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Best version of bullet

Star Spangled Banner/Bullet
F AMERICA!!!!! Zoo TV bullet
Popmart Bullet
Elevation Bono on Guns, trade, etc Bullet
Vertigo Tour after Sunday Bloody Sunday and love and peace or else
360 Bullet (that was a joke)
IE megaphone Bono bullet

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Offline sailornick

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Re: Best Version of Bullet?
« Reply #15 on: August 28, 2015, 03:42:08 AM »
1- ZooTV. On fire!
2- Elevation. Best rants
3- IE - feels like JT on steroids
4- JT / LT- no great improv yet but very muscular
5- Popmart - love the energy but something was missing
6-Vertigo- too tired to play loud

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Re: Best Version of Bullet?
« Reply #16 on: August 28, 2015, 04:11:55 AM »
Boston version gives me chills every time.

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Re: Best Version of Bullet?
« Reply #17 on: August 28, 2015, 06:24:24 AM »
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Boston version gives me chills every time.
yup, certainly one of the better parts of the dvd

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Re: Best Version of Bullet?
« Reply #18 on: August 28, 2015, 02:42:15 PM »
Zoo TV. No question.

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Re: Best Version of Bullet?
« Reply #19 on: August 28, 2015, 04:38:40 PM »
These results have surprised me

I would have thought 360 bullet would have run away with it  :)

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Re: Best Version of Bullet?
« Reply #20 on: August 28, 2015, 04:54:04 PM »
Bullet is about the arms trade.  so zoo tv takes the prize.


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Re: Best Version of Bullet?
« Reply #21 on: August 28, 2015, 10:40:44 PM »
So I'm gathering that the zoo TV version was quite alright  ;)
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Re: Best Version of Bullet?
« Reply #22 on: August 29, 2015, 02:44:27 PM »
Zoo TV for the sole reason that it allowed Edge to have his Hendrix moment. Epic.

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Re: Best Version of Bullet?
« Reply #23 on: August 29, 2015, 02:58:24 PM »
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Zoo TV for the sole reason that it allowed Edge to have his Hendrix moment. Epic.

...huh?

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Re: Best Version of Bullet?
« Reply #24 on: August 29, 2015, 03:47:32 PM »
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Zoo TV for the sole reason that it allowed Edge to have his Hendrix moment. Epic.

...huh?
Let me explain, Edge gave a nod to Hendrix during the JT tour with the Star Spangled Banner (you can hear this on R&H).
During Zoo TV he took the solo to another level, making it more raw, bluesy and indulgent. The result is probably the best 3 to 4 minutes of Edge's guitar career. All opinion of course.
 ::)

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Re: Best Version of Bullet?
« Reply #25 on: August 29, 2015, 04:21:28 PM »
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Zoo TV for the sole reason that it allowed Edge to have his Hendrix moment. Epic.

...huh?
Let me explain, Edge gave a nod to Hendrix during the JT tour with the Star Spangled Banner (you can hear this on R&H).
During Zoo TV he took the solo to another level, making it more raw, bluesy and indulgent. The result is probably the best 3 to 4 minutes of Edge's guitar career. All opinion of course.
 ::)

His best minutes were the minutes where he came up with the guitar parts for streets intro.

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Re: Best Version of Bullet?
« Reply #26 on: August 31, 2015, 05:12:55 AM »
What's great about this song is that it evolved quite a lot over the years. And yet, each time I found a great recording of it :

Joshua Tree Tour : Paris DVD (no star spangled banner intro, guitar sound is very raw, Edge takes the guitar down before the end of the song, even Adam looks surprised by this)
Lovetown Tour : New year's eve version. Great rant by Bono, 11 o'clock snippet... segues very well into the RTTS/Dirty Old Town that follows
Zoo TV Tour : my favorite is the one from the Kevin Godley documentary, that was also aired as "Zoo Radio"
PopMart : I'll pass on this one
Elevation : the Boston DVD version is incredible.
360 : easy pass. Probably why they stopped playing it for 360.

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Re: Best Version of Bullet?
« Reply #27 on: August 31, 2015, 01:26:16 PM »
Not a song i especially care for but like just about everything this band have done they did it best in the 90's....so zoo and popmart are the standout versions for me.

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Re: Best Version of Bullet?
« Reply #28 on: August 31, 2015, 07:12:46 PM »
Zoo TV and Popmart took the song to very cool places, infusing some more technological and Rage Against the Machine-esque touches. But at the end of the day I think Bullet should sound downright nightmarish - the Edge's guitar on the album strikes me as a dragon's battle cry. So for me, the main contenders are Elevation and I+E.

If Bono nailed the delivery on every word of the I+E rant, even if just once, it'd be a much tougher decision. The last minute has the crescendo-ing momentum that the end of Zoo TV's Bullet had, barreling through the arena like a freight train in a way Elevation's, chilling as it is, didn't. But so far, he hasn't, only acing a few pieces here and there every night so that we can mentally edit them together into a perfect whole. Elevation's solo is a more-than-pleasant compromise between the bluesy solos and show of force of JT/I+E, so my vote is for that version.