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Re: MOJO: U2 back at Electric Lady Studios next month with Steve Lillywhite
« Reply #75 on: February 20, 2017, 03:19:01 PM »
Love Lillywhite but he doesn't rock the bass and drums for my taste.

He's a white boy deep to the bone.

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Re: MOJO: U2 back at Electric Lady Studios next month with Steve Lillywhite
« Reply #76 on: February 20, 2017, 04:34:17 PM »
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Love Lillywhite but he doesn't rock the bass and drums for my taste.

He's a white boy deep to the bone.

He's more recent production with U2 buried the drums and the bass, but his old participation with the band is amazing. The drums and bass in the first trilogy of albums are pretty loud, proeminent and rough. Love it.

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Re: MOJO: U2 back at Electric Lady Studios next month with Steve Lillywhite
« Reply #77 on: February 20, 2017, 06:57:59 PM »
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Love Lillywhite but he doesn't rock the bass and drums for my taste.

He's a white boy deep to the bone.

He's more recent production with U2 buried the drums and the bass, but his old participation with the band is amazing. The drums and bass in the first trilogy of albums are pretty loud, proeminent and rough. Love it.

Yep. The drums and bass are by far my favorite parts of the first 2-3 albums. Very prominent in the mix and gave me a new appreciation for Larry and Adam's work. Here's hoping these get a better mix on the next album.

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Re: MOJO: U2 back at Electric Lady Studios next month with Steve Lillywhite
« Reply #78 on: February 20, 2017, 08:49:51 PM »
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Hmmm use the Rubin songs that would be a great idea. I loved WITS though so maybe i'm biased

actually Imaginary Friend mentioned hed like to see them work with Atticus Ross which is the closest they've ever get to the 90s sound in a true sense and not feel forced, i'd imagine.

I loved "Window in the Skies" as well. The music video is fantastic as well.
Which version of the video are you referring to? I liked the one with all the bands mouthing the words.

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« Reply #79 on: February 20, 2017, 09:35:27 PM »
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remember this from 5 years ago?
These clips have potential.  I wonder if they're making something of it

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Re: MOJO: U2 back at Electric Lady Studios next month with Steve Lillywhite
« Reply #80 on: February 20, 2017, 09:36:56 PM »
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Hmmm use the Rubin songs that would be a great idea. I loved WITS though so maybe i'm biased

actually Imaginary Friend mentioned hed like to see them work with Atticus Ross which is the closest they've ever get to the 90s sound in a true sense and not feel forced, i'd imagine.

I loved "Window in the Skies" as well. The music video is fantastic as well.
Which version of the video are you referring to? I liked the one with all the bands mouthing the words.

is there another version? thats easily one of the best u2 videos.

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« Reply #81 on: February 20, 2017, 10:13:54 PM »
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Hmmm use the Rubin songs that would be a great idea. I loved WITS though so maybe i'm biased

actually Imaginary Friend mentioned hed like to see them work with Atticus Ross which is the closest they've ever get to the 90s sound in a true sense and not feel forced, i'd imagine.

I loved "Window in the Skies" as well. The music video is fantastic as well.
Which version of the video are you referring to? I liked the one with all the bands mouthing the words.

is there another version? thats easily one of the best u2 videos.
There's that one, known as the "Modernista Version": You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login

Then there's the "Alternate Version": You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login

All on U2's VEVO channel. I remember buying the Alternate Version on iTunes years ago.

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Re: MOJO: U2 back at Electric Lady Studios next month with Steve Lillywhite
« Reply #82 on: February 21, 2017, 11:34:32 AM »
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Love Lillywhite but he doesn't rock the bass and drums for my taste.

He's a white boy deep to the bone.

So were Buddy Rich and Jack Bruce.

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« Reply #83 on: February 21, 2017, 12:25:51 PM »
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Love Lillywhite but he doesn't rock the bass and drums for my taste.

He's a white boy deep to the bone.

So were Buddy Rich and Jack Bruce.

