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General U2 Discussion / Re: Worst U2 song?
« Last post by Spacejunk69 on Today at 06:05:59 PM »
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You guys are completely off the mark here, referencing mediocre songs that are also not really offensive. There are WAY worse U2 songs than Wild honey, hands that built america and Are you gonna wait forever.

Here's a top ten for me, and yes, I am taking a few liberties with my definition of a "u2 song":

1. Elvis Ate America - How did this total POS make its way onto an otherwise excellent Passengers OST1 record?
2. Bono's cover of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" - He apologized to Leonard cohen for it!!
3. Drunk Chicken/America - It's comedy, and if you like comedy, it's perfect. However, it's not very good musically. In fact, it's crap - but I think that was the point. I assume alcohol or other indulgence was involved.
4. 4th of July - How did this weak studio doodle make its way onto the greatest of all U2 records, when the Unforgettable Fire had so many amazing outtakes. From Yoshino Blossom to 60 seconds in kingdom come, bass trap, love comes tumbling, disappearing act, three sunrises, not to mention the excellent stuff that eventually found its way onto the Captive soundtrack, there were plenty of other options! Good job 'Bad' came along and redeemed the second half of hte album!
5. Stand Up Comedy. Hilarious. Unlike Drunk chicken, this was not meant to be funny. Winter, Soon, Mercy, there were plenty of alternatives to flesh out the NLOTH record.
6. Street Mission. In a U2 era that produced out of control, 11 o clock tick tock and I will follow, they instead used this waste of (a lot of ) energy for their very first TV appearance. Embarrassing!
7. Jerusalem - This is an excellent song, and Bono totally butchered it at Glastonbury!
8. Discotheque. How this godawful song was such a huge worldwide hit, I will never know. It didn't stand the test of time, but for some inexplicable reason, in 1997, the world just couldn't get enough of that lovin' dovin' stuff....
9. Get on your boots. Satan loves a bomb scare but he won't scare you? WTF????
10. As if the previous set of woofers wasn't enough, 'Haiti Mon Amour", the collaboration with Rihanna, was .... well, more like 'Haiti, Je suis la merde.'

Correct me if I'm wrong, but its all a matter of personal opinion and taste. You call everyone else out over their choices, and then list your own. Go figure.

I happen to hate WOWY, COBL, Elevation but LOVE Elvis Presley & America, Miami and Shadows And Tall Trees - and Im sticking with my opinions.
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Can Edge still cover that vocal range that he did in the late 80s and early 90s?  I never listened to the Captive soundtrack but does he sing at all on that?

Nope. The only vocalist on Captive is Sinead O'Connor, who also co-wrote the lyrics. Larry played drums on that track, as well.
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News and Rumors / Re: Rumor: U2 to play Lollapalooza
« Last post by AchtungPop on Today at 05:32:37 PM »
I think they'll play another festival at some point, but this is probably fake.
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Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters, Green Day, U2, Fleetwood Mac, Pink. Adele, Lady Gaga or Ed Sheeran if they go younger.
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At least one.  If I had my way, I'd like to see a show at the start and one at the end, but my wife and money will probably only allow me to see one.  It feels like one of the few people on here who doesn't see multiple upon multiple shows each tour- but especially given how little changes from any given performance for U2, don't really understand the need.  Don't get me wrong- if I had the funds and time off work, I would go to every show, but realistically I'm very happy if a get front show experience in the GA along with a concert DVD for each tour.
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The Band / Re: Bono Still Rocks My World!
« Last post by Monicalea on Today at 04:42:21 PM »
All of them!
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so many variables:

quality of next album
arenas versus stadiums (no stadiums for me I think)
cities scheduled
timing - could be 5 months from now or 5 years
show pattern and setlist.  if they do the cookie cutter approach again, then no need for more than 1-2.  If they can actually mix it up with quality (no phoned-in performances of 'deep cuts') then maybe more
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General U2 Discussion / Re: Worst U2 song?
« Last post by codeguy on Today at 04:18:27 PM »
You guys are completely off the mark here, referencing mediocre songs that are also not really offensive. There are WAY worse U2 songs than Wild honey, hands that built america and Are you gonna wait forever.

Here's a top ten for me, and yes, I am taking a few liberties with my definition of a "u2 song":

1. Elvis Ate America - How did this total POS make its way onto an otherwise excellent Passengers OST1 record?
2. Bono's cover of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" - He apologized to Leonard cohen for it!!
3. Drunk Chicken/America - It's comedy, and if you like comedy, it's perfect. However, it's not very good musically. In fact, it's crap - but I think that was the point. I assume alcohol or other indulgence was involved.
4. 4th of July - How did this weak studio doodle make its way onto the greatest of all U2 records, when the Unforgettable Fire had so many amazing outtakes. From Yoshino Blossom to 60 seconds in kingdom come, bass trap, love comes tumbling, disappearing act, three sunrises, not to mention the excellent stuff that eventually found its way onto the Captive soundtrack, there were plenty of other options! Good job 'Bad' came along and redeemed the second half of hte album!
5. Stand Up Comedy. Hilarious. Unlike Drunk chicken, this was not meant to be funny. Winter, Soon, Mercy, there were plenty of alternatives to flesh out the NLOTH record.
6. Street Mission. In a U2 era that produced out of control, 11 o clock tick tock and I will follow, they instead used this waste of (a lot of ) energy for their very first TV appearance. Embarrassing!
7. Jerusalem - This is an excellent song, and Bono totally butchered it at Glastonbury!
8. Discotheque. How this godawful song was such a huge worldwide hit, I will never know. It didn't stand the test of time, but for some inexplicable reason, in 1997, the world just couldn't get enough of that lovin' dovin' stuff....
9. Get on your boots. Satan loves a bomb scare but he won't scare you? WTF????
10. As if the previous set of woofers wasn't enough, 'Haiti Mon Amour", the collaboration with Rihanna, was .... well, more like 'Haiti, Je suis la merde.'
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Real World / Re: Great TV you're watching now
« Last post by ShankAsu on Today at 04:05:07 PM »
Fresh Meat- BBC Brit-com
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General Music Discussion / Re: Had Lennon lived...
« Last post by ShankAsu on Today at 03:57:57 PM »
Whatever Yoko approved.
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