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Title: I JUST DOWNLOADED IT!
Post by: unforgettableu2 on January 19, 2009, 12:09:50 AM
YES!
Title: Re: I JUST DOWNLOADED IT!
Post by: TheFlyingLemon on January 19, 2009, 12:10:43 AM
Americans are lucky, they already got it.  >:(
Title: Re: I JUST DOWNLOADED IT!
Post by: unforgettableu2 on January 19, 2009, 12:14:52 AM
sounds pretty gay.
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Post by: TheFlyMacphisto on January 19, 2009, 12:19:08 AM
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sounds pretty gay.

I can't wait for Matt to pull the plug on you like Interference did. You seem to serve no purpose other than to mix up some "sh**e".

Please leave everyone here to listen to "Get On Your Boots" and come to their own conclusions. Describing it as sounding "pretty gay" pretty much shows the value of your posting, which is to say not much.

I'm sure there are anti-U2 sites you could visit.
Title: Re: I JUST DOWNLOADED IT!
Post by: unforgettableu2 on January 19, 2009, 12:22:29 AM
i didn't mean anything by it. you'll understand what i mean when you hear it. there's a part where they all harmonize and at the end they all sing "get on your boots, yeah, yeah"
Title: Re: I JUST DOWNLOADED IT!
Post by: domino on January 19, 2009, 12:23:44 AM
All annoying-ness of the OP aside....i just downloaded it too. hoooooli crap. but im gonna wait and listen to it on the Colm and Jim Jim show...
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Post by: evel12314 on January 19, 2009, 12:24:22 AM
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sounds pretty gay.

I agree with Flymacphisto. I have yet to see a post from you that is not intentionally inflammatory. Not only have you come on a U2 fansite solely to degrade U2 and argue with fans, but don't even get get me start on your use of "gay" as an insult. Last time I checked, songs don't have a sexual preference.
Title: Re: I JUST DOWNLOADED IT!
Post by: u2009 on January 19, 2009, 12:25:40 AM
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All annoying-ness of the OP aside....i just downloaded it too. hoooooli crap. but im gonna wait and listen to it on the Colm and Jim Jim show...

I am listening to their show right now. They said David Fanning was coming up next and they are taking calls. The interview should be pretty good.
Title: Re: I JUST DOWNLOADED IT!
Post by: TheFlyMacphisto on January 19, 2009, 12:26:18 AM
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i didn't mean anything by it. you'll understand what i mean when you hear it. there's a part where they all harmonize and at the end they all sing "get on your boots, yeah, yeah"

Right, I'm sure I will share your detailed analysis.
Title: Re: I JUST DOWNLOADED IT!
Post by: unforgettableu2 on January 19, 2009, 12:26:32 AM
i said 'gay' in the sense of 'light', 'airy', 'happy', 'uplifting' and I AM A U2 FAN. Quiz me.
Title: Re: I JUST DOWNLOADED IT!
Post by: Zoonationalist on January 19, 2009, 12:26:49 AM
Ban this guy.




In other news, I have ALSO downloaded it...and it is AMAZING!

I still haven't fully digested it yet...but U2 are doing a few things that they've never done before.

SO happy about this!
Title: Re: I JUST DOWNLOADED IT!
Post by: theedge2009 on January 19, 2009, 12:27:10 AM
Thank you iTunes....

beautifully produced
beautifully sonic
beautifully U2

the music is full and unrelenting...a promising introduction to the new album and a welcome view to a new horizon

March can not arrive soon enough

enjoy...
Title: Re: I JUST DOWNLOADED IT!
Post by: CDProp on January 19, 2009, 12:27:16 AM
I, for one, welcome unforgettableu2.
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Post by: Zoonationalist on January 19, 2009, 12:29:36 AM
This song reminds me of "Day Tripper" by The Beatles. NOT in the ripoff sense....but the feel of it is similar to me in some ways! Love it!
Title: Re: I JUST DOWNLOADED IT!
Post by: unforgettableu2 on January 19, 2009, 12:30:23 AM
listened to it a few times and i'm really warming up to it. Reminds me of I trip through your wires.
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Post by: unforgettableu2 on January 19, 2009, 12:30:57 AM
quality-wise.
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Post by: CDProp on January 19, 2009, 12:31:09 AM
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listened to it a few times and i'm really warming up to it. Reminds me of I trip through your wires.

Troll post confirmed.


(even though I love Trip Through Your Wires)
Title: Re: I JUST DOWNLOADED IT!
Post by: TheFlyMacphisto on January 19, 2009, 12:31:17 AM
I am officially ignoring the negative element of this post and streamlining straight to the topic at hand.

I have the radio show streaming now and am pumped! I welcome all opinions (even critical ones), but please do it in an intelligent fashion that I have come to expect from U2 fans.

