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Re: How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb: 10th Anniversary Remaster?
« Reply #60 on: March 03, 2017, 04:54:58 PM »
LRM i agree with, and the album is a mess since it's not sequenced like an album. I don't find God part 2 or WLCTT boring at all. Not sure why the live S&G is being thrown under the bus but i love the b-side a lot personally. The second half of War isn't as strong but there's not on a song on it i dont like. I LOVE THBAO myself.

Bomb i like Vertigo, COBL, SYCMIOYO, OOTS. The rest range from "okay" <Yahweh, OSC, CFYT> to "garbage" <ABOY, AMAAW, LAPOE, MD> im not sure what i forgot but i'd mark those are forgettable, apparently.
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Re: How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb: 10th Anniversary Remaster?
« Reply #61 on: March 03, 2017, 06:46:55 PM »
Apart from 4 songs (Vertigo, SYCMIOYO, COBL and OOTS) I think the album is dreadful, so I'm really not bothered if it's remastered or remixed or whatever. However, if they recorded a lot of other songs around that time that didn't end up on the album I wouldn't mind hearing them on a special CD. Like with ATYCLB, I only like about 4 songs on that album too, the rest I find awful, but they also recorded songs around that time like Flower Child and Summer Rain, which I think are so much better than most that's on the album. I know October doesn't seem to be a very popular album with many people, and I know it's hardly a masterpiece, but I actually still prefer it to HTDAAB, ATYCLB and SOI.

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Re: How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb: 10th Anniversary Remaster?
« Reply #62 on: March 03, 2017, 07:29:28 PM »
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Apart from 4 songs (Vertigo, SYCMIOYO, COBL and OOTS) I think the album is dreadful, so I'm really not bothered if it's remastered or remixed or whatever. However, if they recorded a lot of other songs around that time that didn't end up on the album I wouldn't mind hearing them on a special CD. Like with ATYCLB, I only like about 4 songs on that album too, the rest I find awful, but they also recorded songs around that time like Flower Child and Summer Rain, which I think are so much better than most that's on the album. I know October doesn't seem to be a very popular album with many people, and I know it's hardly a masterpiece, but I actually still prefer it to HTDAAB, ATYCLB and SOI.

exactly. i think they had some gold that didn't make the album. this is what i use for my alternate playlist.

1. Vertigo
2. Fast Cars <Jacknife Lee Mix>
3. SYCMIOYO
4. COBL
5. Mercy <vastly overrated but still better than a few of the more offensive turds>
6. WITS <LOVE this one>
7. OOTS
8. OSC
9. Yahweh

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Re: How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb: 10th Anniversary Remaster?
« Reply #63 on: March 03, 2017, 08:40:50 PM »
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HTDAAB is not their best, but it surely is better than most of their albums from the 80's. It has great singles, a great anthemic song and nice ballads/mid-tempo songs. It also has some of their worst songs, but so do War, October and R&H.

no. god no. October is worse but not War or R&H thats absurd.
Well, on War, everything on side 2 is forgettable except 40. On R&H, there are some boring songs like Love Rescue Me, WLCTT, GP2, S&G and the list goes on. This album is a mess and it's only saved by 3-4 songs like AIWIY.

I mean, I guess it really depends on what style of music you enjoy most. Personally, I don't like some of U2's earliest work nearly as much as their work from '87-00s. However, I think War is a gem with iconic songs like SBS and NYD, good songs like Like A Song, Seconds, Two Hearts, Drowning Man and 40. I think it's a very strong album as a whole. Boy shows their potential and TJT is where they really took it to the next level. October...well, despite being born in October, you know how I feel about that album.  ;)

As far as R&H is concerned, it's a bit of a hit and miss album. Some great tracks on there and some not so good tracks. I think as a whole I prefer HTDAAB, but again that's down to personal preference.

