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Are U2 the most overated Band in the world!?

On 27 Feb 2009 at 7:14pm Think So wrote:
I think so !
On 27 Feb 2009 at 7:47pm Lopster wrote:
absolutely not there are LOADs more - who's listening to Christof then? Led Zep spring to mind... why is it that Jimmy Page always seems to be playing the guitar line from the NEXT song, rather than the one he should be playing? Don't get me wrong -still love 'em
On 27 Feb 2009 at 7:57pm Northern Bigot wrote:
Yes, and the BBC are giving there latest offering the mother of all plugs!
Bono or onob backwards, loves himself and is so full of it, he gives our political leaders his views on the issues of the day. Slime balls like Blair and Brown are only too happy to indulge him! Its like Dame Vera Lynn giving Churchill advice over the Battle of Britain! Fortunately our politicians and performers had more sense in those days!
On 27 Feb 2009 at 10:43pm Spinster Of This Parish wrote:
I'm not fond of them - I don't see the appeal of U2, but Bonio seems to have a dedicated following
On 27 Feb 2009 at 10:45pm Spinster Of This Parish wrote:
However, I would agree with this statement!
Long live the Bay City Rollers!!!!
On 27 Feb 2009 at 10:52pm zola wrote:
Bonio....Ha!!! Spinney!!
I have never liked 'em.....
On 28 Feb 2009 at 10:09am Bonfirek wrote:
U2 are the best, end of story
On 28 Feb 2009 at 1:04pm Publicity Agent wrote:
I don't like or dislike U2. But to suggest that they are the most over-rated band in the world, is over rating their over rating. Surely Zigue Zigue Sputnik were more over-rated using the Max Clifford talent-to-rating formula .
On 28 Feb 2009 at 4:02pm Roly Mo wrote:
I have seen Sigue Sigue Sputnik .Twice. I would much rather see them than U2. At least Martin Degville isn't confusing himself with God.
On 28 Feb 2009 at 6:00pm Publicity Agent wrote:
Are they still around?
I thought Bonio was a bit more modest, and only thought he was Our Saviour, Lord Jesus.
On 28 Feb 2009 at 7:57pm Lewes Laugher wrote:
Are U2 the ones with Nobo?
On 28 Feb 2009 at 11:10pm expat two wrote:
I've seen SSS twice too! But U2? if they played on my patio I'd shut the curtains.
On 1 Mar 2009 at 3:01pm Lewes Laugher wrote:
I just read an interesting quote about Nobo in a mag called Counterpunch (it's on the web): 'Of course any close scrutiny of his pronouncements on world affairs reveals him as a ruling-class mouthpiece, who makes the problems of global poverty even worse by suggesting that Western leaders are on the verge of solving them, with just a little push from Bono. (How very much more hollow that notion seems in 2009.) And any close scrutiny of his background reveals him as a middle-class brat whose quasi-proletarian poses (such as the four Irish boys from the northside of Dublin shout-out at the Obama pre-inaugural bash) earn sniggers of scorn in his hometown. Still, its a worthwhile activity, a little mental exercise, to take his world-hugging poses at face value just long enough to demolish them with a little truth-- starting with the fact that he avoids tax in his own beleaguered country, and that rich people who avoid tax are part of the global problem, not the global solution."
On 1 Mar 2009 at 6:25pm Rookie wrote:
I don't mind U2 but they are not at the top of my favourites list. That position is filled by the one and only Deep Purple. U2, like countless bands, are overrated for sure, but probably not the most overrated band ever. I would possibly award that to Nirvana.
On 1 Mar 2009 at 9:08pm captjim wrote:
Like most bands U2 wont work for everyone. its like marmite you either love em or hate em.
I like their music and can understand that they just want to make music, its amazing that they can still make good music without changing band members.
I've seen them live 3 times now and ever time was amazing, they've got to be one of the best bands to see live in a stadium ever....words cant describe.
On 1 Mar 2009 at 9:53pm expat wrote:
I saw U2 here downunder after they postponed for a long time cos of The Edges sick child. I went because a friend raved about them and waited in anticipation for months. I thought their music was OK, but I was surprised at how truly arrogant Bonio came across, which put me off. Mind you they were 1000% better than their support act, Kanye West. Would you rather listen to Kanye West or have your b*lls shut in a door. After all, they are only b*lls.
On 2 Mar 2009 at 11:46am Frak wrote:
Simple answer - yes! Whoever nicks a riff from A-HA and as well as regurgitating the same old delay pedal guitar effects before ripping off most off the younger bands around is over-rated in my book. Only good songs they did were about 25 years ago and they were only OK.
'Put on your boots' - what's that all about?
And yes, it did hit a nerve!
On 2 Mar 2009 at 3:11pm Chuck wrote:
Isn't "Put on your boots" about the need to wear a condom. They aren't good catholic boys, are they. But then they are gods so I suppose they can do what they like. Bobo is starting to look a bit like Mr Punch, don't you think?

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