Thoughts on "Boots"?
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Post by: CDProp on January 19, 2009, 12:32:05 AM
Hey unforgettableu2, how did you find it on iTunes? Do I need to refresh the store somehow or something?
Title: Re: I JUST DOWNLOADED IT!
Post by: malcolm-edge on January 19, 2009, 12:33:47 AM
Search Get On Your Boots
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Post by: unforgettableu2 on January 19, 2009, 12:34:07 AM
i looked for it half an hour ago and i couldn't buy it, but it was the second song option (there are two GOYB entries). Are you in the us? That's where i am, and i hear that's the only place you can download it.
Title: Re: I JUST DOWNLOADED IT!
Post by: CDProp on January 19, 2009, 12:34:55 AM
I get nada when I search Get On Your Boots. Oddly enough, though, U2 appears under "artists." But even so, if I click on U2 and try to browse to the song, I can't find it.

Edit: Yeah, I'm in Utah. I haven't updated iTunes in a while, although I'm not sure why that should matter, but maybe it does?
Title: Re: I JUST DOWNLOADED IT!
Post by: domino on January 19, 2009, 12:36:01 AM
Canadian store worked too  ;D How do you guys like that associated artwork?? I like the font, except for how the Os are filled in.

Looks like gray is the new red.
Title: Re: I JUST DOWNLOADED IT!
Post by: unforgettableu2 on January 19, 2009, 12:36:32 AM
Search "Get on your boots", and may your dreams be realized, my friend. HAPPY MLK DAY PEOPLE!
Title: Re: I JUST DOWNLOADED IT!
Post by: TheFlyingLemon on January 19, 2009, 12:37:15 AM
Hope we get it in AUS iTunes soon.
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Post by: CDProp on January 19, 2009, 12:38:09 AM
I think I'm taking crazy pills or something. It's just not coming up for me.
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Post by: domino on January 19, 2009, 12:38:30 AM
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I get nada when I search Get On Your Boots. Oddly enough, though, U2 appears under "artists." But even so, if I click on U2 and try to browse to the song, I can't find it.

Edit: Yeah, I'm in Utah. I haven't updated iTunes in a while, although I'm not sure why that should matter, but maybe it does?

Update iTunes. you'll need version 8.0.2 to be able to download iTunes Plus songs (higher quality and DRM-free)
Title: Re: I JUST DOWNLOADED IT!
Post by: melbourne85 on January 19, 2009, 12:39:56 AM
I'm really pi**ed off that it can only be bought from the US itunes.
All men created equeal? Only if your an American.
Title: Re: I JUST DOWNLOADED IT!
Post by: unforgettableu2 on January 19, 2009, 12:41:05 AM
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I think I'm taking crazy pills or something. It's just not coming up for me.

my friend, i just checked again and it's not there any more. maybe i could send it to you.
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Post by: KobayashiMaru on January 19, 2009, 12:42:22 AM
Sorry for the cross-post but this seems like a more appropriate place to talk about Boots...

It's a lot to digest. I'm not crazy about the hook. On the other hand, I love Bono's cadence and the rhythm of the whole song, and while it's built on a conventional song structure a lot of the sound is unpredictable in a good way, such as the tone of Edge's harmonics and Larry's drums at the end. I like that there are several sonic layers here.

Most of all, it comforts me that this song stood out as the obvious single to people who have heard the entirety of the album. It's not a phoned-in single, the way I felt after hearing "Vertigo" (only made worse after hearing "Native Son"). Hopefully it's indicative of the craft and thought that went into the rest of NLOTH.
Title: Re: I JUST DOWNLOADED IT!
Post by: CDProp on January 19, 2009, 12:43:13 AM
I don't believe you! You are the Norse god of mischief!
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Post by: TheFlyingLemon on January 19, 2009, 12:43:50 AM
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I'm really pi**ed off that it can only be bought from the US itunes.
All men created equeal? Only if your an American.

It's annoying its not on Aus iTunes.  >:(
Title: Re: I JUST DOWNLOADED IT!
Post by: Witsa on January 19, 2009, 12:44:14 AM
It is in the Canada store too.  
I found it by typing Get On Your Boots in the search bar.

I noticed that NLOTH is gone.  I was going to pre-order if they'd finally let me.

First listen I really liked it.  On the iPod & ready to listen to it @ work in a few hours.

Enjoy everyone!
Title: Re: I JUST DOWNLOADED IT!
Post by: TheFlyMacphisto on January 19, 2009, 12:44:17 AM
Hmm, why did they have it up and then take it down?


Title: Re: I JUST DOWNLOADED IT!
Post by: blujein on January 19, 2009, 12:44:42 AM
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I'm really pi**ed off that it can only be bought from the US itunes.
All men created equeal? Only if your an American.

