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Offline 64ac30

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Happy Birthday The Blackout
« on: August 29, 2018, 10:51:22 PM »
1 year ago (8/30) we got the Blackout! How has the song changed over time for you? Do you feel the same as when you first heard it?



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Re: Happy Birthday The Blackout
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2018, 05:25:23 AM »
Nope. I was pretty excited when I first heard it; it was a mess, which I liked. Now I think it's missing stuff.

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Re: Happy Birthday The Blackout
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2018, 07:51:17 AM »
I wanted more from it. It's got potential that was never fully realised in either version.

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Re: Happy Birthday The Blackout
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2018, 07:55:34 AM »
Its boring.


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Offline shineinthesummernight

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Re: Happy Birthday The Blackout
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2018, 12:13:48 PM »
I liked it a lot and found that it kicked a## live!

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Re: Happy Birthday The Blackout
« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2018, 03:52:49 PM »
My daughter's favorite song this year.

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Re: Happy Birthday The Blackout
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2018, 06:55:36 PM »
I'm late but happy birthday "you're the best thing about me"! Lyric vid came out on yt 6 Sept 2017.

I marked the start of fall with that tune. Then U2 played Best Thing on Fallon, then live for the first time when I was at their Indy gig. That was all I needed to feel sated for seeing the band live.

Seemed like such a long time ago for me.

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Re: Happy Birthday The Blackout
« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2018, 03:10:27 PM »
Been a fan since 1980.

Didn't like it all upon fist seeing the video.
Often skipped it on the CD.
Seeing/hearing it live made me love it.
Especially good San Jose 2.

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Re: Happy Birthday The Blackout
« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2018, 04:20:36 AM »
Initially, when the video came out before the album was released, I was pumped for the record and this song in particular sounded as if it was going to rock!

I then found difficulty in getting as excited about it, when the album was released, as I felt the mixing on the studio recording sounded a bit more subdued and that it lacked the same sort of punch as before.

However, after multiple listens of the track, it is now one of my favourites from the album and sounds like it is back to its rocking best when played live too so I'm quite excited to see this played live later on this year on the E+I Tour  8)