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Offline dwaltman

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I guess answers will depend on how old you are and which U2 record pulled you in.  For me, we are talking, 1982 and WAR.  So around that time I was into The Police.  I had seen the Ghost in the Machine tour a couple of times. 



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Re: Who was your favorite band before U2 was your favorite band?
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2018, 09:02:25 PM »
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I guess answers will depend on how old you are and which U2 record pulled you in.  For me, we are talking, 1982 and WAR.  So around that time I was into The Police.  I had seen the Ghost in the Machine tour a couple of times.

Exactly the same. The Police.

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Re: Who was your favorite band before U2 was your favorite band?
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2018, 09:23:37 PM »
Wham! I know crazy

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Re: Who was your favorite band before U2 was your favorite band?
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2018, 10:19:04 PM »
The Police. Even though they have not released anything new since 1983, they are still my second favorite band behind U2.

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Re: Who was your favorite band before U2 was your favorite band?
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2018, 10:26:59 PM »
Hmmm, probably Midnight Oil.

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Re: Who was your favorite band before U2 was your favorite band?
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2018, 03:41:16 AM »
Coldplay. Haha. And before that Bruno Mars. Hahahaha. I was young alright. Do not punish me

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Re: Who was your favorite band before U2 was your favorite band?
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2018, 05:58:19 AM »
Pink Floyd when they released The Wall and then I discovered their earlier music, they still are my all time favs, along with U2
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Re: Who was your favorite band before U2 was your favorite band?
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2018, 06:51:28 AM »
U2 were my first.

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Re: Who was your favorite band before U2 was your favorite band?
« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2018, 06:59:39 AM »
U2 was my first real favorite, but right before U2 there where Green Day, and the are still in the tops, but longer down.

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Re: Who was your favorite band before U2 was your favorite band?
« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2018, 08:27:35 AM »
Aerosmith

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Re: Who was your favorite band before U2 was your favorite band?
« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2018, 08:30:33 AM »
Lol. U2 was my first favorite band. I was a casual fan until I saw a Zoo TV show. That was eye (and ear) opening to say the least. :)

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Re: Who was your favorite band before U2 was your favorite band?
« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2018, 02:08:52 PM »
Bros......!
(for all of a couple of months) in 1988.
Then I saw the light.  (Don't let it go out).

Yeah, out of all the pop bands I used to have as favourites, A-ha are the only non-embarrassing one.  They can still play live.

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Re: Who was your favorite band before U2 was your favorite band?
« Reply #12 on: May 17, 2018, 02:53:35 PM »
Probably The Beatles or Pink Floyd or 80s hair metal. I was born in 1976 and I was like 15 when I got into U2.

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Re: Who was your favorite band before U2 was your favorite band?
« Reply #13 on: May 17, 2018, 02:59:28 PM »
Between Bono's mullet and Adam's perm they could have been a hair band in the early days.

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Re: Who was your favorite band before U2 was your favorite band?
« Reply #14 on: May 17, 2018, 03:43:26 PM »
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Between Bono's mullet and Adam's perm they could have been a hair band in the early days.

A lot of people -- a LOT of people -- don't know what a true mullet is/was. Bono's 1984 Unforgettable Fire hairstyle was a classic mullet. It may be the best/worst I have ever seen in my life. And as Yer Man himself said 'Your hair should never look as though it has been ironed; there are people who to this day cannot like us because of that hair style'.