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Offline Miami66

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It's only been played 79 times in concert. I wish they'd play this song more often. Does anyone know why they don't?



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Re: Why hasn't Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses Been Played More?
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2011, 10:34:34 AM »
This song is one of my favorites on AB and I would live to hear it live. It would be perfect for the acoustic section on the next tour (I think they had some troubles playing it full band which might be why it hasn't been played much).

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Re: Why hasn't Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses Been Played More?
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2011, 10:43:00 AM »
Adam has said in the past that it's pretty difficult to play full band

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Re: Why hasn't Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses Been Played More?
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2011, 10:45:16 AM »
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Adam has said in the past that it's pretty difficult to play full band

For U2 that is.

At the ZooTV Hershey rehearsal show, they started playing it full band but they messed it up so they played it acoustically.

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Re: Why hasn't Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses Been Played More?
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2011, 10:51:32 AM »
Watch the ZooTV Paris video that Zoost posted. It sounds great to me!!

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Re: Why hasn't Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses Been Played More?
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2011, 11:32:47 AM »
The band has said they don't much care for the song either, didn't they? Something about it being lyrically great but musically unsatisfying for them.

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Re: Why hasn't Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses Been Played More?
« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2011, 12:06:27 PM »
I really enjoyed this in Dublin in 2005. I wasn't even into U2 yet at the time and yet it's one of the moments from that concert I firmly remember- singing "Hey hey, sha la la...." with 80,000 people!  :D

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Re: Why hasn't Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses Been Played More?
« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2011, 12:07:26 PM »
One of my favorites! I would love to hear it live - even an acoustic version.

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Re: Why hasn't Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses Been Played More?
« Reply #8 on: August 27, 2011, 12:44:19 PM »
I remember them playing it during the first Leg of ZOO TV.  I thought that was the only AB track that didn't translate well live.

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Re: Why hasn't Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses Been Played More?
« Reply #9 on: August 27, 2011, 01:48:24 PM »
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I remember them playing it during the first Leg of ZOO TV.  I thought that was the only AB track that didn't translate well live.

I agree. 

I would have preferred they kept it in the set for the stadium shows, but if they were going to drop one song from AB and replace it with another greatest hit then I feel they chose to drop the right song. 


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Re: Why hasn't Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses Been Played More?
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I remember them playing it during the first Leg of ZOO TV.  I thought that was the only AB track that didn't translate well live.

I agree. 

I would have preferred they kept it in the set for the stadium shows, but if they were going to drop one song from AB and replace it with another greatest hit then I feel they chose to drop the right song. 



They played it acoustically a couple of time during ZOO TV Outside Broadcast, but even that didn't work.  Makes you wonder why it was the 5th AB single (and a rare Top 40 American Hit at that).

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Re: Why hasn't Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses Been Played More?
« Reply #11 on: August 27, 2011, 03:00:10 PM »
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I remember them playing it during the first Leg of ZOO TV.  I thought that was the only AB track that didn't translate well live.

I agree. 

I would have preferred they kept it in the set for the stadium shows, but if they were going to drop one song from AB and replace it with another greatest hit then I feel they chose to drop the right song. 




Makes you wonder why it was the 5th AB single (and a rare Top 40 American Hit at that).

Probably because it is quite commercial sounding.



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Re: Why hasn't Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses Been Played More?
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I remember them playing it during the first Leg of ZOO TV.  I thought that was the only AB track that didn't translate well live.

I agree. 

I would have preferred they kept it in the set for the stadium shows, but if they were going to drop one song from AB and replace it with another greatest hit then I feel they chose to drop the right song. 




Makes you wonder why it was the 5th AB single (and a rare Top 40 American Hit at that).

Probably because it is quite commercial sounding.




The Temple Bar Remix does sound somewhat commercial, but it also sounds like four men abandoning the futuristic sound of AB and back to glorifying the past.

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Re: Why hasn't Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses Been Played More?
« Reply #13 on: August 28, 2011, 12:34:45 AM »
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The band has said they don't much care for the song either, didn't they? Something about it being lyrically great but musically unsatisfying for them.

If that's true then i can understand it. One of those 'songs' i personally don't quite get.

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Re: Why hasn't Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses Been Played More?
« Reply #14 on: August 28, 2011, 01:54:07 AM »
They played it in Chicago at the final show they did there for the Vertigo tour. I'm pretty sure that Bono introduced it by saying that this was a song that they did not play too often and that he really didn't know why. It sounded good that night.