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Re: Worst U2 song?
« Reply #105 on: February 05, 2016, 10:28:39 AM »
I've got a few friends who are die-hard PJ fans.  Their music just doesn't speak to me- at all.  I've seen videos of performances and I just don't recall Vedder ever being that lively of a performer, whereas Bono at times is doing calisthenics.

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« Reply #106 on: February 05, 2016, 10:37:18 AM »
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pretty sure Vedder is at least a decade younger than Bono.

Bono 55....Vedder 51
Wow, never would have guessed that, dude must have been older when they started out. Either way, it's Pearl Jam so I can't imagine their shows being THAT good  :)

Ha!! Try one on for size.....you might love it!! And just on a little side note. Pearl jam going on tour soon. The entire arena is around $80. None of the BS tiered pricing for exorbitant amounts on money. Now that's a band that keeps it real for fans!! but, I digress.

They'd be playing to half empty arenas if they charged U2 prices.


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Re: Worst U2 song?
« Reply #107 on: February 05, 2016, 11:21:52 AM »
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pretty sure Vedder is at least a decade younger than Bono.

Bono 55....Vedder 51
Wow, never would have guessed that, dude must have been older when they started out. Either way, it's Pearl Jam so I can't imagine their shows being THAT good  :)

Ha!! Try one on for size.....you might love it!! And just on a little side note. Pearl jam going on tour soon. The entire arena is around $80. None of the BS tiered pricing for exorbitant amounts on money. Now that's a band that keeps it real for fans!! but, I digress.

They'd be playing to half empty arenas if they charged U2 prices.

I believe you are underestimating them but it certainly is your opinion. U2's ticket pricing in NY was disgusting. And just because the demand would be higher for U2, it does not justify what they charged. It will forever leave a bad taste. Matter of fact, it should be the other way around. With Bono's lethargic, sluggish, mail it in performances (especially on the war horses), they should have put the tickets on groupon!!  The shows earlier in their career were worth more coin.
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Re: Worst U2 song?
« Reply #108 on: February 05, 2016, 11:27:16 AM »
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I've got a few friends who are die-hard PJ fans.  Their music just doesn't speak to me- at all.  I've seen videos of performances and I just don't recall Vedder ever being that lively of a performer, whereas Bono at times is doing calisthenics.

I'm not necessarily referring to just physicality. I'm talking about stepping into the tunes with emotion, desire, and drive. Bono used to deliver that but for whatever reason, this is no longer the case. Maybe too much travel, drinking, burning the candle at both ends, or treating it like a part -time job!!  Who knows......

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Re: Worst U2 song?
« Reply #109 on: February 05, 2016, 11:48:56 AM »
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I've got a few friends who are die-hard PJ fans.  Their music just doesn't speak to me- at all.  I've seen videos of performances and I just don't recall Vedder ever being that lively of a performer, whereas Bono at times is doing calisthenics.

Love them or not....they bring it every night!  ;D

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Re: Worst U2 song?
« Reply #110 on: February 05, 2016, 12:04:36 PM »
Okay Red, stop trying to make fetch happen   :D

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« Reply #111 on: February 05, 2016, 01:58:23 PM »
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Okay Red, stop trying to make fetch happen   :D

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Re: Worst U2 song?
« Reply #112 on: February 06, 2016, 08:05:34 AM »
Er, I never saw a phoned in U2 show or song on *this* tour. There were certain tours (2005, for example), where some songs were pathetically weak in performance and execution (such as "Bullet The Snooze Sky"), but this tour? Absochuffinglutelynot.

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Re: Worst U2 song?
« Reply #113 on: February 06, 2016, 10:07:50 AM »
Yeah I didn't sense any going through the motions at my I+E show (London 4) and the crowd atmosphere seemed great even from my spot in the upper tier.  Bono even said he sensed something special about that night after AIWIY.  But maybe he says that to all the girls.


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Re: Worst U2 song?
« Reply #114 on: February 06, 2016, 10:22:45 AM »
I can assure you he doesn't say that to all the girls. ;)

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Re: Worst U2 song?
« Reply #115 on: February 07, 2016, 04:16:49 AM »
The worst U2 song is also the best U2 song. 14 years after its creation One was brutally mangled by its writers (with Mary J Blige). Alas.

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Re: Worst U2 song?
« Reply #116 on: February 07, 2016, 05:28:45 AM »
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There are a lot of songs I don't love, lots of the ones listed already, but the only U2 song I actually hate is The Hands That Built America. Am I the only one??
Nah, you're not. Can't stand it. Ingratiating tripe.

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Re: Worst U2 song?
« Reply #117 on: February 09, 2016, 07:34:29 AM »
ok, I've said this before, and I'll say it again. Hands That Built America...not a great song...it goes on and on and on. BUT, it has reference to the 911 tragedy...please respect that, even if you don't like the song.

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Re: Worst U2 song?
« Reply #118 on: February 09, 2016, 08:05:19 AM »
Crap song is a crap song no matter how many vague references are in it.

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Re: Worst U2 song?
« Reply #119 on: February 09, 2016, 02:31:17 PM »
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Crap song is a crap song no matter how many vague references are in it.

Nah, bro. Menudo have a new song out about the Irish potato famine. Check it out.