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Title: Mofo - Vertigo Tour?
Post by: an tha on October 06, 2013, 02:49:50 PM
Now I appreciate that this place is inhabited by some of U2's most dedicated fans - so excuse me if you have seen this before, I hadn't until earlier... I assume it is genuine from 2005 - but you never know with the internet!

How great would it have been if they would have played this..... As far as I know they may have, and if so I didn't know.... Maybe on the next tour....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDZT9vlOFVE



Title: Re: Mofo - Vertigo Tour?
Post by: Thunder Peel on October 06, 2013, 07:07:59 PM
That sounds pretty sweet, especially Edge's guitar. It sounds much more stripped down than the POPMart version but definitely awesome.
Title: Re: Mofo - Vertigo Tour?
Post by: Aqua on October 06, 2013, 07:38:25 PM
Haven't actually heard that one before. Love it!

Thanks.
Title: Re: Mofo - Vertigo Tour?
Post by: THRILLHO on October 06, 2013, 07:51:31 PM
Ha. What a tease. It will kill the PopTartsTM to know this came close to returning. Add this to the list with Drowning Man as songs that's almost made a comeback, or were performed for the first time live.
Title: Re: Mofo - Vertigo Tour?
Post by: Miami66 on October 06, 2013, 09:00:05 PM
That sound amazing 8)  8)
Title: Re: Mofo - Vertigo Tour?
Post by: The Exile on October 06, 2013, 09:00:28 PM
Never knew that existed, love it.
Title: Re: Mofo - Vertigo Tour?
Post by: THRILLHO on October 06, 2013, 09:08:53 PM
and yea WOW that does NOT sound like Mofo lol that's very different. NICE! anyone know the date? i'd like to see if theres a boot of the soundcheck on U2Start.com
Title: Re: Mofo - Vertigo Tour?
Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on October 06, 2013, 09:11:52 PM
Man, we were THAT close?

Awesome to know they considered it though
Title: Re: Mofo - Vertigo Tour?
Post by: singnomore on October 06, 2013, 09:42:06 PM
Never heard that before and have to say loved what I heard! Next year maybe..?
Title: Re: Mofo - Vertigo Tour?
Post by: The Exile on October 06, 2013, 10:19:28 PM
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and yea WOW that does NOT sound like Mofo lol that's very different. NICE! anyone know the date? i'd like to see if theres a boot of the soundcheck on U2Start.com

Post the link if you find it!
Title: Re: Mofo - Vertigo Tour?
Post by: THRILLHO on October 06, 2013, 10:27:18 PM
An unreleased recording of U2. Within the Vertigo Tour 2005 tour in the stretch of North America.
 
that's all the info i have to go on. jeez
Title: Re: Mofo - Vertigo Tour?
Post by: an tha on October 07, 2013, 12:36:20 AM
I thought it may have surfaced before on here!

Sounds great - does sound like edge is struggling to get the last notes of the riff out though a bit maybe thats why it never surfaced. . . Would be immense if they pull it out for the next tour like that though
Title: Re: Mofo - Vertigo Tour?
Post by: satellitedog01 on October 07, 2013, 04:06:52 AM
Eugh, I'm glad they didn't play it. This sucks more than the Discotheque they played on Vertigo. By the way, that was the guitar tone for Discotheque though, wasn't it?

It does sound like it was only an impromptu rehearsal jam though, so disaster averted...
Title: Re: Mofo - Vertigo Tour?
Post by: The Unknown Caller on October 07, 2013, 06:40:24 AM
I hadn't heard this before but I knew it was out there. IIRC, there was a period in late 2005 when they were heavily rehearsing and playing with a few songs that didn't make the cut, including 2 or 3 from Pop. This was around the point they briefly brought back "Discotheque". I could swear they rehearsed a third Pop song at the time too (Maybe Gone?) and there was apparently much speculation about a PopMart encore being brought in to rotate with the Vertigo Tour's Zoo TV encore.

This does sound great though. Could have been a monster live.
Title: Re: Mofo - Vertigo Tour?
Post by: Bads316 on October 07, 2013, 09:38:28 AM
Like most modern day U2 'rock' songs, it's seemingly exciting and fresh on a first listen and then it slowly dawns on you just how utterly naff and lazy it actually is.
Title: Re: Mofo - Vertigo Tour?
Post by: Droo on October 07, 2013, 09:51:44 AM
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I hadn't heard this before but I knew it was out there. IIRC, there was a period in late 2005 when they were heavily rehearsing and playing with a few songs that didn't make the cut, including 2 or 3 from Pop. This was around the point they briefly brought back "Discotheque". I could swear they rehearsed a third Pop song at the time too (Maybe Gone?) and there was apparently much speculation about a PopMart encore being brought in to rotate with the Vertigo Tour's Zoo TV encore.

This does sound great though. Could have been a monster live.

I haven't been able to find anything besides this Mofo soundcheck and Discotheque being rehearsed or played on Vertigo, but an article on u2gigs.com seems to indicate that Lemon and Daddy's Gonna Pay For Your Crashed Car were rehearsed: http://www.u2gigs.com/article349.html
Title: Re: Mofo - Vertigo Tour?
Post by: So Cruel on October 07, 2013, 03:31:53 PM
cool. the guitar sound is very Led Zeppelin like
Title: Re: Mofo - Vertigo Tour?
Post by: miryclay on October 07, 2013, 03:53:24 PM
It could have been at the Toronto rehearsal from 2005. The played Discotheque and I remember someone saying that the rehearsed Mofo and the Wanderer.   

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZX-Jdr8W1p8
Title: Re: Mofo - Vertigo Tour?
Post by: THRILLHO on October 07, 2013, 03:57:35 PM
from the link that Droo posted

"A fan in New York in October then reported that Bono responded to a query about Mofo with "it's coming, it's coming!", but as it failed to appear, skepticism mounted until a newspaper report confirmed that both Mofo and an unknown bluesy song were soundchecked in Atlanta on 19 November 2005."

and the YouTube video description itself was translated and reads "An unreleased recording of U2. Within the Vertigo Tour 2005 tour in the stretch of North America."
Title: Re: Mofo - Vertigo Tour?
Post by: bonofaninaustin on October 07, 2013, 10:39:21 PM
That sounded fantastic...keeping fingers crossed for next tour.
Title: Re: Mofo - Vertigo Tour?
Post by: satellitedog01 on October 08, 2013, 12:50:23 AM
Good luck with that...
Title: Re: Mofo - Vertigo Tour?
Post by: ehtaerb on October 08, 2013, 01:42:25 AM
Love it :-)