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Re: ZOO TV: Looking Back At Your Show(s) 20 Years later
« Reply #30 on: February 29, 2012, 09:51:52 AM »
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1st video, 3.33 mark (ok strange!!!) best Bono quote ever ending with 'we might lose some of the pop kids, but we don't need them!'. Classic.

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Re: ZOO TV: Looking Back At Your Show(s) 20 Years later
« Reply #31 on: February 29, 2012, 10:22:11 AM »
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1st video, 3.33 mark (ok strange!!!) best Bono quote ever ending with 'we might lose some of the pop kids, but we don't need them!'. Classic.

Fast forward a decade or and Bono is scrambling to bring those pop kids back in. I wish he had the same attitude he did 20 yrs ago.

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Re: ZOO TV: Looking Back At Your Show(s) 20 Years later
« Reply #32 on: February 29, 2012, 10:38:49 AM »
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1st video, 3.33 mark (ok strange!!!) best Bono quote ever ending with 'we might lose some of the pop kids, but we don't need them!'. Classic.

And he was dead right with that album and tour.  They need them now if they wanna sell as many albums as AB, like ATYCLB and HTDAAB did.  They also need them to sell out stadiums around the globe.

The best bit about seeing old clips like that is hearing Bono's Irish accent.   But then again, back then they paid all their taxes in Ireland, albeit with a generously reduced rate on royalties, and Bono didn't "have a place in New York."

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Re: ZOO TV: Looking Back At Your Show(s) 20 Years later
« Reply #33 on: February 29, 2012, 07:34:20 PM »
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1st video, 3.33 mark (ok strange!!!) best Bono quote ever ending with 'we might lose some of the pop kids, but we don't need them!'. Classic.

And he was dead right with that album and tour.  They need them now if they wanna sell as many albums as AB, like ATYCLB and HTDAAB did.  They also need them to sell out stadiums around the globe.

The best bit about seeing old clips like that is hearing Bono's Irish accent.   But then again, back then they paid all their taxes in Ireland, albeit with a generously reduced rate on royalties, and Bono didn't "have a place in New York."


I'm not sure U2 need pop kids to sell out stadiums or to achieve sales along the lines of Bomb or ATYCLB.  They just need about half of the 30 and 40 somethings who bought their albums in the 80s and 90s along with a slice of the 20 something demographic.  I saw very few pop kids at the two sold out 360 dates I caught last summer.

And ZOO TV has turned 20, pretty much at this very moment.

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Re: ZOO TV: Looking Back At Your Show(s) 20 Years later
« Reply #34 on: February 29, 2012, 07:49:50 PM »
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I saw very few pop kids at the two sold out 360 dates I caught last summer.

I saw few other kids bunking off school when I bought Rattle & Hum on the morning it was released, but I'm sure a lot bought it.

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Re: ZOO TV: Looking Back At Your Show(s) 20 Years later
« Reply #35 on: February 29, 2012, 07:59:22 PM »
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I saw few other kids bunking off school when I bought Rattle & Hum on the morning it was released, but I'm sure a lot bought it.


Back in 88 I was ridiculed for liking U2 by friends who couldn't get enough Def Leppard.  Euro pop kids must have been cooler.

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Re: ZOO TV: Looking Back At Your Show(s) 20 Years later
« Reply #36 on: February 29, 2012, 08:11:43 PM »
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I saw few other kids bunking off school when I bought Rattle & Hum on the morning it was released, but I'm sure a lot bought it.


Back in 88 I was ridiculed for liking U2 by friends who couldn't get enough Def Leppard.  Euro pop kids must have been cooler.

Over 14 million sales suggests a lot of casual pop kids bought the album, on the back of the Joshua Tree. 

Lovesexy was The tour of that year for me.  So yeah, I was a cool mofo.

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Re: ZOO TV: Looking Back At Your Show(s) 20 Years later
« Reply #37 on: March 07, 2012, 01:36:18 PM »
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1st video, 3.33 mark (ok strange!!!) best Bono quote ever ending with 'we might lose some of the pop kids, but we don't need them!'. Classic.

Ah. The single most abused and wrongly interpreted Bono quote. Good riddance to a band that refuses to play anything off the first 3 albums.

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Re: ZOO TV: Looking Back At Your Show(s) 20 Years later
« Reply #38 on: March 11, 2012, 07:46:25 PM »
20 years ago last night I was at a ZOO TV show.

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Re: ZOO TV: Looking Back At Your Show(s) 20 Years later
« Reply #39 on: March 11, 2012, 08:34:33 PM »
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20 years ago last night I was at a ZOO TV show.

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Re: ZOO TV: Looking Back At Your Show(s) 20 Years later
« Reply #40 on: March 19, 2012, 06:48:05 PM »
I was at the show at Wembley Stadium when Salman Rushdie came out on stage.
Setlist Below

Zoo Station
The Fly
Even Better Than The Real Thing
Mysterious Ways
One
Until The End Of The World
New Year's Day
Numb
Tryin' to Throw Your Arms Around the World
B-Stage
Angel Of Harlem
Dancing Queen
(ABBA cover)
Stay (Faraway, So Close!)
Satellite of Love
(Lou Reed cover)
Bad
Bullet The Blue Sky
Running to Stand Still
Where The Streets Have No Name
Pride (In The Name Of Love)
Encore:
Desire
Ultraviolet (Light My Way)
With Or Without You
Love Is Blindness
Can't Help Falling in Love
(Elvis Presley cover)

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Re: ZOO TV: Looking Back At Your Show(s) 20 Years later
« Reply #41 on: March 20, 2012, 05:16:26 PM »
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1st video, 3.33 mark (ok strange!!!) best Bono quote ever ending with 'we might lose some of the pop kids, but we don't need them!'. Classic.

Fast forward a decade or and Bono is scrambling to bring those pop kids back in. I wish he had the same attitude he did 20 yrs ago.

It should be said, it's easier to have an edgy attitude when you're young and at the peak of your powers, than when you're middle aged and facing a struggle to be heard by contemporary audiences.