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Title: The first single of SOE is...
Post by: monopoly on May 15, 2017, 02:00:51 AM
The best thing... really??? Little things is so much better...
https://www.irishtimes.com/news/world/us/bono-says-u2-s-next-single-inspired-by-eamon-dunphy-1.3083419?mode=amp
Title: Re: The first single of SOE is...
Post by: monopoly on May 15, 2017, 02:02:32 AM
He also said the single may not be released until next year...
Title: Re: The first single of SOE is...
Post by: Chargedvt on May 15, 2017, 02:07:30 AM
Bono not quoted as saying that.
But we're sure to hear more shortly.
But if true that's pretty sh**.
Title: Re: The first single of SOE is...
Post by: monopoly on May 15, 2017, 02:13:14 AM
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Bono not quoted as saying that.
But we're sure to hear more shortly.
But if true that's pretty sh**.

The article quotes bono
Title: Re: The first single of SOE is...
Post by: JFW on May 15, 2017, 02:25:35 AM
No single until next year. No album until next year.

Why oh why should they wait. I thought it would be PERFECT to bring those things soon during/after the tour. They're popular during that time - more sales
Title: Re: The first single of SOE is...
Post by: an tha on May 15, 2017, 03:55:02 AM
Edge criticised the lack of a protest voice from within the music world to the political changes of the last 12-18 months, saying:

“Music has been very muted in its response. The only connect and the only response to what is happening is coming from the women’s movement — they have the vision and they’re doing important grass-roots work”.


Here's an idea, Edge...instead of u2 writing stuff like 'you're the best thing about me' how about writing some hard hitting songs that 'respond' or provide some commentary/protest about whatever it is you are supposedly pi**ed off about...
Title: Re: The first single of SOE is...
Post by: lucas.homem on May 15, 2017, 04:01:19 AM
Knowing U2, "The Best Thing" might be a completely different song from what we've heard in that collab with Kygo.

But next year? Here we go.
Title: Re: The first single of SOE is...
Post by: Vox on May 15, 2017, 06:42:50 AM
"Bono also revealed that their next single - which may not be released until next year..."

That sounds about right.  Based on their history, if they work on something and then let it sit for months, they rarely go back to it, because they don't find it relevant anymore.  For a recent example, Songs of Innocence was "70% complete" when the I-E Tour began.  The world continues to change faster and faster.  And so we inch closer and closer to the frighteningly accurate "Jick Algorithm." 
Title: Re: The first single of SOE is...
Post by: WookieeWarrior10 on May 15, 2017, 07:00:44 AM
There's no real substance here, The Irish Times know no more than we do.
Title: Re: The first single of SOE is...
Post by: WookieeWarrior10 on May 15, 2017, 07:01:50 AM
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Knowing U2, "The Best Thing" might be a completely different song from what we've heard in that collab with Kygo.

But next year? Here we go.
It doesn't really matter how different the instrumentation if those lyrics are the same.
Title: Re: The first single of SOE is...
Post by: Daniel94 on May 15, 2017, 07:38:03 AM
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Edge criticised the lack of a protest voice from within the music world to the political changes of the last 12-18 months, saying:

“Music has been very muted in its response. The only connect and the only response to what is happening is coming from the women’s movement — they have the vision and they’re doing important grass-roots work”.


Here's an idea, Edge...instead of u2 writing stuff like 'you're the best thing about me' how about writing some hard hitting songs that 'respond' or provide some commentary/protest about whatever it is you are supposedly pi**ed off about...

Yea seriously. The Best Thing as the first single makes zero sense given these comments. Moreover, the lyrics are in general some of the worst Bono has ever written.

I really hope this doesn't turn out to be the case.
Title: Re: The first single of SOE is...
Post by: mcpaulson22 on May 15, 2017, 07:59:24 AM
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Knowing U2, "The Best Thing" might be a completely different song from what we've heard in that collab with Kygo.

But next year? Here we go.
It doesn't really matter how different the instrumentation if those lyrics are the same.

