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Offline shineinthesummernight

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Re: What are your controversial U2 thoughts?
« Reply #75 on: September 12, 2017, 06:03:13 PM »
Scott, I agree that "October" is one of their best.  Feels very spur of the moment, which actually it is.

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Re: What are your controversial U2 thoughts?
« Reply #76 on: September 12, 2017, 09:15:06 PM »
I do not like MW being played live anymore, even though Edge's guitar is great this tour! It was because it was ruined for me during i+e with the whole dragging the same fans up on stage thing.

Larry has taken over as the coolest member of the band. Adam lost that badge when he started sporting that horrible hair in 2012-2014. (His hair is much better now, but the stigma is still there)

This probably isn't controversial: I think Adam is paying closer attention to the writing and playing of his instrument then he has in the past. It really started with NLOTH. He seems more confident in his playing and music writing abilities and is showcasing them more.


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What are your controversial U2 thoughts?
« Reply #77 on: September 12, 2017, 10:24:50 PM »
Here's one: U2 is my favorite band but as musical talent goes they got nothing on Beck's band...his drummer was insanely good tonight.

U2 are far better showmen and performers though.

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Re: What are your controversial U2 thoughts?
« Reply #78 on: September 12, 2017, 11:01:01 PM »
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Here's one: U2 is my favorite band but as musical talent goes they got nothing on Beck's band...his drummer was insanely good tonight.

U2 are far better showmen and performers though.

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idk Beck is insanely good as both of those things.

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Re: What are your controversial U2 thoughts?
« Reply #79 on: September 13, 2017, 02:28:32 AM »
Shadows And tall Trees, Elvis Presley And America, Trip Through Your Wires, Miami, Grace, Cedars, TIWYCRMN - are all fabulous.

If I never hear Streets, WOWY, BD, COBL (actually anything of Bomb), I wont be disappointed!

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Re: What are your controversial U2 thoughts?
« Reply #80 on: September 13, 2017, 03:33:39 AM »
I love the Best Thing, especially edges solo and bridge vox.

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Re: What are your controversial U2 thoughts?
« Reply #81 on: September 13, 2017, 03:45:48 AM »
The band has gotten boring.

The recent "Tonight Show" appearance is essentially ATYCLB performed by a band drunk on their 2nd or 3rd case/ego.

For the once and still "Biggest Band on the Planet" title in an 'era of dead physical CD sales and doing the same boring thing???

What a waste!

What an opportunity.

This song and it's subsequent album will be their new "POP". 

But this time it actually will suck.

Unfortunately for them there's no fanfare or engine to reboot the engine.

Just Grandpa's (no longer dads) sharing their favorite U2 memories for their grandsons...

Nice thought, right?..

But nothing of "experience". No fun.

I remember Edge joking about them becoming Bon Jovi on Conan 5 years or so back...

The joke is over...

Just another bland dumb sound singing into the billion dollar Apple machine.

Like a rocking chair sitting on a dead porch from a recently foreclosed house for the rest of us.

Rocking, but no swaying...

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Just dead things put out to pasture.

Hey remember? Didn't they perform [-Bono] a concert for us @U2 kids?

What the hell has happened that experience?

Q: Do they actually believe Peter Travers and their dead magazine is really MORE IMPORTANT than @u2.com???

...

On the + side Edge looks great!
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Re: What are your controversial U2 thoughts?
« Reply #82 on: September 13, 2017, 05:17:16 AM »
When they make a "european market" album it's always better than their "US market" albums.

Unforgettable Fire, Achtung Baby, Zooropa and Pop are streets ahead of All That you Can't Leave Behind, The Joshua Tree and Rattle and Hum

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Re: What are your controversial U2 thoughts?
« Reply #83 on: September 13, 2017, 06:42:54 AM »
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Here's one: U2 is my favorite band but as musical talent goes they got nothing on Beck's band...his drummer was insanely good tonight.

U2 are far better showmen and performers though.

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idk Beck is insanely good as both of those things.

I don't mean to slight Beck - I was really impressed by him last night.  I guess I mean U2 is really, really good at marketing what they have. Beck puts on a good show...he's got a phenomenal band, but U2 is particular adept at building a cohesive, thrilling and engaging show out of a 22ish songs, etc.

FWIW, this is the second show for me on this tour that has a pretty static setlist so I knew what to expect from U2 (plus I have watched numerous shows on Periscope)...it made it feel like (from my perspective) Beck stole a little bit of thunder from them - just a little bit.  The first show I went to had Lumineers as the opener and...meh.
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Re: What are your controversial U2 thoughts?
« Reply #84 on: September 13, 2017, 07:17:43 AM »
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When they make a "european market" album it's always better than their "US market" albums.

Unforgettable Fire, Achtung Baby, Zooropa and Pop are streets ahead of All That you Can't Leave Behind, The Joshua Tree and Rattle and Hum

And the great thing is that in this stage of their careers, the bandmates have the financial comfort and established fan-base to forget about marketing primilarily towards one region or the other. Unfortunately, U2 take that luxury for granted.

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Re: What are your controversial U2 thoughts?
« Reply #85 on: September 13, 2017, 08:06:21 AM »
Perhaps U2 should only use Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois as producers for any future albums.  Otherwise the band end up using way too many producers.  Then, their albums end up with an uneven sound.  As Bono mentioned when describing SOI.  Eno and Lanois as producers only, not collaborators like with NLOTH.  When they've gone without them, they've released R&H, Pop, HTDAAB and SOI.  Not exactly their best albums, right?  Also, Steve Lillywhite is an acceptable co-producer.

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Re: What are your controversial U2 thoughts?
« Reply #86 on: September 13, 2017, 01:51:08 PM »
The Eno/Lanois ship has sailed. Just my 0.2 but I think NLOTH wasn't a success for the band and I believe Lanois was frustrated by the process.


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Re: What are your controversial U2 thoughts?
« Reply #87 on: September 13, 2017, 04:06:36 PM »
Their best music was with Eno and Lanois
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Re: What are your controversial U2 thoughts?
« Reply #88 on: September 13, 2017, 04:32:46 PM »
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Their best music was with Emo and Lanois

I don't know, didn't you find the Emo work a little dark and they applied the eye liner too thick? *boom tish*

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Re: What are your controversial U2 thoughts?
« Reply #89 on: September 13, 2017, 06:18:39 PM »
The best thing is the best song ever