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Re: Other rock stars views of U2
« Reply #105 on: May 23, 2014, 06:54:45 AM »
I agree with Taylor Hawkins...........

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Re: Other rock stars views of U2
« Reply #106 on: May 23, 2014, 06:55:47 AM »
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I agree with Taylor Hawkins...........

The video is definitely as much at play here as the song.

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Re: Other rock stars views of U2
« Reply #107 on: May 23, 2014, 07:05:09 AM »
yes the video didn't help for sure...........

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Re: Other rock stars views of U2
« Reply #108 on: May 23, 2014, 08:44:07 AM »
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Foo Fighter's Taylor Hawkins hates Discotheque.
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Interviewer and interviewee both getting whooshed massively by AB and Pop

Interviewer

"It feels like both Pop and Achtung Baby were supposed to make listeners think u2 was this fun party band, which they never really were"

Really? I think they have missed the point there in a big way.

And as for the lad from the Foo's he really got whooshed by it all.


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Re: Other rock stars views of U2
« Reply #109 on: May 23, 2014, 08:50:00 AM »
something is off in the interview........how was Achtung Baby a fun record?  that Album had a lot of grief in it, loved the emotion of the whole record

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Re: Other rock stars views of U2
« Reply #110 on: May 23, 2014, 09:34:36 AM »
Come now, we're going to pretend there wasn't an element--even deliberately ironically--of fun on those albums?  Achtung Baby had Mysterious Ways, as well as EBTTRT, Zoo Station, and TTTYAWTW.  The album absolutely has its darker side, even within songs that have uplifting choruses and dance beats, but there's a reason why there are photos of the band in Carnival on the cover. 

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Re: Other rock stars views of U2
« Reply #111 on: May 23, 2014, 09:40:21 AM »
the songs were dressed up differently but I wouldn't call the album fun........... if it came across as fun I think U2 did their job

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Re: Other rock stars views of U2
« Reply #112 on: May 23, 2014, 10:50:10 AM »
They're obviously painting the albums with aspects of their respective tours and videos. Still, can't criticize him for his opinion.

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Re: Other rock stars views of U2
« Reply #113 on: May 23, 2014, 11:18:36 AM »
Achtung Baby a fun party album... The interviewer understood everything

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Re: Other rock stars views of U2
« Reply #114 on: May 23, 2014, 11:41:34 AM »
That "Discotheque" video is great! Haven't watched that in a long time. Man, U2 were so cool back then. And by cool, I mean not that everybody liked them, but that they could do something goofy and silly and not care what people thought of them. They were not of the mind-frame, "we want to be mainstream and need people to like us". I mean, Edge dancing, Adam with the mirror ball, Edge with the fresh-breath spray (instead of hairspray), the dancers in the background...that's poking fun at yourself and your music before others can! It takes some confidence to do that! Regardless of musical style, I wish they were still of that frame of mind! It certainly wasn't timid!

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Re: Other rock stars views of U2
« Reply #115 on: May 23, 2014, 11:46:15 AM »
I'd like to see that attitude, but I have no desire for a return to that music. Disliking POP may be unpopular on this forum, but I think it was the worst of their 90's albums. And I count passengers as a 90's album
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Re: Other rock stars views of U2
« Reply #116 on: May 23, 2014, 02:24:29 PM »
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Fair enough. How about the Rutles?

Now you're talking!

I had to laugh reading the Taylor Hawkins interview.  He basically took this forum's opinion on 90's U2 and said exactly the opposite. 

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« Reply #117 on: May 23, 2014, 03:45:26 PM »
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Fair enough. How about the Rutles?

Now you're talking!

I had to laugh reading the Taylor Hawkins interview.  He basically took this forum's opinion on 90's U2 and said exactly the opposite.
I think among u2 fans who have been about as long as i have.....Taylors opinions arent that unusual. When u2 went and did Achtung Baby and the next few albums, they lost a LOT of fans

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Re: Other rock stars views of U2
« Reply #118 on: May 23, 2014, 04:09:37 PM »
It's all about personal taste and opinion - but give me 90s u2 over what they have been since 2000 every time.

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Re: Other rock stars views of U2
« Reply #119 on: May 23, 2014, 04:31:59 PM »
yep 90's U2 tried going against the tide and many loved that they were attempting to be different, now they sadly want to fit in with a music scene that is just getting bland and unimaginative...........