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Thread started 12/26/15 2:16pm

Jerky

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Prince VS U2

Let's compare these massive artists from the 80's.

U2 have a website (U2.com)
Prince has no web home (apart from here!)

U2 have had successful remasters with bonus tracks
Prince has had no remasters to date.

U2 have SEVERAL unreleased songs
Prince has THOUSANDS of unreleased songs.

U2 allow bootleg material on YouTube
Prince does not.

U2 were huge in the 80's
Prince was huge in the 80's

U2 are amazing live
Prince is the greatest live performer of all time

U2 play Paris after terror attacks
Prince cancels tour after terror attacks.

Any more?
[Edited 12/26/15 14:18pm]
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Reply #1 posted 12/26/15 2:44pm

Factor1

U2 appreciates and respectable their loyal fanbase.
Prince doesn't appreciate and respect his loyal fanbase.
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Reply #2 posted 12/26/15 3:06pm

Aerogram

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U2 bores me to death.

Prince doesn't.

U2 poses as charity people lecturing the rich on paying their taxes but chooses to pay as little tax as possible in Ireland, where they are the rich.

Prince complains in song about the taxman, spares you the lecture.

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Reply #3 posted 12/26/15 4:41pm

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U2 loves their label.

Prince loves his (current) labels (NPG Records, Tidal / Roc Nation).

Jerky, Prince has 3 websites! Although, they're all very commercial and basic. These are his current sites:

http://3rdeyetunes.com/ (My FREE URSELF tees arrived last week and I'm thrilled he's in the merch business.)

http://order.artofficialage.com/row/

http://plectrumelectrum.3rdeyegirl.com/row/ (I'm surprised that he hasn't ordered these latter 2 sites taken down now that the AOA era is over.)

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Reply #4 posted 12/26/15 4:51pm

tongueinthecre
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Aerogram said:

U2 bores me to death.


Prince doesn't.



U2 poses as charity people lecturing the rich on paying their taxes but chooses to pay as little tax as possible in Ireland, where they are the rich.


Prince complains in song about the taxman, spares you the lecture.





I thought I was one of the few that is bored by U2. They just don't stand out to me... will leave room for them in the future but right now... bored2
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Reply #5 posted 12/26/15 5:18pm

musucfan09

Both great
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Reply #6 posted 12/27/15 4:00am

Militant

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Aerogram said:

U2 bores me to death.

Prince doesn't.

/endthread

lol

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Reply #7 posted 12/27/15 7:17am

Guitarhero

Militant said:

Aerogram said:

U2 bores me to death.

Prince doesn't.

/endthread

lol

nod Never got into U2. Something weird about a man who wears sunglasses all the time. Does he eat , sleep with them too cool

[Edited 12/27/15 7:18am]

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Reply #8 posted 12/27/15 7:34am

luvsexy4all

Aerogram said:

U2 bores me to death.

Prince doesn't.

U2 poses as charity people lecturing the rich on paying their taxes but chooses to pay as little tax as possible in Ireland, where they are the rich.

Prince complains in song about the taxman, spares you the lecture.

well said

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Reply #9 posted 12/27/15 8:33am

novabrkr

Guitarhero said:

Militant said:

/endthread

lol

nod Never got into U2. Something weird about a man who wears sunglasses all the time. Does he eat , sleep with them too cool

[Edited 12/27/15 7:18am]


He has glaucoma.

Just do a quick google search before posting such comments.

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Reply #10 posted 12/27/15 8:44am

alandail

U2 - 6 us top 10 hits

Prince - 15 consecutive years with at least 1 top 10 hit (which was an all time record when he did it, not sure if it's still the record or not)

U2 - 13 studio albums

Prince - 39 studio albums

U20 - 4 RAII certificed gold singles (0 platinum)

Prince - 12 RAII certified gold singles (including 2 certified platnumim)

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Reply #11 posted 12/27/15 9:53am

V10LETBLUES

Well after the 80's were over prince lost it, stumbled and lost his mind.

U2 kept going. Higher and higher. Un the 90's they were flying high.

In the 90's prince had hit bottom. Artistically, creatively and by the sound of things, as a person as well. I will alway believe he began using drugs heavily, hit rock bottom and did what all people in that situation do(Vanity) turn to religion and used that in the same way they did drugs. To excess. Become dependant and mindless on religion the same way they did drugs. They get taken advantage of in that weak state.


...meanwhile U2 was helping fight the AIDS epidemic, helping people suffering. Prince kept thinking only of himself. As self centered as ever under guise and cover of the Bible,

While Bono worked for himself and otherd, Prince crawled and blamed and pointed fingers.



