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Offline InGodsCountry

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Re: U2 a Rock n Roll Band?
« Reply #15 on: August 02, 2017, 03:13:09 PM »
Wow, I think Liam's voice sounds awful on that rendition of "Wonderwall" on Howard Stern. How the mighty have fallen.

Also, can someone explain to me what the insult "beige boy" means? Sorry, ignorant American over here. :)

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Re: U2 a Rock n Roll Band?
« Reply #16 on: August 02, 2017, 03:33:31 PM »
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Wow, I think Liam's voice sounds awful on that rendition of "Wonderwall" on Howard Stern. How the mighty have fallen.

Also, can someone explain to me what the insult "beige boy" means? Sorry, ignorant American over here. :)

To call something beige is to call it dull, boring or uninspiring....bland, conventional, unexciting....

For example i think ATYCLB is a really beige album.
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Re: U2 a Rock n Roll Band?
« Reply #17 on: August 02, 2017, 04:51:11 PM »
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Yes Noel was better than I expected.  I'd even now go and see him again.  He's matured and got on with things.  It's just the our kid syndrome with Liam.  Youngest of 3 boys...we all know he's jealous.  I just wish he'd get through with it but I don't know if he ever will.

Noel has always been a massive U2 fan.

He's always waxed lyrical about them - he became a fan when Fire was released in 1981, his favourite era of U2 is the 90s, The Joshua Tree is one of his ten favourite albums (listed in a Quietus interview a few years back) and he's been pals with Bono for some time now.

As the only songwriting talent of Oasis, his opinions carry a lot more weight than his brother for sure!

i know Noel thinks Zoo TV was the pinnacle of touring.

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Re: U2 a Rock n Roll Band?
« Reply #18 on: August 02, 2017, 06:10:15 PM »
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Wow, I think Liam's voice sounds awful on that rendition of "Wonderwall" on Howard Stern. How the mighty have fallen.

Also, can someone explain to me what the insult "beige boy" means? Sorry, ignorant American over here. :)

To call something beige is to call it dull, boring or uninspiring....bland, conventional, unexciting....

For example i think ATYCLB is a really beige album.

Got it, thanks!

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Re: U2 a Rock n Roll Band?
« Reply #19 on: August 02, 2017, 06:31:19 PM »
Sounds like a lot of sour grapes.  Sorry no one cares, Liam.

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Re: U2 a Rock n Roll Band?
« Reply #20 on: August 03, 2017, 06:06:55 AM »
'Bassist Adam Clayton also missed a gig on that same tour in 1993 due to a hangover. It was the first time any member of U2 had ever missed a show and afterwards Clayton gave up drinking alcohol'.

Who played bass in that gig instead of Adam. Or was the gig cancelled ?

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U2 a Rock n Roll Band?
« Reply #21 on: August 03, 2017, 06:36:41 AM »
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'Bassist Adam Clayton also missed a gig on that same tour in 1993 due to a hangover. It was the first time any member of U2 had ever missed a show and afterwards Clayton gave up drinking alcohol'.

Who played bass in that gig instead of Adam. Or was the gig cancelled ?
Adam's guitar tech Stuart Morgan replaced him, as he knew all the bass parts.
It was in Sydney, around the same night of the gig captured on the DVD.
Adam got himself together in time to film the concert.
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Re: U2 a Rock n Roll Band?
« Reply #22 on: August 03, 2017, 07:15:22 AM »
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'Bassist Adam Clayton also missed a gig on that same tour in 1993 due to a hangover. It was the first time any member of U2 had ever missed a show and afterwards Clayton gave up drinking alcohol'.

Who played bass in that gig instead of Adam. Or was the gig cancelled ?
Adam's guitar tech Stuart Adamson replaced him, as he knew all the bass parts.
It was in Sydney, around the same night of the gig captured on the DVD.
Adam got himself together in time to film the concert.

Stuart Adamson from 'Big Country' ?

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Re: U2 a Rock n Roll Band?
« Reply #23 on: August 03, 2017, 07:51:08 AM »
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'Bassist Adam Clayton also missed a gig on that same tour in 1993 due to a hangover. It was the first time any member of U2 had ever missed a show and afterwards Clayton gave up drinking alcohol'.

Who played bass in that gig instead of Adam. Or was the gig cancelled ?
Adam's guitar tech Stuart Adamson replaced him, as he knew all the bass parts.
It was in Sydney, around the same night of the gig captured on the DVD.
Adam got himself together in time to film the concert.

Stuart Adamson from 'Big Country' ?
LOL I meant Stuart Morgan

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Re: U2 a Rock n Roll Band?
« Reply #24 on: August 03, 2017, 12:38:16 PM »
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Wow, I think Liam's voice sounds awful on that rendition of "Wonderwall" on Howard Stern. How the mighty have fallen.

Also, can someone explain to me what the insult "beige boy" means? Sorry, ignorant American over here. :)

To call something beige is to call it dull, boring or uninspiring....bland, conventional, unexciting....

For example i think ATYCLB is a really beige album.
I have to agree with that statement. Other than Kite and In a little while, I don't really listen to that album anymore.....

I would not describe JT, WAR, AB, Zooropa, POP, Passengers as "Beige" and the later stuff has moments of beige but it also has moments of surrender

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Re: U2 a Rock n Roll Band?
« Reply #25 on: August 03, 2017, 12:55:55 PM »
Back in the late 90's, I was general manager at a video store (remember those?).  One of my employees had a book that wed read while waiting for customers.  The book chronicled  stories of rock and roll access.  Some musicians had multiple entries (i.e. Ozzy snorting ants, biting off bat heads, etc., etc.).

The only U2 entry was a story from the mid-90s of both Gallagher brothers challenging Bono and the Edge to a drinking contest at a bar someplace.  According to the story, at around 4:00 a.m. Bono and the Edge were sitting at the bar totally unphased, almost to the point of appearing to be completely sober.  Whereas one of the Gallagher brothers had to be carried out of the bar.

I haven't seen this story before or since, so can't validate the accuracy.  But if it's true, and if this is the sort of "rock and roll" Lil' Ms. Stunted Gallagher is referring to, than I wonder if he's the one who pi**ed his pants? 

*DISCLAIMER:  Vox and all subsidies of Vox do not promote or condone "drinking contests" or "pi**ing your pants" or "Liam (Lil' Ms. Stunted) Gallagher."   

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Re: U2 a Rock n Roll Band?
« Reply #26 on: August 03, 2017, 12:57:59 PM »
And to answer the question, yes....  yes, indeed, U2 is a rock band.  Even if their color is now more of a beige.   

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Re: U2 a Rock n Roll Band?
« Reply #27 on: August 03, 2017, 01:24:23 PM »
of course u2 is a rock band.  born out of the seeds of English/Irish post-punk.

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Re: U2 a Rock n Roll Band?
« Reply #28 on: August 03, 2017, 01:50:19 PM »
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'Bassist Adam Clayton also missed a gig on that same tour in 1993 due to a hangover. It was the first time any member of U2 had ever missed a show and afterwards Clayton gave up drinking alcohol'.

Who played bass in that gig instead of Adam. Or was the gig cancelled ?

Read Bill Flanagan's 'U2 At The End Of The World'. There was significantly more to what happened than a hangover, as others here who have not read the book always say. They would likely have postponed, but they were about to film Sydney and broadcast it live on PPV, so that show was one of several used as a dress rehearsal, so the show had to go on.

Again, find that book and read it.

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Re: U2 a Rock n Roll Band?
« Reply #29 on: August 03, 2017, 03:27:26 PM »
W h o c a r e s?