Hiroshima

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Hiroshima
« on: August 03, 2008, 09:00:34 PM »
how does everyone feel about this song?


i am incredibly dissapointed, the ending monologue part is, in my opinion, bad and the crowd noise is the ultimate cheesy way to ruin a song. ben can do better.

not to be a jerk or anything.. i still love this guy

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Offline NKR89

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Re: Hiroshima
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2008, 10:15:24 PM »
I mean...I love Ben also....but it just seems like the song....hmm....how do I put this... is too easy. Ben's known for complex lyrics and catchy lines...this song is way too simple. I thought the RTB in Berlin was better. haha.

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Offline Euan

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Re: Hiroshima
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2008, 02:01:14 AM »
I dunno guys, it is the most listened to song of the new album for me and I do really like it, but the ending really is baws and the crowd noise is just shit but I do really like this song.  It's inredibly catchy and I do walk around all day with an irritating little voice in my head going uh-oh--oh. But yeah its really got its problems this song.

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Re: Hiroshima
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2008, 02:35:54 AM »
I don't like the fact that it's called "Hiroshima". I know that it's about an event that occured IN Hiroshima, but (sadly) people will always associate Hiroshima with one thing. When Ben said in London that the song was about falling off the stage in Japan and then said it was called Hiroshima, part of the crowd LAUGHED. The Benny Hit His Head subtitle, too, doesn't do much for the song (now it sounds like it's comically named after a terrible tragedy, as well as being an Elton parody...).

I like the song itself now, though. Though the monologue and crowd noise is unnecessary to say the least.

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Offline Laura

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Re: Hiroshima
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2008, 06:29:47 AM »
I don't like the fact that it's called "Hiroshima". I know that it's about an event that occured IN Hiroshima, but (sadly) people will always associate Hiroshima with one thing.

i don't think that's really fair. 9/11 happened in new york, but does that mean that i'm not allowed to laugh at something stupid that happened to my friend there? if you can only ever associate a place with one thing, then germany is still just the nazi country and england is still just the crusaders, and the us is still just the country that bombed japan
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Re: Hiroshima
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2008, 07:26:02 AM »
When I heard all the live versions I loved it. I think the first version I heard had some sort of awesome piano solos after the last chorus. I'm not the biggest fan of the crowd, but I'll live. I still like the song itself.

Re: Hiroshima
« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2008, 03:02:44 AM »
This is the only new one so far that I have been playing (my computer is so cr*p) and I kinda like it actually if I am honest. :-*
It is incredibly catchy and my 8 year old son and 12 year old daughter love it and have been singing the 'oh oh oh oh ohs' all day. (Yes this will probably get on my nerves after a while)  :-\
Could be a winner if it was released!!!(?)
 However, do we know that this is the actual version that is going to be on the album? The lyrics and spoken bit at the end may change on the album?!
By the way, has anyone seem any presales for the album anywhere yet for the UK?
 :-*
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Re: Hiroshima
« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2008, 05:05:21 AM »
And you can see the daisies in her footsteps

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Offline perthgirl

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Re: Hiroshima
« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2008, 07:09:57 AM »
I don't like the fact that it's called "Hiroshima". I know that it's about an event that occured IN Hiroshima, but (sadly) people will always associate Hiroshima with one thing.

i don't think that's really fair. 9/11 happened in new york, but does that mean that i'm not allowed to laugh at something stupid that happened to my friend there? if you can only ever associate a place with one thing, then germany is still just the nazi country and england is still just the crusaders, and the us is still just the country that bombed japan

New York was known world-wide for many different reasons before Sept 11, Germany and England are entire countries, not just cities.  Tragically for Hiroshima it was largely an unknown Japanese city before the bombing and it hasn't hit the headlines in a big way since, so I agree with Alex on this one (mark the date people, this doesn't happen often). 

And for the record, I dislike Hiroshima (the song, not the city) quite a bit. Far too much channelling Elton - and I like Elton , not enough Ben.

It's easy to be easy and free when it doesn't mean anything...

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Offline Laura

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Re: Hiroshima
« Reply #9 on: August 05, 2008, 08:01:06 AM »
i do know that germany and england are countries, btw. the us is one too, in case you didn't notice.
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Offline Allison

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Re: Hiroshima
« Reply #10 on: August 05, 2008, 06:53:30 PM »
I thought the song was more infectious live. Something about those Oh-oh, oh-OHs.

SPEAKING of which. When we, as the audience, we're being recorded Ben had us scream extra loud after things like... "Tokyo Psycho" and that clearly didn't end up on the album. just sayin.
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Offline caats19

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Re: Hiroshima
« Reply #11 on: August 05, 2008, 08:51:21 PM »
i thought it was terrible live. ok in studio. i like when he says baby.

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Re: Hiroshima
« Reply #12 on: August 06, 2008, 04:24:07 AM »
i like it. I agree infectious live! (and also in the house when no ones around) lol
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Re: Hiroshima
« Reply #13 on: August 07, 2008, 05:45:59 AM »
i like it. I agree infectious live! (and also in the house when no ones around) lol


Ha ha, totally agree. My 8 year old can't stop singing it.
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Re: Hiroshima
« Reply #14 on: August 07, 2008, 07:29:58 AM »
Personally, its one of my favourite ben folds songs.