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Offline JuniorEmblem

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Re: Are there any U2 songs that makes you cringe?
« Reply #60 on: March 15, 2009, 02:00:41 PM »
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"Am I bugging you ... I don't mean to bug you.  Okay Edge, play the blues"  (Edge plays the opposite of the blues)

umm ... yeah.

The whole faked "we're just listening to helter skelter right now for the first time and figuring out how to play it" scene in R+h, same for the backstage Bono telling Larry and Adam when to come in on 'when love comes to town' faked scene


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Re: Are there any U2 songs that makes you cringe?
« Reply #61 on: March 15, 2009, 02:08:22 PM »
Walk on

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Re: Are there any U2 songs that makes you cringe?
« Reply #62 on: March 15, 2009, 02:12:54 PM »
The closest would be When Love Comes to Town and the Playboy Mansion, which has a classic blues progression, but still sounds like gospel.

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Re: Are there any U2 songs that makes you cringe?
« Reply #63 on: March 16, 2009, 06:15:06 AM »
Actually I'll vote for the Obama ceremony too. Bono was his usual self-referential self, skillfully turning the event into a U2 love-in rather than a dignified celebration of Obama's win.

And they played 2 of my least favourite U2 songs...

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Re: Are there any U2 songs that makes you cringe?
« Reply #64 on: March 16, 2009, 07:41:23 AM »
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Walk on

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Re: Are there any U2 songs that makes you cringe?
« Reply #65 on: March 16, 2009, 08:18:49 AM »
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"Am I bugging you ... I don't mean to bug you.  Okay Edge, play the blues"  (Edge plays the opposite of the blues)

umm ... yeah.

The whole faked "we're just listening to helter skelter right now for the first time and figuring out how to play it" scene in R+h, same for the backstage Bono telling Larry and Adam when to come in on 'when love comes to town' faked scene



Haha, good choices!  I love most things U2 (including many of the so-called cringe-worthy songs listed here) but R+H serves it up with extra cheese in a few places, and the above scene is right at the top of the list! Bono's steely intensity, almost scolding the band, "Come in on three! Not on one... not on two..." or whatever he says.  Funny. Here's the guy who flubs his parts at least ten times more often than the other guys, schooling the true musicians!

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Re: Are there any U2 songs that makes you cringe?
« Reply #66 on: March 16, 2009, 08:45:43 AM »
Lemon makes me crazy.

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Re: Are there any U2 songs that makes you cringe?
« Reply #67 on: March 16, 2009, 08:49:12 AM »
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Lemon makes me crazy.
nice pic EdgeFest ;)

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Re: Are there any U2 songs that makes you cringe?
« Reply #68 on: March 16, 2009, 10:13:04 AM »
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nice pic EdgeFest ;)

Thanks... Eurydice drew it for me :D

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Re: Are there any U2 songs that makes you cringe?
« Reply #69 on: March 16, 2009, 10:17:52 AM »
This is easy for me...The Wanderer ughh!!!

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Re: Are there any U2 songs that makes you cringe?
« Reply #70 on: March 16, 2009, 11:08:42 AM »
Other than Silver and Gold, I would have to say:

All Bomb songs with the exception of One Step Closer
When I Look at the World
Elevation
Electrical Storm

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Re: Are there any U2 songs that makes you cringe?
« Reply #71 on: March 16, 2009, 11:10:32 AM »
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This is easy for me...The Wanderer ughh!!!

How the what the how the what?

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Re: Are there any U2 songs that makes you cringe?
« Reply #72 on: March 16, 2009, 11:23:51 AM »
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This is easy for me...The Wanderer ughh!!!

How the what the how the what?
yes? how may I help you?

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Re: Are there any U2 songs that makes you cringe?
« Reply #73 on: March 16, 2009, 11:26:55 AM »
What is it about the Wanderer that's so bad? It's beautiful to my ears, in fact I'd say it's one of their best ever pieces of work.

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Re: Are there any U2 songs that makes you cringe?
« Reply #74 on: March 16, 2009, 11:44:47 AM »
This is great (honestly)....one mans trash is another mans treasure. I don't even have specifics, that song (from an album I truly love) has never, ever captured my ear.