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Offline Bono in Bonolands

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« Reply #60 on: January 25, 2009, 05:28:22 AM »
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My girlfriend's cousin is gay and  he said human is  played alot at his clubs and they dance like headless chickens to this song!!! but u2 songs are never played!!!! hes never even heard of discotheque.

the Gay crowd are Hip. And U2 are not Hip.

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« Reply #61 on: January 25, 2009, 05:31:59 AM »
Is that a good thing?  ???

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« Reply #62 on: January 25, 2009, 05:43:28 AM »
I think bono in bonolands is having a laugh...............surely!

And thanks for bringing the word "hip" back from the 50's...

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« Reply #63 on: January 25, 2009, 05:15:47 PM »
that fool chris martin is prolly wondering who is going to sue him next...u know that Vida La viva or whatever its called is a complete rip off....see ya in court...what an embarrassment

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« Reply #64 on: January 25, 2009, 05:57:41 PM »
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It was all going so predictably well.

Coldplay's new album went straight to No 1 in the UK on Sunday, selling 300,000 copies in three days; concerts sold out; that iTunes ad was everywhere.

Even their notoriously sniffy critics in the music press seemed, with the odd exception, unusually muted.

Then, things took a sudden turn for the worse - with a plagiarism row.

Yesterday, the band was forced to issue a categorical denial of allegations that they copied the title track to their new record, Viva La Vida Or Death and All His Friends from a little-known US group, Creaky Boards.

In a video posted on the video-sharing website YouTube, Andrew Hoepfner, Creaky Boards' singer and songwriter, claimed that the melody of Coldplay's song, Viva La Vida, is pinched from a track he wrote last year called, ironically, The Songs I Didn't Write.

He blamed Chris Martin for the alleged artistic theft, saying that Coldplay's frontman attended a Creaky Boards concert in New York last year.


"He seemed pretty into it...Maybe TOO into it?"

The clip, which was first posted on Sunday, rapidly went viral. (See clip below)

By last night, it had been watched by nearly 300,000 people, many thousands of whom had typed comments remarking upon the various similarities between the two tracks

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« Reply #65 on: January 25, 2009, 06:20:45 PM »
That's old news. And I never hear songs from The Killers, Coldplay or U2 at clubs. But then again none of them are really suited to the club crowd (except for maybe the occasional Killers song...remixed).

But yeah to be honest Viva La Vida > Get on Your Boots > Human

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« Reply #66 on: January 25, 2009, 06:43:34 PM »
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My girlfriend's cousin is gay and  he said human is  played alot at his clubs and they dance like headless chickens to this song!!! but u2 songs are never played!!!! hes never even heard of discotheque.

Human was played a lot at just about every dance club...it was #1 on Billboard's Hot Dance Club Play

Have you considered maybe he's never heard of Discotheque because it came out 12 years ago?

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« Reply #67 on: January 25, 2009, 06:59:29 PM »
I thought that Killers tune was saying "Are we human, or are we denser" which I think makes much more sense, and is actually kinda a cool lyric.  Is there more to our existence besides this flesh and blood?  I will have to check the lyrics somehow.

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« Reply #68 on: January 25, 2009, 07:17:17 PM »
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I thought that Killers tune was saying "Are we human, or are we denser" which I think makes much more sense, and is actually kinda a cool lyric.  Is there more to our existence besides this flesh and blood?  I will have to check the lyrics somehow.

It's actually dancer. They ripped it from Hunter S. Thompson.


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« Reply #69 on: January 25, 2009, 07:35:37 PM »

Dangit!!!!  I was hoping for "denser". :'(

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« Reply #70 on: January 26, 2009, 05:32:40 AM »
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I thought that Killers tune was saying "Are we human, or are we denser" which I think makes much more sense, and is actually kinda a cool lyric.  Is there more to our existence besides this flesh and blood?  I will have to check the lyrics somehow.

Actually, I thought "dense" in that context meant "stupid". So - are we human, or are more stupid than that?

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« Reply #71 on: January 26, 2009, 09:35:14 AM »
At least there is originality in using "dancer" in the lyric.

Unlike Coldplay who have learned to master plagiarism and midtempo snoozing.

Cheers,

J

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« Reply #72 on: January 26, 2009, 11:29:50 AM »
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My girlfriend's cousin is gay and  he said human is  played alot at his clubs and they dance like headless chickens to this song!!! but u2 songs are never played!!!! hes never even heard of discotheque.

Human was played a lot at just about every dance club...it was #1 on Billboard's Hot Dance Club Play

Have you considered maybe he's never heard of Discotheque because it came out 12 years ago?
Its never played in the clubs in the UK only at his clubs and i don't really care where it got to on the hotpants dance club play...the song makes my toes curl.

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« Reply #73 on: January 26, 2009, 09:32:40 PM »
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In Rainbows winning would be laughable.

I mean, who is this joker?  ;)
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« Reply #74 on: January 26, 2009, 09:40:38 PM »
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"and bands like The Killers will never be able to pull it off."

How do you define "pulling it off"? I would say between Hot Fuss, Sam's Town, Sawdust, and Day & Age, The Killers have covered most of what you have listed there

Agreed. With just 3 studio albums The Killers have "pulled off" a number of different genres. Haven't you heard the Caribbean beat of I Can't Stay? The Americana of When You Were Young? The heavy metal disco of Somebody Told Me? The spaceage dance number of Human? The glam rock of Neon Tiger? Do I really need to continue?