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General U2 Discussion / Re: What kind of music will U2 make going forward?
« Last post by goldtoad on January 05, 2019, 09:50:05 AM »
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Goldtoad, I think "Love is All We Have Left" is a good song, but I do agree w/ you about "Best Thing" and "Showman".  I just think we'll see more ambient, murky tunes in the future, which the band actually does excel at.

I think "Love is All We Have Left" could have been a good opening song, but it goes on too long... It my opinion it needed a more interesting ending to build a little tension instead of Bono repeating the lyrics over and over. 

What do you consider the ultimate ambient U2 album?  Zooropa?  When I think of ambient music, I think of Brian Eno.  I would like to see them work again with Lanois and Eno.  They did some of their best work with them, but I don't know if we will see Lanois or Eno working with U2 again.



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The Music and Lyrics / Looking for rare tracks repository
« Last post by jmelrose on January 05, 2019, 09:24:45 AM »
Hello.

Once upon a time, there was an AMAZING forum on a fan site (like u2start or atu2) where fans that collected rarities could share them. Things like one-off soundtrack recordings,  country-specific single edits, etc. I have since lost track of it, if it even still exists. Does anyone know of such a magical place? Please feel free to DM me if it is problematic to share publicly. 

thank you!
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The Music and Lyrics / Re: Your u2 musical journey
« Last post by summerholly on January 05, 2019, 08:04:01 AM »
New Years Day I was young and my heart was full of adventure and rebellion, it was a roller coaster ride.
JT, Rattle and Hum and Achtung Baby were during tumultuous times searching for myself.  Doing many hours on the road or aboard tractors and horses in remote areas, breaking up of a relationship, forming new friendships, doing extreme sports, traveling to faraway places.  I think that is why that era of U2 is so special to me.  There was just so much going on and memories and feelings, people, places and dogs and horses long gone are strongly associated with those songs.
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I don't think Bono finds the concept of death quite as dismal as some.  He's a man of faith and I think it informs his view.  Of course everyone prefers to consider death more theoretically than actually, lol.

Yes that would be so for Bono.  I am actually not worried about dying or what happens to me after I die, that to me is irrelevant.  I worry about what I leave behind and what will happen to them if I die too early, the ones that depend on me and trust me, my team of working dogs.   
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I enjoy heavy, depressing lyrics, I find them cathartic, which is probably why I will always love 90s alternative and all their 90s stuff in particular.  I love SOE and find most of it beautiful.  Yes, some of the rhymes in Blackout are ridiculous, but I do think it was done in a tongue in cheek way instead of with any earnestness.

I was fine with them and also liked them when I was much younger but these days not so much especially exploring mortality.  I have several friends recently who didn't make it so they didn't get to reflect on survival.
I get that, Iím not so young anymore, although I am not on the older end of U2 fans (early 40s) and in 20 years I may feel different. We all come at the music from different points in life and with different experiences, I wasnít judging your preference for lighter music


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Early forties is young! lol.  Well from my perspective it is anyway!  At your age I didn't give dying or mortality a second thought!  I try not to now except people keep dying unexpectedly. Fit healthy people like Bono and myself and then suddenly boom they are gone.   I can understand why it would influence Bono's songwriting.
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The Music and Lyrics / Re: Your face like (melting) snow
« Last post by laoghaire on January 04, 2019, 08:50:38 PM »
So what does it mean for this face of snow to melt away?

What is revealed then? The real face? Or nothing at all?
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General U2 Discussion / Re: Rubin Sessions and SOE
« Last post by laoghaire on January 04, 2019, 08:44:20 PM »
It's Larry's job to draw the line. He's our man, he can do it.
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Definitely. Some of their songs from SOI would be strong candidates for this, especially Every Breaking Wave and California. Those are two very well-penned pop songs. Love is Bigger... would also be a strong candidate.
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I enjoy heavy, depressing lyrics, I find them cathartic, which is probably why I will always love 90s alternative and all their 90s stuff in particular.  I love SOE and find most of it beautiful.  Yes, some of the rhymes in Blackout are ridiculous, but I do think it was done in a tongue in cheek way instead of with any earnestness.

I was fine with them and also liked them when I was much younger but these days not so much especially exploring mortality.  I have several friends recently who didn't make it so they didn't get to reflect on survival.
I get that, Iím not so young anymore, although I am not on the older end of U2 fans (early 40s) and in 20 years I may feel different. We all come at the music from different points in life and with different experiences, I wasnít judging your preference for lighter music


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The Music and Lyrics / Re: Your face like (melting) snow
« Last post by JTNash on January 04, 2019, 07:50:26 PM »
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Well Iím of Irish decent and we are pale as snow so I just feel like itís a pale person who is disappointed or sad


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Iím Irish as well, I still think thereís more behind it, but thatís one of the great things about Bonoís lyrics are open to interpretation
I think he takes boring old descriptions and makes them Art


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