It's annoying its not on Aus iTunes.  >:(

I know! I hate that we can't hear it yet (I'm in Australia as well).
Title: Glad to be a U2 FAN!
Post by: Anthony02 on January 19, 2009, 12:45:53 AM
First off, unforgettableu2 ready my thread glad to be a U2 fan. Second, the song rocks! Ill wait til the rest of u hear it, to comment more. I feel like I opened my xmas presents before I was suppose to.
Title: Re: I JUST DOWNLOADED IT!
Post by: Revolver7 on January 19, 2009, 12:46:08 AM
They took it off the US store...
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Post by: TheFlyMacphisto on January 19, 2009, 12:47:59 AM
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They took it off the US store...

Bastards! I will bow down to anyone that is nice enough to send it to me!
Title: Glad to be a U2 FAN!
Post by: Anthony02 on January 19, 2009, 12:48:19 AM
They did? I just downloaded about 20 min ago
Title: Re: I JUST DOWNLOADED IT!
Post by: domino on January 19, 2009, 12:49:31 AM
it's off the Canadian one as well...ooOoOoO i feel part of an exclusive club.
Title: Re: Glad to be a U2 FAN!
Post by: unforgettableu2 on January 19, 2009, 12:49:53 AM
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First off, unforgettableu2 ready my thread glad to be a U2 fan. Second, the song rocks! Ill wait til the rest of u hear it, to comment more. I feel like I opened my xmas presents before I was suppose to.

Just read it, and really enjoyed it. I totally agree.
Title: Re: I JUST DOWNLOADED IT!
Post by: malcolm-edge on January 19, 2009, 12:50:22 AM
No posting links!!!!

Seriously though its DRM free....
Title: Re: I JUST DOWNLOADED IT!
Post by: TheFlyMacphisto on January 19, 2009, 12:50:32 AM
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it's off the Canadian one as well...ooOoOoO i feel part of an exclusive club.

Ahem (*clears throat), any interest in including some of us in the club?
Title: Re: I JUST DOWNLOADED IT!
Post by: unforgettableu2 on January 19, 2009, 12:50:50 AM
macphisto, i'll send it!
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Post by: TheFlyingLemon on January 19, 2009, 12:51:28 AM
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I'm really pi**ed off that it can only be bought from the US itunes.
All men created equeal? Only if your an American.

It's annoying its not on Aus iTunes.  >:(

I know! I hate that we can't hear it yet (I'm in Australia as well).

Where in Aus are you?
Title: Re: I JUST DOWNLOADED IT!
Post by: blujein on January 19, 2009, 12:52:37 AM
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I'm really pi**ed off that it can only be bought from the US itunes.
All men created equeal? Only if your an American.

It's annoying its not on Aus iTunes.  >:(

I know! I hate that we can't hear it yet (I'm in Australia as well).

Where in Aus are you?

I'm in Canberra. I just joined (so stoked about the new album), so thought I'd say g'day.

Where in Australia are you?
Title: Re: I JUST DOWNLOADED IT!
Post by: TheFlyMacphisto on January 19, 2009, 12:53:32 AM
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macphisto, i'll send it!

Really? A fine peace offering mate! I don't even know how to do that.
Title: Re: I JUST DOWNLOADED IT!
Post by: mrtheburke on January 19, 2009, 12:53:48 AM
Well I'm listening to it right now, (downloaded it from itunes) and the first thing that strikes me is the drums!!  It's been a long time since Larry has sounded this assertive.  
Title: Re: I JUST DOWNLOADED IT!
Post by: ChoriU2 on January 19, 2009, 12:55:48 AM
Does anyone have already the Get On Your Boots lyrics??? It would be nice to follow them when I hear it for the first time...

Or U2.com already posted them? Or itīs going to be able before 8:15
Title: Re: I JUST DOWNLOADED IT!
Post by: Sinninghunter on January 19, 2009, 12:58:23 AM
Just got it! Yes! It's like Vertigo meets the Who - there's something about the way the drums are recorded that just shouts Keith Moon, and that's an awesome thing. And the way the verses put the bassline at the front is totally Vertigo, except... better!

My eyes totally popped out when it started for the first time. For once it sounds like The Edge actually was on fire. It's going to be a long time until March 3... >:(
Title: Re: I JUST DOWNLOADED IT!
Post by: unforgettableu2 on January 19, 2009, 12:58:37 AM
i guarantee once i send it to you guys, you're gonna wish i'd sent you a b-side from october, but ok; how should we do this?
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Post by: domino on January 19, 2009, 12:59:36 AM
Sorry, for not offering to send it to any of you...you can wait it out no doubt  ;) (i haven't listened to it yet, but it's on the ipod already)

These irish radio djs are hilarious. I'm loving them...any minute now...
Title: Re: I JUST DOWNLOADED IT!
Post by: blujein on January 19, 2009, 01:00:03 AM
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i guarantee once i send it to you guys, you're gonna wish i'd sent you a b-side from october, but ok; how should we do this?

Awesome! Check out http://www.rapidshare.com/. You can upload it there and give us the link.

Thank you so much!
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Post by: TheFlyMacphisto on January 19, 2009, 01:01:11 AM
Awesome! Check out http://www.rapidshare.com/. You can upload it there and give us the link.

