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Title: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on November 26, 2010, 08:31:23 PM
Since my previous "play Ultraviolet" Campaign worked for Leg 3, Now the one last thing I'd love the band to do is finally pick a song to play from Pop.

It could be anything, even Playboy Mansion, but I think this album deserves some attention for once, it's too good to be ignored.

So in support of this, everybody should put up a pop lyric under their pics/avis.

SUPPORT POP!!!

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Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: bonofaninaustin on November 26, 2010, 08:41:32 PM
I very much agree! I wrote in a different thread that after watching the PopMart DVD,  I NEED to hear them perform MOFO, Gone and Please. Come on boys...give us what we want!
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Monicalea on November 26, 2010, 08:50:46 PM
I want Miami! Love me some trashy Bono!
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: TheFlyingLemon on November 26, 2010, 08:55:47 PM
Done and done.

Both avatar and quote are linked.  ;)
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Boom Cha! on November 26, 2010, 09:02:28 PM
I think you know where I stand.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Monicalea on November 26, 2010, 09:10:09 PM
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Done and done.

Both avatar and quote are linked.  ;)


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Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: TheFlyingLemon on November 26, 2010, 09:36:28 PM
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Done and done.

Both avatar and quote are linked.  ;)


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You owe me a keyboard because I just spewed Stoli all over this one!

Uh, um, sorry ...? *runs*

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Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: TheEdgeIn4D~Too much is NOT enough! {T-PEP} on November 26, 2010, 09:38:01 PM
YES. PLEASE U2.

There are SO many good songs on Pop, so many songs that explode live, like Mofo, Last Night On Earth, If You Wear That Velvet Dress, Please, Wake Up Dead Man.....oh, what I wouldn't give to hear Mofo or Last Night On Earth or Please live! Or Gone like you did it in the Boston Elevation concert.

They would fit SO WELL into the set.

And let's play it full band, electric, no wimpy little acoustic duets here. WE WANT TO ROCK.

POP! POP! POP MUSIK!
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Monicalea on November 26, 2010, 09:43:55 PM
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YES. PLEASE U2.

There are SO many good songs on Pop, so many songs that explode live, like Mofo, Last Night On Earth, If You Wear That Velvet Dress, Please, Wake Up Dead Man.....oh, what I wouldn't give to hear Mofo or Last Night On Earth or Please live! Or Gone like you did it in the Boston Elevation concert.

They would fit SO WELL into the set.

And let's play it full band, electric, no wimpy little acoustic duets here. WE WANT TO ROCK.

POP! POP! POP MUSIK!

Gees! Calm down before you hurt something!
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: TheEdgeIn4D~Too much is NOT enough! {T-PEP} on November 26, 2010, 09:45:17 PM
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YES. PLEASE U2.

There are SO many good songs on Pop, so many songs that explode live, like Mofo, Last Night On Earth, If You Wear That Velvet Dress, Please, Wake Up Dead Man.....oh, what I wouldn't give to hear Mofo or Last Night On Earth or Please live! Or Gone like you did it in the Boston Elevation concert.

They would fit SO WELL into the set.

And let's play it full band, electric, no wimpy little acoustic duets here. WE WANT TO ROCK.

POP! POP! POP MUSIK!

Gees! Calm down before you hurt something!

Well, all the better if I do. Then I'll sue U2 for withholding err....Pop sustenance and then they'll HAVE to play something. ...  ??? ::) :D
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Monicalea on November 26, 2010, 09:46:15 PM
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YES. PLEASE U2.

There are SO many good songs on Pop, so many songs that explode live, like Mofo, Last Night On Earth, If You Wear That Velvet Dress, Please, Wake Up Dead Man.....oh, what I wouldn't give to hear Mofo or Last Night On Earth or Please live! Or Gone like you did it in the Boston Elevation concert.

They would fit SO WELL into the set.

And let's play it full band, electric, no wimpy little acoustic duets here. WE WANT TO ROCK.

POP! POP! POP MUSIK!

Gees! Calm down before you hurt something!

Well, all the better if I do. Then I'll sue U2 for withholding err....Pop sustenance and then they'll HAVE to play something. ...  ??? ::) :D

Oh sweet jeebus. You've really thought this through haven't you?
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: hurricane hugo on November 26, 2010, 10:00:51 PM
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Since my previous "play Ultraviolet" Campaign worked for Leg 3, Now the one last thing I'd love the band to do is finally pick a song to play from Pop.

It could be anything, even Playboy Mansion, but I think this album deserves some attention for once, it's too good to be ignored.

So in support of this, everybody should put up a pop lyric under their pics/avis.

SUPPORT POP!!!

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don't beg. it's so unbecoming.

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Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: StrongGirl on November 26, 2010, 10:35:56 PM
A thousand times , yes!! Hey, Middy , it'll happen. If they did Scarlet , ANYTHING  is possible. I think they will pay some sort of tribute to each of their earlier albums. It seems like that is what they are doing.  ;)
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on November 26, 2010, 11:00:11 PM
I was a TREMENDOUS supporter of the Ultraviolet campaign, but this one...ehh, not so much :D :P

I wont have a problem with the occasional IGWSHA, Gone, or Please (electric or acoustic, i dont care.  I LOVE the acoustic version) but I wont loose sleep if Pop is the only U2 album not represented
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: An Cat Dubh on November 27, 2010, 12:22:31 AM
Every album should be represented on every tour, even if its just one song.

As Pop is there best, IMHO, of course  :D
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: EnduringChill on November 27, 2010, 05:50:14 AM
Pop!!!
It must be played!
Specifically Please, Gone, and STARING AT THE SUN
I would do the avi text lyric thing except I'm quoting Stay and I don't know how many days it'll take for it to finish. :P
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on November 27, 2010, 10:02:44 AM
This needs to be bigger!!!
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Droo on November 27, 2010, 10:08:13 AM
GONE.

The song has a lyric about a suit of lights. Bono wears a suit of lights in the encore. PLAY GONE IN THE ENCORE.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: TheEdgeIn4D~Too much is NOT enough! {T-PEP} on November 27, 2010, 10:09:19 AM
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GONE.

The song has a lyric about a suit of lights. Bono wears a suit of lights in the encore. PLAY GONE IN THE ENCORE.

GOOD. POINT. GENIUS!!!!!
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on November 27, 2010, 10:10:28 AM
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GONE.

The song has a lyric about a suit of lights. Bono wears a suit of lights in the encore. PLAY GONE IN THE ENCORE.

GOOD. POINT. GENIUS!!!!!

They should have started that in the beginning  ;D
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Droo on November 27, 2010, 10:12:37 AM
Seriously. Move WOWY into the main set and make the encore:

Ultraviolet or HMTMKMKM
Gone / Levitate (snippet)
Moment of Surrender
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on November 27, 2010, 12:11:01 PM
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Seriously. Move WOWY into the main set and make the encore:

Ultraviolet or HMTMKMKM
Gone / Levitate (snippet)
Moment of Surrender

I think Ultraviolet and WOWY MUST be played together.  But then I feel like UV-WOWY-MOS are absolutely perfect for each other too.  The encore is too good to change around in my mind.  I think something like this could definetely work though.  Even though I dont like the removal of the "new songs" slots

1.Stingray
2.Beautiful Day
3.I Will Follow
4.Get on Your Boots
5.Magnificent
6.Mysterious Ways
7.Elevation
8.UTEOTW
9.Still Haven’t Found
10.In A Little While
11.Miss Sarajevo
12. COBL
13. Vertigo
14. Crazy Remix
15. SBS
16. Scarlet
17. Walk On

18. One
19. Streets

20. Gone
21. HMTMKMKM
22. UV
23. WOWY
24. MOS
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Droo on November 27, 2010, 12:26:30 PM
Remove In A Little While and replace it with The Unforgettable Fire and that's a great looking setlist to me.

I won't advocate for UTEOTW's removal because I know that makes most U2 fans get all butthurt when I suggest it.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: dangerous and honest on November 27, 2010, 02:19:23 PM
I voted Yes and I vote Mofo.

Or maybe Velvet Dress.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Tumbling Dice on November 27, 2010, 02:32:32 PM
Please

Gone

Mofo


Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: satellitedog01 on November 27, 2010, 02:34:59 PM
If God Will Send His Angels would be great to hear full band (but let them rehearse it properly), and Gone and maybe Last Night on Earth could be played decently too and would fit the tour as well.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: InThisHeartland on November 27, 2010, 04:33:13 PM
PLEASE play some POP
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: The Exile on November 27, 2010, 04:52:54 PM
Just NOT Staring at the Sun or an acoustic Please, please.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Tumbling Dice on November 27, 2010, 04:54:13 PM
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Just NOT Staring at the Sun or an acoustic Please, please.

What about an acoustic 'Do You Feel Loved'?



Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: The Exile on November 27, 2010, 05:12:55 PM
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Just NOT Staring at the Sun or an acoustic Please, please.

What about an acoustic 'Do You Feel Loved'?





To me, U2 doesn't deserve credit for playing obscure stuff unless they go all the way and play it right. Sure, an acoustically-played rarity is better than Stuck in a Moment (and what isn't?), but I'd rather they learn to play the album version.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: The Unknown Caller on November 27, 2010, 05:16:15 PM
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Just NOT Staring at the Sun or an acoustic Please, please.

What about an acoustic 'Do You Feel Loved'?





To me, U2 doesn't deserve credit for playing obscure stuff unless they go all the way and play it right. Sure, an acoustically-played rarity is better than Stuck in a Moment (and what isn't?), but I'd rather they learn to play the album version.

That's an extremely bizarre standard to set. So I presume you'd give, say, Bruce Springsteen no credit despite the fact that he plays a frankly astonishing range of his material, because little of it is identical to the album version?
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: satellitedog01 on November 27, 2010, 05:18:19 PM
Nitpicknick... yay :-/
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Monicalea on November 27, 2010, 05:18:59 PM
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Just NOT Staring at the Sun or an acoustic Please, please.

What about an acoustic 'Do You Feel Loved'?





To me, U2 doesn't deserve credit for playing obscure stuff unless they go all the way and play it right. Sure, an acoustically-played rarity is better than Stuck in a Moment (and what isn't?), but I'd rather they learn to play the album version.

That's an extremely bizarre standard to set. So I presume you'd give, say, Bruce Springsteen no credit despite the fact that he plays a frankly astonishing range of his material, because little of it is identical to the album version?

Yes!

People go to a concert to hear live music, music that is of the moment with life and energy that comes from the humanity of the setting. If you want music to sound exactly like a recording, stay home and listen to the recording.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: The Exile on November 27, 2010, 05:22:00 PM
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Just NOT Staring at the Sun or an acoustic Please, please.

What about an acoustic 'Do You Feel Loved'?





To me, U2 doesn't deserve credit for playing obscure stuff unless they go all the way and play it right. Sure, an acoustically-played rarity is better than Stuck in a Moment (and what isn't?), but I'd rather they learn to play the album version.

That's an extremely bizarre standard to set. So I presume you'd give, say, Bruce Springsteen no credit despite the fact that he plays a frankly astonishing range of his material, because little of it is identical to the album version?

What I wrote was that U2 only gets credit if they play the full band version, I wasn't talking about anyone else. I am not a Springsteen fan, but from what I know of his live shows, I would say he deserves as much credit as we can give him. If U2 played the range of songs that Bruce does, I wouldn't ever complain about an acoustic version of SATS. But since they, unlike Bruce, often take the easy way out, I'll continue to grit my teeth whenever Edge takes out his acoustic guitar while the rhythm section goes beckstage for a doobie and cup of tea.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: The Exile on November 27, 2010, 05:25:00 PM
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Just NOT Staring at the Sun or an acoustic Please, please.

What about an acoustic 'Do You Feel Loved'?





To me, U2 doesn't deserve credit for playing obscure stuff unless they go all the way and play it right. Sure, an acoustically-played rarity is better than Stuck in a Moment (and what isn't?), but I'd rather they learn to play the album version.

That's an extremely bizarre standard to set. So I presume you'd give, say, Bruce Springsteen no credit despite the fact that he plays a frankly astonishing range of his material, because little of it is identical to the album version?

Yes!

People go to a concert to hear live music, music that is of the moment with life and energy that comes from the humanity of the setting. If you want music to sound exactly like a recording, stay home and listen to the recording.

My, aren't we sensitive today? When we let that happen our reading comprehension skills tend to suffer!

I never said anything about wanting the live version to "sound exactly like a recording," what I said was that I prefer U2 to play full-band versions of their songs rather than acoustic versions. There are exceptions, like SBS on Popmart, but I still prefer a full version than a stripped down one.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: U2_fan8 [aka U28] on November 27, 2010, 05:27:12 PM
In answer to the poll's question, HECK. YES. 8)
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: TheEdgeIn4D~Too much is NOT enough! {T-PEP} on November 27, 2010, 05:33:50 PM
I agree with what The Exile is saying. I don't want an acoustic Staring At The Sun.....although acoustic Please from Miami *IS* pretty good. I want my socks rocked off with Mofo or Last Night On Earth.  ;D Some songs are meant to be acoustic. But I feel doing most of Pop acoustically would take the bite out of it.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: satellitedog01 on November 27, 2010, 05:34:09 PM
 ??? To Monicalea - There was a time when U2 improved on songs in the live setting constantly... And the 3 chord acoustic thing Edge (and he is the good guy here) has been doing is simply inferior to a full band version, be it recorded or live. They could perform a version of Don't Take Your Guns To Town with a full band as a one off, and learn The Wanderer and improve on it whilst doing so, and I think it's okay to expect the same with all U2 songs, especially well known ones. The only songs that are okay acoustically are Stay and... Well Satellite of Love could be, but it was an electric guitar and also a cover... Desire and Stuck are both better live with Adam and Larry grooving.

I don't think it's a good thing to defend plain laziness.

Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: InThisHeartland on November 27, 2010, 05:37:37 PM
ACOUSTIC MOFO
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Tumbling Dice on November 27, 2010, 05:38:48 PM
I think that acoustic renditions of songs are ALWAYS inferior to the full band versions.  If a song was meant to be played acoustically, then why isn't the album version acoustic?



Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: satellitedog01 on November 27, 2010, 05:46:59 PM
Well, I'd rather say campfire and stadium tour don't mix too well.

I have heard beautiful acoustic rearrangements of songs by other artists, particularly love REM's second (Reveal era) MTV Unplugged appearance (up on Youtube, check it out) but it's really gotta be thoughtful and fine-tuned. U2 don't do that, they really take the easy way out with the acoustic stuff (past Zoo TV)

There is no real (I won't take technical limitations as an excuse in 2010) reason for Adam and Larry to back out of playing their own music. They get paid for playing it...
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: gnmmet on November 27, 2010, 06:06:42 PM
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To me, U2 doesn't deserve credit for playing obscure stuff unless they go all the way and play it right. Sure, an acoustically-played rarity is better than Stuck in a Moment (and what isn't?), but I'd rather they learn to play the album version.


I agree. Acoustic Please is ok, but the electric version blows me away. If you're going to bring back a song at least do it properly.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: efdeat on November 27, 2010, 06:29:57 PM
GAWN would get folks in the seats up on their feet . . . be bold, U2.  Bring us some Pop action.  :)
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Domenico of Lovetown on November 27, 2010, 09:07:20 PM
Please would be a nice addition to the set.  Scrap In A Little While...
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Farisfan (polished stones) on November 28, 2010, 12:06:34 PM
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I agree with what The Exile is saying. I don't want an acoustic Staring At The Sun.....although acoustic Please from Miami *IS* pretty good. I want my socks rocked off with Mofo or Last Night On Earth.  ;D Some songs are meant to be acoustic. But I feel doing most of Pop acoustically would take the bite out of it.

Very much agreed!!   

Definitely need a full- band POP song!!!!  PLEEEEASE!   :)
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: AchtungPiano on November 28, 2010, 12:26:47 PM
so...here's the plan.  ;D

they start out with the opening chords of Beautiful Day right? and then...out of nowhere...BONO POPS OUT OF A GIANT LEMON!!!!  :D :D :D


and then the band proceeds to play a non-stop, non-abridged medley of Discotheque, Do You Feel Loved, and Mofo. and then resume the show like nothing happened.  ;D
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: satellitedog01 on November 28, 2010, 12:44:29 PM
:-) That would be rather 007 of them. Actually they had the giant-toothpick with olive, so a Martini glass would not be far fetched either. The stage also somewhat resembles a lemon-squeezer.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: TheEdgeIn4D~Too much is NOT enough! {T-PEP} on November 28, 2010, 01:57:31 PM
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so...here's the plan.  ;D

they start out with the opening chords of Beautiful Day right? and then...out of nowhere...BONO POPS OUT OF A GIANT LEMON!!!!  :D :D :D


and then the band proceeds to play a non-stop, non-abridged medley of Discotheque, Do You Feel Loved, and Mofo. and then resume the show like nothing happened.  ;D

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Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: edgetastic [Vote Zaphod] on November 28, 2010, 02:12:56 PM
 :D :D :D

Gone, Discotheque or Do You Feel Loved would be SO awesome ;D.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: EnduringChill on November 28, 2010, 05:35:26 PM
Staring at The Sun electric, please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Gravy11 on November 28, 2010, 06:49:57 PM
Going with the sound of this tour so far, I think the closest to POP you POProcks are going to get is "Mofo". I love "Gone" but the tone seems too dark. Not the theme of the song but the sound. I don't know...Just my two cents. Speaking of dark...It's time for Dexter! REJOICE......
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: vertigofly40 on November 28, 2010, 08:54:27 PM
Pop is one of my favorite U2 albums.  I would be excited to have them play any songs from Pop especially “Last Night On Earth” and “If God Will Send His Angels.”
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Farisfan (polished stones) on November 29, 2010, 04:56:32 AM
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so...here's the plan.  ;D

they start out with the opening chords of Beautiful Day right? and then...out of nowhere...BONO POPS OUT OF A GIANT LEMON!!!!  :D :D :D


and then the band proceeds to play a non-stop, non-abridged medley of Discotheque, Do You Feel Loved, and Mofo. and then resume the show like nothing happened.  ;D

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 :D :D :D

Need Mofo and Gone for sure!!
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: linasd on November 29, 2010, 05:22:15 AM
If we make the entire audience sing "BOOM CHA BOOM CHA DISCOTEQUE" and do the dance from the video for a while you reckon they just give up and start play it? :P
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: TheEdgeIn4D~Too much is NOT enough! {T-PEP} on November 29, 2010, 05:34:18 AM
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If we make the entire audience sing "BOOM CHA BOOM CHA DISCOTEQUE" and do the dance from the video for a while you reckon they just give up and start play it? :P

It's a good idea....now how do we do it???
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: briscoetheque on November 29, 2010, 05:41:59 AM
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If we make the entire audience sing "BOOM CHA BOOM CHA DISCOTEQUE" and do the dance from the video for a while you reckon they just give up and start play it? :P

It's a good idea....now how do we do it???

Well, you start with your legs about a shoulder width apart, and keep you forearms at right angles with your elbows.

You pull back with a 'HUH' type motion, and then cross your arms at 45 degrees to each other across your chest, and return them to the perpendicular start position.

Once you're comfortable with that, you can add a pelvic thrust or two.

Repeat.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: TheEdgeIn4D~Too much is NOT enough! {T-PEP} on November 29, 2010, 05:54:36 AM
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If we make the entire audience sing "BOOM CHA BOOM CHA DISCOTEQUE" and do the dance from the video for a while you reckon they just give up and start play it? :P

It's a good idea....now how do we do it???

Well, you start with your legs about a shoulder width apart, and keep you forearms at right angles with your elbows.

You pull back with a 'HUH' type motion, and then cross your arms at 45 degrees to each other across your chest, and return them to the perpendicular start position.

Once you're comfortable with that, you can add a pelvic thrust or two.

Repeat.

LMAO! How priceless would that be if the whole GA - no - the whole stadium did that! Synchronized Boom Cha-ing. Oh now I wanna do that sooo bad!!
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: linasd on November 29, 2010, 05:57:29 AM
It would be the best flash mob ever. :D Too bad everyone here isn't going to the same show. We could def pull it of. ;D
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Farisfan (polished stones) on November 29, 2010, 07:54:42 AM
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It would be the best flash mob ever. :D Too bad everyone here isn't going to the same show. We could def pull it of. ;D

We should try and see if we can get a crowd together at the various gigs tho!  I am not sure but it sort of sounded like the Balt. gig had a crowd of forum folk... could try at that one.  We should discuss this some more!!  Maybe in the fan meet up thread??

Definitely worth discussing! Would be toooo awesome!  (and hilarious!!!)
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: linasd on November 29, 2010, 08:27:19 AM
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It would be the best flash mob ever. :D Too bad everyone here isn't going to the same show. We could def pull it of. ;D

We should try and see if we can get a crowd together at the various gigs tho!  I am not sure but it sort of sounded like the Balt. gig had a crowd of forum folk... could try at that one.  We should discuss this some more!!  Maybe in the fan meet up thread??

Definitely worth discussing! Would be toooo awesome!  (and hilarious!!!)

NO! It have to be the Dublin gig (there WILL be one) ;D I wanna join in the fun! :D
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: The Unknown Caller on November 29, 2010, 08:28:12 AM
U2 have literally crafted a complex instrument of torture by creating the tour which is the most appropriate to play Pop songs on since Pop, then not playing them. Disco ball? Check. Over the top lights system? Check. Suit of lights which Bono says goodbye to? Check.

The playing of HMTMKMKM is just added torture and dropping in the Discotheque snippet and even "Life During Wartime" snippet (An INCREDIBLY common snippet in Discotheque on PopMart) are just added bursts of pain.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Bads316 on November 29, 2010, 08:53:14 AM
Dear U2 (Bono)

Since it's not a greatest hits tour (Course it is) why not replace all the singles from ATYCLB & BOMB with the singles from Pop? Or just play Gone..... just something for us Popites, what harm can a bit of lovey dovey stuff do? You gave the October herd a Xmas gift from the Gods (and then had Jay 2 da zzzzzzz talk all over it and here I am thinkin you'd lost your sense of irony - what a hoot!!!!) So please something more than those damn snippets everyone seems so fond of, some people just love a good tease I guess - never my thing,  just be bad ass for 3-4 minutes and play a Pop song and we'll leave you in peace you lazy, lazy man ;)
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: satellitedog01 on November 29, 2010, 08:58:50 AM
Essentially, what happened this tour is, they took out the "heart of darkness" section from the setlist, that's been around for a long time. It was usually the Bullet The Blue Sky section of the show, somewhere in the 2. 3rd of the concerts, and it worked to give focus and contrast all the big hymns they played in the encore, with the necessary anger, pain an fear, so those hymns and singalongs can be as uplifting as possible. Popmart was a real treat in this sense (followed closely by ZooTV), as you had three aggressive/dark songs (Miami, Bullet, Please) to then go into Streets. That was good professional planning.

I think taking out Bullet the Blue Sky was a mistake if only for this reason. Now, with no really dark song in the set, there's no contrast or weight to proceedings, and it becomes a little like a U2 playlist for the drive home...
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: TheEdgeIn4D~Too much is NOT enough! {T-PEP} on November 29, 2010, 12:16:36 PM
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I think taking out Bullet the Blue Sky was a mistake if only for this reason. Now, with no really dark song in the set, there's no contrast or weight to proceedings, and it becomes a little like a U2 playlist for the drive home...

I feel that way entirely! I feel like this setlist is poorly designed...there is little cohesion between the different sets and the songs lack flow. I can't stand Crazy next to Sunday Bloody Sunday. I know they share themes, albeit through different lenses, but their moods are just SO opposite each other. It's jarring in an extremely unpleasant way.

On the flip side, if you were to from Crazy to say, Last Night On Earth, or Angels, or Discotheque, or Do You Feel Loved, or Playboy Mansion or even Wake Up Dead Man, well, then, that would segue nicely methinks!
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Bads316 on November 29, 2010, 12:19:03 PM
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I think taking out Bullet the Blue Sky was a mistake if only for this reason. Now, with no really dark song in the set, there's no contrast or weight to proceedings, and it becomes a little like a U2 playlist for the drive home...

I feel that way entirely! I feel like this setlist is poorly designed...there is little cohesion between the different sets and the songs lack flow. I can't stand Crazy next to Sunday Bloody Sunday. I know they share themes, albeit through different lenses, but their moods are just SO opposite each other. It's jarring in an extremely unpleasant way.

On the flip side, if you were to from Crazy to say, Last Night On Earth, or Angels, or Discotheque, or Do You Feel Loved, or Playboy Mansion or even Wake Up Dead Man, well, then, that would segue nicely methinks!

Totally agree, it does seem like one big encore to me, which for some I'm sure, is a good thing.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Farisfan (polished stones) on November 29, 2010, 12:27:18 PM
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Essentially, what happened this tour is, they took out the "heart of darkness" section from the setlist, that's been around for a long time. It was usually the Bullet The Blue Sky section of the show, somewhere in the 2. 3rd of the concerts, and it worked to give focus and contrast all the big hymns they played in the encore, with the necessary anger, pain an fear, so those hymns and singalongs can be as uplifting as possible. Popmart was a real treat in this sense (followed closely by ZooTV), as you had three aggressive/dark songs (Miami, Bullet, Please) to then go into Streets. That was good professional planning.

I think taking out Bullet the Blue Sky was a mistake if only for this reason. Now, with no really dark song in the set, there's no contrast or weight to proceedings, and it becomes a little like a U2 playlist for the drive home...

I would disagree a little bit, satellitedog.  I can see what you mean about taking out the really dark song(s), such as Bullet.  But I wouldn't call Miami dark or aggressive.  Agreed that Please is full of angst and pleading.  But I think that is the reason they have kept one song slot on this tour to have that either angst or pain in it... Bad fills that slot sometimes, EBW has that pain/struggle, I think the new Mercy has that all is not right/ struggle feel to it and Boy Falls From the Sky as well.  So, it would seem to me that they've kept not a trio as before as you stated, but limited it to one or max. two songs.

Also, I don't see the encores as being as anthemic or hymn-like now either.  I would place One in the struggle/ angst/ trying to reach further category.  (Streets of course is more hymn-like) But also the second encore feels very angst-ridden to me with  WOWY and MoS.  (even UV and HMTHKMKM do not seem like straight upbeat songs but have a twist, as struggle or an ironic side to them.)

What do you think?
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Boom Cha! on November 29, 2010, 01:10:47 PM
They need to just play Mofo already....they know they want to.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on November 29, 2010, 02:31:00 PM
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If we make the entire audience sing "BOOM CHA BOOM CHA DISCOTEQUE" and do the dance from the video for a while you reckon they just give up and start play it? :P

It's a good idea....now how do we do it???

Well, you start with your legs about a shoulder width apart, and keep you forearms at right angles with your elbows.

You pull back with a 'HUH' type motion, and then cross your arms at 45 degrees to each other across your chest, and return them to the perpendicular start position.

Once you're comfortable with that, you can add a pelvic thrust or two.

Repeat.

LMAO! How priceless would that be if the whole GA - no - the whole stadium did that! Synchronized Boom Cha-ing. Oh now I wanna do that sooo bad!!

Not the entire stadium ;)
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: satellitedog01 on November 29, 2010, 02:52:48 PM
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Essentially, what happened this tour is, they took out the "heart of darkness" section from the setlist, that's been around for a long time. It was usually the Bullet The Blue Sky section of the show, somewhere in the 2. 3rd of the concerts, and it worked to give focus and contrast all the big hymns they played in the encore, with the necessary anger, pain an fear, so those hymns and singalongs can be as uplifting as possible. Popmart was a real treat in this sense (followed closely by ZooTV), as you had three aggressive/dark songs (Miami, Bullet, Please) to then go into Streets. That was good professional planning.

I think taking out Bullet the Blue Sky was a mistake if only for this reason. Now, with no really dark song in the set, there's no contrast or weight to proceedings, and it becomes a little like a U2 playlist for the drive home...

I would disagree a little bit, satellitedog.  I can see what you mean about taking out the really dark song(s), such as Bullet.  But I wouldn't call Miami dark or aggressive.  Agreed that Please is full of angst and pleading.  But I think that is the reason they have kept one song slot on this tour to have that either angst or pain in it... Bad fills that slot sometimes, EBW has that pain/struggle, I think the new Mercy has that all is not right/ struggle feel to it and Boy Falls From the Sky as well.  So, it would seem to me that they've kept not a trio as before as you stated, but limited it to one or max. two songs.

Also, I don't see the encores as being as anthemic or hymn-like now either.  I would place One in the struggle/ angst/ trying to reach further category.  (Streets of course is more hymn-like) But also the second encore feels very angst-ridden to me with  WOWY and MoS.  (even UV and HMTHKMKM do not seem like straight upbeat songs but have a twist, as struggle or an ironic side to them.)

What do you think?

Well, first of all, while I agree with EBW and Boy Falls... being in a similar vein, they are not yet solid live staples, so I cannot consider them in this thread, maybe on the next leg of tour. On the other end of the spectrum, One has been such a standard number for such a long time, I don't think it's the same song it started out as (quite a bit like WOWY), it is emotional and a struggle, but a bit too familiar. I disagree with Bad being on the dark side. I know it comes from a dark place but it's uplifting all the way and a joy to the heart. :-)

Have to disagree about Miami. It has rather bleak lyrics served with a side-dish of silly/absurd humor, it's not lighthearted, if only in an idiotic superficial  way, but the live performances were roaring with the same anger and confusion and wonder, Bullet conveys, that is, the contrast between the richness and artifice and waste of American iconography. Elvis Ate America could be the third brother to Miami and Bullet by the way.

Hold Me Thrill Me seems to be here for some token rock'n'roll fun, and as a gift to hardcore '90s fans. Ultraviolet could fit the bill, but it's very much a sing-along tune (also lets not forget Some bands members hated Ultraviolet's Baby-baby-baby on the first listens, as it was also dabbling in irony from their viewpoint, it was the first time Bono used Baby in an excessive way)

The last encore is surprisingly dark, I agree, but it does not serve the purpose in that place, and MOS is also a singalong tune. On the whole, I miss there being an "emotional prism" to the songs, that turns all the colours into one, or the other way around disperses the single beam of light into a rainbow. This may sound cheesy, but I think it's a workable analogy to the string of darker songs present in earlier tour setlists.
I feel this tour is missing a lot of opportunities, and seemingly without reason. This is the first time I felt this, and I cannot really get into 360°as whole because of that. I simply don't feel it.

Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: The Unknown Caller on November 29, 2010, 03:24:15 PM
Personally, I think the setlist this tour is substantially more structured than about 90% of U2 tours. Certainly better structured than ZooTV (Where there was a working structure but it utterly abandoned its 'themes' after the first few songs), Elevation or Vertigo. PopMart... eh, debateable. But I can very much see the order that they're striving at. It becomes particularly clear how tight it is when they tinker with it- they managed to remove TUF without harming it but when they try to substitute Pride for SBS, it just doesn't have the same impact and weight- Pride works much better earlier in the setlist, as they now realise., or else between SBS and MLK as it was on the first European leg.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Starman on November 29, 2010, 03:56:58 PM
I WANT SOME POP!!!!

See what I did there with the colors?  ;)

Pop and PopMart are too awesome for words. I think PopMart could be my favorite tour ever. It even beats ZooTV for me. PLEASE!!!!! (see what I did there again?  ;) :D) Play some POP!!!!
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: EnduringChill on November 29, 2010, 07:26:29 PM
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I WANT SOME POP!!!!

Moi aussi! :D
I disagree with liking PopMart better though... but it's my opinion...
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Miami66 on November 29, 2010, 08:14:39 PM
sure why not  ;D
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: bobplaysthedrums on November 29, 2010, 10:27:45 PM
How about something like this.

   1. Return Of The Stingray Guitar
   2. Magnificent
   3. I Will Follow / New Year's Day rotation
   4. Get On Your Boots
   5. Beautiful Day
   6. Mysterious Ways / Gone rotation
   7. Elevation
   8. Until The End Of The World
   9. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
  10. One Tree Hill
  11. Mercy / New Song rotation
  12. Please (Full Band Electric)
  13. Your Blue Room / The Unforgettable Fire rotation
  14. City Of Blinding Lights
  15. Vertigo
  16. I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight
  17. Discotheque / Mofo rotation
  18. Even Better Than The Real Thing
  19. Bad [w/ the All I Want Is You snippet]

  20. One
  21. Unchained Melody / Amazing Grace rotation
  22. Where The Streets Have No Name

  23. Desire (New Arrangement)  / Ultra Violet rotation
  24. The Fly (New Arrangement)
  25. Moment of Surrender
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: AchtungPiano on November 30, 2010, 06:51:10 AM
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How about something like this.

