« Last post by Hawkmoon2e on Today at 09:50:55 PM »
The article is pretty solid, but I think he lost some credibility by choosing "Trip Through Your Wires" above "Mysterious Ways". TTYW is one of the few U2 songs I really don't care for ("Wild Honey" being another) and as overplayed as MW is, it's still a really good, strong track. The next time you're feeling bored by MW, try to focus just on Adam's bassline and not the lyrics or the guitar. It literally gives the song new life.
Adam's bassline was the true lifeblood of that song - just perfect!
MW was inspired by some other great Manchester bass-lines from that era, e.g.: You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login and You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login both much better songs for me.
Hadn't heard those songs before so can't really judge'em on my end. But I will say whatever inspired Adam's bass line for MW is alright by me.
Tiger, you should give those songs a good listen - as an tha is my witness they're totally brilliant. They make MW sound rather dull by comparison.
The first song does nothing for me, but the Roses song is a good one. If we're going to compare it to Mw, it's really a case of apples and oranges. The Achtung Baby songs really came out of nowhere, when you think of them in terms of what U2 had recorded previously.
But I have a question about The Stone Roses: I really like their stuff, but I always wonder why they get so much praise - like they're the second coming (no pun intended). They have such a limited back catalog, and yet people put them on such a high pedestal. Is it just a Manchester thing?