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U2 and Noel Gallagher - Don't Look Back in Anger
« on: July 09, 2017, 06:45:58 AM »
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Now call me a moaning old git......but sorry this is awful.

I have no problem with loose or ramshackle, I do not believe in things need to be polished to work but sorry this is pretty embarrassing for u2 as musicians IMO.

Larry sitting behind his kit shaking a tambourine? WTF? Surely he could have learned the drum part....

What is Adam doing?......Virtually nothing.

Edge's solo is awful - it is like a guy who has had lessons and can only play the most basic style trying to play something beyond his ability and something that soars usually fell flat as he totally bodged it.

Surely they could have done a better job than this and put on a full band version it isn't that hard to do for musicians of their experience.....it was clearly planned/clearly not a quick impro job.

They took a song that has filled venues bigger even than that one last night and sounded huge and euphoric and turned out a flat high street buskers version. If it wasn'y for Noel's strumming ability there would be nothing happening! Well nothing that resembles a song anyway.

Leave it alone tonight if that is all you can do, lads.
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Re: U2 and Noel Gallagher - Don't Look Back in Anger
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2017, 06:50:01 AM »
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Now call me a moaning old git......but sorry this is awful.

I have no problem with loose or ramshackle, I do not believe in things need to be polished to work but sorry this is pretty embarrassing for u2 as musicians IMO.

Larry sitting behind his kit shaking a tambourine? WTF? Surely he could have learned the drum part....

What is Adam doing?......Absolutely nothing.

Edge's solo is awful - it is like a guy who has had lessons and can only play the most basic style trying to play something beyond his ability and something that soars usually fell flat as he totally bodged it.

Surely they could have done a better job than this and put on a full band version it isn't that hard to do for musicians of their experience.....it was clearly planned/clearly not a quick impro job.

They took a song that has filled venues bigger even than that one last night and sounded huge and euphoric and turned out a flat high street buskers version.

Leave it alone tonight if that is all you can do, lads.
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Re: U2 and Noel Gallagher - Don't Look Back in Anger
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2017, 06:50:39 AM »
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Now call me a moaning old git......but sorry this is awful.

I have no problem with loose or ramshackle, I do not believe in things need to be polished to work but sorry this is pretty embarrassing for u2 as musicians IMO.

Larry sitting behind his kit shaking a tambourine? WTF? Surely he could have learned the drum part....

What is Adam doing?......Virtually nothing.

Edge's solo is awful - it is like a guy who has had lessons and can only play the most basic style trying to play something beyond his ability and something that soars usually fell flat as he totally bodged it.

Surely they could have done a better job than this and put on a full band version it isn't that hard to do for musicians of their experience.....it was clearly planned/clearly not a quick impro job.

They took a song that has filled venues bigger even than that one last night and sounded huge and euphoric and turned out a flat high street buskers version.

Leave it alone tonight if that is all you can do, lads.

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You obviously don't know Noel Gallagher or the song that well....As a massive Oasis and Noel G fan, I can tell you it's the way the song has been played for years

As you can see from the clips posted, the drummers and bass players are doing exactly what Larry and Adam were doing. Nothing!
Noel's song, Noel's decision to play it how he wants

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Re: U2 and Noel Gallagher - Don't Look Back in Anger
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2017, 06:58:12 AM »
Identical to any NG version, I was there great end to the show

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Re: U2 and Noel Gallagher - Don't Look Back in Anger
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2017, 06:58:46 AM »
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Now call me a moaning old git......but sorry this is awful.

I have no problem with loose or ramshackle, I do not believe in things need to be polished to work but sorry this is pretty embarrassing for u2 as musicians IMO.

Larry sitting behind his kit shaking a tambourine? WTF? Surely he could have learned the drum part....

What is Adam doing?......Virtually nothing.

Edge's solo is awful - it is like a guy who has had lessons and can only play the most basic style trying to play something beyond his ability and something that soars usually fell flat as he totally bodged it.

Surely they could have done a better job than this and put on a full band version it isn't that hard to do for musicians of their experience.....it was clearly planned/clearly not a quick impro job.

They took a song that has filled venues bigger even than that one last night and sounded huge and euphoric and turned out a flat high street buskers version.

Leave it alone tonight if that is all you can do, lads.

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You obviously don't know Noel Gallagher or the song that well....As a massive Oasis and Noel G fan, I can tell you it's the way the song has been played for years

As you can see from the clips posted, the drummers and bass players are doing exactly what Larry and Adam were doing. Nothing!
Noel's song, Noel's decision to play it how he wants

I haven't and don't follow Noel Gallagher at all.....never really been a fan. If that is how he presents that song now then so be it and fair enough.

