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Title: Excellent review of U2 and all-time great songs: In God's Country
Post by: goldtoad on February 02, 2019, 11:02:11 AM
Producer Rick Beato musically breaks down all time great songs. This episode in is about "In God's Country".  A excellent video for any U2 fan, not just music geeks. It is great to hear him say Larry is a very underrated drummer.  A lot of his observations about U2 are right on in my opinion.

https://youtu.be/LtFxnc2kw8Q
Title: Re: Excellent review of U2 and all-time great songs: In God's Country
Post by: Karmamalaga on February 03, 2019, 07:59:11 AM
Thanks for this!

In God's Country will probably continue to be my favourite U2 song for ever.

Outside U2, an example of a "perfect album" ought to be Rubber Soul, by The Beatles.
Title: Re: Excellent review of U2 and all-time great songs: In God's Country
Post by: jules on February 05, 2019, 04:32:54 AM
I already posted this in the other thread 'nice to hear bono complimented'

Yeah really great video, love how he dissects the song - hi-hats being muted so we hear the acoustic guitar, Adam leaving space in his bass lines, etc. :)
Title: Re: Excellent review of U2 and all-time great songs: In God's Country
Post by: shineinthesummernight on February 05, 2019, 03:55:48 PM
Another perfect album is "New Gold Dream" by Simple Minds.  The band creates some stunning layers of sound on this effort.
Title: Re: Excellent review of U2 and all-time great songs: In God's Country
Post by: GoldenStateGirl on February 06, 2019, 12:58:37 PM
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Thanks for this!

In God's Country will probably continue to be my favourite U2 song for ever.

Outside U2, an example of a "perfect album" ought to be Rubber Soul, by The Beatles.


We are, like, the same person.
Title: Re: Excellent review of U2 and all-time great songs: In God's Country
Post by: laoghaire on February 07, 2019, 02:21:00 PM
I am super into Rick Beato's videos for a number of reasons. Checked him oit after jules' post, thanks for that. Have learned a LOT about rock music.

U2 is obviously in his top ten. From what I gather, he didn't mention them for some time, but he did IGC and the band members are included in his top 20 rock singers, guitarists, and drummers. Adam didn't make the bass list and I honestly didn't expect him to, but Rick still shouted him out for IGC. I was thrilled to hear Rick talk about the SPACES Adam leaves in his playing, since that was the sunject of a thread I started here maybe a couple of months ago.

Anyway, I get the feeling that Rick doesn't review U2 more because there aren't any master tracks out there for U2. I wonder why not, given that there are so many for other bands.

Some of his videos that blew my mind were the ones taking apart 1979 (Smashing Pumpkins), Enter Sandman (Metallica), and Jeremy (Pearl Jam). Just blew my mind. Shoutout to The Police, RHCP, and Alanis videos as well.
Title: Re: Excellent review of U2 and all-time great songs: In God's Country
Post by: jules on February 08, 2019, 02:27:42 AM
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I am super into Rick Beato's videos for a number of reasons. Checked him oit after jules' post, thanks for that.

Anyway, I get the feeling that Rick doesn't review U2 more because there aren't any master tracks out there for U2. I wonder why not, given that there are so many for other bands.


Cheers.

Yes I've thought the same about master tracks for U2. As Rick says, they have a lot of people do re-mixes for them so they obviously have access to them. I think they are not available to the general public because of:

a) Paul McGuiness's very protective nature so he'll have made any re-mix artist sign a contract says that if the master tracks got out into the public domain he'd sue them heavily and

b) U2 are generally cool people so instill trust in people they work with
Title: Re: Excellent review of U2 and all-time great songs: In God's Country
Post by: laoghaire on February 09, 2019, 08:03:02 AM
I gotta wonder, why are they more guarded about the tracks than other artists?

What U2 song would you like Rick to do if he could magically get the tracks? I'd be interested in The Fly, Mysterious Ways, Please, or SLABT.

