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Offline Cam501

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Re: I Don't Care If I Have Virtual Rotten Tomatoes Thrown At Me...
« Reply #15 on: June 15, 2016, 08:23:52 AM »
Great song and video!  Such a shame they gave it the ATYCLB treatment for the best of.

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« Reply #16 on: July 15, 2016, 04:07:45 PM »
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Great song and video!  Such a shame they gave it the ATYCLB treatment for the best of.

Agreed.

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Re: I Don't Care If I Have Virtual Rotten Tomatoes Thrown At Me...
« Reply #17 on: July 15, 2016, 04:21:43 PM »
best music video they ever made

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Re: I Don't Care If I Have Virtual Rotten Tomatoes Thrown At Me...
« Reply #18 on: July 20, 2016, 01:15:16 PM »
Discotheque might just be my favorite U2 video. It's so colorful and outlandish that I can't help but love it.

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Re: I Don't Care If I Have Virtual Rotten Tomatoes Thrown At Me...
« Reply #19 on: July 20, 2016, 01:25:25 PM »
It's hysterical...

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« Reply #20 on: July 21, 2016, 02:59:27 AM »
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OMG.

I just watched it for the very first time!!

HILARIOUS.

would love for some of that now :D

Just love the video, look at Larry....he's out of his comford zone and
has fun. Edge has such a funny side........

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« Reply #21 on: July 21, 2016, 05:09:30 AM »
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OMG.

I just watched it for the very first time!!

HILARIOUS.

would love for some of that now :D

Just love the video, look at Larry....he's out of his comford zone and
has fun. Edge has such a funny side........
Larry really did look like he was hating the whole thing...didn't he? I mean, disco, right? Ick.
And Edge was hysterical, all the way through it...the dancing, and then the Village Peeps part.
Bono was his normal entertaining self, and Adam just looked kinda like, whatever dudes!

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« Reply #22 on: July 21, 2016, 05:57:36 AM »
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OMG.

I just watched it for the very first time!!

HILARIOUS.

would love for some of that now :D

Just love the video, look at Larry....he's out of his comford zone and
has fun. Edge has such a funny side........
Larry really did look like he was hating the whole thing...didn't he? I mean, disco, right? Ick.
And Edge was hysterical, all the way through it...the dancing, and then the Village Peeps part.
Bono was his normal entertaining self, and Adam just looked kinda like, whatever dudes!
Yeah....fun to see their caracters well in this disco dance heaven!

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Re: I Don't Care If I Have Virtual Rotten Tomatoes Thrown At Me...
« Reply #23 on: July 22, 2016, 04:38:31 PM »
Well, I can't say it was their brightest moment, but it's hard not to at least be amused or charmed by the sheer ridiculousness.  Just think: at one time, it was all U2 fans had to indicate what they'd be doing next.  There was no album, tour, b-side, or anything.  Just that ridiculous video and song.

I think it's safe to say they may have left a few fans scratching their heads and wondering if this was even their band anymore.  I think that I, myself, was putting a lot of effort into convincing myself it was still cool.

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« Reply #24 on: July 22, 2016, 08:12:03 PM »
I was always able to roll with U2 in the '90's, though I know some could not.  The only exception to that was "Passengers".  It just didn't interest me.  Other than that, I've pretty much found something to like on all of their albums.

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« Reply #25 on: July 25, 2016, 12:38:06 PM »
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I was always able to roll with U2 in the '90's, though I know some could not.  The only exception to that was "Passengers".  It just didn't interest me.  Other than that, I've pretty much found something to like on all of their albums.

Oh yeah, me too.  It's only in hindsight that I see some of their choices with a more critical eye.

Funny you say that about Passengers, though.  It was certainly very under-the-radar, in that I didn't even know they were planning any kind of release, much less a "non-U2" one, by the time it came out.  But I find myself revisiting that album as much--and sometimes more often--than some of their main releases.  Something in the combination of not suffering from over-exposure, and an avoidance of regular pop structures.  I know it was largely panned at the time, but I sometimes wonder if a re-evaluation might be in order.