Saturday, 25 June 2011
Can Coldplay be worse than U2?
Are Coldplay even worse than U2? With a drummer that sounds like he's chopping wood, and Chris Martin limply jumping around, I fear so. Last night's U2 were as fine a demonstration of one dimensional rock as you are likely to find, and Bono, he's just ridiculous, he's worse than Mick Jagger, he is astonishingly ridiculous (see Chuck Klosterman on this). I doubt it's just a blip. Coldplay, when they try to play like U2, just sound awful, and really that's a terrible ambition in the first place. Chris Martin should stick to ballads, I know this because I taught his brother Al (who still promises me Foo Fighters tickets) and who always said his brother 'did ballads'.