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PostSubject: Elbow bigger than U2....   Wed 19 Aug 2009, 18:15

http://www.mtv.de/news/Elbow-wollen-groesser-als-U2-werden/20272493

Here's a link to the german MTV website.

It's about the fact that Guy said it's so great to be supporting band for U2 and he doesn't know what should come next...
MTV considered this as megalomania... Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: Elbow bigger than U2....   Thu 20 Aug 2009, 12:49

I can't read German, but it seems that they are comparing Guy's comments to the infamous statement by Liam Gallagher that Oasis would one day be as big as (or bigger than) the Beatles...am I getting that right? If so, I think they've definitely misinterpreted his intent in a big way!
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PostSubject: Re: Elbow bigger than U2....   Thu 20 Aug 2009, 13:20

Here is the translation!

Thanks to their latest album "TSSK" Elbow intend to so something big: They want to become more powerful than U2.

Their shared tour with U2 sould just be the beginning of Elbow.
Gay Garvey is a very nice and mostest person. The singer from Elbow normaly doesn't exaggerate. But the success of his band with the longplayer "TSSK" seems to go to his head.

Towards Contactmusic the Singer announced: "Our tour as support for U2 is a fullfilment of a childhooddream. They are to us the biggest band of the past 20 years and when you tour with them you ask yourself: What's up next?"

What said Oasis frontman Liam G. a few years ago: "who doesn't want to get bigger than the Beatles, runs music only as a hobby". The same counts now for Guy G., with U2 as rolemodel.




Sorry, last time I was to lazy to translate! I hope it's understandable english! Very Happy
And yeah, it's definitly a misinterpretation! But I was so exited reading someting on the German teletext. Doesn't happen very often. If ever!
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PostSubject: Re: Elbow bigger than U2....   Thu 20 Aug 2009, 13:33

Thanks for the translation! And I guess you're right - the fact that Elbow are getting some notice in the press is definitely a positive thing, even though they didn't exactly get his statements 100% accurately. But who knows, maybe they will get bigger than U2, and then he'll have the last laugh! Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Elbow bigger than U2....   Thu 20 Aug 2009, 13:57

What are we going to do next does not = We're going to be the biggest band in the world!

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PostSubject: Re: Elbow bigger than U2....   Thu 20 Aug 2009, 16:14

I just wrote a comment on that MTV site where I told them, that they misinterpreted Guy. Before more english-unable folks complain about our Elboys... Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: Elbow bigger than U2....   Thu 20 Aug 2009, 19:07

*LOL*
Hey Katrin, I think that those who know Elbow also know that this is not really the truth and I guess those who don't know Elbow don't care! Very Happy

But I am curious about the answer! Keep us informed.
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PostSubject: Re: Elbow bigger than U2....   Fri 21 Aug 2009, 12:56

Well, I don't expect an answer for it was just a comment between two other (fortunately Elbow-friendly) comments. It might just prevent some oversensitive U2 fan from complaining about Garve Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Elbow bigger than U2....   Fri 21 Aug 2009, 16:25

Laughing shows how interpretation of intended meanings can vary.

anyway, surely being bigger than Jesus comes first - then Bono/U2 lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Elbow bigger than U2....   Fri 21 Aug 2009, 18:12

ChrissyBoy wrote:
Laughing shows how interpretation of intended meanings can vary.

anyway, surely being bigger than Jesus comes first - then Bono/U2 lol!

No, first The Beatles - than Jesus - Than Bono/U2! *LOL*. There was something in history! ;D Sorry, little off-topic.

@ TL: well if there's an answer tell us! Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Elbow bigger than U2....   Sun 23 Aug 2009, 22:27

I wasn't there but heard the crowd were not good whilst Elbow on. Is this right? Such a shame there are some idiots who can spoil it.
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PostSubject: Re: Elbow bigger than U2....   Sun 23 Aug 2009, 22:36

We are going to watch Coldplay in Dublin Sept only because Elbow are supporting and I shall make a big point of letting people know who I've come to see and be proud of it.

Cannot wait.


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PostSubject: Re: Elbow bigger than U2....   Sun 23 Aug 2009, 22:49

Lynne wrote:
We are going to watch Coldplay in Dublin Sept only because Elbow are supporting and I shall make a bit point of letting people know who I've come to see and be proud of it.

Cannot wait.


Good news Lynne - Very Happy
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