I think we shouldn't count the chickens before they hatch. Take this news like a grain of salt and see what happens. If "The Best Thing" happens to be their first single, then so be it. No one has heard the studio version so it is likely it could be much better than we think.
Title: Re: The first single of SOE is...
Post by: u2live on May 15, 2017, 08:41:53 AM
I feel TRUMP's victory gave U2 amo to put forth some guitar driven songs with some energy but I don't feel like it will go that way.  The only celebrities cashing in on TRUMP are comedians who have been handed a gold mine of material
Title: Re: The first single of SOE is...
Post by: monopoly on May 15, 2017, 10:33:19 AM
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Knowing U2, "The Best Thing" might be a completely different song from what we've heard in that collab with Kygo.

But next year? Here we go.
It doesn't really matter how different the instrumentation if those lyrics are the same.

I think we shouldn't count the chickens before they hatch. Take this news like a grain of salt and see what happens. If "The Best Thing" happens to be their first single, then so be it. No one has heard the studio version so it is likely it could be much better than we think.

If they haven't made any changes, I'm pretty sure the bono beach house clips were the studio version. Not the kygo performance one, that's definitely a remix
Title: Re: The first single of SOE is...
Post by: PieBlaCon on May 15, 2017, 10:59:03 AM
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Edge criticised the lack of a protest voice from within the music world to the political changes of the last 12-18 months, saying:

“Music has been very muted in its response. The only connect and the only response to what is happening is coming from the women’s movement — they have the vision and they’re doing important grass-roots work”.


Here's an idea, Edge...instead of u2 writing stuff like 'you're the best thing about me' how about writing some hard hitting songs that 'respond' or provide some commentary/protest about whatever it is you are supposedly pi**ed off about...

What are you on about? The Edge is on fire! He's written 500 political protest songs just in the last week. The band has a new energy about them. The album will be delayed a bit, yes, but it will be very timely...
Title: Re: The first single of SOE is...
Post by: tigerfan41 on May 15, 2017, 11:03:31 AM
Did Bono even say next year? I don't see a direct quote from him stating "the single won't be released til next year." It seems more like speculation by the press.

In any event, the single usually comes before the album, so if they're going to release SoE this year as they promised in the X-Mas video, that single needs to be out this fall.

Also, why release that single yet play a totally different new song at the concerts? Wouldn't it make more sense to release TLTTGYA as a single?
Title: Re: The first single of SOE is...
Post by: an tha on May 15, 2017, 11:18:38 AM
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Edge criticised the lack of a protest voice from within the music world to the political changes of the last 12-18 months, saying:

“Music has been very muted in its response. The only connect and the only response to what is happening is coming from the women’s movement — they have the vision and they’re doing important grass-roots work”.


Here's an idea, Edge...instead of u2 writing stuff like 'you're the best thing about me' how about writing some hard hitting songs that 'respond' or provide some commentary/protest about whatever it is you are supposedly pi**ed off about...

What are you on about? The Edge is on fire! He's written 500 political protest songs just in the last week. The band has a new energy about them. The album will be delayed a bit, yes, but it will be very timely...

Ah thats me told then!! I shouldn't have doubted them...
Title: Re: The first single of SOE is...
Post by: georgemccauley on May 15, 2017, 01:54:52 PM
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Knowing U2, "The Best Thing" might be a completely different song from what we've heard in that collab with Kygo.

But next year? Here we go.

The chances of this are pretty much certain. If this version is on the album, then the only album they could release is a full on 4/4 dance album. This was the kygo remix and the album version will be a mix between pop/rock
Title: Re: The first single of SOE is...
Post by: miryclay on May 15, 2017, 02:27:40 PM
Why even bother with these quotes folks.
Title: Re: The first single of SOE is...
Post by: codeguy on May 15, 2017, 09:42:58 PM
As an Irish person, I am more concerned with Eamonn Dunphy getting any credit than with the ineptitude of the song. Post-Achtung Baby U2 lead singles tend to be weaker than the album they represent (Discotheque, GOYB, Beautiful Day, The Miracle) but Eamonn Dunphy is the greatest a$$#0*e in history.
Title: Re: The first single of SOE is...
Post by: RunningtoStandstill (The League of Extraordinary BonoPeople) on May 15, 2017, 10:36:38 PM
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Edge criticised the lack of a protest voice from within the music world to the political changes of the last 12-18 months, saying:

“Music has been very muted in its response. The only connect and the only response to what is happening is coming from the women’s movement — they have the vision and they’re doing important grass-roots work”.


