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Title: New U2?
Post by: An Cat Dubh on May 22, 2012, 04:52:15 PM
http://u2valencia.com/MOS/index.php?option=content&task=view&id=3145&Itemid=2

I just came across this, and then saw (on Facebook) that @U2 picked it up also.

Thoughts anyone - is it 2012. I'm skeptical because they (Bono in particular) sound AMAZING!
Title: Re: New U2?
Post by: spooked1oo on May 22, 2012, 05:17:18 PM
I actually somewhat believe it, but it doesn't sound all that different. It also seems definitley in an early stage of production.

Did anyone else get reminded of Cedars of Lebanon and COBL when they heard it?
Title: Re: New U2?
Post by: DGordon1 on May 22, 2012, 05:21:50 PM
It's definitely Bono singing, and I'm guessing it's from the last few years anyway. Sounds interesting, I really like the more chilled out one. Lyrics seem improvised so sounds like an early demo. I think it's a recent recording.
Title: Re: New U2?
Post by: imaginary friend on May 22, 2012, 05:33:40 PM
thread merge time!

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Title: Re: New U2?
Post by: An Cat Dubh on May 22, 2012, 05:38:52 PM
Sorry, Didn't see Smee's thread. Looks like he beat me to it too, but I think mines in the better place  :D
Title: Re: New U2?
Post by: Canadanne on May 22, 2012, 05:43:26 PM
*wince*
Title: Re: New U2?
Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on May 22, 2012, 05:45:00 PM
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Thoughts anyone - is it 2012. I'm skeptical because they (Bono in particular) sound AMAZING!

Hater!

But it does sound incredible.  Bono's vocal delivery in the first one...wow
Title: Re: New U2?
Post by: An Cat Dubh on May 22, 2012, 05:50:52 PM
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Thoughts anyone - is it 2012. I'm skeptical because they (Bono in particular) sound AMAZING!

Hater!

But it does sound incredible.  Bono's vocal delivery in the first one...wow

Let me tell you OAP -IF this is the new U2, they have won me back (they never lost me really, just faded a little). That 60 seconds (of obviously) demo clips to me sound infinitely better than anything on the last three albums (except maybe Grace and Cedars of Lebanon). Bono sounds incredible - a million times better than that awful recent "Angel of Harlem' clip.

I hope its new(er) and I hope its the direction they are heading. Both sound good to me.
Title: Re: New U2?
Post by: An Cat Dubh on May 22, 2012, 05:51:42 PM
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Thoughts anyone - is it 2012. I'm skeptical because they (Bono in particular) sound AMAZING!

Hater!

But it does sound incredible.  Bono's vocal delivery in the first one...wow
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Thoughts anyone - is it 2012. I'm skeptical because they (Bono in particular) sound AMAZING!

Hater!

But it does sound incredible.  Bono's vocal delivery in the first one...wow

Stop the press. We agree.

*Zoost falls over*
Title: Re: New U2?
Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on May 22, 2012, 06:05:43 PM
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Thoughts anyone - is it 2012. I'm skeptical because they (Bono in particular) sound AMAZING!

Hater!

But it does sound incredible.  Bono's vocal delivery in the first one...wow

Let me tell you OAP -IF this is the new U2, they have won me back (they never lost me really, just faded a little). That 60 seconds (of obviously) demo clips to me sound infinitely better than anything on the last three albums (except maybe Grace and Cedars of Lebanon). Bono sounds incredible - a million times better than that awful recent "Angel of Harlem' clip.

I hope its new(er) and I hope its the direction they are heading. Both sound good to me.

It is a big IF, that's for sure.  But there's a lot of promise here if it's truly new U2
Title: Re: New U2?
Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on May 22, 2012, 06:06:06 PM
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Thoughts anyone - is it 2012. I'm skeptical because they (Bono in particular) sound AMAZING!

Hater!

But it does sound incredible.  Bono's vocal delivery in the first one...wow
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Thoughts anyone - is it 2012. I'm skeptical because they (Bono in particular) sound AMAZING!

Hater!

But it does sound incredible.  Bono's vocal delivery in the first one...wow

Stop the press. We agree.

