The Secrets U2's Success

Scott Schrade schrade at
Mon Nov 22 18:02:19 CST 2004

Excerpt from:

"The most popular groups in the history of rock all have several things in 
common.  The music must be inspired and appeal across generations and 
be distinctive, if not always groundbreaking.

"But such success is down to more than music. They have to be compelling 
performers, charismatic and intelligent enough to make good decisions and 
keep their feet on the ground.... The Beatles had it, the Rolling Stones still 
have it, REM hold onto it and Queen were it in a catsuit. And U2 have it in 
spades, and keep churning it out."

Ah yes, the greatest of the great:  the Beatles, Stones, REM, Queen, U2....

Hmm....  Can you think of any band the writer may have left out?  Bit of a
reality-check for us Who freaks, huh?  A slap in the face.  Or was The Who
a band that *didn't*...."make good decisions and keep their feet on the 

It's "The Great Tarnished Legacy" rearing its hideous head &, mockingly, 
laughing at us all.  

- SCHRADE in Akron

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