The next U2

Dave Bushell ([email protected])
Sun, 23 Aug 1998 01:42:11 -0700 (PDT)

Firstly, the other day someone posted about Pink Floyd losing their
creativeness. Give the guys credit! They're one of the greatest bands
of this century and the took rock into places that it would never had
gone with the Stones or any other band. They experimented as much then
as U2 has now. The members of Floyd are getting on in age (most are
over 50) and are still producing great songs. Pink Floyd also cannot
be compared to U2 as they are two completely different types of bands.
Pink Floyd is grander, more cinematic and relies heavily on the actual
SOUND that they produce. U2 are more free-flowing and allow space for
improvisation in their songs.

Now, onto the main part of this post. It's hard to say who will be the
next U2. I don't even think there will be a NEXT U2. Radiohead is more
along the lines of Floyd in that they do not have a charismatic singer
and their style of music is different. U2 will be one of the last, if
not THE last, stadium acts for this century. Radiohead's music isn't
as BIG as U2's and as such probably won't work in a stadium. It could,
but might not.

U2 is U2, there will never be another band like them, ever.

The Fly

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