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Offline Midnight is Where the Day Begins

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WOWY backing drum track??
« on: August 11, 2010, 08:03:59 AM »
This is odd, when WOWY starts here, Larry doesn't seem to start playing till around 1:25 and instead a backing track plays his part.

Quite weird isn't it?

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Re: WOWY backing drum track??
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2010, 08:42:17 AM »
Especially considering it's a pi*s-easy drum beat! I've often wondered if the drum part live was previously recorded; I always thought it sounded too clean or polished to be a live performance.

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Re: WOWY backing drum track??
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2010, 09:25:15 AM »
They always played a drum machine at the beginning of WOWY becaue they want to sound authentic like the studio version, which used a drum machine.  He then enters when it gets more intense.

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Re: WOWY backing drum track??
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2010, 10:01:03 AM »
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They always played a drum machine at the beginning of WOWY becaue they want to sound authentic like the studio version, which used a drum machine.  He then enters when it gets more intense.

Oh, interesting.

I never really noticed it that closely.

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Re: WOWY backing drum track??
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2010, 10:21:58 AM »
when it became real obvious is 1987...when Bono motioned for the backing track to stop after the famous tear gas episode..seen on the Paris DVD.. 5:25ff in the video at bottom of this post:
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Re: WOWY backing drum track??
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2010, 09:44:28 AM »
Yeah, if you watch the Popmart Mexico DVD you can see Larry is not doing anything at the start of WOWY yet there is the sound of drums. Must be a backing track alright.