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The Adam Appreciation Thread
« on: November 13, 2008, 09:48:30 AM »
Two actung things remind me of Adam.

1. His picture on the cover. (ahem - for those maybe younger members or less astute members, grab the album and look through the pics. You'll see!)

2. He apparently was the only one that enjoyed dressing us as a woman for the One video.

Also, he did all the early management of the band, without whom, the band probably wouldn't have got out of Larry's kitchen.



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Re: The Adam Appreciation Thread
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2008, 12:30:05 PM »
I like that he appears to be mysterious and confident.
I like that he is cultured, cool and in my opinion very handsome. 
I like that he knew that he only wanted to play bass in a rock band.
The bass revs up my heart and transfixes me within the music.
Adam successfully satisfies my reverie.
And yes, the Achtung album cover is unforgettable!

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Re: The Adam Appreciation Thread
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2008, 03:18:05 PM »
Definitely the picture on the cover  ;)
His class, wit, modesty, humor, the way he always graciously agrees with the other band members' comments about him, no matter what they are.
Love the parts of songs where it's just him and Larry, the rhythm section playing (*heart starts beating faster*).

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Re: The Adam Appreciation Thread
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2008, 04:03:46 PM »
Talk about your lucky 4-leaf clover!  (Ooh, I think I'm grossing myself out.)

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Re: The Adam Appreciation Thread
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2008, 04:08:14 PM »
This is one of my favorite Adam pictures.  Like a fine wine, he's better with age.

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Re: The Adam Appreciation Thread
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2008, 04:25:37 PM »
Totally! He's got this magical something that young guys can only dream about. No offense to young men here, don't worry, you'll be 40 one day too   ;)
Yes, Mr Clayton, you could rock my world!

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Re: The Adam Appreciation Thread
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2008, 04:26:00 PM »
I mentioned a few nice things on the Adam-Patron of the Arts thread.  I won't repeat them here although I think this would have been a better location for it.  Anyway, what I wrote there is why I love Adam.

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Re: The Adam Appreciation Thread
« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2008, 07:02:29 AM »
Laid back and easy-going.
Loved the red and black trousers with the long-sleeved purple crew-neck on the Elevation tour.
New Year's Day bass lines.
The massive hair in the early '80s - that really wasn't good.

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Re: The Adam Appreciation Thread
« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2008, 10:46:55 AM »
I love how chill he is on stage.  He's got that cool stance and he just rocks out in his own way.  I love it when I am watching a dvd and you can see him just chillin' and then Bono does something and he just laughs at him.  Good smile. 

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Re: The Adam Appreciation Thread
« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2008, 12:02:25 PM »
Nice smile!
Amazing bass player
He should be on the silver fox list with George Clooney and John Snow (a news reporter)
AFRO!!!!!!!
Funny
Classy!
and so many more!

I do feel a little uncomforable talking about what I love about someone who is older then my dad  :P Jeeze I sound (and feel) really young on here...

oh and daveyg we do notice the picture  ;)

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Re: The Adam Appreciation Thread
« Reply #10 on: November 14, 2008, 03:54:33 PM »
At least "the" achtung pic isn't just a giggle for us mid 30s+ who knew it from straight off.....lol

I believe he said about it on Irish TV shortly after it that parts of it had to be airbrushed out

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Re: The Adam Appreciation Thread
« Reply #11 on: November 14, 2008, 05:59:35 PM »
The achtung pic had a big X over the um well you know that part of the anatomy on the American cover!  Well, I made sure I found the uncensored Adam pic and checked it out as soon as it was released.  The nude male body can be as beautiful as a woman's.  OK, enough said.  Keep this rated G. And by the way daveyg, I totally agree with you about Adam managing and promoting the band early on. I also believe if not for Adam doing that, it would not have gone further than Larry's kitchen.  Very good point.

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Re: The Adam Appreciation Thread
« Reply #12 on: November 14, 2008, 06:42:09 PM »
Well, I feel stupid.  I didn't know there were covers that showed Adam in, um, all his glory.  The copy I have has his privates covered with a big, green shamrock.  Hence, my lucky four leaf clover remark. 

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Re: The Adam Appreciation Thread
« Reply #13 on: November 15, 2008, 05:22:14 AM »
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At least "the" achtung pic isn't just a giggle for us mid 30s+ who knew it from straight off.....lol

I believe he said about it on Irish TV shortly after it that parts of it had to be airbrushed out

Airbrushed out?? *innocence files out the window* I just dont understand...

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Re: The Adam Appreciation Thread
« Reply #14 on: November 15, 2008, 03:01:35 PM »
I did a google for it and no sign and on my laptop and away from my scanner - will have a go at scanning and posting tomorrow unless I get told otherwise or if someone gets there ahead of me!! But yeh, the album here had all bits showing!! Oh and airbrushing - it was a method of editing pics before the digital era - literally a high powered brush that was mainly used to smooth parts out (graphic designers out there can give a proper explanation!!)