*Zoost falls over*

Zoost, you're great
Title: Re: New U2?
Post by: Blue Silken Sky on May 22, 2012, 06:06:49 PM
Cool stuff if it's legit.  My ears and heart hear Bono and crew, but my brain is suspicious  :P
Title: Re: New U2?
Post by: Shesgonnadreamoutloud on May 22, 2012, 06:49:22 PM
Man, if this is real, I'm already excited for the next album! (please be real  :P )
Title: Re: New U2?
Post by: zootv on May 22, 2012, 07:09:16 PM
I think it's great stuff. Better than anything I've heard from them recently
Title: Re: New U2?
Post by: lorijane on May 22, 2012, 07:15:38 PM
Please be real, and please let there be an album sooner rather than later!
Title: Re: New U2?
Post by: tigerfan41 on May 22, 2012, 07:35:45 PM
It sounds good. Vocally, Bono sounds good though maybe a little offkey in a couple of spots (mostly at the beginning). If this is the direction they're headed in, it should be a really good/possibly great new CD.

Also, the site gives a few possible titles for songs on the new CD:

Quote
Also rumored some song titles, in a theoretical 25 topics that are working:

Last Night She Talked To Angels
Haunted (instrumental)
Kaleidoscope Birthday

That's of course roughly translated by Google, so things may be a little off for the titles. If I had to guess, maybe that clip is from Kaleidoscope Birthday? I don't know, but something about the melody/rough lyrics just seems to fit with that title.
Title: Re: New U2?
Post by: Droo on May 22, 2012, 09:46:47 PM
It sounds pretty meditative and subdued. Songs of Ascent possibly?
Title: Re: New U2?
Post by: Evil Bono on May 22, 2012, 10:52:59 PM
Sounds like the same U2, nothing new.
Title: Re: New U2?
Post by: KenpoMatt on May 22, 2012, 11:31:29 PM
Bono's voice sounds amazing. However, to be honest, the music doesn't do much for me... I'll have to take another listen.
Title: Re: New U2?
Post by: spooked1oo on May 22, 2012, 11:33:07 PM
Wait... An instrumental track? Let's hope that's real!
Title: Re: New U2?
Post by: KenpoMatt on May 22, 2012, 11:39:25 PM
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Bono's voice sounds amazing. However, to be honest, the music doesn't do much for me... I'll have to take another listen.
Hmmm, growing on me already....However, if it is indeed Songs of Ascent material, I can see why they didn't end up releasing it while the 360 tour was happening. Doesn't seem to be the kind of music that would connect with a stadium of 80,000 plus people. An arena of 20,000 people though....
Title: Re: New U2?
Post by: OnlyU2 on May 22, 2012, 11:39:58 PM
the 2nd clip is in Bongolese, a few of their songs started out that way before the lyrics came to him.
Title: Re: New U2?
Post by: bono2012 on May 23, 2012, 12:03:45 AM
Interesting, but who knows where it is from or when? It may have been shelved years ago. Its been nearly eight years since I heard Mercy in November 2004 and that song has still not been released on any album or even as a single. Makes you wonder how much material they have built up now? What a treat it would be if we were to receive a new U2 album every November for the next several years.
Title: Re: New U2?
Post by: wraitii on May 23, 2012, 12:12:39 AM
The beginning of the second clip is incredibly reminiscent of Kite to me.
Title: Re: New U2?
Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on May 23, 2012, 12:17:37 AM
The music in the second clip sounds a bit like Luminous Times, but both of these clips definitely sound like they belong to the Songs of Ascent sessions or something.  Shows that the band hasn't totally dumped the idea yet...IF these clips are authentic
Title: Re: New U2?
Post by: The Unknown Caller on May 23, 2012, 01:15:27 AM
It seems fine, but not really enough to judge much from. And I have to disagree with the consensus on Bono's voice; it's certainly not awful, but no way is that voice fit for release yet; way too raspy.
Title: Re: New U2?
Post by: satellitedog01 on May 23, 2012, 01:42:22 AM
It sounds like some outtakes from Atomic Bomb or maybe pre-Horizon writing sessions to me. They sound like very early ideas too, there's no real musical identity just some vague "phoned in" pillowing of instruments. No guitar hook, no piano hook.
Bono's voice sounded a lot better than this recently, so I guess these are not that new, at least I hope. Reminds me of the atmospheric pre Bomb songs, like Mercy and Smile.

