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Re: Can Bono really play the guitar?
« Reply #15 on: December 21, 2011, 03:44:02 PM »
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Who can blame Bono for having a crush on Edge?  Anyways, I've always thought Bono wears a guitar sometimes as an accessory.

He wears a guitar in the With Or Without You video but doesn't play it

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Re: Can Bono really play the guitar?
« Reply #16 on: December 21, 2011, 04:15:21 PM »
I like what Bono does with the guitar (both playing and as a prop) in "Last Night on Earth" from PopMart Mexico City, which not so coincidentally is one of my fave U2 live songs......I'd post youtube but I haven't learnt how yet. I can hear his guitar part on "Dirty Day" from ZOO TV Sydney pretty clearly (another fave live version of mine), and even the "The Fly" from the same show.

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Re: Can Bono really play the guitar?
« Reply #17 on: December 24, 2011, 08:50:15 PM »
At least he can use it enough for song writing.  I love to see him think he can play the piano, too!   ;) ;) ;)

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Re: Can Bono really play the guitar?
« Reply #18 on: December 25, 2011, 04:46:54 AM »
Listen the IEM's.He plays alright and his playing gives a lot to the songs but as it's been said,it's turned down so you can't really hear it over the PA.
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Re: Can Bono really play the guitar?
« Reply #19 on: December 26, 2011, 07:40:56 PM »
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At least he can use it enough for song writing.  I love to see him think he can play the piano, too!   ;) ;) ;)

He wrote that little piano hook in City of Blinding Lights.

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Re: Can Bono really play the guitar?
« Reply #20 on: December 26, 2011, 08:00:20 PM »
I know!  Seriously, he's BRILLIANT!  He can play AnYtHiNg  :-*

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Re: Can Bono really play the guitar?
« Reply #21 on: December 26, 2011, 08:36:30 PM »
The amount of solo Bono performances of So Cruel makes me wonder if he wrote that song pretty much all by himself too.

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Re: Can Bono really play the guitar?
« Reply #22 on: December 27, 2011, 09:16:14 AM »
I think he plays well enough.  We have to remember he is the lead singer.

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Re: Can Bono really play the guitar?
« Reply #23 on: December 27, 2011, 11:00:38 AM »
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The amount of solo Bono performances of So Cruel makes me wonder if he wrote that song pretty much all by himself too.
Didn't he write that song on a piano and almost in one take?

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Re: Can Bono really play the guitar?
« Reply #24 on: December 27, 2011, 11:59:34 AM »
Maybe. I recall reading somewhere that Bono wrote Running To Stand Still by himself as well.

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Re: Can Bono really play the guitar?
« Reply #25 on: December 27, 2011, 12:24:52 PM »
He can play it but not as we know it.


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Re: Can Bono really play the guitar?
« Reply #26 on: December 27, 2011, 07:35:22 PM »
Yea I've read quotes from Bono where he said he wrote So Cruel by himself one night.  I could have swore he said he had an acoustic guitar with him, not a piano though