   #11
ONE
love, blood, life
 
AtomicBono's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Athens, Greece
Posts: 10,486
Local Time: 01:44 AM
Clapton and I are like exact opposites...while I like some solo artists almost everything I listen to is a group.

Also it's not U2's fault if Coldplay sound just like them...

Basically I think he is detached from the current music scene. It's easy to say "Oh American Idol is the face of music today," but that's such a small piece. What about iTunes and myspace and the subsequent availability of much more music than ever before? I just think it's funny that Clapton is excited by almost nothing in the last 5 years, while many people on Interference alone would aruge that 2007 is one of the greatest years in music ever (it's certainly one of the better ones of my lifetime).

Also, I don't quite understand his detached from the roots argument. That's very vague. Is he saying people don't know the influences of music, or that the music from today is so different than what it was 50 years ago or whatever that you can hardly even trace it back to its roots? If it's the latter, then I'd say that's a good thing, because why would you want all music to stay the same? It just shows how much music has expanded and evolved. If it's the former, I'm sure that's true of some people, but not everyone.
AtomicBono is offline  
Old 07-26-2007, 02:11 PM   #12
Blue Crack Addict
 
The Sad Punk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: VEGA INTL NITE SKOOL
Posts: 28,702
Local Time: 05:14 PM
Heh, what an old fool.

He's probably deaf, anyway.
The Sad Punk is offline  
Old 07-26-2007, 02:48 PM   #13
Blue Crack Addict
 
U2girl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: slovenija
Posts: 21,029
Local Time: 09:44 AM
Ah, the classic way of UK acts to get attention. Pick a target, and fire away. Even if it doesn't make much sense.


Oh, that's right:

Clapton's too old to understand the current musical sphere. Boo on Clapton!"

"Clapton is just a bitter old man."


Etcetera.
U2girl is offline  
Old 07-26-2007, 03:06 PM   #14
BVS
Blue Crack Supplier
 
BVS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: between my head and heart
Posts: 41,202
Local Time: 01:44 AM
Well to be serious for a second, Clapton never really has had great taste in music. He can play like no other(well at least he used to be able to) and he knows his blues and classic guitarist but the man has always had shit taste outside of that knowledge.
BVS is offline  
Old 07-26-2007, 03:25 PM   #15
Blue Crack Addict
 
Screwtape2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Omaha, Nebraska “With Screwtape on Kettle Drum and Wormwood on Harpsichord!”
Posts: 18,353
Local Time: 02:44 AM
To be fair to Clapton, he was on the cutting edge of music with Cream and Blind Faith. When you are part of anything as exciting as that time you are going to look at this bland period of music as going away from the "roots." I'm not saying he is right but from his viewpoint I can understand why he would say these things.
Screwtape2 is offline  
Old 07-26-2007, 03:39 PM   #16
Blue Crack Addict
 
DreamOutLoud13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Hell For Certain, Kentucky
Posts: 15,088
Local Time: 01:44 AM
I'm sure Chris Martin will take this as a complement
DreamOutLoud13 is offline  
Old 07-26-2007, 05:20 PM   #17
War Child
 
BANZAI's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 574
Local Time: 09:44 AM
Clapton is just a bitter old man
BANZAI is offline  
Old 07-26-2007, 05:27 PM   #18
Rock n' Roll Doggie
VIP PASS
 
Niceman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: The Apartment of Surrender...
Posts: 5,629
Local Time: 03:44 AM
Clapton has never been to my taste, so his opinion doesn't matter to me that much....
Niceman is offline  
Old 07-26-2007, 05:31 PM   #19
Blue Crack Supplier
 
coolian2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Hamilton (No longer STD capital of NZ)
Posts: 42,934
Local Time: 08:44 PM
Etcetera
coolian2 is offline  
Old 07-26-2007, 05:37 PM   #20
Rock n' Roll Doggie
 
Aygo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Barcelona, Spain [Lisbon, Portugal]
Posts: 3,543
Local Time: 07:44 AM
Shut up Clapton. Are you really a musician?
__________________

Aygo is offline  
 

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:44 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Design, images and all things inclusive copyright © Interference.com
×