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Re: U2 sued for allegedly stealing song (The Fly). Not the Onion
« Reply #45 on: March 01, 2017, 02:46:19 AM »
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Whatever happened to the band who sued U2 for using Hiroshi Sugimoto's photo as album cover art, because they used it too? No one remembers. They got their 15 seconds of publicity.
I'm pretty sure that U2 had used the same photographer as the other band... but that's probably not true.

Nah, this duo accused U2 of plagiarising their album cover design which used the same Sugimoto photo. I wasn't in the room at the time, but I'm pretty certain ol' Sugimoto-san didn't say to Bono, "By the way, I gave permission to another band to use this photo. Do you give a f***?" To which Bono replied, "f*** them, we're rich" and handed over a suitcase full of cash to buy his silence.

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Re: U2 sued for allegedly stealing song (The Fly). Not the Onion
« Reply #46 on: March 01, 2017, 05:02:16 AM »
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>:( What a bawbag ! Clutching at straws, you must be short of cash, mister !

Bawbag!!!  ;D ;D ;D

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Re: U2 sued for allegedly stealing song (The Fly). Not the Onion
« Reply #47 on: March 01, 2017, 05:18:22 AM »
This Paul Rose chap plays pubs round my way all the time.

It makes you wonder though....has he just thought up the idea after almost 30 YEARS that both songs came out?

Did he not think of flagging this issue back in 1991 when The Fly hit Number 1 in the U.K (where he lives!!)?

He's basically chancing his arm for a payday, probably.l sick of plain d in front of 6 men in a pub for dinner money.

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Re: U2 sued for allegedly stealing song (The Fly). Not the Onion
« Reply #48 on: March 01, 2017, 05:35:08 AM »
I hope someone comes forward and claims u2 stole elevation off them.....

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Re: U2 sued for allegedly stealing song (The Fly). Not the Onion
« Reply #49 on: March 01, 2017, 07:15:25 AM »
The guy claims that U2 signed with Island Records in 1989. What am I missing? Weren't they signed in 1980? I know Boy is on Island. You would think a little fact checking would help.

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Re: U2 sued for allegedly stealing song (The Fly). Not the Onion
« Reply #50 on: March 01, 2017, 07:32:40 AM »
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I hope someone comes forward and claims u2 stole elevation off them.....

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Re: U2 sued for allegedly stealing song (The Fly). Not the Onion
« Reply #51 on: March 01, 2017, 07:57:54 AM »
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I hope someone comes forward and claims u2 stole elevation off them.....

Nothing would make you happier, I'm sure.  ;)

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Re: U2 sued for allegedly stealing song (The Fly). Not the Onion
« Reply #52 on: March 01, 2017, 11:03:56 AM »
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I hope someone comes forward and claims u2 stole elevation off them.....

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Re: U2 sued for allegedly stealing song (The Fly). Not the Onion
« Reply #53 on: March 01, 2017, 11:04:39 AM »
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I hope someone comes forward and claims u2 stole elevation off them.....

Nothing would make you happier, I'm sure.  ;)

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Re: U2 sued for allegedly stealing song (The Fly). Not the Onion
« Reply #54 on: March 01, 2017, 12:30:32 PM »
Poor guy is really reaching for attention here....

because he will not get a dime.

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Re: U2 sued for allegedly stealing song (The Fly). Not the Onion
« Reply #55 on: March 01, 2017, 01:04:36 PM »
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I hope someone comes forward and claims u2 stole elevation off them.....

Your move Breeders (i.e. Cannonball)

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Re: U2 sued for allegedly stealing song (The Fly). Not the Onion
« Reply #56 on: March 01, 2017, 01:14:48 PM »
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I hope someone comes forward and claims u2 stole elevation off them.....

Your move Breeders (i.e. Cannonball)

I don't hear the similarities at all....

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Re: U2 sued for allegedly stealing song (The Fly). Not the Onion
« Reply #57 on: March 01, 2017, 01:16:22 PM »
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I hope someone comes forward and claims u2 stole elevation off them.....

Your move Breeders (i.e. Cannonball)

Whether this was done intentionally or not, I know how An Tha feels about both the song "Elevation" and the band the Breeders, so this is just brilliant. 

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Re: U2 sued for allegedly stealing song (The Fly). Not the Onion
« Reply #58 on: March 01, 2017, 01:36:19 PM »
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I hope someone comes forward and claims u2 stole elevation off them.....

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A solid C for effort there, see me after class!

Ironically I recall reading in Q mag a piece talking about Behind and mentioning Elevation had a Breeders cannonball reference in it - along with other laughable comparisons...


"ELEVATION: Reminiscent of Achtung Baby's "The Fly" in its rock 'n' roll funksomeness; also features staccato SexBono. Evil guitars like The Breeders' "Cannonball." Sonar "boink" enhances beneath-sea-level ambience. Brilliant, Euro house-style sound-galloping-in-from-the distance bit. Putative single."

I remember thinking 'sounds like could be great'.....oh dear what a shock i was in for!!
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Re: U2 sued for allegedly stealing song (The Fly). Not the Onion
« Reply #59 on: March 01, 2017, 01:44:38 PM »
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I hope someone comes forward and claims u2 stole elevation off them.....

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A solid C for effort there, see me after class!

Ironically I recall reading in Q mag a piece talking about Behind and mentioning Elevation had a Breeders cannonball reference in it - along with other laughable comparisons...


"ELEVATION: Reminiscent of Achtung Baby's "The Fly" in its rock 'n' roll funksomeness; also features staccato SexBono. Evil guitars like The Breeders' "Cannonball." Sonar "boink" enhances beneath-sea-level ambience. Brilliant, Euro house-style sound-galloping-in-from-the distance bit. Putative single."

I remember thinking 'sounds like could be great'.....oh dear what a shock i was in for!!
Yeah, even I admit that Elevation doesn't deserve that Q mag quote. To compare it to The Fly? No way! But it's still a fun song.