   1. Return Of The Stingray Guitar
   2. Magnificent
   3. I Will Follow / New Year's Day rotation
   4. Get On Your Boots
   5. Beautiful Day
   6. Mysterious Ways / Gone rotation
   7. Elevation
   8. Until The End Of The World
   9. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
  10. One Tree Hill
  11. Mercy / New Song rotation
  12. Please (Full Band Electric)
  13. Your Blue Room / The Unforgettable Fire rotation
  14. City Of Blinding Lights
  15. Vertigo
  16. I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight
  17. Discotheque / Mofo rotation
  18. Even Better Than The Real Thing
  19. Bad [w/ the All I Want Is You snippet]

  20. One
  21. Unchained Melody / Amazing Grace rotation
  22. Where The Streets Have No Name

  23. Desire (New Arrangement)  / Ultra Violet rotation
  24. The Fly (New Arrangement)
  25. Moment of Surrender

but you forgot Do You Feel Loved!  :'(
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Tumbling Dice on November 30, 2010, 07:02:32 AM
Play Misty for me.



Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: markinnl on November 30, 2010, 11:25:05 AM
I'd like to hear  either Last Night on Earth or Gone
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Starman on November 30, 2010, 12:43:21 PM
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How about something like this.

   1. Return Of The Stingray Guitar
   2. Magnificent
   3. I Will Follow / New Year's Day rotation
   4. Get On Your Boots
   5. Beautiful Day
   6. Mysterious Ways / Gone rotation
   7. Elevation
   8. Until The End Of The World
   9. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
  10. One Tree Hill
  11. Mercy / New Song rotation
  12. Please (Full Band Electric)
  13. Your Blue Room / The Unforgettable Fire rotation
  14. City Of Blinding Lights
  15. Vertigo
  16. I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight
  17. Discotheque / Mofo rotation
  18. Even Better Than The Real Thing
  19. Bad [w/ the All I Want Is You snippet]

  20. One
  21. Unchained Melody / Amazing Grace rotation
  22. Where The Streets Have No Name

  23. Desire (New Arrangement)  / Ultra Violet rotation
  24. The Fly (New Arrangement)
  25. Moment of Surrender

Erm....no!
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: johno11 on November 30, 2010, 07:55:03 PM
Play MOFO  :-*
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: bobplaysthedrums on December 01, 2010, 04:02:19 AM
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How about something like this.

   1. Return Of The Stingray Guitar
   2. Magnificent
   3. I Will Follow / New Year's Day rotation
   4. Get On Your Boots
   5. Beautiful Day
   6. Mysterious Ways / Gone rotation
   7. Elevation
   8. Until The End Of The World
   9. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
  10. One Tree Hill
  11. Mercy / New Song rotation
  12. Please (Full Band Electric)
  13. Your Blue Room / The Unforgettable Fire rotation
  14. City Of Blinding Lights
  15. Vertigo
  16. I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight
  17. Discotheque / Mofo rotation
  18. Even Better Than The Real Thing
  19. Bad [w/ the All I Want Is You snippet]

  20. One
  21. Unchained Melody / Amazing Grace rotation
  22. Where The Streets Have No Name

  23. Desire (New Arrangement)  / Ultra Violet rotation
  24. The Fly (New Arrangement)
  25. Moment of Surrender

Erm....no!

I say that was a bit rude.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: bobplaysthedrums on December 01, 2010, 04:04:21 AM
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How about something like this.

   1. Return Of The Stingray Guitar
   2. Magnificent
   3. I Will Follow / New Year's Day rotation
   4. Get On Your Boots
   5. Beautiful Day
   6. Mysterious Ways / Gone rotation
   7. Elevation
   8. Until The End Of The World
   9. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
  10. One Tree Hill
  11. Mercy / New Song rotation
  12. Please (Full Band Electric)
  13. Your Blue Room / The Unforgettable Fire rotation
  14. City Of Blinding Lights
  15. Vertigo
  16. I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight
  17. Discotheque / Mofo rotation
  18. Even Better Than The Real Thing
  19. Bad [w/ the All I Want Is You snippet]

  20. One
  21. Unchained Melody / Amazing Grace rotation
  22. Where The Streets Have No Name

  23. Desire (New Arrangement)  / Ultra Violet rotation
  24. The Fly (New Arrangement)
  25. Moment of Surrender

but you forgot Do You Feel Loved!  :'(

I don't really consider it a live song
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: eddyjedi on December 01, 2010, 10:14:48 AM
Please and Mofo and acoustic staring at the sun and last night on earth
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Droo on December 01, 2010, 12:28:09 PM
Acoustic LNOE? Why neuter one of their best rockers?
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: satellitedog01 on December 01, 2010, 02:54:52 PM
I think the acoustic just stood for SATSun
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on December 01, 2010, 03:41:27 PM
Who else voted "no" besides me?
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: MarsGirl on December 01, 2010, 05:49:58 PM
I wouldnt mind a little BOOM CHA (not the member of this forum). Love Discotheque despite myself.

Also, with Bono's voice being so totally on target right now, I really think he could pull off Do You Feel Loved. Which is my favorite song on Pop. (But of course as I seem to like all their spiritual ones for some reason...)

Sorry, but, I do not like Mofo, Miami, or Playboy Mansion. Which makes me extremely unpopular here.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Starman on December 01, 2010, 05:53:27 PM
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I say that was a bit rude.

You're right. I apologize for that. I really do. *feels like a jerk* Quite a bit of the list is good, but there are certain songs that are placed in areas where I don't think they would fit.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Droo on December 01, 2010, 06:24:15 PM
What is spiritual about Do You Feel Loved? The song is about sex.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: zedg on December 01, 2010, 06:33:38 PM
I think that if Anyone here happens to bumps into Bono somewhere (getting autographs or what not..), make a point to him to play a POP song.. I know i will - well i will probably blurt it out if i see him.. But just say 'you know how many people there are who love Pop and wana hear it... please play something !! or at least a snippet!!.. ) .. and then hope to god it will happen during your coming show.

I would go nuts if i heard anything POP. And i would be on the lookout/ears-out for anyone near me going nuts also.. Ill be sticking with you.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Droo on December 01, 2010, 06:42:44 PM
We've already got multiple snippets from Pop on this tour. Discotheque and Mofo both. That's not good enough. Pop needs to be played. It's the ONLY album not represented on this tour.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: MarsGirl on December 01, 2010, 06:47:44 PM
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What is spiritual about Do You Feel Loved? The song is about sex.

And there's nothing spiritual about sex? ;) If you're Bono, there is probably a very clear connection between both.

But, I dont really see the song as about sex. It always seemed to talk about a spiritual love, as the lyrics are similar in a lot of ways to Yahweh:

Take these hands, they're good for nothing
You know these hands never worked a day
Take these boots, they're going nowhere
You know these boots don't want to stray
You got my head filled with songs
You got my shoelaces undone
Take my shirt, go on and take it off me
You can tear it up if you can tie me down

But, then, I guess I could see how it's about love too. You guys probably have some clip of him saying that that's what it is about and I'll feel stupid for how I interpreted it. It's okay. I get it. ;)
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Droo on December 01, 2010, 06:50:48 PM
Well, it's about how sex alone can't make a person feel loved. You're partially right.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: bobplaysthedrums on December 01, 2010, 10:01:30 PM
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I say that was a bit rude.

You're right. I apologize for that. I really do. *feels like a jerk* Quite a bit of the list is good, but there are certain songs that are placed in areas where I don't think they would fit.

It's the Even Better Than The Real Thing into Bad part of the set, right?
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: TheEdgeIn4D~Too much is NOT enough! {T-PEP} on December 01, 2010, 10:02:37 PM
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What is spiritual about Do You Feel Loved? The song is about sex.

And there's nothing spiritual about sex? ;) If you're Bono, there is probably a very clear connection between both.

But, I dont really see the song as about sex. It always seemed to talk about a spiritual love, as the lyrics are similar in a lot of ways to Yahweh:

Take these hands, they're good for nothing
You know these hands never worked a day
Take these boots, they're going nowhere
You know these boots don't want to stray
You got my head filled with songs
You got my shoelaces undone
Take my shirt, go on and take it off me
You can tear it up if you can tie me down

But, then, I guess I could see how it's about love too. You guys probably have some clip of him saying that that's what it is about and I'll feel stupid for how I interpreted it. It's okay. I get it. ;)

Everyone's interpretation to themselves! U2 songs are intentionally written on many different levels. So I agree with your interpretation more readily than the sex one, because the former applies more to me. Yeah the song is about sex too, but, that's not a part of my life right now so it doesn't mean anything for me in that sense. Songs grow as we grow. Enjoy the process.  :)
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: briscoetheque on December 01, 2010, 10:48:24 PM
You're missing a very obvious God reference.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: satellitedog01 on December 02, 2010, 05:42:41 AM
DYFL is possibly the most carnal song U2 have released. It does yearn for more than sensuality in flesh though.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: NotComingDown on December 02, 2010, 07:53:33 AM
Yes, Please!
And provided The Edge has another gorgeous 12-string Rickenbacker to destroy, Gone as well!
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Farisfan (polished stones) on December 02, 2010, 01:00:08 PM
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What is spiritual about Do You Feel Loved? The song is about sex.

And there's nothing spiritual about sex? ;) If you're Bono, there is probably a very clear connection between both.

But, I dont really see the song as about sex. It always seemed to talk about a spiritual love, as the lyrics are similar in a lot of ways to Yahweh:

Take these hands, they're good for nothing
You know these hands never worked a day
Take these boots, they're going nowhere
You know these boots don't want to stray
You got my head filled with songs
You got my shoelaces undone
Take my shirt, go on and take it off me
You can tear it up if you can tie me down

But, then, I guess I could see how it's about love too. You guys probably have some clip of him saying that that's what it is about and I'll feel stupid for how I interpreted it. It's okay. I get it. ;)

I totally agree w/ you MarsGirl.  I was totally overwhelmed by the similarity to YHWH about a month ago.  The distinct similarity never hit me so hard before then.

4D you said it well-- their songs are sung/ written on several levels for sure.   And like how you said "songs grow as we grow".  That is so true... I feel like I see different things in the songs as I go along and as I change.

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You're missing a very obvious God reference.

 :P
 :D :D

Oh, but from those who think the song is mainly/ only about sex, how does one interpret the last three lines?
It looks like the sun,
but it feels like the rain,
and there's heat in the sun to see us through the rain.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: MarsGirl on December 02, 2010, 01:51:00 PM
Plus, I always interpreted the lines about the baby "pushing and shoving" in the belly of the mother as having to do with the miracle of life, the creation of life. Again, referenced in Yahweh ("Why the pain before the child is born?").

Life is a spiritual process... even in the very carnal process of creating life... they are intertwined very closely. Yet often at odds with each other religiously, even though they are both a part of each other. I totally think Bono would be drawn to contemplating these two very contradictory messages.... in something that is not really contradictory, but a natural process.

(Do I make sense? Probably not!)
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: EnduringChill on December 02, 2010, 05:35:58 PM
Offhand note- I really love this thread now, there are some really interesting discussions :D
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on December 02, 2010, 06:52:11 PM
Jeez, I had no idea there would be so much interest in this thread  :D
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: MarsGirl on December 02, 2010, 06:53:51 PM
Sorry, I kind of derailed it with my analysis of my favorite song... ;)
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: InThisHeartland on December 02, 2010, 08:27:51 PM
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Yes, Please!
And provided The Edge has another gorgeous 12-string Rickenbacker to destroy, Gone as well!

+1

I'm all for Edge bustin' up expensive stuff in the name of my entertainment.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: TheEdgeIn4D~Too much is NOT enough! {T-PEP} on December 02, 2010, 09:14:28 PM
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Sorry, I kind of derailed it with my analysis of my favorite song... ;)

No apologies, I love it! Do You Feel Loved has always struck me very deep inside and it feels good to explore it
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Boom Cha! on December 02, 2010, 09:54:43 PM
Play mother suckin' Mofo, mother suckers....please.....yeah, also, play Please.  :)
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: satellitedog01 on December 03, 2010, 03:29:56 AM
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Play mother suckin' Mofo, mother suckers....please.....yeah, also, play Please.  :)

I too would love to hear Mofo live, but not from this current version of U2. Mofo does not fit with these guys at all, so it would be phony to have them play it live.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: MarsGirl on December 05, 2010, 05:14:46 PM
Btw, listening to Pop tonight, I decided I dont hate Playboy Mansion. So take that off my list of songs I dont like on Pop. Still cant stand Miami or Mofo. I tried, guys, but it just aint clicking. My finger hit the skip button.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: jick on December 06, 2010, 08:43:35 AM
U2 can mix in Staring At The Sun in in the acoustic portion of the show where Stuck In A Moment or North Star to add variety.

During all the chaos in the Crazy Tonight remix, Bono can just scream the words "Discotheque" or "Mofo" or "Miami Mi Mammy" and the POP flock will immediately be pleased and list it down as "snippets".

Cheers,

J
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Bads316 on December 06, 2010, 10:24:04 AM
Yeah more snippets!!!! 360 will soon become The Jive Bunny tour.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: MarsGirl on December 06, 2010, 10:28:29 AM
I like snippets. Discotheque goes good in Crazy Tonight.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Bads316 on December 06, 2010, 10:33:45 AM
I'd rather they just play Discotheque, I mean why not?
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: MarsGirl on December 06, 2010, 10:37:39 AM
Well... as a Bonogirl, I must admit that I love when Bono sings Discotheque. (See previous "Boom Cha" references!) If he could make noise the way he used to in PopMart, then he can sing any song he desires off of Pop... including Mofo and Miami (both of which I do not like at all).
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Bads316 on December 06, 2010, 10:40:11 AM
Velvet Dress would be really nice
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: MarsGirl on December 06, 2010, 10:43:02 AM
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Velvet Dress would be really nice

Totally agree. Especially with his voice as it is now.... which is also why I campaign for Do You Feel Loved.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: TheEdgeIn4D~Too much is NOT enough! {T-PEP} on December 06, 2010, 07:37:08 PM
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U2 can mix in Staring At The Sun in in the acoustic portion of the show where Stuck In A Moment or North Star to add variety.

During all the chaos in the Crazy Tonight remix, Bono can just scream the words "Discotheque" or "Mofo" or "Miami Mi Mammy" and the POP flock will immediately be pleased and list it down as "snippets".

Cheers,

J


I, for one, will not be pleased. I'll just be pi**ed off. Snippets are such teases! Don't dangle the song in front of me then be like, nope, tricked you! Not gonna play it.... It  makes me sad.  :(
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on December 06, 2010, 08:21:50 PM
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Velvet Dress would be really nice

Totally agree. Especially with his voice as it is now.... which is also why I campaign for Do You Feel Loved.

I would LOVE to see both of those, especially Do You Feel Loved.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on February 23, 2011, 10:18:02 PM
Just saying, in about 3 weeks this is being revived for awhile  8)
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: MarsGirl on February 24, 2011, 05:21:55 AM
I looked on u2gigs and confirmed that they have not played one song from Pop. I agree that they should play one or two... I'd like to hear Discotheque or Last Night on Earth.... or Velvet Dress....
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: briscoetheque on February 24, 2011, 05:53:41 AM
Saddest thing for me is than in their past twp tours, Vertigo and 360, I've seen 16 shows.

And I've heard only one song from Zooropa and Pop combined - The First Time - in Melbourne back in 2006.

That, my friends, is shocking.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Tumbling Dice on February 24, 2011, 08:05:15 AM
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Saddest thing for me is than in their past twp tours, Vertigo and 360, I've seen 16 shows.

And I've heard only one song from Zooropa and Pop combined - The First Time - in Melbourne back in 2006.

That, my friends, is shocking.

Conclusive proof that U2 don't play as varied set-lists as the Rolling Stones.


Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Droo on February 24, 2011, 08:08:39 AM
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Saddest thing for me is than in their past twp tours, Vertigo and 360, I've seen 16 shows.

And I've heard only one song from Zooropa and Pop combined - The First Time - in Melbourne back in 2006.

That, my friends, is shocking.

Most bands/artists I've seen live tend to support album tracks only on those tours supporting those albums. There are countless other groups I've seen who only did one or two songs from an old album, and when they did, it was usually a hit. I can think of only a handful of instances where ONE old non-single was played by the band I was seeing.

So no, it's not shocking. What is shocking is that you got to hear The First Time at all. Perhaps instead of complaining you should be thankful you got to hear an album track from Zooropa that was entirely neglected even on the legs of ZooTV that brought in Zooropa tracks.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: EnduringChill on February 24, 2011, 03:14:50 PM
Hey, finally I have a Pop lyric under my avi! ;D
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on February 24, 2011, 03:16:25 PM
^ YAY!  :D

About a week before the SA leg, I'm gonna start getting people to tweet #U2pop or something and see if they notice.  :D
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: SuperAcrobat on February 25, 2011, 10:04:33 PM
Discotheque and/or Velvet Dress are PERFECT for 360!   ;D
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Vervefloyd on February 26, 2011, 02:46:19 PM
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Saddest thing for me is than in their past twp tours, Vertigo and 360, I've seen 16 shows.

And I've heard only one song from Zooropa and Pop combined - The First Time - in Melbourne back in 2006.

That, my friends, is shocking.

Most bands/artists I've seen live tend to support album tracks only on those tours supporting those albums. There are countless other groups I've seen who only did one or two songs from an old album, and when they did, it was usually a hit. I can think of only a handful of instances where ONE old non-single was played by the band I was seeing.

So no, it's not shocking. What is shocking is that you got to hear The First Time at all. Perhaps instead of complaining you should be thankful you got to hear an album track from Zooropa that was entirely neglected even on the legs of ZooTV that brought in Zooropa tracks.

U2 lost me after POP.  Not because of POP but because of how they acted as if POP was a mistake because it was "unfinished" and how they suddenly cared what people thought again.  Now I have seen them since POP live over 10 times and I had to stop going because it just wasn't the same band anymore.  Not to say there haven't been some great moments, just never found a show from start to finish being played the way I've seen other bands play.  So with that being said, I find it laughable that the only two songs to get played have been acoustic versions of stay and the first time with only bono and edge.  that takes about as little effort as possible.  I miss the good old days when Bono would come out as a boxer and 90% of the stadium would stare in shock.  It's U2 playing for others at this point in their career and not themselves.  So to expect anything that takes effort from Zooropa or POP is just not gonna happen.  They couldn't even pull off Electrical Storm without it being a train wreck musically no way do I see them being able to nail a POP song.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: timmerweb on February 28, 2011, 07:37:24 AM
I just wanted to add in my support for this thread.  Pop is my second favourite U2 album, so of course I would be thrilled to see some Pop songs make the cut.

If I could only pick 1:
 - Gone

Then following closely
 - Mofo
 - Do You Feel Love
 - Discotheque
 - Miami
 - Last Night on Earth

Ones I'd be disappointed if they chose:
 - Staring at the Sun
 - Wake up Dead Men


-Tim
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: wailingechoes on February 28, 2011, 10:28:29 AM
I think this is one of their great albums . . . not a commonly held sentiment - even by the band, I'm afraid. It would be great to hear "Do You Feel Loved" - one of Adam Clayton's best grooves.

I would also welcome a return of "Staring at the Sun"; the full band, electric version.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Bono Mob on February 28, 2011, 10:47:48 AM
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Yes, Please!
And provided The Edge has another gorgeous 12-string Rickenbacker to destroy, Gone as well!

+1

I'm all for Edge bustin' up expensive stuff in the name of my entertainment.

I was front stage on the floor during the GONE guitar smash. I had to do a double check to see if what I saw was real. Yep. Amazing.

I saw Popmart in person twice - from 2 different angles in the same stadium. MOFO using the 360 stage would absolutely rock the house. I am even thinking as the start of the encore. Imagine the people running back from the rest rooms as they hear the opening of MOFO.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: An Cat Dubh on February 28, 2011, 11:38:21 AM
Absolutely disgraceful that they do not play anything from their greatest album.  ;)

Actually, even if they didn't play anything from it but Bono stood front stage one night and just said "you know what U2 fans, although we are not going to play anything from it tonight, we want to apologize for all these years of disregarding this album. We realze now that we have been wrong all along, Pop is a FANTASTIC album, one of our best pieces of work actually".  :D :D

Of course, ripping into Gone, Mofo, Last Night On Earth, Please, Miami or Discotheque right after saying this would be even better  ;D
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: TheEdgeIn4D~Too much is NOT enough! {T-PEP} on February 28, 2011, 01:44:21 PM
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Yes, Please!
And provided The Edge has another gorgeous 12-string Rickenbacker to destroy, Gone as well!

+1

I'm all for Edge bustin' up expensive stuff in the name of my entertainment.

I was front stage on the floor during the GONE guitar smash. I had to do a double check to see if what I saw was real. Yep. Amazing.

SO. LUCKY. Can you describe it a bit for us? I've always thought that was one of the best, most insane Edge moment ever.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: The Unknown Caller on February 28, 2011, 02:28:29 PM
Umm... we are all aware that Edge didn't smash the guitar to be 'cool' but because he was pi**ed off that they had played the song craply (in his view), right?
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: cluttercoco on February 28, 2011, 03:04:10 PM
Something from Pop please!!! Songs such as "Please", "Gone", "Last Night on earth" would be so great to hear again!
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: MarsGirl on February 28, 2011, 03:12:49 PM
Edge threw a temper tantrum?! :o
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: TheEdgeIn4D~Too much is NOT enough! {T-PEP} on February 28, 2011, 03:36:53 PM
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Umm... we are all aware that Edge didn't smash the guitar to be 'cool' but because he was pi**ed off that they had played the song craply (in his view), right?

Yes, I know, which is why it's 100% funnier. Because Edge throwing a temper tantrum is HYSTERICAL.

Because really, U2 playing a song badly is like another band playing beyond their best. :D


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Edge threw a temper tantrum?! :o

Yeah, MG, here ya go, towards the end. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rnkIk0pTk4 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rnkIk0pTk4)

In the Bonus stuff on the DVD, there is footage of Edge going back and yelling at Larry (one version I heard was because Larry ended the song too early, another that it just sounded bad to Edge because he's an anal perfectionist) and it's so sad because Larry's shoulders slump. Note to self: Never pi*s off Edge!
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: MarsGirl on February 28, 2011, 05:33:50 PM
Wow. Edge has an anger issue.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on February 28, 2011, 05:35:24 PM
Thanks to Matt for putting this on the front page for things to look at in the forum  ;)

The more supporters the merrier!
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: An Cat Dubh on February 28, 2011, 05:37:10 PM
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Thanks to Matt for putting this on the front page for things to look at in the forum  ;)

The more supporters the merrier!

Yeah, I saw that too this morning.

Gotta love it.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: zedg on February 28, 2011, 05:47:09 PM
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Absolutely disgraceful that they do not play anything from their greatest album.  ;)

Actually, even if they didn't play anything from it but Bono stood front stage one night and just said "you know what U2 fans, although we are not going to play anything from it tonight, we want to apologize for all these years of disregarding this album. We realze now that we have been wrong all along, Pop is a FANTASTIC album, one of our best pieces of work actually".  :D :D

Of course, ripping into Gone, Mofo, Last Night On Earth, Please, Miami or Discotheque right after saying this would be even better  ;D

DAMN FULL RESPECT TO YOU SIR!


ps.. Respect also goes out to the guy who was holding up his MOFO sign right in front of Bono at both sydney shows. I had to shake his hand.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: An Cat Dubh on February 28, 2011, 05:49:59 PM
The result of this poll is very encouraging, just a pity nothing will come of it  :-\
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on February 28, 2011, 05:52:14 PM
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The result of this poll is very encouraging, just a pity nothing will come of it  :-\

I didn't start my twitter bombardment yet   ;D
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: MyBlueEyes on February 28, 2011, 06:58:32 PM
I think Gone would be great for the dwindling end of the tour. Sometimes I still get nostalgic and watch the Edge's breakdown at the end of the song in Boston during the Elevation tour and on the DVD "Elevation 2001: Live from Boston."
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: EnduringChill on February 28, 2011, 07:33:06 PM
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I think this is one of their great albums . . . not a commonly held sentiment - even by the band, I'm afraid. It would be great to hear "Do You Feel Loved" - one of Adam Clayton's best grooves.

I would also welcome a return of "Staring at the Sun"; the full band, electric version.
That is all I'm asking for.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: MarsGirl on February 28, 2011, 08:02:53 PM
I totally think Bono's voice can handle Do You Feel Loved now... and I would LOVE to hear it.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: rhmn on February 28, 2011, 08:18:34 PM
U2 must play some POP album songs mainly :

          1. Discotheque

           2. Please

             3. Gone

               4. Last Night On Earth

                 5. If You Wear That Velvet Dress


 If they don't play any of those songs, i will not hear U2 songs for 1 month. ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Boom Cha! on February 28, 2011, 08:40:33 PM
They could easily just play Gone. I'm pretty sure the band is a fan of that song.

Also, Discotheque hasn't missed a tour since its premier (that's hopeful). But, if they are going to play Discotheque they need to do the Popmart version not the crappy Vertigo version. Discotheque isn't Discotheque without the "Boom Cha!'s".
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on February 28, 2011, 08:41:38 PM
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They could easily just play Gone. I'm pretty sure the band is a fan of that song.

Also, Discotheque hasn't missed a tour since its premier (that's hopeful). But, if they are going to play Discotheque they need to do the Popmart version not the crappy Vertigo version. Discotheque isn't Discotheque without the "Boom Cha!'s".

You can always combine the two versions.  ;)
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: An Cat Dubh on February 28, 2011, 08:42:24 PM
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They could easily just play Gone. I'm pretty sure the band is a fan of that song.

Also, Discotheque hasn't missed a tour since its premier (that's hopeful). But, if they are going to play Discotheque they need to do the Popmart version not the crappy Vertigo version. Discotheque isn't Discotheque without the "Boom Cha!'s".

Absoulutely agree with this Boom. It was an awful version on Vertigo, and I even saw it a few times too. Yeah for someone who missed PopMart due to work constraints, it was great to see this song live, but I wish It was the PopMart version  :-\
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Boom Cha! on February 28, 2011, 08:43:06 PM
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They could easily just play Gone. I'm pretty sure the band is a fan of that song.

Also, Discotheque hasn't missed a tour since its premier (that's hopeful). But, if they are going to play Discotheque they need to do the Popmart version not the crappy Vertigo version. Discotheque isn't Discotheque without the "Boom Cha!'s".

You can always combine the two versions.  ;)

It wasn't just the missing "Boom Cha!'s", but also how they turned such a fun and creative song into a bland rock song.  :-\
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on February 28, 2011, 08:44:15 PM
More than Discotheque or even Gone...

I want to see Please back. It's almost PERFECT to play right now with the middle east and northern africa conflicts.

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They could easily just play Gone. I'm pretty sure the band is a fan of that song.

Also, Discotheque hasn't missed a tour since its premier (that's hopeful). But, if they are going to play Discotheque they need to do the Popmart version not the crappy Vertigo version. Discotheque isn't Discotheque without the "Boom Cha!'s".

You can always combine the two versions.  ;)

It wasn't just the missing "Boom Cha!'s", but also how they turned such a fun and creative song into a bland rock song.  :-\

True, the only thing I liked about it was Larry's dance beat.

I'd like the old one back if they decided to bring it back.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Boom Cha! on February 28, 2011, 08:46:21 PM
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I want to see Please back. It's almost PERFECT to play right now with the middle east and northern africa conflicts.

That'd be even better! But, not the acoustic Elevation tour version....ok....I'm just being too picky now.  ;D :D
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Post by: An Cat Dubh on February 28, 2011, 08:47:49 PM
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I want to see Please back. It's almost PERFECT to play right now with the middle east and northern africa conflicts.

That'd be even better! But, not the acoustic Elevation tour version....ok....I'm just being too picky now.  ;D :D

Your not. I agree with you again! Ha  :D :D :D

See my above post - missed PopMart, saw Elevation 3 times - and at the last Elevation show in Miami - the played Please!  :D :D :D (actually Boom, I did not mind this version)
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on February 28, 2011, 08:50:11 PM
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I want to see Please back. It's almost PERFECT to play right now with the middle east and northern africa conflicts.

That'd be even better! But, not the acoustic Elevation tour version....ok....I'm just being too picky now.  ;D :D

Your not. I agree with you again! Ha  :D :D :D

See my above post - missed PopMart, saw Elevation 3 times - and at the last Elevation show in Miami - the played Please!  :D :D :D (actually Boom, I did not mind this version)

I'd like to see it open the encore in front of Streets, ala Popmart  8)

Seriously guys, ditch SBS.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Boom Cha! on February 28, 2011, 08:52:16 PM
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I want to see Please back. It's almost PERFECT to play right now with the middle east and northern africa conflicts.

That'd be even better! But, not the acoustic Elevation tour version....ok....I'm just being too picky now.  ;D :D

Your not. I agree with you again! Ha  :D :D :D

See my above post - missed PopMart, saw Elevation 3 times - and at the last Elevation show in Miami - the played Please!  :D :D :D (actually Boom, I did not mind this version)

Lucky!

They did play the electric version on the Elevation Tour for one date in Baltimore; after that, they went to acoustic. I'm not sure why.

I'd love to see that Baltimore performance, though.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on February 28, 2011, 08:53:04 PM
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I want to see Please back. It's almost PERFECT to play right now with the middle east and northern africa conflicts.

That'd be even better! But, not the acoustic Elevation tour version....ok....I'm just being too picky now.  ;D :D

Your not. I agree with you again! Ha  :D :D :D

See my above post - missed PopMart, saw Elevation 3 times - and at the last Elevation show in Miami - the played Please!  :D :D :D (actually Boom, I did not mind this version)

Lucky!

They did play the electric version on the Elevation Tour for one date in Baltimore; after that, they went to acoustic. I'm not sure why.

I'd love to see that Baltimore performance, though.

I have it on audio  :)

Dispite sounding a bit under rehearsed, it was pretty good.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Boom Cha! on February 28, 2011, 08:54:44 PM
All of this Pop talk has gotten me in the mood to listen to Pop.  8)

I think a Pop listening party is much needed on this forum.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on February 28, 2011, 08:56:31 PM
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All of this Pop talk has gotten me in the mood to listen to Pop.  8)

I think a Pop listening party is much needed on this forum.

I've been listening to it all day  :D

It's surpassed AB as my #1 album like months ago too.  ;D
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Boom Cha! on February 28, 2011, 09:00:36 PM
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All of this Pop talk has gotten me in the mood to listen to Pop.  8)

I think a Pop listening party is much needed on this forum.

I've been listening to it all day  :D

It's surpassed AB as my #1 album like months ago too.  ;D

Awesome. Favorite track order?  :D

1. Mofo
2. Please
3. Gone
4. The Playboy Mansion
5. Discotheque
6. Do You Feel Loved
7. Staring At The Sun
8. Last Night On Earth
9. If You Wear That Velvet Dress
10. Wake Up Dead Man
11. Miami
12. If God Will Send His Angels

Not a dud among 'em, so don't let the numbering confuse you.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on February 28, 2011, 09:01:34 PM
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All of this Pop talk has gotten me in the mood to listen to Pop.  8)

I think a Pop listening party is much needed on this forum.

I've been listening to it all day  :D

It's surpassed AB as my #1 album like months ago too.  ;D

Awesome. Favorite track order?  :D

1. Mofo
2. Please
3. Gone
4. The Playboy Mansion
5. Discotheque
6. Do You Feel Loved
7. Staring At The Sun
8. Last Night On Earth
9. If You Wear That Velvet Dress
10. Wake Up Dead Man
11. Miami
12. If God Will Send His Angels

Not a dud among 'em, so don't let the numbering confuse you.

I actually have grown accustom to the original track order, though I like Mofo leading off more  ;D
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Boom Cha! on February 28, 2011, 09:03:17 PM
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All of this Pop talk has gotten me in the mood to listen to Pop.  8)

I think a Pop listening party is much needed on this forum.

I've been listening to it all day  :D

It's surpassed AB as my #1 album like months ago too.  ;D

Awesome. Favorite track order?  :D

1. Mofo
2. Please
3. Gone
4. The Playboy Mansion
5. Discotheque
6. Do You Feel Loved
7. Staring At The Sun
8. Last Night On Earth
9. If You Wear That Velvet Dress
10. Wake Up Dead Man
11. Miami
12. If God Will Send His Angels

Not a dud among 'em, so don't let the numbering confuse you.

I actually have grown accustom to the original track order, though I like Mofo leading off more  ;D

Oops...that's atually a list of my favorite Pop songs in order.  :D

The tracklisting is perfect as is.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on February 28, 2011, 09:04:30 PM
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All of this Pop talk has gotten me in the mood to listen to Pop.  8)

I think a Pop listening party is much needed on this forum.

I've been listening to it all day  :D

It's surpassed AB as my #1 album like months ago too.  ;D

Awesome. Favorite track order?  :D

1. Mofo
2. Please
3. Gone
4. The Playboy Mansion
5. Discotheque
6. Do You Feel Loved
7. Staring At The Sun
8. Last Night On Earth
9. If You Wear That Velvet Dress
10. Wake Up Dead Man
11. Miami
12. If God Will Send His Angels

Not a dud among 'em, so don't let the numbering confuse you.

I actually have grown accustom to the original track order, though I like Mofo leading off more  ;D

Oops...that's atually a list of my favorite Pop songs in order.  :D

The tracklisting is perfect as is.

