Author Topic: Would U2 have survived past the 90's if The Edge couldn't sing falsettos?  (Read 555 times)

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Offline spooked1oo

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Re: Would U2 have survived past the 90's if The Edge couldn't sing falsettos?
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2011, 01:38:32 AM »
They would have used the pre-recorded vocals of a backing singer.

This is how I see U2 at times (and Bono in particular)

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Re: Would U2 have survived past the 90's if The Edge couldn't sing falsettos?
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2011, 01:42:55 AM »
Yeah they would have. Wouldn't be quite as good though, Edge's backing vocals add a lot, particularly in the acoustic performances.

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Re: Would U2 have survived past the 90's if The Edge couldn't sing falsettos?
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2011, 08:32:46 AM »
Yes, but I'm glad he's been such a dynamic backer over the years.  One of my favorites is in "Twilight" when, to my ears, his "boy meets man" sounds British compared to Bono's.

His falsettos on the last three records have been just as prominent, no?