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Re: New U2?
« Reply #60 on: May 27, 2012, 01:28:48 PM »
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I honestly don't know what you all are hearing. To me, this sounds absolutely horrible. Bono sounds raspy and thin, and well out of his range.

I think you need to give Bono a break here. These sound like pretty raw recordings, not intended for release. I'd like to see how many other 50+ rock stars sound great pre - production.

I'm not faulting Bono, I am questioning everyone else for gushing all over these recordings which, like I said, sound awful.

dude, it's a demo.

Exactly, which is why it doesn't sound as great as everyone here seems to indicate. It's no big deal, I am just genuinely surprised that people whose taste I usually trust are hearing something promising. In fact, at one point I thought that surely I had downloaded the wrong files!

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Re: New U2?
« Reply #61 on: May 27, 2012, 01:30:48 PM »
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I honestly don't know what you all are hearing. To me, this sounds absolutely horrible. Bono sounds raspy and thin, and well out of his range.

I think you need to give Bono a break here. These sound like pretty raw recordings, not intended for release. I'd like to see how many other 50+ rock stars sound great pre - production.

I'm not faulting Bono, I am questioning everyone else for gushing all over these recordings which, like I said, sound awful.

I'm not a Bono defender, but it certainly sounds like your faulting him.

If you weren't a "Bono defender," then you wouldn't care if I am faulting him.

PS - We don't need to pursue this, but like I said I am just surprised that these clips are getting the positive response they are, that's all.

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Re: New U2?
« Reply #62 on: May 27, 2012, 01:36:04 PM »
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I honestly don't know what you all are hearing. To me, this sounds absolutely horrible. Bono sounds raspy and thin, and well out of his range.

I think you need to give Bono a break here. These sound like pretty raw recordings, not intended for release. I'd like to see how many other 50+ rock stars sound great pre - production.

I'm not faulting Bono, I am questioning everyone else for gushing all over these recordings which, like I said, sound awful.

I'm not a Bono defender, but it certainly sounds like your faulting him.

If you weren't a "Bono defender," then you wouldn't care if I am faulting him.

PS - We don't need to pursue this, but like I said I am just surprised that these clips are getting the positive response they are, that's all.


 I suppose it was just me stating the obvious as far as your critique of the clips were concerned. They are what they are and really shouldn't be held up to too much scrutiny

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Re: New U2?
« Reply #63 on: May 27, 2012, 02:09:51 PM »
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That's not who Bono is up against...
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Nor did he ask for a break.

What are you talking about?

The defense based on his age, and that U2 wants to compete with a generation 20 years younger than themselves.
« Last Edit: May 27, 2012, 02:11:32 PM by satellitedog01 »

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Re: New U2?
« Reply #64 on: May 27, 2012, 02:21:20 PM »
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That's not who Bono is up against...
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Nor did he ask for a break.

What are you talking about?

The defense based on his age, and that U2 wants to compete with a generation 20 years younger than themselves.


I was just making the point that those clips shouldn't be harshly criticized. Whether you feel its a valid excuse or not, Bono is over 50 and is in need of some help in terms of production for his voice. I was not referencing the fact that they want to compete with younger bands in any way.

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Re: New U2?
« Reply #65 on: May 27, 2012, 02:22:32 PM »
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I honestly don't know what you all are hearing. To me, this sounds absolutely horrible. Bono sounds raspy and thin, and well out of his range.

I think you need to give Bono a break here. These sound like pretty raw recordings, not intended for release. I'd like to see how many other 50+ rock stars sound great pre - production.

I'm not faulting Bono, I am questioning everyone else for gushing all over these recordings which, like I said, sound awful.

I'm not a Bono defender, but it certainly sounds like your faulting him.

If you weren't a "Bono defender," then you wouldn't care if I am faulting him.

PS - We don't need to pursue this, but like I said I am just surprised that these clips are getting the positive response they are, that's all.

