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Re: Lost your U2 mojo?
« Reply #135 on: February 25, 2012, 07:49:59 PM »
I'm kind of on the opposite end of this post. I just started becoming a fan of U2 a couple years ago, and I've been a serious fan even a shorter time. I just finished my collection of all their albums and a few of their DVDs. I'll concede, there's a few songs that I don't like, but overall I'm very satisfied with everything they've put out.

I've listened to various styles of music and different bands my whole life. Always hated U2 growing up, but they really started to grow on me and they're the first band that I gained a serious interest about behind the music. I would've had an opportunity to see them in concert last summer, but I deployed to Afghanistan and couldn't go. I'm not worried about them "staying relevant" in society today because I'll be listening to them for a long, long time and hopefully I'll be able to catch them in concert before they decided to turn off the mic for awhile.

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Re: Lost your U2 mojo?
« Reply #136 on: February 26, 2012, 06:41:59 AM »
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I was listening to Miracle Drug last night and realized how good U2
is.

Nice observation..    I had a renewed listen to all of Bomb the other day and was impressed by how solid the whole collection was.     ABC ran the Prada movie last night.    What an iconic placement of City of Blinding Lights.   

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Re: Lost your U2 mojo?
« Reply #137 on: February 26, 2012, 10:45:12 AM »
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I'm kind of on the opposite end of this post. I just started becoming a fan of U2 a couple years ago, and I've been a serious fan even a shorter time. I just finished my collection of all their albums and a few of their DVDs. I'll concede, there's a few songs that I don't like, but overall I'm very satisfied with everything they've put out.

I've listened to various styles of music and different bands my whole life. Always hated U2 growing up, but they really started to grow on me and they're the first band that I gained a serious interest about behind the music. I would've had an opportunity to see them in concert last summer, but I deployed to Afghanistan and couldn't go. I'm not worried about them "staying relevant" in society today because I'll be listening to them for a long, long time and hopefully I'll be able to catch them in concert before they decided to turn off the mic for awhile.

With you being a fairly newish fan, Id be interested to hear what songs are your faves and not so faves.. . just out of interest
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Re: Lost your U2 mojo?
« Reply #138 on: February 26, 2012, 12:16:05 PM »
I'm a fairly new fan...just became hooked after watching Elevation -Live from Boston tour special on tv. I have been fortunate to see them in concert during Vertigo & 360 US legs...but am very hopeful to see them do another tour and am really looking forward to the next album. I enjoy 'No Line on the Horizon' and still have it in pretty heavy rotation -along with Joshua Tree album :)

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Re: Lost your U2 mojo?
« Reply #139 on: February 27, 2012, 11:52:21 AM »
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I was listening to Miracle Drug last night and realized how good U2
is.

I was listening to A Sort of Homecoming and realized how good U2 were.

 


I was listening to HTDAAB last night and realized how far U2 had fallen.

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Re: Lost your U2 mojo?
« Reply #140 on: February 27, 2012, 12:58:09 PM »
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I was listening to Miracle Drug last night and realized how good U2
is.

I was listening to A Sort of Homecoming and realized how good U2 were.


Whenever I listen to songs like ASOH, I realize making great rock music is largely a young man's game.


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Re: Lost your U2 mojo?
« Reply #141 on: February 28, 2012, 07:32:18 AM »
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I was listening to Miracle Drug last night and realized how good U2
is.

I was listening to A Sort of Homecoming and realized how good U2 were.


Whenever I listen to songs like ASOH, I realize making great rock music is largely a young man's game.



So if U2 only formed now and came up with a song like ASOH you wouldnt like?

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Re: Lost your U2 mojo?
« Reply #142 on: February 28, 2012, 07:57:07 AM »
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I was listening to Miracle Drug last night and realized how good U2
is.

I was listening to A Sort of Homecoming and realized how good U2 were.


Whenever I listen to songs like ASOH, I realize making great rock music is largely a young man's game.



So if U2 only formed now and came up with a song like ASOH you wouldnt like?

U2 haven't come up with a song as great as ASOH for many many years.

And did you notice in my original post I said 'making great rock music is largely a young man's game.'

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Re: Lost your U2 mojo?
« Reply #143 on: February 28, 2012, 08:07:55 AM »
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I was listening to Miracle Drug last night and realized how good U2
is.

I was listening to A Sort of Homecoming and realized how good U2 were.


Whenever I listen to songs like ASOH, I realize making great rock music is largely a young man's game.



So if U2 only formed now and came up with a song like ASOH you wouldnt like?

U2 haven't come up with a song as great as ASOH for many many years.

And did you notice in my original post I said 'making great rock music is largely a young man's game.'

Really? I think Moment of Surrender ranks up there.

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Re: Lost your U2 mojo?
« Reply #144 on: February 28, 2012, 08:16:52 AM »
That's an opinion I can't get behind. Wow.

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Re: Lost your U2 mojo?
« Reply #145 on: February 28, 2012, 08:21:01 AM »
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I was listening to Miracle Drug last night and realized how good U2
is.

I was listening to A Sort of Homecoming and realized how good U2 were.


Whenever I listen to songs like ASOH, I realize making great rock music is largely a young man's game.



So if U2 only formed now and came up with a song like ASOH you wouldnt like?

U2 haven't come up with a song as great as ASOH for many many years.

And did you notice in my original post I said 'making great rock music is largely a young man's game.'

Really? I think Moment of Surrender ranks up there.

I don't.  Or even Cedars of Lebanon.  I think with MOS we're just thankful that U2 have still got it, but the very best of the 00's isn't really in the same class as the best of the 80's and 90's.

Having said that, I do think U2 are rather good at making very good rock music in their older years - along with the Stones - than most other older bands are.

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Re: Lost your U2 mojo?
« Reply #146 on: February 28, 2012, 08:33:10 AM »
ASOH it's quite difficult to place in the U2 canon as it was a very short period of experimentation when it was written. TUF was necessarily a one-off high in their art.
There aren't any songs like it past TUF, maybe Streets can be viewed as a poppy relative of Homecoming, and before it there's nothing as grandiose, open and inspired. They haven't gone back to that looseness and freedom later on, instead perfecting their pop songwriting skills.

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Re: Lost your U2 mojo?
« Reply #147 on: February 28, 2012, 08:47:28 AM »
ASOH's a really good song, but surely not one of their best. It doesn't have the craft or judgement to be a complete, classic song. It doesn't really build up momentum to a climax, which makes it sound a bit overwrought to me. I prefer MoS but hey ho.

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Re: Lost your U2 mojo?
« Reply #148 on: February 28, 2012, 09:05:24 AM »
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ASOH it's quite difficult to place in the U2 canon as it was a very short period of experimentation when it was written. TUF was necessarily a one-off high in their art.
There aren't any songs like it past TUF, maybe Streets can be viewed as a poppy relative of Homecoming, and before it there's nothing as grandiose, open and inspired. They haven't gone back to that looseness and freedom later on, instead perfecting their pop songwriting skills.

I never did notice that, but you're right.

Even with Joshua Tree, and Achtung Baby, and Pop, etc. they were the band trying to hone their pop crafting skills. And this has gone on to the present.

That would be a nice change of pace if the band decided to record more loosely and not worry about anything.

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Re: Lost your U2 mojo?
« Reply #149 on: February 28, 2012, 01:12:49 PM »
MOS isn't close to ASOH. It's too long, samey, has no bridge and has very cheesy lyrics.