Edge's solo attempt is still a shocker though regardless.

The rest fair do's then.


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Re: U2 and Noel Gallagher - Don't Look Back in Anger
« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2017, 06:59:23 AM »
It was basically an acoustic performance with U2 standing around him.  Edge's solo was certainly not his finest hour, but he's not really known as a soloist and probably didn't find the time to learn how to play it properly.  The London crowd clearly knew the song very well (such a finale would not work so well in other countries) and sang along.  Whilst I'd have preferred a full band version the acoustic version was still a great end to the concert. 

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Re: U2 and Noel Gallagher - Don't Look Back in Anger
« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2017, 07:20:30 AM »
The solo was great.

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Re: U2 and Noel Gallagher - Don't Look Back in Anger
« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2017, 07:21:24 AM »
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The solo was great.

Ha...now there is being a loyal fan and being blinkered!

I'll hold hands up and say fair cop about my other comments - the solo shout stays!

Anyway beauty or lack of is in the eye of the beholder isn't it.

I'll get a jump on the exit queues if they fire this up again tonight.
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Re: U2 and Noel Gallagher - Don't Look Back in Anger
« Reply #8 on: July 09, 2017, 07:37:56 AM »
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The solo was great.

Ha...now there is being a loyal fan and being blinkered!

I'll hold hands up and say fair cop about my other comments - the solo shout stays!

Anyway beauty or lack of is in the eye of the beholder isn't it.

I'll get a jump on the exit queues if they fire this up again tonight.

No you wont - you'll stay and sing along obediently with the rest of us  :P  Maybe Edge will have learnt to play the solo by tonight too. 

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Re: U2 and Noel Gallagher - Don't Look Back in Anger
« Reply #9 on: July 09, 2017, 08:19:18 AM »
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The solo was great.

Ha...now there is being a loyal fan and being blinkered!

I'll hold hands up and say fair cop about my other comments - the solo shout stays!

Anyway beauty or lack of is in the eye of the beholder isn't it.

I'll get a jump on the exit queues if they fire this up again tonight.
Nothing wrong with being a loyal fan, or especially being "blinkered" by U2...sounds like a lot of fun to me...(blinkered?)

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Re: U2 and Noel Gallagher - Don't Look Back in Anger
« Reply #10 on: July 09, 2017, 08:40:41 AM »
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The solo was great.

Ha...now there is being a loyal fan and being blinkered!

I'll hold hands up and say fair cop about my other comments - the solo shout stays!

Anyway beauty or lack of is in the eye of the beholder isn't it.

I'll get a jump on the exit queues if they fire this up again tonight.

No you wont - you'll stay and sing along obediently with the rest of us  :P  Maybe Edge will have learnt to play the solo by tonight too.

I'll still be woohooing from elevation anyway!

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Re: U2 and Noel Gallagher - Don't Look Back in Anger
« Reply #11 on: July 09, 2017, 09:41:13 AM »
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The solo was great.

Ha...now there is being a loyal fan and being blinkered!

I'll hold hands up and say fair cop about my other comments - the solo shout stays!

Anyway beauty or lack of is in the eye of the beholder isn't it.

I'll get a jump on the exit queues if they fire this up again tonight.

I guess you just had to be there.

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« Reply #12 on: July 09, 2017, 09:56:42 AM »
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The solo was great.

Ha...now there is being a loyal fan and being blinkered!

I'll hold hands up and say fair cop about my other comments - the solo shout stays!

Anyway beauty or lack of is in the eye of the beholder isn't it.

I'll get a jump on the exit queues if they fire this up again tonight.

I guess you just had to be there.

I guess you did....i hope you enjoyed it and i trust you concerns about security were not a problem.

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Re: U2 and Noel Gallagher - Don't Look Back in Anger
« Reply #13 on: July 09, 2017, 09:59:47 AM »
Strong review here but reviewer also called the ending hollow...

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Re: U2 and Noel Gallagher - Don't Look Back in Anger
« Reply #14 on: July 09, 2017, 10:01:37 AM »
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The solo was great.

Ha...now there is being a loyal fan and being blinkered!

I'll hold hands up and say fair cop about my other comments - the solo shout stays!

Anyway beauty or lack of is in the eye of the beholder isn't it.

I'll get a jump on the exit queues if they fire this up again tonight.

I guess you just had to be there.

I guess you did....i hope you enjoyed it and i trust you concerns about security were not a problem.

It was very good actually.