The Next U2!

J ([email protected])
Fri, 21 Aug 1998 10:51:24 -0700 (PDT)

     First of all, the bands mentioned so far will not be the "next
U2" because U2 will still tbe the "present" U2 for a really long time.
 They are still int heir musical prime and won't be backing off for a
long time. And by the time they do leave or by the time they are past
their prime, the other bands mentioned to be the next U2 (Radiohead,
Verve, etc.) will be "has-beens" or rock dinosaurs by then. Assuming
U2 longevity, one can expect the "next U2" to not even be out on the
mucis scene yet. Maybe they haven't even been born yet. Then again,
Hanson could be the next U2...

    Secondly, there is no such thing as the "next" simpy because if a
band is good enough, they make their own name. For example, Magic
Johnson supposed to be the next Oscar Robertson but now it seems as
though Oscar Robertson is referred to as the "Magic Johnson of his
time" simply because Magic ended up being the better player.

     Therefore, U2 was never the next Beatles of the next Rolling
Stones beause U2 ended up being a better and more important band then
they ever were. Thus, the Beatles, Stones, Zepplin, Eagles, etc. can
be mentioned as "The U2 Of Their Era." As of today, we are in The U2
Era and it probably won't change for the next 20 years. By that time,
Radiohead would be sitting on their retirement homes getting pensions
and lifeinsurance benefits from their record company...



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