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Why is Ultraviolet better now than it was in the 90's?

Bono's voice on the "You buried your treasure part..."
I was too young to go to Zoo TV
The coat, it's all about the coat
Adam and Larry have picked it up a notch
This is a stupid poll and only here because we are all eagerly awaiting the new tour and new album

Author Topic: Why is "SPOILER SONG" better now than it was in the 90's?  (Read 1421 times)

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Offline U2alwaysforever

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Why is "SPOILER SONG" better now than it was in the 90's?
« on: March 01, 2010, 02:19:58 PM »
I'm going with option 2, though i think they are all good choices!
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Re: Why is "SPOILER SONG" better now than it was in the 90's?
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2010, 07:16:58 PM »
maybe because they're doing it at every show now?

they certainly didn't do it at every show in '92-'93.

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Re: Why is "SPOILER SONG" better now than it was in the 90's?
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2010, 10:58:31 PM »
YOU BURIEEEEEEEEDDDD YOUR TREASUREEEEEEEEEEEEEE

nuff said

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Re: Why is "SPOILER SONG" better now than it was in the 90's?
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2010, 06:41:02 AM »
I went with 4 lol

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Re: Why is "SPOILER SONG" better now than it was in the 90's?
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2010, 09:06:35 AM »
I had to go with option one because the one thing I love about a live version of a song is the change in the moment that the creator of that song can offer, be it emotion or insight, I just love those variations in voice and instrument.

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Re: Why is "SPOILER SONG" better now than it was in the 90's?
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2010, 09:26:23 AM »
I can't quite put my finger on it, but It just seems a bit more epic this time around.  (obviously Edge's badass guitar parts help)  ;)

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Re: Why is "SPOILER SONG" better now than it was in the 90's?
« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2010, 10:35:54 AM »
I think we missed a couple of other options:

- Bono's swinging microphone
- The final third of the song = stadium washed in mirrorball light
- Edge's 'weeping' guitar
- Discoballs
- Violet/purple stage

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Re: Why is "SPOILER SONG" better now than it was in the 90's?
« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2010, 01:17:14 PM »
Thats it Nielsen, Edge's 'Weeping' Guitar that for me really takes the song to a new level. (played at a billion decibels at Wembley 1, was simply spine tingling last year!)

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Re: Why is "SPOILER SONG" better now than it was in the 90's?
« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2010, 03:54:48 PM »
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Thats it Nielsen, Edge's 'Weeping' Guitar that for me really takes the song to a new level. (played at a billion decibels at Wembley 1, was simply spine tingling last year!)

This plus Bury Your Treasure . . . love it . . . option 5 is hysterical but maybe a little true, too!   ;D

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Re: Why is "SPOILER SONG" better now than it was in the 90's?
« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2010, 04:11:36 AM »
I suppose this song is like wine and improves with age.  They played it as part of the encore for the American legs of ZOO TV and I always thought is was the highlight of that show. 

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Re: Why is "SPOILER SONG" better now than it was in the 90's?
« Reply #10 on: March 03, 2010, 10:34:42 AM »
its not anywhere near as good - for me anyhow



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Re: Why is "SPOILER SONG" better now than it was in the 90's?
« Reply #11 on: March 05, 2010, 10:37:45 PM »
Its not.  ;)

Bono's voice was much better in the 90's, Mirrorball Man/MacPhisto look were better than the laser jacket by a mile imho, and the "Liiigggghhhhhtttt Mmmyyyyyyyy Waaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy" to ending to Ultra Violet was one of my favorite parts of the Zoo TV night.

This question can really only be answered by those who saw BOTH versions live. All the (unfortunate) fans who were to young to witness 'Ultra Violet' live on Zoo TV can not possibly comment accurately (seeing a video or listening to a bootleg is NOT the same!)

I love the 360 version, but its not a patch on the Zoo TV one for me.
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