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Re: How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb: 10th Anniversary Remaster?
« Reply #64 on: March 03, 2017, 09:14:17 PM »
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HTDAAB is not their best, but it surely is better than most of their albums from the 80's. It has great singles, a great anthemic song and nice ballads/mid-tempo songs. It also has some of their worst songs, but so do War, October and R&H.

no. god no. October is worse but not War or R&H thats absurd.
Well, on War, everything on side 2 is forgettable except 40. On R&H, there are some boring songs like Love Rescue Me, WLCTT, GP2, S&G and the list goes on. This album is a mess and it's only saved by 3-4 songs like AIWIY.

I mean, I guess it really depends on what style of music you enjoy most. Personally, I don't like some of U2's earliest work nearly as much as their work from '87-00s. However, I think War is a gem with iconic songs like SBS and NYD, good songs like Like A Song, Seconds, Two Hearts, Drowning Man and 40. I think it's a very strong album as a whole. Boy shows their potential and TJT is where they really took it to the next level. October...well, despite being born in October, you know how I feel about that album.  ;)

As far as R&H is concerned, it's a bit of a hit and miss album. Some great tracks on there and some not so good tracks. I think as a whole I prefer HTDAAB, but again that's down to personal preference.

of course. the problem is they didn't bother to make an album out of it and just went with the "scrapbook" or whatever they called it approach.

nothing on friggin bomb is close to AIWIY, Heartland, AOH, Desire....
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Re: How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb: 10th Anniversary Remaster?
« Reply #65 on: March 03, 2017, 09:43:33 PM »
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HTDAAB is not their best, but it surely is better than most of their albums from the 80's. It has great singles, a great anthemic song and nice ballads/mid-tempo songs. It also has some of their worst songs, but so do War, October and R&H.

no. god no. October is worse but not War or R&H thats absurd.
Well, on War, everything on side 2 is forgettable except 40. On R&H, there are some boring songs like Love Rescue Me, WLCTT, GP2, S&G and the list goes on. This album is a mess and it's only saved by 3-4 songs like AIWIY.

I mean, I guess it really depends on what style of music you enjoy most. Personally, I don't like some of U2's earliest work nearly as much as their work from '87-00s. However, I think War is a gem with iconic songs like SBS and NYD, good songs like Like A Song, Seconds, Two Hearts, Drowning Man and 40. I think it's a very strong album as a whole. Boy shows their potential and TJT is where they really took it to the next level. October...well, despite being born in October, you know how I feel about that album.  ;)

As far as R&H is concerned, it's a bit of a hit and miss album. Some great tracks on there and some not so good tracks. I think as a whole I prefer HTDAAB, but again that's down to personal preference.

of course. the problem is they didn't bother to make an album out of it and just went with the "scrapbook" or whatever they called it approach.

nothing on friggin bomb is close to AIWIY, Heartland, AOH, Desire....

Well, I'd say that, too, is down to preference. I love Desire, but you could argue Vertigo is as good as it, at least in terms of feel and getting the crowd moving. You're right in that the scrapbook approach hurts R&H. I think some of the individual songs on R&H are stronger than the songs on HTDAAB, but as a whole HTDAAB feels like a more complete record. I can see why people would prefer it.

If R&H had a different approach, it would have been a much more complete album.

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Re: How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb: 10th Anniversary Remaster?
« Reply #66 on: March 03, 2017, 10:00:36 PM »
this is R&H as a complete album imo

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Desire
God p2
Hawk
Sweet Fire of Love
Heartland
ARATHH
AoH
WLCTT
LRM
H[HSC]
AIWIY

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Re: How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb: 10th Anniversary Remaster?
« Reply #67 on: March 03, 2017, 10:51:16 PM »
I think that HTDAAB is definitely flawed, but it still has some great tunes. The Vertigo tour was awesome, especially with COBL as an opener (Vertigo was awkward as an opener). Seeing live footage from that tour is what made me a fan.