Here's an idea, Edge...instead of u2 writing stuff like 'you're the best thing about me' how about writing some hard hitting songs that 'respond' or provide some commentary/protest about whatever it is you are supposedly pi**ed off about...

U2 don't write protest songs. Never have, never will. Hell, War was explicitly an anti-protest song album. They've always been a fan of the longer term methods of change (and damn is their track record good), and this reflects in the music. Doesn't mean there shouldn't be any, but that's the job for the young bands, not U2. Their job is and has always been to lift us up, give us hope, and inspire us to go be the change we want to see in the world.
Title: Re: The first single of SOE is...
Post by: BONO31 on May 16, 2017, 03:08:52 AM
"The Best Thing" and "The Little Things" are masterpieces!
"Songs of Experience" will be their Best album since "Pop", I'm sure.
Title: Re: The first single of SOE is...
Post by: JFW on May 16, 2017, 05:00:16 AM
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"The Best Ting" and "The Little Things" are masterpieces!
"Songs of Experience" will be their Best album since "Pop", I'm sure.
There could be very good material!

"SOE being born" clip on intagram
"Broken pedal" in the Fender clip

Really looking forward to that song (Bono hadn't sing like that before)
Title: Re: The first single of SOE is...
Post by: dwaltman on May 16, 2017, 06:25:56 PM
So some songs have been rewritten to reflect the the changing political landscape and so far we have The Best and Little Things.   


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Title: Re: The first single of SOE is...
Post by: Jono on May 16, 2017, 06:36:42 PM
I will say, I am not sure what Best Thing will end up sounding like, but that hook got me.
It runs threw my head every time I try to get the melody of TLTTGYA (first time typing that), Best Thing seems to always win!

As far as which song is better, need to wait for the released version, for me anyway.
Title: Re: The first single of SOE is...
Post by: lucas.homem on May 16, 2017, 06:40:13 PM
I liked the melody of the verses of Best Thing and keep liking it. As long as they rework that chorus, the tune is fine for me.

Of course, I expect more instrumental action in the studio version.
Title: Re: The first single of SOE is...
Post by: georgemccauley on May 16, 2017, 06:44:55 PM
I guess Bono just simply cannot be trusted!!
Title: Re: The first single of SOE is...
Post by: Bmoney on May 16, 2017, 08:11:08 PM
What a joke. I love U2's music, and imo they're they greatest band on the planet, but all of this 'blame everything on Trump' stuff is getting old fast. If the album is ready, it's ready. A politician being elected that they didn't like because it was popular to hate on him isn't a reason to delay an album.
Title: Re: The first single of SOE is...
Post by: THRILLHO on May 16, 2017, 08:55:31 PM
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I guess Bono just simply cannot be trusted!!

yea. welcome to being a U2 fan.
Title: Re: The first single of SOE is...
Post by: Rasmus on May 17, 2017, 01:08:33 AM
If this is true it might be the final nail in the coffin for the relationship between me and U2.
Title: Re: The first single of SOE is...
Post by: BONO31 on May 17, 2017, 01:29:31 AM
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If this is true it might be the final nail in the coffin for the relationship between me and U2.
Hang on, "Songs of Experience" will be out before the end of the year, and it will be exactly what it is supposed to be: a masterpiece!
Title: Re: The first single of SOE is...
Post by: miamiborne on May 17, 2017, 03:07:09 PM
I personally really like this song, and think it will be polished/mixed to completion and sound fantastic!  The little things is a great song too, and my expectations for SOE has gone upward. 
Title: Re: The first single of SOE is...
Post by: MattD on May 17, 2017, 03:22:38 PM
Oh dear god no.