I would like to hear more of course.
Title: Re: New U2?
Post by: DGordon1 on May 23, 2012, 02:41:28 AM
The vocals are quite raw, which is quite reminiscent of the early Bomb sessions so I think you may be onto something there SD. But it could also be what Bono sounds like shortly after finishing a tour so I guess they could be more recent than that. I wonder where the clips actually surfaced from.
Title: Re: New U2?
Post by: Springbok on May 23, 2012, 03:03:31 AM
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Bono's voice sounds amazing. However, to be honest, the music doesn't do much for me... I'll have to take another listen.

...hmmm...maybe something for the U2 fans, but it's not gonna get much attention otherwise
Title: Re: New U2?
Post by: hanoverquay on May 23, 2012, 03:46:21 AM
It will end as Salome?
Anyway we can recognize the bongolese, isn't it ? ;)
Title: Re: New U2?
Post by: Passenger on May 23, 2012, 05:47:23 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MVNDkaG8WKo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MVNDkaG8WKo)

I created a video in case the audio clips are taken down
Title: Re: New U2?
Post by: Babyface1411 on May 23, 2012, 05:53:22 AM
Anaheim 17/6/2011, the clips come from here

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=7FEhSLWa8Mo

http://u2.interference.com/f189/two-clips-of-new-u2-music-213960.html
Title: Re: New U2?
Post by: satellitedog01 on May 23, 2012, 06:06:56 AM
??? where? The valencia tracks are not on the 39 minute youtube rehearsal you linked, or have I listened wrong?
Title: Re: New U2?
Post by: Babyface1411 on May 23, 2012, 06:14:33 AM
In fact...I'm hearing the youtube video now and I cant find the unknown songs...Sorry but I read that on Interference (see link I posted before)

?
Title: Re: New U2?
Post by: satellitedog01 on May 23, 2012, 07:09:43 AM
Yeah, no problem, there's still one unknown snippet/idea in the Youtube video. The first one listed as unknown is just an extended intro to Magnificent, the second one sounds unknown, but very much just jamming, not a song.
Title: Re: New U2?
Post by: imaginary friend on May 23, 2012, 07:28:07 AM
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MVNDkaG8WKo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MVNDkaG8WKo)

I created a video in case the audio clips are taken down

thanks!   :)

...also, listening to them back-to-back like that makes me think that they're different sections of the same song.
Title: Re: New U2?
Post by: miami on May 23, 2012, 10:10:54 AM
not much to go on, both sound sort of promising. i like the sound of the anaheim pre-concert warm up unknown song part. it sounds very iggy-poppish and a good starting point for something good.
Title: Re: New U2?
Post by: miami on May 23, 2012, 10:12:14 AM
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not much to go on, both sound sort of promising. i like the sound of the anaheim pre-concert warm up unknown song part. it sounds very iggy-poppish and a good starting point for a great song.
Title: Re: New U2?
Post by: A_Fly_On_The_Wall on May 23, 2012, 11:29:17 AM
Sounds awesome. Bono on fine form, the others need to catch up to him if these demos are anything to go by  ;)
Title: Re: New U2?
Post by: ryanm on May 23, 2012, 12:21:58 PM
Both sound like early demos; ideas their putting together and trying to make sense of.  They certainly don't sound like anything special, but I say the same things about the early demos for Achtung Baby.  I'll wait for some more concrete/finished clips to leak before I pass any sort of judgement.
Title: Re: New U2?
Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on May 23, 2012, 12:38:31 PM
I mentioned before that the second of those clips had a vibe similar to Levitate.

