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Offline The Wanderer

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Jim DeRogatis Article
« on: February 17, 2010, 11:13:30 AM »
I just read the article from Jim DeRogatis of the Chicago Suntimes about U2 coming across as A-holes in Rattle and Hum.  

His quote (taken from the @U2 blog)
I’m not saying it’s dishonest. It absolutely shows what they are. They are big, superstar rock stars full of pretension. But for the same reason I have no desire to sit through Saw VII—because torture porn makes my stomach hurt—so does Rattle & Hum. [Laughs.] U2 are a**holes, the movie shows them as a**holes, but that doesn’t make it any fun to watch.

My question is who "wasn't" an a-hole in the 1980's?  Besides, people in there 20's are usually a-holes too.  So why wouldn't they be a-holes?





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Re: Jim DeRogatis Article
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2010, 11:16:56 AM »
LOL!!!  So is Jim DeRogatis of the Chicago Suntimes, I'm sure.  ;D

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Re: Jim DeRogatis Article
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2010, 11:17:03 AM »
I do remember Rattle N Hum really getting panned by the critics back in the day!   :D I never thought they came across that way. They just seemed uncomfortable. But that is just my humble opinion.

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Re: Jim DeRogatis Article
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2010, 06:34:22 PM »
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I do remember Rattle N Hum really getting panned by the critics back in the day!   :D I never thought they came across that way. They just seemed uncomfortable. But that is just my humble opinion.

I totally agree with you StrongGirl

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Re: Jim DeRogatis Article
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2010, 05:38:57 AM »
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My question is who "wasn't" an a-hole in the 1980's?  Besides, people in there 20's are usually a-holes too.  So why wouldn't they be a-holes?

You're sort of generalising two, well, enormously populated groups of people here.

I don't think they come off as arseholes so much as they come off as boring...

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Re: Jim DeRogatis Article
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2010, 05:46:12 AM »
I'm certain I was an ar**hole in the 80s.

And I wasn't even in my 20s. Sheesh. Imagine if I HAD been...

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Re: Jim DeRogatis Article
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2010, 11:25:58 AM »
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I do remember Rattle N Hum really getting panned by the critics back in the day!   :D I never thought they came across that way. They just seemed uncomfortable. But that is just my humble opinion.

I totally agree with you StrongGirl

I do too. The performances are great, but the interviews are very awkward.