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Re: Clip of Blackout and release news
« Reply #420 on: September 04, 2017, 06:59:02 AM »
With the single getting its official release this week, does anyone think there'll be any proper B-sides/bonus tracks packaged with it (i.e. not some ropy remixes or some live tracks), or should I just wait for the album?

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Re: Clip of Blackout and release news
« Reply #421 on: September 04, 2017, 07:08:09 AM »
Do b-sides exist anymore? Seems some artists do "extended" version albums with a few extra songs on them, which is really the b-side material. Or you have to wait for an EP (not a U2 thing) or extras on a greatest hits or a fan club release.

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Re: Clip of Blackout and release news
« Reply #422 on: September 04, 2017, 01:15:48 PM »
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Re: Clip of Blackout and release news
« Reply #423 on: September 09, 2017, 09:28:50 PM »
Umm, why do so many people seem to be bagging Bono for using the Zac, Jack, Fred etc? I think it is actually a pretty cool addition. It's just a different kind of punctuation to the sentence. Gives it a bit of personality. Even the @u2 podcast was laughing at it. Why?

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« Reply #424 on: September 09, 2017, 11:52:38 PM »
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Umm, why do so many people seem to be bagging Bono for using the Zac, Jack, Fred etc? I think it is actually a pretty cool addition. It's just a different kind of punctuation to the sentence. Gives it a bit of personality. Even the @u2 podcast was laughing at it. Why?

People don't like those additions because they offer no lyrical relevancy and come across as dumb and unsophisticated (which is especially frustrating since they come from a lyricist as talented as Bono).

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« Reply #425 on: September 10, 2017, 12:45:00 AM »
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Umm, why do so many people seem to be bagging Bono for using the Zac, Jack, Fred etc? I think it is actually a pretty cool addition. It's just a different kind of punctuation to the sentence. Gives it a bit of personality. Even the @u2 podcast was laughing at it. Why?

People don't like those additions because they offer no lyrical relevancy and come across as dumb and unsophisticated (which is especially frustrating since they come from a lyricist as talented as Bono).

Fair enough I can see that. I don't have a problem with it.

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Re: Clip of Blackout and release news
« Reply #426 on: September 10, 2017, 01:05:47 AM »
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Umm, why do so many people seem to be bagging Bono for using the Zac, Jack, Fred etc? I think it is actually a pretty cool addition. It's just a different kind of punctuation to the sentence. Gives it a bit of personality. Even the @u2 podcast was laughing at it. Why?

People don't like those additions because they offer no lyrical relevancy and come across as dumb and unsophisticated (which is especially frustrating since they come from a lyricist as talented as Bono).

Fair enough I can see that. I don't have a problem with it.
I agree what Wookie says. But I think I know Bono did it. Most songs of experience are letters. It's written to Zach, Jack, Fred, Ned - I assume those names are mainly used I the USA. So it's letter the America people.

I think it was better to use longer names and/or names which not rhyme

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(Maybe a nice thing for a new thread, you can use the idea ;))

The melody currently goes up at the names and that is nice. With names which not rhyme, that maybe would not work.

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Re: Clip of Blackout and release news
« Reply #427 on: September 10, 2017, 07:14:17 AM »
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Hey, anyone else notice in some parts of the video Larry is wearing a white t-shirt (e.g. 2:15 mins)? Most shots he is wearing a black t-shirt.

The same thing happens in Die Hard, you know
#weirdness

You could so imagine Larry delivering a very deadpan "Yippie-Ki-Yay MotherF@#er!" line...
Drum Hard
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Larry Mullen Will A Vengeance
Live Stream it or Drum Hard
A Good Day to Drum Hard

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Re: Clip of Blackout and release news
« Reply #428 on: September 10, 2017, 09:04:55 AM »
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I agree what Wookie says. But I think I know Bono did it. Most songs of experience are letters. It's written to Zach, Jack, Fred, Ned - I assume those names are mainly used I the USA. So it's letter the America people.

I think it was better to use longer names and/or names which not rhyme

Earthquakes always happen when you're in bed, Elisabeth.
The house shakes, maybe it's something I said, Tom.

(Maybe a nice thing for a new thread, you can use the idea ;))

The melody currently goes up at the names and that is nice. With names which not rhyme, that maybe would not work.

Interesting idea, but I don't think those names are particularly American.

My impression was that Bono added the rhyming names to give the song a bit a sassy attitude (which he might consider to be punk), and I thought it comes from some London convention, Cockney maybe?

Admittedly, I'm not very learned about different dialects in England, so I may be way off, but that was my impression.

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Re: Clip of Blackout and release news
« Reply #429 on: September 14, 2017, 07:21:35 AM »
The Blackout on top of the charts!
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Of course, I'm being a little sarcastic here.  ;)

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Re: Clip of Blackout and release news
« Reply #430 on: September 14, 2017, 07:58:03 AM »
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I agree what Wookie says. But I think I know Bono did it. Most songs of experience are letters. It's written to Zach, Jack, Fred, Ned - I assume those names are mainly used I the USA. So it's letter the America people.

I think it was better to use longer names and/or names which not rhyme

Earthquakes always happen when you're in bed, Elisabeth.
The house shakes, maybe it's something I said, Tom.

(Maybe a nice thing for a new thread, you can use the idea ;))

The melody currently goes up at the names and that is nice. With names which not rhyme, that maybe would not work.

Interesting idea, but I don't think those names are particularly American.

My impression was that Bono added the rhyming names to give the song a bit a sassy attitude (which he might consider to be punk), and I thought it comes from some London convention, Cockney maybe?

Admittedly, I'm not very learned about different dialects in England, so I may be way off, but that was my impression.
I think it is just...nothing really, and Adam's smile to Bono when he says Ned leads me to think that perhaps it's a bit of an inside joke?

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Re: Clip of Blackout and release news
« Reply #431 on: September 14, 2017, 08:54:28 AM »
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I agree what Wookie says. But I think I know Bono did it. Most songs of experience are letters. It's written to Zach, Jack, Fred, Ned - I assume those names are mainly used I the USA. So it's letter the America people.

I think it was better to use longer names and/or names which not rhyme

Earthquakes always happen when you're in bed, Elisabeth.
The house shakes, maybe it's something I said, Tom.

(Maybe a nice thing for a new thread, you can use the idea ;))

The melody currently goes up at the names and that is nice. With names which not rhyme, that maybe would not work.

Interesting idea, but I don't think those names are particularly American.

My impression was that Bono added the rhyming names to give the song a bit a sassy attitude (which he might consider to be punk), and I thought it comes from some London convention, Cockney maybe?

Admittedly, I'm not very learned about different dialects in England, so I may be way off, but that was my impression.
I think it is just...nothing really, and Adam's smile to Bono when he says Ned leads me to think that perhaps it's a bit of an inside joke?

Well, it is a live version. I'd go better than 50/50 odds that the names aren't on the album version. But I don't have a problem with them either way.