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2006-12-17 12:09:47 AM  
Like them or not, this is a very cool video.
 
2006-12-17 12:20:31 AM  
That rocked. Is there a list anywhere of all the artists? I felt like I got a lot of them, but I wasn't sure on some.
 
2006-12-17 12:23:32 AM  
pretty cool. another formulaic as hell song from one of my favorite bands, but pretty cool. just needed more KINKS!!!! And Kraftwerk. And Grateful Dead. And Prince. And Joy Division (although I think I did see Ian Curtis for a sec). And Beach Boys.


I felt like I got a lot of them, but I wasn't sure on some.

Yeah some were complete obscure to me. Not many, but a few. I think I got most of them.

But what the christ was Mary J. Blige doing on this? And no Beatsie Boys? Supwitdat? shiat, they showed Jay-Z twice at least.

And I don't recall seeing the Beatles. Odd.
 
2006-12-17 12:26:01 AM  
I would assume that whatever artists who are obviously missing may not have authorized the use of their image/footage for the video.
 
2006-12-17 12:26:50 AM  
Well done.

/tried to be snarky. I really, really did.
 
2006-12-17 12:28:48 AM  
Well, Mary J. rocked that version of "One" for the WTC telethon thing, so now she's like the Billy Preston of U2 or something.

No Beastie Boys, but they had RunDMC's Adidas.

I'm pretty sure there was a shot of George looking kind of googy and playing his guitar.
 
2006-12-17 12:32:38 AM  
I forget what eight was for: I'm pretty sure there was a shot of George looking kind of googy and playing his guitar.

my snap thought was george, but after about a half second i realized it was KEEEEEF.


Brettster808: I would assume that whatever artists who are obviously missing may not have authorized the use of their image/footage for the video.

yeah...i was going to make a snide comment about sir paul and ringo (and obviously yoko and george's estate) being a little too protective of their image.

feh.

the "matching up the artist's singing to the actual words" effect is cheesy, tho.
 
2006-12-17 12:35:15 AM  
Wow, that's a great video.
 
2006-12-17 12:38:24 AM  
I really enjoyed that...thanks smitty!

0:oD
 
2006-12-17 12:41:57 AM  
I forget what eight was for: That rocked. Is there a list anywhere of all the artists? I felt like I got a lot of them, but I wasn't sure on some.

I tried to write them down while watching it the last time... I missed many and may have gotten some wrong.

Please feel free to fill in...

Zappa
Simon and Garfunkel
Roy Orbison
Ella Fitzgerald
Bob Marley
Louis Armstrong
Sinatra
Joe Strummer/Clash
Nat King Cole
Keith Moon
Mick Jagger
Marvin Gaye
Elvis Costello
Ramones
Hendrix
Kurt Cobain
Johnny Cash
Iggy Pop (?)
Paul McCartney (?)
Mary J. Blige
Anthony (RHCP)
Elvis Presley
Morissey
Beck(?)
Elton John
White Stripes
Sly (?)
Keith Richards
Hendrix
Crissy Hinde
Nora Jones (?)
Ray Charles
Springsteen
Bowie
Robert Plant (Led Zep)
Vladimir Horowitz
Aretha Franklin
Jerry Lee Lewis
Jay Z
Patti Smith
Stevie Wonder (drums)
Nirvana (bass player)
Sinatra
 
2006-12-17 12:43:56 AM  
I just watched it again, and of course that's Keith. Nice call. I'd missed the Talking Heads and the Ramones the first time around. I also missed the quick shot of early U2 slipped in there.

No one does self-iconization like Bono.
 
2006-12-17 12:46:52 AM  
The Video touched me. No matter how hard I scrub ...

/Thanks, smitty.
 
2006-12-17 12:49:10 AM  
The funny part is they put that waste of space Kanye West in with all of those legends.

Nice vid, though.
 
2006-12-17 12:55:10 AM  
Well, that was a giant pile of meh.
 
