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June 16th, 2003

(no subject) @ 10:23 pm

Is anybody else here insulted that many people have only heard of songs like Beautiful Day, Elevation and Stuck In a Moment You Can't Get Out Of?
I think there are more songs out there that deserved more knowing.
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Date:June 16th, 2003 07:22 am (UTC)
Yeah, I know what you mean. U2 have been one of the most quinessential bands for the past 20+ years, yet so many people only seem to know the ATYCLB songs. Grr. And, speaking of which, my local radio station only seems to want to play "Stuck In A Moment", and, frankly, I would like to hear some *other* U2 songs while at work.

Date:June 16th, 2003 07:23 am (UTC)
yeah, it always amazes me when people can't name a U2 song other than the newest ones. I mean, Streets, WOWY, ONE?!?!?! Where have these people been?
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Date:June 16th, 2003 08:16 am (UTC)
Yeah, I know... I mean, I can make exceptions- if you're seven years old or whatever, even knowing who U2 is is great in my book- but if you're 20, 30 years old and you only know the last few released songs? Have you been living under a ROCK?
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Date:June 16th, 2003 08:46 am (UTC)
Actually, that's just it.

Many people do live under rocks when it comes to music. They simply have no interest, other than what's on the radio. Music doesn't move them, they only care if it's catchy or not.
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Date:June 16th, 2003 08:44 am (UTC)
I remember one girl who sat next to me at one of the L.A. Elevation shows. She came there mainly to see No Doubt. During U2's set she just sort of sat there (can you believe that?). When they played One she screamed "Oh I love 'One Love'"

My god she didn't even get the name of the song right!! Come on people!!! Some of my non-u2 friends were surprised when I told them that U2 have been around for 20+ years. They thought they were a pretty new band. Arrrrrgh!!!
Date:June 16th, 2003 10:49 am (UTC)
It is annoying, isn't it?
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Date:June 16th, 2003 11:12 am (UTC)
I always try to enlighten people... I have made so many U2 mix CDs for my friends, it isn't even funny...
Date:June 17th, 2003 12:35 am (UTC)
insulted? no
surprised? yeah
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Date:June 17th, 2003 01:38 am (UTC)
u2 have done more than 3 songs ??

It's what gets played on the radio/tv that the majority of people will judge a band by.

Radio1 in the UK practically decides what singles get sold, and therefor what songs get played in every shop and every tv chart show programme.
People dont have the time/energy/motivation/money/whatever to go and find and listen to songs for themself when they have a radio/tv station to choose songs for them.

Plus it doesnt help that Bono isn't that popular as a celebrity personality in the UK and Ireland.

It's the same for other great bands, not just U2.
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Date:June 20th, 2003 07:45 am (UTC)
I agree totally with the opinion that there are more songs out there, but something that I've come to realize is that a quite a good number of songs that people do know of, they just don't make the connection to U2.
I think it really speaks well of the band that they can be so diverse and yet so professional that while they can create a distinct sound that the fans can recognize, they can also create such different songs that a person in the lesser know would think it to be a different band. Personally I think it's that flexibility and attitude to not stay with something comfortable and similar that allows them to refrain from becoming monotoous in their works and songs.
And I love them all the more deeply for it

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