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Offline Manos73

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Re: The Fly Lawsuit Update
« Reply #15 on: August 13, 2017, 12:43:17 AM »
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I'm surprised lady with the spinning head hasn't been mentioned in all this. It pre-dates the fly right, and contains a bulk of it

Yeah, no one is digging deep enough to get into the fact that several of the songs on Achtung Baby are the off-spring of songs that ended up as b-sides. The Fly, UV, Zoo Station, Spinning Head and Salome all have the same DNA. If U2 ripped off The Fly, they ripped off half the record.

Paul Rose’s song came out in 1989. U2 were on tour that year. U2 got back together in the summer of 1990 to work on demos and produced Lady With The Spinning Head.

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Re: The Fly Lawsuit Update
« Reply #16 on: August 13, 2017, 12:47:09 AM »
Desire + God Part II + FX + Vodka + Eno = The Fly. Not necessarily in that order, either. Vodka moves in mysterious ways.

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Re: The Fly Lawsuit Update
« Reply #17 on: August 14, 2017, 03:58:08 PM »
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Desire + God Part II + FX + Vodka + Eno = The Fly. Not necessarily in that order, either. Vodka moves in mysterious ways.

I'm telling y'all ... if anyone pinched that guy's song, it was Brian Eno, not U2. If you watch From The Sky Down, Eno was the driving force behind the grungy, dirty new sound U2 had been chasing. He did everything but play the songs. There's a scene where he tunes up and tricks out Edge's guitar rig, hands it to him and says 'Play', basically.

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Re: The Fly Lawsuit Update
« Reply #18 on: August 15, 2017, 03:57:10 AM »
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Desire + God Part II + FX + Vodka + Eno = The Fly. Not necessarily in that order, either. Vodka moves in mysterious ways.

I'm telling y'all ... if anyone pinched that guy's song, it was Brian Eno, not U2. If you watch From The Sky Down, Eno was the driving force behind the grungy, dirty new sound U2 had been chasing. He did everything but play the songs. There's a scene where he tunes up and tricks out Edge's guitar rig, hands it to him and says 'Play', basically.

Brian Eno was the best thing that ever happened to U2. But we must remember he also produced NLOTH  ;D 8)

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Re: The Fly Lawsuit Update
« Reply #19 on: August 18, 2017, 05:42:32 PM »
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Desire + God Part II + FX + Vodka + Eno = The Fly. Not necessarily in that order, either. Vodka moves in mysterious ways.

I'm telling y'all ... if anyone pinched that guy's song, it was Brian Eno, not U2. If you watch From The Sky Down, Eno was the driving force behind the grungy, dirty new sound U2 had been chasing. He did everything but play the songs. There's a scene where he tunes up and tricks out Edge's guitar rig, hands it to him and says 'Play', basically.

Brian Eno was the best thing that ever happened to U2. But we must remember he also produced NLOTH  ;D 8)

I would argue that Fez/Being Born is the best thing they have done post AB.

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Re: The Fly Lawsuit Update
« Reply #20 on: August 18, 2017, 08:45:48 PM »
I'm actually disappointed there wasn't a court hearing where Bono rocked up dressed as The Fly.

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Re: The Fly Lawsuit Update
« Reply #21 on: August 18, 2017, 08:58:21 PM »
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I'm actually disappointed there wasn't a court hearing where Bono rocked up dressed as The Fly.
Bono: Every artist is a cannibal, every poet is a thief
U2 lawyer: You have the right to remain silent, remember
Bono: Yeah but I don't have the ability. It's no secret

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Re: The Fly Lawsuit Update
« Reply #22 on: August 18, 2017, 11:38:59 PM »
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I'm actually disappointed there wasn't a court hearing where Bono rocked up dressed as The Fly.
Bono: Every artist is a cannibal, every poet is a thief
U2 lawyer: You have the right to remain silent, remember
Bono: Yeah but I don't have the ability. It's no secret

U2 lawyer: don't say a word!
Bono: Shooting off my mouth, That’s another great thing about me!
Judge: I sentence you to life for writing Best Thing.