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Just another video for their private archives. Until they make an announcement they could easily get cold feet and not release anything.
I would add the bit-crushed synth (or guitar?!?) of Do You Feel Loved that starts at 0:16 and reappears sporadically throughout the song, awesome! The background synth that pops out after the first half of the choruses is also amazing. But that record is full with little things like these, we could fill two pages.Now consider the WHOOSH sound that comes after the verses of "If God Will Send His Angels." I love that WHOOSH. The song wouldn't be as good for me if it wasn't there. Niall Stokes writes in his book "Into the Heart" that the sound comes from Howie B.
"Having taken a sample of Larry's hi-hat, and lowered it a couple of octaves, he (Howie B) unleashed the resulting whoosh to magnificent dramatic effect."
That sound was the first reason I fell in love with Pop <3
I'm pretty sure I've got a top ten somewhere in this thread but I'll do it again and see how different it turns out...
I'm with you on the holy bible. Top 5 albums of all time for me that one.
2. Stay Beautiful
3. Roses in the Hospital
5. Me & Steven Hawking
6. 4st 7lbs
7. Motorcycle Emptiness
8. This is Yesterday
9. Little Baby Nothing
Staggeringly good band.
20 years ago this week, this band released the Holy Bible. It remains probably my favourite album of all time. It fights with a few others but there's none other like it. Absolute genius lyrically, musically, and so out of step with everything that was going on at the same time in the UK...
Happy (?) Birthday to the Holy Bible. And Rest, or live, in peace Richey Edwards...
I would hope that u2 aren't planning their release of new music around Grammy nominations
Why? That is what they have done with every other release.
QuoteMake great tunes, be about the music and they will be fine.
There are myriad musicians that make great tunes and are all about the music and they're eating Top Ramen for dinner tonight.QuoteOne of the main reasons why u2 attract hate (possibly more so over here than in the US) is down to the sledgehammer approach.
Key point right there, I think. Very different thing over here in the US. Even when U2 did the full week on Letterman, it was seen by a tiny, tiny fraction of the music-buying public. Outside of the Super Bowl, there really is no mass event that the whole country is aware of and watches/hears/consumes. Everything is so splintered on radio, TV, etc.
Likewise, about zero percent of the US public care about -- or are even aware of -- any of the tax-related stuff that seems to be a continual thorn in their sides over on your side of the Atlantic. In fact, I'd guess that U2's biggest issue here in the US is lack of awareness that they're still around ... which was one of the common questions I heard during the "Invisible" promotion. ("I didn't know U2 were still together!")
So I'd disagree with your "hated, adored, but never ignored" comment. Here in the US, I'd say ignorance and apathy are their two biggest challenges.