What an abject embarrassment of a song.
Title: Re: The first single of SOE is...
Post by: jjcruiser on May 17, 2017, 03:26:31 PM
I don't understand how people can be convinced about SOE as a great or terrible album when at most you've only heard a few songs, none of them in finished studio form.  I for one had my impression of Pop radically altered post album by single and live versions, and that was an actual released album.
Title: Re: The first single of SOE is...
Post by: mc on May 17, 2017, 03:32:51 PM
I think that the impact of SOE could be severely affected if U2 keep letting songs slip out.
Most of us have played 'best thing' and 'the little things' many times now and I think it spoils the flow of a new album when you are familiar with some tracks. Might even be tempted to skip them. Hurry up and release SOE!
Title: Re: The first single of SOE is...
Post by: THRILLHO on May 17, 2017, 04:01:49 PM
if we'd have heard the hong kong mixes of Pop then gotten the Pop album we'd have been in for a shock. some a good shock some a bad shock.
Title: Re: The first single of SOE is...
Post by: morph on May 19, 2017, 12:29:13 PM
I don't mind going against the wind and saying... I love this song! Can't wait to hear the final version.
Title: Re: The first single of SOE is...
Post by: Smee on May 19, 2017, 01:03:13 PM
If The Best thing IS the proposed next single...then i have no objection to the band never releasing it all. I think its yet another sub par offering from the band. Id be hacked off if it has got a space on the new album. SO much for the next album being in the same vein as Zooropa :'(
Title: Re: The first single of SOE is...
Post by: Smee on May 19, 2017, 01:05:22 PM
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Edge criticised the lack of a protest voice from within the music world to the political changes of the last 12-18 months, saying:

“Music has been very muted in its response. The only connect and the only response to what is happening is coming from the women’s movement — they have the vision and they’re doing important grass-roots work”.


Here's an idea, Edge...instead of u2 writing stuff like 'you're the best thing about me' how about writing some hard hitting songs that 'respond' or provide some commentary/protest about whatever it is you are supposedly pi**ed off about...
[/b]

Off all the posts ever posted on this forum, this exactly hits the nail on the head
Title: Re: The first single of SOE is...
Post by: zoo adam on May 19, 2017, 01:10:44 PM
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If The Best thing IS the proposed next single...then i have no objection to the band never releasing it all. I think its yet another sub par offering from the band. Id be hacked off if it has got a space on the new album. SO much for the next album being in the same vein as Zooropa :'(

Was 'Boots' supposed to be a return to U2 attempting experimentation ? It was certainly different to the other noughties songs.

Be careful what you wish for.
Title: Re: The first single of SOE is...
Post by: This Dave on May 19, 2017, 01:15:24 PM
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No single until next year. No album until next year.

Why oh why should they wait. I thought it would be PERFECT to bring those things soon during/after the tour. They're popular during that time - more sales

Anyone surprised by this must be new around here.

They had to delay the album next year becuase they have so much new material ready to go and Edge is on fire.  Makes sense, no?
Title: Re: The first single of SOE is...
Post by: zoo adam on May 19, 2017, 01:20:51 PM
I just hope the album gap isn't longer than the usual 5 years.

The previous album gaps were long enough, now there is TJT tour to take into account. Which is a new factor. The tour won't stop if the demand is there.
Title: Re: The first single of SOE is...
Post by: zoo adam on May 19, 2017, 01:35:10 PM
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The best thing... really??? Little things is so much better...
https://www.irishtimes.com/news/world/us/bono-says-u2-s-next-single-inspired-by-eamon-dunphy-1.3083419?mode=amp

Are either of these songs about American politics ? Thought not.
Title: Re: The first single of SOE is...
Post by: This Dave on May 19, 2017, 01:52:16 PM
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Knowing U2, "The Best Thing" might be a completely different song from what we've heard in that collab with Kygo.

But next year? Here we go.

