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If Bono did always play guitar...
« on: December 24, 2009, 08:28:51 AM »
sorry for a little bit of the off topic question, but one things Bono is known for is roaming the stage, interacting with the crowd, running around, etc.  If he always played guitar, and was good, he would never be able to do any of this.  Is it just me, or does Bono being terrible at guitar make U2 that much better for the live experience?



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Re: If Bono did always play guitar...
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2009, 11:12:00 AM »
If he was a good guitarist then maybe U2 would be rather different in many ways. Not only in terms of the live act, but even their sound may have evolved differently.

I suppose we'll never know if that would have been a good or bad thing... now I wonder what would have happened if Larry had been a great trombonist? ;)

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Re: If Bono did always play guitar...
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2009, 11:13:18 AM »
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If he was a good guitarist then maybe U2 would be rather different in many ways. Not only in terms of the live act, but even their sound may have evolved differently.

I suppose we'll never know if that would have been a good or bad thing... now I wonder what would have happened if Larry had been a great trombonist? ;)
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Re: If Bono did always play guitar...
« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2009, 12:43:43 PM »
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sorry for a little bit of the off topic question, but one things Bono is known for is roaming the stage, interacting with the crowd, running around, etc.  If he always played guitar, and was good, he would never be able to do any of this.  Is it just me, or does Bono being terrible at guitar make U2 that much better for the live experience?

I think it helps that he isnt always playing an instrument.  The Killers are much better with Brandon running around instead of being behind a keyboard.

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Re: If Bono did always play guitar...
« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2009, 02:21:32 PM »
This is a funny point, but yeah, I suppose. He couoldn't really climb the scaffolding with a guitar, could he? Crowd surfing we be harder too... and jumping of balconies.

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Re: If Bono did always play guitar...
« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2009, 04:31:00 PM »
If Bono had been better at guitar, maybe that would have given Edge the chance to do more lead vocals and run around the stage and sing a little more. That would make for a different band.

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Re: If Bono did always play guitar...
« Reply #6 on: December 24, 2009, 08:47:31 PM »
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If Bono had been better at guitar, maybe that would have given Edge the chance to do more lead vocals and run around the stage and sing a little more. That would make for a different band.

Edge, running around?

:o

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Re: If Bono did always play guitar...
« Reply #7 on: December 24, 2009, 11:37:39 PM »
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If Bono had been better at guitar, maybe that would have given Edge the chance to do more lead vocals and run around the stage and sing a little more. That would make for a different band.

Edge, running around?

:o

He definitely runs around!

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Re: If Bono did always play guitar...
« Reply #8 on: December 25, 2009, 03:13:50 AM »
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If Bono had been better at guitar, maybe that would have given Edge the chance to do more lead vocals and run around the stage and sing a little more. That would make for a different band.

Edge, running around?

:o

Edge is trapped by his skill and succuess, sometones (locked into the pedals). If Bono equaled him or came close Edge's talent, we may have eventually ended up with a two singer band and a very different sound for vocal and guitar. I just don't think Edge could work an audience the way Bono does-- Edge is not that much of an extovert and a little too inhibited.

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Re: If Bono did always play guitar...
« Reply #9 on: December 25, 2009, 05:42:46 AM »
Bono is a better lead man than Edge. :)
also I don't see how Bono is terrible at guitar.

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Re: If Bono did always play guitar...
« Reply #10 on: December 25, 2009, 05:44:25 AM »
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Bono is a better lead man than Edge. :)
also I don't see how Bono is terrible at guitar.

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Re: If Bono did always play guitar...
« Reply #11 on: December 25, 2009, 10:38:42 AM »
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sorry for a little bit of the off topic question, but one things Bono is known for is roaming the stage, interacting with the crowd, running around, etc.  If he always played guitar, and was good, he would never be able to do any of this. 

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Re: If Bono did always play guitar...
« Reply #12 on: December 25, 2009, 10:40:07 AM »
But does the Boss run around like Bono ::)

And can we agree Bono may be bad at guitar but is a better singer than Edge

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Re: If Bono did always play guitar...
« Reply #13 on: December 25, 2009, 10:51:30 AM »
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But does the Boss run around like Bono ::)


Frankly, yes. :P

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Re: If Bono did always play guitar...
« Reply #14 on: December 25, 2009, 10:53:46 AM »
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But does the Boss run around like Bono ::)


Frankly, yes. :P

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