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July 2nd, 2003

Propaganda (U2 tribute band) @ 01:22 am

ggcare:
last thursday i went and saw the u2 tribute band propaganda at the harp inn in costa mesa. it was pretty funny, all of them except the the one that was supposed to be the edge dressed up like them. the larry and the adam were pretty good. the bono one had the jacket and the glasses and stuff. i have to say that i think i liked exit better though. they seemed to have more passion and they knew the songs better. propaganda completely messed up 'one' (the singer didn't know the words...at all). i applaud them for attempting it but that is just a song that you shouldn't sing if you don't know it. they did play quite a few songs though which was really cool. i would probably go see them again if they were playing close by and they said that they were just learning some of the songs so considering that they were pretty good. was anybody else there? if so let me know what you thought =).
 
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From:eilis40
Date:July 2nd, 2003 01:57 am (UTC)
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Hey...I was there too! :)

It is true that the singer goofed up the lyrics to many of the songs, and some of the songs were below his range, but other than that, I thought the music was pretty tight. The sound was whacked, because bands have to do their own sound at the Harp, and it's tough to do it when you can't hear what it sounds like out on the floor.

You mentioned Exit...my friend and I were talking a bit about that after the show. Propaganda is just starting out, and they're at about the same place musically that Exit was two years ago. There's a lot of maturing and "gelling" as a band that takes place over time, and considering that Propaganda just started, I think they have some promise. They just need to find their feet and what works and what doesn't.
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From:stateless
Date:July 2nd, 2003 01:53 pm (UTC)
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yep, this is true. i saw them down at the harp inn at their very first show only a couple months ago. the singer had never sang in public before, just as we were when we first played! i'd tend to agree with the "passion" bit, but yes, maybe they'll find their footing...
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From:ggcare
Date:July 2nd, 2003 03:56 pm (UTC)
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where were you sitting? i was at one of the tall round tables in the back. i have only seen exit once and it was the show before they went to cleveland. have you gone to cleveland for the exibit? i am terrified of flying but i am considering going in august so if you know anyone who has gone let me know how it was. =) (i might have a panic attack in the air!)
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From:eilis40
Date:July 6th, 2003 07:26 pm (UTC)
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We were at one of the lower tables by the jukebox. And yes, I was in Cleveland! I have some pictures from the EXIT show here. :)

The exhibit is very neat. Amazing to see so much history there. The old bio that Adam wrote was a riot! And it was really cool to see a 45 of "Sun City." I bought that single when I was 11 (still have it somewhere), and to think that something I have a copy of is in a U2 exhibit was kind of wild.

The exhibit and Rock Hall are definitely worth going to see, but be warned: downtown Cleveland has NO EATING ESTABLISHMENTS. If I go back, I'm packing in food...kind of like camping.

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From:_words_unspoken
Date:July 2nd, 2003 09:21 am (UTC)
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There's a U2 cover band that played near me recently I believe is called "Joshua Tree". I didn't see them but I went to their website to listen to some of their work and I was pretty impressed. Not only did the lead singer look like Bono (only a little chubbier) but he sounded very much like him too.

None of the other band members looked the part but they sounded pretty good.
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From:ggcare
Date:July 2nd, 2003 03:58 pm (UTC)
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that's awesome, where was it at?
From:_words_unspoken
Date:July 2nd, 2003 05:17 pm (UTC)

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they played at a venue in poughkeepsie, ny, which is like an hour north of me, but they've played all over the country i think.
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From:pornrockangel
Date:July 2nd, 2003 08:05 pm (UTC)
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awesome! I'm in long beach...post if you hear them playing around the area again!

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