Would you sign this band ?

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  1. posttoastie

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  2. Steve Holt

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    If the question is "if you could go back in time and prevent Bono from happening, would you?"

    Then probably yes.

    Edit: watched the video. I'm not a big U2 fan but I sure don't hate what I just saw. Not very polished, but the guitar solo sounds like something I would play! Pretty cool video thanks for sharing.
     
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    Well, the Edge certainly found himself a more unique voice on the guitar before the first album came out.
     
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    I would have signed them to clean the leaves out my gutters, that's about all.
     
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    I would have told them to keep practicing.
     
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    No. Especially not now.
     
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    Nope
     
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    On this performance maybe not, but as we know someone had the skills to mould them back then, and Edge still needed his sound tweaked with his delay and reverb units
     
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    Good on some young kids giving it a go... at least they were not playing covers and when the vox came in there, they were going for something different.

    Maybe not signing ready... but ripe for encouragement.
     
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    The Beatles were just a group of teenage wankers when they started out ...
     
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    Producers make all the difference. Look for early.performances of Heart of Glass by Blondie for an example of this.
     
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    In 1978? That was pretty standard college radio post-punk new wavish stuff. Blondie, B52s, Devo, Giant Sandworms all sounded like that and had the same awkward pretentious stagecraft. So, in '78 I'd have signed them.
     
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    No - hit the road Jack .
     
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