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Tours / Re: U2 is lazy
« Last post by ahittle on October 14, 2018, 07:21:25 AM »
Yeah, you can hold up bands like Pearl Jam or Bruce or virtuosic band like Phish or something, but most touring bands settle into a comfortable set and stick to it, with a couple change-ups here and there.  Absolutely true about Tom Petty. I was even looking at the Alarm's 2018 setlists - they are touring on a pretty small scale - and those setlists were really static too.

Also I would give U2 the benefit of the doubt about show lengths. Sure there may be some physical limitations there, but I think they are pretty sensitive about creating a nice cohesive show that isn't padded out with extra songs just because they can. Longer doesn't necessarily mean better in all cases.  I've been to plenty of other shows that would've been better if they had been trimmed back to 21-23 songs.
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General U2 Discussion / Re: Larry’s standing drumset (inside screen) on EI 2018 tour
« Last post by ahittle on October 14, 2018, 07:13:09 AM »
I know that some of these kits have a kick drum pedal, but I can't see Larry moving his feet in the Amsterdam video, so I guess there's a backing track.  He's got enough little rhythm tracks sprinkled throughout the set that it wouldn't be unusual.
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The Music and Lyrics / Re: All That You Can't Leave Behind: Retrospective
« Last post by rockatansky on October 14, 2018, 07:03:34 AM »
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“New York” is my next song choice as I feel it to be an absolute gem from the second side of this album. Initially, I never really warmed to the track and felt the final few songs of the album were a bit bland and lacked direction. However, I have changed my mind a lot on this song and it is now one of my absolute favourites! Edge’s minimalist riff sounds so inviting and Larry’s robotic intro drum beat is cool as well!

Check this (you've probably seen it already), one my favorite live U2 videos:

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Tours / Re: Should we sit down during the show?
« Last post by briscoetheque on October 14, 2018, 04:57:36 AM »
I'd rather stand in the back row than sit in the front.
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The Band / Re: MacPhisto Worship Thread
« Last post by miryclay on October 13, 2018, 10:19:28 PM »
I find the generational aspect of MacPhisto amusing. Like he is returning or something to cities he visited in the past. But he was old before?

MacPhisto maybe needs a junior him (note, I didn't say mini-me). Someone who he can mentor. Though I like this iteration of Mac it seems the wild ideas aren't as strong as in 93.
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The Band / Re: MacPhisto Worship Thread
« Last post by Canadanne on October 13, 2018, 07:18:59 PM »
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I love the way MacPhisto slams Boingo. It's awesome.

Agreed!! ;D


Oh my, they've certainly been making up for the short and uninspired speech in Amsterdam, with some excellent ones in Italy so far! You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login opened with the obligatory p**s-take of Bo-no's latest activities (I will never get tired of this!), before leading into a wonderfully ZooTV-esque monologue about how he misses the old days. "I do love a demon" - as do I! (They posted a You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login of this one on social media, with the rather delightful caption "MacPhisto points out that he loves trouble in paradise. And why not? He started it, after all....")

You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login was even better - a sequel to his 1993 Bologna speech, with a tearful MacPhisto still missing his old friend Mussolini! Awww. This really sounds so much like a ZooTV speech, and they were very quick to make use of the news story about Salvini forcing "ethnic shops" to close early! "No people with very dark tans, unless they're orange, if you know what I mean" - LOL. ;D

I love how U2.com's show reviews have replaced the "What Did Bono Say?" feature with "What Did MacPhisto Say?", and relegated Bono to the status of "MacPhisto's alter-ego", hahahaha! He's taking over more and more...
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Tours / Re: U2 is lazy
« Last post by podiumboy on October 13, 2018, 05:40:22 PM »
Big Tom Petty fan here.  Saw Tom & the Heartbreakers 8 times between 1999 and 2017. 75% of each show was the exact same songs, in the same spots, with the same antics and banter.  Plug in a couple songs from the new album if there was one, and other than that it was the same hits.  And once the tour started, it was very rare that anything would change during the course of that whole tour.  U2 might as well be DMB compared to them!

But I enjoyed each show, and I’m so glad I got to see them one last time shortly before Tom’s death.  WE MISS YOU TOM!!!
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The Music and Lyrics / Re: Landlady
« Last post by laoghaire on October 13, 2018, 05:33:42 PM »
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No scrubs?

That has a "no" refrain but not not an "every" refrain, and the melody is different.

Love that song though.
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The Band / Re: MacPhisto Worship Thread
« Last post by miryclay on October 13, 2018, 05:02:00 PM »
I love the way MacPhisto slams Boingo. It's awesome.
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The Music and Lyrics / Re: Landlady
« Last post by miryclay on October 13, 2018, 04:02:11 PM »
No scrubs?
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