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Offline Dream Out Loud

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Worst media review of a U2 show ever?
« on: November 23, 2009, 02:37:26 PM »
I always thought that 1980 review of a u2 show was the worst i've read (you know the one where the author discusses the "mutant punks" and raves about Echo & the Bunnymen)...but then I just read this Sacramento Bee review from the 1992 ZooTv show.  It's brutal.  The author doesn't seem to get it at all but it still sucks as a review.  I would have been upset to have read this way back when.

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Do you guys know of any other negative media reviews? (I don't care about fan reviews here).

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Re: Worst media review of a U2 show ever?
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2009, 03:58:47 PM »
Yes . . . the Financial Times reviewer had a poor impression of Wembley 2 this summer.  I read his article and wondered if we had been to the same gig.  Sometimes, critics really are critics.

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Re: Worst media review of a U2 show ever?
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2009, 05:00:33 PM »
Terrible review yes, but you have to remember that this "critic" was by no means alone in his dismay at the direction the ban took. I Personally had to endure many, many hours of die hard fans weeping over how the band had changed form those four oh so serious Amish boys into...rock stars! (egad!)

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Re: Worst media review of a U2 show ever?
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2009, 07:45:25 AM »
I guess he forgot that U2 had a tour called lovetown that ended in 1990.

that was the thing on Zoo TV.  even the old songs were played new ways.  so it was easy to pi*s people off.

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Re: Worst media review of a U2 show ever?
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2009, 12:11:29 PM »
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I guess he forgot that U2 had a tour called lovetown that ended in 1990.

that was the thing on Zoo TV.  even the old songs were played new ways.  so it was easy to pi*s people off.

little did that critic realize that he was witnessing one of the all-time great tours.  buffoon.