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The bands or artists I've been a fan of and following for a long time

Ultravox
Buzzcocks
Blue ÷yster Cult (releasing another album next year since Curse of the Hidden Mirror in 2001)
Hawkwind
Blondie
Neil Young
Billy Childish
Iggy Pop
Def Leppard (yes still touring and releasing some of the best albums of their career)

There's hundreds of bands all over the world who play, tour and releasing albums longer than U2, to this day, some of them legendary, they just play more for fun, less as an obligation pushed by major labels, hence probably why they tend to last so long.

Thanks for the response

Some of your mentions are disqualifed for the list for the following reasons:
Def Leppard does not get included because their debut album was 1980, same as U2. Debut album must be 1979 or earlier.
Iggy Pop - solo artist, does not count
Billy Childish - solo artist, does not count
Neil Young - solo artist, does not count
Ultravox - only one new album since January 2000, does not count
Blue Oyster Cult - only one new album since January 2000, does not count

So out of your list, only the Buzzcocks and Hawkwind meet the criteria I set for being active which is rather loose when compared to U2 which has released 5 new albums since January 2000 and toured for each one.

Thanks for the names, I'll add Buzzcocks and Hawkwind right away.

By the way, I'm not including your uncles or best friends band only known to you and a few other people. It has to be a band or a group with some level notoriety so I can confirm their existence and whether they fit the criteria for this list. They should at least have a wikipedia page about them.

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The bands or artists I've been a fan of and following for a long time

Ultravox
Buzzcocks
Blue ÷yster Cult (releasing another album next year since Curse of the Hidden Mirror in 2001)
Hawkwind
Blondie
Neil Young
Billy Childish
Iggy Pop
Scorpions (started in the 70's and still releasing albums and touring)
The Olympics (the Czech legenadry band started in the 1962 and still releasing albums and touring them)
Def Leppard (yes still touring and releasing some of the best albums of their career)

There's hundreds of bands all over the world who play, tour and releasing albums longer than U2, to this day, some of them legendary, they just play more for fun, less as an obligation pushed by major labels, hence probably why they tend to last so long.
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General U2 Discussion / Re: Now playing:
« Last post by JonD on November 14, 2018, 04:37:01 PM »
After visiting my mom these past few months, Iíve been visiting a used CD/DVD store in our downtown recently with my kids- bought copies of most U2 albums to play in the car.  I too think October is a lot better than people rank it. Title song, Fire, Is that all, and TOMORROW (wow! Amazing) are incredible. Have been playing it a lot.

Great album.
Jon
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General Music Discussion / Bands or Groups that started before U2 that are still "ACTIVE"?
« Last post by wons on November 14, 2018, 04:21:24 PM »
Bands or Groups that started before U2 that are still "ACTIVE"?


STARTED - defined as released their debut album in 1979 or earlier.

ACTIVE - defined as released at least two studio albums of all new songs since January 2000, are likely to record an album of all new songs in the future, and have toured for each of those albums and plan to tour for the next new studio album release.

The only band or group I can think of right away is AC/DC and Aerosmith, but I can name a few bands/groups who are not that some people might mention for various reasons:
Def Leppard - debut album 1980
Van Halen - only one album of new songs since January 2000
Rolling Stones - only one album of new songs since January 2000
Journey - last album 2011, but only extensive touring since then. No known plans for a new album of all new songs.
Fleetwood Mac - only one album of new songs since January 2000



Bands or Groups that started before U2 that are still "ACTIVE"
01. AC/DC
02. Aerosmith
03. Air Supply
04. Alabama
05. America
06. Buzzcocks
07. Hawkwind
08. April Wine
09. Average White Band
10. The Cure
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Tours / Re: The end is here- sometimes, 2 shows left
« Last post by miryclay on November 14, 2018, 04:15:02 PM »
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Bonos messing up the words to get out of your own way really bad. And edge played a few bad off notes. Yikes. Theyíll probably us Berlin night one for this one

Its a live show, not a studio recording. There are mistakes in the historic Red Rocks show. So what?

Wons I am getting tired of your attitude. Itís a forum for people to share opinions, and have chats about the bands and their shows and music.  Youíre right itís a live show, Iím describing a live mistake.

I just shared my opinion. If your tired of it, thats not my problem.


As several of us have tried to point out to you, it's not the opinion so much as it's the attitude and tone you use when expressing it. We don't want to be hurtful towards you, but we're really starting to tire of the know-it-all attitude you throw around on this forum.

And, as a big super U2 fan like you claim to be, you should know that the band has become notorious for wanting perfection on audio and video releases. That's why ever since they have been able to afford it and the technology has been available, they generally film multiple shows and it's not a coincidence that they wear the same clothes, or have a static rotation of the same outfits, for many shows on a tour. If a song doesn't go well the night of the official video filming, they can just splice in the film of that same song from another show.

Iíll be shocked if they donít edit the beginning
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Misses first lyrics,
(silence) ďnah da goobi da new wordsĒ...

