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06 July 2006 @ 06:15 pm
Defend your thesis!  
True or false:
U2 is the greatest rock band of our generation.

(Qualification: I don't mean the best in quality, I mean the biggest in size, and, uh, likelyhood to be remembered and all that.)
 
 
 
224215152: Hairy Eyeball224215152 on July 6th, 2006 10:21 pm (UTC)
I'm going to go with no.
PMMJ: Giles - Rock Starcheetahmaster on July 6th, 2006 10:23 pm (UTC)
Then who is greater?
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Miss May: marysuevalancymay on July 6th, 2006 10:24 pm (UTC)
I can't answer this question, for I work for Bono and have signed an NDA.
Me!ceciskittle on July 7th, 2006 01:37 am (UTC)
So I don't know you, but is that a serious statement?
- valancymay on July 7th, 2006 01:44 am (UTC) (Expand)
MsTeleutemsteleute on July 6th, 2006 10:26 pm (UTC)
Le False!
Everyone knows it's!
PMMJ: Giles - Rock Starcheetahmaster on July 6th, 2006 10:31 pm (UTC)
Courtesy Wikipedia
"In 1985, a Frankie Goes To Hollywood computer game was created, based on the music of the band. The objective of the admittedly-strange game was to explore Mundanesville and find the Pleasuredome."
Tales from a suburban touristasimplelife on July 6th, 2006 10:26 pm (UTC)
I am going to have to go with a yes on this one. I can't think of another band (again, our generation) who has the kind of pull they do.
Strange Detractor: cloud 1professorbooty on July 6th, 2006 10:28 pm (UTC)
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So painfully, preeningly, pompously false.
PMMJ: Muppet News Flashcheetahmaster on July 6th, 2006 10:29 pm (UTC)
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Would you agree they are the biggest rock band of our generation, oh Snooty McSnootystein the Third?
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Mrs. Raar: power balladjudithiscariot on July 6th, 2006 10:33 pm (UTC)
they are certainly the MOST OVERRATED rock band of our generation.
PMMJ: Hypnotoadcheetahmaster on July 6th, 2006 10:36 pm (UTC)
Then who do you think is bigger?
- judithiscariot on July 6th, 2006 10:37 pm (UTC) (Expand)
ah, language - cheetahmaster on July 6th, 2006 10:38 pm (UTC) (Expand)
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Josephine: Plumberlovellama on July 6th, 2006 10:38 pm (UTC)
U2 is a very successful political band, but I would say the greatest rock band of our generation is Led Zeppelin, followed by the Rolling Stones.

Hmmmm. Are they in our generation? Or the previous? o.0
PMMJ: Mailboxcheetahmaster on July 6th, 2006 10:44 pm (UTC)
My mom listened to the Rolling Stones, so they're right out.

I'm shooting for when they first hit it big, on who gets to claim them, and Zeppelin was also well before our time.

(NOTE: your mileage may vary, if you're one of my older or younger readers. :}
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keep it dark: prog!snidegrrl on July 6th, 2006 11:42 pm (UTC)
I don't tend to like things that are "great" (sell well + reasonably good critical response + transcend decades) in my generation, so I can't answer. But I kind of bet there are some good "no" theses out there that are totally defendable.
PMMJ: Giles - Rock Starcheetahmaster on July 7th, 2006 12:15 am (UTC)
I don't tend to like things that are "great" (sell well + reasonably good critical response + transcend decades) in my generation, so I can't answer.

You totally can. I'm not asking if you like them or not. I'm saying, are they the band that'll be remembered from our generation? (Like your Rolling Stones and your Elvises and your Beatles.)

But I kind of bet there are some good "no" theses out there that are totally defendable.

I am eager to read them. :}
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Strange Detractor: cloud 1professorbooty on July 7th, 2006 09:36 pm (UTC)
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I tend not to think of David Bowie as a "band," myself.
salami_salomesalami_salome on July 7th, 2006 01:35 am (UTC)
Does the short-livedness of Nirvana disqualify them?
PMMJ: Giles - Rock Starcheetahmaster on July 7th, 2006 12:19 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I don't think they got the chance to prove if they had any longevity.
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Lord Multiplexer, King of Michiganmultiplexer on July 7th, 2006 02:17 am (UTC)
What qualifies as "our generation?" Do you have a time range in mind?
PMMJ: The Questioncheetahmaster on July 7th, 2006 12:20 pm (UTC)
After our parents' music, but before those young whippersnappers that need to get off our lawns.

Did you have someone in mind that you were trying to qualify?
Another Perfect Catastrophe: actually crazyzenthia on July 7th, 2006 02:18 am (UTC)
No, because Firewater is my favorite band! Also, U2 kind of sucks. Though I like Bono's politicing.
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Lord Multiplexer, King of Michigan: gonzo!multiplexer on July 7th, 2006 02:23 am (UTC)
Great. Now this has started what will be a long running living room argument in my home. I'm sure it will now go on for MONTHS.

I hate.
PMMJ: Giles - Rock Starcheetahmaster on July 7th, 2006 12:26 pm (UTC)
I'll come up with something more divisive soonly.
I am so cool.

Make sure to curse me every now and then for bringing it up in the first place.
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Lord Multiplexer, King of Michiganmultiplexer on July 7th, 2006 11:07 am (UTC)
I guess the only question is whether they are relevant any more, but they were very relevant consistently from 1980-1992.

The Cure is extremely popular with teenagers right now. Apparently, a generation behind us just "discovered" the Cure and now they're hot with a new LP and a new tour and everything.

About 6 months ago, I was in a Sam Goody at Columbia Mall and the girl behind the counter, all "gothed" out, was going on and on about how awesome the Cure is. I'm staring at her, thinking, you should ask your parents about the Cure.
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The Antichrist: Resistance is Futiletheantichrist on July 7th, 2006 04:04 am (UTC)
Agreed.