Agreed  8)

Kay headin to bed, see ya Boom  ;)

Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: U2_fan8 [aka U28] on February 28, 2011, 09:23:56 PM
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Yeah, MG, here ya go, towards the end. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rnkIk0pTk4 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rnkIk0pTk4)

In the Bonus stuff on the DVD, there is footage of Edge going back and yelling at Larry (one version I heard was because Larry ended the song too early, another that it just sounded bad to Edge because he's an anal perfectionist) and it's so sad because Larry's shoulders slump. Note to self: Never pi*s off Edge!

Okay, upon reading this, I put in the bonus DVD with my copy of Elevation from Boston, but I couldn't find any footage of Edge going back to yell at Larry. Do you remember the name of the special feature?
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Starman on February 28, 2011, 09:59:14 PM
I remember seeing that too. I forget what the special feature is, but it's one of the documentaries on Disc 2 I think.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: gypsyheart75 on March 01, 2011, 03:36:27 AM
Why is this campaign even a campaign?!
Of *course* they should be playing Pop!

Why they aren't playing 'Gone' and 'Mofo' on this tour already... scratches head.
These two songs are a natural fit with this staging, this show, the concert, the vibe of the thing...

Also think that Velvet Dress would be amazing at the end with Bono's 'suit of lights' - even better than the lemon!


Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: pao6cs on March 01, 2011, 06:45:26 AM
Last Night On Earth or If God Will Send His Angels (acoustic).

Please (acoustic) during the Elevation Tour was also excellent.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: MarsGirl on March 01, 2011, 06:48:58 AM
Okay, here's my ordering of fave to least... Obviously, I'm not a huge Pop fan, eh?

1. Do You Feel Loved
2. Last Night On Earth
3. If You Wear That Velvet Dress
4. Discotheque
5. Gone
6. Please
7. Wake Up Deadman
8. Staring at the Sun
9. If God Would Send His Angels
10. The Playboy Mansion
11. Mofo
12. Miami
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: pao6cs on March 01, 2011, 07:33:37 AM
Do You Feel Loved would be cool, but I don't think Bono can sing it live.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: The Unknown Caller on March 01, 2011, 07:34:35 AM
Eh, I'm not just going to turn this into another limb of the Pop Worship thread.

Suffice to say that I love Pop, I'd love them to play anything from it. My favourite suggestions would be Discotheque, Mofo, Please or IGWSHA, but to be honest I'm really not going to object to anything. Even Playboy Mansion and Miami, which I regard as hideously terrible songs, or IYWTVD which I see as okay but a bit dull, would be fine because it would give me some hope for more in future.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: MarsGirl on March 01, 2011, 08:06:07 AM
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Do You Feel Loved would be cool, but I don't think Bono can sing it live.

He couldnt during PopMart but I think he could NOW. His voice is on fire. He's got control. I think he could do it.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: The Unknown Caller on March 01, 2011, 08:26:56 AM
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Do You Feel Loved would be cool, but I don't think Bono can sing it live.

He couldnt during PopMart but I think he could NOW. His voice is on fire. He's got control. I think he could do it.

His voice now is worse than it was by the height of PopMart; an inevitable effect of age. Better than the start of PopMart when they actually tried DYFL? Definitely. But then, it wasn't dropped just because of his voice.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: MarsGirl on March 01, 2011, 08:47:23 AM
I don't know. I think his voice is better now overall than PopMart. He just doesn't sing as high but he's in control. It's not all over the place like it used to be. I've been listening to all these bootlegs of his IEM feeds and I think he sounds awesome... He can sing Pavaroti's part in Miss Sarajevo; surely he could do DYFL. And I think he sounded awful trying to sing it on PopMart. I'll have to download some of those bootlegs and check for sure...
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Lando on March 01, 2011, 09:00:56 AM
I would love to see something from Pop played during the tour. I know they've tried Discotheque on the Vertigo tour. I just missed it as they played it in Toronto, but then did not play it at the Chicago show I saw.

I really enjoy hearing the older tunes a lot. The Ocean in Chicago and Minneapolis was a real highlight of both shows for me. I also enjoy hearing tracks from Zooropa and Boy as well. I do hope they continue to play stuff from October and maybe even something from Rattle and Hum.

Your Blue Room was fun to hear on the 360 show in Chicago. As well as The Unforgettable Fire.

Pop. Mofo would be great. I know they won't play Please, but I think it's a great one too. Discotheque would be cool too. I'm really up for anything from the album.

Pop was the album that got me into U2. I had heard some of their stuff before, but Pop really got me into the band.

I will say I feel a bit differently about the album now, but I still enjoy several songs on it. I think it should be represented.

I know the Joshua Tree and Achtung stuff HAS to always be played, but I wouldn't miss hearing a few of those tracks live. Just my 2 cents of course.

Hope they do add something cool from Pop for the tour!!!
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: pao6cs on March 01, 2011, 09:26:27 AM
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Do You Feel Loved would be cool, but I don't think Bono can sing it live.

He couldnt during PopMart but I think he could NOW. His voice is on fire. He's got control. I think he could do it.

His voice now is worse than it was by the height of PopMart; an inevitable effect of age. Better than the start of PopMart when they actually tried DYFL? Definitely. But then, it wasn't dropped just because of his voice.

You're right.  The band was not properly rehearsed and ready for the tour.  Do You Feel Loved and Staring At The Sun (full band) suffered greatly for that.  But, Bono's voice in the bridge just doesn't do it live.  If they played it (and that's really wishful thinking), it would need to take the place of Moment Of Surrender, another voice shredder for Bono.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: MarsGirl on March 01, 2011, 09:41:19 AM
I dont understand why you think Bono's voice sucks now. It's different. But, seriously, he was pretty bad on PopMart--even on the reportedly "good" shows. Some of the bootlegs make me cringe. His voice is lower now than it was when he was young, but it's still outstanding. But whatever. To each his own.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: An Cat Dubh on March 01, 2011, 10:21:28 AM
Again, a great poll with a lot of votes.

Come on folks, 3 more and its 100 in favor of a song from this great album to be played.  ;D
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: MarsGirl on March 01, 2011, 10:23:17 AM
Honestly, I'd like at least one song off of every album. That only takes up 12 songs...they'd still have 12 more to fill!!
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Droo on March 01, 2011, 10:41:38 AM
Last Night On Earth demands to be played. It fits the space theme.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: pao6cs on March 01, 2011, 10:53:55 AM
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I dont understand why you think Bono's voice sucks now. It's different. But, seriously, he was pretty bad on PopMart--even on the reportedly "good" shows. Some of the bootlegs make me cringe. His voice is lower now than it was when he was young, but it's still outstanding. But whatever. To each his own.

I'm not saying his voice sucks.  I just don't think he can add this to the show without there being a drop off for the rest of the set.  It's why I think Moment of Surrender is last in the show.  I might be wrong...
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Droo on March 01, 2011, 11:42:55 AM
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I dont understand why you think Bono's voice sucks now. It's different. But, seriously, he was pretty bad on PopMart--even on the reportedly "good" shows. Some of the bootlegs make me cringe. His voice is lower now than it was when he was young, but it's still outstanding. But whatever. To each his own.

I'm not saying his voice sucks.  I just don't think he can add this to the show without there being a drop off for the rest of the set.  It's why I think Moment of Surrender is last in the show.  I might be wrong...

Right now Miss Sarajevo is in the middle of the main set, with Bono having to hit that high note for over 10 seconds. His voice is almost always still up to the task of CoBL, Vertigo, Streets, Ultraviolet, WOWY AND Moment of Surrender afterwards.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: pao6cs on March 01, 2011, 11:54:19 AM
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I dont understand why you think Bono's voice sucks now. It's different. But, seriously, he was pretty bad on PopMart--even on the reportedly "good" shows. Some of the bootlegs make me cringe. His voice is lower now than it was when he was young, but it's still outstanding. But whatever. To each his own.

I'm not saying his voice sucks.  I just don't think he can add this to the show without there being a drop off for the rest of the set.  It's why I think Moment of Surrender is last in the show.  I might be wrong...

Right now Miss Sarajevo is in the middle of the main set, with Bono having to hit that high note for over 10 seconds. His voice is almost always still up to the task of CoBL, Vertigo, Streets, Ultraviolet, WOWY AND Moment of Surrender afterwards.

I don't think Miss Sarajevo's as hard.  I can sing the opera section no problem, though I don't think any of you would want to hear that.  Try singing along with Do You Feel Loved.  It's a screecher...  Again, I might be full of it... and the reason they don't play the song is that they don't like it.  But Do You Feel Loved would still be cool to hear in the set.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: MarsGirl on March 01, 2011, 12:01:33 PM
I can't figure out what's so hard about DYFL. I've heard them and others say that. I think for me personally Pride is harder to sing... And Bono doesn't hit the original high notes of that song when he does it anymore... And it's still in the set list (to Droo's dismay :) ).
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: The Unknown Caller on March 01, 2011, 12:28:27 PM
I think Bono's voice now is about as strong as it's been for the last decade- as good as Elevation, better than Vertigo, but still not as good as it was, just due to age and smoking. At no point in 360 has it matched what it was in Leeds or Mexico on PopMart, for instance.

But that's not why I don't think they'll play DYFL- I think that because it's a song they have *particularly* disowned, moreso than most on Pop, essentially saying it was a good idea but the song isn't very good and is a bit embarassing. I TOTALLY disagree, I really love it, but that seems to be there feeling more than other songs.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: MarsGirl on March 01, 2011, 12:44:06 PM
They really have no clue which of their songs their fans think are great... All my favorite songs are ones they generally feel bad about... Or so it seems... :/
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: pao6cs on March 01, 2011, 01:09:16 PM
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I think Bono's voice now is about as strong as it's been for the last decade- as good as Elevation, better than Vertigo, but still not as good as it was, just due to age and smoking. At no point in 360 has it matched what it was in Leeds or Mexico on PopMart, for instance.

But that's not why I don't think they'll play DYFL- I think that because it's a song they have *particularly* disowned, moreso than most on Pop, essentially saying it was a good idea but the song isn't very good and is a bit embarassing. I TOTALLY disagree, I really love it, but that seems to be there feeling more than other songs.

I agree with you that they have disowned DYFL.  It's got a such a great guitar riff and base line.  It would be cool if they could figure it out live.

Still would want Last Night On Earth and If God Will Send His Angels (acoustic)...
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: EnduringChill on March 01, 2011, 04:01:18 PM
Hey, why are people saying Do You Feel Loved is hard to sing? Not in the least. Although I am a girl and sing higher notes. :D
Speaking of DYFL... it'd be SO STRANGE if that was played... I don't know if I'd like it...
But I want Last Night On Earth! ;D
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Droo on March 01, 2011, 04:03:28 PM
DYFL is largely sung falsetto on the high notes. I can sing it easily. Miss Sarajevo's high note on the other hand is full voice and sustained. It is impossible for me to sing.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: TheEdgeIn4D~Too much is NOT enough! {T-PEP} on March 01, 2011, 06:30:57 PM
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I think Gone would be great for the dwindling end of the tour. Sometimes I still get nostalgic and watch the Edge's breakdown at the end of the song in Boston during the Elevation tour and on the DVD "Elevation 2001: Live from Boston."

I know. Just too awesome for words.



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They could easily just play Gone. I'm pretty sure the band is a fan of that song.

But Edge isn't.  ;) :D

Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: TheEdgeIn4D~Too much is NOT enough! {T-PEP} on March 01, 2011, 06:34:48 PM
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Last Night On Earth demands to be played. It fits the space theme.

YYYEEEAAHHH Baby! With Edge letting loose on the guitar solo!? *dies* I would scream til my lungs fell out of my chest if that happened. With Bono and Edge dueling "You've got to give it awwwaaaaaaaaayy!" Killer. They gotta do the awesome bridge vocals though.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on March 01, 2011, 06:45:10 PM
We've surpassed 100 votes favoring this.

Come on guys, look at what the fans want!
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: MarsGirl on March 01, 2011, 08:13:05 PM
*sniff, sniff* I love DYFL. I dont think it's strange at all. It's awesome.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: An Cat Dubh on March 01, 2011, 08:23:14 PM
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*sniff, sniff* I love DYFL. I dont think it's strange at all. It's awesome.

Yes it is. I can honestly say, I LOVE every song on tis album though.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: MarsGirl on March 01, 2011, 08:24:35 PM
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*sniff, sniff* I love DYFL. I dont think it's strange at all. It's awesome.

Yes it is. I can honestly say, I LOVE every song on tis album though.

I feel like I always like the oddball songs on every album. ;)
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Post by: An Cat Dubh on March 01, 2011, 08:38:25 PM
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*sniff, sniff* I love DYFL. I dont think it's strange at all. It's awesome.

Yes it is. I can honestly say, I LOVE every song on tis album though.

I feel like I always like the oddball songs on every album. ;)

There is nothing wrong with that, its all to do with personal tastes. Wait till you see this, some of my favorites from each album:

Boy - An Cat Dubh and Shadows and Tall Trees
October - Scarlet (used to be obscure until a lot of people jumped on the bandwagon after it was played on 360)
War - Surrender - definitely not popular and wait for it - Red Light.
Unforgettable Fire - Elvis Presley And America (I LOVE this song)
Joshua Tree - Trip Through Your Wires - my favorite on the album
Rattle And Hum - Love Rescue Me (very unpopular)
Achtung Baby - Acrobat and Until The End Of The World  - popular I know among fans but not well known outside of U2 circles (don't care for One)
Zooropa - Dirty Day
Pop - Miami and Playboy Mansion - LOVE THEM, two of my favorites
ATYCLB - Grace & Wild Honey - Awesome songs
HTDAAB - errrrr, difficult - I quite like Fast Cars (not even on the US album version)
NLOTH - Cedars of Lebanon.

Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: MarsGirl on March 01, 2011, 08:41:37 PM
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*sniff, sniff* I love DYFL. I dont think it's strange at all. It's awesome.

Yes it is. I can honestly say, I LOVE every song on tis album though.

I feel like I always like the oddball songs on every album. ;)

There is nothing wrong with that, its all to do with personal tastes. Wait till you see this, some of my favorites from each album:

Boy - An Cat Dubh and Shadows and Tall Trees
October - Scarlet (used to be obscure until a lot of people jumped on the bandwagon after it was played on 360)
War - Surrender - definitely not popular and wait for it - Red Light.
Unforgettable Fire - Elvis Presley And America (I LOVE this song)
Joshua Tree - Trip Through Your Wires - my favorite on the album
Rattle And Hum - Love Rescue Me (very unpopular)
Achtung Baby - Acrobat and Until The End Of The World  - popular I know among fans but not well known outside of U2 circles (don't care for One)
Zooropa - Dirty Day
Pop - Miami and Playboy Mansion - LOVE THEM, two of my favorites
ATYCLB - Grace & Wild Honey - Awesome songs
HTDAAB - errrrr, difficult - I quite like Fast Cars (not even on the US album version)
NLOTH - Cedars of Lebanon.



Oh, yeah!! Dirty Day, Acrobat, Red Light are some album favorites of mine!!
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: The Unknown Caller on March 02, 2011, 10:27:04 AM
I don't think any song on Pop really suits a sort of 'space' theme. (If you try to make the connection, you generally just end up seizing onto either a 'sound' or an isolated lyric like 'space junk' ) But that's not a problem- literally no song in the set except IALW really does as it is, so that shouldn't get in the way!
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Droo on March 02, 2011, 11:13:25 AM
Last Night On Earth's title alone makes it fit.

Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: satellitedog01 on March 02, 2011, 11:37:51 AM
They could and should play Stateless. It's a spaceman tune.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: evilbreakfast on March 02, 2011, 12:44:00 PM
I loved Please after Streets - one of my favourite live combos.

How about Discotheque with Crazy Tonight?
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: jick on March 02, 2011, 04:56:22 PM
With all the millions U2 have earned in this tour and their busy schedules "allegedly" recording/finishing a new album, do they even still have time for a POP song to be rehearsed?  And if they do, it will be one of the not-yet-released songs.  No point in U2 dusting off old songs this late in the tour as they could spend their time more productively.  Playing a POP song does nothing for ticket sales in the coming legs, but learning and playing unreleased songs may do something.

Cheers,

J
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: The Unknown Caller on March 02, 2011, 05:00:07 PM
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With all the millions U2 have earned in this tour and their busy schedules "allegedly" recording/finishing a new album, do they even still have time for a POP song to be rehearsed?  And if they do, it will be one of the not-yet-released songs.  No point in U2 dusting off old songs this late in the tour as they could spend their time more productively.  Playing a POP song does nothing for ticket sales in the coming legs, but learning and playing unreleased songs may do something.

Cheers,

J


They decided to play "Hold Me Thrill Me" a grand total of five days before they debuted it in Turin. I wouldn't worry about rehearsal time.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Droo on March 02, 2011, 05:33:43 PM
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They decided to play "Hold Me Thrill Me" a grand total of five days before they debuted it in Turin. I wouldn't worry about rehearsal time.

Really? I did not know that.

So that Zooropa Baby intro was made to go into Ultraviolet?
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: MarsGirl on March 02, 2011, 06:27:46 PM
I always like a post from the ever-positive, half-is-half-full jick.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: briscoetheque on March 02, 2011, 07:26:41 PM
:jicklove:
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: MarsGirl on March 02, 2011, 07:28:08 PM
I meant "glass-is-half-full" :)
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on March 02, 2011, 11:28:47 PM
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They decided to play "Hold Me Thrill Me" a grand total of five days before they debuted it in Turin. I wouldn't worry about rehearsal time.

Really? I did not know that.

So that Zooropa Baby intro was made to go into Ultraviolet?

The Zoo Baby introduction was being used in North America in 2009.  Its on the Rose Bowl DVD.  He even says "baby baby baby, baby baby baby"
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: MarsGirl on March 03, 2011, 04:59:17 AM
I think there are now two different Zoo Baby introductions based on which song they are going to play. I need to check my bootlegs again, but I swear it's slightly different for HMTMKMKM... But maybe not.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: thefly15 on March 03, 2011, 07:07:05 AM
I went to the Frankfurt show without knowing that HMTMKMKM was played in Turin. And i expected Ultraviolet. The Zooropa baby said baby baby baby light my way (but it's hard to hear that light my way because another baby baby baby was dubbed over it), and i was sure that they are going to play UV. But they played HMTMKMKM, and the same introduction was used for another shows with HMTMKMKM i think..
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Droo on March 03, 2011, 07:17:57 AM
I thought the Zooropa Baby said "what time is it in the world?" before HMTMKMKM and "baby baby baby" before UV.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: MarsGirl on March 03, 2011, 08:35:50 AM
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I thought the Zooropa Baby said "what time is it in the world?" before HMTMKMKM and "baby baby baby" before UV.

Yup. That's what I thought too. They might have changed it mid-tour. But my San Sebastian bootleg has HMTMKMKM and Zoo Baby definitely says "What time is it in the world?" I need to check my Coimbra 2 bootleg when I get home to see what Zoo Baby says before Ultraviolet. I'm pretty sure it's that whole "baby baby baby" thing....
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on March 03, 2011, 11:20:46 AM
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I thought the Zooropa Baby said "what time is it in the world?" before HMTMKMKM and "baby baby baby" before UV.

Yup. That's what I thought too. They might have changed it mid-tour. But my San Sebastian bootleg has HMTMKMKM and Zoo Baby definitely says "What time is it in the world?" I need to check my Coimbra 2 bootleg when I get home to see what Zoo Baby says before Ultraviolet. I'm pretty sure it's that whole "baby baby baby" thing....

The Zoo baby says both.  He says "what time is it in the world" at the Rose Bowl and then "baby baby baby" and then they play UV.  Thats how it was for Turin too
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: An Cat Dubh on March 03, 2011, 11:46:18 AM
What has the Zoo Baby got to do with Pop?

This is a thread about Pop songs being played on the current tour.

Even if the Zoo Baby was from the Pop era, it is NOT being played live. Its a recording mix used to fill a gap in the setlist.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Droo on March 03, 2011, 12:34:45 PM
We're talking about how HMTMKMKM was a last minute addition to the set, and I was somewhat dubious about that as I had thought the Zoo Baby intro was created especially for that song.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: An Cat Dubh on March 03, 2011, 12:39:52 PM
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We're talking about how HMTMKMKM was a last minute addition to the set, and I was somewhat dubious about that as I had thought the Zoo Baby intro was created especially for that song.

Ah, ok. Got it now. Guess I should have just read further back in the thread a little.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: thefly15 on March 03, 2011, 01:22:04 PM
Dear U2, please play POP in its eternity. It won't kill you.
Just needed to be said.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Droo on March 03, 2011, 01:32:46 PM
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Dear U2, please play POP in its eternity. It won't kill you.
Just needed to be said.

I think playing anything in eternity would kill them.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: MarsGirl on March 03, 2011, 01:40:53 PM
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Dear U2, please play POP in its eternity. It won't kill you.
Just needed to be said.

I think playing anything in eternity would kill them.

I dont think I want to go to a concert to see any album in its entirety. I like mixes of everything. Represents a different era of U2.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: thefly15 on March 03, 2011, 01:46:29 PM
I said eternity  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
I wanted to say entirety (that's the problem when english isn't your native language)
But yeah, i'd go to see every 90's album (and Passengers too) in its entirety.
And i won't edit my further post, it's too epic  :D
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on March 11, 2011, 10:03:03 PM
Less than 2 weeks to go....

So... POP   8)
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: A_Fly_On_The_Wall on March 14, 2011, 05:34:30 PM
I don't mind if U2 were to play a song from Pop or not. Discothéque would rock the fudge out of the 360 stage, but somehow, I would prefer to see, Do You Feel Loved, Gone, Last Night On Earth or Please. All would make me happy, but just don't play Miami or The Playboy Mansion!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: An Cat Dubh on March 14, 2011, 06:27:32 PM
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I don't mind if U2 were to play a song from Pop or not. Discothéque would rock the fudge out of the 360 stage, but somehow, I would prefer to see, Do You Feel Loved, Gone, Last Night On Earth or Please. All would make me happy, but just don't play Miami or The Playboy Mansion!!!!!!!!

Why not Miami? Its brilliant live.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jO-7pVuPnU&playnext=1&list=PLD864CC01DFF75ED3
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Tumbling Dice on March 14, 2011, 06:34:21 PM
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I don't mind if U2 were to play a song from Pop or not. Discothéque would rock the fudge out of the 360 stage, but somehow, I would prefer to see, Do You Feel Loved, Gone, Last Night On Earth or Please. All would make me happy, but just don't play Miami or The Playboy Mansion!!!!!!!!

Why not Miami? Its brilliant live.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jO-7pVuPnU&playnext=1&list=PLD864CC01DFF75ED3

I'm singing in the rain, just singin' in the rain, what a glorious feeling, I'm happy again.


Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: The Unknown Caller on March 15, 2011, 08:45:29 AM
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I don't mind if U2 were to play a song from Pop or not. Discothéque would rock the fudge out of the 360 stage, but somehow, I would prefer to see, Do You Feel Loved, Gone, Last Night On Earth or Please. All would make me happy, but just don't play Miami or The Playboy Mansion!!!!!!!!

Why not Miami? Its brilliant live.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jO-7pVuPnU&playnext=1&list=PLD864CC01DFF75ED3

I dunno about that; I'm a huge Pop fan but I actually think that Miami live may be even worse than on record, which is a very sizeable achievement.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: A_Fly_On_The_Wall on March 15, 2011, 09:38:18 AM
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I don't mind if U2 were to play a song from Pop or not. Discothéque would rock the fudge out of the 360 stage, but somehow, I would prefer to see, Do You Feel Loved, Gone, Last Night On Earth or Please. All would make me happy, but just don't play Miami or The Playboy Mansion!!!!!!!!

Why not Miami? Its brilliant live.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jO-7pVuPnU&playnext=1&list=PLD864CC01DFF75ED3

I despise Miami with an unprecedented hatred. (I know that sounds a bit harsh!!) I probably don't hate it that much, but I just don't get it. I really wish U2 had never created something as bad as Miami, but they did, so we just have to live with it I regret to say  :D
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Droo on March 15, 2011, 11:26:16 AM
Miami is awesome.

That said, the only songs from Pop I can see working on the 360 Tour are Gone, Discotheque, or Last Night On Earth.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: An Cat Dubh on March 15, 2011, 11:38:49 AM
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I don't mind if U2 were to play a song from Pop or not. Discothéque would rock the fudge out of the 360 stage, but somehow, I would prefer to see, Do You Feel Loved, Gone, Last Night On Earth or Please. All would make me happy, but just don't play Miami or The Playboy Mansion!!!!!!!!

Why not Miami? Its brilliant live.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jO-7pVuPnU&playnext=1&list=PLD864CC01DFF75ED3

I despise Miami with an unprecedented hatred. (I know that sounds a bit harsh!!) I probably don't hate it that much, but I just don't get it. I really wish U2 had never created something as bad as Miami, but they did, so we just have to live with it I regret to say  :D

Well I happen to love it, it's one of my favorite songs. U2 at their creative and risk taking best. For me anyhow.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on March 17, 2011, 02:35:53 PM
To see Miami would show that the band is willing to be a bit daring, but I honestly doubt we'll see it.

I'll go with Droo says.

Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Mofoface on March 17, 2011, 11:00:25 PM
Damn, I so wish they would play something out of Pop at my shows. But I just don't see it happening.  :'(
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: jick on March 25, 2011, 08:40:31 PM
This campaign was dead from the moment it was conceptualized.

U2 are wrapping up their tour and have no more time to relearn some old songs.  The recent show demonstrates that.

Exercise in futility indeed.

Cheers,

J
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Starman on March 25, 2011, 08:41:37 PM
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This campaign was dead from the moment it was conceptualized.

U2 are wrapping up their tour and have no more time to relearn some old songs.  The recent show demonstrates that.

Exercise in futility indeed.

Cheers,

J


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Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Boom Cha! on March 25, 2011, 08:41:47 PM
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This campaign was dead from the moment it was conceptualized.

U2 are wrapping up their tour and have no more time to relearn some old songs.  The recent show demonstrates that.

Exercise in futility indeed.

Cheers,

J


Oh, jick, you're such a buzzkill.  :D
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: The Unknown Caller on March 25, 2011, 08:42:07 PM
Actually, jick, the campaign is to play 'something' from Pop, and U2 played two versuses, a bridge, a chorus and a guitar riff from Pop for essentially an entire leg. ;)

So I guess it wasn't that dead after all, given that a song from Pop has now made some form of appearance on every tour since 1997. :)
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: jick on March 25, 2011, 08:43:36 PM
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Actually, jick, the campaign is to play 'something' from Pop, and U2 played two versuses, a bridge, a chorus and a guitar riff from Pop for essentially an entire leg. ;)

So I guess it wasn't that dead after all, given that a song from Pop has now made some form of appearance on every tour since 1997. :)

The campaign started after they played those two verses a bridge and a chorus, right?  Not sure about my timeline anymore.

Cheers,

J
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: The Unknown Caller on March 25, 2011, 08:46:18 PM
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Actually, jick, the campaign is to play 'something' from Pop, and U2 played two versuses, a bridge, a chorus and a guitar riff from Pop for essentially an entire leg. ;)

So I guess it wasn't that dead after all, given that a song from Pop has now made some form of appearance on every tour since 1997. :)

The campaign started after they played those two verses a bridge and a chorus, right?  Not sure about my timeline anymore.

Cheers,

J


It did, but it had already achieved its aim! You also forgot the guitar riff!  ;D :P
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Droo on March 25, 2011, 09:21:06 PM
If the "play something from October" campaign was successful, I think ANYTHING is possible.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: MarsGirl on March 25, 2011, 09:38:01 PM
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If the "play something from October" campaign was successful, I think ANYTHING is possible.

+1
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: jick on March 28, 2011, 08:55:12 AM
Maybe U2 might just dust-off Gone.

I just realized how appropriate the lyrics can be for the situation right now:

http://forum.atu2.com/index.php/topic,15909.0.html

U2 always have a knack for finding a song for the right situation lyrically.

Cheers,

J
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: The Unknown Caller on March 28, 2011, 09:03:24 AM
Ah, well, let's look on the bright side - if they don't play a full song from Pop, this will be the first tour since its release where they haven't, and hopefully the last.

Besides, Pop still has a FAR better live record than HTDAAB at this point- they had much more confidence in playing 'Pop' stuff on the PopMart tour than Bomb stuff on the Vertigo Tour, and they kept in FAR more Pop on the Elevation Tour than Bomb on the 360 Tour, where they've dropped all of it but the two highest charting singles. Guess we'll see what the next tour brings!  :)
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: MarsGirl on March 28, 2011, 09:10:12 AM
I think we need to start a "Play more music from NLOTH campaign." :)
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: jick on March 28, 2011, 09:24:34 AM
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Ah, well, let's look on the bright side - if they don't play a full song from Pop, this will be the first tour since its release where they haven't, and hopefully the last.

Besides, Pop still has a FAR better live record than HTDAAB at this point- they had much more confidence in playing 'Pop' stuff on the PopMart tour than Bomb stuff on the Vertigo Tour, and they kept in FAR more Pop on the Elevation Tour than Bomb on the 360 Tour, where they've dropped all of it but the two highest charting singles. Guess we'll see what the next tour brings!  :)

The Elevation Tour only had Gone in the rotation as the full song.

A couple of acoustic Staring At The Sun, and Wake Up Dead Man - and maybe just one or two performances of Discotheque, and an acoustic "Please" somewhere there after 9/11.

This tour has has Vertigo and City Of Blinding Lights every night.  I'd say Bomb beats POP in the "succeeding tour" plays. 

But Bomb may or may not lose to POP when it comes to plays in its own tour - depending on your point of view although we should not count the last leg of the Vertigo Tour as it was one year delayed and somehow promoted U218 more than Bomb.

The Vertigo Tour eventually added Original of the Species to its set, and U2 played Crumbs From Your Table as the tour went ahead.  There was even the play of Fast Cars.

The Popmart Tour has U2 giving up on If God Will Send His Angels after one night, and Do You Feel Loved after a couple of nights.  Staring At The Sun full band never took off and they converted it to an acoustic song.  Miami was taken off the setlist.  Playboy Mansion was snippeted in the early performances of Please but even that snippet was dropped. So four subtractions, zero additions, and one song converted to acoustic.  Not exactly a good sign for the Popmart Tour which lasted only less than a year.

We will see how it pans out this time.  I still don't believe POP will get played, but if ever something does get played it may be Gone.

Cheers,

J
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Droo on March 28, 2011, 09:33:07 AM
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Ah, well, let's look on the bright side - if they don't play a full song from Pop, this will be the first tour since its release where they haven't, and hopefully the last.

Besides, Pop still has a FAR better live record than HTDAAB at this point- they had much more confidence in playing 'Pop' stuff on the PopMart tour than Bomb stuff on the Vertigo Tour, and they kept in FAR more Pop on the Elevation Tour than Bomb on the 360 Tour, where they've dropped all of it but the two highest charting singles. Guess we'll see what the next tour brings!  :)

The Elevation Tour only had Gone in the rotation as the full song.

A couple of acoustic Staring At The Sun, and Wake Up Dead Man - and maybe just one or two performances of Discotheque, and an acoustic "Please" somewhere there after 9/11.

This tour has has Vertigo and City Of Blinding Lights every night.  I'd say Bomb beats POP in the "succeeding tour" plays. 

But Bomb may or may not lose to POP when it comes to plays in its own tour - depending on your point of view although we should not count the last leg of the Vertigo Tour as it was one year delayed and somehow promoted U218 more than Bomb.

The Vertigo Tour eventually added Original of the Species to its set, and U2 played Crumbs From Your Table as the tour went ahead.  There was even the play of Fast Cars.

The Popmart Tour has U2 giving up on If God Will Send His Angels after one night, and Do You Feel Loved after a couple of nights.  Staring At The Sun full band never took off and they converted it to an acoustic song.  Miami was taken off the setlist.  Playboy Mansion was snippeted in the early performances of Please but even that snippet was dropped. So four subtractions, zero additions, and one song converted to acoustic.  Not exactly a good sign for the Popmart Tour which lasted only less than a year.

We will see how it pans out this time.  I still don't believe POP will get played, but if ever something does get played it may be Gone.

Cheers,

J


Elevation Tour had Gone (51 times), Please (23 times), Wake Up Dead Man (23 times), Discotheque (18 times, not one or two) and Staring At The Sun (16 times).

Crumbs From Your Table was only ever played 7 times. Fast Cars 16 times. Off Atomic Bomb, All Because Of You was eventually dropped and by the end of the tour only 5 songs from HTDAAB were being played. 360 has 4 NLOTH tracks still on the set. It's not that different to HTDAAB.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: jick on March 28, 2011, 09:58:32 AM
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360 has 4 NLOTH tracks still on the set. It's not that different to HTDAAB.

Perhaps they learned their lesson from POP that they are better off playing Greatest Hits than playing the new album.  Pretty cool that they chose a lot of ATYCLB songs for the Rose Bowl DVD as among their Greatest Hits.

Cheers,

J
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Tumbling Dice on March 28, 2011, 10:14:53 AM
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The Popmart Tour has U2 giving up on If God Will Send His Angels after one night, and Do You Feel Loved after a couple of nights.  Staring At The Sun full band never took off and they converted it to an acoustic song.  Miami was taken off the setlist.  Playboy Mansion was snippeted in the early performances of Please but even that snippet was dropped. So four subtractions, zero additions, and one song converted to acoustic.  Not exactly a good sign for the Popmart Tour which lasted only less than a year.


