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Offline u2yooper

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U2 mentions in Rolling Stone
« on: December 26, 2008, 03:02:36 PM »
I was flipping through my son's copy of Rolling Stone (the one with Brad Pitt on the cover) and I found four U2 references without even trying.  I haven't read a RS in years.  Do they always kneel at the altar of U2 like this?  (And I'm not saying they shouldn't!)  On their list of Top 50 Albums of the year,  number 14 is Ryan Adams and The Cardinals' Cardinology, which they say,"seeks the heights of Gram Parsons' country and U2's stadium rock."  A few pages later, under the Top 100 Singles of the year, I find number 37, Bob Dylan's "Someday Baby" described as "a stately, atmospheric rock tune with Edge-like guitars that add an unexpected, and moving, undercurrent of hope."  On the next page is number 59, Low vs Diamond's "Don't Forget Sister".  They write," The chord progression echoes 'Baba O'Riley'; the vocals are styled after Bono."  Finally, a few pages later is the Reissues of the Year list.  Number 4 is U2 'Boy'.  I love their description:  "U2's near-perfect 1980 debut album- a precociously mature sunburst of spiritual optimism and the Edge's minimalist church-bell guitar...'  I guess our band must be pretty influential! 



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Re: U2 mentions in Rolling Stone
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2008, 05:20:10 PM »
How many reissues have been released this year apart from U2s? ???

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Re: U2 mentions in Rolling Stone
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2008, 05:25:40 PM »
yes! many music magazines now use U2 to describe many different bands or pieces of music. I am always shocked (and pleased) when a U2 reference comes out of nowhere. I even find many lines like "they still haven't found what they're looking for" or "the music feels like a sort of homecoming with a small shot of pride."

"The Edge-like riff" is one I see most often!

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Re: U2 mentions in Rolling Stone
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2008, 06:31:17 PM »
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How many reissues have been released this year apart from U2s? ???

The other reissues on their list were:
1. Dennis Wilson- Pacific Ocean Blue
2. Hank Williams- the Unreleased Recordings
3.  Various Artists- Let Me Be Your Sidetrack: The Influence of Jimmie Rodgers
4.  U2- Boy
5.  Robyn Hitchcock and the Egyptians- Luminous Groove
6.  Various Artists- BoogieWoogie and Blues Piano
7.  Nina Simone- To Be Free
8.  Various Artists- The Jerry Ragovoy Story
9.  Rodriguez- Cold Fact
10.  Augustus Pablo- The Mystic World of Augustus pablo

Looking at that list, I'd have to say that 'Boy' should have probably been number 1.   ;)

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Re: U2 mentions in Rolling Stone
« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2008, 06:39:39 PM »
I have no clue who the rest even are...  ;D

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Re: U2 mentions in Rolling Stone
« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2008, 01:10:34 AM »
That list looks Greek to me >.< The only thing that stood out is well.....you know ;)

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Re: U2 mentions in Rolling Stone
« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2008, 09:39:50 AM »
How do you guys not know who Hank Williams, Nina Simone or Jimmie Rodgers are?  Kids these days. *shakes head sadly*

And if you don't know who Robyn Hitchcock is, that just means you didn't go to college in the States in the early 90's so that's okay!  ;)