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The Music and Lyrics / Re: Oh, Oh's in U2 Lyrics
« Last post by laoghaire on December 14, 2018, 04:30:35 PM »
I love the Ohs in NLOTH-the-song so damn much. I want to jump, I want to yell.

The scream at the beginning of NYD is often spine-tingling (Slane Castle comes to mind, or Zoo TV Dublin) as well as the similar yell at the start of Streets around that time (Super Bowl, Boston).

I wish I liked UC Ohs better, especially since I think I understand them.

And I don't give a whit what anyone thinks, I love all those random LOVEs he throws in every which way (Discotheque, UTEOTW, the start of Bullet at Zoo TV, Streets at Super Bowl, and on and on and hopefully on).
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The Music and Lyrics / It's hard to listen while you preach
« Last post by laoghaire on December 14, 2018, 04:09:48 PM »
I love EBW and interpret it as an offer to heal a very damaged relationship. Two people, probably in a marriage, who have hurt each other but atill love each orher - and can't seem to stop being pulled into conflict. An offer to surrender.

The one line that bugs me is:

I thought I heard the Captain's voice - it's hard to listen while you preach

I really wish he had used "we" instead of "you" there. Through the song, he uses non-blaming language, and all faults are shared. But in this one place he's saying, I can hear God talking but YOU WON'T SHUT UP.

And yet, I have to wonder if there is another way to interpret this line. Why? Because our guy knows his own flaws better than many of us do, and he knows flapping his gums - and specifically, preaching - is one of them. He's also been pretty empathetic in his language in general - yes, skewering some people (SLABT, Please, etc.) - but not in this kind of song, and particularly given it's an offer or at least a wish to start again.

How do you read that?
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General U2 Discussion / Re: What kind of music will U2 make going forward?
« Last post by hollywoodswag on December 14, 2018, 02:42:03 PM »
SOE was definitely pop-rock, but I'd say that SOI hit that qualifier as well, and probably even more so than SOE.
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General U2 Discussion / Re: Why do you love U2?
« Last post by JTNash on December 14, 2018, 01:37:46 PM »
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"Now I'm smiling from the stage while you were clapping from the nose bleeds."
- Thunder (Imagine Dragons)

No thanks, I'll pass. Also, Mr. MacPhisto would like a word.
MacPhisto up close and Acrobat were awesome, I am the hugest MacPhisto fan and I was so happy to be in GA this last tour
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General U2 Discussion / Re: What kind of music will U2 make going forward?
« Last post by catorce on December 14, 2018, 01:27:10 PM »
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U2 made their first pop rock album with SOE, before that dance, rock, industrial, blues, punk, ambient, to name a few categories

they always change up their sound for each album release, so what do you think is next in line for them in terms of exploring their sound in the future?

SOE was their first pop rock?  What is your definition of pop rock?

that's what it says on the Wikipedia page for SOE



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General U2 Discussion / Re: Why do you love U2?
« Last post by laoghaire on December 14, 2018, 12:42:08 PM »
"Now I'm smiling from the stage while you were clapping from the nose bleeds."
- Thunder (Imagine Dragons)

No thanks, I'll pass. Also, Mr. MacPhisto would like a word.
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General U2 Discussion / Re: Why do you love U2?
« Last post by JTNash on December 14, 2018, 12:04:55 PM »
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My daughter would love to see Imagine Dragons.

We went to see U2 instead. Yup.
I wished I had gone lol but I had no idea she wanted to go.  I had GA tickets it was so fun, I think sitting a mile away from Imagine Dragons would have sucked
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Fun and Games / Re: A-Z Band names
« Last post by kevtn43 on December 14, 2018, 11:19:32 AM »
Pantera
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Fun and Games / Re: A-Z tv shows
« Last post by kevtn43 on December 14, 2018, 11:19:00 AM »
Inspector gadget
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Fun and Games / Re: A-Z U2 songs
« Last post by kevtn43 on December 14, 2018, 11:18:18 AM »
Even better than the real thing
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