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Re: How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb: 10th Anniversary Remaster?
« Reply #68 on: March 03, 2017, 11:07:30 PM »
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I think that HTDAAB is definitely flawed, but it still has some great tunes. The Vertigo tour was awesome, especially with COBL as an opener (Vertigo was awkward as an opener). Seeing live footage from that tour is what made me a fan.

how so?

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Re: How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb: 10th Anniversary Remaster?
« Reply #69 on: March 03, 2017, 11:09:32 PM »
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I think that HTDAAB is definitely flawed, but it still has some great tunes. The Vertigo tour was awesome, especially with COBL as an opener (Vertigo was awkward as an opener). Seeing live footage from that tour is what made me a fan.

how so?

Yeah, I'm interested to know how it was awkward. It seems like it would work great as an opener.

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this is R&H as a complete album imo

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VDL <finally got around to editing about 30 seconds of it out, removing the audience clapping at the beginning and the interview crap at the end>
Desire
God p2
Hawk
Sweet Fire of Love
Heartland
ARATHH
AoH
WLCTT
LRM
H[HSC]
AIWIY

That's a much better album.

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Re: How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb: 10th Anniversary Remaster?
« Reply #70 on: March 04, 2017, 12:50:34 AM »
I like the production on Bomb. It's very clear and polished.

Don't know why Bomb gets a raw deal. It's solid.

Vertigo, Mircle, Sometimes & LPOE give it a strong start. Lights, ABOY & A man & a woman are fine but unspectacular. Crumbs has faultless guitar playing & the bonus track Fast Cars was fun. Yahwah I can't defend but not a problem, I just skip it.

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Re: How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb: 10th Anniversary Remaster?
« Reply #71 on: March 04, 2017, 06:45:11 AM »
Vertigo has just always sounded really cheesy to me.  I don't particular care for Bono-rap, and musically it's really not that interesting.  I guess I understand it if the point of the song is to just "amp you up"...but I look for a little more than that out of them.  It's tied into commercialism because it was packaged in the ipod thing, so to me it just sounds super corporate and so much a deliberate attempt to make a popular song.

I also don't get the lyrics..."a little place called vertigo"...what does he mean by this?  Vertigo isn't a place per se, it's a feeling.  And what's with the "holas"?  I feel like the song isn't really saying much at all.
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Re: How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb: 10th Anniversary Remaster?
« Reply #72 on: March 04, 2017, 09:17:23 AM »
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I think that HTDAAB is definitely flawed, but it still has some great tunes. The Vertigo tour was awesome, especially with COBL as an opener (Vertigo was awkward as an opener). Seeing live footage from that tour is what made me a fan.

how so?

Yeah, I'm interested to know how it was awkward. It seems like it would work great as an opener.

Vertigo was indeed the perfect opener (and closer). I would have been dismayed if they opened with COBL instead of saving that for later.

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I also don't get the lyrics..."a little place called vertigo"...what does he mean by this?  Vertigo isn't a place per se, it's a feeling.

It's "I'm at a place called Vertigo". Bono has described the place as an imaginary nightclub, but it's also not unusual for feelings to be metaphorically described as places ("in a happy place" / "not in a good place right now").

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Re: How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb: 10th Anniversary Remaster?
« Reply #73 on: March 04, 2017, 09:36:26 AM »
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I also don't get the lyrics..."a little place called vertigo"...what does he mean by this?  Vertigo isn't a place per se, it's a feeling.  And what's with the "holas"?  I feel like the song isn't really saying much at all.

i took the vertigo line as he's trapped/dealing with anxiety/overwhelmed. "it's everything i wish i didn't know" etc

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Re: How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb: 10th Anniversary Remaster?
« Reply #74 on: March 04, 2017, 11:38:45 AM »
I voted Yes to a remaster...as then it would likely get released on Vinyl and i could pick up a copy. As for the album itself, i rate Bomb as u2's weakest album. That said....i will still happily listen to it