My one huge worry is the way Bono is singing. He is really out of range, even though he does sound strong. There is no way he can keep that power on a song over a tour. Hopefully he realizes this eventually.
Title: Re: New U2?
Post by: JamietheEdgefan on May 23, 2012, 12:40:51 PM
Well, he did pull off Moment of surrender every night! And ultraviolet, for that matter... if someone had told me during the vertigo tour that Bono would be capable of singing like that every night on 360, i wouldn't have believed them!
Title: Re: New U2?
Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on May 23, 2012, 12:43:20 PM
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Well, he did pull off Moment of surrender every night! And ultraviolet, for that matter... if someone had told me during the vertigo tour that Bono would be capable of singing like that every night on 360, i wouldn't have believed them!

You do have a point.

But remember that he got plenty of breaks in between, especially with the back injury.

If they were serious about pursuing arenas next time around, will the perhaps busier schedule effect his voice?
Title: Re: New U2?
Post by: JamietheEdgefan on May 23, 2012, 03:39:06 PM
Hmm, that could be an issue - perhaps they'll have fewer shows, or try to make them as spaced out as the stadium shows were?
Still, i'd rather they released a song that was difficult to sing, that couldn't be played every night, than compromise on their albums in order to make them easier to play.
Title: Re: New U2?
Post by: Shesgonnadreamoutloud on May 23, 2012, 03:45:40 PM
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Hmm, that could be an issue - perhaps they'll have fewer shows, or try to make them as spaced out as the stadium shows were?
Still, i'd rather they released a song that was difficult to sing, that couldn't be played every night, than compromise on their albums in order to make them easier to play.

True, I feel like the album would be the one I'd hear more often, and I don't think they'll run out of songs to play live any tims soon...
Title: Re: New U2?
Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on May 23, 2012, 03:46:14 PM
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Hmm, that could be an issue - perhaps they'll have fewer shows, or try to make them as spaced out as the stadium shows were?
Still, i'd rather they released a song that was difficult to sing, that couldn't be played every night, than compromise on their albums in order to make them easier to play.

Oh definitely. I know where you're coming from.

My only flack was that I'd like to see Bono sing more from a range that comes natural to him, rather than extremely high up like that.
Title: Re: New U2?
Post by: JamietheEdgefan on May 23, 2012, 05:09:42 PM
Yeah, that would be good as well - his voice is probably stronger in that range. Let's hope that we see a bit of both on the next album!
Title: Re: New U2?
Post by: Manos73 on May 24, 2012, 08:08:48 AM
Sounds like muzak. If this is U2 thinking it all up again I'm not impressed.  I doubt this is recent.
Title: Re: New U2?
Post by: Dali on May 25, 2012, 09:46:49 AM
Bono is in surprisingly good voice here. I had not expected to hear his voice so clearly and strong at the same time. It's definitely Larry on drums in both clips. That's his style. Also, both clips have got quite strong piano parts which add to the hymnic quality of the songbits. I also like the way these piano parts are mixed. That is much different to the plonky-plonk intros of songs like "City Of Blinding Lights" and "Breathe" even though it sounds like it's the same piano player. The tremolo guitar on the 2nd clip is like a positive remainder of the Rattle & Hum era. "A Room At the Heartbreak Hotel" comes to mind. The lyrics, well, I can't make out what they are supposed to be about but I'm no native speaker so it might as well not be gibberish.

The clips sound very unfinished but pleasant. And when I compare them to the new Norah Jones album which I have just gotten the day before yesterday, U2 might be most interested in the jazzy side of Danger Mouse's productions - IF this is him who mixed these demos.

I guess any hint these clips might give us only indicates we haven't heard nothing yet.

But the lack of any obvious lead guitar parts seems to rule out these tracks as from being before, say, 2000.
Title: Re: New U2?
Post by: codeguy on May 25, 2012, 02:36:43 PM
sounds GRRRREEEEEAAAAATTTT!!!
Title: Re: New U2?
Post by: The Exile on May 26, 2012, 11:42:09 PM
I honestly don't know what you all are hearing. To me, this sounds absolutely horrible. Bono sounds raspy and thin, and well out of his range.
Title: Re: New U2?
Post by: Springbok on May 27, 2012, 07:30:15 AM
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I honestly don't know what you all are hearing. To me, this sounds absolutely horrible. Bono sounds raspy and thin, and well out of his range.

