Author Topic: Drowning Man  (Read 2905 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Michael Samuelle

  • Babyface
  • *
  • Posts: 43
  • Michael & Nikita
Drowning Man
« on: November 20, 2008, 08:44:10 AM »
Has U2 ever played drowning man off the WAR album live? If so, could someone direct me to a video of it. I think drowning man is one of their greatest songs ever, right up there with heartland and the J-Tree cuts..



Offline JohnnyVOXX

  • Headache in a Suitcase
  • *
  • Posts: 352
  • many will see and hear
Re: Drowning Man
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2008, 09:14:21 AM »
According to You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login
Drowning man was never fully played, just as a snippet and in the following dates:
only during the WAR tour I'm afraid :(


War Tour
1983-04-28 - Rochester, New York, USA - Rochester Institute Of Technology Ice Rink (18 songs)
1983-04-30 - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - Brown University (19 songs)
1983-05-06 - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - The Orpheum Theater (20 songs)
1983-05-11 - New York, New York, USA - Palladium (19 songs)
1983-05-17 - Toronto, Ontario, Canada - Massey Hall (20 songs)
1983-05-26 - Seattle, Washington, USA - Paramount Theater (20 songs)
1983-06-01 - San Francisco, California, USA - Civic Auditorium (20 songs)
1983-06-05 - Denver, Colorado, USA - Red Rocks Ampitheater (20 songs)
1983-06-08 - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - Memorial Hall (20 songs)
1983-06-10 - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - Lloyd Noble Center, U of Oklahoma (17 songs)
1983-06-11 - Austin, Texas, USA - The Meadows (18 songs)
1983-06-25 - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - Civic Center (18 songs)
1983-06-29 - New York, New York, USA - Pier 84 (17 songs)

Offline soloyan

  • Staring at the Sun
  • **
  • Posts: 1,437
  • A dangerous idea that almost makes sense
Re: Drowning Man
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2008, 10:41:33 AM »
You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login
According to You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login
Drowning man was never fully played, just as a snippet and in the following dates:
only during the WAR tour I'm afraid :(


War Tour
1983-04-28 - Rochester, New York, USA - Rochester Institute Of Technology Ice Rink (18 songs)
1983-04-30 - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - Brown University (19 songs)
1983-05-06 - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - The Orpheum Theater (20 songs)
1983-05-11 - New York, New York, USA - Palladium (19 songs)
1983-05-17 - Toronto, Ontario, Canada - Massey Hall (20 songs)
1983-05-26 - Seattle, Washington, USA - Paramount Theater (20 songs)
1983-06-01 - San Francisco, California, USA - Civic Auditorium (20 songs)
1983-06-05 - Denver, Colorado, USA - Red Rocks Ampitheater (20 songs)
1983-06-08 - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - Memorial Hall (20 songs)
1983-06-10 - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - Lloyd Noble Center, U of Oklahoma (17 songs)
1983-06-11 - Austin, Texas, USA - The Meadows (18 songs)
1983-06-25 - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - Civic Center (18 songs)
1983-06-29 - New York, New York, USA - Pier 84 (17 songs)

By "smippet", do you mean the part where Bono sings "hold on, hold on tightly" during "11 o'clock" ?

Offline JohnnyVOXX

  • Headache in a Suitcase
  • *
  • Posts: 352
  • many will see and hear
Re: Drowning Man
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2008, 11:26:21 AM »
You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login
You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login
According to You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login
Drowning man was never fully played, just as a snippet and in the following dates:
only during the WAR tour I'm afraid :(


War Tour


By "smippet", do you mean the part where Bono sings "hold on, hold on tightly" during "11 o'clock" ?

Apparently is as you say.... they list the song as a snnipet during "11 o'clock Tick Tock" (I only checked a few of the setlists).... but, I really don't know how much of the song is used, I don't have any of those bootlegs here at the office, I have the Boston one, so I'll check when I get home...
 ;D ;D

Offline spanner

  • Numb
  • **
  • Posts: 761
Re: Drowning Man
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2008, 02:01:34 AM »
You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login
You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login
You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login
According to You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login
Drowning man was never fully played, just as a snippet and in the following dates:
only during the WAR tour I'm afraid :(


War Tour


By "smippet", do you mean the part where Bono sings "hold on, hold on tightly" during "11 o'clock" ?

Apparently is as you say.... they list the song as a snnipet during "11 o'clock Tick Tock" (I only checked a few of the setlists).... but, I really don't know how much of the song is used, I don't have any of those bootlegs here at the office, I have the Boston one, so I'll check when I get home...
 ;D ;D
would that be the complete boston tapes boot ? its a great show from the war tour.i think the only bit iv'e ever heard is the "hold on tightly" bit during 11 0'clock tick tock.i think i remember the band saying it was impossible to reproduce as a live song and so they never played it.

Offline JohnnyVOXX

  • Headache in a Suitcase
  • *
  • Posts: 352
  • many will see and hear
Re: Drowning Man
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2008, 06:51:34 AM »
You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login
You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login
You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login
You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login
According to You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login
Drowning man was never fully played, just as a snippet and in the following dates:
only during the WAR tour I'm afraid :(


War Tour


By "smippet", do you mean the part where Bono sings "hold on, hold on tightly" during "11 o'clock" ?

Apparently is as you say.... they list the song as a snnipet during "11 o'clock Tick Tock" (I only checked a few of the setlists).... but, I really don't know how much of the song is used, I don't have any of those bootlegs here at the office, I have the Boston one, so I'll check when I get home...
 ;D ;D
would that be the complete boston tapes boot ? its a great show from the war tour.i think the only bit iv'e ever heard is the "hold on tightly" bit during 11 0'clock tick tock.i think i remember the band saying it was impossible to reproduce as a live song and so they never played it.

I'm really not sure about the boot's name... but all I can hear is the hold on tightly part.... so it seems that's all there is to it....
:D

Offline Michael Samuelle

  • Babyface
  • *
  • Posts: 43
  • Michael & Nikita
Re: Drowning Man
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2008, 01:33:01 AM »
I would think all you would need is edge on the acoustic guitar with bono playing back up to pull it off. I guess I'll consult the U2 By U2 bible for answers. Thanks guys for looking into it.  ;)