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Old 05-27-2005, 01:50 AM   #81
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just a simple fyi:


Their lead guitarist:
Jonny Buckland
Musical Likes: The Stone Roses, Ride


Their bass player:
Guy Buckland
Musical Tastes: James Brown, Kool & The Gang, funk and soul.

Their Drummer:
Will Champion
Musical Tastes: Irish folk

Adam and Guy would probably get along well, Adam once said his favorite artist was Bob Marley. Also into R & B, and some groups I've never heard of, Propellor heads?

Hehe Larry sang Irish folk songs.

U2 and Coldplay get along better than some of their fans do, it would seem.
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COLDPLAY is boring and overrated. i don't like their music. its like a band has written one song and does repeat that song in an endless loop all the time.
we need rockers...no poppers !!!
I've heard people use the exact same argument when talking about U2.
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I've heard people use the exact same argument when talking about U2.
Me too sadly.
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I've heard people use the exact same argument when talking about U2.
Yeah me too, "U2 songs all sound the same" but those who say that, can't possibly be that familiar with U2 to say that.

I recently heard Boomerang II, at first it has like a traditional Japanese style intro, gets faster and Adam sings on it!

I never get those arguments.

Adam's not really regarded as one of the best bassist in rock, yet, how many bassists have such a memorable, signature bass riff like "New year's Day?" I'm told it's not even a hard line to play, but watch the crowds go nuts the second he starts that intro.

*pictures Coldplay doing Discotheque video*

ROTFL!

*pictures any band doing discotheque video*



If only more bands could be this silly, goofing around like that.
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And do you think that if U2 had released the very overrated (at least on here) SYCMIOYO against the frog crap it would have still made number one???? Me thinks not!
Can't be bothered thinking about that, as it didn't happen. I'm just gonna bask in the Frogs glory on sunday, and laugh at Coldplay's expense.

In that respect, I guess I treat U2 like my football team. And I remember how pissed off I was when 'Stuck..' was beaten to no.1 by Atomic Kitten (of all ppl)
So I shall enjoy the news come 7pm on sunday.
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:lightbulb: guys, guys...you all know everyone uses the "all their songs sound the same!" argument for any band they dislike, right?

the only bands i can think of where it actually applies are bon jovi and creed. (i kid, i kid, unless no one here's a fan of either in which case fuck yeah! lol)
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thank you zoomerang, what can I say- the facts speak for themselves.
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:lightbulb: guys, guys...you all know everyone uses the "all their songs sound the same!" argument for any band they dislike, right?

the only bands i can think of where it actually applies are bon jovi and creed. (i kid, i kid, unless no one here's a fan of either in which case fuck yeah! lol)
I think just Jick was a die-hard Jovi fan!


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The idea that all of Coldplay's songs sound the same is more than a bit naff. I could see that argument - sort of - for Parachutes. But it's just not the case for Rush of Blood.

Even if you look at just the singles ... In My Place, God Put a Smile Upon Your Face, The Scientist, Clocks ... you can't argue that they all sound the same. Four completely different tempos and structures. They're as varied as four singles that U2 ever released from the same album, with the exception of Zooropa, which only had three singles anyway. And that's not even mentioning Politic.
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We want to be better than Mozart. That doesn't mean we are, but that's what we're trying for. To me, there's no point in trying for anything less."
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Only one person in this threat mentoined this utterly stupid comment from the increasingly annoying frontman of Coldplay. used to be briefly charmed by them but for God sake people they are soooooooooo boring'...Charisma??? ZERO Points...Everybody keeps mentioning U2 versus Coldplay...ehhhh wake up please

Chris Martin should be committed for mentioning Mozarts name when talking about himself or his U2-cloneband...it's pathetic...

Mozart must be smiling down from heaven thinking
"I wrote don Giovanni and this guy wants to do better "

Well Chris: good luck with your efforts but speed of light is not exactely the Requiem...good luck with making your own fruitfamily...

Fantastic quote by the superior Thom Yorke by the way
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That eternal debate is too ilusive so it can't be settled but it's good for a band to have ambition.
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I wanna hear chris martin even ATTEMPT to play some Mozart on that tiny piano of his instead of his little arpeggios.

first of all.
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i love bands like Pearl Jam who just keep kicking ass and don't feel the need to remind everyone all the time.
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Their bass player:
Guy Buckland
Musical Tastes: James Brown, Kool & The Gang, funk and soul.
It's Guy Berryman.

Anyway, I like quite a bit of Coldplay's music. It's nice when you want to listen to something that will get you all good and relaxed. It's very mellowing. But I when I want to feel a range of emotions, I listen to U2. And that basically sums up my opinion of Coldplay.

I think it's good to have ambition, but I think when you say you want to be the best band in the world too many times, it becomes a bit of an overkill. It's a different with Bono - he can pull off the cocky attitude well because it just comes naturally to him. Plus, he had enough passionate music to back those claims up with when he made them in U2's early days. Chris Martin doesn't do "cocky" very well, in my opinion. I just hope he never decides to dye his hair black and put on a leather suit.
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also, Coldplay doesn't have a giant lemon. and their music is wimpy compared to U2. if they were to pick a fruit to walk out of, it should be a 10 ft grape.
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It's Guy Berryman.

Anyway, I like quite a bit of Coldplay's music. It's nice when you want to listen to something that will get you all good and relaxed. It's very mellowing. But I when I want to feel a range of emotions, I listen to U2. And that basically sums up my opinion of Coldplay.
Want to feel a range of emotions? How much Coldplay have you listened to? Listen to A Rush of Blood to the Head all the way through and then tell me a 'range of emotions' isn't felt, you cold hearted bastard!

But seriously - everyone here, listen to 'Amsterdam', the last track on AROBTTH.

'Stood on the edge
Tied to the noose
But you came along
And you cut me loose...'

GREAT BLOODY SONG!

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Want to feel a range of emotions? How much Coldplay have you listened to? Listen to A Rush of Blood to the Head all the way through and then tell me a 'range of emotions' isn't felt, you cold hearted bastard!
Trust me, I've listened to their first two albums quite a bit, as well as the live CD. It all really seems like the same type of emotion to me, unless their b-sides are different, which I doubt (I've never bothered with their singles). U2 have angry songs, sad songs, sexy songs, happy songs, mellow songs, laid-back songs, etc. etc. etc. Coldplay either makes me feel relaxed or sad. The only song of theirs that has made me feel somewhat different is Politik. But then again, other people probably experience emotions differently. So while you experience a range of emotions on AROBTTH, I just don't feel it. And to be fair, U2 have put out far more albums. I'll eat all my criticisms if Coldplay ever release a song as sexy as Do You Feel Loved or as angry as Bullet The Blue Sky. They've still got time to change their musical mood, but judging from what I've heard so far on X&Y, they're still stuck on mellow.
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What I find scary is how much coldplay emulates U2.

-The new Coldplay video which uses the old popmart screen.

-The CP DVD which mentions Red Rocks and U2 in the tour diary section.

-Having similar value to u2 and having the same instrumentation as the group.

The 4 screens, one on each member" that were used on their 2003 tour.

I'm now wondering if coldplay have ever played at the same concert or have ever met.

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-Having similar value to u2 and having the same instrumentation as the group.
OMG, A FOUR-PIECE BAND WITH VOCALS, GUITAR, BASS, AND DRUMS.

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What I find scary is how much coldplay emulates U2.

-Having similar value to u2 and having the same instrumentation as the group.

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Yeah, that is weird, because Chris and Bono both play piano.

Oh, wait. No.

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