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U2 => The Band => Topic started by: ecadad on December 10, 2014, 05:50:06 PM

Title: Who's your favorite band member? (poll)
Post by: ecadad on December 10, 2014, 05:50:06 PM
Who's your favorite band member, all things considered?
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Post by: very good on January 16, 2015, 01:07:14 PM
Bono by about a million miles
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Post by: Candysroom on January 18, 2015, 02:34:05 PM
The Edge. Always, in all situations.
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Post by: So Cruel on January 20, 2015, 08:22:01 PM
Larry. By far the coolest member of U2
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Post by: Achtung Maybe on January 21, 2015, 09:19:24 PM
Damn, that's surprisingly difficult. I like all four members damn near equally, but I think I'd have to say The Edge. Guitar god and underrated singer (he should sing lead on a song or two each album, seriously) and overall a cool-headed dude. But Bono is so so close second, specifically for all those magic vocal moment times like on 'Lemon' and 'Mothers of the Disappeared' and for The Fly, Macphisto and Mirror Ball Man, how awesome.
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Post by: satellitedog on January 22, 2015, 05:17:20 AM
Adam.

Bono is great when he's not in BS mode, but he's in BS mode a lot.
The Edge is overly diplomatic most of the time, which makes him seem at best inscrutable, at worst calculatingly businesslike. He could be my fave band member were he a bit more fun.

I don't like Larry as a public figure at all. He's grumpy and seems to have a mediocre sense of humor, which prevents it being a cool grumpiness.

Adam on the other hand is well spoken, warm and likable, and he tends to offer some insight, despite being diplomatic.
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Post by: ZooClothes on January 23, 2015, 12:19:06 AM
I've wished I could sing like Bono, play guitar like Edge, be as cool as Adam and as handsome as Larry. But I'll give the nod to Edge.
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Post by: iced on January 24, 2015, 03:49:27 AM
It's generic...but Bono.
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Post by: Clarky on January 28, 2015, 09:51:33 PM
U2 would not be U2 without Bono. The Edge is right up there too of course, from a musical aspect, but Bono is the heart and soul of everything. No question about it. Love the guy, flaws and all.
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Post by: PopMofo97 on January 30, 2015, 04:14:47 AM
Bono. For his humanity.
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Post by: ChristofurReal on January 30, 2015, 09:35:02 AM
U2 wouldn't be U2 anymore if any of the 4 were to exit, but the lion's share of what makes the band soar is Bono.
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Post by: ehtaerb on January 30, 2015, 02:57:51 PM
I've loved them all at different stages of my life & I echo the individual comments made by others already.

At the moment I am going through an Adam phase. He has always been the coolest member of the band but he has become more vocal in interviews and has shown himself to be really insightful & interesting. Added to that his bass playing has really improved over the last 10yrs
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Post by: MarsGirl on February 09, 2015, 09:08:36 AM
Bono, but he's just a smidge ahead of Adam who I also love tons.

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Post by: UltravioletFry on May 11, 2018, 03:37:55 AM
Bono and then Adam. I don't really know why Adam, but there something about him that I like.
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Post by: shineinthesummernight on May 11, 2018, 04:30:31 PM
Bono.  He gives so much of himself to almost whomever does the asking.  Warm, generous, intelligent, insightful, curious.  I admire him a great deal.
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Post by: welshguy77 on May 18, 2018, 05:27:50 PM
Bono, just ahead of The Edge.
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Post by: 64ac30 on May 24, 2018, 12:08:13 AM
I wish Larry would do something more.  I would bet on him calling it quits first
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Post by: MrsZoo on June 05, 2018, 06:10:53 PM
Bono because Iím a proper Bonogirl, closely followed by The Edge. Preferably both together though because they are so funny together. Larry better not quit!
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Post by: 73October on June 06, 2018, 03:46:16 AM
Larry watches over the rest and they'd better not get up to too much. 
I like Larry in that he is very protective but comes across as gentle and unassuming.  On the SOE credits (on the inner sleeve), he does not name all his family.  He gives them all initials.   He's become a very private person.  But if you watch footage of live shows, he does at times look around the audience and kind of 'checks them out'. 
If he wasn't a drummer, he might make a good security guard.  It's his band and he defends the reputation of it and keeps his head down otherwise.