Thank you so much!
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Great idea blujein, thank you!
Title: Re: I JUST DOWNLOADED IT!
Post by: unforgettableu2 on January 19, 2009, 01:01:55 AM
how fickle is your love.
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Post by: malcolm-edge on January 19, 2009, 01:02:27 AM
then from there PRIVATE MESSAGES ONLY!!!!

Matt will get rapped by Universal if you post it. Or pick another forum....Ill gladly post it up on a coldplay forum i frequent.
Title: Re: I JUST DOWNLOADED IT!
Post by: TheFlyMacphisto on January 19, 2009, 01:03:01 AM
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how fickle is your love.

Haha! Today, very!
Title: Re: I JUST DOWNLOADED IT!
Post by: macphisto on January 19, 2009, 01:03:26 AM
@sinninghunter,
Oh goodness. I can't wait at all... just a few more minutes for the RTE broadcast.
BTW, I love the Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses reference in your screename...

@unforgettableu2,
I don't know if the mods would find swapping of the single before the actual release as a kosher move.
Just my view on what you proposed...
besides, the single broadcast on RTE 2FM is just a few minutes away.

The Boys still know how to play rock n' roll,
macphisto

Title: Re: I JUST DOWNLOADED IT!
Post by: unforgettableu2 on January 19, 2009, 01:03:54 AM
you are groveling, it is not like you macphisto.
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Post by: TheFlyMacphisto on January 19, 2009, 01:06:04 AM
I just wanted it right away to prove how much crack you are smoking.
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Post by: indiansummer on January 19, 2009, 01:07:25 AM
Still waiting on the RTE2FM show to play it.....but why is it available for download now? I thought it was Feb 15th?
What's goin On?
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Post by: TheFlyMacphisto on January 19, 2009, 01:07:42 AM
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@sinninghunter,
Oh goodness. I can't wait at all... just a few more minutes for the RTE broadcast.
BTW, I love the Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses reference in your screename...

@unforgettableu2,
I don't know if the mods would find swapping of the single before the actual release as a kosher move.
Just my view on what you proposed...
besides, the single broadcast on RTE 2FM is just a few minutes away.

The Boys still know how to play rock n' roll,
macphisto


Believe me my friend, you don't have to sell me on the rock n' roll brilliance of these gentleman!
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Post by: domino on January 19, 2009, 01:07:49 AM
hahah im loving the dramatic build-up on 2fm. No radio station/djs would do that here.
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Post by: malcolm-edge on January 19, 2009, 01:08:02 AM
Here we go!!!! Gonna be played on RTE 2FM really soon...in a minute or two....Im in a dark room with headphones
cant wait!
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Post by: melbourne85 on January 19, 2009, 01:08:33 AM
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hahah im loving the dramatic build-up on 2fm. No radio station/djs would do that here.

so am i! wish i lived in dublin
get on it people: http://www.2fm.ie/2fm/
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Post by: TheFlyMacphisto on January 19, 2009, 01:08:39 AM
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hahah im loving the dramatic build-up on 2fm. No radio station/djs would do that here.

God bless 2FM!

And here we go...
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Post by: domino on January 19, 2009, 01:08:45 AM
HERE..........IT................IS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by: unforgettableu2 on January 19, 2009, 01:09:11 AM
as much crack as it'll take to make sexy boots sound like i will follow.
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Post by: malcolm-edge on January 19, 2009, 01:09:38 AM
Am I the only one that can not wait to hear this in an arena!
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Post by: TheFlyingLemon on January 19, 2009, 01:10:18 AM
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I'm really pi**ed off that it can only be bought from the US itunes.
All men created equeal? Only if your an American.

It's annoying its not on Aus iTunes.  >:(

I know! I hate that we can't hear it yet (I'm in Australia as well).

Where in Aus are you?

I'm in Canberra. I just joined (so stoked about the new album), so thought I'd say g'day.

Where in Australia are you?

Adelaide, listening to the radio, MMM
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Post by: indiansummer on January 19, 2009, 01:10:28 AM
Listening now.......not sure so far...
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Post by: TheFlyMacphisto on January 19, 2009, 01:11:05 AM
Bono: "You don't know...you don't get it do you?"

A new lyric, and no doubt intended for unforgetableu2, no doubt taking to many drugs this morning!
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Post by: TheFlyMacphisto on January 19, 2009, 01:11:55 AM
Love the "let me hear the sound, sound!"
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Post by: unforgettableu2 on January 19, 2009, 01:12:20 AM
am i wrong? "let me hear the sound" - i think I heard it on a Kasabian album three years ago, but maybe Eno was off on a Roxy music reunion that summer.
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Post by: drjako on January 19, 2009, 01:13:02 AM
I'm in Melbourne Australia. So peeved that we can't get it from iTunes.
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Post by: Dark Angel on January 19, 2009, 01:14:14 AM
Where are you downloading it??????????

