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General Music Discussion / Re: the 5 songs rocking your world right now
« Last post by Vox on December 12, 2018, 10:47:19 AM »
"Control" -- Broken Bells
"Lazy Eye" -- Silversun Pickups
"Wish I Knew You" -- The Revivalists
"Magic" -- The Cars
"Blue Suede" -- Vince Staples
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Fun and Games / Re: A-Z U2 songs
« Last post by kevtn43 on December 12, 2018, 10:23:07 AM »
City of blinding lights
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Fun and Games / Re: A-Z tv shows
« Last post by kevtn43 on December 12, 2018, 10:22:48 AM »
E R
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Fun and Games / Re: A-Z Band names
« Last post by kevtn43 on December 12, 2018, 10:22:08 AM »
Lynch mob
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The Music and Lyrics / Re: Is FLOOD the best U2 producer?
« Last post by Rasmus on December 12, 2018, 09:58:01 AM »
Flood is amazing and U2 should use him on every album. I think Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois are amazing as well but they dont seem to have gotten better with age unfortunately. Steve Lillywhite is a good producer but he doesnt seem to be very involved in the experimental stuff that I love.
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General U2 Discussion / Re: Why do you love U2?
« Last post by Rasmus on December 12, 2018, 09:53:16 AM »
I love U2 because they are a band that wrote incredible melodies with amazing sound landscapes while actually having important things to say.

The song that made me fall in love with them was Discotheque. It was the first song by them i noticed on the radio (had heard a few from Achtung Baby when I was a kid but didnt take much notice back then) and it immediately captured my attention. It didnt sound like anything else on the radio (it still dont) and the lyrics was so captivating and intelligent. Bono sang about the world and himself at the same time. I think I just got the song and the whole Pop album - it connected with me at the time and made me a fan. I got most of their albums in the following months and that made me understand and respect their musical developement. I found it amazing how a band that big took huge chances with theirs sound and their tours - it was inspiring to me.

My love for U2 has to do with their musicianship, Bonos honesty and intelligence in the lyrics, and their engagement with the world - their "humanity" as was mentioned - that also represents a fundamentally activistic and optimistic world view unlike a lot of other bands in the 90's (im looking at you grunge-scene). To change the world and have fun as Bono used to say.
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News and Rumors / Re: Looooong Bono interview, Chicago, 6th Dec
« Last post by laoghaire on December 12, 2018, 09:30:07 AM »
He's a genius and I don't say that lightly.

There are some seriously deep philosophical and ethical concepts that he is referring to in there. It's easy to blow off because he sums them up in little slogans or whatever but you know he's done the work unpacking these ideas and isn't just parroting one liners.

I know most of the concepts he has said before, but that doesn't bring down the astuteness.

Might watch again and take notes. But one example, and I know he's been saying it for years, is the charity vs justice concept which sounds like not a big deal but it is. I had been reading through Malcolm Gladwell's books and partway through the first one I was thinking, man, Bono should read this. Then had similar thoughts at various points in other books, and finally heard Edge somewhere saying that they had in fact been reading him. Anyway there's a whole book dedicated to the importance of justice, and I know that it was merely one leeettle itty bitty piece of the philosophy he's been sewing together. And he reads a lot thicker stuff than Gladwell to be sure.
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General U2 Discussion / Re: Why do you love U2?
« Last post by BONO31 on December 12, 2018, 09:13:11 AM »
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When I heard first Edges guitar chiming on the radio among all the electronic pop and disco of the era I wondered who the heck that was.  My heart went into freefall on the spot without even knowing what band it was and that was it for me.
Can you remember what song it was?

New Years Day I think.  Gosh it was so long ago now.
New Years Day has big effect on me too!
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Fun and Games / Re: A-Z Band names
« Last post by julez728 on December 12, 2018, 08:24:19 AM »
Keane
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General U2 Discussion / Re: Why do you love U2?
« Last post by summerholly on December 12, 2018, 07:58:01 AM »
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When I heard first Edges guitar chiming on the radio among all the electronic pop and disco of the era I wondered who the heck that was.  My heart went into freefall on the spot without even knowing what band it was and that was it for me.
Can you remember what song it was?

New Years Day I think.  Gosh it was so long ago now. 
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