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Tours / Re: U2 is lazy
« Last post by singnomore on October 12, 2018, 10:49:53 PM »
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For those raving about the recent switch up in their setlist, let me kindly point out that they have managed to whittle the setlist down to a mere 21 songs (remember when, in pre-tour interviews, that they would play “longer” sets?). Keep in mind that opening night, in Tulsa, ran 27 songs long; and, that much of the rest of that leg settled at 26, before more firmly settling on 24.

If things change up over these next several weeks, I will happily eat my words; but, to my eyes, they’re being lazy.

I think part of this is them protecting Bono’s vocals but I hear you
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The Music and Lyrics / Re: Serious-but-embarassing question: why buy vinyl?
« Last post by 64ac30 on October 12, 2018, 09:11:19 PM »
If you really hear a “difference” you’re lying to yourself. On the other hand, some people have vinyl sound system that sound better than their speaker setup. But you can’t hear a difference in vinyl vs sound. People buy for the colletability.
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The Music and Lyrics / Re: SOE - A retrospective
« Last post by ian ryan on October 12, 2018, 08:34:46 PM »
I still feel it’s one of their four touchstone albums, after Joshua Tree, Achtung Baby, and ATYCLB. Not to say it’s as good as Achtung Baby, but what the release of the album means, given the current state of rock, where U2 are at as people, and the quality of the two prior albums (I love them both, but they are missing an energy that the best U2 albums have), definitely makes it one of the band’s most important albums. I still listen to it regularly as an album, not for individual tracks. If U2 had released a similar album after Atomic Bomb, their half-decade of Bono asking “Why are U2 still here?” could have been avoided.
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Tours / Re: Should we sit down during the show?
« Last post by Lebowski on October 12, 2018, 08:00:42 PM »
I tend to go with the flow.  99% of the time, I am not going to be the only guy standing up in the section, but if others start standing, I am quickly on my feet.  The other 1% is when it is a song I want to rock out like crazy to and I am standing for it no matter what.  That happens like once every few concerts I go to.

Ultimately, the "sit your ass down" people are nimrods who need to realize it is a rock concert, not a recital.
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General Music Discussion / Re: Bands you'd like to introduce to everyone
« Last post by Spaderholic on October 12, 2018, 06:40:38 PM »
For the past 11 or 12 years I've really loved the Scottish band Beecake. They've had very little commercial success and don't seem to be known by many, which is a shame as I think they're terrific. They've released 3 albums and some E.P.'s. Hard to compare their style to anyone but some of their earlier stuff has a very Radiohead sound to it and lead singer Billy (Boyd, also an actor) has a Thom Yorke-ish tone to his voice, very pure and rich with a gorgeous falsetto. An excellent band of musicians/songwriters who deserve to be more recognised. Sadly, with the band all being middle-aged now I can't see them hitting the big time in this ageist world, but who knows?!

This is one of my favourites of theirs, The Clown (from their second album). It's hauntingly beautiful:

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Here is their new video for their song Harbour (which is from their 3rd album) I love the rhythm of this song:

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They haven't made many music videos. This song, Soul Swimming, is one of the first songs I heard (and bought) of theirs, from around 2006 or 2007. A different version of it was recorded for their first album but this original version from their Just Be E.P. is by far my favourite version:

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Tours / Re: Should we sit down during the show?
« Last post by laoghaire on October 12, 2018, 06:35:36 PM »
It's why I'm doing GA (knockonwood) next time.
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General Music Discussion / Re: RnR Hall of Fame Nominees - Who should get in?
« Last post by Smee on October 12, 2018, 05:48:37 PM »
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Personally, I think this is the weakest group of finalists ever.



Its only going to get worse here on in. Lets be honest, they are going to struggle to find nominees in about 10 yrs time. Will Likely will be delving deep into the past for acts to include. I firmly believe u2 were the last of the truly great music acts
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General Music Discussion / Re: Who’s left on your bucket list?
« Last post by Smee on October 12, 2018, 05:42:35 PM »
Daniel Lanios
Brian Eno
Robert Plant
The Cure
Paul McCartney
Nick Cave
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Tours / Re: Should we sit down during the show?
« Last post by shineinthesummernight on October 12, 2018, 05:06:04 PM »
Amen to all the above, JC619!
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The Music and Lyrics / Re: Serious-but-embarassing question: why buy vinyl?
« Last post by Tortuga on October 12, 2018, 03:48:23 PM »
I miss the looking at the album cover too but I sure don’t miss the crackles and pops, the cleaning and stylus maintenance, and flipping or changing records every 15 minutes.  Mostly I don’t miss the space and clutter.  I have a large vinyl collection from back in the day and a huge CD collection that, fortunately, stopped growing after the advent of the internet as a delivery medium and hard drive as a storage medium.  Nope, I don’t want to go back.


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