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Offline 64ac30

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What happened to rfd
« on: November 10, 2018, 01:07:56 PM »
They havenít played red flag in almost a month. What happened to it?



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Re: What happened to rfd
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2018, 03:31:59 PM »
Are you bothered,  it's not that good a song

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Re: What happened to rfd
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2018, 04:10:03 PM »
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Are you bothered,  it's not that good a song

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I am bothered, itís a very good song

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Re: What happened to rfd
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2018, 05:28:57 PM »
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Are you bothered,  it's not that good a song

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Its a fantastic song. Reminds me a lot of the War album. One of the best songs on Songs Of Experience!

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Re: What happened to rfd
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2018, 08:20:53 PM »
Hella bothered here.

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Re: What happened to rfd
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2018, 10:57:50 PM »
It's a little U2 in the 80s. Three chords and all.

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Re: What happened to rfd
« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2018, 12:11:04 AM »
The only reason I was thinking it was dropped was from a narrative point of view.
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Offline Mr. Sarajevo 20

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Re: What happened to rfd
« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2018, 10:24:58 AM »
I believe it was dropped for two reasons...

Make room for the newer setlist songs the band wanted in the upcoming DVD.

...and it was decided to either not release it as a single, or at least delayed.

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Re: What happened to rfd
« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2018, 10:28:58 AM »
I'm guessing it was hell to sing.

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Re: What happened to rfd
« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2018, 12:11:42 AM »
Itís an amazing album track, maybe the best on SOE, but the live track lacked some of the punch the album version had. The album version was more of a wall-of-sound song, where the live version very clearly differentiated the individual instruments. I think a backing track or two, especially for the vocals, would have helped punch it up.

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What happened to rfd
« Reply #10 on: November 22, 2018, 03:05:38 AM »
It sounds super compressed on the album, and has that punchy sound. Probably hard to recreate that energy.

Itís a good tune, probably would have liked to hear it live. But I was happy with the playlist that I got.


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Re: What happened to rfd
« Reply #11 on: November 22, 2018, 08:08:48 AM »
I really like RFD and was looking forward to hearing it live.  Alas, that was not to be, but I got "Gloria", so I'm not complaining :o

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Re: What happened to rfd
« Reply #12 on: December 09, 2018, 03:21:25 PM »
I got "All because of you". However I would have preferred RFD or Gloria. But to each their own, I suppose... I think RFD still rocks anyway. Certainly one of my favourite songs from SOE.
I wonder if, during the tour, there hadn't been some sort of light misunderstanding between Bono and the crowd. I think he wanted the audience to repeat "Baby it's a RFD" but people felt like singing the "aaaaaaaa" part just before "I can feel your body shaking"/"I'll meet you were the waves are breaking". Anyway, still a great song live imo.
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Re: What happened to rfd
« Reply #13 on: December 09, 2018, 03:33:33 PM »
The "I can feel your body shaking/I'll meet you where the waves are breaking" line is so catchy.  I'll confess that I am known to sing it in the bathroom!!!!

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Re: What happened to rfd
« Reply #14 on: December 09, 2018, 08:11:39 PM »
Too much treble guitar and chorus pedals.