Author Topic: Is the Edge one of the greatest songwriters/musicians of all time?  (Read 228 times)

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Offline asterik

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I would say from his generation surely 



Offline shineinthesummernight

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Re: Is the Edge one of the greatest songwriters/musicians of all time?
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2018, 06:12:27 PM »
I think he's certainly done some things that no one did before him and has been imitated to a great degree.  So yes, I would agree with your theory.

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Re: Is the Edge one of the greatest songwriters/musicians of all time?
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2018, 05:59:41 PM »
He creates some unbelievable soundscapes, that's for sure.  I agree with your assessment of him.  He is one of the best ever.

Offline kevtn43

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Re: Is the Edge one of the greatest songwriters/musicians of all time?
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2018, 01:26:38 PM »
I totally agree i think he is the most underrated guitar player in rock and he comes up with some great guitar sounds no one else sounds like him and his background vocals are always always amazing as Bono says he is the mad scientists of the band

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Re: Is the Edge one of the greatest songwriters/musicians of all time?
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2018, 09:48:20 PM »
Yes, he's certainly done some remarkable background stuff as of late--"Little Things", "Staring at the Sun"--concert version.

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Re: Is the Edge one of the greatest songwriters/musicians of all time?
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2018, 10:55:58 AM »
I like his inventiveness with his guitar playing and assorted rigs and his sense for melody. Still, I feel that the band's producers have way too much tamed his input on the studio albums from HTDAAB onwards. After all, raw Edge is better than smooth Edge.