Its playing now!!!  ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: unforgettableu2 on January 19, 2009, 01:15:30 AM
i bet penelope cruz liked it :o
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Post by: melbourne85 on January 19, 2009, 01:16:03 AM
i like the bass and drums
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Post by: TheFlyMacphisto on January 19, 2009, 01:17:10 AM
God, you're a troll. I just wish you could be funny or clever to make it all worthwhile.


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Post by: unforgettableu2 on January 19, 2009, 01:17:25 AM
that's what she said. lol
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Post by: mrtheburke on January 19, 2009, 01:17:55 AM
well, goodnight all.  3am is just a bit late considering how much work I have tomorrow (today)  
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Post by: unforgettableu2 on January 19, 2009, 01:18:09 AM
i'm not a "troll". quiz me.
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Post by: Dark Angel on January 19, 2009, 01:18:20 AM
I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Oh my god its the guitars!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Edge really was on fire!
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Post by: Revolver7 on January 19, 2009, 01:18:32 AM
Wow! This is so great!  8)

Now, on the US iTunes store, they have an official mini-thing set up for No Line on The Horizon...it's available for pre-order, and Get On Your Boots is back up for purchase
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Post by: unforgettableu2 on January 19, 2009, 01:19:45 AM
just listened to i will follow; three chords, a decent voice, great energy and passion to sell. where did it all go?
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Post by: malcolm-edge on January 19, 2009, 01:20:01 AM
Okay, how long does it take to upload the file to rapidshare?
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Post by: TheFlyMacphisto on January 19, 2009, 01:20:13 AM
"Get On Your Boots" is now streaming at u2.com!
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Post by: blujein on January 19, 2009, 01:20:59 AM
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just listened to i will follow; three chords, a decent voice, great energy and passion to sell. where did it all go?

Hey mate, how's the upload going?
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Post by: unforgettableu2 on January 19, 2009, 01:21:12 AM
amazing "macphisto'.
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Post by: unforgettableu2 on January 19, 2009, 01:21:39 AM
upload is almost done.
Title: Glad to be a U2 FAN!
Post by: Anthony02 on January 19, 2009, 01:21:56 AM
Oh man the Edge is beyond on fire! The second coming of Achtung! My heads spinnin!
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Post by: blujein on January 19, 2009, 01:22:04 AM
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upload is almost done.

Awesome! Thank you!
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Post by: melbourne85 on January 19, 2009, 01:22:19 AM
http://goyb.u2.com/
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Post by: justinluey on January 19, 2009, 01:22:24 AM
It's up on U2.com

http://goyb.u2.com/ (http://goyb.u2.com/)
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Post by: melbourne85 on January 19, 2009, 01:23:07 AM
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upload is almost done.

Awesome! Thank you!
how to i go about getting my hands on this?
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Post by: blujein on January 19, 2009, 01:24:03 AM
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upload is almost done.

Awesome! Thank you!
how to i go about getting my hands on this?


Still waiting...I was just thanking unforgettableu2 for doing the upload.
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Post by: evel12314 on January 19, 2009, 01:24:08 AM
Aha, downloaded it.

Anyone who can't find it in iTunes search, click on the link on @U2's main page and it'll take you right to it.
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Post by: unforgettableu2 on January 19, 2009, 01:24:14 AM
gayest song ever? or does that accolade still belong to chris isaak?
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Post by: TheFlyMacphisto on January 19, 2009, 01:24:30 AM
Listen #2:

There is a ton of stuff going on here. Experimentation, energy (yeah unforgettasbleu2 I said energy) and politics.

It's well produced but sounds raw and has a not-to-polished sound. I mean that in a good way!

This a song meant to be played loud!
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Post by: Revolver7 on January 19, 2009, 01:25:28 AM
I love Chris Isaak...and I love the new song!  :)

I'm a guy and I love women...Chris Isaak writes songs about women...so, I don't know what you're talking about
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Post by: evel12314 on January 19, 2009, 01:25:47 AM
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This a song meant to be played loud!

Word to that! *rocks out*
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Post by: unforgettableu2 on January 19, 2009, 01:25:53 AM
i'd suggest they play it loud at guantanamo to elicit information from the inmates.
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Post by: TheFlyMacphisto on January 19, 2009, 01:26:34 AM
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gayest song ever? or does that accolade still belong to chris isaak?

Do you still mean "happy" when you say gay this time, or are you finally admitting to being an offensive creature?
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Post by: malcolm-edge on January 19, 2009, 01:27:21 AM
This song has that raw sound the power and swagger that we havent seen in U2 since 1991!!!

It it amazing loud!!!

Also anyone notice that live nation designed the goyb.u2.com Looks like they will alowly redesign the site.