Edges guitar sounds really out of tune. Almost dissonant.
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The Music and Lyrics / Re: Songs of Experience: Retrospective
« Last post by miryclay on November 14, 2018, 03:58:17 PM »
13 is the new 40. sh** on record but came together in a live setting.

I have to leave now to watch 'the 27 club' movie.
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General U2 Discussion / Re: U2's Irish Accents -- or Lack Thereof
« Last post by miryclay on November 14, 2018, 03:55:16 PM »
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Hello guys!
I`m new here and I`m here because I`m writing a graduation paper for my master`s degree and it is devoted to U2 and the cultural features in the language of their lyrics.
I see that you are discussing the accents here, so here is my request to you (you are much more experts in U2 and in language than I am, so I would be grateful to you if you could help me): is there any songs where the Irish culture and Irish history is well seen in the language?
Thank you so much in advance !

There are loads, but you probably won't find much insight on a forum like this.

Bono is very influenced by Irish poets such as WB Years, Seamus Heaney and others,at times he even directly quotes their words verbatim in his songs. Mofo and Peace on Earth are two examples of this. They have numerous songs which deal with the Irish troubles, Please, The Troubles, Sunday Bloody Sunday, Raised by Wolves are just a few off the top of my head. Honestly there are so many Irish cultural references in U2 songs it would be impossible to list them all off here. Great idea for a Master's dissertation though!
Can you give some examples of direct quotes from these poets?


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General U2 Discussion / Re: U2's Irish Accents -- or Lack Thereof
« Last post by Luzita on November 14, 2018, 03:53:38 PM »
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Hello guys!
I`m new here and I`m here because I`m writing a graduation paper for my master`s degree and it is devoted to U2 and the cultural features in the language of their lyrics.
I see that you are discussing the accents here, so here is my request to you (you are much more experts in U2 and in language than I am, so I would be grateful to you if you could help me): is there any songs where the Irish culture and Irish history is well seen in the language?
Thank you so much in advance !

There are loads, but you probably won't find much insight on a forum like this.

Bono is very influenced by Irish poets such as WB Years, Seamus Heaney and others,at times he even directly quotes their words verbatim in his songs. Mofo and Peace on Earth are two examples of this. They have numerous songs which deal with the Irish troubles, Please, The Troubles, Sunday Bloody Sunday, Raised by Wolves are just a few off the top of my head. Honestly there are so many Irish cultural references in U2 songs it would be impossible to list them all off here. Great idea for a Master's dissertation though!
Can you give some examples of direct quotes from these poets?


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Sorry for not replying until now. In the song Peace on Earth Bono sings 'we hear it every Christmas time but hope and history won't rhyme'. That is a direct quotation from Seamus Heaney. Similarly during Mofo Bono refers to a 'god shaped hole' and 'the face I had before the world was made'. More learned people than me could tell you the poems but they are references to WB Yeats. In a more general sense Bono has referred to the poet Brendan Kennelly as an influence in his recent writing for the 'experience' albums. Kennelly told him to 'write as if he was dead'. I hope this is some help.

Yes, thanks! I've heard him refer to "writing as if dead" but didn't know those direct quotes. The "god shaped hole" is sort of part of the language now though.  Didn't know it originated with Yeats.
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General U2 Discussion / Re: U2's Irish Accents -- or Lack Thereof
« Last post by david on November 14, 2018, 03:43:19 PM »
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Hello guys!
I`m new here and I`m here because I`m writing a graduation paper for my master`s degree and it is devoted to U2 and the cultural features in the language of their lyrics.
I see that you are discussing the accents here, so here is my request to you (you are much more experts in U2 and in language than I am, so I would be grateful to you if you could help me): is there any songs where the Irish culture and Irish history is well seen in the language?
Thank you so much in advance !

There are loads, but you probably won't find much insight on a forum like this.

Bono is very influenced by Irish poets such as WB Years, Seamus Heaney and others,at times he even directly quotes their words verbatim in his songs. Mofo and Peace on Earth are two examples of this. They have numerous songs which deal with the Irish troubles, Please, The Troubles, Sunday Bloody Sunday, Raised by Wolves are just a few off the top of my head. Honestly there are so many Irish cultural references in U2 songs it would be impossible to list them all off here. Great idea for a Master's dissertation though!
Can you give some examples of direct quotes from these poets?


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Sorry for not replying until now. In the song Peace on Earth Bono sings 'we hear it every Christmas time but hope and history won't rhyme'. That is a direct quotation from Seamus Heaney. Similarly during Mofo Bono refers to a 'god shaped hole' and 'the face I had before the world was made'. More learned people than me could tell you the poems but they are references to WB Yeats. In a more general sense Bono has referred to the poet Brendan Kennelly as an influence in his recent writing for the 'experience' albums. Kennelly told him to 'write as if he was dead'. I hope this is some help.
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Fun and Games / Re: A-Z U2 songs
« Last post by kevtn43 on November 14, 2018, 03:25:08 PM »
Elevation
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