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Why U2 really are better than The Rolling Stones AND The Beatles

 

Daily Mail, March 04, 2009

 

Paul Connolly

 

You may have noticed that U2 are about to release a new album. They seem to have taken over the BBC to announce the fact (they've even been on Radio FiveLive, a station more used to 'Boro than Bono).

 

They're unquestionably the biggest band in the world and yet they first tasted success in the Eighties, a decade derided these days for being responsiblefor ra-ra skirts and Johnny Hates Jazz. Indeed the continued success of U2 underlines a highly significant yet overlooked aspect of that most maligned ofdecades: that the Eighties were much better for music than the vastly overrated Sixties.

 

You might already be spluttering about The Beatles this and The Rolling Stones that and wondering what Boy George ever did for music. But I can proveempirically that bands from the Sixties were creative for a shorter period of time than their Eighties counterparts.

 

For instance, let's take a look at the Rolling Stones' recorded output. They released their first album, The Rolling Stones, in 1964. When did theymake their last half decent album? 1978's Some Girls?

 

At a push, 1980's Emotional Rescue. That gives them a creativity span (CS) rating of 16 years at the most.

 

 

How about The Beatles? Even including the mostly dreadful solo outpourings of Lennon, McCartney, Harrison and Starr, that leaves their last acceptable effortas Wings' 1978 album, London Town, which came a decade and a half after The Beatles' 1963 debut, Please Please Me, a CS rating of 15.

 

OK, so we've dealt with the creative lightweights of the Sixties; let's move on to the Eighties and U2.

 

Their first album was 1980's Boy. Their last album, How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb, sold in excess of 10 million, and saw them on tour playing to morepeople than ever before.

 

U2 are still critically adored and commercially vast. The release of No Line On The Horizon gives them a CS rating of 29, not far short of double of that ofThe Beatles.

 

Now take Depeche Mode (CS rating 28), whose imminent new album Sounds Of The Universe is being acclaimed as a career high.

 

There are others too who easily creatively outpunch the Sixties icons, including The Cure (CS rating 25), New Order (CS rating 21) and Red Hot Chili Peppers(CS rating 18).

 

So why have Eighties bands so clearly outlasted their more lauded Sixties counterparts?

 

Simple. They were all born out of the embers of punk and new wave and they've retained that restless, adventurous, questing spirit.

 

Punk may have become a debased cultural currency now (and it was responsible for some terrible bands at the time) but its enduring ideals have been responsiblefor some of the finest music of the last 30 years.

 

Bands from the most ridiculed of decades are still pushing on, unafraid of change and trying something new, making some of the best music of their creativelives. The Rolling who?

 

© Daily Mail, 2009.

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hi friends , i m french

i hope 2 or 3 concerts in Nederland

i was in 2005 , nd concert, it was greaaaaaat

best regard

i hope to meet u in Nederland for bigs concerts

joel

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Proficiat Dieder. Ik hoop voor jou Volendam want Roda is een echte cupfighter.

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Hawkmoonnl wrote:

wim01 wrote:


 

 

 

Ik heb even Dublin op een zijspoor gezet, wil misschien wel proberen voor het evt te spelen 3e concert, en dan dag heen en volgende dag terug.Money, it's

a crime!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nou Wim, ik overweeg bij hoge uitzondering om ook enkel voor het 3e concert heen en weer te vliegen. Brengen we de nacht met zijn beiden door in de kroeg

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LOL...zelfde gedachte is hier langs gekomen.....is er aan de kroegtafel nog plaats voor 2 besluiteloze dames???:-)

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Volendam zou wel het beste zijn inderdaad maar thuis kunnen we Roda ook prima hebben denk ik. Ook al ging het vandaag wel moeizaam. AZ uit zou het ongelukkigstzijn.

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Goedenavond allemaal!

 

Weer veel gepost over van alles en nog wat, de samenvatting staat hierboven.

Ik ben ook erg benieuwd wat Giel ons gaat vertellen aanstaande vrijdag......

Dinsdag gaan we bij ons op het werk de vakanties indelen. Collega kwam al vragen wanneer ik eindelijk eens wist wanneer die U2 tour zou beginnen. Maandag wetenwe meer als het goed is!!!

Het moet wel heel raar lopen als ik geen vrij kan krijgen die dagen/weken, dus dat is al een zorg minder.

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JessLS wrote:

Hawkmoonnl wrote:

wim01 wrote:


 

 

 

Ik heb even Dublin op een zijspoor gezet, wil misschien wel proberen voor het evt te spelen 3e concert, en dan dag heen en volgende dag terug.Money, it's

a crime!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nou Wim, ik overweeg bij hoge uitzondering om ook enkel voor het 3e concert heen en weer te vliegen. Brengen we de nacht met zijn beiden door in de kroeg

image
.

 

 

 

 

 

 

LOL...zelfde gedachte is hier langs gekomen.....is er aan de kroegtafel nog plaats voor 2 besluiteloze dames???:-)

bedoel je hiermee ilona en ik zei de gek?? lol.

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