Coldplay - hahaha!!

#2
I like it when he tries to sing live. He simply can't hit the notes he does in the studio (after the umpteenth take). Live 8 and Glastonbury this year proved it. I do like some of their studio work though.
 
#3
The truth is, I wasn't being very honest.
:?

The same idiot that said Live 8 was the biggest undertaking in the world, ever ( or some such ).

And Coldplay are supposed to be clever?

KNOBS.
 
#4
Toilet paper.... the mirror that is ('twas the sun yesterday)

As an old prog rock fan - I rather like Coldplay - not everyone's cup of tea. I've heard (read) a couple of rants on this forum - Bully springs to mind.

Nevertheless, they're here to stay. I predict domination a la U2 for the next few years and I think I'm rather hedging my bets. They're far from being the finished article but coming along nicely. For them to get to number 1 in that many countries rather blows the theories of those journo's out of the water. After all it's the paying customer who put them there not some little twonk music journo who doesn't know his arrse from his elbow.

Music is a very personal thing - if you don't like it, don't listen to it. It's a racing certainty that the eejits who write this muck like stuff that I would probably detest.
 
#6
"coffee table rock"

utter w@nk

more life and soul in a mortuary.

shame he didn't top himself.

although if he did, no doubt his band mates would of produced some miserable f-ucking dirge to bore us all witless.
 

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#8
This is the man (Chris Martin) who said: "I think shareholders are the great evil of this modern world."

What a knob. I suppose EMI have no shareholders, and he has no money invested anywhere? He presumably considers all those with money invested in shares via pension funds, ISAs, PEPs, in savings and bank accounts, etc., (e.g. everyone) is evil.

Again, what a knob. His music is dull too. Radiohead are more lively, and Leonard Cohen less depressing.
 
#10
At least it's real music with real guitars, bass & drums.

Given that most of the modern music these days has a computer programmer as a member of the band. Or that some little jessie boy with a poofy haircut is the frontman.

Get rid of your prejudices and listen!

Am I the only one who likes them - tell me what you like so that I can do a similar 'job' on them.

I agree that they're overhyped, but only by an audience wanting some proper music in a scene dominated by such utter cr@p. Oh to be back in the 70's where the mighty floyd was king.
 
#11
eve1962 said:
Their music isn't my favourite - but it's just HIM .... Chris Martin .... just gets right on my nerves. So up himself.
With you there. At Glastonbury he said anyone who thought the whole Live 8 thing was cynical was a fecking d1ckhead. Pot, Kettle, radio check....Live 8 for him was all about needy people and nothing to do with global exposure and sales thereafter. Cynical me?
 
#12
Whistler wrote

As an old prog rock fan - I rather like Coldplay
Haven't heard a 'prog' element in Coldplay's stuff, in structure or virtuoso playing. That piano figure in their first single wouldn't tax a pre grade 1 but I'll leave aside the music. I don't recall any prog grandees (most are still around doing very well thank you) being quite so precious in interviews. Ian Anderson or Rick Wakeman for example wouldn't indulge public displays of self pity or telling politicians what to do.

Jimmy Page? Stress?
 
#13
Seadog said:
Whistler wrote

As an old prog rock fan - I rather like Coldplay
Haven't heard a 'prog' element in Coldplay's stuff, in structure or virtuoso playing. That piano figure in their first single wouldn't tax a pre grade 1 but I'll leave aside the music. I don't recall any prog grandees (most are still around doing very well thank you) being quite so precious in interviews. Ian Anderson or Rick Wakeman for example wouldn't indulge public displays of self pity or telling politicians what to do.

Jimmy Page? Stress?
Agreed, mostly, Seadog.

But as I said earlier, they are still a work in progress. The musical ability improvement between the latest album and this one is pretty good. The lead guitarist and drummers in particular have mastered their respective arts.

But prog rockers not telling politicians what to do - never heard of Roger Waters?

I'm not getting away from the point the Martin is up himself - there is no doubt of that and as soon as he learns that the better.
 
#14
so whistler ... "the mighty Floyd" ... more pretentious university "rock"


dont suppose the kaiser chiefs, the magic numbers, the white stripes, the bravery, the killers, or any of the current crop of superb bands float your boat ... hardly electronic OR boy band


i mean .. f*ck me, the magic numbers must have a combined all up weight of 20 metric tonnes.

i saw Floyd at the live 8 concert .... distinctly average.
 
