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Re: Post Punk U2
« Reply #30 on: July 06, 2014, 11:23:35 PM »
Does anyone have this full version of U2 performing Rejoice on TV ?

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It's a favorite of mine from OCTOBER.

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Re: Post Punk U2
« Reply #31 on: July 17, 2014, 10:20:52 PM »
Some great lyrics from the era IMHO.

"Life through a window a discolored pane
Mrs Brown's washing is always the same
I walk the sweet rain tragic comedy
I'll walk home again to the street melody"


"We asked him to smile for a photograph
we waited awhile to see if we could make him laugh
the soilder asked me for a ciggerate his smiling face I can't forget
He looked at me across the street but that's a long way here"


"The city's a fire a passionate flame
That knows be my name
The city's desire to take me for more and more
It's in the street getting under my feet
It's everywhere I look for you
It's in the things I do and say
If I want to live
Gotta die to myself someday"


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Re: Post Punk U2
« Reply #32 on: September 30, 2014, 07:47:48 PM »
Glad to see the band return to this genre somewhat, I love the energy!

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Re: Post Punk U2
« Reply #33 on: September 30, 2014, 08:54:11 PM »
I kinda cringe when Bono goes on about U2 starting off as a punk rock band. I dont think they ever were really that. I think what he should be saying is we came from an era of punk.


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Re: Post Punk U2
« Reply #34 on: September 30, 2014, 09:07:58 PM »
I love this era. Their pre-Boy stuff is incredible too. Street Mission has one of the best solos of Edge's career.

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Re: Post Punk U2
« Reply #35 on: September 30, 2014, 09:12:59 PM »
The Fool is awesome too.

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Re: Post Punk U2
« Reply #36 on: September 30, 2014, 10:51:41 PM »
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I love this era. Their pre-Boy stuff is incredible too. Street Mission has one of the best solos of Edge's career.s

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Re: Post Punk U2
« Reply #37 on: October 01, 2014, 12:24:32 AM »
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I kinda cringe when Bono goes on about U2 starting off as a punk rock band. I dont think they ever were really that. I think what he should be saying is we came from an era of punk.

Yes exactly.  I don't understand why the term punk is used by anyone when describing U2, including in this thread. 

Bono thinks an association with punk makes him and U2 more cool.  He is wrong.

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Re: Post Punk U2
« Reply #38 on: October 01, 2014, 05:03:35 AM »
Wait! Let's stick to the facts:

1) U2 were a punk band? Maybe between 1976 and 1978, when the band was encouraged by punk rock, meanly because that's what they were able to play. However, The Hype used to cover non-punk bands too, because they had different influences (Bowie, Eagles, Beach Boys etc).

2) when they emerged as U2 itself, in 78, they were definitely pos-punk.

3) but Bono clearly understands punk as more than music and, in his understanding, they acted like a punk band and sometimes they still are like that.


But I agree it's embarassing when he says U2 are punk.
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Re: Post Punk U2
« Reply #39 on: October 01, 2014, 05:57:24 AM »
You have to love the raw energy of the 1980-1983 bootlegs. There are many good sounboards from that era, they sound extraordinary and yet, very down to earth. They really were a live machine back then. And, mind you : no click track !

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Re: Post Punk U2
« Reply #40 on: October 03, 2014, 12:14:19 PM »
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You have to love the raw energy of the 1980-1983 bootlegs. There are many good sounboards from that era, they sound extraordinary and yet, very down to earth. They really were a live machine back then. And, mind you : no click track !
Or Lawless.

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Re: Post Punk U2
« Reply #41 on: October 03, 2014, 12:24:19 PM »
Post-punk is my definitely one if, if not my, favorite genre; but U2's output, while very good, isn't that spectacular. They wrote some great songs but apart from maybe Boy I really wouldn't rank any of their albums that highly on a post-punk list.

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Re: Post Punk U2
« Reply #42 on: May 30, 2015, 10:08:38 PM »
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Post-punk is my definitely one if, if not my, favorite genre; but U2's output, while very good, isn't that spectacular. They wrote some great songs but apart from maybe Boy I really wouldn't rank any of their albums that highly on a post-punk list.

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I will have to strongly disagree here, as the new tour and the ROXY performance have clearly testified those early songs are strong enough to hold there own.
I'm so happy the band is reviving that long lost era.

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Re: Post Punk U2
« Reply #43 on: May 30, 2015, 10:16:26 PM »
Energy , passion ,youthful vigor what more could anyone ask ?

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Re: Post Punk U2
« Reply #44 on: May 30, 2015, 11:50:30 PM »
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What puzzles me about that era is when a post punk best of list comes out you will see Joy Division , Echo and the bunnymen, The Cure (etc) but no U2 it's as if they were never apart of that scene. The songs on U2's first 3 record's can match anything those bands have put out not to mention their earlier material The Fool, Another Day, Street Mission, Life on distant planet. The energy ,pureness ,and rawness of those early records keep me coming back to them.

It's probably because U2 transcended that scene in ways those other bands never did. So in a way, U2 was never truly confined to any scene. It's likely much to do with why many of those other bands disliked U2 so much too.