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Offline silkenskies

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Re: Is Boots the worst song U2 have ever recorded?
« Reply #15 on: March 16, 2009, 02:08:50 PM »
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I can think of one on the same album...I'll Go Crazy.

Isn't 'Unknown Caller' worse?

Well I'm one of those rare peeps who don't mind the lyrics in UC, so IMO, no, I'll Go Crazy is worse.

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Re: Is Boots the worst song U2 have ever recorded?
« Reply #16 on: March 16, 2009, 02:09:13 PM »
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the worst song is numb.  and even that is good

Numb is great - and recorded at a fantastic time for U2.

Boots, for me, is dreadful. Change those lyrics Bono - they are terrible!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Is Boots the worst song U2 have ever recorded?
« Reply #17 on: March 16, 2009, 02:14:23 PM »
That award should be shared between stand up comedy and window in the skies!

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Re: Is Boots the worst song U2 have ever recorded?
« Reply #18 on: March 16, 2009, 02:15:06 PM »
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That award should be shared between stand up comedy and window in the skies!

Yes - windows is pretty bad. Although the song they did with Green Day is rubbish too.

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Re: Is Boots the worst song U2 have ever recorded?
« Reply #19 on: March 16, 2009, 02:20:51 PM »
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That award should be shared between stand up comedy and window in the skies!

Yes - windows is pretty bad. Although the song they did with Green Day is rubbish too.

Stuart Adamson wrote it and their version is pretty good.

But Window in the Skies might be the worst.  That's my final vote for worst U2 song. But a great video.

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Re: Is Boots the worst song U2 have ever recorded?
« Reply #20 on: March 16, 2009, 02:21:45 PM »
werent saints are coming and window in the skies Rubin tracks, i heard these were the two they released

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Re: Is Boots the worst song U2 have ever recorded?
« Reply #21 on: March 16, 2009, 02:23:19 PM »
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werent saints are coming and window in the skies Rubin tracks, i heard these were the two they released

mmmmmmm, not sure - why U2 would record a single with Green Day is beyond me.

Probably Bono trying to be 'young' and 'cool' - a similar trick he's playing with The Killers.

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Re: Is Boots the worst song U2 have ever recorded?
« Reply #22 on: March 16, 2009, 02:24:06 PM »
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werent saints are coming and window in the skies Rubin tracks, i heard these were the two they released

mmmmmmm, not sure - why U2 would record a single with Green Day is beyond me.

Probably Bono trying to be 'young' and 'cool' - a similar trick he's playing with The Killers.

I remember reading they were Rubin tracks that they have been working on....thank God they switched

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Re: Is Boots the worst song U2 have ever recorded?
« Reply #23 on: March 16, 2009, 02:25:08 PM »
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werent saints are coming and window in the skies Rubin tracks, i heard these were the two they released

mmmmmmm, not sure - why U2 would record a single with Green Day is beyond me.

Probably Bono trying to be 'young' and 'cool' - a similar trick he's playing with The Killers.

I remember reading they were Rubin tracks that they have been working on....thank God they switched

Yes - if that's the best they can come up with. Surprising given Rubins excellent track record...

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Re: Is Boots the worst song U2 have ever recorded?
« Reply #24 on: March 16, 2009, 02:26:06 PM »
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werent saints are coming and window in the skies Rubin tracks, i heard these were the two they released

mmmmmmm, not sure - why U2 would record a single with Green Day is beyond me.

Probably Bono trying to be 'young' and 'cool' - a similar trick he's playing with The Killers.

I remember reading they were Rubin tracks that they have been working on....thank God they switched

Yes - if that's the best they can come up with. Surprising given Rubins excellent track record...

maybe they released the bad ones so they could save the best tracks for the album

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Re: Is Boots the worst song U2 have ever recorded?
« Reply #25 on: March 16, 2009, 02:27:40 PM »
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werent saints are coming and window in the skies Rubin tracks, i heard these were the two they released

mmmmmmm, not sure - why U2 would record a single with Green Day is beyond me.

Probably Bono trying to be 'young' and 'cool' - a similar trick he's playing with The Killers.


I believe a donation to charity was involved with the release of that single as well

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Re: Is Boots the worst song U2 have ever recorded?
« Reply #26 on: March 16, 2009, 02:29:58 PM »
Boots has deeper lyrics (about women) than I think you give it credit.  as for the worst song, not only are you wrong about Boots being the worst, this entire idea needs to be titled, "the A Man and a Woman thread."  easily the worst song they've done (the album version....acoustic was tolerable).

Album version of Miami is a close second.

Unknown Caller is the coolest song on NLOTH.  Great lyrics with a spiritual yet modern-day application.  and it builds in a really cool way.

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Re: Is Boots the worst song U2 have ever recorded?
« Reply #27 on: March 16, 2009, 02:32:35 PM »
Boots is not that bad at all. I think Crazy is the weakest from this album.
Worse than Crazy? New York is pretty bad ...

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Re: Is Boots the worst song U2 have ever recorded?
« Reply #28 on: March 16, 2009, 02:33:04 PM »
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Boots has deeper lyrics (about women) than I think you give it credit.  as for the worst song, not only are you wrong about Boots being the worst, this entire idea needs to be titled, "the A Man and a Woman thread."  easily the worst song they've done (the album version....acoustic was tolerable).

Album version of Miami is a close second.

Unknown Caller is the coolest song on NLOTH.  Great lyrics with a spiritual yet modern-day application.  and it builds in a really cool way.

Ok, deep lyrics - so Bono has worked out after 50 years that 'women are the future' - presumably he didn't think that when Thatcher was 'the future of Britain'

Or perhaps he thought condoleezza rice was the future of the USA. Or Palin anyone?


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Re: Is Boots the worst song U2 have ever recorded?
« Reply #29 on: March 16, 2009, 02:38:01 PM »
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Boots has deeper lyrics (about women) than I think you give it credit.  as for the worst song, not only are you wrong about Boots being the worst, this entire idea needs to be titled, "the A Man and a Woman thread."  easily the worst song they've done (the album version....acoustic was tolerable).

Album version of Miami is a close second.

Unknown Caller is the coolest song on NLOTH.  Great lyrics with a spiritual yet modern-day application.  and it builds in a really cool way.

Ok, deep lyrics - so Bono has worked out after 50 years that 'women are the future' - presumably he didn't think that when Thatcher was 'the future of Britain'

Or perhaps he thought condoleezza rice was the future of the USA. Or Palin anyone?



yikes, please don't mention her in a U2 thread.