I just explained it to my girlfriend...this is the beginning of the new album experience. The lead single, then you get the album and the...the TOUR!!!!
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Post by: unforgettableu2 on January 19, 2009, 01:27:58 AM
the song is about putting on boots. don't you feel overwhelmingly happy when you listen to songs about putting on boots?
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Post by: TheFlyMacphisto on January 19, 2009, 01:28:43 AM
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the song is about putting on boots. don't you feel overwhelmingly happy when you listen to songs about putting on boots?

I now question if you've even heard the song!
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Post by: macphisto on January 19, 2009, 01:29:01 AM
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gayest song ever? or does that accolade still belong to chris isaak?

Seriously, sir. I applaud your attempt at coherent discussion and intellectual critiquing. How original.

All sarcasm aside, this is a pretty raw single. It's not quite the Fly. But it's infinitely better than Vertigo. This has all the trappings of an arena anthem. Clayton and the Edge and Larry and...heck, the whole band was roaring away on full force.

I'm glad that the band has truly gone back to sonic layering and pushing the envelope a bit. Bravo to the boys.

Lemme hear the sound lemme hear the sound,
Macphiso
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Post by: unforgettableu2 on January 19, 2009, 01:29:23 AM
quiz me.
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Post by: melbourne85 on January 19, 2009, 01:29:28 AM
anyone else have an image in their head of Ali walking around on floorboards wearing nothing but some big black leather boots?
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Post by: blujein on January 19, 2009, 01:29:33 AM
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the song is about putting on boots. don't you feel overwhelmingly happy when you listen to songs about putting on boots?

Hey again mate! Any closer on the upload?
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Post by: melbourne85 on January 19, 2009, 01:30:19 AM
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quiz me.
do you dress up in you mothers clothing when she isn't home?
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Post by: unforgettableu2 on January 19, 2009, 01:30:27 AM
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I think UnforgettableU2 is coming out of the closet. I bet he has his "frak me" boots on right now. GET ON YOUR BOOTS!

only on saturday nights.
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Post by: TheFlyMacphisto on January 19, 2009, 01:30:39 AM
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quiz me.

I will finally give in and quiz you...

Are you a repressed gay man?
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Post by: malcolm-edge on January 19, 2009, 01:30:52 AM
Yeah and we all have google and U2 by U2.

put it up so i can sleep
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Post by: unforgettableu2 on January 19, 2009, 01:32:31 AM
SORRY GUYS! I LOVE THE SINGLE!!!
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Post by: TheFlyMacphisto on January 19, 2009, 01:33:48 AM
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SORRY GUYS! I LOVE THE SINGLE!!!

Quiz question #2:

Are you bipolar?

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Post by: unforgettableu2 on January 19, 2009, 01:33:54 AM
the last time i put on my boots, bono got jealous because penelope cruz started looking at me.
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Post by: malcolm-edge on January 19, 2009, 01:34:05 AM
By single do you mean men?

I wish they went coldplay and released it free. Then i would have to wait for this gay man
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Post by: TheFlyMacphisto on January 19, 2009, 01:34:23 AM
Man, this is a fast driving song!
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Post by: Squareguy on January 19, 2009, 01:34:42 AM
My First Post!
My first listen to the Get on Your Boots!
I'm simulataniously exhausted and excited.
Great time to be a fan eh?
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Post by: malcolm-edge on January 19, 2009, 01:36:11 AM
Amazing time...itonly gets better!
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Post by: unforgettableu2 on January 19, 2009, 01:36:40 AM
look, all i said is it sounds gay. if you take offense, i'm sorry.
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Post by: malcolm-edge on January 19, 2009, 01:38:04 AM
Unforgettable it took less time to leak Viva La Vida and Prospekts March EP about 19 songs then its taking you to upload one song.

I would know I was there when both those albums leaked.
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Post by: TheFlyMacphisto on January 19, 2009, 01:38:44 AM
You're not answering my questions unforgettable!
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Post by: Codywan24 on January 19, 2009, 01:39:30 AM
I've got it too! Definitely different, as promised. I've gotta say I'm digging it, and it's making me look forward to the album even more! Much more than a Vertigo/Discotheque mix as people were saying earlier. This is NEW, and pretty hard too. My punk rocker friends will probably even like this one.
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Post by: blujein on January 19, 2009, 01:40:13 AM
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look, all i said is it sounds gay. if you take offense, i'm sorry.

I'm just going to assume we're not going to have a download...
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Post by: unforgettableu2 on January 19, 2009, 01:40:18 AM
gay: yes, bipolar:yes

is get on your boots a gay song? no.
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Post by: justinluey on January 19, 2009, 01:40:49 AM
You can listen to the world premiere and download the mp3 at

(Admin edit: no filesharing allowed in the forum.)
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Post by: unforgettableu2 on January 19, 2009, 01:41:02 AM
why bipolar?
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Post by: theedge2009 on January 19, 2009, 01:41:11 AM
I just pre-ordered the deluxe version of No Line on the Horizon from iTunes (Canada) and my entire "The Complete U2" that I downloaded in 2005 is now downloading again....anyone else experiencing this???
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Post by: TheFlyMacphisto on January 19, 2009, 01:42:11 AM
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Unforgettable it took less time to leak Viva La Vida and Prospekts March EP about 19 songs then its taking you to upload one song.