...it's just a small difference between the two, but as we can see. Religion doesn't buy happiness. You can't hide behind it. It's always about our work.
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Reply #12 posted 12/27/15 11:28am

rusty1

Factor1 said:

U2 appreciates and respectable their loyal fanbase.
Prince doesn't appreciate and respect his loyal fanbase.




Exactly ..Bruce Springsteen is also normal and loves his fans as well..
[Edited 12/27/15 11:29am]
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Reply #13 posted 12/27/15 11:58am

theartistirl

rusty1 said:

Factor1 said:
U2 appreciates and respectable their loyal fanbase. Prince doesn't appreciate and respect his loyal fanbase.
Exactly ..Bruce Springsteen is also normal and loves his fans as well.. [Edited 12/27/15 11:29am]

I just watched on canal plus (french tv) U2 in Paris give the stage for last 2 songs on their rescheduled show to the Eagles of Death Metal.

U2 and Prince are very different. U2 really get a stadium going, their songs are very anthemic. Bono for all the criticism he gets, does a lot for good causes and puts his neck on the block. He is genuine, and has done more for Ireland than many think or know (please orgers, let's not debate bono, tax etc...). Bono's lyrics to me are in the traditions of the Irish poets.

Having said that, Prince is the one for me. Live and music wise U2 are nowhere near (yet they are great). If Prince wanted to be U2, he would have hired Paul McGuinness 20 years ago, brought out an album every 3-4 years & milked it on a 2yr tour.

I think Prince wanted to be Prince, which is why does his own thing. BTW, the U2 Stage at Bercy made me think about the symbol stage in that venue. 21 nights in Paris?

The only shows I will never miss are Prince and George Clinton/Parliament/Funkadelic. I have seen U2 many times, buy their records and enjoy them, but they are just different musicans/artists. I just didn't feel like seeing them this time they were in town (and I am Irish...tip - Check out Glenn Hansard if he comes to your town).

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Reply #14 posted 12/27/15 12:57pm

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Aerogram said:

U2 bores me to death.


Prince doesn't.



U2 poses as charity people lecturing the rich on paying their taxes but chooses to pay as little tax as possible in Ireland, where they are the rich.


Prince complains in song about the taxman, spares you the lecture.





Yup. That just about sums it up.
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Reply #15 posted 12/27/15 1:07pm

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Militant said:

Aerogram said:

U2 bores me to death.

Prince doesn't.

/endthread

lol

Correct. U2 IMO is the most overrated, boring band of all time. Can't get into any of their music.

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Reply #16 posted 12/27/15 1:14pm

terrig

Aerogram said:

U2 bores me to death.

Prince doesn't.


yeahthat

U2 = :yawn:

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Reply #17 posted 12/27/15 2:44pm

Guitarhero

novabrkr said:

Guitarhero said:

nod Never got into U2. Something weird about a man who wears sunglasses all the time. Does he eat , sleep with them too cool

[Edited 12/27/15 7:18am]


He has glaucoma.

Just do a quick google search before posting such comments.

Sorry my bad sad

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Reply #18 posted 12/28/15 6:38am

Scarfo

Factor1 said:

U2 appreciates and respectable their loyal fanbase. Prince doesn't appreciate and respect his loyal fanbase.

This. Besides, U2 can release an album and it will sale more than just 14,000 copies worldwide...unlike Prince's 3rdeyeflop

[Edited 12/28/15 6:40am]

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Reply #19 posted 12/28/15 11:27am

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U2's Bono is a true humanitarian and overall great guy

Prince is a selfish mega douche that thinks the world owes him

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Reply #20 posted 12/28/15 2:05pm

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homesquid said:

U2's Bono is a true humanitarian and overall great guy

Prince is a selfish mega douche that thinks the world owes him

On the surface Bono is a humanitarian. Not as much if you dig deeper than the surface. Compare Bono and Jimmy Carter, who really is the humanitarian? Bono likes to be celebrated for being a humanitarian more than being humanitarian. Oprah suffers from the same syndrome. Sure Both Bono and Oprah help, but not out of selflessness (Their egos are too big for that.).

I'll go on record as U2 is boring (even live in concert) and Prince is one of the best live performers of all time.

Prince does believe he deserves special treatment, actions prove that.

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Reply #21 posted 12/28/15 3:39pm

V10LETBLUES

I talk shit but to be honest we know that Prince has done a lot of charity performances and has probably done a lot that was done privately so when it comes to the sort of stuff we are all talking out of our asses. So I'll stfu now about that.
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Reply #22 posted 12/28/15 4:08pm

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kewlschool said:

homesquid said:

U2's Bono is a true humanitarian and overall great guy

Prince is a selfish mega douche that thinks the world owes him

On the surface Bono is a humanitarian. Not as much if you dig deeper than the surface. Compare Bono and Jimmy Carter, who really is the humanitarian? Bono likes to be celebrated for being a humanitarian more than being humanitarian. Oprah suffers from the same syndrome. Sure Both Bono and Oprah help, but not out of selflessness (Their egos are too big for that.).

