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Old 02-26-2002, 09:12 PM   #1
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WARNING... U2 is "Massified"

I was talking to this person who was completely prejudice against U2 because apparently they have been "Massified".

That word doesn't seem to be in any of my dictionaries but I'm assuming it means something along the lines of having mass popularity and record sales, but you're not a brilliant artist (Along the lines of those manufactured bands I assume).

She also said you always know what to expect from U2 because they use the same formula on every album.

She didn't seem to be very knowledgable about the music though.

I think she was just jealous that her favourite band, Blur hasn't achieved as U2.
Hence why she was prejudice against them without knowing a thing about them.

Is there such a word as "massified"?
And is U2 "massified"?
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Hmm...are you sure this isn't from the same person who said "strategery"?

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Old 02-26-2002, 09:54 PM   #3
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all i know is U2 are brilliant strategarians.
they must be, otherwise they wouldn't be so massified as they are.
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So what was her favorite band then?

And FYI: U2 has not reached the level of massifization as Creed.
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Actually worldwide, in terms of total sales, they are bigger than Creed. Then add in Concert Business and Creed is blown out the door. Creed sells out single nights in Arena's in big cities but does not attempt to sell rear or side view seats. Tickets are so cheap around 37 dollars on average. Still their single show in the USA's fourth largest city Philadelphia failed to sellout.
Yes, Creed has big number in USA album sales, but their concert following in the USA is a tiny fraction of that. Go outside the USA and Creed would struggle to fill clubs and theaters, let alone sell albums. Nearly all of the 5 million albums they have sold so far are in the USA. U2 has currently sold 10.5 million of ATYCLB worldwide!
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Nah, I don't think U2 have reached an extreme level of massisizification yet. But they're close.
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Massified: having mass popularity and record sales without being a brilliant artist.

U2: brilliant artists.

Therefore, U2 are not massified,
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Massified: having mass popularity and record sales without being a brilliant artist.

U2: brilliant artists.

Therefore, U2 are not massified,
That's what I meant by Creed being more massivicated.

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What I find funny is not the massified part, but her thinking that U2 use the same formula on every album. Is she insane? or just completely unknowledgable of U2's music catalog? Strange
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What I find funny is not the massified part, but her thinking that U2 use the same formula on every album. Is she insane? or just completely unknowledgable of U2's music catalog? Strange
No, no... she's right - U2 *do* use the same formula on each album.

On every album, Bono writes some brilliant lyrics and sings some outstanding vocals. On every album, Edge amazes us with his guitar wizardry. On every album, Larry and Adam just prove how they not only build a fantastic foundation for each song, but that they are constantly improving in their techniques. And on every album, U2 look for a change in style and sound.

In other words, U2 are very repititious - if you consider brilliance and a constantly evolving sound as "formulaic."
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No, no... she's right - U2 *do* use the same formula on each album.

On every album, Bono writes some brilliant lyrics and sings some outstanding vocals. On every album, Edge amazes us with his guitar wizardry. On every album, Larry and Adam just prove how they not only build a fantastic foundation for each song, but that they are constantly improving in their techniques. And on every album, U2 look for a change in style and sound.

In other words, U2 are very repititious - if you consider brilliance and a constantly evolving sound as "formulaic."
Exactly! I mean, JEEZ, will they ever make a record that doesn't just repeat all the others?

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Old 02-28-2002, 11:48 PM   #12
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So what was her favorite band then?

And FYI: U2 has not reached the level of massifization as Creed.
I she worships Blur, which I don't think is bad. They've had some good songs.

The whole thing started when she was complaining about there not being enough decent British pop music being produce these days.
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I still can't figure out why being the biggest band in the world is a bad thing. Weren't the Beatles "massified" during Beatlemania? I don't understand stupid people.
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I don't understand them either. People are so stupid -- they think any band that is in the top 10 or whatever are crap and have sold out. Has it ever occurred to them that GOOD music can be in the charts -- even if it happens only once in a blue moon? My uncle is like that -- the most mainstream thing he'll buy is Tenacious D and that's it. He likes alternative bands and old weird people you've never heard of. I'm not saying that's bad if you happen to prefer it, but he acts like that is where the only good music is.

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No, no... she's right - U2 *do* use the same formula on each album.

On every album, Bono writes some brilliant lyrics and sings some outstanding vocals. On every album, Edge amazes us with his guitar wizardry. On every album, Larry and Adam just prove how they not only build a fantastic foundation for each song, but that they are constantly improving in their techniques. And on every album, U2 look for a change in style and sound.

In other words, U2 are very repititious - if you consider brilliance and a constantly evolving sound as "formulaic."
Brilliant, brilliant!!! Thanks for the smile of the evening! This is from here on a classic quote for me to use, if I may?

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Who the fuck is Blur?

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Who the fuck is Blur?

I hope you're joking.


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I hope you're joking.

No, who are they? Especially if one of their fans is giving a U2 fan shit. Maybe I know who they are, but haven't heard their name. being unknown isn't anything to be that proud of.

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No, no... she's right - U2 *do* use the same formula on each album.

On every album, Bono writes some brilliant lyrics and sings some outstanding vocals. On every album, Edge amazes us with his guitar wizardry. On every album, Larry and Adam just prove how they not only build a fantastic foundation for each song, but that they are constantly improving in their techniques. And on every album, U2 look for a change in style and sound.

In other words, U2 are very repititious - if you consider brilliance and a constantly evolving sound as "formulaic."
I couldn't have said it any better myself!!!
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Who the fuck is Blur?


Blur is a Brittish band formed in 1989 that plays Pop.

Here's a link to a biography and discography: http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p...=B3s77gjlrj6iw

In 1997 their single Song No. 2 did pretty well in the charts, but appart from that they've been pretty quiet - or I haven't heard anything from them.

Official Site www.blur.co.uk
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