2006-12-17 01:05:09 AM  
Zappa
BILLY HOLLIDAY?
Simon and Garfunkel
Roy Orbison
JANIS JOPLIN
Ella Fitzgerald
Bob Marley
Louis Armstrong
BOWIE
IGGY????
BOB DYLAN
Sinatra
KANYE????
Joe Strummer/Clash
Nat King Cole
Keith Moon
Mick Jagger
??????
Marvin Gaye
TEMPTATIONS
Elvis Costello
Ramones
Hendrix
Kurt Cobain NIRVANA
Johnny Cash
Iggy Pop (?)YEP
Paul McCartney (?)
Mary J. Blige
Anthony (RHCP)
Elvis Presley
Morissey
Beck(?)
Elton John
White Stripes
Sly (?) BOOTSY COLLINS?
Keith Richards
Hendrix
Crissy Hinde
Nora Jones (?)
Ray Charles
Springsteen I'M PRETTY SURE THAT'S BONO
Bowie
SMOKEY ROBINSON
Elvis Presley
Robert Plant (Led Zep)
Vladimir Horowitz
RONNIE SPECTOR
??????
?????
TALKING HEADS
PUBLIC ENEMY
Aretha Franklin
Jerry Lee Lewis
Jay Z
Patti Smith
Stevie Wonder (drums)
Nirvana (bass player)
Sinatra
 
2006-12-17 01:08:47 AM  
I can't see it until tomorrow.
 
2006-12-17 01:11:12 AM  
I forget what eight was for TF

/Guess that's why I have the need to scrub.
 
2006-12-17 01:15:40 AM  
Zappa
(unk. piano player's hands)
Billie Holiday
Simon and Garf
orbison
PJ Harvey
dunno (older black lady singer)
Marley
closeup of David Byrne's foot from "Stop Makign Sense"
Charles Mingues
Satch
unk.drummer's foot (I'll say Topper Headon)
Run DMC's Adidas
unk drummer's foot pt II
unknown white guy singer. I thought it was Ian Curtis, it isn't.
unknown metal-ish guy
unknown 60's b/w closeup footage of bassist. Jack Bruce? Wyman?
Mick Jagger? Can't really tell. Don't think it is.
Sinatra
appears to be John Stirrat from Wilco. Odd choice if it is
Rapper, I think it's Slick Rick
Clash (Mick Jones)
Nat King Cole
Larry Mullen jr.
Keith Moon
Stones, Hyde Park 69 (Brian Jones memorial)
Roberta Flack
Some guy that you think is James Brown, but isn't
Marvin Gaye
dunno (mighty brief clip)
Smokey Robinson and the Miracles
dunno (80's footage of chick singer.) Kate Bush?
Elvis Costello
Ramones
Jimi
Unknown drummer
Cobain / Nirvana
Clash (STrummer)
Johnny Cash
Hmmm...Perry Farrel or Kiedis (maybe Iggy Pop)
Dunno. 80's blue tinted footage
Mary J Blige
Perry Farrell
Elvis
closeup, guitar player
70's Black singer. Looks kinda like Aaron Neville.
Morrisey
Beck
Madonna? Kylie?
Elton John
Jumpsuit band, 70's. Bay City Rollers? Slade?
Rap group, 90's. Tribe Called Quest? Wu-Tang?
chick playing violin. Corrs?
Beck
Temptations
Jack White / meg
Sly Stone
Kurt Cobain crowd jump
(assorted concert footage of crowds, with Bono int he crowd)
Mingus,
closeup, bassist. Jack Bruce.]
some dude hitting a cymbal. dunno.
Keith
Jimi
(awful short clips of a few people)
chrissy hynde
Alicia Keyes
Ray Charles
Sam Cooke
Joe Strummer
unkown drummer
Smokey
Keith Moon
Bowie (as Ziggy)
Billy Holiday
Smokey
Elvis
Plant
unkown 70s classical pianist
Ronnie Spector
Closeup, dancing feet
Bonzo
(quick clips)
Muddy Waters, Newport Jazz Fest
I think Beatsie Boys
unknown shirtless guy dancing. Freddie Mercury, perhaps
David Byrne, "Stop Makign Sense"
Public Eneymy
Unknown 70s cock rock
Public Enemy
Jerry Lee Lewis
Jay Z
Patti Smith
I thikn Dylan in his bearded phase. Dunno.
Stevie Wonder on drums
Novoselic
Sinatra
 
2006-12-17 01:24:26 AM  
That's a little embarassing screwing up Janis and Polly Jean, but I think you're right.
 
2006-12-17 01:29:19 AM  
I'm pretty sure the flash of light segment is from a Queen concert, mid-late 70s.
 
2006-12-17 02:01:33 AM  
I forget what eight was for: Springsteen I'M PRETTY SURE THAT'S BONO

Yeah, it certainly isn't Bruce (what was I thinking!) but I don't think it is BONO either.
 
