Number 476 - Simple Minds
When Simple Minds were in their heyday, I actually thought they had the potential to be as big as U2 turned out to be. They had this "Arena sound", you could just imagine packed out stadiums across the globe. But it never happened to the extent that I thought it would turn out. In fact, U2 and Simple Minds are very familiar with each other as it turns out ... here's an excerpt from wikipedia [but of course] .... Because of Simple Minds powerful stage presence and lyrics that trafficked in Christian symbolism, the band was criticized by some in the music press as a lesser version of U2, despite the fact that both bands were now heading in different musical directions. However, the two groups were well-acquainted with one another, and Bono joined Simple Minds onstage at the Barrowlands in Glasgow in 1985 for a live version of "New Gold Dream." I guess the problem for most bands is, that to make it worldwide big, you have to have 2 things.... 1:Either be American or 2:Make it big in America, but without America you will never be as big as the likes of U2 and unfortunately, that's exactly what didn't happen to Simple Minds. But they were this close.
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