#15
shortfuse said:
i saw Floyd at the live 8 concert .... distinctly average.
I know a wah when I see one.

They were well received, not bad for a bunch of old gits who hadn't played together for over 25 years. You probably didn't like The Who either. Do some research and you'll find just who has been influenced by the Floyd. I don't understand what you mean by university rock, is it a snobbery (or anti-snobbery) thing?

I've heard all of the bands you list (bar The Bravery) and they don't do anything for me, it's this rap thing. After the hype of The Killers on Live 8 - they didn't impress me, absolutely no originality.

I guess it's an age thing.

As I implied earlier, we've all got different musical tastes. I've been collecting for longer than I care to remember, over 30 years and saw more than 60 concerts (one of the benefits of being posted to Germany). But there is a huge anti-Coldplay lobby, it's almost as trendy as the pro-coldplay lobby.

Apologies for the delay, I started typing and got distracted by work!
 
#16
mate ... i LOVE the who, always have..... what's left of them :D

the difference is, the Who come on stage and the place comes alive with people wanting to paint the town red.

with Floyd ... it's a kind of beige colour ... dull mate ... and "very coldplay"

if i listen to live music i want it to grab me by the knackers, throw me against a wall, scream in my face and leave me feeling violated and excited.

the likes of coldplay, floyd and some other modern bands like athlete and embrace just make me want to get my head down.

nice "tunes" ...... no balls.

diffrent strokes and all that... (aah , the strokes, another good band)

but this last year or two have been an excellent period of music, yeah there is still the manufactured sh1te you talk about, but hey .... if you're talking 70's how about the sh1te that was around then .. the osmonds, paper lace, the bay city rollers .... every period has em mate, that's why it's better to look at who's gonna be the next big thing than constantly "fossil hunting"

and er .... i f*cking despise rap and r&b .... unoriginal mate... and very formulaic.

i did like the original hip hop of the late 70's early 80's because it was exactly that ... original.

the "university" statement was a little snobby, i never liked Floyd much, i've always thought there tunes to be over long and over complicated, money was a good tune but i recently had to sit and listen to all 18?? minutes of "shine on you crazy diamond" at a mates funeral .... i'm sure the f*cker only chose that tune to wind me up and give us all cramp in our ARRSEs .. :D
 
#17
Don't know of Roger Water's pontificating ( but I don't doubt it). Thing about old and young prog enthusiasts is they have no enthusiasim to be informed by the musicians who's work they admire. STFU and play.

Has Coldplay's drummer mastered his kit to the extent where Neil Peart will be knocked from his throne?

Thought not.

Shortfuse wrote

if i listen to live music i want it to grab me by the knackers, throw me against a wall, scream in my face and leave me feeling violated and excited.
'kinell Shortfuse, that line sounds like rock journo b0llocks.

Agreed on 'The Killers' Whistler. No thesis, they are just cr@p, because!
 
#18
Hehehehe. - probably needs moving to another forum and that little minx eve1962 is probably killing herself laughing.

Music - it's the best topic ever!! And please don't let us fall out over it, it's like I said right at the start, everyone (of substance) has their own view and they have to be respected. I would rather have a session talking about music than almost anything else.

It's a shame we don't have a fistful of our favourite vibes with us to sit around a music machine and emphasis our respective points - I'm sure we would compromise with each other - better still if a few tinnies were on hand too.

Shortfuse first, I could never understand why people describe Floyd as beige or dull - look here and note the number of people who voted for them - compare them to the others, note the number that the killers got. I admire you for not following the crowd.

We obviously hear different things, Animals is my favourite, but the Wall (double album - sold 30 million copies worldwide and still cost nearly £30 - 25 years later) and Wish You Were Here have big moments too. Your pal had taste, I was going to mention comfortably numb too!

Seadog, mucker. Listen to The Wall it's about a conscientious objector who didn't want to go to war but his government made him. The final cut is about the Falklands - and every Roger Waters solo album attack those in charge.

And with regards to Coldplays drummer - no not at all (preferred Phil Collins on the drums myself) - but he has something to aim at.
 
#19
compared to other albums released around the same time and their previous ones, Coldplays new one is total arrse.
 
#20
Filbert Fox said:
compared to other albums released around the same time and their previous ones, Coldplays new one is total arrse.
Ah well that's me told then.

C'mon FF you can do better than that - names please I can't argue with you if you just adopt the shotgun - er change that to ICBM - approach.

Editted to account for fingers moving faster than brain
 

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