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how on Earth did that happen?
extremely wrong. I hope Latitude festival isn't full of Snow Patrol fans because of this. I shall be wearing a homemade "fuck off Snow Patrol just because you're slightly more tolerable than Feeder doesn't mean you're not shite" on.
you make me one too? I'm not going to Latitude but feel like it would still be suitable for day-to-day use.
and to think, it's just about four years since I saw them supporting SEAFOOD !
I saw them support Trail Of Dead at the Barfly
those were the days...
Are you joking?
That's the most confusing bill since The Monkees and Hendrix
One of the best gigs of my life. And even Snow patrol were good.
at ULU in December 2000
when they were Polar Bear.
i win. :-P
it was May 2002, unbelievable
the Electric Ballroom gig
the rock of travolta
i was centre barrier for the entire gig. amazing stuff.
adie is saying she saw them when they were Polar Bear, guntrip and I are talking about a totally separate gig, it is confusing
i need to find the pic i took. was in 1996 or 97 in a very empty tent at t in the park...
that's absolutely bizarre. however i will always love 'one night is not enough.'
reminds me of being jilted at age 17 by a horrific girl.
Snow Patrol are still OK although I haven't listened too much to the new album.
Personally I reckon the Final Straw is probably the best, with Songs for Polar Bears and Close second. I don't rate When It's All Over.......... though.
I think the first time I went to see them was in 1999 in Belfast. I remember going to see them support Wilt (I think) around about that time too.
takes me back
I confess I really don't know why people are so down on Snow Patrol. I thought Final Straw was really good, and the only thing I can figure is that some people don't like that they have gotten kind of popular and have attracted some really annoying little kid fans. They are always compared to Coldplay (but really, what band with mainstream fans is not-check Amazon.com to investigate this problem) and yet, they have a lot of loud, guitar-oriented songs. Live they were disappointing, but this was not due to technical ability. For some reason (and I have heard more than a few people say this about their shows) when I saw Snow Patrol, whoever was doing sound had the vocals louder than the instruments, and overall it was probably the quietest rock show I have ever been to. I will be going to see the Duke Spirit tonight, and I will stick around for Snow Patrol but...if they are not significantly louder than last time I don't think I'll want to listen to them anymore. I mean, I'll stick up for a band if I think their album is good, but if they aren't backing it up live (I mean, turn up your amps for God's sake!) they can go to Hell.
I saw them at (an albeit low-key, but nonetheless) "comeback" show where they unveiled their new guitarist at a half empty Water Rats Theatre (about 75 capacity) in Kings Cross. 6 months later they had Polydor promoting them to death, started selling shedloads of records and doing big concert hall tours, and now they are playing two nights at Wembley. And they haven't even really changed their sound that much. Bizarre.
...I mean songs like "One Night Is Not Enough" and "Olive Grove..." aren't that many miles from the likes of "Run"
I've not heard the new album yet but "Final Straw" is by no means a radical depature from the earlier stuff. Maybe it blunted out the edges and was a bit more samey than the first two but it's not radically different.
My suspicion is that, had they had a "Run-esque" breakthrough hit earlier, songs from their first two albums could have been hits but it just took that one song to cross over first.
I've a lot of affection for Snow Patrol and, whilst they're certainly not my favourite band, I'd way sooner see them being hugely succesful than many other bands.
although it took me awhile to get into.
Final Straw was great at first but it quickly became irritating.
Haven't really listened to Eyes Open much.
They're also headlining Tennents Vital in Belfast. I was persuaded to go, in the vain hope that the play stuff from Songs For Polar Bears.