The chances of this are pretty much certain. If this version is on the album, then the only album they could release is a full on 4/4 dance album. This was the kygo remix and the album version will be a mix between pop/rock

I hope to god that it isn't the version we heard coming out of Bono's beach house windows.  That was a piece of LiteFM schlock.  At least the Kygo version was SOMETHING, instead of some big puff ball of nothing.
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Post by: This Dave on May 19, 2017, 01:54:52 PM
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Edge criticised the lack of a protest voice from within the music world to the political changes of the last 12-18 months, saying:

“Music has been very muted in its response. The only connect and the only response to what is happening is coming from the women’s movement — they have the vision and they’re doing important grass-roots work”.


Here's an idea, Edge...instead of u2 writing stuff like 'you're the best thing about me' how about writing some hard hitting songs that 'respond' or provide some commentary/protest about whatever it is you are supposedly pi**ed off about...
[/b]

Off all the posts ever posted on this forum, this exactly hits the nail on the head

Because the song "More Refugees In Your Town But Not Behind My Gated Walls" isn't going to sit well with people.
Title: Re: The first single of SOE is...
Post by: This Dave on May 19, 2017, 01:56:28 PM
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If The Best thing IS the proposed next single...then i have no objection to the band never releasing it all. I think its yet another sub par offering from the band. Id be hacked off if it has got a space on the new album. SO much for the next album being in the same vein as Zooropa :'(

Was 'Boots' supposed to be a return to U2 attempting experimentation ? It was certainly different to the other noughties songs.

Be careful what you wish for.

The only experiment they were conducting with "Boots" is "Can we get people to not notice we are releasing Vertigo again?"
Title: Re: The first single of SOE is...
Post by: georgemccauley on May 19, 2017, 01:58:57 PM
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Knowing U2, "The Best Thing" might be a completely different song from what we've heard in that collab with Kygo.

But next year? Here we go.

The chances of this are pretty much certain. If this version is on the album, then the only album they could release is a full on 4/4 dance album. This was the kygo remix and the album version will be a mix between pop/rock

I hope to god that it isn't the version we heard coming out of Bono's beach house windows.  That was a piece of LiteFM schlock.  At least the Kygo version was SOMETHING, instead of some big puff ball of nothing.

Probably an early draft of some sort, if you could hear the same tune now chances are it's drastically different. Was it a rocker or another EBW ballad?
Title: Re: The first single of SOE is...
Post by: This Dave on May 19, 2017, 02:06:58 PM
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Knowing U2, "The Best Thing" might be a completely different song from what we've heard in that collab with Kygo.

But next year? Here we go.

The chances of this are pretty much certain. If this version is on the album, then the only album they could release is a full on 4/4 dance album. This was the kygo remix and the album version will be a mix between pop/rock

I hope to god that it isn't the version we heard coming out of Bono's beach house windows.  That was a piece of LiteFM schlock.  At least the Kygo version was SOMETHING, instead of some big puff ball of nothing.

Probably an early draft of some sort, if you could hear the same tune now chances are it's drastically different. Was it a rocker or another EBW ballad?

EBW is a good example of not going all-in on a song. The way they performed it on MTV is what it should have been on the album.  If you want to do a haunting, spare song about your dead father trying to hold you back, DO IT.  Don't add in pretty pieces to make it a little more middle-of-the-road. 
Title: Re: The first single of SOE is...
Post by: lucas.homem on May 19, 2017, 02:11:37 PM
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If The Best thing IS the proposed next single...then i have no objection to the band never releasing it all. I think its yet another sub par offering from the band. Id be hacked off if it has got a space on the new album. SO much for the next album being in the same vein as Zooropa :'(

Was 'Boots' supposed to be a return to U2 attempting experimentation ? It was certainly different to the other noughties songs.

Be careful what you wish for.

The only experiment they were conducting with "Boots" is "Can we get people to not notice we are releasing Vertigo again?"

