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Offline Inishfree

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Re: Songs that sound like U2
« Reply #45 on: July 17, 2013, 08:10:30 PM »
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Well, 1984 starts with disco strings, and Elevation sound like some synthesizer concoction (or manipulated sample).

I checked Warszawa, and the "Bono" bit starts at 04:29,  here's a timed link.

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Thanks, I already have the cd, Low.    Had to replace my album copy.  My brother insist he doesn't have.  I know different!   ;D
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Re: Songs that sound like U2
« Reply #46 on: July 18, 2013, 05:42:01 AM »
:-) Well if there's a keeper vinyl, Low it is.

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Re: Songs that sound like U2
« Reply #47 on: July 18, 2013, 06:26:53 AM »
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:-) Well if there's a keeper vinyl, Low it is.

He has my other vinyl's too.  Bowie, Kraftwerk, Lou Reed, etc.

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Re: Songs that sound like U2
« Reply #48 on: July 18, 2013, 06:53:35 AM »
Something I've always found fun: there's a sound in Daddy's Gonna Pay For Your Crashed Car (around 1:45 for example) that is very similar to "Des Fleurs Pour Salinger" by 80's French pop band Indochine (You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login, at around 1:05)

More intriguing: the synth at the beginning of "Wave of Sorrow" is eerily similar to the one in "Dirty Diana" (even the change before "exploding" is similar)

Also, I wonder if Snow Patrol got the inspiration for their Mysterious Ways from You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login (though in this case the chorus actually features the guitar sound).
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Offline MikeinMilwaukee

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Re: Songs that sound like U2
« Reply #49 on: July 19, 2013, 08:26:22 AM »
Two songs that I've always thought sound like U2 were "Forgiveness" and "Maybe" - both by Collective Soul.

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Re: Songs that sound like U2
« Reply #50 on: July 19, 2013, 11:48:09 AM »
Muse: "the big freeze"
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Editors: " a ton of love"
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I've not yet seen much mentioning of this band on @U2, but in they are Big in Belgium, being the closing headliner for the Werchter festival for the last two years.
Multiple newspaper/magazine reviews of this year's concert stated they sounded "too much U2", specifically for this song(also bunnymen was mentioned, although personally this song reminds me most of The Mission/The Cult).

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Re: Songs that sound like U2
« Reply #51 on: July 21, 2013, 03:37:46 PM »
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Re: Songs that sound like U2
« Reply #52 on: July 22, 2013, 05:25:50 PM »
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Editors: " a ton of love"
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I've not yet seen much mentioning of this band on @U2, but in they are Big in Belgium, being the closing headliner for the Werchter festival for the last two years.
Multiple newspaper/magazine reviews of this year's concert stated they sounded "too much U2", specifically for this song(also bunnymen was mentioned, although personally this song reminds me most of The Mission/The Cult).

YEAP! Editors. Very often I see the resemblances between them and U2. I really like them!!! Unfortunally, they're not well known here in Brasil, but I'd be thrilled if they open for an U2 upcoming tour!

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Re: Songs that sound like U2
« Reply #53 on: July 23, 2013, 05:53:58 AM »
Editors are more audibly inspired by Joy Division (as are U2) and New Order I think.

They could be great if only they wrote more diverse music.

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Re: Songs that sound like U2
« Reply #54 on: July 23, 2013, 04:48:19 PM »
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Admittedly vocals are more like The Verve or Oasis but lyrics are very Bono.


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Re: Songs that sound like U2
« Reply #55 on: July 24, 2013, 11:40:46 PM »
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Mobile are awesome.

on topic: can't believe no one's mentioned Matchbox 20's "Disease" yet; that song was straight-up channeling Pop:   You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login


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Re: Songs that sound like U2
« Reply #56 on: July 25, 2013, 01:28:33 AM »
Nobody listens to Matchbox 20 (hopefully)

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Re: Songs that sound like U2
« Reply #57 on: July 25, 2013, 04:39:06 PM »
"Wired" by I Break Horses (yeah weird name huh? But I like them)

I get some U2ness in "Kids" by Sleigh Bells too. I remember hearing that in the PA before a show on the last tour and had no idea who it was but thought the sound was amazing (had that "Zoo Station" the speakers might blow up feel in some parts). Luckily ran into it on Spotify later.

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Re: Songs that sound like U2
« Reply #58 on: July 25, 2013, 04:42:35 PM »
The intro of Welcome by Collective Soul sounds like the intro to Magnificent, I've always thought.

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Re: Songs that sound like U2
« Reply #59 on: July 25, 2013, 04:45:58 PM »
Yea the guitar on Disease is right out of the Pop album. Shrill crisp and heavy