2006-12-17 02:15:19 AM  
That was awesome.
 
2006-12-17 02:16:38 AM  
Brettster808: I don't think it is BONO either.

Agreed, and it takes all the fun out my earlier comment about him. I think ricky may be on the case with Joe Strummer.
 
2006-12-17 04:26:57 AM  
there's another U2 guy in the vid towards the end, it's the edge, at 3:41. he's wearing a black beanie.
 
2006-12-17 04:30:07 AM  
loved the video. had joe strummer and david byrnes tapping foot. one of my all time favorite videos

/had the comp on mute
//U2 can choke on a fat one for associating themselves with all of those eternal artists
 
2006-12-17 04:42:35 AM  
My corrections to the above list are in bold..

Zappa
(unk. piano player's hands)
Billie Holiday
Simon and Garf
orbison
PJ Harvey
dunno (older black lady singer) ELLA FITZGERALD
Marley
closeup of David Byrne's foot from "Stop Makign Sense"
Charles Mingues
Satch
unk.drummer's foot (I'll say Topper Headon)
Run DMC's Adidas
unk drummer's foot pt II
unknown white guy singer. I thought it was Ian Curtis, it isn't. David Bowie?
unknown metal-ish guy Dennis Thompson of the MC5
unknown 60's b/w closeup footage of bassist. Jack Bruce? Wyman?
Mick Jagger
Sinatra
appears to be John Stirrat from Wilco. Odd choice if it is
Rapper, I think it's Slick Rick
Clash (Mick Jones)
Nat King Cole
Larry Mullen jr.
Keith Moon
Stones, Hyde Park 69 (Brian Jones memorial)
Nina Simone
Some guy that you think is James Brown, but isn't
Marvin Gaye
dunno (mighty brief clip) Ozzy Osbourne with Black Sabbath from 1970 Paris Concert
The Temptations

dunno (80's footage of chick singer.)
Elvis Costello
Ramones
Jimi
Unknown drummer also Dennis Thompson of the MC5
Cobain / Nirvana
Clash (STrummer)
Johnny Cash
Iggy
Dunno. 80's blue tinted footage Jesus And Mary Chain
Mary J Blige
Perry Farrell
Elvis
closeup, guitar player from RHCP "Under The Bridge" video
70's Black singer. Looks kinda like Aaron Neville.
Morrisey
Beck
Madonna? Kylie? Beyonce
Elton John
Jumpsuit band, 70's. Bay City Rollers? Slade? Jam?
Rap group, 90's. Tribe Called Quest? Wu-Tang?
chick playing violin. Corrs? Dixie Chicks?
Beck
Temptations
Jack White / meg
Sly Stone
Kurt Cobain crowd jump
(assorted concert footage of crowds, with Bono int he crowd)
Bill Ward of Black Sabbath
Mingus
closeup, bassist. Geezer Butler of Black Sabbath
some dude hitting a cymbal. dunno.
Keith
Jimi
(awful short clips of a few people)
chrissy hynde
Alicia Keyes
Ray Charles
Sam CookeWrong, but I don't know who it is for sure
Joe Strummer
unkown drummer
Sam Cooke
Keith Moon
Bowie (as Ziggy)
Billy Holiday
Smokey
Elvis
Plant
unkown 70s classical pianist Vladimir Horowitz
Ronnie Spector
Closeup, dancing feet Mick Jagger
Bonzo
(quick clips)Including MC5
Muddy Waters, Newport Jazz Fest
Jackie Wilson
I think Beatsie Boys
unknown shirtless guy dancing. Freddie Mercury, perhaps
David Byrne, "Stop Makign Sense"
Public Enemy
Unknown 70s cock rock MC5
Public Enemy
Jerry Lee Lewis
Jay Z
Patti Smith
I thikn Dylan in his bearded phase. Dunno.
Stevie Wonder on drums
Novoselic
Zappa fingers on guitar
Bass?
Sinatra
 
2006-12-17 05:06:39 AM  
"
Rapper, I think it's Slick Rick"

Nah, it isn't slick rick I don't think. Fraknly, it looks like Kanye West... which would be a farking shame since he is a total douchebag and a hack as an emcee (though he is a pretty good producer)
 
2006-12-17 05:09:11 AM  
zappaisfrank
The "80's footage of chick singer" (after the Temptations) looked like the lead singer of TEXAS, Sharlene Spiteri, but I could be wrong.
 