Wisdom from The Exile
Title: Re: New U2?
Post by: zootv on May 27, 2012, 10:20:37 AM
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I honestly don't know what you all are hearing. To me, this sounds absolutely horrible. Bono sounds raspy and thin, and well out of his range.

I think you need to give Bono a break here. These sound like pretty raw recordings, not intended for release. I'd like to see how many other 50+ rock stars sound great pre - production.
Title: Re: New U2?
Post by: satellitedog01 on May 27, 2012, 10:36:52 AM
That's not who Bono is up against...
Title: Re: New U2?
Post by: satellitedog01 on May 27, 2012, 10:37:35 AM
Nor did he ask for a break.
Title: Re: New U2?
Post by: The Exile on May 27, 2012, 01:14:23 PM
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I honestly don't know what you all are hearing. To me, this sounds absolutely horrible. Bono sounds raspy and thin, and well out of his range.

I think you need to give Bono a break here. These sound like pretty raw recordings, not intended for release. I'd like to see how many other 50+ rock stars sound great pre - production.

I'm not faulting Bono, I am questioning everyone else for gushing all over these recordings which, like I said, sound awful.
Title: Re: New U2?
Post by: zootv on May 27, 2012, 01:14:53 PM
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That's not who Bono is up against...
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Nor did he ask for a break.

What are you talking about?
Title: Re: New U2?
Post by: imaginary friend on May 27, 2012, 01:17:14 PM
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I honestly don't know what you all are hearing. To me, this sounds absolutely horrible. Bono sounds raspy and thin, and well out of his range.

I think you need to give Bono a break here. These sound like pretty raw recordings, not intended for release. I'd like to see how many other 50+ rock stars sound great pre - production.

I'm not faulting Bono, I am questioning everyone else for gushing all over these recordings which, like I said, sound awful.

dude, it's a demo.
Title: Re: New U2?
Post by: zootv on May 27, 2012, 01:19:41 PM
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I honestly don't know what you all are hearing. To me, this sounds absolutely horrible. Bono sounds raspy and thin, and well out of his range.

I think you need to give Bono a break here. These sound like pretty raw recordings, not intended for release. I'd like to see how many other 50+ rock stars sound great pre - production.

I'm not faulting Bono, I am questioning everyone else for gushing all over these recordings which, like I said, sound awful.

I'm not a Bono defender, but it certainly sounds like your faulting him.
Title: Re: New U2?
Post by: zootv on May 27, 2012, 01:20:39 PM
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I honestly don't know what you all are hearing. To me, this sounds absolutely horrible. Bono sounds raspy and thin, and well out of his range.

I think you need to give Bono a break here. These sound like pretty raw recordings, not intended for release. I'd like to see how many other 50+ rock stars sound great pre - production.

I'm not faulting Bono, I am questioning everyone else for gushing all over these recordings which, like I said, sound awful.

dude, it's a demo.


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Title: Re: New U2?
Post by: The Exile on May 27, 2012, 01:28:48 PM
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I honestly don't know what you all are hearing. To me, this sounds absolutely horrible. Bono sounds raspy and thin, and well out of his range.

I think you need to give Bono a break here. These sound like pretty raw recordings, not intended for release. I'd like to see how many other 50+ rock stars sound great pre - production.

I'm not faulting Bono, I am questioning everyone else for gushing all over these recordings which, like I said, sound awful.

dude, it's a demo.

Exactly, which is why it doesn't sound as great as everyone here seems to indicate. It's no big deal, I am just genuinely surprised that people whose taste I usually trust are hearing something promising. In fact, at one point I thought that surely I had downloaded the wrong files!
Title: Re: New U2?
Post by: The Exile on May 27, 2012, 01:30:48 PM
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I honestly don't know what you all are hearing. To me, this sounds absolutely horrible. Bono sounds raspy and thin, and well out of his range.

I think you need to give Bono a break here. These sound like pretty raw recordings, not intended for release. I'd like to see how many other 50+ rock stars sound great pre - production.

I'm not faulting Bono, I am questioning everyone else for gushing all over these recordings which, like I said, sound awful.

I'm not a Bono defender, but it certainly sounds like your faulting him.

