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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.

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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.

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Re: Is the Edge one of the greatest songwriters/musicians of all time?
« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2018, 11:09:25 AM »
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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.

I think Edge himself plays a part in this not just the producers. He has become far less innovative from HTDAAB onward than he was on earlier records - still doesnt erase his accomplishments though.

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Re: Is the Edge one of the greatest songwriters/musicians of all time?
« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2018, 01:59:11 PM »
After watching the documentary It Might Get Loud my impression of the Edge is he’s one of the best technological/sonic manipulators of his generation.

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Re: Is the Edge one of the greatest songwriters/musicians of all time?
« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2018, 04:07:58 PM »
I was pretty impressed with Edge after watching Dallas explain his rig roundup. Have been wanting to watch It Might Get Loud too.

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Re: Is the Edge one of the greatest songwriters/musicians of all time?
« Reply #9 on: September 03, 2018, 07:03:30 PM »
Never seen this bizarre but fascinating music/cookery Feedback Kitchen crossover programme so I thought I’d share here! Apols if you’ve seen it. Edge is freakin adorable in this video, especially with his stunningly beautiful RTSS about 8 mins in:

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Re: Is the Edge one of the greatest songwriters/musicians of all time?
« Reply #10 on: September 14, 2018, 05:02:04 PM »
Yes - far too many examples to list or mention of his incredible skill to create such definable sounds to argue otherwise.

The fact that he continues, album after album, to create amazing new music is beyond my capacity of understanding!

You think “surely he must have ran out of ideas by now” but then he comes along with another great riff or melody to accompany a track which then also turns out to be an absolute killer live song!

How, actually, does he do it? #TheScientist  8)

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Re: Is the Edge one of the greatest songwriters/musicians of all time?
« Reply #11 on: September 19, 2018, 11:45:41 AM »
I was impressed before by The Edge but after watching this Rig Rundown and hearing Dallas talk for an hour about The Edge, I'm even more impressed by his dedication to detail and tone and soundscapes, etc.

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