PopMart started out with a whopping 10/12 of the songs from Pop and by tour end they had added the remaining 2 songs in acoustic or snippet form.

Despite the 3 subtractions, they still consistently played 8 songs from Pop throughout the large majority of the tour and by final night they played 7 songs from Pop.

Miami was only taken off the set-list more than half way through the tour.


Just the facts Jick, just the facts. ;)

Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Tumbling Dice on March 28, 2011, 10:18:42 AM
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Perhaps they learned their lesson from POP that they are better off playing Greatest Hits than playing the new album.  Pretty cool that they chose a lot of ATYCLB songs for the Rose Bowl DVD as among their Greatest Hits.



They did indeed learn their lesson from PopMart, which is why they'll have sold nearly twice as many tickets on 360 by playing a largely back catalogue nostalgia tour. 

Just like the modern Rolling Stones.

Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: The Unknown Caller on March 28, 2011, 10:53:59 AM
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A couple of acoustic Staring At The Sun, and Wake Up Dead Man - and maybe just one or two performances of Discotheque, and an acoustic "Please" somewhere there after 9/11.

This tour has has Vertigo and City Of Blinding Lights every night.  I'd say Bomb beats POP in the "succeeding tour" plays. 

Well, Droo has successfully completely destroyed this particular horrifically inaccurate claim.  :D

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But Bomb may or may not lose to POP when it comes to plays in its own tour - depending on your point of view although we should not count the last leg of the Vertigo Tour as it was one year delayed and somehow promoted U218 more than Bomb.

...No, it really doesn't actually depend on your point of view even slightly, nor is it a 'may or may not' - it's actually very straightforward. It's extremely simply, as TD outlined. Only *two* songs from HTDAAB managed to make an appearance on every night of the Vertigo Tour. Three appeared on more than three quarters of the tour. Six were played on more than half of the nights of the tour. Two were never played at all. They played about seven HTDAAB per nights on the first leg, and were down to about four, sometimes three, by the last. Five songs that had made some appearance were dropped by the last leg.

On PopMart, six songs were played every single night. Eight were played on 3/4 of nights. Only one was never played at all. They played about ten 'Pop' songs per night on the first leg, and about seven, sometimes eight, per night on the last. Three songs that had made some appearance were dropped by the last leg.

It's a matter of empirical fact. The only way you can even pretend otherwise, as you do with your 'dropped songs' thing, is by ignoring the fact that they started with far more Pop songs in the first place- and finished with them too.

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Crumbs From Your Table was only ever played 7 times. Fast Cars 16 times. Off Atomic Bomb, All Because Of You was eventually dropped and by the end of the tour only 5 songs from HTDAAB were being played. 360 has 4 NLOTH tracks still on the set. It's not that different to HTDAAB.

It's actually even worse than that- 5 HTDAAB songs being played was a rarity in the late Vertigo Tour. It was normally four- and it was three on a few occasions too!
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Droo on March 28, 2011, 11:10:00 AM
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360 has 4 NLOTH tracks still on the set. It's not that different to HTDAAB.

Perhaps they learned their lesson from POP that they are better off playing Greatest Hits than playing the new album.  Pretty cool that they chose a lot of ATYCLB songs for the Rose Bowl DVD as among their Greatest Hits.

Cheers,

J


You don't "choose" greatest hits. They either are hits or they aren't. In A Little While is not a greatest hit. It was not a single nor is it a particularly popular live album track like Until The End Of The World.

Also, the Rose Bowl DVD has the following new songs:

Get On Your Boots
Magnificent
I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight
No Line On The Horizon
Unknown Caller
Moment of Surrender

Are all of these songs now greatest hits by your definition?

Plus the non-hits:
Ultraviolet
MLK
In A Little While
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: The Unknown Caller on March 28, 2011, 11:47:57 AM
It's also pretty card to categorise The Unforgettable Fire as one when it hasn't been played live since 1987.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Tumbling Dice on March 28, 2011, 11:54:47 AM
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It's also pretty card to categorise The Unforgettable Fire as one when it hasn't been played live since 1987.

It's a back catalogue old standard. (I treat the terms- greatest hits and back catalogue, interchangeably, when referring to tours.)

TUF was also played on the Lovetown tour.


Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: The Unknown Caller on March 28, 2011, 11:56:40 AM
Ah, apologies, not since 1989 then. But I still think that a twenty year absence from even a single appearance makes it hard to call it a Greatest Hits tour.

Especially when it was a 'standard' for only two tours, then dropped to 'sometimes', and then a vast absence. It's hard to think of any other 'greatest hit' which that's true for.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Droo on March 28, 2011, 12:17:48 PM
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Ah, apologies, not since 1989 then. But I still think that a twenty year absence from even a single appearance makes it hard to call it a Greatest Hits tour.

Especially when it was a 'standard' for only two tours, then dropped to 'sometimes', and then a vast absence. It's hard to think of any other 'greatest hit' which that's true for.

I absolutely agree with this. By those standards, October, Tomorrow, and Out Of Control are "standards" despite two of them not having been played since the 80s and the other only making a handful of appearances since the 80s.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Tumbling Dice on March 28, 2011, 12:23:04 PM
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Ah, apologies, not since 1989 then. But I still think that a twenty year absence from even a single appearance makes it hard to call it a Greatest Hits tour.

Especially when it was a 'standard' for only two tours, then dropped to 'sometimes', and then a vast absence. It's hard to think of any other 'greatest hit' which that's true for.

Ah, my turn for apologies; when I was a young 'un it was an old standard.


 
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: EnduringChill on March 28, 2011, 03:20:12 PM
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I think we need to start a "Play more music from NLOTH campaign." :)

We do!
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: The Unknown Caller on March 28, 2011, 04:01:22 PM
I cannot understand why Stand Up Comedy has not been played live. Regardless of whether you like it - and I know that many despise it - it is literally made for live stadium rock. In fact, if you were to decide that NLOTH *had* to get a stadium tour, (And I remain convinced that it should have been an arena tour for this album) it's one of the few songs you'd immediately pick out for it.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Tumbling Dice on March 28, 2011, 04:04:30 PM
Yeah, I must say when I first played the album SUC was the one song that shouted out to be performed live.

Never listen to the song itself now.


Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: The Unknown Caller on March 28, 2011, 04:05:36 PM
TD, we're agreeing on a distressing amount lately on music. This discomfits me.  :P
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on March 28, 2011, 04:06:41 PM
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I cannot understand why Stand Up Comedy has not been played live. Regardless of whether you like it - and I know that many despise it - it is literally made for live stadium rock. In fact, if you were to decide that NLOTH *had* to get a stadium tour, (And I remain convinced that it should have been an arena tour for this album) it's one of the few songs you'd immediately pick out for it.

Perhaps the band themselves were not happy with how it came out in the end after working on it so many times, so they decided that they didn't want to play it. It's possible.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Droo on March 28, 2011, 04:18:13 PM
Wasn't SUC going to be a single at some point?
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Tumbling Dice on March 28, 2011, 04:20:04 PM
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TD, we're agreeing on a distressing amount lately on music. This discomfits me.  :P

I'm perturbed, I don't mind telling you.  Quite perturbed.



Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on March 28, 2011, 04:22:52 PM
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Wasn't SUC going to be a single at some point?

I don't believe so?

Where did you hear that?
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: The Unknown Caller on March 28, 2011, 04:22:57 PM
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Wasn't SUC going to be a single at some point?

There was definitely talk of it as a 'potential' single early on. Though when we thought NLOTH would get a fourth single, all the early talk was Breathe, and the later talk was MoS.

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TD, we're agreeing on a distressing amount lately on music. This discomfits me.  :P

I'm perturbed, I don't mind telling you.  Quite perturbed.





It has certainly rendered me discombobulated. :/
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Droo on March 28, 2011, 04:24:31 PM
I think in Canada the front cover had a sticker that said "Includes Get On Your Boots & Stand Up Comedy" as well, which signaled it as a potential single.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on March 28, 2011, 04:27:25 PM
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I think in Canada the front cover had a sticker that said "Includes Get On Your Boots & Stand Up Comedy" as well, which signaled it as a potential single.

I laugh at the fact they would pick the in my mind two weakest songs to list on the front.  :D
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: jick on April 08, 2011, 05:15:21 PM
Sorry to revive such an old thread but I just thought of an idea for the POP-lovers who want to see it in the 360 Tour.

Maybe U2 can hire Brandon Flowers to open for them.  He has played more POP on his tour (1 song versus U2's zero) and it was such an amazing cover of a POP song.

Cheers,

J
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Bads316 on April 08, 2011, 05:41:29 PM
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Sorry to revive such an old thread but I just thought of an idea for the POP-lovers who want to see it in the 360 Tour.

Maybe U2 can hire Brandon Flowers to open for them.  He has played more POP on his tour (1 song versus U2's zero) and it was such an amazing cover of a POP song.

Cheers,

J


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTs-3JZTpuc&feature=related
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: An Cat Dubh on April 08, 2011, 05:56:04 PM
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Sorry to revive such an old thread but I just thought of an idea for the POP-lovers who want to see it in the 360 Tour.

Maybe U2 can hire Brandon Flowers to open for them.  He has played more POP on his tour (1 song versus U2's zero) and it was such an amazing cover of a POP song.

Cheers,

J


Troll. To put it politely.

You must hate the result of this poll.

Oh, and this one must make you just want to run away and hide. Pop has more votes than your multi-Grammy winning, radio friendly ATYCLB and HTDAAB put together  :D :D :D :D

http://forum.atu2.com/index.php/topic,16050.45.html

Read them and weep jick my friend.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Boom Cha! on April 08, 2011, 06:45:09 PM
Oh, it always pains me to know that U2 give such little attention to their masterpiece that is Pop.  :(

I just want one, little song from the album. Any song'll do! They don't even have to keep playing it, they can just play it one night. I'm not asking for much.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Farisfan (polished stones) on April 15, 2011, 03:48:14 PM
I agree Boom!  But maybe now that we're dragging out more AB, possibly there is some (remote) hope for a POP song!!!

I am hoping!!
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on April 16, 2011, 10:26:55 PM
Come on U2, Imagine a stage with a light presence like it has, playing MOFO!!!

And SBS, switch it with a genius song like Please once in a while!
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: MarsGirl on April 17, 2011, 06:17:08 AM
I admit that I would love some love shown for Pop.

Replace Beautiful Day once in awhile with Last Night on Earth. It's a loud rocker. Maybe even moreso than Beautiful Day.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: jick on April 17, 2011, 10:49:03 AM
As I have posted in another thread, they are saving POP for the next tour.

POP obviously has fewer fans than the other albums, and has be labeled by media and critics alike as a low point in U2's career (although the hardcore forum fans might think otherwise).

Since the next tour will probably in a smaller scale and only the hardcore fanbase will probably catch it due to less seats available, U2 will probably bring out some of those POP songs they have previously swept under the rug and will rearrange them a bit so they won't be that embarrassed about them anymore.

Let's just wait for the next tour.

Cheers,

J
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: MarsGirl on April 17, 2011, 10:51:45 AM
 ::) Yes. I'm rolling my eyes at you, jick.  ::)
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: EnduringChill on April 17, 2011, 03:29:20 PM
They should do a mini PopMart set during the encores, like Vertigo did with Zoo TV. I think that's logical! Unfortuantely it's too late for this tour. But they should play Last Night On Earth on the last night of 360. 8)
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on April 17, 2011, 03:58:32 PM
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They should do a mini PopMart set during the encores, like Vertigo did with Zoo TV. I think that's logical! Unfortuantely it's too late for this tour. But they should play Last Night On Earth on the last night of 360. 8)

Oh no it's not!
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: EnduringChill on April 17, 2011, 04:02:54 PM
But they already have an acceptable encore. I guess they wouldn't suddenly change it...

But they should TOTALLY add Gone. Ultraviolet, HMTMKMKM, Gone. The last two songs sound great together. Then the second encore can be WOWY and MOS.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on April 17, 2011, 04:08:37 PM
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But they already have an acceptable encore. I guess they wouldn't suddenly change it...

But they should TOTALLY add Gone. Ultraviolet, HMTMKMKM, Gone. The last two songs sound great together. Then the second encore can be WOWY and MOS.

I know the encore might be set in stone, but doesn't mean they couldn't randomly pull a pop song out of a hat  ;)
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Miami66 on April 17, 2011, 04:12:01 PM
I think they will add Gone into the UV/HM rotation
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: EnduringChill on April 17, 2011, 04:17:16 PM
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I think they will add Gone into the UV/HM rotation
PLEASE! (And I'm not referencing the song here. :P )
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on April 17, 2011, 04:17:44 PM
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I think they will add Gone into the UV/HM rotation

I've been thinking that for a year now
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Droo on April 18, 2011, 08:33:19 AM
Willie promises change for the North American leg and says the band is feeling "bold" right now on their setlist options.

I suspect Discotheque may rise above being a snippet in Crazy Tonight. Possibly Gone for its lyrical relevance to the encore and Bono's jacket. Last Night On Earth is a possibility for the "achieving liftoff" part of the show.

Gone also works for its space imagery as well: up with the sun.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: JamietheEdgefan on April 18, 2011, 03:40:34 PM
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Willie promises change for the North American leg and says the band is feeling "bold" right now on their setlist options.

I suspect Discotheque may rise above being a snippet in Crazy Tonight. Possibly Gone for its lyrical relevance to the encore and Bono's jacket. Last Night On Earth is a possibility for the "achieving liftoff" part of the show.

Gone also works for its space imagery as well: up with the sun.

Droo, could you post the exact quote from Willie?  :)
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: THRILLHO on April 18, 2011, 03:53:14 PM
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I think they will add Gone into the UV/HM rotation

I've been thinking that for a year now

yea that won't happen. i'd like to hear a pop song <minus miami, lnoe> but im doubtful. ive already seen them do gone, sats, disco on the elevation tour so that'll be enough if they don't play it now.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: HEY!youtwo! on April 18, 2011, 03:59:44 PM
I'd love to hear do you feel loved... I could see a re-worked version being pretty sweet
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: MarsGirl on April 18, 2011, 07:23:38 PM
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Willie promises change for the North American leg and says the band is feeling "bold" right now on their setlist options.

I suspect Discotheque may rise above being a snippet in Crazy Tonight. Possibly Gone for its lyrical relevance to the encore and Bono's jacket. Last Night On Earth is a possibility for the "achieving liftoff" part of the show.

Gone also works for its space imagery as well: up with the sun.

Droo, could you post the exact quote from Willie?  :)

From Willie's diary, describing U2's current "bold mood":

It appears that last night’s performance of Zooropa triggered something of a global online storm, actually making into the top ten most worldwide ‘trends’ on Twitter at one point during the evening. What it is to be alive in the information age, where a single song, played in Brazil sends echoes and ripples all over the planet. I’m so happy that the band took the plunge and went for it.  I love the boldness of the mood they’re in at the moment.

And, then, after Sao Paulo 3:

It was a madly busy day as we will now all part company for three weeks and there is much to be achieved prior to our reunion in Mexico. Some new mixes to be done, some new show content, changes, upgrades. It's going to be a busy ‘break’. The weather, at least, was co-operating. The recent monsoon conditions seem to have moved on to soak somebody else which at least gave the gear a chance to dry out a little before being packed into containers and trucks to gently rot for three weeks.  If gear gets put away wet for long periods of time, some of those boxes are pretty funky by the time they get opened up again.
 
I couldn’t resist a little set list humour, listing the opening song of the night as Even Wetter Then the Real Thing. I stopped there, though it did bring on a wave of radio comments as to possible re-namings of other show tunes. (I Will Wallow, Get on Your (Wellie) Boots, Mudnificent, Moisterious Ways, etc.) It was another great show with an enormously loud audience, which saw another performance of Zooropa.  It looks like that will live to fight another day, which I’m very happy about.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: JamietheEdgefan on April 19, 2011, 09:15:25 AM
Cheers MarsGirl! That has me really excited, it sounds like they really are going to change up the set... i really hope they debut more remixes! It certainly helps that they're in a bold mood right now  8)
Also, am i the only one who thinks GOYB would have been a much bigger hit if it was called wellie boots?  ???  ;D
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: MarsGirl on April 19, 2011, 04:40:08 PM
Yeah, when I read his diary, my thoughts on the coming leg. I hope I'm not disappointed! I commented on that entry about hoe happy I was about them being in a bold mood. I figured they needed the extra confirmation. :) I'd love it if they shook it up a little more. And bring some NLOTH songs back...
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: JamietheEdgefan on April 19, 2011, 05:39:13 PM
Well, it seems like they are very enthusiastic about pursuing remixes - magnificent has already been mentioned, so i wouldn't be surprised if a couple of other NLOTH tunes also received such treatment, perhaps some will even make a comeback in an altered form.
I will be very interested to see if any of the 'new' songs (EBW, NS, Glasto) make an appearance in NA, or if they might actually play some entirely new stuff!
If they are still recording as Willie says, then its possible they might treat NA like they treated Europe 2, and debut more songs to see how they're received.

It occurred to me today that U2 might have been working with RedOne, will.i.am etc on the remixes Willie has mentioned (as opposed to an album), because they were actual songs that were recorded and played back to the band to consider adding to the set.

Maybe they've got more new material in store for us than we think (even if a lot of it is just reworked)  8)
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: MarsGirl on April 19, 2011, 07:57:23 PM
I would LOVE it if they surprised us with completely new material. Gah. I'd explode. I am going to the first US show in Denver....
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on April 20, 2011, 01:05:21 PM
I think they will play a few not yet played songs on the NA leg.

THERE BETTER BE POP.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: MarsGirl on April 20, 2011, 01:08:09 PM
I'm actually starting to think I wouldnt mind Mofo. Something strange has come over me. It must be a fever. I even quoted lyrics from it in my FB status. 'Course, I'm listening to a PopMart bootleg right now so that I might explain it.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on April 20, 2011, 01:09:57 PM
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I'm actually starting to think I wouldnt mind Mofo. Something strange has come over me. It must be a fever. I even quoted lyrics from it in my FB status. 'Course, I'm listening to a PopMart bootleg right now so that I might explain it.

You'd be the first Pop and October worshipper I think.  :D :D
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: MarsGirl on April 20, 2011, 01:25:23 PM
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I'm actually starting to think I wouldnt mind Mofo. Something strange has come over me. It must be a fever. I even quoted lyrics from it in my FB status. 'Course, I'm listening to a PopMart bootleg right now so that I might explain it.

You'd be the first Pop and October worshipper I think.  :D :D

I only got Pop last year... cuz people told me it sucked. But it turned out they lied. I'm never listening to people again! :)

I like Pop. Like I said, I don't dislike any U2 album. And Pop is not at the bottom of my list... I love DYFL, Gone, IYWTVD, Wake Up Deadman, Discotheque, LNOE.... okay, wait, I should just say which songs I dont like: Miami and I thought Mofo. But I'm changing my mind about Mofo.

So, basically, I would welcome any song from Pop to be played on tour....
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Farisfan (polished stones) on April 20, 2011, 01:39:39 PM
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I'm actually starting to think I wouldnt mind Mofo. Something strange has come over me. It must be a fever. I even quoted lyrics from it in my FB status. 'Course, I'm listening to a PopMart bootleg right now so that I might explain it.

You'd be the first Pop and October worshipper I think.  :D :D

Oh, I dunno about that!  ::)  :D

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I'm actually starting to think I wouldnt mind Mofo. Something strange has come over me. It must be a fever. I even quoted lyrics from it in my FB status. 'Course, I'm listening to a PopMart bootleg right now so that I might explain it.

Yaaaaay!!!! Another MOFO convert!!!  Wooooot!!  :D
Ya gotta love that "mother suckin' rock-n-roll!"


Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: MarsGirl on April 20, 2011, 01:48:44 PM
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I'm actually starting to think I wouldnt mind Mofo. Something strange has come over me. It must be a fever. I even quoted lyrics from it in my FB status. 'Course, I'm listening to a PopMart bootleg right now so that I might explain it.

You'd be the first Pop and October worshipper I think.  :D :D

Oh, I dunno about that!  ::)  :D

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I'm actually starting to think I wouldnt mind Mofo. Something strange has come over me. It must be a fever. I even quoted lyrics from it in my FB status. 'Course, I'm listening to a PopMart bootleg right now so that I might explain it.

Yaaaaay!!!! Another MOFO convert!!!  Wooooot!!  :D
Ya gotta love that "mother suckin' rock-n-roll!"




Oh, yes. I think my favorite line is "Looking for to fill that God-shaped hole...." Big surprise from the girl who loves With A Shout, I guess. ;)
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Farisfan (polished stones) on April 20, 2011, 01:59:43 PM
There you go!!!  Now you are starting "to see what I see when you look at the world" song/ album!  ;D

But seriously-- I think my fav. is this section (below) which really exemplifies what you're talking about!  Love Pop! So much great stuff on there! (like all the albums!)  Honestly-- when it comes to U2, I don't listen to the critics.  They seem to usually have it all wrong. (imho  ;D)

Lookin' for a sound that's gonna drown out the world
Been around back, been around front (echo)
Lookin' for the father of my two little girls
Been around back, been around front
Got the swing, got the sway, got my straw in lemonade
Been around back, been around front
Still looking for the face I had before the world was made
Been around back, been around front
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: MarsGirl on April 20, 2011, 02:00:58 PM
I admit that Mofo might be some of Bono's best lyric writing....
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: EnduringChill on April 20, 2011, 02:18:52 PM
I personally love these lines:

Mother am I still your son?
You know I've been waiting for so long to hear you say so...
Mother, you left and made me someone...
Now I'm still a child, and no one tells me no.

I don't like to sing them. They sound better spoken, because then the rhyme is heard more easily. It reminds me of these lyrics:

I'm nearly great but there's something missing
I left it in the duty free
But you never really belonged to me.

Sometimes the tune of the song makes for clever rhymes getting lost. :( The line from Staring At The Sun I just quoted annoys me because the meaning of the lyrics are somewhat lost.

I also really love those lines, Faris- Looking for a sound that's gonna drown out the world, looking for the father of my two little girls. I mean, it takes you a second to realize what's wrong with that statement... And got the swing got the sway got my straw in lemonade is awesome!! :D
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: JamietheEdgefan on April 20, 2011, 02:20:22 PM
I think Mofo could have the potential to be a highlight of the 360 tour, it sounded incredible on popmart, imagine how much better it could be now!
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Farisfan (polished stones) on April 20, 2011, 04:54:16 PM
MG-- Definitely got some good lyrics going there!!!!

EC-- love your thoughts there!!! And yes, one gets the irony of the swing/sway/ straw in my lemonade when one sees what they are up next to.  ;D

Jamie-- It could be oh so much better!!  I love Bono with an attitude at this point and the AB era songs sung now bring that out a lot!  Just listened to HMTMKMKM from Chile again today and it is so awesome! Just takes me back to Popmart!

Did you get a chance to look at it EC!??  It is so good!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovuoIa6YUTE&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovuoIa6YUTE&feature=related)
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: EnduringChill on April 20, 2011, 04:56:09 PM
^no, instead I went and listened to Zooropa. :D But I'm going to now!
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Boom Cha! on April 20, 2011, 05:00:27 PM
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I personally love these lines:

Mother am I still your son?
You know I've been waiting for so long to hear you say so...
Mother, you left and made me someone...
Now I'm still a child, and no one tells me no.

Those are my favorite U2 lyrics!

Simple, but extremely powerful.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Droo on April 20, 2011, 05:16:00 PM
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I'm actually starting to think I wouldnt mind Mofo. Something strange has come over me. It must be a fever. I even quoted lyrics from it in my FB status. 'Course, I'm listening to a PopMart bootleg right now so that I might explain it.

You'd be the first Pop and October worshipper I think.  :D :D

Wrong.
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Post by: Farisfan (polished stones) on April 20, 2011, 05:35:54 PM
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^no, instead I went and listened to Zooropa. :D But I'm going to now!

Yes, do-- and then let me know what you think!!  :D


Agree- awesome lines Boom!

Droo-- I think Middy needs to drop by the October thread more... what do ya think!!??  ;D

I have my mp3 synced to play October and then Pop right afterwards.  It may be an odd transition to some but really works for me!  ;D
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: EnduringChill on April 20, 2011, 05:52:36 PM
I'm listening now!!
What time is it in the world?!
This song is sexy.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Farisfan (polished stones) on April 20, 2011, 05:59:46 PM
Yep! It is an awesome song! Bono is always milking things for all they are worth!  Love the characters that came out of that era!  But he does it so well still!  So, I think Jamie is right-- if they brought Pop back, they would do it well!
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: The Unknown Caller on April 21, 2011, 06:19:48 PM
As Jamie pointed out in another thread;

Quote
"We want to go back to our 90's work that plays in to a certain kind of psychedelia and do something that's tailored around that, from Zoo TV to PopMart. This is the 20th anniversary of Achtung Baby so there's a nice connection there and we thought we should mark that."

Could we be about to see the first Pop of the 360 tour, and the completion of U2's recent quest to disprove Jick on life, the universe and everything?
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: MarsGirl on April 21, 2011, 07:02:27 PM
Hey, everyone, I just wanted you to know I have Mofo stuck in my head.... remember how I used to say I hated that song? I dont hate it anymore. I've been converted after listening to several PopMart bootlegs.... So if they played it live I think I might have a heart attack.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on April 21, 2011, 08:02:43 PM
Yes... Yes... *rubs hands together with an evil grin*
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on April 21, 2011, 08:21:04 PM
Play anything on Pop except for Mofo  :P
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: THRILLHO on April 21, 2011, 08:57:09 PM
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Play anything on Pop except for Mofo  :P

this. or Miami :)
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Post by: Boom Cha! on April 21, 2011, 09:31:53 PM
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Play anything on Pop, especially Mofo  8)

There ya go.
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Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on April 21, 2011, 10:15:15 PM
I said that  ???  :D
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Droo on April 21, 2011, 11:36:00 PM
Miami live would be spectacular.

I'm hoping for Do You Feel Loved. I think Bono could handle it these days.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: MarsGirl on April 22, 2011, 04:52:29 AM
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Miami live would be spectacular.

I'm hoping for Do You Feel Loved. I think Bono could handle it these days.

I love DYFL and I totally agree!!!

Btw, I dont know what kind of acid everyone was on, but I have a PopMart bootleg from Eugene, OR where he sings DYFL and he sound spectacular. The music sounds great. So he could do it back then too. I dont know what everyone's problem with the song was.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Farisfan (polished stones) on April 22, 2011, 05:32:31 AM
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Play anything on Pop except for Mofo  :P
:'(

Love Mofo!!!
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on April 22, 2011, 07:05:17 AM
I vote Please, Mofo, Do You Feel Loved, Discotheque, Miami, Staring at the Sun, If God Will Send His Angels, Wake up Dead Man, The Playboy Mansion, Last Night on Earth, Gone, or If You Wear That Velvet Dress.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: MarsGirl on April 22, 2011, 07:08:12 AM
At this point, I'll take anything from Pop. Even Miami and Playboy Mansion. ;)
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on April 22, 2011, 07:09:37 AM
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At this point, I'll take anything from Pop. Even Miami and Playboy Mansion. ;)

You did notice I just listed out all of the songs.  :D :D
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: MarsGirl on April 22, 2011, 07:10:19 AM
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At this point, I'll take anything from Pop. Even Miami and Playboy Mansion. ;)

You did notice I just listed out all of the songs.  :D :D

Yes. :)
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on April 22, 2011, 07:12:54 AM
Sitting here now I'm wondering who voted no, since there are like 120 yes votes.  :D
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: MarsGirl on April 22, 2011, 07:13:39 AM
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Sitting here now I'm wondering who voted no, since there are like 120 yes votes.  :D

For real. I would love a song from EVERY album at a concert.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Miami66 on April 22, 2011, 08:39:04 AM
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I think they will add Gone into the UV/HM rotation

I've been thinking that for a year now

Me too.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on April 22, 2011, 08:48:29 AM
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I think they will add Gone into the UV/HM rotation

I've been thinking that for a year now

Me too.

I would say to add gone as an encore staple, and still rotate UV and HM
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: JamietheEdgefan on April 22, 2011, 08:49:30 AM
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I think they will add Gone into the UV/HM rotation

I've been thinking that for a year now

Me too.

It would be a fantastic encore opener. I think it shares more of a spirit with Ultraviolet in that sense than HMTMKMKM does. And considering how much better Zooropa and 'Real thing sound nowadays (with improved sound technology, better band experience, better musicianship), i have no doubt Gone would sound breathtaking played on the 360 tour.
I'd love for them to balance out between the album version and the live version - keep the rockin' guitar part they added live for the chorus, but also bring back he 'airplane sound' which i think had been lacking from performances.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on April 22, 2011, 08:50:23 AM
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I think they will add Gone into the UV/HM rotation

I've been thinking that for a year now

Me too.

It would be a fantastic encore opener. I think it shares more of a spirit with Ultraviolet in that sense than HMTMKMKM does. And considering how much better Zooropa and 'Real thing sound nowadays (with improved sound technology, better band experience, better musicianship), i have no doubt Gone would sound breathtaking played on the 360 tour.
I'd love for them to balance out between the album version and the live version - keep the rockin' guitar part they added live for the chorus, but also bring back he 'airplane sound' which i think had been lacking from performances.

I will beg if it gets me airplane guitar  ;D
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: JamietheEdgefan on April 22, 2011, 09:28:15 AM
Airplane guitar is the best guitar  ;)
I got a digitech whammy last week for my birthday, to try to replicate that sound.
But something's missing, it doesn't sound like an airplane... more like a mouse screaming  :-\
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Farisfan (polished stones) on April 22, 2011, 09:41:40 AM
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I think they will add Gone into the UV/HM rotation

I've been thinking that for a year now

Me too.

I would say to add gone as an encore staple, and still rotate UV and HM

Totally agree.
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It would be a fantastic encore opener. I think it shares more of a spirit with Ultraviolet in that sense than HMTMKMKM does. And considering how much better Zooropa and 'Real thing sound nowadays (with improved sound technology, better band experience, better musicianship), i have no doubt Gone would sound breathtaking played on the 360 tour.
I'd love for them to balance out between the album version and the live version - keep the rockin' guitar part they added live for the chorus, but also bring back he 'airplane sound' which i think had been lacking from performances.
Definitely!!!   I hope that do it!! 
(talking about it has now got my hopes up!!)
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: EnduringChill on April 22, 2011, 03:43:25 PM
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Sitting here now I'm wondering who voted no, since there are like 120 yes votes.  :D

For real. I would love a song from EVERY album at a concert.
YEEESSSSSSSSSSSS

But Pop in particular.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: MarsGirl on April 22, 2011, 03:54:33 PM
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Sitting here now I'm wondering who voted no, since there are like 120 yes votes.  :D

For real. I would love a song from EVERY album at a concert.
YEEESSSSSSSSSSSS

But Pop in particular.

Well Pop has been largely ignored. Maybe they consider HMTMKMKM Pop. ;) Even October is getting a song played regularly....
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: EnduringChill on April 22, 2011, 03:57:39 PM
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Sitting here now I'm wondering who voted no, since there are like 120 yes votes.  :D

For real. I would love a song from EVERY album at a concert.
YEEESSSSSSSSSSSS

But Pop in particular.

Well Pop has been largely ignored. Maybe they consider HMTMKMKM Pop. ;) Even October is getting a song played regularly....
That inspires me to go make a perfect setlist with an even amount of songs from each album on it...
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: MarsGirl on April 22, 2011, 03:59:24 PM
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Sitting here now I'm wondering who voted no, since there are like 120 yes votes.  :D

For real. I would love a song from EVERY album at a concert.
YEEESSSSSSSSSSSS

But Pop in particular.

Well Pop has been largely ignored. Maybe they consider HMTMKMKM Pop. ;) Even October is getting a song played regularly....
That inspires me to go make a perfect setlist with an even amount of songs from each album on it...

Tomorrow in an encore. :P
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: THRILLHO on April 22, 2011, 05:15:03 PM
they need to just use Octo. as a lead in to NYD like they did in the JT days.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: MarsGirl on April 22, 2011, 05:16:22 PM
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they need to just use Octo. as a lead in to NYD like they did in the JT days.

That's cool. But I'd still like to hear Tomorrow. Aint gonna happen, but a girl can dream wildly.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: THRILLHO on April 22, 2011, 05:23:13 PM
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they need to just use Octo. as a lead in to NYD like they did in the JT days.

That's cool. But I'd still like to hear Tomorrow. Aint gonna happen, but a girl can dream wildly.

Nah, dreaming wildly would be "OMG I WISH THEYD PLAY SCARLET AND/OR ZOOROPA!!!!!" and.............look what happened ;)
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: MarsGirl on April 22, 2011, 05:25:34 PM
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they need to just use Octo. as a lead in to NYD like they did in the JT days.

That's cool. But I'd still like to hear Tomorrow. Aint gonna happen, but a girl can dream wildly.