I would know I was there when both those albums leaked.

Are you surprised? This guy hasn't even heard the song!
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Post by: TheFlyMacphisto on January 19, 2009, 01:45:06 AM
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You can listen to the world premiere and download the mp3 at

(Admin edit: no filesharing allowed in the forum.)


Thanks Justin! How do I download the mp3 from there (I don't do this usually)?
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Post by: justinluey on January 19, 2009, 01:47:31 AM
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I just pre-ordered the deluxe version of No Line on the Horizon from iTunes (Canada) and my entire "The Complete U2" that I downloaded in 2005 is now downloading again....anyone else experiencing this???

I'm trying to pre-order and it won't let me. I'm trying the regular version because I want the bonus tracks but I'm going to buy the box set.

Check if the Complete U2 is now DRM free that would amazing. I bought it back when I got my U2 iPod but love the upgrade.
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Post by: pilgrimtogo on January 19, 2009, 01:48:27 AM
Just went onto youtube... its there! THe whole song!  Sounds great!
What else would anyone expect besides great!!
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Post by: malcolm-edge on January 19, 2009, 01:49:16 AM
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I just pre-ordered the deluxe version of No Line on the Horizon from iTunes (Canada) and my entire "The Complete U2" that I downloaded in 2005 is now downloading again....anyone else experiencing this???

I'm trying to pre-order and it won't let me. I'm trying the regular version because I want the bonus tracks but I'm going to buy the box set.

Check if the Complete U2 is now DRM free that would amazing. I bought it back when I got my U2 iPod but love the upgrade.

Dude seriously check your PMs
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Post by: m2 on January 19, 2009, 01:49:30 AM
As a reminder, there is no file sharing/trading/etc. allowed in the forum. The new single can be heard round the clock right now at

http://goyb.u2.com/

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Post by: justinluey on January 19, 2009, 01:51:46 AM
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You can listen to the world premiere and download the mp3 at

(Admin edit: no filesharing allowed in the forum.)


Sorry didn't know, I shared the live audio earlier today and no one said anything. So you know it wasn't the single it was the radio premiere.
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Post by: theedge2009 on January 19, 2009, 01:57:26 AM
pardon my naivety

"check your PMs"???

dont understand
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Post by: theedge2009 on January 19, 2009, 02:03:00 AM
when I click on the new downloaded track in iTunes, the album cover comes up as "The Complete U2" rather than the actual album cover for the track, which is the case for the songs already downloaded previously...
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Post by: Sydney_Mike on January 19, 2009, 02:09:51 AM
You all know its available to listen to now at U2.com?
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Post by: odelay on January 19, 2009, 02:13:47 AM
Well at least there's something more to the song than the "sexy boots, get on your boots" part.  I'm encouraged that it isn't the first song on the album---I could see it fitting nicely in the middle of an album.

It's certainly better than Vertigo in my opinion.

I'm not a huge fan of the opening guitar riff--it has too much of a 70's prog-vibe that's ill-suited for the band (like Vertigo).  Beyond that, it's a very peculiar pop song.  I like how the bridge takes its own form into a sort of bonus chorus (better than the actual one, IMO).  The processed drums sound very early-90's...but the production very unique for a U2 song.  I'll have to sleep on it, but I'm very excited.

Oh yeah...who loves live-Zoo-Station-Bono-croak near the end of the song??  Maybe I should stick it on a thumb drive and put it under my pillow tonight...let it sink in.
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Post by: Clarky on January 19, 2009, 02:17:39 AM
"you dont know how...youy dont hoooow beautiful you aaarrreee"

I love the way that is done..



Yeah I dont love the guitar riff that much, but its awesome nonetheless.

I am also very encouraged to know that it is not the opening song on the album...its good to know that its going to be used midway through the album, which hopefully means ever better songs to come!!!!!! Can it be possible?
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Post by: Black Car on January 19, 2009, 02:26:43 AM
I've returned to the forum just to get in with the Atmosphere of the new song and new album.

First thoughts....

An Innovative, punky pop, psychodelic ride.

A little bit Pop, a little bit Achtung Baby....a distance away from ATYCLB and HTDAAB.

I really love it.

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Post by: macphisto on January 19, 2009, 02:27:12 AM
For all members,
I've gone ahead and written down the lyrics for this rockin' tune...
check it out here....

http://forum.atu2.com/index.php/topic,1042.0.html (http://forum.atu2.com/index.php/topic,1042.0.html)
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Post by: Bono in Bonolands on January 19, 2009, 02:28:57 AM
this is what they should have done for Pop
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Post by: TheFlyMacphisto on January 19, 2009, 02:35:11 AM
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I've returned to the forum just to get in with the Atmosphere of the new song and new album.

