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Which song do you prefer?

Please
30 (50.8%)
Kite
29 (49.2%)

Total Members Voted: 50

Voting closed: March 10, 2012, 06:01:12 AM

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Re: 2012 Ultimate U2 Song Tournament: Round 3 - Match 7
« Reply #30 on: March 08, 2012, 11:50:05 AM »
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I like Please but Bono sounds better on Kite. I know he was going through throat issues during Pop, so Kite should go through for letting us all know Bono was not losing his voice.  8)

ATYCLB is vocally Bono's worst album.

It is, but Kite is a definite exception to that.  Great vocal performance.

Maybe he got a shot in his buttock before that take.

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Re: 2012 Ultimate U2 Song Tournament: Round 3 - Match 7
« Reply #31 on: March 08, 2012, 12:13:16 PM »
It's not that I don't find anything special about Please. It's just that I don't find it THAT special. People treat it as this staggering epic that I just don't get from it.

Kite, as a very human reflection on death and letting go of a loved one, moves me far more than a song about The Troubles. The sentiment of Kite is universal, unlike the subject matter of Please, which doesn't impact me at all.

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Re: 2012 Ultimate U2 Song Tournament: Round 3 - Match 7
« Reply #32 on: March 08, 2012, 12:15:05 PM »
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It's not that I don't find anything special about Please. It's just that I don't find it THAT special. People treat it as this staggering epic that I just don't get from it.

Kite, as a very human reflection on death and letting go of a loved one, moves me far more than a song about The Troubles. The sentiment of Kite is universal, unlike the subject matter of Please, which doesn't impact me at all.

Please isn't just about The Troubles.


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Re: 2012 Ultimate U2 Song Tournament: Round 3 - Match 7
« Reply #33 on: March 08, 2012, 12:17:01 PM »
Yes, it is. This is clear from the lyrics, as well as the image of Gerry Adams, David Trimble, Ian Paisley, and John Hume on the single cover.

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Re: 2012 Ultimate U2 Song Tournament: Round 3 - Match 7
« Reply #34 on: March 08, 2012, 12:18:35 PM »
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Yes, it is. This is clear from the lyrics, as well as the image of Gerry Adams, David Trimble, Ian Paisley, and John Hume on the single cover.

That's only one level to the song.  It would be an unusual U2 song if it were so simple.

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Re: 2012 Ultimate U2 Song Tournament: Round 3 - Match 7
« Reply #35 on: March 08, 2012, 12:21:39 PM »
A person can twist any ambiguous lyric to fit whatever interpretation they want it to fit. Please doesn't move me one iota. It certainly isn't on the same level as Kite, one of U2's finest lyrical works of the 00s.

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Re: 2012 Ultimate U2 Song Tournament: Round 3 - Match 7
« Reply #36 on: March 08, 2012, 12:23:42 PM »
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It's not that I don't find anything special about Please. It's just that I don't find it THAT special. People treat it as this staggering epic that I just don't get from it.

Kite, as a very human reflection on death and letting go of a loved one, moves me far more than a song about The Troubles. The sentiment of Kite is universal.

+100000000000

And I know I'm going to get RIPPED APART for saying this, especially because I never saw the songs live, but from the DVD's and videos that I've seen, Please just looked so boring live.  And to me, it was a crappy lead-in to a crappy techno version of Streets.  Kite on the other hand, is just filled with so much personal, raw emotion and looked captivating live.  And the Vertigo version of Kite was spectacular.

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Re: 2012 Ultimate U2 Song Tournament: Round 3 - Match 7
« Reply #37 on: March 08, 2012, 12:45:45 PM »
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Kite

Please is so overrated.

agree

Also agree. I've tried to get into it, but I really can't. I don't see anything special about it.

Well then, I don't think you're trying hard enough.  Have you listened much to the strings version?  That transformed my appreciation for the song.

I don't think I've heard the strings version, I've mostly just listened to the one on the studio album and the one performance of it during the MTV Music Awards. Is that a Popmart live cut? If so, I'll give it a listen. I'm always open to trying to like U2 songs I don't like initially.

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Re: 2012 Ultimate U2 Song Tournament: Round 3 - Match 7
« Reply #38 on: March 08, 2012, 01:11:53 PM »
Puh-leeze! Please.

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Re: 2012 Ultimate U2 Song Tournament: Round 3 - Match 7
« Reply #39 on: March 08, 2012, 02:23:14 PM »
Please. By about a gazillion to one.

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Re: 2012 Ultimate U2 Song Tournament: Round 3 - Match 7
« Reply #40 on: March 08, 2012, 02:48:06 PM »
Kite

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Re: 2012 Ultimate U2 Song Tournament: Round 3 - Match 7
« Reply #41 on: March 08, 2012, 03:17:34 PM »
... get up off your knees ...

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Re: 2012 Ultimate U2 Song Tournament: Round 3 - Match 7
« Reply #42 on: March 08, 2012, 05:17:03 PM »
Kite is a great song, but it's not on the same level as Please.

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Re: 2012 Ultimate U2 Song Tournament: Round 3 - Match 7
« Reply #43 on: March 08, 2012, 07:35:55 PM »
Please

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Re: 2012 Ultimate U2 Song Tournament: Round 3 - Match 7
« Reply #44 on: March 08, 2012, 08:23:00 PM »
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It's not that I don't find anything special about Please. It's just that I don't find it THAT special. People treat it as this staggering epic that I just don't get from it.

Kite, as a very human reflection on death and letting go of a loved one, moves me far more than a song about The Troubles. The sentiment of Kite is universal.

+100000000000

And I know I'm going to get RIPPED APART for saying this, especially because I never saw the songs live, but from the DVD's and videos that I've seen, Please just looked so boring live.  And to me, it was a crappy lead-in to a crappy techno version of Streets.  Kite on the other hand, is just filled with so much personal, raw emotion and looked captivating live.  And the Vertigo version of Kite was spectacular.
I fixed that for ya.  And usually I'm your ally on the 00s love, but today I went with my Pop love.