Nah, dreaming wildly would be "OMG I WISH THEYD PLAY SCARLET AND/OR ZOOROPA!!!!!" and.............look what happened ;)

Okay, true that. And I was very happy about both choices. I hope I get to hear both in Denver!!!
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: THRILLHO on April 22, 2011, 05:26:58 PM
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they need to just use Octo. as a lead in to NYD like they did in the JT days.

That's cool. But I'd still like to hear Tomorrow. Aint gonna happen, but a girl can dream wildly.

Nah, dreaming wildly would be "OMG I WISH THEYD PLAY SCARLET AND/OR ZOOROPA!!!!!" and.............look what happened ;)

Okay, true that. And I was very happy about both choices. I hope I get to hear both in Denver!!!

UM ME TO! K won't lie Scarlet not such a big deal but it would be cool to hear, ZOOROPA? omg youll recognize me cuz ill be the moron whos head literally explodes onto the screen thing.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: MarsGirl on April 22, 2011, 05:31:33 PM
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they need to just use Octo. as a lead in to NYD like they did in the JT days.

That's cool. But I'd still like to hear Tomorrow. Aint gonna happen, but a girl can dream wildly.

Nah, dreaming wildly would be "OMG I WISH THEYD PLAY SCARLET AND/OR ZOOROPA!!!!!" and.............look what happened ;)

Okay, true that. And I was very happy about both choices. I hope I get to hear both in Denver!!!

UM ME TO! K won't lie Scarlet not such a big deal but it would be cool to hear, ZOOROPA? omg youll recognize me cuz ill be the moron whos head literally explodes onto the screen thing.

I'm a huge fan of Scarlet (loving October as I do) and would be greatful if he'd sing and not talk through it, though I normally love Bono's rants. But I was equally as excited about Zooropa and my head will definitely explode if I hear it and/or Scarlet live. I really, really want to hear Zooropa. It gives me goosebumps thinking about it.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: EnduringChill on April 22, 2011, 06:08:26 PM
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they need to just use Octo. as a lead in to NYD like they did in the JT days.
Y'know what they need? TO BRING BACK NEW YEAR'S DAY. :P
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on April 22, 2011, 08:26:19 PM
I'd love for them to swap Please for SBS.

Sunday Bloody Sunday seems to be a bit tired out.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: THRILLHO on April 23, 2011, 12:09:39 AM
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they need to just use Octo. as a lead in to NYD like they did in the JT days.
Y'know what they need? TO BRING BACK NEW YEAR'S DAY. :P

Hm...no not really. I can do without NYD or SBS in the set, try THBAO
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Post by: MarsGirl on April 23, 2011, 01:18:13 AM
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I'd love for them to swap Please for SBS.

Sunday Bloody Sunday seems to be a bit tired out.

No!!! SBS is never worn out.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: EnduringChill on April 23, 2011, 05:23:36 AM
It feels a bit worn out to me. You can't have an angry song like that in the set ALL the time.

and I like NYD!
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Farisfan (polished stones) on April 23, 2011, 07:21:05 AM
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It feels a bit worn out to me. You can't have an angry song like that in the set ALL the time.

and I like NYD!

But I think it is still apropos, especially considering all the people, all around the world who are fighting for their right to live and to  live peaceably and democratically.


(like this situation in Syria-- 81 killed.... :'(
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/23/world/middleeast/23syria.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=tha2 (http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/23/world/middleeast/23syria.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=tha2))
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: MarsGirl on April 23, 2011, 08:07:02 AM
Yep. SBS is one of those songs like Streets.... you just cant take it out. It's iconic U2. Especially to the less fanatical fans (ie, those who dont write on a forum, own all 12 studio albums, and have been to more than one U2 concert in their lives). You know? The rest of the people who fill the stadium?
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: THRILLHO on April 23, 2011, 08:14:20 AM
revisted STOP PLAYING THAT DAMN SONG! list

1. WOWY
2. Pride
3. B.Day
4. SBS

i'll take NYD over any of those.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Boom Cha! on April 23, 2011, 09:25:14 AM
It all just boils down to which songs you prefer.

For instance; I'll never get tired of New Year's Day or I Will Follow, but Beautiful Day needs to be put to sleep.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: THRILLHO on April 23, 2011, 09:33:02 AM
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It all just boils down to which songs you prefer.

For instance; I'll never get tired of New Year's Day or I Will Follow, but Beautiful Day needs to be put to sleep.

and i am sick and friggin tired of WOWY, Pride i can stomach, i guess. But BD and WOWY.........STOP.STOP.NOW.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: MarsGirl on April 23, 2011, 09:50:02 AM
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It all just boils down to which songs you prefer.

For instance; I'll never get tired of New Year's Day or I Will Follow, but Beautiful Day needs to be put to sleep.

Exactly. I freaking love SBS. And Walk On. They can play that from now until the end of time and I'm good with it.

Though, the only acceptable replacement for Walk On would be dusting off Tomorrow. I might forgive them for that. :)
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: EnduringChill on April 23, 2011, 02:44:14 PM
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It all just boils down to which songs you prefer.

For instance; I'll never get tired of New Year's Day or I Will Follow, but Beautiful Day needs to be put to sleep.

and i am sick and friggin tired of WOWY, Pride i can stomach, i guess. But BD and WOWY.........STOP.STOP.NOW.
They can only stop playing WOWY after the Baltimore show! ;) I kinda like Beautiful Day though. Pride annoys me these days.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Droo on April 23, 2011, 03:19:57 PM
Beautiful Day needs to stay. It and City Of Blinding Lights are two songs that can be performed at every single show and still be exhilarating.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: EnduringChill on April 23, 2011, 03:33:58 PM
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Beautiful Day needs to stay. It and City Of Blinding Lights are two songs that can be performed at every single show and still be exhilarating.

Yes!

Oh, and Streets.
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Post by: THRILLHO on April 23, 2011, 03:46:03 PM
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Beautiful Day needs to stay. It and City Of Blinding Lights are two songs that can be performed at every single show and still be exhilarating.

DISAGREE. BD is a snoozer live imo. COBL is great though.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: MarsGirl on April 23, 2011, 04:32:49 PM
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Beautiful Day needs to stay. It and City Of Blinding Lights are two songs that can be performed at every single show and still be exhilarating.

DISAGREE. BD is a snoozer live imo. COBL is great though.

BD is not a snoozer!!
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Post by: THRILLHO on April 23, 2011, 05:51:56 PM
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Beautiful Day needs to stay. It and City Of Blinding Lights are two songs that can be performed at every single show and still be exhilarating.

DISAGREE. BD is a snoozer live imo. COBL is great though.

BD is not a snoozer!!

no? i think it definitely is at this point
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on April 23, 2011, 05:57:51 PM
Beautiful Day isn't going anywhere period, even if I would take a couple songs over it.

And lets stop talking about an ATYCLB song in a POP thread

 :D :D
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: THRILLHO on April 23, 2011, 06:25:12 PM
TOUCHE.

I'm listenin to some Pop remixes now, Mofo PHUNK PHORCE MIX.

YKNOW GUYS, i really would like to hear some full band SATS, Gone in Denver.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on April 23, 2011, 06:42:10 PM
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TOUCHE.

I'm listenin to some Pop remixes now, Mofo PHUNK PHORCE MIX.

YKNOW GUYS, i really would like to hear some full band SATS, Gone in Denver.

I'd love to hear a full band SATS, all I've ever heard of a full band of that is the 2nd performance in Vegas.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: MarsGirl on April 23, 2011, 07:19:08 PM
I still want DYFL but I'll take Gone or Discotheque... or LNOE.... or.... ??
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: The Unknown Caller on April 24, 2011, 07:50:51 AM
My ultimate dream for a U2 concert remains to see Discotheque live. So if they DO play it on this tour, I hope it comes back next tour in Europe.

Though at least I was there for the debut of the super-extended Discotheque snippet in Crazy, so I *have* sung "LET GOOOOOO DISCOTHEQUE!" in the inner circle with U2, I guess!  :D Can't complain!

I cannot fathom why U2 consistently seem to experiment with Pop more in North America than Europe (On Elevation, on Vertigo and rumored this tour) when it got a FAR better reception in Europe. But I guess it beats not experimenting with it.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: wraitii on April 24, 2011, 08:30:33 AM
Maybe they want to try to change NA's opinion of Pop. Live is where it shines.

It's not my favorite on Pop (that would probably be Gone or Discothèque - maybe Miami), but I'd love to hear Mofo on the 360. Either at the start of the encore, taking the slot of COBl, or at the very start.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Farisfan (polished stones) on April 24, 2011, 09:32:37 AM
Here is a great vid. It is a mix but Pop is toward the latter end.  :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dy5wX2s-ujs (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dy5wX2s-ujs)
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: EnduringChill on April 24, 2011, 04:32:40 PM
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TOUCHE.

I'm listenin to some Pop remixes now, Mofo PHUNK PHORCE MIX.

YKNOW GUYS, i really would like to hear some full band SATS, Gone in Denver.

I'd love to hear a full band SATS, all I've ever heard of a full band of that is the 2nd performance in Vegas.
And I thought I was the only one who wanted this!
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on April 24, 2011, 07:21:53 PM
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TOUCHE.

I'm listenin to some Pop remixes now, Mofo PHUNK PHORCE MIX.

YKNOW GUYS, i really would like to hear some full band SATS, Gone in Denver.

I'd love to hear a full band SATS, all I've ever heard of a full band of that is the 2nd performance in Vegas.
And I thought I was the only one who wanted this!

They can play Zooropa, surely they could pull off a strong band version of SATS
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on April 24, 2011, 07:23:06 PM
Here's a question for all you Pop-lovers.

What song would you like most... and where would you put it?
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: EnduringChill on April 24, 2011, 07:26:20 PM
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TOUCHE.

I'm listenin to some Pop remixes now, Mofo PHUNK PHORCE MIX.

YKNOW GUYS, i really would like to hear some full band SATS, Gone in Denver.

I'd love to hear a full band SATS, all I've ever heard of a full band of that is the 2nd performance in Vegas.
And I thought I was the only one who wanted this!

They can play Zooropa, surely they could pull off a strong band version of SATS
I know, right. If only...
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: THRILLHO on April 24, 2011, 07:27:00 PM
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Here's a question for all you Pop-lovers.

What song would you like most... and where would you put it?

Not a Pop lover, but Disco. after Crazy Tonight. And Gone in the rotation with UV/HMTM
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: MarsGirl on April 24, 2011, 08:05:24 PM
Do You Feel Loved, of course. I'm not sure where they would put it, though. Which is why I am sure it wont be used.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Boom Cha! on April 24, 2011, 09:09:38 PM
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Here's a question for all you Pop-lovers.

What song would you like most... and where would you put it?

The obvious choices are Discotheque in place of Crazy Tonight, Please in place of Sunday Bloody Sunday, and Gone mixed up with Ultraviolet and Hold Me, Thrill Me.

I'd love to see Mofo open up the encore, though. It is my favorite song, so it needs to be played!
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Farisfan (polished stones) on April 25, 2011, 04:25:48 AM
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Here's a question for all you Pop-lovers.

What song would you like most... and where would you put it?

The obvious choices are Discotheque in place of Crazy Tonight, Please in place of Sunday Bloody Sunday, and Gone mixed up with Ultraviolet and Hold Me, Thrill Me.

I'd love to see Mofo open up the encore, though. It is my favorite song, so it needs to be played!

Oooo yeah! Love your suggestions here Boom!  I can just envision it... can almost taste it!  That would be so sweet!!
 *sighs*
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: EnduringChill on April 25, 2011, 02:37:32 PM
I dream of Last Night On Earth maybe as the last song. MOFO can open the encore. :D I mean, in my reimagined tour... but on this tour, the only one I can think of is Gone with Ultraviolet and HMTMKMKM. And Please instead of SBS is genius...
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: The Grave on April 25, 2011, 02:46:47 PM
gone put in Ultraviolet's spot to rotate with HMTMKMKM

or discotheque after Crazy
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: THRILLHO on April 25, 2011, 05:20:45 PM
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gone put in Ultraviolet's spot to rotate with HMTMKMKM

or discotheque after Crazy

Yea, i like the idea of replacing UV entirely with Gone, but still rotating HMTM with it.

and yes Please in place of SBS is genius, agreed.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on April 25, 2011, 07:46:29 PM
Seems like everyone is in agreement
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: THRILLHO on April 25, 2011, 07:54:21 PM
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Seems like everyone is in agreement

AGREED.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: mrsamrocks2 on April 25, 2011, 10:08:42 PM
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Seems like everyone is in agreement
I don't agree! Ultraviolet must stay in the set. Gone should be in... with Mofo, Please, Last Night on Earth and Discothèque!

If we take a setlist from the south america tour, it could be like this:

    Even Better Than The Real Thing
    I Will Follow
    Get On Your Boots
    Magnificent
    Mysterious Ways
    Elevation (Gone)
    Until The End Of The World / Anthem (snippet) / He's Got The Whole World In His Hands (snippet)
    I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
    Pride (In The Name Of Love) (Last Night on Earth)
    Beautiful Day / Gracias A La Vida (snippet)
    Miss Sarajevo
    Zooropa
    City Of Blinding Lights
    Vertigo / It's Only Rock 'n' Roll (But I Like It) (snippet) (Discothèque)
    (Mofo)
    Crazy Tonight / Relax (snippet) / Two Tribes (snippet)
    Sunday Bloody Sunday (Please)
    Scarlet
    Walk On / You'll Never Walk Alone (snippet)

    Encore(s):
    One
    All I Want Is You (snippet) / Where The Streets Have No Name / All You Need Is Love (snippet)
    Ultraviolet (Light My Way)
    With Or Without You
    Moment of Surrender
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: mrsamrocks2 on April 25, 2011, 10:14:23 PM
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Seems like everyone is in agreement
I don't agree! Ultraviolet must stay in the set. Gone should be in... with Mofo, Please, Last Night on Earth and Discothèque!

If we take a setlist from the south america tour, it could be like this:

    Even Better Than The Real Thing
    I Will Follow
    Get On Your Boots
    Magnificent
    Mysterious Ways
    Elevation
    (Gone)
    Until The End Of The World / Anthem (snippet) / He's Got The Whole World In His Hands (snippet)
    I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
    Pride (In The Name Of Love) (Last Night on Earth)
    Beautiful Day / Gracias A La Vida (snippet)
    Miss Sarajevo
    Zooropa
    City Of Blinding Lights
    Vertigo / It's Only Rock 'n' Roll (But I Like It) (snippet) (Discothèque)
    (Mofo)
    Crazy Tonight / Relax (snippet) / Two Tribes (snippet)
    Sunday Bloody Sunday (Please)
    Scarlet
    Walk On / You'll Never Walk Alone (snippet)

    Encore(s):
    One
    All I Want Is You (snippet) / Where The Streets Have No Name / All You Need Is Love (snippet)
    Ultraviolet (Light My Way)
    With Or Without You
    Moment of Surrender
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on April 25, 2011, 10:34:35 PM
I dont know why, I just can't see Gone working in the main set on 360.  It belongs with the suit of lights
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: mrbono on April 26, 2011, 05:16:50 AM
Replace Miss Sarajevo with If God Will Send His Angels and I'll be happy  :)
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: MarsGirl on April 26, 2011, 07:04:27 AM
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I dont know why, I just can't see Gone working in the main set on 360.  It belongs with the suit of lights

I agree. It would be awesome for him to sing "suit of lights" in an actual suit of lights. :)
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on April 26, 2011, 11:23:27 AM
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I dont know why, I just can't see Gone working in the main set on 360.  It belongs with the suit of lights

I agree. It would be awesome for him to sing "suit of lights" in an actual suit of lights. :)

Agreed!

Besides, I always thought that a 3 song encore is a bit small, isn't it?
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: MarsGirl on April 26, 2011, 11:33:19 AM
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I dont know why, I just can't see Gone working in the main set on 360.  It belongs with the suit of lights

I agree. It would be awesome for him to sing "suit of lights" in an actual suit of lights. :)

Agreed!

Besides, I always thought that a 3 song encore is a bit small, isn't it?

Why stop at 25 songs? How about 30? :)
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Droo on April 26, 2011, 02:19:11 PM
Replace Ultraviolet with Gone
Replace WOWY with So Cruel

Ambrosia.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: MarsGirl on April 26, 2011, 02:20:35 PM
I really would like to hear GONE.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: singnomore on April 26, 2011, 03:11:11 PM
Please would be good to hear...
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on April 26, 2011, 04:05:09 PM
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Replace WOWY with So Cruel

No  :P
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: THRILLHO on April 26, 2011, 05:16:20 PM
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Replace WOWY with So Cruel

No  :P

Yup, needs to happen WOWY has over stayed it's welcome by about 3 tours. IN FACT! UPDATE!

Keep the UV/HMTM rotation, then go into Gone, then So Cruel then show's over
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: An Cat Dubh on April 26, 2011, 05:21:47 PM
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Replace WOWY with So Cruel

No  :P

Yup, needs to happen WOWY has over stayed it's welcome by about 3 tours. IN FACT! UPDATE!

Keep the UV/HMTM rotation, then go into Gone, then So Cruel then show's over

Make that 6 tours. WOWY has been the WORST live song in U2's set since LoveTown. Bono just can NOT sing it passionately anymore. Sucked the life out of EVERY show of the 42 I have seen.

It should have stopped being played after the JT tour.

 
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: THRILLHO on April 26, 2011, 05:37:55 PM
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Replace WOWY with So Cruel

No  :P

Yup, needs to happen WOWY has over stayed it's welcome by about 3 tours. IN FACT! UPDATE!

Keep the UV/HMTM rotation, then go into Gone, then So Cruel then show's over

Make that 6 tours. WOWY has been the WORST live song in U2's set since LoveTown. Bono just can NOT sing it passionately anymore. Sucked the life out of EVERY show of the 42 I have seen.

It should have stopped being played after the JT tour.

wow. yea it HAS to leave the set.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on April 26, 2011, 05:58:32 PM
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Replace WOWY with So Cruel

No  :P

Yup, needs to happen WOWY has over stayed it's welcome by about 3 tours. IN FACT! UPDATE!

Keep the UV/HMTM rotation, then go into Gone, then So Cruel then show's over

Make that 6 tours. WOWY has been the WORST live song in U2's set since LoveTown. Bono just can NOT sing it passionately anymore. Sucked the life out of EVERY show of the 42 I have seen.

It should have stopped being played after the JT tour.

wow. yea it HAS to leave the set.

Yeah it does, it sucks the life out of the crowd, let alone that it is barely live anymore, with a drum track playing for the entire first section.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Droo on April 26, 2011, 06:17:30 PM
The crowd loves it in every video I've ever seen.

And WOWY at ZooTV in Sydney was staggeringly amazing.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on April 26, 2011, 06:20:23 PM
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The crowd loves it in every video I've ever seen.

And WOWY at ZooTV in Sydney was staggeringly amazing.

It makes WOWY today look like a bad tribute band honestly.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Droo on April 26, 2011, 06:34:31 PM
WOWY was obviously still meaningful and exciting during ZooTV. Now it's just clearly the band doing something because they HAVE to not because they WANT to.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on April 26, 2011, 06:59:05 PM
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WOWY was obviously still meaningful and exciting during ZooTV. Now it's just clearly the band doing something because they HAVE to not because they WANT to.

Exactly why it gets the response it does.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: MarsGirl on April 26, 2011, 07:03:21 PM
More October songs!

Whoops, wrong thread.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on April 26, 2011, 08:13:49 PM
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More October songs!

Whoops, wrong thread.

Indeed.  :P Pop only please.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on April 26, 2011, 08:47:03 PM
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Replace WOWY with So Cruel

No  :P

Yup, needs to happen WOWY has over stayed it's welcome by about 3 tours. IN FACT! UPDATE!

Keep the UV/HMTM rotation, then go into Gone, then So Cruel then show's over

Make that 6 tours. WOWY has been the WORST live song in U2's set since LoveTown. Bono just can NOT sing it passionately anymore. Sucked the life out of EVERY show of the 42 I have seen.

It should have stopped being played after the JT tour.

wow. yea it HAS to leave the set.

Yeah it does, it sucks the life out of the crowd, let alone that it is barely live anymore, with a drum track playing for the entire first section.

It sucks the life out of the crowd?  Have you BEEN to a 360 show?

It (crowd wise) is probably the highlight of the night minus Streets.  The crowd continues to sing the OHHHH's well after the song ends and often into the intro of Moment of Surrender.  And the main OHHH's during the song are the loudest you'll hear the crowd all night
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: An Cat Dubh on April 27, 2011, 12:25:32 AM
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Replace WOWY with So Cruel

No  :P

Yup, needs to happen WOWY has over stayed it's welcome by about 3 tours. IN FACT! UPDATE!

Keep the UV/HMTM rotation, then go into Gone, then So Cruel then show's over

Make that 6 tours. WOWY has been the WORST live song in U2's set since LoveTown. Bono just can NOT sing it passionately anymore. Sucked the life out of EVERY show of the 42 I have seen.

It should have stopped being played after the JT tour.

wow. yea it HAS to leave the set.

Yeah it does, it sucks the life out of the crowd, let alone that it is barely live anymore, with a drum track playing for the entire first section.

It sucks the life out of the crowd?  Have you BEEN to a 360 show?

It (crowd wise) is probably the highlight of the night minus Streets.  The crowd continues to sing the OHHHH's well after the song ends and often into the intro of Moment of Surrender.  And the main OHHH's during the song are the loudest you'll hear the crowd all night

Yes, I have. And WOWY sucked the life right out of the show, about 50 people around me went to the restroom.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on April 27, 2011, 12:27:28 AM
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Replace WOWY with So Cruel

No  :P

Yup, needs to happen WOWY has over stayed it's welcome by about 3 tours. IN FACT! UPDATE!

Keep the UV/HMTM rotation, then go into Gone, then So Cruel then show's over

Make that 6 tours. WOWY has been the WORST live song in U2's set since LoveTown. Bono just can NOT sing it passionately anymore. Sucked the life out of EVERY show of the 42 I have seen.

It should have stopped being played after the JT tour.

wow. yea it HAS to leave the set.

Yeah it does, it sucks the life out of the crowd, let alone that it is barely live anymore, with a drum track playing for the entire first section.

It sucks the life out of the crowd?  Have you BEEN to a 360 show?

It (crowd wise) is probably the highlight of the night minus Streets.  The crowd continues to sing the OHHHH's well after the song ends and often into the intro of Moment of Surrender.  And the main OHHH's during the song are the loudest you'll hear the crowd all night

Yes, I have. And WOWY sucked the life right out of the show, about 50 people around me went to the restroom.

The crowd continued the Ohhh's for a good 90 seconds-2 minutes after the song and Bono basically had to interrupt us  :D  And of the many many many WOWY performances I've watched videos of this tour, it seems like my show isn't the only one that features incredible crowd reaction
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: An Cat Dubh on April 27, 2011, 12:41:27 AM
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Replace WOWY with So Cruel

No  :P

Yup, needs to happen WOWY has over stayed it's welcome by about 3 tours. IN FACT! UPDATE!

Keep the UV/HMTM rotation, then go into Gone, then So Cruel then show's over

Make that 6 tours. WOWY has been the WORST live song in U2's set since LoveTown. Bono just can NOT sing it passionately anymore. Sucked the life out of EVERY show of the 42 I have seen.

It should have stopped being played after the JT tour.

wow. yea it HAS to leave the set.

Yeah it does, it sucks the life out of the crowd, let alone that it is barely live anymore, with a drum track playing for the entire first section.

It sucks the life out of the crowd?  Have you BEEN to a 360 show?

It (crowd wise) is probably the highlight of the night minus Streets.  The crowd continues to sing the OHHHH's well after the song ends and often into the intro of Moment of Surrender.  And the main OHHH's during the song are the loudest you'll hear the crowd all night

Yes, I have. And WOWY sucked the life right out of the show, about 50 people around me went to the restroom.

The crowd continued the Ohhh's for a good 90 seconds-2 minutes after the song and Bono basically had to interrupt us  :D  And of the many many many WOWY performances I've watched videos of this tour, it seems like my show isn't the only one that features incredible crowd reaction

I dont care what the crowd sings. I go to a U2 concert to listen to Bono sing the songs. He CAN NOT sing this song anymore with the same power and passion that he used to be able to. I was around in the 80's and 90's OAP - I heard him sing it live. It is not the same anymore, trust me. I wish I was wrong. Watch U2 live in Paris 97, then listen to a 360 performance.

Sorry  :-\
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on April 27, 2011, 09:47:02 AM
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Replace WOWY with So Cruel

No  :P

Yup, needs to happen WOWY has over stayed it's welcome by about 3 tours. IN FACT! UPDATE!

Keep the UV/HMTM rotation, then go into Gone, then So Cruel then show's over

Make that 6 tours. WOWY has been the WORST live song in U2's set since LoveTown. Bono just can NOT sing it passionately anymore. Sucked the life out of EVERY show of the 42 I have seen.

It should have stopped being played after the JT tour.

wow. yea it HAS to leave the set.

Yeah it does, it sucks the life out of the crowd, let alone that it is barely live anymore, with a drum track playing for the entire first section.

It sucks the life out of the crowd?  Have you BEEN to a 360 show?

It (crowd wise) is probably the highlight of the night minus Streets.  The crowd continues to sing the OHHHH's well after the song ends and often into the intro of Moment of Surrender.  And the main OHHH's during the song are the loudest you'll hear the crowd all night

Yes, I have. And WOWY sucked the life right out of the show, about 50 people around me went to the restroom.

The crowd continued the Ohhh's for a good 90 seconds-2 minutes after the song and Bono basically had to interrupt us  :D  And of the many many many WOWY performances I've watched videos of this tour, it seems like my show isn't the only one that features incredible crowd reaction

I dont care what the crowd sings. I go to a U2 concert to listen to Bono sing the songs. He CAN NOT sing this song anymore with the same power and passion that he used to be able to. I was around in the 80's and 90's OAP - I heard him sing it live. It is not the same anymore, trust me. I wish I was wrong. Watch U2 live in Paris 97, then listen to a 360 performance.

Sorry  :-\

And we'll perpetually disagree  :)  I could rehash my point where I think on the last 2 tours, Bono has sung WOWY the way it should be sung but I'm too lazy to type all that right now
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: MarsGirl on April 27, 2011, 10:18:59 AM
I agree with you, OAP. See my comments on the Favorite Joshua Tree single thread.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on April 27, 2011, 11:06:50 AM
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I agree with you, OAP. See my comments on the Favorite Joshua Tree single thread.

I dont feel like WOWY needs to be sung with the deep, almost operatic JT tour voice.  He doesn't sound broken like the person in the song is.  On the 360 and Vertigo tours, he actually sounds broken when he sings the song.  It's perfect to me.  Yea how he sang it in the 80's and early 90's is impressive vocally, but that's not how the vocals should be delivered
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: MarsGirl on April 27, 2011, 11:12:56 AM
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I agree with you, OAP. See my comments on the Favorite Joshua Tree single thread.

I dont feel like WOWY needs to be sung with the deep, almost operatic JT tour voice.  He doesn't sound broken like the person in the song is.  On the 360 and Vertigo tours, he actually sounds broken when he sings the song.  It's perfect to me.  Yea how he sang it in the 80's and early 90's is impressive vocally, but that's not how the vocals should be delivered

Right. I agree. And the Shine Like Stars verse is kind of out of place in that song. Because it's uplifting and hopeful. Not that I dont like it... But... still... it doesnt really fit with the rest of the song thematically.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on April 27, 2011, 11:17:48 AM
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I agree with you, OAP. See my comments on the Favorite Joshua Tree single thread.

I dont feel like WOWY needs to be sung with the deep, almost operatic JT tour voice.  He doesn't sound broken like the person in the song is.  On the 360 and Vertigo tours, he actually sounds broken when he sings the song.  It's perfect to me.  Yea how he sang it in the 80's and early 90's is impressive vocally, but that's not how the vocals should be delivered

Right. I agree. And the Shine Like Stars verse is kind of out of place in that song. Because it's uplifting and hopeful. Not that I dont like it... But... still... it doesnt really fit with the rest of the song thematically.

I see your point and I agree to an extent, I've never actually seen that point made about Shine Like Stars before
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: MarsGirl on April 27, 2011, 11:23:46 AM
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I agree with you, OAP. See my comments on the Favorite Joshua Tree single thread.

I dont feel like WOWY needs to be sung with the deep, almost operatic JT tour voice.  He doesn't sound broken like the person in the song is.  On the 360 and Vertigo tours, he actually sounds broken when he sings the song.  It's perfect to me.  Yea how he sang it in the 80's and early 90's is impressive vocally, but that's not how the vocals should be delivered

Right. I agree. And the Shine Like Stars verse is kind of out of place in that song. Because it's uplifting and hopeful. Not that I dont like it... But... still... it doesnt really fit with the rest of the song thematically.

I see your point and I agree to an extent, I've never actually seen that point made about Shine Like Stars before

Everybody's in love with it... So no one says otherwise. :)

I think it's appropriate in some cases... ie, the Slane Castle concert.... the song seemed to have a different life in that show for some reason.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on April 27, 2011, 11:26:03 AM
I love Shine Like Stars because it's such a rare treat these days.  But I definitely understand when you say it's not thematically appropriate with WOWY.  But I love the Ohhhhhs in place of Shine Like Stars so I dont mind if its played or not
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: An Cat Dubh on April 27, 2011, 11:27:32 AM
Again, I'm outnumbered by people who prefer rough delivery, broken vocals, croaky voices and strained melodies completely lacking soul over a song written and originally sung in a soulful, melodic way.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: An Cat Dubh on April 27, 2011, 11:28:26 AM
And we are off topic now. This is a Pop thread, where all the vocals from all the songs are sung better than ever any way.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: THRILLHO on April 27, 2011, 11:28:47 AM
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I dont care what the crowd sings. I go to a U2 concert to listen to Bono sing the songs. He CAN NOT sing this song anymore with the same power and passion that he used to be able to. I was around in the 80's and 90's OAP - I heard him sing it live. It is not the same anymore, trust me. I wish I was wrong. Watch U2 live in Paris 97, then listen to a 360 performance.

Sorry  :-\

Yup, exactly right Zoost.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: The Exile on April 27, 2011, 11:47:13 AM
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Again, I'm outnumbered by people who prefer rough delivery, broken vocals, croaky voices and strained melodies completely lacking soul over a song written and originally sung in a soulful, melodic way.

I'm with ya. I think the appeal to bad singing (let's just call it what it is) and calling it "exhibiting brokenness and vulnerability" is a classic example of euphemism. If failing to hit notes is some way of slipping into character, then it would seem that Bono is "in character" a lot more these days than he was back when he actually role-played on stage!
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: MarsGirl on April 27, 2011, 12:12:52 PM
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And we are off topic now. This is a Pop thread, where all the vocals from all the songs are sung better than ever any way.

Yeah. Right. Because Bono was at the height of his vocal performance level with Pop. *snort* *can you hear my sarcasm?*

Please. <--And I'm not talking about the song.

If we want to look back at bad vocal performances, let us explore the many ways in which PopMart's vocals were vastly inferior to tours before and after.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Boom Cha! on April 27, 2011, 12:47:39 PM
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And we are off topic now. This is a Pop thread, where all the vocals from all the songs are sung better than ever any way.

Yeah. Right. Because Bono was at the height of his vocal performance level with Pop. *snort* *can you hear my sarcasm?*

Please. <--And I'm not talking about the song.

If we want to look back at bad vocal performances, let us explore the many ways in which PopMart's vocals were vastly inferior to tours before and after.

I actually like the raspy voiced Bono on Pop. That voice really fit with the lyrical theme of the album.

Anywho, why won't the band just play Gone already!? It's probably the most conventional U2-sounding song on Pop. Plus, isn't it one of Bono's favorite U2 songs?
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: MarsGirl on April 27, 2011, 12:48:58 PM
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And we are off topic now. This is a Pop thread, where all the vocals from all the songs are sung better than ever any way.

Yeah. Right. Because Bono was at the height of his vocal performance level with Pop. *snort* *can you hear my sarcasm?*

Please. <--And I'm not talking about the song.

If we want to look back at bad vocal performances, let us explore the many ways in which PopMart's vocals were vastly inferior to tours before and after.

I actually like the raspy voiced Bono on Pop. That voice really fit with the lyrical theme of the album.

Anywho, why won't the band just play Gone already!? It's probably the most conventional U2-sounding song on Pop. Plus, isn't it one of Bono's favorite U2 songs?

Raspy voice in Pop songs = good.
Raspy voice in everything else = bad.

I get it now. :)

And, duh, Gone... We say it again: SUIT OF LIGHTS. Hello, Bono!?
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Boom Cha! on April 27, 2011, 12:50:05 PM
Oh! And on the subject of With Or Without You; I wasn't expecting much from it when I saw them back in '09, but their performance totally blew me away.

WOWY isn't even one of my favorite U2 songs, but it ended up being one of my favorite songs of the night. Maybe they were just on top of their game that night.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Boom Cha! on April 27, 2011, 12:52:23 PM
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And we are off topic now. This is a Pop thread, where all the vocals from all the songs are sung better than ever any way.

Yeah. Right. Because Bono was at the height of his vocal performance level with Pop. *snort* *can you hear my sarcasm?*

Please. <--And I'm not talking about the song.