First thoughts....

An Innovative, punky pop, psychodelic ride.

A little bit Pop, a little bit Achtung Baby....a distance away from ATYCLB and HTDAAB.

I really love it.


I agree with you totally! There is something in the middle of the song that seems almost sixties pop/rock to me but I can put my finger on it. Perhaps it's Larry's trippy fun drum beat about 50 seconds into the song.

Am I alone here?
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Post by: Evil Bono on January 19, 2009, 02:36:50 AM
It does sound like a sixties song doesn't it? 
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Post by: Black Car on January 19, 2009, 02:44:02 AM
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It does sound like a sixties song doesn't it? 

I am feeling The Prisoner vibes in the background...a late 60's Beatles vibe, a White Sripes vibe of today with the riffs, a little of the Fly vibe.
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Post by: Malachi on January 19, 2009, 02:57:48 AM
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It does sound like a sixties song doesn't it? 

I am feeling The Prisoner vibes in the background...a late 60's Beatles vibe, a White Sripes vibe of today with the riffs, a little of the Fly vibe.

Definatly agee with you. Really feeling White Stripes Guitar rif in there.
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Post by: soloyan on January 19, 2009, 03:07:32 AM
I think the chorus reminds me of Queens of the Stone Age. I'll check on that.
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Post by: Alex on January 19, 2009, 03:36:14 AM
I am extatic 0o
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Post by: Starfish on January 19, 2009, 05:37:58 AM
Me too!!!!   ::) in 7th heaven!
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Post by: silvrlvr on January 19, 2009, 06:43:47 AM
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I think the chorus reminds me of Queens of the Stone Age. I'll check on that.


Okay, on a second and more awake listen:

There is a definite 1960s spy record vibe to it thanks to the lower key and the minor chords and the way Edge fingers in the bridge (I love spy songs so that's very cool.)

For comparison, listen to Spybreak! by The Propellerheads or Spy Song by Ryan Drolet.

There's a little bit of "Pump It Up" in it -- I have that in my playlist ahead of GOYB -- but mainly in beat terms and a little bit of the guitar riff

Straight to Number One? (The chart listing, not the song :)
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Post by: eddyjedi on January 19, 2009, 06:55:02 AM
Why isn't this available on UK download? It's a joke
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Post by: connyb on January 19, 2009, 08:50:07 AM
Iam on my third listen and I love it! It's in your face rock n roll. I do agree with soloyan the chorus does remind me of the Queens of The Stone Age. I really like it!
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Post by: Dream Out Loud on January 19, 2009, 09:33:53 AM
in true U2 fashion, the song doesn't immediately grab me but the more i listen to it, the more I like it.   I can already envision a GoYB-Vertigo double shot at a future show.
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Post by: Ro~Jo on January 19, 2009, 10:32:03 AM
I <3 iTunes.  I also feel sorry for all you UK folks...hopefully the U2.com stream is up.
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Post by: Revolver7 on January 19, 2009, 11:00:19 AM
It leans in the direction of Alternative Rock...which is definitely a good thing  8)
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Post by: Boom Cha! on January 19, 2009, 11:06:17 AM
So much better than I expected!  8)

I don't get the comparisons to Vertigo. That song was straightforward. Get On Your Boots has so many layers.
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Post by: Malachi on January 19, 2009, 11:23:17 AM
No I don't Get the comparison either. It is so much better tha virtigo.

It's so complex and layered.

Mal

(Thats me trying to sound like I know what Im talking about lol.) ;D :D
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Post by: Revolver7 on January 19, 2009, 11:31:47 AM
You can hear all the weird little beeps and bloops and sonic stuff in the song! I love it!  :)
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Post by: Anthony02 on January 19, 2009, 11:39:40 AM
Im sure it was already mentioned, but its like nothing out there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Its POP, Achtung Baby, and a little 60's rock in there. With a sprinkle of something I sill cant put my finger on. But it rocks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by: odelay on January 19, 2009, 02:16:22 PM
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No I don't Get the comparison either. It is so much better tha virtigo.

It's so complex and layered.

I agree that Boots is much more complex and layered (and good) than Vertigo...I just think Elevation, Vertigo, and Boots all share a similar vibe.  They all have 70's crunchy opening guitar riffs, are extremely upbeat, place more emphasis on rhythm than melody,  are intended to be lighthearted/bubblegum pop singles, and have silly lyrics.  I wouldn't describe any of them as "beautiful" songs--and I wouldn't say they're trying to be.  While many remember "The Fly" for its abrasive opening and its distorted, unusual lyrics...don't forget how intentionally beautiful the chorus was.  In taking the band in a new direction, I'd say it's more "The Fly" than "Vertigo"--musically though, it's definitely more "Vertigo".

I like it though.  Remember (no matter how many times we listen to it) it's only been out one day.