I'll go on record as U2 is boring (even live in concert) and Prince is one of the best live performers of all time.

Prince does believe he deserves special treatment, actions prove that.

I don't believe you can read someone's mind or heart so you have no clue why Bono does so many good works. You're just on the "bash Bono" bandwagon. I've seen both U2 and Prince in concert and Prince was one of the most disappointing shows I've been to. The Symbol album tour. I'm a bigger fan of Prince mind you but I believe Bono is a much better person than Prince. Much better.

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Reply #23 posted 12/29/15 12:57am

egansmind

Factor1 said:

U2 appreciates and respectable their loyal fanbase. Prince doesn't appreciate and respect his loyal fanbase.

Agree with this

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Reply #24 posted 12/29/15 6:24am

BoraBora


I've never been too much on U2.

I have all their CDs from "The Joshua Tree" to the last plus some rarities, but they're something I have to take little by little.


Even for me they are on the edge of "bore".

But I can recognize they made great albums and songs.

Anyway, when we're talking of relation with fans, U2 (and their management) have a lot to teach to P.
Really a lot.

They make feel important and considered people who follow them, and they try to give them what they want instead of give them all but what they want.

Unfortunately, too many times P. seems to be more interested in satisfyin' his ego than people who gave contribution to his success.

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Reply #25 posted 12/29/15 9:32am

alandail

Scarfo said:

Factor1 said:

U2 appreciates and respectable their loyal fanbase. Prince doesn't appreciate and respect his loyal fanbase.

This. Besides, U2 can release an album and it will sale more than just 14,000 copies worldwide...unlike Prince's 3rdeyeflop

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prince made his fans wait 12 weeks for the last album. U2 made their fans wait 5 years for their lsat album. and 5 years for the one before that. Prince has released 16 studio albums in teh 2000s, U2 has released 4. Prince has that many releases in the past 15 months. U2 is better at marketing, but prince releases far more music for his fans.

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Reply #26 posted 12/29/15 1:15pm

Scarfo

alandail said:

Scarfo said:

This. Besides, U2 can release an album and it will sale more than just 14,000 copies worldwide...unlike Prince's 3rdeyeflop

[Edited 12/28/15 6:40am]

prince made his fans wait 12 weeks for the last album. U2 made their fans wait 5 years for their lsat album. and 5 years for the one before that. Prince has released 16 studio albums in teh 2000s, U2 has released 4. Prince has that many releases in the past 15 months. U2 is better at marketing, but prince releases far more music for his fans.

Prince has released a bunch of mediocre thrown together shitty shit. His albums flop for good reason. In fact, I don't consider them albums because the songs don't even fit one another. It's more like an song dump, or bargain bid worthy tunes. U2, on the other hand, take their time to put out quality work. That's why U2 albums continues to sale well while Prince's "albums" continues to flop. When you hear U2 speak, they're talking about humanitarian issues arround the world. When you hear Prince talk, he usually is dissing an current artist, and talking about money. Prince has lost his creative soul. Poor thing. Prince is well on pace to becoming an forgotten legend.

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Reply #27 posted 12/29/15 1:18pm

Guitarhero

Scarfo said:

alandail said:

prince made his fans wait 12 weeks for the last album. U2 made their fans wait 5 years for their lsat album. and 5 years for the one before that. Prince has released 16 studio albums in teh 2000s, U2 has released 4. Prince has that many releases in the past 15 months. U2 is better at marketing, but prince releases far more music for his fans.

Prince has released a bunch of mediocre thrown together shitty shit. His albums flop for good reason. In fact, I don't consider them albums because the songs don't even fit one another. It's more like an song dump, or bargain bid worthy tunes. U2, on the other hand, take their time to put out quality work. That's why U2 albums continues to sale well while Prince's "albums" continues to flop. When you hear U2 speak, they're talking about humanitarian issues arround the world. When you hear Prince talk, he usually is dissing an current artist, and talking about money. Prince has lost his creative soul. Poor thing. Prince is well on pace to becoming an forgotten legend.

Keep taking the medicine lol

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Reply #28 posted 12/29/15 1:33pm

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It's like comparing a Ferrari to a bike.

I'll give you one guess which guy from Minnesota is the Ferrari.

FOOLS multiply when WISE Men & Women are silent.
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Reply #29 posted 12/29/15 1:55pm

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Aerogram said:

U2 bores me to death.


Prince doesn't.




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