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Offline MarlinsFan7

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What is it with all these "snippets"?
« on: August 14, 2009, 10:33:56 PM »
I just can't picture U2 singing little "snippets" of O come all ye faithful as well as some of these other "snippets"



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Re: What is it with all these "snippets"?
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2009, 12:20:58 AM »
I was amazed at the quantity of snippets at today's Wembley show. Must be a record!

-Nick

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Re: What is it with all these "snippets"?
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2009, 02:00:28 AM »
Its just a tool to prolong the show a bit without having to play a new song altogether.  If we didn't have snippets, then we would have a very short show.

Cheers,

J

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Re: What is it with all these "snippets"?
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2009, 06:08:36 AM »
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Its just a tool to prolong the show a bit without having to play a new song altogether.  If we didn't have snippets, then we would have a very short show.

Cheers,

J


Yes, the extra 60 seconds or so that could be saved could be used to play.... um... er.... 'Untitled' off Boy!!! How dare they!

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Re: What is it with all these "snippets"?
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2009, 06:55:53 AM »
Nonesense. The snippets are absolute magic and have nothing to do with the length of the concert.

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Re: What is it with all these "snippets"?
« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2009, 09:10:25 AM »
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Its just a tool to prolong the show a bit without having to play a new song altogether.  If we didn't have snippets, then we would have a very short show.

Cheers,

J


Define "very short"

Yes, I know one definition is "Bono"....that's not what I mean


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Re: What is it with all these "snippets"?
« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2009, 09:15:00 AM »
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I just can't picture U2 singing little "snippets" of O come all ye faithful as well as some of these other "snippets"

All he's doing there is repeat-chanting it to pump up the crowd and get them going. It's not like he's been going into full hymn-mode.

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Re: What is it with all these "snippets"?
« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2009, 02:13:24 PM »
these snippets are normally part of the instrumental sections of the songs anyway. Makes the shows better and a bit less predictable.

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Re: What is it with all these "snippets"?
« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2009, 07:44:26 PM »
Jick you really do talk a lot of rubbish

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Re: What is it with all these "snippets"?
« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2009, 07:56:09 PM »
Eddy- this is true, but wouldn't it be brilliant if this actually was the reason? Because they were horrified at the idea that without snippets, the show might be 53 seconds shorter?   :D

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Re: What is it with all these "snippets"?
« Reply #10 on: August 15, 2009, 08:01:53 PM »
Questioning the snippets ...eh? WTF !  >:( >:( >:(
Every since Bono was born he has been singing snippets, it's like the lifeblood of U2!!!!
Having collected a ridiculous amount of bootlegs, many of the best moments of shows are when he does the snippets. Their greatest live song is referenced by the particular snippets within the song. In fact the best Bad I have ever heard from April 85, clocking in at a monster 16 minutes with about 20 snippets, is the greatest thing I ever heard.
And what U2 fan doesn't love the Shine like stars add on to WOWU .

If you don't like snippets then stay at home and listen to the records. Or go watch Coldplay !!

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Re: What is it with all these "snippets"?
« Reply #11 on: August 16, 2009, 12:22:45 PM »
U2 have turned their shows into a snippetfest.

Never in their history of touring have they done as many snippets as they are doing now.  Before the snippets were put for a reason and add meaning to the song.

Now the snippets are forced and out of place, and serve to destroy the sanctity and lyrical meaning of the song.  Now we even get snippets of two songs in one U2 song.  Sometimes we get snippets in the intro then the outro. 

What is the point really? What is U2's true purpose for all of this?  We'll never know. 

But it sure makes a decent way to pass the time while Dallas is busy changing The Edge's guitar and figuring out the effects.

Cheers,

J

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Re: What is it with all these "snippets"?
« Reply #12 on: August 16, 2009, 12:30:40 PM »
The Red Rocks concert has a very short snippet of Drowning Man ; which means that snippets have always been a part of U2 concerts..

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Re: What is it with all these "snippets"?
« Reply #13 on: August 16, 2009, 03:44:31 PM »
I must admit I love snippets!

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Re: What is it with all these "snippets"?
« Reply #14 on: August 17, 2009, 03:55:34 PM »
if you snippet your own song inside one of your own songs you are being completely lame.  I have always loved Bono's snippets just not "40" inside Bad.