If you weren't a "Bono defender," then you wouldn't care if I am faulting him.

PS - We don't need to pursue this, but like I said I am just surprised that these clips are getting the positive response they are, that's all.
Title: Re: New U2?
Post by: zootv on May 27, 2012, 01:36:04 PM
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I honestly don't know what you all are hearing. To me, this sounds absolutely horrible. Bono sounds raspy and thin, and well out of his range.

I think you need to give Bono a break here. These sound like pretty raw recordings, not intended for release. I'd like to see how many other 50+ rock stars sound great pre - production.

I'm not faulting Bono, I am questioning everyone else for gushing all over these recordings which, like I said, sound awful.

I'm not a Bono defender, but it certainly sounds like your faulting him.

If you weren't a "Bono defender," then you wouldn't care if I am faulting him.

PS - We don't need to pursue this, but like I said I am just surprised that these clips are getting the positive response they are, that's all.


 I suppose it was just me stating the obvious as far as your critique of the clips were concerned. They are what they are and really shouldn't be held up to too much scrutiny
Title: Re: New U2?
Post by: satellitedog01 on May 27, 2012, 02:09:51 PM
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That's not who Bono is up against...
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Nor did he ask for a break.

What are you talking about?

The defense based on his age, and that U2 wants to compete with a generation 20 years younger than themselves.
Title: Re: New U2?
Post by: zootv on May 27, 2012, 02:21:20 PM
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That's not who Bono is up against...
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Nor did he ask for a break.

What are you talking about?

The defense based on his age, and that U2 wants to compete with a generation 20 years younger than themselves.


I was just making the point that those clips shouldn't be harshly criticized. Whether you feel its a valid excuse or not, Bono is over 50 and is in need of some help in terms of production for his voice. I was not referencing the fact that they want to compete with younger bands in any way.
Title: Re: New U2?
Post by: eddyjedi on May 27, 2012, 02:22:32 PM
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I honestly don't know what you all are hearing. To me, this sounds absolutely horrible. Bono sounds raspy and thin, and well out of his range.

I think you need to give Bono a break here. These sound like pretty raw recordings, not intended for release. I'd like to see how many other 50+ rock stars sound great pre - production.

I'm not faulting Bono, I am questioning everyone else for gushing all over these recordings which, like I said, sound awful.

I'm not a Bono defender, but it certainly sounds like your faulting him.

If you weren't a "Bono defender," then you wouldn't care if I am faulting him.

PS - We don't need to pursue this, but like I said I am just surprised that these clips are getting the positive response they are, that's all.

Why do you find them so awful though? I think there's a lot of promise in there, personally. But would be interesting to know what you find so bad ;)
Title: Re: New U2?
Post by: satellitedog01 on May 27, 2012, 02:31:10 PM
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That's not who Bono is up against...
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Nor did he ask for a break.

What are you talking about?

The defense based on his age, and that U2 wants to compete with a generation 20 years younger than themselves.


I was just making the point that those clips shouldn't be harshly criticized. Whether you feel its a valid excuse or not, Bono is over 50 and is in need of some help in terms of production for his voice. I was not referencing the fact that they want to compete with younger bands in any way.

It's cool, I just find age a bad excuse for a rock star.
Title: Re: New U2?
Post by: zootv on May 27, 2012, 02:34:42 PM
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That's not who Bono is up against...
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Nor did he ask for a break.

What are you talking about?

The defense based on his age, and that U2 wants to compete with a generation 20 years younger than themselves.


I was just making the point that those clips shouldn't be harshly criticized. Whether you feel its a valid excuse or not, Bono is over 50 and is in need of some help in terms of production for his voice. I was not referencing the fact that they want to compete with younger bands in any way.

It's cool, I just find age a bad excuse for a rock star.

As do I but in terms of his voice, it is what it is.
Title: Re: New U2?
Post by: satellitedog01 on May 27, 2012, 03:51:11 PM
A couple of sketches.
Title: Re: New U2?
Post by: Babyface1411 on May 27, 2012, 04:12:09 PM
Here's a video of Danger Mouse talking about U2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLhk3nUa918
Title: Re: New U2?
Post by: Droo on May 27, 2012, 04:53:14 PM
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I honestly don't know what you all are hearing. To me, this sounds absolutely horrible. Bono sounds raspy and thin, and well out of his range.

