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Offline Joe Electric Co

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Concerned By New Poor U2
« on: August 21, 2010, 02:15:48 AM »
Hi All,

I love U2 - I love them most when they experiment and do things a little left field, I loved Pop.  I have seen them several times live, last summer the second night at wembley they were just on fire.

However, these recent new shows just look v.dull and plain, the setlist looks v.tired - I can't fathom why they have got rid of songs like Breathe and No Line On The Horizon which added something fresh and new to the set.  Why do they persist playing Sunday Bloody Sunday?! It is tired and similar to what they did with Bullet The Blue Sky, needs to be dropped.

Furthermore, when will they stop trying to sound like a distorted chugging AC/DC/Black Crowes with their new material, get on your boots was bad enough, but jeepers that song Glastonbury sounds awful.

Come on boys, stop playing it so safe, go back to experimenting and being exciting.  You have such huge talent, don't waste it!

Also, Bono and Adam look like they should stop eating cakes!


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Re: Concerned By New Poor U2
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2010, 02:21:49 AM »
They experimented with adding 3 new songs to the shows. Plus not all experiments eventuate as successes.

Cheers for your input.

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Re: Concerned By New Poor U2
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2010, 02:23:04 AM »
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I can't fathom why they have got rid of songs like Breathe and No Line On The Horizon which added something fresh and new to the set. 

Return of the Stingray Guitar, North Star, and Glastonbury are fresher and newer ;)

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Re: Concerned By New Poor U2
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2010, 02:32:04 AM »
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Hi All,

I love U2 - I love them most when they experiment and do things a little left field, I loved Pop.  I have seen them several times live, last summer the second night at wembley they were just on fire.

However, these recent new shows just look v.dull and plain, the setlist looks v.tired - I can't fathom why they have got rid of songs like Breathe and No Line On The Horizon which added something fresh and new to the set.  Why do they persist playing Sunday Bloody Sunday?! It is tired and similar to what they did with Bullet The Blue Sky, needs to be dropped.

Furthermore, when will they stop trying to sound like a distorted chugging AC/DC/Black Crowes with their new material, get on your boots was bad enough, but jeepers that song Glastonbury sounds awful.

Come on boys, stop playing it so safe, go back to experimenting and being exciting.  You have such huge talent, don't waste it!

Also, Bono and Adam look like they should stop eating cakes!


*Rantover*

I was at Turin and ive seen them quite a few times and that was one of the best shows i've seen (including my War tour show!) Place was jumping! I have to say if you follow stuff on Twitter that could put a real downer on how you feel things are going?
Bottom line for me - I've never seen them so up for it!

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Re: Concerned By New Poor U2
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2010, 08:04:04 AM »
U2 are pushing 50.  Give them a break.  You will never see an artist create their most commercially successful work at 50.  The older you get, the older your fanbase gets.  So crowds get "slower" as the tours progress.  You can't beat Father Time.

Give them a break.  We are lucky to even have them where they are now.  Other bands have long been dead, disbanded, or have members in prison.

Cheers,

J

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Re: Concerned By New Poor U2
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2010, 08:12:52 AM »
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U2 are pushing 50.  Give them a break.  You will never see an artist create their most commercially successful work at 50.  The older you get, the older your fanbase gets.  So crowds get "slower" as the tours progress.  You can't beat Father Time.

Give them a break.  We are lucky to even have them where they are now.  Other bands have long been dead, disbanded, or have members in prison.

Cheers,

J

well said Jick :)

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Re: Concerned By New Poor U2
« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2010, 08:25:31 AM »
They have added new songs!  Besides many of us that have listened to them for years love songs like SBS and Bullet.

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Re: Concerned By New Poor U2
« Reply #7 on: August 21, 2010, 03:11:52 PM »
I am excited by this turn of events.  I am jealous of everyone seeing them now as I saw them at the Rose Bowl last year.  I am not a fan of NLOTH and wish I was watching this set list.  That I may go see them next June at Angels stadium.

And there is nothing wrong with straight forward rock music which is what Glastonbury is.  Some of the best music is simple and straight forward.  If I want something else I will listen to Radiohead.


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Re: Concerned By New Poor U2
« Reply #8 on: August 21, 2010, 03:47:52 PM »
THERE IS NO PROBLEM WITH SUNDAY BLOODY SUNDAY!!!!  >:(

they could afford to get rid of One and Streets though...

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Re: Concerned By New Poor U2
« Reply #9 on: August 21, 2010, 05:36:13 PM »
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THERE IS NO PROBLEM WITH SUNDAY BLOODY SUNDAY!!!!  >:(

they could afford to get rid of Streets though...

WHAT?!?!?!

Streets is THE live U2 song.

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Re: Concerned By New Poor U2
« Reply #10 on: August 21, 2010, 05:39:22 PM »
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THERE IS NO PROBLEM WITH SUNDAY BLOODY SUNDAY!!!!  >:(

they could afford to get rid of One and Streets though...

BLASPHEMY!!!!
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Re: Concerned By New Poor U2
« Reply #11 on: August 21, 2010, 05:53:17 PM »
I Will Follow *sighs*





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Re: Concerned By New Poor U2
« Reply #12 on: August 21, 2010, 05:57:15 PM »
Dropping Breathe was a great move.

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Re: Concerned By New Poor U2
« Reply #13 on: August 22, 2010, 12:40:52 AM »
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U2 are pushing 50.  Give them a break.  You will never see an artist create their most commercially successful work at 50.  The older you get, the older your fanbase gets.  So crowds get "slower" as the tours progress.  You can't beat Father Time.

Give them a break.  We are lucky to even have them where they are now.  Other bands have long been dead, disbanded, or have members in prison.

Cheers,

J

well said Jick :)

Well now, I am pushing 50 with the band and U2 and I can rock with the best of them! I see no signs of either of us slowing down   ;) :D

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Re: Concerned By New Poor U2
« Reply #14 on: August 22, 2010, 12:43:42 AM »
Actually i think it's great that finally someone has had the balls to start up a thread about U2's current setlist.

For too long, people have been silent on this issue. Refusing to talk about it, refusing to discuss the makeup of the 2hrs and 15 minutes in a U2 concert.

We need to talk about these issues and to start having the strength and confidence to start a thread about U2's setlists.

NO MORE SILENCE! START A SETLIST THREAD!