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September 14th, 2005

is it me or... @ 09:23 am

eeviolet:
is coldplay's "white shadows" (from X & Y)totally reminiscent of early U2?

particuarly a combination between boy and unforgettable fire?

of course, you would have to know the song to understand what i'm talking about...just curious to see if this has crossed anyone else's mind...
 
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From:zoostation
Date:September 14th, 2005 01:32 pm (UTC)
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Not really? White Shadows is one of my favorite songs of X & Y though.

::waits for this to turn into a U2 vs. Coldplay post::
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From:sapphires13
Date:September 14th, 2005 02:46 pm (UTC)
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**shakes fist at Coldplay**
How's that?

When Chris Martin ran into the audience at the VMAs, I was like "He's totally pulling a Bono!"

But aside from that, I don't get into debates about it, because I know next to mothing about Coldplay.
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From:thegoal_issoul
Date:September 14th, 2005 05:49 pm (UTC)
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"When Chris Martin ran into the audience at the VMAs, I was like "He's totally pulling a Bono!"


haha i thought that same thing

*shakes fist at chris martin*
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From:eeviolet
Date:September 14th, 2005 03:41 pm (UTC)

Listen Up

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Okay, just so you all know:
I didn't make that post to start a Coldplay / U2 war.
And it's not an insult, at least in my opinion, to say one great band sounds *similar* to another. I didn't mean to suggest that Coldplay is a rip-off band. They're certaninly not. And if they're at all influenced by U2, subconsciously some of their songs might have a little vibe to them...I don't know if they formally are or not, I just thought it was worth mentioning.

And just because Chris Martin runs out into a crowd during the VMAs does not mean he's trying to imitate Bono...Now, if he were carrying a white flag, that'd be a different story...

Anyway, don't take what I said so seriously. Just a fucking thought...geez.
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From:sapphires13
Date:September 14th, 2005 03:43 pm (UTC)

Re: Listen Up

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I know that, I was being sarcastic.
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From:jenvargas
Date:September 14th, 2005 04:55 pm (UTC)

Re: Listen Up

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/got sarcasm
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From:shakenstatic
Date:September 14th, 2005 03:53 pm (UTC)
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actually, they admitted to totally "ripping off" songs by greats...I believe this was the one that was intentionally meant to sound like early U2...you can really hear the influence in the guitar...Edge is a really big influence on Jonny Buckland's playing, which is evident in a lot of their music, but moreso here...
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From:reecord2
Date:September 14th, 2005 04:32 pm (UTC)
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Coldplay actually admits that they "steal alot from U2", I have the magazine article somewhere here, I think it's from Spin. I unabashedly think Chris Martin thinks he's Bono, and THAT SAID I ran out and bought the last two Coldplay albums the very second they came out and have fallen in love with many songs on both records. I think Coldplay borrow from U2 left and right, and at the same time I utterly love alot of their songs. I admire things in complicated ways. If it weren't for Amsterdam, the last few minutes of Politik, Warning Sign, White Shadows, and Talk (God I love that song, it's the most often played song on my iPod) the quality of my life up to this point would be drastically reduced.
Oh yeah, it's the bassline in White Shadows that reminds me of early U2. And how Chris sings about being a young boy and all that.
From:nonsvch
Date:September 14th, 2005 08:25 pm (UTC)
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do you have the original version of "Talk"? the one they scrapped because it leaked out on the Internet? it's fabulous, somewhat darker than the album version.
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From:reecord2
Date:September 16th, 2005 07:37 am (UTC)
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ahhhhhmygod I never knew such a thing existed!! If you have it and can send it to me I will totally make you a sandwich.
From:nonsvch
Date:September 14th, 2005 08:26 pm (UTC)
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this is my take.

U2 are the biggest band in the world. Coldplay want to be the biggest band in the world.

Coldplay will be the biggest band in the world if/when U2 call it quits.
From:nonsvch
Date:September 14th, 2005 08:27 pm (UTC)
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p.s. - i say this with good intentions. i adore both U2 and Coldplay.
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From:siorai_gra_
Date:September 15th, 2005 02:01 am (UTC)
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I think alot of Coldplay sounds similar to U2. Fix You's structure seems very similar to alot of U2 songs.
From:sabneraznik
Date:September 15th, 2005 03:23 am (UTC)
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Coldplay are so U2 copycats! Makes me ill.

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