If we want to look back at bad vocal performances, let us explore the many ways in which PopMart's vocals were vastly inferior to tours before and after.

I actually like the raspy voiced Bono on Pop. That voice really fit with the lyrical theme of the album.

Anywho, why won't the band just play Gone already!? It's probably the most conventional U2-sounding song on Pop. Plus, isn't it one of Bono's favorite U2 songs?

Raspy voice in Pop songs = good.
Raspy voice in everything else = bad.

I'm  not bashing his voice, I just prefer Pop-sounding Bono. I love how his voice seems to change on every album. It keeps things fresh and he'll always have one of the best voices in the music industry.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: An Cat Dubh on April 27, 2011, 12:59:26 PM
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And we are off topic now. This is a Pop thread, where all the vocals from all the songs are sung better than ever any way.

Yeah. Right. Because Bono was at the height of his vocal performance level with Pop. *snort* *can you hear my sarcasm?*

Please. <--And I'm not talking about the song.

If we want to look back at bad vocal performances, let us explore the many ways in which PopMart's vocals were vastly inferior to tours before and after.

Jeez, nothing like friendly discussion eh.

Pop is a very mature sounding album vocally, Bono's best in my opinion. Your opinion MarsGirl, is that no one else can have critical opinion on U2.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: An Cat Dubh on April 27, 2011, 01:03:25 PM
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And we are off topic now. This is a Pop thread, where all the vocals from all the songs are sung better than ever any way.

Yeah. Right. Because Bono was at the height of his vocal performance level with Pop. *snort* *can you hear my sarcasm?*

Please. <--And I'm not talking about the song.

If we want to look back at bad vocal performances, let us explore the many ways in which PopMart's vocals were vastly inferior to tours before and after.

Are you jick's doppleganger? Why bash Pop on a Pop thread? I was not bashing WOWY on a WOWY thread. FYI I LOVE everything about 1987 WOWY, I just do not think Bono does the song justice anymore vocally, no need to trash Pop.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: MarsGirl on April 27, 2011, 01:04:42 PM
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And we are off topic now. This is a Pop thread, where all the vocals from all the songs are sung better than ever any way.

Yeah. Right. Because Bono was at the height of his vocal performance level with Pop. *snort* *can you hear my sarcasm?*

Please. <--And I'm not talking about the song.

If we want to look back at bad vocal performances, let us explore the many ways in which PopMart's vocals were vastly inferior to tours before and after.

Jeez, nothing like friendly discussion eh.

Pop is a very mature sounding album vocally, Bono's best in my opinion. Your opinion MarsGirl, is that no one else can have critical opinion on U2.

Pshaw. Not at all. Why is it when I disagree, everyone takes it as a personal attack? People are very critical around here all the time. I think I was being nicer than people are, say, when they put down October. Just stating my opinion. I like Pop, but I do think Bono's voice was at its lowest at PopMart. Which is not to say that I dont like PopMart.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: The Exile on April 27, 2011, 01:53:13 PM
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Which is not to say that I dont like PopMart.

Why do you not like Popmart?

PS - Teasing MarsGirl is fun.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: MarsGirl on April 27, 2011, 01:56:03 PM
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Which is not to say that I dont like PopMart.

Why do you not like Popmart?

PS - Teasing MarsGirl is fun.

 ::)

Forgive me if people got a little insulted there. I'm bored at work and am on the forum too much. They need to give me more work to do so that I stop thinking and writing about U2. And analyzing them to death. Gah.

I like Pop. And Popmart. I'm a Bonogirl. Bono was in awesome physical shape. I dont care what he was singing looking like that. OF COURSE, I like PopMart.  :P :P :P
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Droo on April 27, 2011, 02:01:58 PM
I thought Bono's vocals were quite dicey during several PopMart shows, actually.

Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: The Exile on April 27, 2011, 02:03:47 PM
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I thought Bono's vocals were quite dicey during several PopMart shows, actually.



They started out a bit poor, and ended up a bit poor, but they were pretty good in the middle. Most of the Europe and UK show were great (as well as Tel Aviv), with the exception of Sarajevo, of course.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: THRILLHO on April 27, 2011, 02:04:09 PM
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I thought Bono's vocals were quite dicey during several PopMart shows, actually.



hello Sarajevo show. His voice RUINS taht bootleg.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: The Exile on April 27, 2011, 02:18:38 PM
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I thought Bono's vocals were quite dicey during several PopMart shows, actually.



hello Sarajevo show. His voice RUINS taht bootleg.

Yeah, but if you were there you didn't really notice all that much, partially because of the amazing atmosphere, and partially because mistakes are just easier to hear when you're listening to a boot.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Tumbling Dice on April 27, 2011, 02:22:16 PM
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I thought Bono's vocals were quite dicey during several PopMart shows, actually.



How would you know?  You've not heard my vocals.



Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: THRILLHO on April 27, 2011, 02:39:15 PM
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I thought Bono's vocals were quite dicey during several PopMart shows, actually.


hello Sarajevo show. His voice RUINS taht bootleg.

Yeah, but if you were there you didn't really notice all that much, partially because of the amazing atmosphere, and partially because mistakes are just easier to hear when you're listening to a boot.

i understand it wouldn't ruin the show, but it wold be highly noticeable that he had friggin' laryngitis that night.....
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
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I thought Bono's vocals were quite dicey during several PopMart shows, actually.


hello Sarajevo show. His voice RUINS taht bootleg.

Yeah, but if you were there you didn't really notice all that much, partially because of the amazing atmosphere, and partially because mistakes are just easier to hear when you're listening to a boot.

i understand it wouldn't ruin the show, but it wold be highly noticeable that he had friggin' laryngitis that night.....

Nah, he just sounded like he did on the Elevation Tour, or like he did at the Rose Bowl.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
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I thought Bono's vocals were quite dicey during several PopMart shows, actually.


hello Sarajevo show. His voice RUINS taht bootleg.

Yeah, but if you were there you didn't really notice all that much, partially because of the amazing atmosphere, and partially because mistakes are just easier to hear when you're listening to a boot.

i understand it wouldn't ruin the show, but it wold be highly noticeable that he had friggin' laryngitis that night.....

Nah, he just sounded like he did on the Elevation Tour, or like he did at the Rose Bowl.

Which I've found actually does not, oddly, destroy a show (or a bootleg). I guess maybe cuz he still sounds better than me! Ha! But if the energy is good... and they play a cool set list, I guess we're all more forgiving.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: gnmmet on April 27, 2011, 08:10:24 PM
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Which I've found actually does not, oddly, destroy a show (or a bootleg). I guess maybe cuz he still sounds better than me! Ha! But if the energy is good... and they play a cool set list, I guess we're all more forgiving.

For me the vocals don't really matter all that much, with a few exceptions.  But it's the guitar that holds the song together. If Bono screws up you can sort of pass it off as part of the song.  If Edge screws up, the song falls apart.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on April 27, 2011, 08:41:25 PM
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I thought Bono's vocals were quite dicey during several PopMart shows, actually.


hello Sarajevo show. His voice RUINS taht bootleg.

Yeah, but if you were there you didn't really notice all that much, partially because of the amazing atmosphere, and partially because mistakes are just easier to hear when you're listening to a boot.

i understand it wouldn't ruin the show, but it wold be highly noticeable that he had friggin' laryngitis that night.....

Nah, he just sounded like he did on the Elevation Tour, or like he did at the Rose Bowl.

Really? I thought it was actually a lot worse than that.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: THRILLHO on April 27, 2011, 08:48:51 PM
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I thought Bono's vocals were quite dicey during several PopMart shows, actually.


hello Sarajevo show. His voice RUINS taht bootleg.

Yeah, but if you were there you didn't really notice all that much, partially because of the amazing atmosphere, and partially because mistakes are just easier to hear when you're listening to a boot.

i understand it wouldn't ruin the show, but it wold be highly noticeable that he had friggin' laryngitis that night.....

Nah, he just sounded like he did on the Elevation Tour, or like he did at the Rose Bowl.

Really? I thought it was actually a lot worse than that.

it really really is. the bootleg is clear quality and his voice clearly has laryngitis <or something like it> 360 is bad but not close to Sarajevo bad.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: gnmmet on April 27, 2011, 09:01:57 PM
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I thought Bono's vocals were quite dicey during several PopMart shows, actually.


hello Sarajevo show. His voice RUINS taht bootleg.

Yeah, but if you were there you didn't really notice all that much, partially because of the amazing atmosphere, and partially because mistakes are just easier to hear when you're listening to a boot.

i understand it wouldn't ruin the show, but it wold be highly noticeable that he had friggin' laryngitis that night.....

Nah, he just sounded like he did on the Elevation Tour, or like he did at the Rose Bowl.

Really? I thought it was actually a lot worse than that.

it really really is. the bootleg is clear quality and his voice clearly has laryngitis <or something like it> 360 is bad but not close to Sarajevo bad.

Yeah it got so bad that he couldn't sing the chorus during Pride.  Edge carried that show.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: THRILLHO on April 27, 2011, 09:09:44 PM
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I thought Bono's vocals were quite dicey during several PopMart shows, actually.


hello Sarajevo show. His voice RUINS taht bootleg.

Yeah, but if you were there you didn't really notice all that much, partially because of the amazing atmosphere, and partially because mistakes are just easier to hear when you're listening to a boot.

i understand it wouldn't ruin the show, but it wold be highly noticeable that he had friggin' laryngitis that night.....

Nah, he just sounded like he did on the Elevation Tour, or like he did at the Rose Bowl.

Really? I thought it was actually a lot worse than that.

it really really is. the bootleg is clear quality and his voice clearly has laryngitis <or something like it> 360 is bad but not close to Sarajevo bad.

Yeah it got so bad that he couldn't sing the chorus during Pride.  Edge carried that show.

I haven't listened to that boot in years. The way the band was going on about it was the high point of their career or w/e to play that show, etc, i had high hopes. Oops.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: The Exile on April 28, 2011, 01:27:26 AM
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I thought Bono's vocals were quite dicey during several PopMart shows, actually.


hello Sarajevo show. His voice RUINS taht bootleg.

Yeah, but if you were there you didn't really notice all that much, partially because of the amazing atmosphere, and partially because mistakes are just easier to hear when you're listening to a boot.

i understand it wouldn't ruin the show, but it wold be highly noticeable that he had friggin' laryngitis that night.....

Nah, he just sounded like he did on the Elevation Tour, or like he did at the Rose Bowl.

Really? I thought it was actually a lot worse than that.

it really really is. the bootleg is clear quality and his voice clearly has laryngitis <or something like it> 360 is bad but not close to Sarajevo bad.

Yeah it got so bad that he couldn't sing the chorus during Pride.  Edge carried that show.

I haven't listened to that boot in years. The way the band was going on about it was the high point of their career or w/e to play that show, etc, i had high hopes. Oops.

You just had to be there. I mean, they brought Eno out and performed Miss Sarajevo for crying out loud! And Edge singing SBS? That was completely unexpected.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Farisfan (polished stones) on May 12, 2011, 05:05:44 AM
Wooooot!!!  They played a looong Discotheque snippet and a Please snippet last night attached onto the end of Crazy. 

And... (drumroll)... the Disco snippet had words!!!

See/ hear it here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4hhk2H7QIw (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4hhk2H7QIw)


Now, don't get me wrong--- I am still hoping for and holding out for a full song, but this was a good start to the NA leg!  :)
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: JamietheEdgefan on May 12, 2011, 06:32:56 AM
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Wooooot!!!  They played a looong Discotheque snippet and a Please snippet last night attached onto the end of Crazy. 

And... (drumroll)... the Disco snippet had words!!!

See/ hear it here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4hhk2H7QIw (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4hhk2H7QIw)


Now, don't get me wrong--- I am still hoping for and holding out for a full song, but this was a good start to the NA leg!  :)
That is very cool - they work so well together! Interesting how Edge deliberately waits until 'Crazy' ends to start the riff - gives me the impression they're testing out what a full version of discotheque would sound like right afterwards, and from Edge looking at the crowd, it almost seems like he wanted to see what the audience reaction would be to playing a pop song. Could be reading too much into it, but it seems like they are carefully 'testing the waters', in terms of debuting the song properly  :)
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: The Unknown Caller on May 12, 2011, 06:54:37 AM

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And... (drumroll)... the Disco snippet had words!!!

Well, that is pretty much what they did in Europe last year- it's giving the riff such prominence at the end on its own that's new!

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That is very cool - they work so well together! Interesting how Edge deliberately waits until 'Crazy' ends to start the riff - gives me the impression they're testing out what a full version of discotheque would sound like right afterwards, and from Edge looking at the crowd, it almost seems like he wanted to see what the audience reaction would be to playing a pop song. Could be reading too much into it, but it seems like they are carefully 'testing the waters', in terms of debuting the song properly  :)

Agreed- they definitely looked into the crowd to gage reaction. The snippet was always a bizarre one- even in Europe last year, it was a very extensive snippet and the only one they bothered incorporating the riff *and* the lyrics to etc. Plus it showed up literally every night until it was dropped. I honestly believe (And said at the time) that they have more plans for Discotheque on the tour- this may end up like the Zooropa tease, where a compressed tease turns into a full song.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: MarsGirl on May 12, 2011, 07:06:37 AM
But replacing what? They've already got a 25 song set list. They really can't play all night (even though we'd love them to).
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: The Unknown Caller on May 12, 2011, 07:11:55 AM
24 song- we won't count 'Happy Birthday'!  :D

As for what it replaces- probably one of the rotational slots...
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: JamietheEdgefan on May 12, 2011, 07:14:44 AM
Fingers crossed! Mexico would be a great place to debut it - the crowds look pretty rowdy, like they'd love that sort of tune. I even saw in one of the u2.com videos that the audience dangled this huge poster of bono in popmart gear over a ledge in the stadium
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqDayAXM1Zo
 :D Although that could have been for anything i guess...

MarsGirl - just as you posted, it occurred to me that they could rotate sunday bloody sunday with discotheque. IMO the latter is a much more appropriate song to play after Crazy, and i feel SBS has gone the way of pride - a classic, sure, but sounds pretty tired out now, and could do with having a rest now and then. I think rotating them every night would be a good idea - SBS on the first night (for more casual fans?), and Discotheque on the second night maybe?
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: MarsGirl on May 12, 2011, 08:38:15 AM
Or Please for SBS.

The thing is, we dont have a whole lot of multi-show cities. I'd like to see them rotate stuff around between cities. Maybe my reasoning is selfish, as all the shows I'm going to are single-show cities. :) So I'd like to get a rotation from show to show that I'm seeing so that I get to see all the songs they are playing live. One can dream, right?
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: JamietheEdgefan on May 12, 2011, 09:27:40 AM
Dream out loud  ;)
Yeah i just realised there are very few multi-city shows... hopefully that won't stop them mixing it up a little!
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: MarsGirl on May 12, 2011, 09:40:16 AM
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Dream out loud  ;)
Yeah i just realised there are very few multi-city shows... hopefully that won't stop them mixing it up a little!

Right! It seemed like it didnt stop them from mixing things up between cities in Europe. But Europe did have a lot of multi-city dates, I think...

I want NA to be as exciting as Europe was last summer... It seemed like something cool was happening all the time. Like when they did Boy Falls From The Sky out of the blue. (Or it seemed out of the blue to me, I wasnt following soundchecks back then.)
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: JamietheEdgefan on May 12, 2011, 10:07:51 AM
Hmm, well the cynical part of me thinks that the reason Europe 2010 was so exciting was because the were really bouncing back from the bullet dodge (Bono's injury), and were seriously working on a new album, all of which gave them a renewed spirit to go nuts with the setlist. That 'vibe' i feel disappeared around the time of the australasia leg  :(
But, the optimistic side of me thinks that because this is the second leg of the NA tour, and NLOTH is quite old now, the band will indeed feel compelled to freshen things up quite a bit. They probably won't experiment with new songs, but i could definitely see them making some cool setlist changes  :)
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: MarsGirl on May 12, 2011, 10:32:26 AM
Right. I'm with you there, Jamie. I'm hoping for a little shaking up since this is the second time they've been here (however, I missed the first NA leg, so whatever they want to do is good with me). I agree that the magic seemed gone after the European leg. I keep hoping for surprises. I also hope that I get to hear North Star, EBW, Mercy, and Glastonbury between my five shows (my best hope for Glastonbury is East Lansing because they do Glastonbury the Friday before the show!). I'll even take Boy Falls From The Sky (which I like, btw). I'm hoping Bono wasnt blowing smoke up our butts when he said that NA was going to get something extra special on the account of the delay caused by Bono's back injury... but the cynical side of me agrees with you that it probably wont be much different.

However, since I havent seen any 360 personally yet, I think I will be happy regardless. And I am going to five shows... so that indicates some level of commitment. ;)
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: gnmmet on May 12, 2011, 10:56:11 AM
Discotheque would be good, but Please would be soooooooo much better.
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Post by: The Unknown Caller on May 12, 2011, 10:57:23 AM
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Discotheque would be good, but Please would be soooooooo much better.

Those two are essentially the two Pop songs in my top ten U2 songs EVER so it is somewhat heart-rending to see them both teased. :P
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: JamietheEdgefan on May 12, 2011, 12:48:28 PM
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Right. I'm with you there, Jamie. I'm hoping for a little shaking up since this is the second time they've been here (however, I missed the first NA leg, so whatever they want to do is good with me). I agree that the magic seemed gone after the European leg. I keep hoping for surprises. I also hope that I get to hear North Star, EBW, Mercy, and Glastonbury between my five shows (my best hope for Glastonbury is East Lansing because they do Glastonbury the Friday before the show!). I'll even take Boy Falls From The Sky (which I like, btw). I'm hoping Bono wasnt blowing smoke up our butts when he said that NA was going to get something extra special on the account of the delay caused by Bono's back injury... but the cynical side of me agrees with you that it probably wont be much different.

However, since I havent seen any 360 personally yet, I think I will be happy regardless. And I am going to five shows... so that indicates some level of commitment. ;)

Ah well there you go! Regardless of how many changes there are, you will definitely be in for a treat! I followed the setlists for every show up to wembley, but let's face it, youtube videos cannot compare to the real thing!  ;D I'm pretty confident you'll get a few twists if you're seeing 5 shows... plus you're likely to see EBTTRT and zooropa  :o
... oh great, i've gone and made myself jealous  :(  ;)
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Farisfan (polished stones) on May 12, 2011, 12:50:24 PM
I agree that must be heart-rending but at least you are getting teased!

I would deaaarly love to see MOFO!  But no where near a tease, no snippet or riff or anything.  :(


But I will be exceedingly happy at the same time to have a full Pop song sung... preferably at one of of my gigs but I might be ok if they just play it somewhere along the way on the N.A. leg.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: MarsGirl on May 12, 2011, 12:53:58 PM
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Right. I'm with you there, Jamie. I'm hoping for a little shaking up since this is the second time they've been here (however, I missed the first NA leg, so whatever they want to do is good with me). I agree that the magic seemed gone after the European leg. I keep hoping for surprises. I also hope that I get to hear North Star, EBW, Mercy, and Glastonbury between my five shows (my best hope for Glastonbury is East Lansing because they do Glastonbury the Friday before the show!). I'll even take Boy Falls From The Sky (which I like, btw). I'm hoping Bono wasnt blowing smoke up our butts when he said that NA was going to get something extra special on the account of the delay caused by Bono's back injury... but the cynical side of me agrees with you that it probably wont be much different.

However, since I havent seen any 360 personally yet, I think I will be happy regardless. And I am going to five shows... so that indicates some level of commitment. ;)

Ah well there you go! Regardless of how many changes there are, you will definitely be in for a treat! I followed the setlists for every show up to wembley, but let's face it, youtube videos cannot compare to the real thing!  ;D I'm pretty confident you'll get a few twists if you're seeing 5 shows... plus you're likely to see EBTTRT and zooropa  :o
... oh great, i've gone and made myself jealous  :(  ;)

4 of said concerts are in GA.... I'm sure I'll have an awesome time!!! And for one concert I'll actually get to experience the lighting of The Claw, so it's good all around!!

And you're right--I'm ecstatic about EBTTRT (one of my favorite songs on AB!) and Zooropa (the memories this song brings back of my days right after graduating high school!) and Scarlet (a little song from my favorite U2 album).

That said, as far as Pop goes, I'd love to hear a full version of Please. I really do like that song. So much so that even though I dearly love SBS, I would not mind if Please replaced it for a show or two....
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Boom Cha! on May 12, 2011, 01:15:32 PM
I hate the snippets!!!!  >:(

I'd rather they just not even bother unless they're going to play the whole song.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Tumbling Dice on May 12, 2011, 01:19:07 PM
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I hate the snippets!!!!  >:(

I'd rather they just not even bother unless they're going to play the whole song.

Hurrah!


Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Bads316 on May 12, 2011, 01:21:24 PM
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I hate the snippets!!!!  >:(

I'd rather they just not even bother unless they're going to play the whole song.

Agreed!
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: MarsGirl on May 12, 2011, 01:39:30 PM
I love snippets. :)
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: EnduringChill on May 12, 2011, 03:46:18 PM
"Please" play the full song.
(That pun's way too easy to use!)
It's the one I care about, unlike Discotheque...
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on May 12, 2011, 04:06:07 PM
I swear to god their gonna kill me with these extended Pop snippets...  ::)
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Farisfan (polished stones) on May 12, 2011, 04:14:35 PM
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"Please" play the full song.
(That pun's way too easy to use!)
It's the one I care about, unlike Discotheque...

hmmmm.... *tries to ponder a request using the song title MOFO*  ;D ::)  :D
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: MarsGirl on May 12, 2011, 07:07:56 PM
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"Please" play the full song.
(That pun's way too easy to use!)
It's the one I care about, unlike Discotheque...

hmmmm.... *tries to ponder a request using the song title MOFO*  ;D ::)  :D


LOL! :)
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: EnduringChill on May 12, 2011, 07:52:06 PM
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"Please" play the full song.
(That pun's way too easy to use!)
It's the one I care about, unlike Discotheque...

hmmmm.... *tries to ponder a request using the song title MOFO*  ;D ::)  :D

Don't be a MOFO, just play the song! :P
Easy to fail at hard ones like that!
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: MarsGirl on May 12, 2011, 08:19:28 PM
PLEASE play that MOFO song!!
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Farisfan (polished stones) on May 13, 2011, 05:46:36 AM
^^^ Win!

Like both of those!! Now you all just need to make a FB page (group) with that as the title!  :D
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Post by: MarsGirl on May 13, 2011, 07:07:23 AM
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^^^ Win!

Like both of those!! Now you all just need to make a FB page (group) with that as the title!  :D


PLEASE play that MOFO song would be a funny Facebook page. ;)
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Bads316 on May 13, 2011, 07:17:56 AM
I want Velvet Dress!
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: MarsGirl on May 13, 2011, 07:19:38 AM
I DO love Velvet Dress. And I still contend that the best part of the PopMart tour was the Discotheque segue into IYWTVD.... I loved both of those songs together. Actually, I think the encore was my favorite part of PopMart. I love HMTMKMKM, too.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: EnduringChill on May 13, 2011, 03:17:47 PM
I didn't like how Discotheque and Velvet Dress sounded together. The live version of Discotheque didn't have the same "oomph" for me as the album version, and the guitar riff stuck out too much in my ears. If You Wear That Velvet Dress was just a song not meant to be performed live. It's a soft, ultra-sexy song that leaves the listener up to their own imagination- a "private show." I didn't like it perfromed in front of all those people, it kind of took the smoothness away.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: griffey244230 on May 13, 2011, 04:25:00 PM
MOFO!
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on May 13, 2011, 05:56:20 PM
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I didn't like how Discotheque and Velvet Dress sounded together. The live version of Discotheque didn't have the same "oomph" for me as the album version, and the guitar riff stuck out too much in my ears. If You Wear That Velvet Dress was just a song not meant to be performed live. It's a soft, ultra-sexy song that leaves the listener up to their own imagination- a "private show." I didn't like it perfromed in front of all those people, it kind of took the smoothness away.

I agree wholeheartedly
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: MarsGirl on May 13, 2011, 06:08:09 PM
Well, pooey.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: wraitii on May 13, 2011, 11:24:22 PM
I'm joining the "play MOFO you MOFOs" club.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on May 14, 2011, 01:27:08 AM
I am joining the campaign (although I originally voted No).  I would love to see Please or Gone appear.  Gone in place of Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me and Please possibly rotating with Sunday Bloody Sunday
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: MarsGirl on May 14, 2011, 06:14:56 AM
OAP. I still need to see HMTMKMKM live. So it should be a ROTATING song. :)
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: EnduringChill on May 14, 2011, 06:50:37 AM
Play the song before 360 is GONE! :P
Someone needs to help me with these.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Farisfan (polished stones) on May 14, 2011, 08:54:33 AM
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Play the song before 360 is GONE! :P
Someone needs to help me with these.

PLEASE play the MOFO song before 360 is GONE!!  ;D


Yaay OAP!! You've joined up!! We're getting quite a crew going here!!!  Now we really do need a FB page to protest our love for POP!!!!!  :D
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on May 14, 2011, 07:26:24 PM
I'm surprised I ended up joining  :D
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: gnmmet on May 15, 2011, 12:10:58 AM
Something tells me if we don't see anything in Mexico, that'll be it for the tour.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: wraitii on May 15, 2011, 02:59:04 AM
There was a discothèque snippet, a please snippet, and a MOFO snippet at the 05/14 show. MOFO was two lines after the Discothèque one, but that's already something.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: jujumyth on May 15, 2011, 05:07:21 AM
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There was a discothèque snippet, a please snippet, and a MOFO snippet at the 05/14 show. MOFO was two lines after the Discothèque one, but that's already something.

Well done  ;)
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: jujumyth on May 15, 2011, 05:19:32 AM
Crazy  and the Pop's snippet  : Discotheque (at 4:24) / Mofo ( with the 2 lines highlighted by wraitii at 5:10) / Please (at 5:50)
Enjoy  ;)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKUBEgeai-w

Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: The Unknown Caller on May 15, 2011, 06:40:49 AM
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Something tells me if we don't see anything in Mexico, that'll be it for the tour.

Given what happened with Zooropa and the phasing in of more and more Pop references, I very much doubt that.

To be honest, what we really need right now is for jick to say that they won't play a song from 'Pop'. He really has just been a good luck talisman for everyone else lately- he has predicted that they would play no new songs for the whole tour after South Africa (Out of Control, Zooropa, EBTTRT) that they would keep playing 4-5 ATYCLB songs every night (They dropped IALW), that the EBTTRT opening would vanish after its first play and not return, (It's the new standard opener) that they would probably drop more NLOTH and not bring any back (They're rehearsing Unknown Caller and seem likely to bring it back)...

So the return of any song from Pop will be the final straw.  :D
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Farisfan (polished stones) on May 15, 2011, 08:02:15 AM
Yaaay!  I am so happy for the MOFO snippet!!!

Still reaally want to hear a full POP song, but we're getting there!!  :)
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: MarsGirl on May 15, 2011, 08:13:05 AM
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Something tells me if we don't see anything in Mexico, that'll be it for the tour.

Given what happened with Zooropa and the phasing in of more and more Pop references, I very much doubt that.

To be honest, what we really need right now is for jick to say that they won't play a song from 'Pop'. He really has just been a good luck talisman for everyone else lately- he has predicted that they would play no new songs for the whole tour after South Africa (Out of Control, Zooropa, EBTTRT) that they would keep playing 4-5 ATYCLB songs every night (They dropped IALW), that the EBTTRT opening would vanish after its first play and not return, (It's the new standard opener) that they would probably drop more NLOTH and not bring any back (They're rehearsing Unknown Caller and seem likely to bring it back)...

So the return of any song from Pop will be the final straw.  :D

Too bad jick is on a set list hiatus.... So theoretically he's not paying attention.... :)
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: PartyMarty23 on May 15, 2011, 08:32:50 AM
First they remix Crazy Tonight. Then the EBTTRT remix. Now Magnificent remix. Add in the Discotheque, Please, and Mofo snippets, along with the suit of lights in the encore. This whole tour is leaning towards Pop, so they will definitley debut a song soon (and hopefully have it for Chicago!).
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: wraitii on May 15, 2011, 08:33:36 AM
You know, if they debut Miami / Bullet The Blue Sky, I might have a heart attack.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: AchtungPop on May 15, 2011, 10:36:13 AM
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You know, if they debut Miami / Bullet The Blue Sky, I might have a heart attack.

Maybe they'll play it at Sun Life Stadium in Miami for one night only. Doubt it would join the full rotation over other Pop songs, but it will probably make at least a snippet in Miami!
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on May 15, 2011, 10:38:02 AM
Pop is gonna make an appearance in the form of a full song or two being played, I'm convinced
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Zooropa Baby Pop on May 15, 2011, 12:41:47 PM
If I was a betting man I'd put money on Discotheque being properly played and replacing Crazy Tonight. Then to keep it as 4 NLOTH songs, Unknown Caller and NLOTH will be rotated somewhere mid-set.

Also, Please will be played permanently instead of Sunday Bloody Sunday.

And I wouldn't bet on this, but I have a good feeling that we'll see Gone. Don't know where in the set it would go but the 'suit of lights' may play a part. That hunch isn't really based on anything, but it's common knowledge that Bono likes it a lot.

POP will be played. Keep the faith. Jesus Christ, they're playing Zooropa, they know how to keep us happy.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: The Unknown Caller on May 15, 2011, 12:53:06 PM
I would bet that the chances of Discotheque taking place between Crazy and SBS are much greater than it replacing Crazy. Please *COULD* concievably replace SBS but I don't think it's that likely and I bet it would be a rotation, not a full replacement- the Crazy/SBS segue is something they have kept since the start of the tour and every time they dropped it temporarily (With Pride rotating into SBS' slot), they brought it back.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: AchtungPop on May 15, 2011, 01:06:42 PM
I think they could get rid of "One" if they wanted. And Scarlet, but Scarlet doesn't take up much time. I hope The Fly makes an appearance.

Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Zooropa Baby Pop on May 15, 2011, 01:17:45 PM
I think One has the most importance to the band. It was supposedly the song that kept them together and it's not missed a show (am I right). Even though it's just another greatest hit on this tour, I still think it means a lot to them. I wouldn't want them to not play it.

Please is just better than Sunday Bloody Sunday. Bold statement but it is better, it just is.

In A Little While has gone finally (hope I haven't jinxed it). I could easily settle for them not playing Scarlet, Walk On, Pride or Still Haven't Found.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: EnduringChill on May 15, 2011, 03:31:16 PM
Has anyone else noticed how similar this tour really is to Zoo and Pop? Even before the setlist changes. There's just something so familiar about it, it makes me happy. :)
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Farisfan (polished stones) on May 15, 2011, 04:01:32 PM
Lovely observation there EC!!!  I like it!
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Tumbling Dice on May 15, 2011, 04:05:07 PM
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Has anyone else noticed how similar this tour really is to Zoo and Pop? Even before the setlist changes. There's just something so familiar about it, it makes me happy. :)

I don't see it.


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Post by: EnduringChill on May 15, 2011, 04:07:11 PM
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Has anyone else noticed how similar this tour really is to Zoo and Pop? Even before the setlist changes. There's just something so familiar about it, it makes me happy. :)

I don't see it.



But... but now I can't explain it... :(
I guess if they played any song from any of the 90's albums, it would suddenly fit. Maybe I'm drawn in by the stage setup and all, but that's what I think. That there's just something so... similar, in an odd way.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Farisfan (polished stones) on May 15, 2011, 04:16:23 PM
Let me try a bit... this won't suffice but maybe jump start your ideas again EC.

Big! Global even, no, been there done that... on to outer space!  REALLY Large (cutting edge technology) TV screen!

Space needle sticking up out of the top even bigger than the giant olive on a stick.

A little less irony or sarcasm but still a lot of what... not angst but something with that kind of feel... can't think of exactly how to describe it. 

Let's start with that... will try to think of how to say what I'm thinking.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on May 15, 2011, 04:20:24 PM
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Has anyone else noticed how similar this tour really is to Zoo and Pop? Even before the setlist changes. There's just something so familiar about it, it makes me happy. :)

I don't see it.



But... but now I can't explain it... :(
I guess if they played any song from any of the 90's albums, it would suddenly fit. Maybe I'm drawn in by the stage setup and all, but that's what I think. That there's just something so... similar, in an odd way.

Not to be mean or anything, but other than the huge stage setup of the claw, I don't really see it either.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: EnduringChill on May 15, 2011, 04:26:31 PM
Maybe it's my overactive imagination! ;D
Maybe we have different ways of perceiving and I'm reading something entirely different!
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Tumbling Dice on May 15, 2011, 04:31:51 PM
In Zoo and PopMart U2 were a piece of performance art for the bulk of the show.  They were playing a role and this was reflected in the music but also the costumes or in Bono's case, alter egos.  They seemed to me to be (almost) a different band to what they were in the eighties.

360 is just like Elevation and Vertigo to me; it's U2 being U2.  The music sounds the same, it's just that the stages have a different design.



Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: EnduringChill on May 15, 2011, 04:37:00 PM
YARGH. I knew it was perception. They're really not the same band of any era... each stage is like nothing before.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Tumbling Dice on May 15, 2011, 04:41:04 PM
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YARGH. I knew it was perception. They're really not the same band of any era... each stage is like nothing before.

I think 00's U2 have a lot more in common with 80's U2.  The 90's were the aberration.


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Post by: EnduringChill on May 15, 2011, 04:43:27 PM
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YARGH. I knew it was perception. They're really not the same band of any era... each stage is like nothing before.

I think 00's U2 have a lot more in common with 80's U2.  The 90's were the aberration.



00's isn't quite like 80's... they feel different to me. The 80's U2 are btter than the 00's U2, and technically less mature but in a way, more mature... :P My thoughts are coming out weirdly.
But 90's is like nothing else on Earth. :)
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Bads316 on May 16, 2011, 07:11:27 AM
00s U2 is what U2 would of been in the 90s had they not dared to 'dream it all up again'. It's not a repeat of the 80's but an extension of that road.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on May 18, 2011, 08:29:24 PM
So make that Mofo snippets, Discotheque snippets, and Please snippets.

...
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Post by: Boom Cha! on May 18, 2011, 08:35:24 PM
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So make that Mofo snippets, Discotheque snippets, and Please snippets.

...

Ugh. -_-

I. Hate. Snippets.

Is it so hard to play just one of those songs in full?!
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on May 18, 2011, 08:36:58 PM
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So make that Mofo snippets, Discotheque snippets, and Please snippets.

...

Ugh. -_-

I. Hate. Snippets.

Is it so hard to play just one of those songs in full?!

What's worse is that Discotheque got the lyrics AND the riff.

All you need is drums and bass and viola!
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: The Unknown Caller on May 18, 2011, 08:51:33 PM
Well, the band are now listing it on the setlist as 'I'll Go Crazy / Discotheque' which they do not do for snippets *ever*, so clearly they think of it as more than just a snippet- plus Willie describes it as a 'mash-up'.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: AchtungPop on May 18, 2011, 08:56:16 PM
I think mash-ups are great since it gives you more, and Discotheque lends itself well to that. Having a few mashups mixed in with full songs would be nice. They should pair it with another song from Pop though, get rid of Crazy and put a different NLOTH song.
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Post by: Boom Cha! on May 19, 2011, 10:29:50 AM
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Well, the band are now listing it on the setlist as 'I'll Go Crazy / Discotheque' which they do not do for snippets *ever*, so clearly they think of it as more than just a snippet- plus Willie describes it as a 'mash-up'.

Snippet, mash-up, whatever you wanna call it; I won't be satisfied until a Pop song is played in its entirety.  :P
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Farisfan (polished stones) on May 19, 2011, 11:29:35 AM
Standing with you Boom!

ENTIRETY!!!
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: xy on May 21, 2011, 01:38:42 PM
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YARGH. I knew it was perception. They're really not the same band of any era... each stage is like nothing before.

Exactly. But the internet U2 fandom won't buy that.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Tumbling Dice on May 21, 2011, 01:50:26 PM
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Well, the band are now listing it on the setlist as 'I'll Go Crazy / Discotheque' which they do not do for snippets *ever*, so clearly they think of it as more than just a snippet- plus Willie describes it as a 'mash-up'.

They also listed the Stingray instrumental as the opener, on the set-list.  ::)


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Post by: JamietheEdgefan on May 21, 2011, 02:58:07 PM
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Well, the band are now listing it on the setlist as 'I'll Go Crazy / Discotheque' which they do not do for snippets *ever*, so clearly they think of it as more than just a snippet- plus Willie describes it as a 'mash-up'.

They also listed the Stingray instrumental as the opener, on the set-list.  ::)




uh oh... here we go  ;D
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Bads316 on May 21, 2011, 05:33:14 PM
^  :D

Want a hand openin' that can o' worms Dice?
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Skie.Skeffington on May 21, 2011, 05:50:39 PM
What I would most like to see is for them to drop One, or move it (preferably either earlier in the set or as a rotational with WoWY) and play Please before Streets. Other songs like Mofo or Discotheque would be great too, and would fit in very well where the Crazy remix currently is, but the Please/Streets combo returning would be truly amazing.
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Post by: Tumbling Dice on May 21, 2011, 05:58:42 PM
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^  :D

Want a hand openin' that can o' worms Dice?

The can's already open, the bait is hooked, it's a lovely night for fishin', and now I'm just awaitin' for the fish to bite.


Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Bads316 on May 21, 2011, 06:25:32 PM
 :D
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: The Unknown Caller on May 21, 2011, 07:57:32 PM
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Well, the band are now listing it on the setlist as 'I'll Go Crazy / Discotheque' which they do not do for snippets *ever*, so clearly they think of it as more than just a snippet- plus Willie describes it as a 'mash-up'.

They also listed the Stingray instrumental as the opener, on the set-list.  ::)




 :D :D :D
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on May 22, 2011, 12:59:52 PM
I don't think any other poll here has ever had 140 votes.  :D
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Post by: Tumbling Dice on May 22, 2011, 01:01:37 PM
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I don't think any other poll here has ever had 140 votes.  :D

Which makes U2 ignoring it all the more insulting.


Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: An Cat Dubh on May 22, 2011, 01:10:15 PM
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I don't think any other poll here has ever had 140 votes.  :D

U2 are SO out of touch with their fans. I do not care if they do not like Pop, or think it was un-finished, or whatever. It was released, it was a moment in time, and it was very successful! Millions of fans love it, and it means a lot to a lot of people. U2 should acknowledge that I believe. How, by playing a song or two from the album once or twice on this tour!
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: HEY!youtwo! on May 22, 2011, 01:13:45 PM
I'm not sure if it's a matter of them liking the songs or not, but when you are a band as big as U2 and you are 30+ years into your career, you're going to have A TON of songs worth playing in shows, and there are limited spots. Now, I personally think that a Pop song deserves a spot on the setlist, but it's hard to blame them when they have 3 decades worth of hits to choose from
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Post by: Tumbling Dice on May 22, 2011, 01:14:02 PM
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I don't think any other poll here has ever had 140 votes.  :D

U2 are SO out of touch with their fans. I do not care if they do not like Pop, or think it was un-finished, or whatever. It was released, it was a moment in time, and it was very successful! Millions of fans love it, and it means a lot to a lot of people. U2 should acknowledge that I believe. How, by playing a song or two from the album once or twice on this tour!


Wow!  Really?  Do you have a link to them on youtube?

Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: An Cat Dubh on May 22, 2011, 01:18:09 PM
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I don't think any other poll here has ever had 140 votes.  :D

U2 are SO out of touch with their fans. I do not care if they do not like Pop, or think it was un-finished, or whatever. It was released, it was a moment in time, and it was very successful! Millions of fans love it, and it means a lot to a lot of people. U2 should acknowledge that I believe. How, by playing a song or two from the album once or twice on this tour!


Wow!  Really?  Do you have a link to them on youtube?



Sorry TD, you have lost me  ???
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Tumbling Dice on May 22, 2011, 01:23:18 PM
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I don't think any other poll here has ever had 140 votes.  :D

U2 are SO out of touch with their fans. I do not care if they do not like Pop, or think it was un-finished, or whatever. It was released, it was a moment in time, and it was very successful! Millions of fans love it, and it means a lot to a lot of people. U2 should acknowledge that I believe. How, by playing a song or two from the album once or twice on this tour!


Wow!  Really?  Do you have a link to them on youtube?



Sorry TD, you have lost me  ???

Sorry, my mistake.

Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: The Unknown Caller on May 23, 2011, 10:07:19 AM
The whole Discotheque thing is very odd; it has now been noted that on the official setlists, the Rolling Stone write-up and on U2.com, Go Crazy is now listed for the first time as 'I'll Go Crazy / Discotheque' (Official setlists and U2.com *never* include snippets, and being referred to as a 'mash-up'. ) I wonder if U2 do actually consider it to be playing a song from Pop - I could sort of see that if they'd at least kept the riff on its own and prominent as it was in Mexico 1 and 2 but now it's less even than they were doing in Europe when they mixed the riff into Go Crazy....
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: MarsGirl on May 23, 2011, 10:15:36 AM
Seriously, the Discotheque/Please snippet goes AWESOME into SBS. It's the best transition on 360 yet, IMHO. And I was there. So I have first hand experience. :)
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: The Unknown Caller on May 23, 2011, 10:24:01 AM
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Seriously, the Discotheque/Please snippet goes AWESOME into SBS. It's the best transition on 360 yet, IMHO. And I was there. So I have first hand experience. :)

I don't doubt that, but- correct me if I'm wrong- it's only the vocals of Discotheque now, they don't play the riff at all, right?
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: MarsGirl on May 23, 2011, 10:28:37 AM
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Seriously, the Discotheque/Please snippet goes AWESOME into SBS. It's the best transition on 360 yet, IMHO. And I was there. So I have first hand experience. :)

I don't doubt that, but- correct me if I'm wrong- it's only the vocals of Discotheque now, they don't play the riff at all, right?

I didnt hear the riff... But I am not sure if that part can be trusted by me because I was a bit dazed... my first GA and all...

However, I remember trying to hear the riff and not really picking it up so it must not have been in there (cuz I did watch the video from Mexico City). Has anyone posted a video of Crazy Tonight yet?
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Farisfan (polished stones) on May 24, 2011, 08:50:46 AM
Tonight is SLC!!  So hoping for a full song... no snippet or mash-up or whatever one wants to call it, but a full POP song!!!!  :)
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Farisfan (polished stones) on May 24, 2011, 08:59:42 AM
Oh forgot-- here's Crazy w/ snippet(s) from Denver.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGEqAKs2aZA (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGEqAKs2aZA)
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Tumbling Dice on May 24, 2011, 09:34:56 AM
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Tonight is SLC!!  So hoping for a full song... no snippet or mash-up or whatever one wants to call it, but a full POP song!!!!  :)

I agree.  I think some people are grasping at straws if they're trying to say that U2 are playing Discotheque or Please just because Bono sings a few lines from them (snippets) during another song, or if The Edge plays a guitar riff for a few seconds.

If they don't do a full performance of Please, then I'd like to see If God Will Send His Angels finally making an appearance.


Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Farisfan (polished stones) on May 24, 2011, 01:17:22 PM
Oooooh... that would be lovely TD.  I think I'd be happy with IGWSHA... though I'd dearly love Mofo!  But I think I could be quite satisfied w/ that... have been really enjoying IGWSHA lately.   (If one couldn't tell that from my avi. ;D)
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: The Unknown Caller on May 24, 2011, 01:30:45 PM
Obviously, I would prefer them to actually *play* a song from Pop, but I don't see why anyone should complain about the snippet. Playing some verses and a chorus from a song, plus the riff which is the basis of the song, is obviously a LONG way from good enough for many of us, but I do think it's surely better than not playing anything at all, right?
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: MarsGirl on May 24, 2011, 02:31:53 PM
The way those snippets is done is awesome. I think this is the best snippeting in Crazy Tonight yet as it flows REALLY, REALLY well into SBS. I'm serious, it was pure heaven to me.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Tumbling Dice on May 24, 2011, 02:49:24 PM
I object to snippets from Pop because U2 consider them as ticking the box of playing a song from Pop.  As long as they believe that then they're not going to feel compelled to perform a full song such as IGWSHA.


Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: The Unknown Caller on May 24, 2011, 02:53:50 PM
Maybe, sure, but do we know that they do consider them to be ticking that box?
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Tumbling Dice on May 24, 2011, 02:57:03 PM
So it's a coincidence that they're snippeting a couple of songs from Pop regularly?  Why don't they snippet more songs from AB, JT, HTDAAB, ATYCLB, TUF, WAR, for example?


Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Farisfan (polished stones) on May 25, 2011, 07:46:41 AM
Definitely snippeting and "ticking" as well for now....  I will take a snippet over nothing any day, but tho' not one to complain and I suspect I will have nothing but high praise once I finally get to a show, all the same, I would LOVE to hear a whole song.


TD-- you have the most interesting avi pictures.... My daughter has a barbie she was just given that looks very much like that.  :D
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: SarahB on May 25, 2011, 10:15:50 AM
I really don't get the debate here - a snippet is just a line or two from a song, isn't it? And snippet or not, it's still representing Pop, albeit maybe not in the way some people want.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: mattressjedi on May 25, 2011, 04:14:53 PM
Considering Larry goes as far as to slag Discotechque in the 360 Tour Programme, I wouldn't hold your breath for any Pop songs. It could still happen but I wouldn't be shocked at all to see it not happen.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on May 25, 2011, 06:14:16 PM
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Considering Larry goes as far as to slag Discotechque in the 360 Tour Programme

He does?
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: The Unknown Caller on May 25, 2011, 06:28:35 PM
He does, but in fairness, he also slates 'The Fly' at the same time and all he really says is that he doesn't enjoy playing them. If Discotheque does appear, 99% chance it's in a remixed form since it has been remixed on every single tour and they're on a remix kick now anyway- maybe they'll change the drumming for him? It's not like it ever stopped The Fly from becoming a tour regular.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: briscoetheque on May 26, 2011, 05:24:44 PM
Snippets?

give me a freakin break.

TD - with you all the way brother.

Half pregnant.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Domenico of Lovetown on May 26, 2011, 05:39:10 PM
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I object to snippets from Pop because U2 consider them as ticking the box of playing a song from Pop.  As long as they believe that then they're not going to feel compelled to perform a full song such as IGWSHA.




Nothing was worse than the abbreviated version of AIWIY that led into Bullet during the first leg of ZOO TV. 
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: briscoetheque on May 26, 2011, 09:06:59 PM
I propose that unless a song is comprised of one verse and one chorus - at least - it should not be recognised as anything more than a brief STFU to fans who love Pop. And as a result we should not STFU. 
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: mrsamrocks2 on May 26, 2011, 10:18:56 PM
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I propose that unless a song is comprised of one verse and one chorus - at least - it should not be recognised as anything more than a brief STFU to fans who love Pop. And as a result we should not STFU. 
+1
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: MarsGirl on May 27, 2011, 07:20:53 AM
Brisco always says it like it is. :)
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: briscoetheque on May 27, 2011, 09:49:35 AM
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Brisco always says it like it is. :)

What can I say. I bloody love that album.

Briscoe
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: MarsGirl on May 27, 2011, 11:26:42 AM
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Brisco always says it like it is. :)

What can I say. I bloody love that album.

Briscoe

Oops. Sorry about dropping the "e" there. :)
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: EnduringChill on May 27, 2011, 07:14:23 PM
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I propose that unless a song is comprised of one verse and one chorus - at least - it should not be recognised as anything more than a brief STFU to fans who love Pop. And as a result we should not STFU. 
YEAH!! *fist pumping*

Maybe it all lies in the magic of a Facebook page. :P
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on May 27, 2011, 10:09:52 PM
You know I think we'll see something in replace of Stay eventually, because a couple gigs (4 I think) got Stay already. One being me!  ;D

Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on May 27, 2011, 10:17:01 PM
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You know I think we'll see something in replace of Stay eventually, because a couple gigs (4 I think) got Stay already. One being me!  ;D



Stuck in a Moment maybe, but I'm thinking North Star
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Zooropa Baby Pop on May 29, 2011, 11:00:35 AM
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You know I think we'll see something in replace of Stay eventually, because a couple gigs (4 I think) got Stay already. One being me!  ;D



Stuck in a Moment maybe, but I'm thinking North Star

Or Every Breaking Wave?? I think they need to prove to us that this song still has some kind of importance for the future. What about Wake Up Dead Man though? Easily done in an acoustic style but possibly too 'strong' for what is meant to be a nice, calm part of the show.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: EnduringChill on May 29, 2011, 11:05:33 AM
Staring At the Sun acoustic? (I can only hope.)
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Zooropa Baby Pop on May 29, 2011, 11:10:44 AM
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Staring At the Sun acoustic? (I can only hope.)

YES. Can't believe I forgot about that. I love it on the Mexico DVD and it's such a brilliant song lyrically.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Farisfan (polished stones) on May 29, 2011, 12:47:34 PM
They did just mention at the Billboard awards how they did this great thing called PopMart tour.  Maybe they are thinking along those lines for more than just Glastonbury!!??  Would love another acoustic SATS!  (but have to say I'd love more a full-band version of MoFo or IGWSHA)
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: mattressjedi on May 30, 2011, 11:54:38 AM
Staring at the Sun acoustic. Yes indeed. Perfect choice.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: The Unknown Caller on May 30, 2011, 12:39:53 PM
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Staring at the Sun acoustic. Yes indeed. Perfect choice.

I guarantee, right now, that if they play Staring at the Sun acoustic, there will be an immediate loud chorus of people who refuse to accept it as them really playing a 'Pop' song.  :D
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: EnduringChill on May 30, 2011, 12:41:16 PM
...Then hey, why do we even need an acoustic song? PLAY IT FULL BAND! ;D (This has been my demand for ages.)
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: mattressjedi on May 30, 2011, 12:41:49 PM
Hahaha. Probably. It's acoustic! It doesn't count!

But really the guys have said it was during the live shows when those songs really came alive. Plus, they never quite nailed SATS as a full band. Maybe they should give it another try.

I remember them trying to nail the opening of Zooropa during ZooTV. Took them forever. But on 360 it sounded fantastic. I swore the opening was playback but I watched Adam and Dave playing it with my own eyes. It sounded terrific.

They could do the same for SATS, treated guitar sound and everything.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on May 30, 2011, 01:07:55 PM
If they can work out Zooropa, they can play full band SATS.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Tumbling Dice on May 30, 2011, 01:17:05 PM
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...Then hey, why do we even need an acoustic song? PLAY IT FULL BAND! ;D (This has been my demand for ages.)

I agree.  Acoustic renditions of songs always seem like the lazy option to me.


Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on May 30, 2011, 01:23:26 PM
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...Then hey, why do we even need an acoustic song? PLAY IT FULL BAND! ;D (This has been my demand for ages.)

I agree.  Acoustic renditions of songs always seem like the lazy option to me.


I agree, although some songs just sound right like that.

Stay is one, I actually would prefer the acoustic over the full band.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Tumbling Dice on May 30, 2011, 01:28:55 PM
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...Then hey, why do we even need an acoustic song? PLAY IT FULL BAND! ;D (This has been my demand for ages.)

I agree.  Acoustic renditions of songs always seem like the lazy option to me.


I agree, although some songs just sound right like that.

Stay is one, I actually would prefer the acoustic over the full band.

I don't think we've ever had a truly full band performance of Stay from U2, augmented with sound effects, Zooropa style.


Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on May 30, 2011, 01:31:20 PM
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...Then hey, why do we even need an acoustic song? PLAY IT FULL BAND! ;D (This has been my demand for ages.)

I agree.  Acoustic renditions of songs always seem like the lazy option to me.


I agree, although some songs just sound right like that.

Stay is one, I actually would prefer the acoustic over the full band.

I don't think we've ever had a truly full band performance of Stay from U2, augmented with sound effects, Zooropa style.


So you don't count the ZooTV ones?

I mean it has all the instrumental elements. In my mind that sounds like a full band.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Tumbling Dice on May 30, 2011, 01:35:54 PM
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...Then hey, why do we even need an acoustic song? PLAY IT FULL BAND! ;D (This has been my demand for ages.)

I agree.  Acoustic renditions of songs always seem like the lazy option to me.


I agree, although some songs just sound right like that.

Stay is one, I actually would prefer the acoustic over the full band.

I don't think we've ever had a truly full band performance of Stay from U2, augmented with sound effects, Zooropa style.


So you don't count the ZooTV ones?

I mean it has all the instrumental elements. In my mind that sounds like a full band.

I think most U2 songs need more than the basic instrumentation to sound great live.  They need to be embellished with the use of sequencers.

Although technically, the Zoo version was 'full band'.


Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on May 30, 2011, 01:38:26 PM
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...Then hey, why do we even need an acoustic song? PLAY IT FULL BAND! ;D (This has been my demand for ages.)

I agree.  Acoustic renditions of songs always seem like the lazy option to me.


I agree, although some songs just sound right like that.

Stay is one, I actually would prefer the acoustic over the full band.

I don't think we've ever had a truly full band performance of Stay from U2, augmented with sound effects, Zooropa style.


So you don't count the ZooTV ones?

I mean it has all the instrumental elements. In my mind that sounds like a full band.

I think most U2 songs need more than the basic instrumentation to sound great live.  They need to be embellished with the use of sequencers.

Although technically, the Zoo version was 'full band'.


I do think it would have sounded 3 times better with the background effects in the song.

Like how I always wanted to see SBS with the electric violin, I think it one of the best parts of the song.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: JamietheEdgefan on May 30, 2011, 02:58:52 PM
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Staring at the Sun acoustic. Yes indeed. Perfect choice.

I guarantee, right now, that if they play Staring at the Sun acoustic, there will be an immediate loud chorus of people who refuse to accept it as them really playing a 'Pop' song.  :D

I... i... i think i would be in that chorus  :-\ If they play a song, at least go the whole hog!
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Tumbling Dice on May 30, 2011, 03:06:56 PM
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Staring at the Sun acoustic. Yes indeed. Perfect choice.

I guarantee, right now, that if they play Staring at the Sun acoustic, there will be an immediate loud chorus of people who refuse to accept it as them really playing a 'Pop' song.  :D

I... i... i think i would be in that chorus  :-\ If they play a song, at least go the whole hog!

I too, would join in the chorus of disapproval.

Why not play Beautiful Day, Elevation, COBL, Vertigo, Pride, One, WOWY, Streets, ISHFWILF, or I Will Follow, for example, acoustically?  Now that, at least, would be novel.



Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Bads316 on May 30, 2011, 03:47:16 PM
acoustic SATS = Glorified snippet
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: MarsGirl on May 31, 2011, 04:29:32 AM
LOL! Middy, I love your new AVI and tagline!
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: gypsyheart75 on May 31, 2011, 05:33:10 AM
I always thought that 'Do You Feel Loved' was an under-appreciated song that should be revisited.
Love.

*And* it's got acoustic written all over it! ;)
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Zooropa Baby Pop on May 31, 2011, 06:08:30 AM
Do You Feel Loved is awesome. It's a shame they didn't try harder to make it work on PopMart. An acoustic version would be so good to see and hear, just thinking of it now, Bono would own it.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: MarsGirl on May 31, 2011, 07:03:34 AM
I love DYFL on the bootleg from Eugene, OR.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on May 31, 2011, 08:39:09 PM
Do You Feel Loved is one of my favorites, however Bono needs to properly get into the lower register on it.

If he can pull that off, by all means play the song.

AND DO NOT forget the sample.  8)
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: POP2011 on June 01, 2011, 05:59:27 PM
LNOE, MOFO, Disco, SATS, and Gone should have been played from the beginning. Instead we've had IALW played 51 times. Walk On played 92 times. Stuck played 33 times. Where is the justice in that? Especially with a stage like the Claw. Its ludicrous.

And would it kill them to play full Discotheque at least once before this tour is over????
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: gypsyheart75 on June 01, 2011, 07:52:54 PM
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LNOE, MOFO, Disco, SATS, and Gone should have been played from the beginning. Instead we've had IALW played 51 times. Walk On played 92 times. Stuck played 33 times. Where is the justice in that? Especially with a stage like the Claw. Its ludicrous.

And would it kill them to play full Discotheque at least once before this tour is over????

MOFO and Gone would totally suit this stage - Catherine Owens could do amazing things with that screen with those songs.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: MarsGirl on June 02, 2011, 04:33:59 AM
I hate all the dissing of Walk On.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Farisfan (polished stones) on June 02, 2011, 05:26:10 AM
Not entirely sure but looks like not even a snippet last night.  :(

Looks like Crazy stood alone... no Disco or Please or anything.
(maybe that means they're getting ready to play it in full next?? )
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: briscoetheque on June 02, 2011, 05:43:42 AM
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I hate all the dissing of Walk On.

Walk On would be kind of OK if they learnt to play it. They always bugger it up in some way.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Bads316 on June 02, 2011, 05:51:15 AM
The Grammys was the only time that 'Walk On' ever really took off for me, they nailed it that night.  Subsequent performances and indeed the record are just nowhere near as good.

Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: MarsGirl on June 02, 2011, 06:52:27 AM
Whatever. :P :) Music is subjective.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Droo on June 02, 2011, 07:28:38 AM
I think the lack of reported snippets is due to lack of a live feed. Unless audiences there in the stadium recognized/mentioned the snippets, who's to know? So Discotheque and Please were likely done last night, just unreported.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: The Unknown Caller on June 02, 2011, 08:19:40 AM
I think that the dropping of the riff after only a few gigs means that the Discotheque snippet is sadly doomed, much as happened in Europe 2010.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Droo on June 02, 2011, 11:58:33 AM
Well, I got to experience the huge Discotheque sample live, so I'm happy. I had been avoiding the setlist since Mexico so I was floored when they did it in Winnipeg.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: POP2011 on June 02, 2011, 12:16:40 PM
If I don't get to see the Discotheque snippet in Anaheim I'll be hugely disappointed.

I really wish U2 would come to their senses and realize POP songs fit the Claw perfectly!!

MOFO would rock the house! As would Gone, LNOE, and FULL DISCOTHEQUE.
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Post by: MarsGirl on June 02, 2011, 12:48:51 PM
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Well, I got to experience the huge Discotheque sample live, so I'm happy. I had been avoiding the setlist since Mexico so I was floored when they did it in Winnipeg.

I think Discotheque/Please is the best transition into SBS from Crazy Tonight yet. I simply LOVE IT.

Now if they would just replace Pride with something else...
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: POP2011 on June 02, 2011, 01:50:32 PM
The only thing that can replace the Disco/Please snippets is a FULL PERFORMANCE OF DISCOTHEQUE right after CT ends. >:(
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: MarsGirl on June 02, 2011, 01:53:19 PM
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The only thing that can replace the Disco/Please snippets is a FULL PERFORMANCE OF DISCOTHEQUE right after CT ends. >:(

I think they sound too close to each other--same type of song--to both be played. Should be one or the other, maybe on a rotation of set lists. But NOT both. To me it would be too much of the same thing. But if they added Mofo, that would be another thing...
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Post by: POP2011 on June 02, 2011, 02:04:05 PM
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The only thing that can replace the Disco/Please snippets is a FULL PERFORMANCE OF DISCOTHEQUE right after CT ends. >:(

I think they sound too close to each other--same type of song--to both be played. Should be one or the other, maybe on a rotation of set lists. But NOT both. To me it would be too much of the same thing. But if they added Mofo, that would be another thing...

They would sound similar but it would still be incredibly awesome! Definitely wouldn't mind Discotheque rotating with CT. That's a no brainer. No idea why they haven't done this.

MOFO on the other hand would be perfect as the second encore opener. Now that Ultraviolet is becoming less and less frequent MOFO would be a logical choice to rotate with HMTMKMKM.
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Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on June 02, 2011, 08:35:29 PM
Mofo into With or Without You  ???
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Post by: Droo on June 02, 2011, 09:06:37 PM
They should instead of transitioning back into Crazy Tonight after the first verse/chorus of Discotheque, just keep it going and do a full proper Discotheque. The part of Crazy Tonight that comes after that snippet isn't that great anyway.
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Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on June 02, 2011, 09:11:59 PM
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They should instead of transitioning back into Crazy Tonight after the first verse/chorus of Discotheque, just keep it going and do a full proper Discotheque. The part of Crazy Tonight that comes after that snippet isn't that great anyway.

I agree completely.  The Crazy Tonight-Sunday Bloody Sunday transition lost its punch from the first leg, as well as the punch it packed in South Africa
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Post by: POP2011 on June 02, 2011, 09:26:29 PM
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Mofo into With or Without You  ???

MOFO (rotate with HMTM)
Ultraviolet
WOWY
MOS
40

This would be the perfect 360 2nd encore.
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Post by: briscoetheque on June 02, 2011, 09:48:24 PM
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Whatever. :P :) Music is subjective.

Well yes, music is subjective.

But Mistakes in your own song is not subjective. Either they play the right nots or they don't. Either they play the right rhythm or they don't.

they screwed it up in some way each of the 9 times I saw it on this tour, and although I saw it only twice in 2006, they screwed them up too.

They just can't play it.
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Post by: gypsyheart75 on June 03, 2011, 03:48:32 AM
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Whatever. :P :) Music is subjective.

Well yes, music is subjective.

But Mistakes in your own song is not subjective. Either they play the right nots or they don't. Either they play the right rhythm or they don't.

they screwed it up in some way each of the 9 times I saw it on this tour, and although I saw it only twice in 2006, they screwed them up too.

They just can't play it.

Briscoe, What are you tying yourself in knots over?!
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Post by: MarsGirl on June 03, 2011, 04:56:00 AM
They make mistakes live all the time... I dont get that hung up over it all... I mean, geesh, Bono flubs lyrics all over the place. Just let it go! :)
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Post by: Zooropa Baby Pop on June 03, 2011, 06:08:53 AM
Crazy Tonight into Sunday Bloody Sunday lost it's punch last year. The fact that Bono rehearses the little political message, means you really can't take it that seriously, it's not exactly 'F*ck The Revolution' is it.

Either they should replace Crazy Tonight with Discotheque (the far superior song in every way) or they should play both to keep the 'club' part of the show going. But then if they insist on the big political song, put Sunday Bloody Sunday on rotation with Please. That we the POP fans get at least one POP song every night guarenteed. And if they still wanted 4 NLOTH songs, they could put in Unknown Caller or NLOTH. Sorted.

So you could have Crazy Tonight into Discotheque, or Discotheque into Please, or Discotheque into Sunday Bloody Sunday. I just feel that this part of the show needs mixing up, although it's probably too late.

Also, Mofo into With Or Without You, why not. It'd be cool.
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Post by: The Unknown Caller on June 03, 2011, 07:23:46 AM
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They should instead of transitioning back into Crazy Tonight after the first verse/chorus of Discotheque, just keep it going and do a full proper Discotheque. The part of Crazy Tonight that comes after that snippet isn't that great anyway.

I agree completely.  The Crazy Tonight-Sunday Bloody Sunday transition lost its punch from the first leg, as well as the punch it packed in South Africa

See, I'm not sure I agree there. I think it's lost its punch for people who saw it then, but not for many who didn't. Discotheque is one of my top three songs, I love it to pieces, but my big hesitation with wanting them to play it between Crazy and SBS is that I really do think that the Crazy/SBS transition is the best in the show.
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Post by: MarsGirl on June 03, 2011, 08:14:35 AM
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They should instead of transitioning back into Crazy Tonight after the first verse/chorus of Discotheque, just keep it going and do a full proper Discotheque. The part of Crazy Tonight that comes after that snippet isn't that great anyway.

I agree completely.  The Crazy Tonight-Sunday Bloody Sunday transition lost its punch from the first leg, as well as the punch it packed in South Africa

See, I'm not sure I agree there. I think it's lost its punch for people who saw it then, but not for many who didn't. Discotheque is one of my top three songs, I love it to pieces, but my big hesitation with wanting them to play it between Crazy and SBS is that I really do think that the Crazy/SBS transition is the best in the show.

I agree. And I think it's perfect now with the Discotheque/Please snippet leading into it.

Personally, as far as a full Pop song goes, I think we should look to another slot and another song. Like maybe Staring At THe Sun in the place of Stay or AIWIY. Now dont get me wrong, I love both Stay and AIWIY. So I'm just suggesting an occasional rotation of SATS. Or maybe Gone instead of Pride? I dont know. I'm happy with the Discotheque/Please snippets in Crazy Tonight.
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Post by: briscoetheque on June 03, 2011, 08:41:14 AM
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Whatever. :P :) Music is subjective.

Well yes, music is subjective.

But Mistakes in your own song is not subjective. Either they play the right nots or they don't. Either they play the right rhythm or they don't.

they screwed it up in some way each of the 9 times I saw it on this tour, and although I saw it only twice in 2006, they screwed them up too.

They just can't play it.

Briscoe, What are you tying yourself in knots over?!


I bloody well am knot. Get notted.  ;)
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Post by: The Unknown Caller on June 03, 2011, 09:19:21 AM
Actually, I still want Discotheque, I'm just not sure I'd put it between Go Crazy and SBS, even if that seems the most likely place for it!  :D I'd probably put it before Crazy.

...Maybe they could find a way to segue the Boom Chas into the drums of SBS? :P
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Post by: EnduringChill on June 03, 2011, 03:05:15 PM
I find it weird that after the idea of replacing SBS with Please was first mentioned, the band included a Please snippet in the song before SBS. They must be on the same wavelength! Because that idea is really smart.
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Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on June 03, 2011, 03:13:12 PM
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They should instead of transitioning back into Crazy Tonight after the first verse/chorus of Discotheque, just keep it going and do a full proper Discotheque. The part of Crazy Tonight that comes after that snippet isn't that great anyway.

I agree completely.  The Crazy Tonight-Sunday Bloody Sunday transition lost its punch from the first leg, as well as the punch it packed in South Africa

See, I'm not sure I agree there. I think it's lost its punch for people who saw it then, but not for many who didn't. Discotheque is one of my top three songs, I love it to pieces, but my big hesitation with wanting them to play it between Crazy and SBS is that I really do think that the Crazy/SBS transition is the best in the show.

