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Re: What are your controversial U2 thoughts?
« Reply #105 on: September 16, 2017, 09:02:22 AM »
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The pre-recorded fillers, the under-stage musicians and the pre-recorded one/two/three cues Larry is listening to are more embarrassing than we as fans care to admit.
Speaking as a purist musician myself, I completely agree!

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Re: What are your controversial U2 thoughts?
« Reply #106 on: September 16, 2017, 09:04:06 AM »


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I love Miami, I actually think it is better than a good third of the rest of POP (and I love that album). The odd time signature, the loud drum sound, the clank of Edge's guitar.

It's actually in regular 4/4


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Re: What are your controversial U2 thoughts?
« Reply #107 on: September 16, 2017, 09:08:28 AM »
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The band has gotten boring.

The recent "Tonight Show" appearance is essentially ATYCLB performed by a band drunk on their 2nd or 3rd case/ego.

For the once and still "Biggest Band on the Planet" title in an 'era of dead physical CD sales and doing the same boring thing???

What a waste!

What an opportunity.

This song and it's subsequent album will be their new "POP". 

But this time it actually will suck.

Unfortunately for them there's no fanfare or engine to reboot the engine.

Just Grandpa's (no longer dads) sharing their favorite U2 memories for their grandsons...

Nice thought, right?..

But nothing of "experience". No fun.

I remember Edge joking about them becoming Bon Jovi on Conan 5 years or so back...

The joke is over...

Just another bland dumb sound singing into the billion dollar Apple machine.

Like a rocking chair sitting on a dead porch from a recently foreclosed house for the rest of us.

Rocking, but no swaying...

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Just dead things put out to pasture.

Hey remember? Didn't they perform [-Bono] a concert for us @U2 kids?

What the hell has happened that experience?

Q: Do they actually believe Peter Travers and their dead magazine is really MORE IMPORTANT than @u2.com???

...

On the + side Edge looks great!
Ouch! Harsh.. But I can feel some truth in there

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Re: What are your controversial U2 thoughts?
« Reply #108 on: September 16, 2017, 09:08:44 AM »
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The band has gotten boring.

The recent "Tonight Show" appearance is essentially ATYCLB performed by a band drunk on their 2nd or 3rd case/ego.

For the once and still "Biggest Band on the Planet" title in an 'era of dead physical CD sales and doing the same boring thing???

What a waste!

What an opportunity.

This song and it's subsequent album will be their new "POP". 

But this time it actually will suck.

Unfortunately for them there's no fanfare or engine to reboot the engine.

Just Grandpa's (no longer dads) sharing their favorite U2 memories for their grandsons...

Nice thought, right?..

But nothing of "experience". No fun.

I remember Edge joking about them becoming Bon Jovi on Conan 5 years or so back...

The joke is over...

Just another bland dumb sound singing into the billion dollar Apple machine.

Like a rocking chair sitting on a dead porch from a recently foreclosed house for the rest of us.

Rocking, but no swaying...

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Just dead things put out to pasture.

Hey remember? Didn't they perform [-Bono] a concert for us @U2 kids?

What the hell has happened that experience?

Q: Do they actually believe Peter Travers and their dead magazine is really MORE IMPORTANT than @u2.com???

...

On the + side Edge looks great!
Ouch! Harsh.. But I can feel some truth in there

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Re: What are your controversial U2 thoughts?
« Reply #109 on: September 16, 2017, 10:15:39 AM »
My secret belief was that when I got within five feet of Bono that all my many years of devoted U2 fandom would cause him to lift his eyes to mine, in sublime recognition of a true and devoted fan.  I forgot, Bono doesn't believe in karma, and alas, this did not happen.

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Re: What are your controversial U2 thoughts?
« Reply #110 on: September 16, 2017, 11:08:36 AM »
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all of the band members except for Adam are really Lizard people.

whats that mean?

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Re: What are your controversial U2 thoughts?
« Reply #111 on: September 16, 2017, 12:28:49 PM »
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all of the band members except for Adam are really Lizard people.

whats that mean?

You aren't familiar?

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Bono's hair does make him look a bit snake-like...

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Re: What are your controversial U2 thoughts?
« Reply #112 on: September 16, 2017, 12:38:29 PM »
i love nloth... up there with my faves.

soi is a bore comparatively.

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Re: What are your controversial U2 thoughts?
« Reply #113 on: September 16, 2017, 03:28:57 PM »
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All That You Can't Leave Behind is U2's best album since Pop. There. Just my humble opinion, though.
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Re: What are your controversial U2 thoughts?
« Reply #114 on: September 16, 2017, 08:32:22 PM »
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Clarky, I'll take that further and say that NLOTH is a modern masterpiece.

I'm glad that you hold it in that esteem. Unfortunately I can't quite give it that status myself, though it's painfully close.

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Re: What are your controversial U2 thoughts?
« Reply #115 on: September 16, 2017, 09:22:22 PM »
Miami is one of my favourite U2 songs.


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Re: What are your controversial U2 thoughts?
« Reply #116 on: September 16, 2017, 09:57:54 PM »
I skip California.

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What are your controversial U2 thoughts?
« Reply #117 on: September 17, 2017, 08:54:25 AM »
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I love Miami, I actually think it is better than a good third of the rest of POP (and I love that album). The odd time signature, the loud drum sound, the clank of Edge's guitar.

It's actually in regular 4/4

Once the drums come in it's straight time. But the drum loop at the beginning, Bono's melody, and the bass line are not playing in straight time, they are playing off each other. It sounds odd, at least it does to me.

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Re: What are your controversial U2 thoughts?
« Reply #118 on: September 17, 2017, 09:02:06 AM »
I like California

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« Reply #119 on: September 17, 2017, 10:39:50 AM »
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I love Miami, I actually think it is better than a good third of the rest of POP (and I love that album). The odd time signature, the loud drum sound, the clank of Edge's guitar.

It's actually in regular 4/4

Once the drums come in it's straight time. But the drum loop at the beginning, Bono's melody, and the bass line are not playing in straight time, they are playing off each other. It sounds odd, at least it does to me.

I think even that intro section is in 4/4, but with some heavy syncopation going on.