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October 18th, 2004

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From Interference:

Irish rocker BONO has vowed to make FRANZ FERDINAND's lives a misery for trying to steal U2's place as one of the world's biggest bands.

Bono is convinced the Scottish TAKE ME OUT foursome will become more popular than his band, but he refuses to let them take U2's place too easily.

He says, "Franz Ferdinand make me a bit nervous. They give me a bit of a twitch. The only people who have the confidence to praise people who came before them, are guys who are absolutely sure that they 're going to pass you by, and they should be confident.

"We're certainly not going to make it easy for them. Instead we're going to make their lives miserable for the next few years. How incredibly embarrassing is it going to be in five years time when we're still the best band in the world?"

Hahaha, that last part is precious!. Bono's awesome, but come on, how come he think Franz Ferdinand will be bigger than U2? U2 has a solid career, FF has just started theirs. :-|
Anyway, it makes me glad to hear U2's not giving up. :P They will continue to be the best band in the world for a long long time. :)

 
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From:tenoko
Date:October 18th, 2004 09:55 am (UTC)

Conflict of interest?

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Mrrfle...

My g/f likes FF. *is scared*
From:carrie3078
Date:October 18th, 2004 09:58 am (UTC)
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Settle down Bono. As if FF are even in the same league.
From:girlfindsworld
Date:October 18th, 2004 10:56 am (UTC)
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He said that about Coldplay too during the interview, although I think he might have a tougher job with them than FF
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From:hew_
Date:October 18th, 2004 11:19 am (UTC)
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Neh, neither of them is at U2's level :P
From:girlfindsworld
Date:October 18th, 2004 11:25 am (UTC)
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of course not!
Coldplay Schmoldplay.
:)
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From:hew_
Date:October 18th, 2004 11:26 am (UTC)
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LMAO!
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From:hew_
Date:October 18th, 2004 03:12 pm (UTC)
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yesh! but I think he was kidding, lol.
From:walrusoct9
Date:October 18th, 2004 11:24 am (UTC)
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Who?

I kinda stopped paying attention to the Brit band scene when Travis and Coldplay came out and everyone got boring. Then the garage rock thing came out and that was even worse. I miss the days when there were dozens of kick ass British bands floating around (most of them never came to the States, but that's another story). At least the new Manic Street Preachers album is really good.

*sigh* John Squire, where art thou?
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From:rhi_chan
Date:October 18th, 2004 12:04 pm (UTC)
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I think Franz Ferdinand has a solid first album. They definitely have a chance to make it big. (Hey, my boyfriend loves them and he isn't a fan of non-video game music!)
Even still, it will be many years until it will be seen if they have the same impact on the world as U2 has.
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From:orpheus42
Date:October 18th, 2004 12:04 pm (UTC)
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I just assumed he was joking.
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From:reecord2
Date:October 18th, 2004 12:51 pm (UTC)
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     I dunno, I think Franz Ferdinand just happens to be the flashiest in a line of similar sounding bands in the past year or so. "Take Me Out" sounds too much like Modest Mouse's "Float On".
     As far as Coldplay goes, if U2 never existed, I wonder what they'd sound like. I think Coldplay has an amazing sound, but I'm still not sure if they're good. And Travis is ten times better than Coldplay, it's a real shame they haven't broken in the US. I saw them live in LA back in January, did you know Willie Williams does their tours too?
     And finnnallly, of all the new bands, Muse kicks all their arses.
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From:arashi_soul
Date:October 18th, 2004 04:48 pm (UTC)
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Personally, I much prefer Franz Ferdinand to Modest Mouse. I've heard the entire FF album and enjoyed all but perhaps two tracks ("This Fire" and "Michael," I think), and I've heard maybe 3-5 Modest Mouse songs, and, beyond the initial listen, have enjoyed one. I'm most likely not giving MM much of a chance, but then again, from what I've heard so far, I don't think I want to. The music compisitions themselves aren't so bad, the vocals and lyrics, however, are a bit grating for me. Also, a good friend of mine isn't much of a MM fan either, and our tastes in music generally match fairly well, so if she doesn't like an artist or group, I have a tendency to just not bother.
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From:isabelle_guns
Date:October 18th, 2004 01:09 pm (UTC)
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lol that article is bullshit
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From:kjackson
Date:October 18th, 2004 04:55 pm (UTC)
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Eh... I'm kinda getting tired of the whole "biggest band in the world" bit. Bono's been saying that for years now and, although it worked well with ATYCLB... it's now kinda run its course.

To me, anyway.
From:tink_tendencies
Date:October 19th, 2004 04:16 pm (UTC)
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agreed. i think it's kinda lame anyway, who cares who is the best band in the world?
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From:interiority
Date:October 18th, 2004 09:10 pm (UTC)
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I seem to remember him throwing a fit over the threat of Primal Scream, too.

Tee hee.
From:ex_satellite451
Date:October 18th, 2004 09:23 pm (UTC)
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:rofl: I love Franz Ferdinand heaps (plus they've actually been to Australia this century) but really. I've said it before and I'll say it again - if Bono told me to climb Mount Everest in a garbage bag and sing 'Build Me Up Buttercup' at the top I would do it because He Is Bono.

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From:hew_
Date:October 19th, 2004 05:37 am (UTC)
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ROTFLMAO!

It's a good reason, I'd probably do it too...
From:teasquare
Date:October 18th, 2004 09:31 pm (UTC)
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is bono an egomaniac?
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From:hew_
Date:October 19th, 2004 05:37 am (UTC)
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bono???? nahhhhhh...
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From:grumwsmith
Date:October 19th, 2004 01:52 am (UTC)
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Met the FF guys a few times and they're really good guys. I can see why Bono's worried!

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