Well the whole "Radio Tehran" thing in 2009 was so powerful.  As was the "Radio Tunisia/Egypt" thing in early 2011.  I've only seen the transition in person once and it was incredible.  But I remember scouring Youtube and bootlegs during the tour's first leg and being blown away by the transition, but now, ehhh.

I will say that the Crazy-SBS transition is still quite seamless and damn near perfect, maybe a bit stale or old?  But its still a better transition than Discotheque and SBS lets say.  Crazy to Discotheque would be cool, but then you loose SBS, which works PERFECTLY into Scarlet may I add
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Post by: Droo on June 03, 2011, 05:03:04 PM
Love & Peace Or Else or Please could both replace SBS and still lead nicely into Scarlet, I think.
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Post by: MarsGirl on June 03, 2011, 08:10:15 PM
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Love & Peace Or Else or Please could both replace SBS and still lead nicely into Scarlet, I think.

I'd be okay with that.

I love LAPOE.

Also, I never want Scarlet to leave. Nope. Love it.
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Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on June 05, 2011, 10:42:27 AM
Anyways back to Pop.

One of things I'd love them to do it to do a One/Wake Up Dead Man/Streets Combo. And I mean the Wake Up Dead Man a la elevation.

It would fit beautifully there.
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Post by: POP2011 on June 05, 2011, 11:43:02 AM
Gone would be perfect in a rotational slot with Elevation. Discotheque or MOFO would be perfect in the encore. Or better yet rotate Disco with CT.
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Post by: JamietheEdgefan on June 05, 2011, 06:40:44 PM
Has anyone seen this yet?
http://u2nt.com/2011/06/the-fly-and-staring-at-the-sun-at-glastonbury/

Pretty funny after i complained that playing SATS acoustically would be a cop-out, and that seems to be exactly what they'll do  :D
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Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on June 05, 2011, 07:01:50 PM
Surprise?  ;D
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Post by: EnduringChill on June 05, 2011, 07:20:29 PM
At least it's SATS, hey? It's a favorite of mine.
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Post by: The Unknown Caller on June 05, 2011, 07:21:55 PM
I actually think that this is probably broadly reliable; this tends to be how we get real information and we can very easily test its legitimacy by seeing what happens at Oakland tomorrow!

The Fly is no surprise, nor is a greatest hits set- what *is* more interesting is whether the 'Yes, they'll play Pop and they may play acoustic Staring at the Sun' means that SATS would be the *only* representation of Pop or not.

Personally- and I realise I'm in the minority of hardcore Popfans on this- I would *LOVE* to see Staring at the Sun, even acoustic- both because I think it's a great song (And the rare U2 song that sounds better acoustic) and because it shows a willingness to be open-minded and actually play things from Pop. It could signal positive things to come on future tours! :)
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Post by: Boom Cha! on June 05, 2011, 07:23:38 PM
Staring At The Sun!? I'll take it!

I'm fine with them doing it acoustically too, because they do it so well.
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Post by: The Unknown Caller on June 05, 2011, 07:27:18 PM
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Staring At The Sun!? I'll take it!

I'm fine with them doing it acoustically too, because they do it so well.

Can you imagine if they dropped Staring at the Sun *AND* Discotheque on us at Glasto?
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Post by: Boom Cha! on June 05, 2011, 07:31:11 PM
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Staring At The Sun!? I'll take it!

I'm fine with them doing it acoustically too, because they do it so well.

Can you imagine if they dropped Staring at the Sun *AND* Discotheque on us at Glasto?

That would be perfect and it would me bring some hope to think that the band actually like Pop.  :D

Of course, if they ever do bring back Discotheque they'd better bring the 'Boom Cha!'s' back with it.
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Post by: The Unknown Caller on June 05, 2011, 07:34:52 PM
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Staring At The Sun!? I'll take it!

I'm fine with them doing it acoustically too, because they do it so well.

Can you imagine if they dropped Staring at the Sun *AND* Discotheque on us at Glasto?

That would be perfect and it would me bring some hope to think that the band actually like Pop.  :D

Of course, if they ever do bring back Discotheque they'd better bring the 'Boom Cha!'s' back with it.

I'm a desperate man; I'll take ANY form of theque, Boom Chas or otherwise. I do agree that you need them though; I know some people like it much more but I found the Vertigo version of it much worse than PopMart or even Elevation. :/
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Post by: Boom Cha! on June 05, 2011, 07:39:20 PM
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Staring At The Sun!? I'll take it!

I'm fine with them doing it acoustically too, because they do it so well.

Can you imagine if they dropped Staring at the Sun *AND* Discotheque on us at Glasto?

That would be perfect and it would me bring some hope to think that the band actually like Pop.  :D

Of course, if they ever do bring back Discotheque they'd better bring the 'Boom Cha!'s' back with it.

I'm a desperate man; I'll take ANY form of theque, Boom Chas or otherwise. I do agree that you need them though; I know some people like it much more but I found the Vertigo version of it much worse than PopMart or even Elevation. :/

My only problem with the Vertigo Tour version (although props to them for playing it and trying something different) was that it sounded so dumbed down. All they did was crank up Edge's guitar, but they forgot about all the layers that belong to the song.

Oh well, like you, I'll take it in any form. Even acoustic, God forbid.  :D
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Post by: Boom Cha! on June 05, 2011, 07:41:48 PM
By the way, when I watch the Vertigo version on youtube I notice that the crowd goes nuts once they hear the opening riff. I really think casual fans would welcome this song with open arms.
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Post by: MarsGirl on June 05, 2011, 07:49:50 PM
The boom-cha's is the best part of Discotheque...
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Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on June 05, 2011, 07:51:15 PM
Well finally some encouraging news!  :)

Hopefully it does appear, I won't know, I'll probably either be at my graduation, or on a plane  :D
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Post by: Droo on June 05, 2011, 08:09:53 PM
Out of all the songs on Pop to do at Glastonbury they choose an acoustic SATS?

I would love to pick the band's brain to examine their song selection process.
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Post by: MarsGirl on June 05, 2011, 08:11:07 PM
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Out of all the songs on Pop to do at Glastonbury they choose an acoustic SATS?

I would love to pick the band's brain to examine their song selection process.

Safe.
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Post by: Droo on June 05, 2011, 08:15:46 PM
Last Night ON Earth or Gone would be safe choices, and would really pump up the energy.
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Post by: MarsGirl on June 05, 2011, 08:17:29 PM
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Last Night ON Earth or Gone would be safe choices, and would really pump up the energy.

Well, I agree with you. I love those songs. But I'm guessing they probably feel SATS is more well-known by the wider audience (ie, not fans like us). How many people who casually know U2 know Gone? MAYBE LNOE because there was a video...
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Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on June 05, 2011, 08:19:43 PM
I didnt know Gone until about 2 years ago.  I knew Staring At The Sun since I first became a U2 fan about 10 years ago though
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Post by: MarsGirl on June 05, 2011, 08:21:40 PM
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I didnt know Gone until about 2 years ago.  I knew Staring At The Sun since I first became a U2 fan about 10 years ago though

Exactly.

I knew Discotheque and Staring At The Sun because they both had radio play.
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Post by: Droo on June 05, 2011, 08:22:36 PM
I don't remember ever hearing Staring At The Sun, and didn't know it was a single for several years after I got into U2.
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Post by: MarsGirl on June 05, 2011, 08:23:49 PM
In 1997 when Pop came out, Staring at the Sun was on the radio all the time. More than Discotheque, actually.
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Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on June 05, 2011, 08:25:35 PM
I knew Staring At The Sun, thats it.  That was pre-HTDAAB, when I was just a casual fan really.  I became a rabid fan a little after HTDAAB was released, probably late 2005 I would say.  I remember being soooo mad when I found out U2 played a show in NYC (an hour away) on my birthday in 2005, I wish I was a big fan just a few months earlier.  But it was during this time when I started discovering U2's back catalogue, but only mostly the "big" songs that arent super huge like Discotheque, Out of Control, The Unforgettable Fire, Bullet The Blue Sky, and so forth.  I didnt really start going really deep into the back catalogue until around the summer of 2008, during the lead up to NLOTH.  Thats when I discovered Gone and the other album tracks from albums past
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Post by: Boom Cha! on June 05, 2011, 08:26:25 PM
When I first became a U2 fan I had no idea that Mysterious Ways and Desire were from the same band.  :D
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Post by: The Unknown Caller on June 06, 2011, 05:07:58 AM
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Staring At The Sun!? I'll take it!

I'm fine with them doing it acoustically too, because they do it so well.

Can you imagine if they dropped Staring at the Sun *AND* Discotheque on us at Glasto?

That would be perfect and it would me bring some hope to think that the band actually like Pop.  :D

Of course, if they ever do bring back Discotheque they'd better bring the 'Boom Cha!'s' back with it.

I'm a desperate man; I'll take ANY form of theque, Boom Chas or otherwise. I do agree that you need them though; I know some people like it much more but I found the Vertigo version of it much worse than PopMart or even Elevation. :/

My only problem with the Vertigo Tour version (although props to them for playing it and trying something different) was that it sounded so dumbed down. All they did was crank up Edge's guitar, but they forgot about all the layers that belong to the song.

Oh well, like you, I'll take it in any form. Even acoustic, God forbid.  :D

I agree; their solution to the Pop songs with both Discotheque and the version of Mofo they rehearsed in 2005 was just to crank up the guitar which made them more just 'conventional rock' songs. Though I also think that the Vertigo Discotheque just has too many periods where there is no guitar at all (Presumably intended to make the riff more striking) and Bono doesn't seem certain of what he's doing!

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By the way, when I watch the Vertigo version on youtube I notice that the crowd goes nuts once they hear the opening riff. I really think casual fans would welcome this song with open arms.

I have to agree; the same thing happens when Edge plays the riff in the Go Crazy mash-up in Mexico (Before they eliminated the riff for reasons defying understanding) and that's a much less powerful version with no backing music; similarly, in Torino much of the crowd audibly sings along to the chorus of Discotheque during the first mash-up last year.

I'll join others and say that the only 'Pop' song I knew before I was a U2 fan was Staring at the Sun, other than a very vague memory of hearing Mofo when my parents got the album in 1997!  ;D
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Post by: Zooropa Baby Pop on June 06, 2011, 05:18:34 AM
Staring At The Sun instead of Stay at Glastonbury? Surely at a show like that, where they feel they have to prove themselves, they won't play two acoustic songs. And they won't play full band Stay no chance.
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Post by: briscoetheque on June 06, 2011, 05:26:03 AM
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I'm a desperate man; I'll take ANY form of theque

Well honey, so am I. get the hell over here  :P
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Post by: The Unknown Caller on June 06, 2011, 05:29:32 AM
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I'm a desperate man; I'll take ANY form of theque

Well honey, so am I. get the hell over here  :P

ROFLOL!  :D :D :D
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Post by: EnduringChill on June 06, 2011, 05:40:20 AM
Staring At The Sun was not the first song I knew from Pop (Discotheque was) but it was the song that convinced me to listen to the full album. There's something!
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Post by: mattressjedi on June 06, 2011, 06:37:59 PM
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When I first became a U2 fan I had no idea that Mysterious Ways and Desire were from the same band.  :D

 :D

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Post by: briscoetheque on June 07, 2011, 01:57:51 AM
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Staring At The Sun was not the first song I knew from Pop (Discotheque was) but it was the sog that convinced me to listen to the full album. There's something!

And what a great album it is. Full of amazing sogs
 ;)
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Post by: Zooropa Baby Pop on June 07, 2011, 02:09:58 AM
I gave the album to one of my friends to borrow yesterday. He text me saying 'surely this Mofo song isn't u2'. I must admit when I first heard that song I was not expecting it at all. My friend is really into music but he never got round to U2 really, so he asked me for an album to borrow, maybe most people would choose Achtung Baby or Joshua Tree, but POP is definitely their most creative. He's just have the album back and said it was brilliant, especially Please and Gone.
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Post by: briscoetheque on June 07, 2011, 03:57:40 AM
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I gave the album to one of my friends to borrow yesterday. He text me saying 'surely this Mofo song isn't u2'. I must admit when I first heard that song I was not expecting it at all. My friend is really into music but he never got round to U2 really, so he asked me for an album to borrow, maybe most people would choose Achtung Baby or Joshua Tree, but POP is definitely their most creative. He's just have the album back and said it was brilliant, especially Please and Gone.

I really hope your friend's name is Larry Mullen.
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Post by: MarsGirl on June 07, 2011, 04:33:17 AM
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I gave the album to one of my friends to borrow yesterday. He text me saying 'surely this Mofo song isn't u2'. I must admit when I first heard that song I was not expecting it at all. My friend is really into music but he never got round to U2 really, so he asked me for an album to borrow, maybe most people would choose Achtung Baby or Joshua Tree, but POP is definitely their most creative. He's just have the album back and said it was brilliant, especially Please and Gone.

I really hope your friend's name is Larry Mullen.

LOL!
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Post by: Zooropa Baby Pop on June 07, 2011, 04:34:36 AM
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I gave the album to one of my friends to borrow yesterday. He text me saying 'surely this Mofo song isn't u2'. I must admit when I first heard that song I was not expecting it at all. My friend is really into music but he never got round to U2 really, so he asked me for an album to borrow, maybe most people would choose Achtung Baby or Joshua Tree, but POP is definitely their most creative. He's just have the album back and said it was brilliant, especially Please and Gone.

I really hope your friend's name is Larry Mullen.

 :D no joke, his name is harry, is that close enough
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Post by: MarsGirl on June 07, 2011, 04:36:56 AM
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I gave the album to one of my friends to borrow yesterday. He text me saying 'surely this Mofo song isn't u2'. I must admit when I first heard that song I was not expecting it at all. My friend is really into music but he never got round to U2 really, so he asked me for an album to borrow, maybe most people would choose Achtung Baby or Joshua Tree, but POP is definitely their most creative. He's just have the album back and said it was brilliant, especially Please and Gone.

I really hope your friend's name is Larry Mullen.

 :D no joke, his name is harry, is that close enough

Harry Nullen? :)
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Post by: gypsyheart75 on June 07, 2011, 06:50:02 AM
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I gave the album to one of my friends to borrow yesterday. He text me saying 'surely this Mofo song isn't u2'. I must admit when I first heard that song I was not expecting it at all. My friend is really into music but he never got round to U2 really, so he asked me for an album to borrow, maybe most people would choose Achtung Baby or Joshua Tree, but POP is definitely their most creative. He's just have the album back and said it was brilliant, especially Please and Gone.

I really hope your friend's name is Larry Mullen.

Win...!  :D
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: gnmmet on June 07, 2011, 10:20:55 AM
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Staring At The Sun was not the first song I knew from Pop (Discotheque was) but it was the sog that convinced me to listen to the full album. There's something!

Same here, but I think Please would be the best to play. It has a real punch to it that blew me away.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: mattressjedi on June 07, 2011, 12:02:16 PM
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I gave the album to one of my friends to borrow yesterday. He text me saying 'surely this Mofo song isn't u2'. I must admit when I first heard that song I was not expecting it at all. My friend is really into music but he never got round to U2 really, so he asked me for an album to borrow, maybe most people would choose Achtung Baby or Joshua Tree, but POP is definitely their most creative. He's just have the album back and said it was brilliant, especially Please and Gone.

I really hope your friend's name is Larry Mullen.

 :D no joke, his name is harry, is that close enough

ROTFL! Oh come on! LOL! And his last name is Mullet Jr!

Harry Mullet Jr.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: MarsGirl on June 07, 2011, 12:44:07 PM
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I gave the album to one of my friends to borrow yesterday. He text me saying 'surely this Mofo song isn't u2'. I must admit when I first heard that song I was not expecting it at all. My friend is really into music but he never got round to U2 really, so he asked me for an album to borrow, maybe most people would choose Achtung Baby or Joshua Tree, but POP is definitely their most creative. He's just have the album back and said it was brilliant, especially Please and Gone.

I really hope your friend's name is Larry Mullen.

 :D no joke, his name is harry, is that close enough

ROTFL! Oh come on! LOL! And his last name is Mullet Jr!

Harry Mullet Jr.

Oh dammit, why didnt I think of that!! GOOD ONE!!
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: gypsyheart75 on June 08, 2011, 03:04:07 AM
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Staring At The Sun was not the first song I knew from Pop (Discotheque was) but it was the sog that convinced me to listen to the full album. There's something!

Same here, but I think Please would be the best to play. It has a real punch to it that blew me away.

Well, Please is the single best thing they've ever recorded so... punch away...please...
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: EnduringChill on June 08, 2011, 03:50:28 PM
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Staring At The Sun was not the first song I knew from Pop (Discotheque was) but it was the sog that convinced me to listen to the full album. There's something!

And what a great album it is. Full of amazing sogs
 ;)

Oops!
But yes, it is a great album! And if you wana convert someone this is the album you should pick for said person to hear. I wish everyone who claims all U2 songs sound alike would listen to MOFO. Ha!
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Vervefloyd on June 08, 2011, 05:09:50 PM
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Staring At The Sun was not the first song I knew from Pop (Discotheque was) but it was the sog that convinced me to listen to the full album. There's something!

Same here, but I think Please would be the best to play. It has a real punch to it that blew me away.

Well, Please is the single best thing they've ever recorded so... punch away...please...

Please > Streets was the single greatest U2 combo in my opinion. I keep holding onto the fact that I was there for the last ever full band Please (the train wreck of a version but an amazing surprise nonetheless).
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: POP2011 on June 08, 2011, 10:11:37 PM
What happened to the Please snippet anyway? Better yet play the whole freakin' song!
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on June 08, 2011, 10:14:25 PM
It was last snippeted 3 shows ago in Edmonton
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Farisfan (polished stones) on June 09, 2011, 03:18:12 AM
^^^correction-- Edgemonton!  ;) :D
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Starman on June 09, 2011, 09:10:16 PM
I wanna know who the 7 people are who voted no!
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on June 09, 2011, 09:10:40 PM
I voted no way back when the poll was created
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Starman on June 09, 2011, 09:21:47 PM
 >:( ;)
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: POP2011 on June 09, 2011, 09:22:31 PM
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I voted no way back when the poll was created

Good for you.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on June 09, 2011, 09:23:09 PM
If I could revote, I would still consider voting no though.  I feel the Disco and Please snippets are enough for me
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Droo on June 09, 2011, 09:26:49 PM
But your fave song from ATYCLB is New York, a song which fits more comfortably on Pop than any other album.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on June 09, 2011, 09:28:07 PM
You really don't know my U2 fandom that much, do you?  :P
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: POP2011 on June 09, 2011, 09:53:33 PM
I wish U2 would throw the Pop fans a bone and play a FULL POP SONG. The Discotheque snippet is just a huge tease.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: jick on July 26, 2011, 11:12:09 AM
This campaign has proven to be an epic fail.

Anyone know where the "play Acrobat" thread is?

Cheers,

J
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Farisfan (polished stones) on July 26, 2011, 01:17:10 PM
I don't know that I'd call it an "epic fail"... they were not playing any Pop snippets before this thread.  (not saying that this thread is necessarily the tipping point, but one never knows....) 

But it would have been better if we could have marshalled ourselves together to make a Facebook page as well probably.

But a snippet or two (whether Discotheque and/ or Please)  is better than nothing!

I suspect they are hoping to remix/remaster and in general renew the Pop songs... seems like none of them is completely satisfied w/ the way they turned out in the end. So maybe that has something to do with their not playing a full song....
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: EnduringChill on July 26, 2011, 01:58:34 PM
I missed this thread...
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But it would have been better if we could have marshalled ourselves together to make a Facebook page as well probably.

YESSSS. I was kind of disappinted that we didn't do that.

Now, I think there's only one more chance- we could hear a Pop song at Moncton or not. And I really, really want to hear a Pop song at Mncton. Even if they never play it again. If not, next tour is a world of opptunities... :)
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: An Cat Dubh on July 26, 2011, 02:12:09 PM
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This campaign has proven to be an epic fail.

Anyone know where the "play Acrobat" thread is?

Cheers,

J


Did you honestly think that U2 would listen to its fans and try and please them? Quite clearly, as this poll suggests, there is quite a bit of support for Pop, its songs and the desire to see them played live. You know Jick, Pop is better than U2 thinks, it is certainly better than you think it is.

As you have said in another thread, U2 do things their way, and should do things, just to please themselves so I guess they listen to you, this forums self proclaimed expert on U2.

Cheers,

Z
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: The Unknown Caller on July 26, 2011, 04:59:46 PM
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This campaign has proven to be an epic fail.

Anyone know where the "play Acrobat" thread is?

Cheers,

J


Calling for something to be played which isn't is disappointing, hardly an epic fail.

Now gloating that after one appearance, EBTTRT would not be the opener? Claiming that they would NEVER play any brand new songs in 2010? Claiming that the Vertigo Tour would probably be their last? Claiming that U2 would not play any new 'old songs' at the start of a leg on which Out of Control, Zooropa and EBTTRT were debuted? Gloating about Magnificent vanishing exactly one concert before it returned? Gloating about IALW staying two concerts before it vanished without trace? Gloating about how they were playing 5 ATYCLB songs and very few early-90s song just before they began regularly playing 7 from the first two 90s albums and only 3 from ATYCLB? Claiming u2 clearly loved ATYCLB and didn't like NLOTH just before their most high-profile gig in decades saw them play the same number of songs from both albums? Trying to claim U2 didn't care about rare fan favourite songs after a tour which saw Scarlet, Zooropa, Ultraviolet, The Unforgettable Fire, Mercy, Mothers of the Disappeared, Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me Kill Me, One Tree Hill and Electrical Storm all played live, many as regulars?

If all *that* could be put into one person, that person would definitely be an epic fail. Hmm, I wonder who...?
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on July 26, 2011, 07:04:52 PM
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This campaign has proven to be an epic fail.

Anyone know where the "play Acrobat" thread is?

Cheers,

J


Hey man, I never did say it would work, I would have just liked them to play something from this gem of an album.

So they didn't play a song the album, no reason to call it an epic fail, as I just made the thread with high hopes.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on July 26, 2011, 07:24:11 PM
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This campaign has proven to be an epic fail.

Anyone know where the "play Acrobat" thread is?

Cheers,

J


Hey man, I never did say it would work, I would have just liked them to play something from this gem of an album.

So they didn't play a song the album, no reason to call it an epic fail, as I just made the thread with high hopes.

At least one campaign here worked  :)
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: U2_fan8 [aka U28] on July 26, 2011, 07:25:28 PM
Which campaign?
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on July 26, 2011, 07:26:49 PM
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Which campaign?


My Ultraviolet campaign.  ;)
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on July 26, 2011, 07:33:13 PM
Baby baby baby
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: jick on July 26, 2011, 07:37:15 PM
The Ultraviolet Campaign was the bomb. U2 did play it and it rocked live.

U2 played songs from every studio album except POP on this tour.  

Even Electrical Storm, Your Blue Room, and the unreleased oddities got some playing time.

Scarlet came out of nowhere.

So where does that leave POP? It could either be in the bottom of the barrel in U2's hierarchy of songs in their vast catalog to play live, or maybe U2 is saving it for their next tour as their secret weapon of dusted off songs.  POP did not get any exposure in the Vertigo Tour either, so its two consecutive tours where U2 ignored the idea of playing any song from the album full band.

If you look at the timeline though, I would like to think U2 are saving their POP cards for the next tour given the fact they take over a year to record an album.  It's looking like this:

2012 to 2013 - Spend the millions they earned in 360 Tour and spend time with families

2014 to 2015 - Record the new album, polish/finish POP songs on the studio for future release

Spring 2016 - Start Touring

Early 2017 - Release 20th anniversary edition of POP (by the time this era comes along, most of the sales will be digital copies I am guessing with a few hard copy boxed set for the hardcore guys)

So for sure, by the next tour, U2 will start playing POP songs.  If they still don't do it, then I guess they even hate the album more than their most hardcore fans do.

Cheers,

J


Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: U2_fan8 [aka U28] on July 26, 2011, 07:38:45 PM
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Which campaign?


My Ultraviolet campaign.  ;)

Ahhhhhhhhh yes. 8)
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Farisfan (polished stones) on July 27, 2011, 05:30:33 AM
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The Ultraviolet Campaign was the bomb. U2 did play it and it rocked live.

U2 played songs from every studio album except POP on this tour.  

Even Electrical Storm, Your Blue Room, and the unreleased oddities got some playing time.

Scarlet came out of nowhere.

So where does that leave POP? It could either be in the bottom of the barrel in U2's hierarchy of songs in their vast catalog to play live, or maybe U2 is saving it for their next tour as their secret weapon of dusted off songs.
 POP did not get any exposure in the Vertigo Tour either, so its two consecutive tours where U2 ignored the idea of playing any song from the album full band.

If you look at the timeline though, I would like to think U2 are saving their POP cards for the next tour given the fact they take over a year to record an album.  It's looking like this:

2012 to 2013 - Spend the millions they earned in 360 Tour and spend time with families

2014 to 2015 - Record the new album, polish/finish POP songs on the studio for future release

Spring 2016 - Start Touring

Early 2017 - Release 20th anniversary edition of POP (by the time this era comes along, most of the sales will be digital copies I am guessing with a few hard copy boxed set for the hardcore guys)

So for sure, by the next tour, U2 will start playing POP songs.  If they still don't do it, then I guess they even hate the album more than their most hardcore fans do.

Cheers,

J

I would say that this tour leaves Pop in a great place to be touched up and brought out again.  I suspect it is a situation where they want to work on the Pop songs a bit more and then showcase them possibly in the next tour.

As for "scarlet coming out of nowhere"... don't let the October people hear you say that.  :D   With the FB page and campaign around here (and w/ the October thread pushing the 270 pages mark),  I would have to say they/ we have done notably.  Who is to know if Edge or any of the U2 consortium ever looks at these pages or if they made any difference, but maybe... just maybe.  :)

(but even if U2 chooses not to play Pop songs next tour, I would not agree that necessarily means they hate Pop more than the hardcore fans.)

Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: The Unknown Caller on July 27, 2011, 07:36:35 AM
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 POP did not get any exposure in the Vertigo Tour either, so its two consecutive tours where U2 ignored the idea of playing any song from the album full band.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DAO9HjFOq50
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on July 27, 2011, 09:22:57 AM
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 POP did not get any exposure in the Vertigo Tour either, so its two consecutive tours where U2 ignored the idea of playing any song from the album full band.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DAO9HjFOq50

Jick you're off by two Discotheques.  ;)
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Farisfan (polished stones) on July 31, 2011, 09:30:17 AM
U2gigs said something about Discotheque being played instead of Crazy but I can't find it any place else.

Anyone know anything about this??
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on July 31, 2011, 09:48:14 AM
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U2gigs said something about Discotheque being played instead of Crazy but I can't find it any place else.

Anyone know anything about this??

U2.com says Discotheque was played and Crazy was not, which is incorrect
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: jick on July 31, 2011, 09:49:08 AM
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U2gigs said something about Discotheque being played instead of Crazy but I can't find it any place else.

Anyone know anything about this??

Just the normal Discotheque snippet in Crazy Tonight so that U2 can keep that segment of the "noisy minority" of forum fans happy.  110 shows, zero POP songs played in full while every other album has been represented well.  U2 must be onto something.

Cheers,

J
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: An Cat Dubh on July 31, 2011, 01:07:25 PM
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U2gigs said something about Discotheque being played instead of Crazy but I can't find it any place else.

Anyone know anything about this??

Just the normal Discotheque snippet in Crazy Tonight so that U2 can keep that segment of the "noisy minority" of forum fans happy.  110 shows, zero POP songs played in full while every other album has been represented well.  U2 must be onto something.

Cheers,

J

Stop insulting people. You really do think that people can not have their own opinions on anything. If Jick or the band don't like it - it must be bad. You are the worst kind of fan jick!

Cheers,

Z
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: MacJoost on July 31, 2011, 01:40:21 PM
Pop will pop-up somewhere, sometime.  ;)
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on July 31, 2011, 04:32:51 PM
Until next time...  ;)
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: EnduringChill on July 31, 2011, 05:00:48 PM
Someday. Though I seriosuly thought they'd pull out Discotheque for Moncton.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Boom Cha! on July 31, 2011, 05:27:07 PM
 :(
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: mrsamrocks2 on July 31, 2011, 08:38:37 PM
I'm kind of sad that they didn't play a full pop song. But we have to be ready for the next tour to have a more organized campaign to make sure that we will be heard.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Farisfan (polished stones) on August 01, 2011, 06:32:00 AM
I'm sad too, but Another Time, Another Place... I know we'll get a Pop song!  They are just too awesome to pass up on (at least not forever--are they gonna wait forever!?).  ;D
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: The Unknown Caller on August 01, 2011, 07:03:47 AM
Well, let's face it- not one of these campaigns has ever, ever worked.  :D I know sometimes the thing that was being campaigned for has happened- but it's almost certainly wholly unrelated to the campaign. So it's hard to know how we can really influence the band!
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: MacJoost on August 01, 2011, 07:11:40 AM
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Well, let's face it- not one of these campaigns has ever, ever worked.  :D I know sometimes the thing that was being campaigned for has happened- but it's almost certainly wholly unrelated to the campaign. So it's hard to know how we can really influence the band!

True, but I'd like to think that we actually CAN influence the band  ;D
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: EnduringChill on August 01, 2011, 07:40:52 AM
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Well, let's face it- not one of these campaigns has ever, ever worked.  :D I know sometimes the thing that was being campaigned for has happened- but it's almost certainly wholly unrelated to the campaign. So it's hard to know how we can really influence the band!
I believe in the play a song from October campaign, cause it's WAY too random.

I like to think they read the forums sometimes... like when we were talking about how Please would be good before SBS, and then there was the Discotheque/Please snippet...
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: satellitedog01 on August 01, 2011, 08:22:38 AM
They are a big business. Big businesses pay for market research. Setlists in the internet age are likely important hooks for audiences, certainly for fans visiting multiple gigs. I bet they have someone check concert-reaction on forums. And as the changes have come one at a time throughout the tour (not counting major breaks), it isn't a wild assumption to think, that they introduced new and unplayed tunes as a way to keep interest in the whole endeavour with as little actual band work as possible. I'm not being cynical, I think it works like that. They throw in enough excitement from time to time, to stir up the stew.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Farisfan (polished stones) on August 01, 2011, 09:51:00 AM
I'm with ya, EC!  It did seem that the October campaign and the playing of Scarlet were connected.
And it seemed like there was a connection b/t this campaign and the snippets.  I think there is a reason the band clearly chose not to play a Pop song now.

I can see your point Satellitedog... I think I'd state it a bit differently, but the band would certainly be hampering themselves by not paying attention to what goes on in the fan forums and such.  I think Edge at least has even mentioned (in interviews) that he surfs the fan sites. 

So, while I wouldn't take it to the bank that the campaigns here made the difference, I suspect there is some influence that we as a group, joined together, can wield.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on August 01, 2011, 10:04:44 AM
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Well, let's face it- not one of these campaigns has ever, ever worked.  :D I know sometimes the thing that was being campaigned for has happened- but it's almost certainly wholly unrelated to the campaign. So it's hard to know how we can really influence the band!

The Ultraviolet one did  ;) And I'm pretty sure Willie said somewhere, something along the lines of them bringing the song back in 2010 due to fan demands
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: The Unknown Caller on August 01, 2011, 11:10:48 AM
They described Ultraviolet as the 'Bad' of 2009 and discussed how incredible it was, I very much doubt that it wasn't going to come back anyway!  :D
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: ABloodRedSky on August 01, 2011, 11:13:00 AM
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Well, let's face it- not one of these campaigns has ever, ever worked.  :D I know sometimes the thing that was being campaigned for has happened- but it's almost certainly wholly unrelated to the campaign. So it's hard to know how we can really influence the band!

True, but I'd like to think that we actually CAN influence the band  ;D

I agree. I think we can, but not in forum campaigns. :) We make our voices heard mostly through petitions and things that scan several different sites and are brought to Principal Management or something. But the idea that Ultraviolet/Pop/October love on forums single-handedly is responsible? I dunno...dubious.
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Droo on August 01, 2011, 11:51:56 AM
In A Little While died...after the internet cried out for it. It stayed dead.

Zooropa debuted, after the internet demanded it after the "what do you want" line was added to the Questions segment.

Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on August 01, 2011, 12:55:30 PM
Well next tour I'm gonna have to make a internet assault for Pop, petitions, forums, Facebook, twitter, everything.  ;D
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: mrsamrocks2 on August 01, 2011, 01:02:18 PM
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Well next tour I'm gonna have to make a internet assault for Pop, petitions, forums, Facebook, twitter, everything.  ;D
I will support you!
Title: Re: The "Play SOMETHING from Pop" Campaign
Post by: Farisfan (polished stones) on August 01, 2011, 01:18:51 PM
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Well next tour I'm gonna have to make a internet assault for Pop, petitions, forums, Facebook, twitter, everything.  ;D

If you petition, do FB and tweet, we will FOLLOW!!  :D

(I completely agree... said before that I thought if we had started a FB page we might have gotten more response from the band... but 20/20 hindsight and we'll do better next time!  :))