I think you need to give Bono a break here. These sound like pretty raw recordings, not intended for release. I'd like to see how many other 50+ rock stars sound great pre - production.

I'm not faulting Bono, I am questioning everyone else for gushing all over these recordings which, like I said, sound awful.

dude, it's a demo.


+ 1

+2

We all know these songs will go through about 270 revisions before they're finished.
Title: Re: New U2?
Post by: The Exile on May 27, 2012, 05:49:45 PM
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I honestly don't know what you all are hearing. To me, this sounds absolutely horrible. Bono sounds raspy and thin, and well out of his range.

I think you need to give Bono a break here. These sound like pretty raw recordings, not intended for release. I'd like to see how many other 50+ rock stars sound great pre - production.

I'm not faulting Bono, I am questioning everyone else for gushing all over these recordings which, like I said, sound awful.

I'm not a Bono defender, but it certainly sounds like your faulting him.

If you weren't a "Bono defender," then you wouldn't care if I am faulting him.

PS - We don't need to pursue this, but like I said I am just surprised that these clips are getting the positive response they are, that's all.

Why do you find them so awful though? I think there's a lot of promise in there, personally. But would be interesting to know what you find so bad ;)

As many of you know, I'm all about vocals. That's why I have always loved Kite, even though I don't think the lyrics are all that remarkable. And as many of you also know, I have been pleading for Bono to stop singing so out of his range. And it's just that these clips demonstrate what has frustrated me about Bono for so long.

But so what? If they're real, and if U2 is actually working on something new, then I will be first in line to buy like I have been for years.
Title: Re: New U2?
Post by: Boom Cha! on May 27, 2012, 11:59:42 PM
These demos sound decent, but I don't see a reason to claim them as something incredible yet.

Although I do like Edge's twangy guitar thingy in the first demo.
Title: Re: New U2?
Post by: goldtoad on May 28, 2012, 08:12:48 PM
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Here's a video of Danger Mouse talking about U2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLhk3nUa918

Thanks for posting. It was good to actually hear Danger Mouse confirming he is working with U2.
His "it's been going on for a little while" comment is especially encouraging.
Title: Re: New U2?
Post by: paddyattitude on May 29, 2012, 01:42:57 AM
By reading this thread (among others) i think i am safe to say that you have finally succeeded!!
Yes they have succeeded in reaching a younger audience, a very young audience, almost child-like...
Title: Re: New U2?
Post by: satellitedog01 on May 29, 2012, 02:09:56 AM
:-))))
Title: Re: New U2?
Post by: JamietheEdgefan on May 29, 2012, 06:04:28 AM
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Here's a video of Danger Mouse talking about U2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLhk3nUa918

His "it's been going on for a little while" comment is especially encouraging.

There we have it. Danger mouse isn't producing the next album. He's simply working on remixes of 'In a little while'.
Title: Re: New U2?
Post by: Miami66 on May 29, 2012, 06:55:26 AM
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Here's a video of Danger Mouse talking about U2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLhk3nUa918

His "it's been going on for a little while" comment is especially encouraging.

There we have it. Danger mouse isn't producing the next album. He's simply working on remixes of 'In a little while'.

;D Jamie's takin the mince
Title: Re: New U2?
Post by: JamietheEdgefan on May 29, 2012, 07:00:38 AM
 ;)
Title: Re: New U2?
Post by: The Grave on May 29, 2012, 07:44:36 AM
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Here's a video of Danger Mouse talking about U2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLhk3nUa918

His "it's been going on for a little while" comment is especially encouraging.

