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Offline MattD

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Re: WOW!!! It's Kick AAAAAAAASSSSSSSSSSS!!!! New direction:) WOW!!
« Reply #60 on: November 12, 2016, 01:10:54 PM »
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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.

It's like a song some sixth form X-Factor inspired band would have written if they'd tried to recreate All I Want Is You.

Putrid effort - 'a face not spoiled by beauty' (wtf Bono) and then the worst part, the chorus. Bono just bellowing and wailing 'this is a soooooooooooooooooooooooooong, a soooooooong for someone, this is a sooooooooooooooooooooooooong, a sooooooooooong for someone'.

Their younger selves would hang their heads in shame at that. That's Ryan Tedder levels of shi*e right there - good enough for you bland uninspired mainstream mass produced crap like One Republic, but absolutely shameful for a band of U2's stature.
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Re: WOW!!! It's Kick AAAAAAAASSSSSSSSSSS!!!! New direction:) WOW!!
« Reply #61 on: November 12, 2016, 09:26:56 PM »
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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.

well, anyway you cut it, it was the lead single so it'll get played on the tour supporting the album. "forcing" something, imo, was Breathe bein the opener and not a few songs in, mixed with with the back catalouge, or at LEAST in the encore if they love it THAT much.

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Re: WOW!!! It's Kick AAAAAAAASSSSSSSSSSS!!!! New direction:) WOW!!
« Reply #62 on: November 14, 2016, 12:06:44 PM »
I wonder why supporters got so excited in 2009 when hearing the clip ?

If it was a clip of Boots, I can't think of any snippets which I would have liked.

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Re: WOW!!! It's Kick AAAAAAAASSSSSSSSSSS!!!! New direction:) WOW!!
« Reply #63 on: November 14, 2016, 12:20:23 PM »
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I wonder why supporters got so excited in 2009 when hearing the clip ?

If it was a clip of Boots, I can't think of any snippets which I would have liked.

It's a big world. Lots of people; lots of different tastes. Boots still sounds mostly good to me. I'd be excited if the new album had songs of similar quality (though preferably with more interesting lyrics).

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Re: WOW!!! It's Kick AAAAAAAASSSSSSSSSSS!!!! New direction:) WOW!!
« Reply #64 on: November 14, 2016, 12:38:10 PM »
Exactly. Also, note the entirety of the posters on the first page are no longer active members.

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Re: WOW!!! It's Kick AAAAAAAASSSSSSSSSSS!!!! New direction:) WOW!!
« Reply #65 on: November 14, 2016, 01:04:03 PM »
their brains must have melted after too many Boots listens.

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Re: WOW!!! It's Kick AAAAAAAASSSSSSSSSSS!!!! New direction:) WOW!!
« Reply #66 on: November 15, 2016, 01:39:46 AM »
When Boots was officially released, the reaction on here was mixed. Some posts were trying to be positive. It was the first U2 single for a few years.

When hearing just a snippet of the song, there will be more positive reviews. Firstly out of excitememt that U2 were on the brink of releasing something new.  Secondly because the whole song was not available. 

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Re: WOW!!! It's Kick AAAAAAAASSSSSSSSSSS!!!! New direction:) WOW!!
« Reply #67 on: November 15, 2016, 07:07:02 PM »
I remember the first time I heard it, and just thinking...."oh, no...." I'm the first to admit, I thought Vertigo was great, and was more rockin' and catchy than I would have expected. Cut to GOYB, the worst first impression I would have of any of their albums.


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Re: WOW!!! It's Kick AAAAAAAASSSSSSSSSSS!!!! New direction:) WOW!!
« Reply #68 on: November 15, 2016, 09:39:36 PM »
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I remember the first time I heard it, and just thinking...."oh, no...." I'm the first to admit, I thought Vertigo was great, and was more rockin' and catchy than I would have expected. Cut to GOYB, the worst first impression I would have of any of their albums.


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yea i'd agree. see i LOVED Vertigo when it came out, still do, but i walked away from U2 for the duration of the Vertigo era since the album was such a crotch-kick for me otherwise. when i ventured back pre-NLOTH and heard Boots i thought "oh this will be a grower!". i was wrong.

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Re: WOW!!! It's Kick AAAAAAAASSSSSSSSSSS!!!! New direction:) WOW!!
« Reply #69 on: November 16, 2016, 03:17:08 AM »
Listened to it a few times using the link on here when it was first released.

Was underwhelmed. It didn't take many repeated listen to realise it was a dud.

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Re: WOW!!! It's Kick AAAAAAAASSSSSSSSSSS!!!! New direction:) WOW!!
« Reply #70 on: November 19, 2016, 10:12:09 AM »
It was the first single from U2 where I felt it had no potential to grow on me ,7 year's later I still feel the same.

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Re: WOW!!! It's Kick AAAAAAAASSSSSSSSSSS!!!! New direction:) WOW!!
« Reply #71 on: November 19, 2016, 12:45:35 PM »
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I wonder why supporters got so excited in 2009 when hearing the clip ?


I'm sure people get excited when they see a mirage of a sheet of water in the desert.


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Re: WOW!!! It's Kick AAAAAAAASSSSSSSSSSS!!!! New direction:) WOW!!
« Reply #72 on: November 20, 2016, 04:25:31 AM »
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I wonder why supporters got so excited in 2009 when hearing the clip ?


I'm sure people get excited when they see a mirage of a sheet of water in the desert.
I get excited when I realize I've woken up again to enjoy another day!

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Re: WOW!!! It's Kick AAAAAAAASSSSSSSSSSS!!!! New direction:) WOW!!
« Reply #73 on: November 20, 2016, 06:31:14 PM »
I must say that Boots does have a great groove and bassline, I can see that if that was indeed the track that this thread title was bout, then the excitement at least in my opinion was understandable.

When are we going to hear some news about something... New music, tour?