The only real resemblance between Boots and Vertigo is the riff.
Title: Re: The first single of SOE is...
Post by: This Dave on May 19, 2017, 02:13:08 PM
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If The Best thing IS the proposed next single...then i have no objection to the band never releasing it all. I think its yet another sub par offering from the band. Id be hacked off if it has got a space on the new album. SO much for the next album being in the same vein as Zooropa :'(

Was 'Boots' supposed to be a return to U2 attempting experimentation ? It was certainly different to the other noughties songs.

Be careful what you wish for.

The only experiment they were conducting with "Boots" is "Can we get people to not notice we are releasing Vertigo again?"

The only real resemblance between Boots and Vertigo is the riff.

I'm going to have to agree to disagree there.
Title: Re: The first single of SOE is...
Post by: eddyjedi on May 19, 2017, 02:16:48 PM
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If The Best thing IS the proposed next single...then i have no objection to the band never releasing it all. I think its yet another sub par offering from the band. Id be hacked off if it has got a space on the new album. SO much for the next album being in the same vein as Zooropa :'(

Was 'Boots' supposed to be a return to U2 attempting experimentation ? It was certainly different to the other noughties songs.

Be careful what you wish for.

The only experiment they were conducting with "Boots" is "Can we get people to not notice we are releasing Vertigo again?"

The only real resemblance between Boots and Vertigo is the riff.

I'm going to have to agree to disagree there.

For starters vertigo is a good song Boots is utter gash.
Title: Re: The first single of SOE is...
Post by: georgemccauley on May 19, 2017, 02:20:44 PM
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Knowing U2, "The Best Thing" might be a completely different song from what we've heard in that collab with Kygo.

But next year? Here we go.

The chances of this are pretty much certain. If this version is on the album, then the only album they could release is a full on 4/4 dance album. This was the kygo remix and the album version will be a mix between pop/rock

I hope to god that it isn't the version we heard coming out of Bono's beach house windows.  That was a piece of LiteFM schlock.  At least the Kygo version was SOMETHING, instead of some big puff ball of nothing.

Probably an early draft of some sort, if you could hear the same tune now chances are it's drastically different. Was it a rocker or another EBW ballad?

EBW is a good example of not going all-in on a song. The way they performed it on MTV is what it should have been on the album.  If you want to do a haunting, spare song about your dead father trying to hold you back, DO IT.  Don't add in pretty pieces to make it a little more middle-of-the-road.

I agree, but I think we are long overdue another rocker from U2. Ever since boots we've had really poor attempts at trying to write timeless pop songs. Let's whack out the guitar and delay again Edge and give us some powerful riffs and melodies for SOE
Title: Re: The first single of SOE is...
Post by: trevgreg on May 19, 2017, 02:21:52 PM
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For starters vertigo is a good song Boots is utter gash.

That's one for sure.

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The only real resemblance between Boots and Vertigo is the riff.

The only real resemblance between Boots and Vertigo is that both have a prominent guitar riff... which, of course, gives the song no hipster street cred amongst the "ambient-only or bust" crowd, but what can you do?
Title: Re: The first single of SOE is...
Post by: This Dave on May 19, 2017, 02:37:23 PM
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Knowing U2, "The Best Thing" might be a completely different song from what we've heard in that collab with Kygo.

But next year? Here we go.

The chances of this are pretty much certain. If this version is on the album, then the only album they could release is a full on 4/4 dance album. This was the kygo remix and the album version will be a mix between pop/rock

I hope to god that it isn't the version we heard coming out of Bono's beach house windows.  That was a piece of LiteFM schlock.  At least the Kygo version was SOMETHING, instead of some big puff ball of nothing.

Probably an early draft of some sort, if you could hear the same tune now chances are it's drastically different. Was it a rocker or another EBW ballad?

EBW is a good example of not going all-in on a song. The way they performed it on MTV is what it should have been on the album.  If you want to do a haunting, spare song about your dead father trying to hold you back, DO IT.  Don't add in pretty pieces to make it a little more middle-of-the-road.