2006-12-17 05:30:28 AM  
Yeah, I think that's Kanye West too, but that bit moves to fast and his face is obscured by the microphone and the video is a bit grainy. Really nice video, and a good song, but there's only one tune called "Window In The Sky" for me...

and that's by Acen. DMS remix please. :) "You request so we rewind!"
 
2006-12-17 06:03:59 AM  
Song was decent, but the whole 'badly-matching-lyrics-with-the-mouth-movements-of-dead-musicians" ruined the video.
 
2006-12-17 06:31:31 AM  
No Michael Jackson, and no Lynyrd Skynyrd.

They couldn't get one quick second of a "Free Bird" performance and a clip from the Thriller video?

/I'm an ass.
 
2006-12-17 06:42:39 AM  
Hm. That really is John Stirrat from Wilco. Well I'll be damned.
 
2006-12-17 07:04:30 AM  
Nirvana, kurt haters? haha!!!

No KISS...

just as cool.
 
2006-12-17 08:22:55 AM  
cool video, though BNL did the same thing years back with their own stuff:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwEuXkeuEk8
 
2006-12-17 08:54:07 AM  
i think the beatles were one of the crowd shots though you don't see the band
 
2006-12-17 09:18:34 AM  
The video is okay...but that song is horrible. I never thought U2 would get that bland.
 
2006-12-17 10:19:50 AM  
Being a totally biased crazed u2 fan, I surprisingly wasn't impressed by the song when I first heard it. It is very by the book U2. It has grown on me a bit. The video is really good, especially compared to most of their other videos. U2 typically has atrocious videos.

Bono I think shows up twice in the crowd. Larry Mullen (drummer) is shown for a sec. I didn't catch Adam Clayton, but Ill have to watch again. Of course Edge & his trademark beanie was pretty easy to pick out.
 
2006-12-17 10:35:14 AM  
I love how U2 automatically assumes these great musicians want to be in their shiatty video

/Hates U2
 
2006-12-17 10:51:54 AM  
I think I saw the Arcade fire there if I'm not mistaken
 
2006-12-17 10:59:29 AM  
I hate U2 so much, but I do love Zappa.
 
2006-12-17 11:07:46 AM  
So, the message of this video is,

Rock musicians have been playing the exact same song for 50 years.

Yeah, I'm inclined to agree. Let's have some new genres please.
 
2006-12-17 11:31:49 AM  
The video is a testament to the blandness of U2.
 
2006-12-17 11:48:02 AM  
Zappa fingers on guitar

Damn, I came in here to say that.
 
2006-12-17 11:53:02 AM  
The only one I saw that noone has mentioned is that you see MC5 at 3:02 and 3:18(i believe)in the video.
 
2006-12-17 11:54:43 AM  
Well other than zappaisfrank then.
 
2006-12-17 12:51:03 PM  
What a great way to divert attention from the shiattyness of the song.
 
2006-12-17 01:25:57 PM  
There seems to be more talent portrayed in the first few frames of that video than U2 has shown in the majority of their existence.

/Dons fire-retardant garb.

I'd really like to see them attempt "The Black Page" and survive. Then they'd be more eligible to show such footage in the pursuit of making a buck.

/B-b-but songwriting doesn't mean complexity.
//I see your inevitable complaint and raise you Led Zeppelin
 
2006-12-17 01:39:35 PM  
I love how U2 automatically assumes these great musicians want to be in their shiatty video

Check out how many of these people U2 has had DIRECT association with, such as Bono doing "Duets" with Sinatra, friendship with Cash, etc.

If you know anything about U2, then you would know that they constantly pay homage to the greats that inspired them (Billie Holiday in "Angel of Harlem," Elvis in the movie Rattle and Hum). If you don't know U2, then whatever, but you shouldn't make ignorant statements.
 
2006-12-17 01:54:31 PM  
Quis Custodiet Custodes Ipsos

There seems to be more talent portrayed in the first few frames of that video than U2 has shown in the majority of their existence.

/Dons fire-retardant garb.


Taste is subjective. Motown is not my cup of tea, and I practically despise R&B. I know I am supposed to kneel at their altar and all, but I can't tolerate them for more than a song or two--in the case of Ray Charles and James Brown, not even ONE song.

So, there you have it. What's considered talent for you, is not talent to me. U2 influenced a whole generation of artists too.
 
2006-12-17 01:54:43 PM  
The U2/Pearl Jam concert was awesome last weekend. They still put on an amazing live show.
 
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