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20 Insanely Great Songs only hardcore U2 fans know
« on: December 16, 2015, 06:53:25 AM »
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Re: 20 Insanely Great Songs only hardcore U2 fans know
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2015, 07:00:42 AM »
These are my 20 great songs only hardcore U2 fans know

Acrobat
The Playboy Mansion
Heartland
Lemon
Red Hill Mining Town
Promenade
Zooropa
Miami
Cedars of Lebanon
Sleep Like a Baby Tonight
A Sort of Homecoming
Drowning Man
Luminous Times
Tomorrow
Zoo Station
Your Blue Room
The Ground Beneath Her Feet
Mofo
Kite
Dirty Day

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Re: 20 Insanely Great Songs only hardcore U2 fans know
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2015, 10:51:23 AM »
I'm so glad you included Luminous Times and Red Hill Mining...my all-time favorites of the lesser known songs.

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Re: 20 Insanely Great Songs only hardcore U2 fans know
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2015, 11:52:16 AM »
That list is pretty basic and most hardcore fans have easily heard those songs. They also left off "A Celebration", which is a crime.

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Re: 20 Insanely Great Songs only hardcore U2 fans know
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2015, 11:59:55 AM »
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That list is pretty basic and most hardcore fans have easily heard those songs. They also left off "A Celebration", which is a crime.

To be fair, the list does state that they are songs that only hardcore fans would know.

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Re: 20 Insanely Great Songs only hardcore U2 fans know
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2015, 03:09:12 PM »
I'd consider the b sides and unreleased as unknown

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Re: 20 Insanely Great Songs only hardcore U2 fans know
« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2015, 05:02:53 PM »
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I'd consider the b sides and unreleased as unknown

That's why only hardcore fans know them  ;)

Glad to see LWTSH topped the list.


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Re: 20 Insanely Great Songs only hardcore U2 fans know
« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2015, 06:09:01 PM »
The adjective Insanely Great is a bit of a stretch.  Some of the songs are interesting, most are meh - I could take it or leave it.  It might be more accurate to say these are songs that the hardcore, absolute, completist fan probably already knows about.  Besides, this list is already over a year old so it's nothing new or revealing.

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Re: 20 Insanely Great Songs only hardcore U2 fans know
« Reply #8 on: December 16, 2015, 07:16:42 PM »
It's just an opportunity for some muso journalist to show off that he knows some rare U2 songs that most of his readers don't. 



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Re: 20 Insanely Great Songs only hardcore U2 fans know
« Reply #9 on: December 17, 2015, 06:50:40 AM »
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It's just an opportunity for some muso journalist to show off that he knows some rare U2 songs that most of his readers don't. 




Bingo!


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Re: 20 Insanely Great Songs only hardcore U2 fans know
« Reply #10 on: December 17, 2015, 09:04:19 AM »
I would put She's a Mystery To Me in there

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Re: 20 Insanely Great Songs only hardcore U2 fans know
« Reply #11 on: December 17, 2015, 10:32:41 AM »
Spanish Eyes?

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Re: 20 Insanely Great Songs only hardcore U2 fans know
« Reply #12 on: December 17, 2015, 11:28:02 AM »
Oh, yeah, Spanish Eyes is a keeper. I love the B Sides...good workout music...makes me laugh, makes me cry.

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Re: 20 Insanely Great Songs only hardcore U2 fans know
« Reply #13 on: December 17, 2015, 01:59:42 PM »
My list: I would say for a song to qualify as 'Obscure' it should not be on any of the 13 named U2 albums and not be a collaboration. Passengers, MDH, Medium rare, deluxe editions all fair game.

Disappearing Act
Bass Trap
Luminous Times
Wave of Sorrow
One Minute Warning
Slug
Smile
Native Son
Lady with the spinning head
Alex descends into hell for a bottle of milk
Holy Joe
Are you gonna wait forever?
Soon
Winter
Your blue room
Yoshino Blossom
Stateless
Xanax and Wine
Two shots of happy, one shot of sad
Levitate

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Re: 20 Insanely Great Songs only hardcore U2 fans know
« Reply #14 on: December 17, 2015, 02:14:45 PM »
Most casual U2 fans don't have all or even most of their albums, so only hardcore fans are likely to be aware of most deep cut album trax.  And most album trax are better than the non-album trax.  It's just not pretentious enough for a music journalist to list mainly album trax.