I agree, but I think we are long overdue another rocker from U2. Ever since boots we've had really poor attempts at trying to write timeless pop songs. Let's whack out the guitar and delay again Edge and give us some powerful riffs and melodies for SOE

But what is a "rocker" from U2? If a "rocker" has to be Edge with a buzzsaw guitar and Bono shouting "Yeah Yeah" or some such...did U2 ever have a rocker in the 80's? Was SBS a rocker? Was Streets? Was Pride? Imagine that.... Imagine them trying to do something driving and anthemic that wasn't "Yeah yeah yeah rock and roll yeah yeah!". Something that might even have what you'd consider intellectual lyrics and references?
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Post by: WookieeWarrior10 on May 19, 2017, 04:18:28 PM
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If The Best thing IS the proposed next single...then i have no objection to the band never releasing it all. I think its yet another sub par offering from the band. Id be hacked off if it has got a space on the new album. SO much for the next album being in the same vein as Zooropa :'(

Was 'Boots' supposed to be a return to U2 attempting experimentation ? It was certainly different to the other noughties songs.

Be careful what you wish for.
It's still better for U2 to experiment than rehash the same concepts repeatedly with each given album.
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Post by: Pouakai on May 21, 2017, 02:47:23 AM
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But what is a "rocker" from U2? If a "rocker" has to be Edge with a buzzsaw guitar and Bono shouting "Yeah Yeah" or some such...did U2 ever have a rocker in the 80's? Was SBS a rocker? Was Streets? Was Pride? Imagine that.... Imagine them trying to do something driving and anthemic that wasn't "Yeah yeah yeah rock and roll yeah yeah!". Something that might even have what you'd consider intellectual lyrics and references?
I Will Follow? Like a Song...? Out of Control? New Year's Day? I can think of plenty that I'd count as a rocker, though probably not the ones they're best known for, and none that have been decent for a fair while (maybe Beautiful Day at a stretch, Vertigo definitely counts)
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Post by: OnlyU2 on May 21, 2017, 08:24:28 AM
I just listened to Kygo,  You're the best thing about me, and I almost feel guilty to say that I don't like the song.  I don't know how much different the album version will be, but that version concerns me.
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Post by: georgemccauley on May 21, 2017, 08:54:43 AM
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But what is a "rocker" from U2? If a "rocker" has to be Edge with a buzzsaw guitar and Bono shouting "Yeah Yeah" or some such...did U2 ever have a rocker in the 80's? Was SBS a rocker? Was Streets? Was Pride? Imagine that.... Imagine them trying to do something driving and anthemic that wasn't "Yeah yeah yeah rock and roll yeah yeah!". Something that might even have what you'd consider intellectual lyrics and references?
I Will Follow? Like a Song...? Out of Control? New Year's Day? I can think of plenty that I'd count as a rocker, though probably not the ones they're best known for, and none that have been decent for a fair while (maybe Beautiful Day at a stretch, Vertigo definitely counts)

Yes, all of those. Even songs like Crumbs from Your Table, City Of Blinding Lights.

Get on Your Boots was their last rocker tune, slightly concerning that "The Miracle" was their best attempt at another one. SOE needs to deliver with another big tune or it could be curtains
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Post by: BONO31 on May 21, 2017, 09:03:13 AM
I just find that on youtube, Eamon Dunphy speaks about the new U2 song:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eIdAanXFDTY
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Post by: This Dave on May 21, 2017, 03:28:11 PM
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But what is a "rocker" from U2? If a "rocker" has to be Edge with a buzzsaw guitar and Bono shouting "Yeah Yeah" or some such...did U2 ever have a rocker in the 80's? Was SBS a rocker? Was Streets? Was Pride? Imagine that.... Imagine them trying to do something driving and anthemic that wasn't "Yeah yeah yeah rock and roll yeah yeah!". Something that might even have what you'd consider intellectual lyrics and references?
I Will Follow? Like a Song...? Out of Control? New Year's Day? I can think of plenty that I'd count as a rocker, though probably not the ones they're best known for, and none that have been decent for a fair while (maybe Beautiful Day at a stretch, Vertigo definitely counts)

