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Offline whitecanvasshoes

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20 Years of Achtung Baby: Evolution of 'The Fly'
« on: November 04, 2011, 10:43:17 PM »
I really enjoyed Ian Ryan's article about "The Fly." The writing is well done-great metaphors and word choice-and I enjoyed the fantastic dissection of the evolution of the song. Thanks for posting it.



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Re: 20 Years of Achtung Baby: Evolution of 'The Fly'
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2011, 11:04:15 PM »
I found it interesting, mainly due to the heaping praise of the Boston version. Many users on here like the version, but think that it was only sonic-ally pleasing and lacking the visual and overwhelming feel of Zoo Tv.

Great job on the article nonetheless!

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Re: 20 Years of Achtung Baby: Evolution of 'The Fly'
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2011, 05:16:02 AM »
That's part of what I like so much about it: that it abandoned the visual barrage and cut down to the core of what the song was about. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE he word assault of other versions, but the way the Elevation version cuts to the quick, especially in the middle of the Elevation/ATYCLB love fest really speaks to me. The changes in Edge's guitars and the structure of the chorus make it that much more engaging.