Jack Bruce was a bass player.

Buddy Rich and Ginger Baker both came from swing jazz which expounds their musical roots contrary to the metaphor I referenced to describe Lillywhite.

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Re: MOJO: U2 back at Electric Lady Studios next month with Steve Lillywhite
« Reply #84 on: February 21, 2017, 02:40:09 PM »
Did I read it correctly? Returning to the studio to capture the live rock sound?

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Re: MOJO: U2 back at Electric Lady Studios next month with Steve Lillywhite
« Reply #85 on: February 21, 2017, 03:05:31 PM »
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Did I read it correctly? Returning to the studio to capture the live rock sound?

From Adam's quote about SoI sounding better and more "masculine" when played live, and Bono regretting SoI sounding too polished and not rough enough, I hope it means they're approaching the studio recording as if they're playing the songs live, not polishing the tracks so much they lose their colour.
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Re: MOJO: U2 back at Electric Lady Studios next month with Steve Lillywhite
« Reply #86 on: February 21, 2017, 03:30:07 PM »
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Did I read it correctly? Returning to the studio to capture the live rock sound?

From Adam's quote about SoI sounding better and more "masculine" when played live, and Bono regretting SoI sounding too polished and not rough enough, I hope it means they're approaching the studio recording as if they're playing the songs live, not recording them for an album to sound nice and pretty.
Blackstar is an album that I bring up a lot on this subject. I'm pretty sure that the entire album was recorded with the band in the same room... If that makes sense. It sounds rough and badass.

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Re: MOJO: U2 back at Electric Lady Studios next month with Steve Lillywhite
« Reply #87 on: February 21, 2017, 03:34:42 PM »
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Did I read it correctly? Returning to the studio to capture the live rock sound?

From Adam's quote about SoI sounding better and more "masculine" when played live, and Bono regretting SoI sounding too polished and not rough enough, I hope it means they're approaching the studio recording as if they're playing the songs live, not recording them for an album to sound nice and pretty.
Oh, Cat, I so hope you're right!

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Re: MOJO: U2 back at Electric Lady Studios next month with Steve Lillywhite
« Reply #88 on: February 21, 2017, 07:17:50 PM »
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Did I read it correctly? Returning to the studio to capture the live rock sound?

From Adam's quote about SoI sounding better and more "masculine" when played live, and Bono regretting SoI sounding too polished and not rough enough, I hope it means they're approaching the studio recording as if they're playing the songs live, not recording them for an album to sound nice and pretty.
Oh, Cat, I so hope you're right!

Same here! That was my one complaint with SoI: it sounded way too polished. I'm more of a fan of a rough, raw sound.

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Re: MOJO: U2 back at Electric Lady Studios next month with Steve Lillywhite
« Reply #89 on: February 22, 2017, 02:26:22 PM »
SoI sounds unbelievably contrived with its polished sound - but are we really surprised if they hire bland producers like Paul Epworth and Ryan Tedder?

Everything that is wrong with that record is epitomised in the recording of California - take notice of that horrible crass synth running through it. That desperate need to have a contemporary sound results in the musical equivalent of fake smiles and botox to desperately appeal to a certain audience.

U2 are at their best in my opinion when their music encapsulates a sonic world which conjures up great imagery - ala The Unforgettable Fire. As Brian Eno said, he likes his music to be imaginative which conjures up 'a film of some kind'. Naturally then, this requires much sonic experimentation and we probably have to accept that this will not be the case for Songs of Experience. As such, with the straight forward conventional pop song structures they created on Songs of Innocence, it is only right then that its follow up should take into account the errors of that album and give us a live muscular sound. If they had done so with Songs of Innocence, I would have probably been much happier with it than the soulless mainstream pop sheen they desperately applied to it.

A message to U2 - you aren't Coldplay, you aren't Imagine Dragons and you certainly aren't One Republic. You are way way better than that, so STOP bringing yourselves down to their tawdry levels!