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Re: WOW!!! It's Kick AAAAAAAASSSSSSSSSSS!!!! New direction:) WOW!!
« Reply #45 on: November 10, 2016, 09:47:12 AM »
A reminder that you have to give it some time before you evaluate U2 songs, I find that their best work takes a while to get into. I guess Boots was ok live, but it is beneath U2's level IMHO. And release it as a single...wow that decision must be one of their worst.

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« Reply #46 on: November 10, 2016, 10:19:29 AM »
I've always like this song, from the get-go.  I excavated my thoughts about it from the day it came out on an equally prehistoric thread here You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login

If/when U2 finish the new album, I'd like for them to release a single ahead of the album like the olden days.  Especially if they set a specific release date for that single so I can build up anticipation, get up early that morning, go to iTunes, and buy it.  I remember the day/time well.  I was starting a new job in a different department a week after its release -- it was a great time, for me.

Another interesting tidbit, in light of the political situation in the U.S.:  it was released on iTunes the day before Obama's swearing in on Inauguration Day.  I remember watching the ceremony with that song going through my head. 

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« Reply #47 on: November 10, 2016, 12:33:52 PM »
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The song never really took off unfortunately and was pretty much forgotten about quickly and put a lot of people off listening  to Noloth. Singles aren't as important as the album but they can determine if somebody buys or listens to  the album especially a casual fan.When U2 played Croke park in 2009 most didn't know the new songs and just stood there like mannequins .
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« Reply #48 on: November 10, 2016, 02:09:12 PM »
Wow, Boots got a pretty positive reception around here in the beginning!


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« Reply #49 on: November 11, 2016, 02:35:49 PM »
Boots could be pretty good and it's kinda interesting, actually. But...

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« Reply #50 on: November 11, 2016, 06:47:00 PM »
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Boots could be pretty good and it's kinda interesting, actually. But...
I agree that it is a neat experiment, but it is awful. Not a song I am in love with (my thoughts on the song are well documented on this forum), but one I can appreciate. Oh well, at least they tried something new...

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« Reply #51 on: November 11, 2016, 09:18:22 PM »
A poor single, but sadly it wasn't the worst we would get.

Get On Your Boots looks like a masterpiece up against cringey sh**e like I'll Go Crazy Tonight and Song For Someone.

The latter two there are really the ultimate nadir of U2 - that is until You're The Best Thing About Me gets its official release.

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« Reply #52 on: November 11, 2016, 11:43:06 PM »
I actually like Boots, especially the live version, but it shouldn't have been on the album and it was certainly the wrong choice for a lead single.

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« Reply #53 on: November 12, 2016, 01:21:42 AM »
Probably the worst lead single they've released, "Let me in the sound " middle 8 just awfull !!

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Re: WOW!!! It's Kick AAAAAAAASSSSSSSSSSS!!!! New direction:) WOW!!
« Reply #54 on: November 12, 2016, 01:38:39 AM »
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Probably the worst lead single they've released, "Let me in the sound " middle 8 just awfull !!

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funny thing is, thats the catchiest part of the song.

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« Reply #55 on: November 12, 2016, 10:25:45 AM »
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A poor single, but sadly it wasn't the worst we would get.

Get On Your Boots looks like a masterpiece up against cringey sh**e like I'll Go Crazy Tonight and Song For Someone.

The latter two there are really the ultimate nadir of U2 - that is until You're The Best Thing About Me gets its official release.
Song for someone is a good tune and is the most popular song on Spotify from SOI ,Crazy tonight isn't that bad and no where near as bad as boots,as far as radio play and relevance among the younger audience GOYB was the start of a rapid decline to which they have yet to recover, it was a major shot in the head after the recovery operation performed on Altyclb & Htdaab  post POP.

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« Reply #56 on: November 12, 2016, 11:23:12 AM »
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Probably the worst lead single they've released, "Let me in the sound " middle 8 just awfull !!

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funny thing is, thats the catchiest part of the song.

Yeah, it's the only bit I like.

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« Reply #57 on: November 12, 2016, 11:24:45 AM »
Just please god, don't let them ever release You're The Best Thing About Me. I will be praying for songs like Boots as it will be that bad.
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Re: WOW!!! It's Kick AAAAAAAASSSSSSSSSSS!!!! New direction:) WOW!!
« Reply #58 on: November 12, 2016, 11:36:58 AM »
makes you wonder what the band think of some of these songs today.  Boots and SUC in particular - 2 of the worst songs ever conceived, never mind actually recorded by U2. 

They must wonder how in the world they ever thought Boots was an album worthy track, never mind a first single.  Yikes.

and then they insisted on forcing it into the 360 setlist.  my goodness.

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« Reply #59 on: November 12, 2016, 12:25:58 PM »
Boots is good live, bad on record. Crazy is a decent song and the letterman performance proves it. SFS is a decent song and 2015 proves it.