Why do you find them so awful though? I think there's a lot of promise in there, personally. But would be interesting to know what you find so bad ;)

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Re: New U2?
« Reply #66 on: May 27, 2012, 02:31:10 PM »
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That's not who Bono is up against...
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Nor did he ask for a break.

What are you talking about?

The defense based on his age, and that U2 wants to compete with a generation 20 years younger than themselves.


I was just making the point that those clips shouldn't be harshly criticized. Whether you feel its a valid excuse or not, Bono is over 50 and is in need of some help in terms of production for his voice. I was not referencing the fact that they want to compete with younger bands in any way.

It's cool, I just find age a bad excuse for a rock star.

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Re: New U2?
« Reply #67 on: May 27, 2012, 02:34:42 PM »
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That's not who Bono is up against...
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Nor did he ask for a break.

What are you talking about?

The defense based on his age, and that U2 wants to compete with a generation 20 years younger than themselves.


I was just making the point that those clips shouldn't be harshly criticized. Whether you feel its a valid excuse or not, Bono is over 50 and is in need of some help in terms of production for his voice. I was not referencing the fact that they want to compete with younger bands in any way.

It's cool, I just find age a bad excuse for a rock star.

As do I but in terms of his voice, it is what it is.

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Re: New U2?
« Reply #68 on: May 27, 2012, 03:51:11 PM »
A couple of sketches.

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Re: New U2?
« Reply #69 on: May 27, 2012, 04:12:09 PM »
Here's a video of Danger Mouse talking about U2

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Re: New U2?
« Reply #70 on: May 27, 2012, 04:53:14 PM »
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I honestly don't know what you all are hearing. To me, this sounds absolutely horrible. Bono sounds raspy and thin, and well out of his range.

I think you need to give Bono a break here. These sound like pretty raw recordings, not intended for release. I'd like to see how many other 50+ rock stars sound great pre - production.

I'm not faulting Bono, I am questioning everyone else for gushing all over these recordings which, like I said, sound awful.

dude, it's a demo.


+ 1

+2

We all know these songs will go through about 270 revisions before they're finished.

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Re: New U2?
« Reply #71 on: May 27, 2012, 05:49:45 PM »
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I honestly don't know what you all are hearing. To me, this sounds absolutely horrible. Bono sounds raspy and thin, and well out of his range.

I think you need to give Bono a break here. These sound like pretty raw recordings, not intended for release. I'd like to see how many other 50+ rock stars sound great pre - production.

I'm not faulting Bono, I am questioning everyone else for gushing all over these recordings which, like I said, sound awful.

I'm not a Bono defender, but it certainly sounds like your faulting him.

If you weren't a "Bono defender," then you wouldn't care if I am faulting him.

PS - We don't need to pursue this, but like I said I am just surprised that these clips are getting the positive response they are, that's all.

Why do you find them so awful though? I think there's a lot of promise in there, personally. But would be interesting to know what you find so bad ;)

As many of you know, I'm all about vocals. That's why I have always loved Kite, even though I don't think the lyrics are all that remarkable. And as many of you also know, I have been pleading for Bono to stop singing so out of his range. And it's just that these clips demonstrate what has frustrated me about Bono for so long.

But so what? If they're real, and if U2 is actually working on something new, then I will be first in line to buy like I have been for years.

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Re: New U2?
« Reply #72 on: May 27, 2012, 11:59:42 PM »
These demos sound decent, but I don't see a reason to claim them as something incredible yet.

Although I do like Edge's twangy guitar thingy in the first demo.

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Re: New U2?
« Reply #73 on: May 28, 2012, 08:12:48 PM »
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Here's a video of Danger Mouse talking about U2

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Thanks for posting. It was good to actually hear Danger Mouse confirming he is working with U2.
His "it's been going on for a little while" comment is especially encouraging.

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Re: New U2?
« Reply #74 on: May 29, 2012, 01:42:57 AM »
By reading this thread (among others) i think i am safe to say that you have finally succeeded!!
Yes they have succeeded in reaching a younger audience, a very young audience, almost child-like...