I agree with all of these. My point is that, except for Vertigo, if Bono says something is a "rocker" in the last 10+ years, it's not going to be anything so unique as those sounds. It's going to be edge with a buzzsaw guitar and a lot of Bono shouting. It's like some old man from 1979's attitude of what he thinks "The kids and their rock and roll music" sounds like, coming from the last person on earth who should think that way.
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Post by: mc on May 21, 2017, 04:11:19 PM
I dislike all the 'rocker' tunes. I skip Miracle. Boots reminds me of Austin Powers for some reason. Cant stand All because of you because its 'up n down' and out of tune and mentions a tortoise. Vertigo is just about bare-able apart from the silly 'aye aye captain'
Please get back to serious songs like all of the JT and before and most of AB and Zooropa
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Post by: lucas.homem on May 21, 2017, 04:55:07 PM
Tortoises are beautiful animals.
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Post by: bass slap on May 21, 2017, 05:26:01 PM
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I dislike all the 'rocker' tunes. I skip Miracle. Boots reminds me of Austin Powers for some reason. Cant stand All because of you because its 'up n down' and out of tune and mentions a tortoise. Vertigo is just about bare-able apart from the silly 'aye aye captain'
Please get back to serious songs like all of the JT and before and most of AB and Zooropa

What's your stance on the cockatoo?

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Post by: shineinthesummernight on May 21, 2017, 05:55:01 PM
And what about the poor "dog in the street" from "Every Breaking Wave"?  Do you have something against him too?
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Post by: WookieeWarrior10 on May 21, 2017, 08:17:35 PM
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I dislike all the 'rocker' tunes. I skip Miracle. Boots reminds me of Austin Powers for some reason. Cant stand All because of you because its 'up n down' and out of tune and mentions a tortoise. Vertigo is just about bare-able apart from the silly 'aye aye captain'
Please get back to serious songs like all of the JT and before and most of AB and Zooropa
Haha, that makes lots of sense, actually! Boots sounds like a knockoff Bond theme, so if Austin Powers is your knockoff Bond film then...
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Post by: howyousawtheworld on June 26, 2017, 01:04:34 PM
sh** - just saw this. Really? Ugh.

I can only hope enough time passes between now and the album release for the guys to realise that they have to crash land this piece of sh**.
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Post by: Jono on June 26, 2017, 01:19:51 PM
Still haven't heard the finished tune for best, but I think we have with Little Things...Foxboro last night, loved the whole show, had my first family 4 pak with my wife and kids #Blessed

To be fair/critical, it does seem like they were a bit 'tired and going throught the motions', but when they finally got to play something new they LIT UP!! Little Things does surely sound very current/experience/autobiographical, but it is simply amazing live, holy crap, LOVE the song. #TheLittleThingsThatGiveYouAway1stSingle #LittleThings1stRelease

I think if they make it almost a staple to end every show, it is fair to release Little Things (even a live version as last night would be perfect...their timing as a band was not tighter on any other song and B's last note was pretty crazy!) from SOE while the JT tour is still running, right?
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Post by: Nagrom76 on June 27, 2017, 02:08:16 PM
For those asking what is a rocker from U2...one could suggest their last kick you in the throat rocker was The Fly. Vertigo and Boots were both made for radio, The Fly was made to f us all up.
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Post by: monopoly on June 27, 2017, 02:21:53 PM
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For those asking what is a rocker from U2...one could suggest their last kick you in the throat rocker was The Fly. Vertigo and Boots were both made for radio, The Fly was made to f us all up.

"Dad rock". I thought some NLOTH was pretty decent at being rock. The darker stuff ended after POP.
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Post by: Nagrom76 on June 27, 2017, 02:27:56 PM
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For those asking what is a rocker from U2...one could suggest their last kick you in the throat rocker was The Fly. Vertigo and Boots were both made for radio, The Fly was made to f us all up.

"Dad rock". I thought some NLOTH was pretty decent at being rock. The darker stuff ended after POP.

Good point -- NLOTH is a great track.