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February 15th, 2008

So I'm watching Conan O'Brien last night... @ 06:53 pm

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...and the Kooks come on to play a song from their forthcoming album.

Now, it might have been that I was only half-awake at the time, but when I squinted, the lead singer and guitarist reminded me of Bono and The Edge -- but from two different U2 eras!

The singer has hair and gestures similar to (but not as wild as) Boy era Bono, while the guitarist's got this strange "Bob Dylan mates with The Joshua Tree era Edge" feel to him.

Like I said, it could just be me. Check out the video of the Kook's performance and let me know what you think:
 
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From:endlessdeep
Date:February 16th, 2008 12:56 am (UTC)
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OMG. I totally see it. :)
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From:sapphires13
Date:February 16th, 2008 12:57 am (UTC)
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I didn't notice that last night, because I too was half asleep (and with a headache to boot), but rewatching it, I definitely see what you mean. And it's not just because of their clothes (although they're certainly both dressed for the respective parts!) their mannerisms are definitely similar.
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From:kabuki_party
Date:February 16th, 2008 01:02 am (UTC)
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oh.my.gosh. the resemblance to baby!Bono is uncanny. O_o
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From:adriana_is
Date:February 16th, 2008 01:04 am (UTC)
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Ahhh...Deja Vu!!! The singer even sounds like Boy Bono!!
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From:scruby
Date:February 16th, 2008 01:31 am (UTC)
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lolz!!! You're totally right! The singer looks like a boy version of Bono and the guiterist looks like The Joshua Tree version of The Edge! Spot on, lol! (:
I'm really glad there are a lot of bands nowadays that are inspired by U2.

Thanks a lot for sharing. (:
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From:rickysbaby
Date:February 16th, 2008 06:08 am (UTC)
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Definitely.
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From:u2bonoluv
Date:February 16th, 2008 08:44 am (UTC)
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whoahhhhh. It was like I was watching the "I Will Follow" video, um...except I wasn't. WILD!
From:thespinningone
Date:February 16th, 2008 11:11 am (UTC)
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dammit!! they must be U2 fans themselves because the leader and the guitarist do resemble Bono's and the Edge's manners soooo much!!..))
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From:like__a_song
Date:February 16th, 2008 06:53 pm (UTC)
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im not sure if i would have seen that had you not pointed it out, but since you have, yes! i totally see what you mean. the gestures on the lead singer really did remind me of bono.
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From:lothuial
Date:February 16th, 2008 07:37 pm (UTC)
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ok. They have some familar u2 moves but the singer also reminds me of Michael Hutchenson from INXS. There pretty cool band.They have another song I am not sure of the title so I will call it "not for the asking" If anyone knows the right title let me know.
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From:canadanne
Date:February 17th, 2008 01:00 am (UTC)

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I think you might be talking about the song Naive, but I'm not a Kooks fan so I don't really know...
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From:hard2explain8
Date:February 18th, 2008 01:18 am (UTC)
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It's "Naive" and the line is "I know that she knows that I'm not fond of asking"

I love them!
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From:hard2explain8
Date:February 18th, 2008 01:19 am (UTC)
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Those two came into our studio at the station I work for, and they were so super cute and you're definitely right- the resemblance is there; lots of early U2 with them.

Good catch!

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