Also I would love him to do anything Pink Floyd but I guess that's not gonna happen.
Title: Re: Excellent review of U2 and all-time great songs: In God's Country
Post by: goldtoad on February 09, 2019, 10:21:20 AM
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I already posted this in the other thread 'nice to hear bono complimented'

Yeah really great video, love how he dissects the song - hi-hats being muted so we hear the acoustic guitar, Adam leaving space in his bass lines, etc. :)

Sorry, I just saw your post: https://forum.atu2.com/index.php/topic,33884.0.html

I checked out Rick's list of top 20 rock singers and it is very nice to Bono's singing complimented. In his prime, no one was better than Bono when it comes to singing with emotion. One "singer" that should have been left off the list in my opinion is Mick Jagger.  He is a great front man, but not a great singer.  As you noted, his list of top rock singers is in no particular order:  https://youtu.be/ft7WlBsh5n0



Title: Re: Excellent review of U2 and all-time great songs: In God's Country
Post by: laoghaire on February 09, 2019, 10:31:07 AM
When I watched his top guitarists video, I hoped to see Edge included. There was a 1.5 second clip of Zoo Station, completely unattributed, and so quick only a True Fan <straightens tie> would have identified it. But I thought, I guess that's Edge's shoutout, so he won't make the list.

But a little later when Rick started saying something like, this next guitarist is so innovative and nobody sounds like him, I got so excited because I KNEW he was talking about my man, and sure enough. Rick is enough of a fan to have obviously seen a lot of live footage.
Title: Re: Excellent review of U2 and all-time great songs: In God's Country
Post by: Tortuga on February 10, 2019, 02:24:28 PM
Am I the only one who finds Rick a little bit full of it?


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Title: Re: Excellent review of U2 and all-time great songs: In God's Country
Post by: laoghaire on February 10, 2019, 03:39:45 PM
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Am I the only one who finds Rick a little bit full of it?


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Explain?
Title: Re: Excellent review of U2 and all-time great songs: In God's Country
Post by: Tortuga on February 10, 2019, 05:34:50 PM
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Am I the only one who finds Rick a little bit full of it?


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Explain?
Probably not meaningful to explain.  I think anyone who would agree with me would know what I mean.  Iím not trying start an argument or anything.  Just curious if anyone else thinks that or its just me.


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Title: Re: Excellent review of U2 and all-time great songs: In God's Country
Post by: laoghaire on February 10, 2019, 06:41:09 PM
No argument here. It's all good.

I'm guessing you see something insincere. I haven't seen it but it doesn't mean it's not there.

I'm losing my vision and with it, my ability to discern color is going. Oh, I see color, but it's hard for me to tell if something's blue or green if it's not forest green or cobalt blue. Or pink from orange, or purple from brown. I think I'm never sure if the yellow I see is really there or not. So I'll think something is blue but someone says, no, that is super green. And if I keep looking, I can see it green. Like, my hrain will switch it and I see it differently.

Stuff like this is similar.
Title: Re: Excellent review of U2 and all-time great songs: In God's Country
Post by: Tortuga on February 10, 2019, 07:55:52 PM
Okay okay.  Nothing to do with sincerity.  I just think he states the obvious and tries make it sound like its rich with some kind of sophisticated authoritative musical knowledge and insight.  He basically called out the chord changes and then repeated a bunch of stuff people have been saying about U2 for decades.  Some of it he lifted straight from the classic albums doc.  We have a term for that kind of thing where Iím from and it has to do with something you might step in walking a pasture.  Iím a cynic though so donít mind me.


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Title: Re: Excellent review of U2 and all-time great songs: In God's Country
Post by: laoghaire on February 10, 2019, 08:04:50 PM
Is that the only video of his you've seen? I think the U2 one was a lot thinner because he doesn't have the isolated tracks. Nothing about that video blew my mind; I was just happy to hear a good word for our band and happy about the reference to empty spaces. But the Smashing Pumpkins one blew my mind. Metallica, The Police, I got a lot out of those.
Title: Re: Excellent review of U2 and all-time great songs: In God's Country
Post by: Tortuga on February 10, 2019, 08:13:10 PM
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Is that the only video of his you've seen? I think the U2 one was a lot thinner because he doesn't have the isolated tracks. Nothing about that video blew my mind; I was just happy to hear a good word for our band and happy about the reference to empty spaces. But the Smashing Pumpkins one blew my mind. Metallica, The Police, I got a lot out of those.
Iíve watched a few in the past but I donít think I ever made it all the way through one.


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Title: Re: Excellent review of U2 and all-time great songs: In God's Country
Post by: laoghaire on February 11, 2019, 07:22:41 AM
Ah, well, a shame you're not getting anything out of those. I definitely found a lot of gold.
Title: Re: Excellent review of U2 and all-time great songs: In God's Country
Post by: jules on February 12, 2019, 02:12:21 AM
I think Rick does a great job on this and his other videos. Treading the fine line well - enough meat to keep the more musically inclined happy but upbeat enough and not too serious so as to loose the majority of viewers. I'm a fan.