Staring At The Sun Video - Did U2 Rip Off The Hip?

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Staring At The Sun Video - Did U2 Rip Off The Hip?
« on: February 23, 2021, 10:18:34 PM »
I was watching on YouTube the video for The Tragically Hipís Grace, Too and thought to myself, this looks familiar. So did U2 rip them off? Take a look yourself. Also, although I love Staring At The Sun...Grace, Too is the better song.  8)


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Re: Staring At The Sun Video - Did U2 Rip Off The Hip?
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2021, 10:43:00 PM »
I was watching on YouTube the video for The Tragically Hipís Grace, Too and thought to myself, this looks familiar. So did U2 rip them off? Take a look yourself. Also, although I love Staring At The Sun...Grace, Too is the better song.  8)



Videos are more the work of the director, no?

In this case, SATS is from Ridley Scottís son, Jake Scott.
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Re: Staring At The Sun Video - Did U2 Rip Off The Hip?
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2021, 10:52:27 PM »
I was watching on YouTube the video for The Tragically Hipís Grace, Too and thought to myself, this looks familiar. So did U2 rip them off? Take a look yourself. Also, although I love Staring At The Sun...Grace, Too is the better song.  8)



Videos are more the work of the director, no?

In this case, SATS is from Ridley Scottís son, Jake Scott.

Probably saved a few bucks going with Jnr
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Re: Staring At The Sun Video - Did U2 Rip Off The Hip?
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2021, 10:59:09 PM »
I was watching on YouTube the video for The Tragically Hipís Grace, Too and thought to myself, this looks familiar. So did U2 rip them off? Take a look yourself. Also, although I love Staring At The Sun...Grace, Too is the better song.  8)



Videos are more the work of the director, no?

In this case, SATS is from Ridley Scottís son, Jake Scott.

Probably saved a few bucks going with Jnr

Music video specialist, worked with some other A-Listers

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jake_Scott_(director)

Re: your thread question

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Re: Staring At The Sun Video - Did U2 Rip Off The Hip?
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2021, 12:31:58 AM »
If they did, they were just getting revenge for TTH ripping off the riff to mothers of the disappeared
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Re: Staring At The Sun Video - Did U2 Rip Off The Hip?
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2021, 01:08:33 AM »
I don't think so.  For one, the Staring at the Sun video doesn't use the technique of filming the band in front of a screen which has a live feed from the camera broadcast to it, which I think is what the Tragically Hip video used.  I also don't think they were the ones who invented that anyway.  They both have the band filmed in dark rooms with colored light and effects, but that's not specific enough to say it's a ripoff.  I've always liked the Staring at the Sun video quite a bit, has aged very well (much better than a lot of POP-era media) and looks really cool in places, especially the whole band under the sun at the end.

Here's another video that uses the same effect that I believe the Tragically Hip video uses, great song btw (In Undertow by Alvvays):


Tbh, I wouldn't even call that a ripoff.

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Re: Staring At The Sun Video - Did U2 Rip Off The Hip?
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2021, 05:21:19 AM »
If they did, they were just getting revenge for TTH ripping off the riff to mothers of the disappeared

Good catch. Never had made that connection before.
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Re: Staring At The Sun Video - Did U2 Rip Off The Hip?
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2021, 09:18:57 AM »
If they did, they were just getting revenge for TTH ripping off the riff to mothers of the disappeared

Ha! i heard it too  :D
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