There we have it. Danger mouse isn't producing the next album. He's simply working on remixes of 'In a little while'.
thank gawd
Title: Re: New U2?
Post by: singnomore on May 29, 2012, 08:42:22 AM
Wonder if he will pass on his hairstyling tips to Edge?
Title: Re: New U2?
Post by: mdmomof7 on May 29, 2012, 11:15:33 AM
Why can't Danger Mouse say? Should we view that as good or bad?
Title: Re: New U2?
Post by: satellitedog01 on May 29, 2012, 11:28:18 AM
Bono has an exclusive contract with Universal to drive up expectations concerning any and all possible future U2 releases.
Title: Re: New U2?
Post by: mdmomof7 on May 29, 2012, 11:33:57 AM
And, by extension, this includes Danger Mouse?
Title: Re: New U2?
Post by: mattressjedi on May 29, 2012, 12:09:21 PM
Maybe he signed an NDA(non-disclosure agreement)? They are common in the entertainment industry(specially movie).

Title: Re: New U2?
Post by: satellitedog01 on May 29, 2012, 01:47:24 PM
Wow, maybe U2 are working on a multimedia project, or a full on movie project this time...
Title: Re: New U2?
Post by: paddyattitude on May 29, 2012, 02:57:16 PM
yeah and Bono is playing Bono i heard. still asking himself if he is up for the job...
Title: Re: New U2?
Post by: satellitedog01 on May 29, 2012, 03:05:28 PM
He never gets it. :-)
Title: Re: New U2?
Post by: mattressjedi on May 30, 2012, 11:18:55 AM
I would love a U2 comedy. Not enough humor comes across with this band.


These new clips are nothing more than interesting doodles. Interesting, but not songs. His voice does sound great but he'll never sustain that range on tour.
Title: Re: New U2?
Post by: spooked1oo on May 30, 2012, 11:57:00 AM
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I would love a U2 comedy. Not enough humor comes across with this band.


These new clips are nothing more than interesting doodles. Interesting, but not songs. His voice does sound great but he'll never sustain that range on tour.

If you want a comedy, have Bono try and sing Lemon on the next tour (the right way).
Title: Re: New U2?
Post by: JamietheEdgefan on May 30, 2012, 02:47:28 PM
What if Bono and Edge swapped their vocals for Lemon? It wouldn't be the same, but it could work... might be worth a shot! Plus, it's a chance for Edge to take the lead, which i think hasn't happened since popmart.
Title: Re: New U2?
Post by: wrldchamps04 on June 01, 2012, 12:39:26 PM
the first clip is pretty good....the second one sounds like it could be phenomenal.........
Title: Re: New U2?
Post by: whitewave on June 02, 2012, 10:16:31 AM
They sound decent. Interesting choice of potential song titles.
Title: Re: New U2?
Post by: Aqua on June 04, 2012, 09:57:40 PM
Anyone think they might be the same song?
Title: Re: New U2?
Post by: Miami66 on June 06, 2012, 07:22:22 AM
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Anyone think they might be the same song?

Yup
Title: Re: New U2?
Post by: Kurukira on June 06, 2012, 09:13:25 AM
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I would love a U2 comedy. Not enough humor comes across with this band.


These new clips are nothing more than interesting doodles. Interesting, but not songs. His voice does sound great but he'll never sustain that range on tour.

If you want a comedy, have Bono try and sing Lemon on the next tour (the right way).

I love that song, but I know what you mean, Spooked, LOL!
Title: Re: New U2?
Post by: spooked1oo on June 06, 2012, 11:58:45 AM
Let's just hope U2 doesn't decide to follow Muse's new direction...

http://m.youtube.com/?reload=7&rdm=m4vdvn56g#/watch?v=IqFZGnfMLMw
Title: Re: New U2?
Post by: Shesgonnadreamoutloud on June 06, 2012, 12:46:13 PM
I'm just praying that they don't go all mainstream pop on us :P
Title: Re: New U2?
Post by: JamietheEdgefan on June 06, 2012, 02:16:50 PM
Shame to see Muse doing dubstep. They said they were gonna do something new for this album, and even if it's new for them, dubstep's been done so much nowadays, that it's no longer interesting to me... plus it reeks of 'jumping on the bandwagon'. But it's a tiny preview, i'll reserve judgement until at least the first single!
I couldn't see Edge doing something similar though, sounds too 'rough' for u2 (and i like to think they'd be a little more trend-defying!)...