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Title: Zooropa
Post by: Lemon-Twist on April 05, 2009, 04:37:55 AM
Although I don't think this album is just as good as Pop of four years later, I still feel it is a great and underrated album
So whats your Fav Track

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Title: Re: Zooropa
Post by: Lemon-Twist on April 05, 2009, 04:39:28 AM
I'll go for Lemon(very mysterious song)
Title: Re: Zooropa
Post by: hawthorn mccadden on April 05, 2009, 04:41:10 AM
Hmmm...it's between Stay, First Time, and Dirty Day.

Gotta go with Stay. Great song...
Title: Re: Zooropa
Post by: Lemon-Twist on April 05, 2009, 04:47:59 AM
for me it was between Lemon and Stay
Lemon Wins
Title: Re: Zooropa
Post by: Crazy Tonight on April 05, 2009, 05:12:05 AM
As much as I love "The Wanderer" I must say that "Stay (Faraway, So Close!)" is the best song. Awesome all-round album too, one of my faves.
Title: Re: Zooropa
Post by: kboman on April 05, 2009, 05:20:37 AM
Lemon or Stay, voted Stay. Those are amazing songs and it's a great album too.
Title: Re: Zooropa
Post by: jick on April 05, 2009, 05:22:00 AM
Stay (Faraway, So Close!) has got to be one of the most beautiful U2 songs ever written.  I voted for Babyface though since it is also a sentimental favorite of mine - being the first song from this album that grabbed my attention and became my early favorite back in my younger days.

Zooropa is such a great album - this is experimentation done right with U2.

Cheers,

J
Title: Re: Zooropa
Post by: TheFlyingLemon on April 05, 2009, 06:14:47 AM
Stay, followed by Lemon and Zooropa.
Title: Re: Zooropa
Post by: Johnny Amsterdam on April 05, 2009, 06:53:46 AM
The whole goddamn album. Great album from AtoZ wheb it's finished you jnust want to restart it again. Instead of "force quiting and move it to trash" like No line.
Title: Re: Zooropa
Post by: hawthorn mccadden on April 05, 2009, 07:05:05 AM
Is it just me or is Zooropa some sort U2 fan common denominator?

Forum poster "U2Lemon", (who started this thread), loves Pop and all the 90's U2 experimentation-era madness. He loves Zooropa.

"Jick", who is a big fan of the popular newer work from the 2000's, such as ATYCLB and HTDAAB, also likes Zooropa.

And me, "hawthorn mccadden"...I'm an 80's U2 guy and I LOVE Zooropa. Hell, I like it more than Joshua tree, (but not more than Boy to Unforgettable Fire).

So it's odd. Of all the U2 records for fans to agree on, who would have guessed it would be Achtung Baby's weird little brother, Zooropa?

Does anyone on here NOT like Zooropa?


Title: Re: Zooropa
Post by: Johnny Amsterdam on April 05, 2009, 07:11:39 AM
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Is it just me or is Zooropa some sort U2 fan common denominator?

Forum poster "U2Lemon", (who started this thread), loves Pop and all the 90's U2 experimentation-era madness. He loves Zooropa.

"Jick", who is a big fan of the popular newer work from the 2000's, such as ATYCLB and HTDAAB, also likes Zooropa.

And me, "hawthorn mccadden"...I'm an 80's U2 guy and I LOVE Zooropa. Hell, I like it more than Joshua tree, (but not more than Boy to Unforgettable Fire).

So it's odd. Of all the U2 records for fans to agree on, who would have guessed it would be Achtung Baby's weird little brother, Zooropa?

Does anyone on here NOT like Zooropa?



So it's true that Zooropa is an underestimated masterpiece. I bought it when ti came out and immediately fell in love with it.
Title: Re: Zooropa
Post by: jick on April 05, 2009, 07:17:15 AM
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Is it just me or is Zooropa some sort U2 fan common denominator?

Forum poster "U2Lemon", (who started this thread), loves Pop and all the 90's U2 experimentation-era madness. He loves Zooropa.

"Jick", who is a big fan of the popular newer work from the 2000's, such as ATYCLB and HTDAAB, also likes Zooropa.

And me, "hawthorn mccadden"...I'm an 80's U2 guy and I LOVE Zooropa. Hell, I like it more than Joshua tree, (but not more than Boy to Unforgettable Fire).

So it's odd. Of all the U2 records for fans to agree on, who would have guessed it would be Achtung Baby's weird little brother, Zooropa?

Does anyone on here NOT like Zooropa?


Many "casual" fans have never heard of Zooropa.

But those who actually have it all like it.

It is indeed a common denominator among fans and a very good observation on your part.

And please don't mistake me as to just being a fan of their post-POP work.  I am a Joshua Tree guy.

I just appreciated U2's efforts to erase the ghost of POP, which they have done magnificently, with the two albums that followed that up - and even to a certain extent with the Best of 1980-1990.  But I am still a Joshua Tree guy at heart.

Cheers,

J
Title: Re: Zooropa
Post by: hawthorn mccadden on April 05, 2009, 07:34:37 AM
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Is it just me or is Zooropa some sort U2 fan common denominator?

Forum poster "U2Lemon", (who started this thread), loves Pop and all the 90's U2 experimentation-era madness. He loves Zooropa.

"Jick", who is a big fan of the popular newer work from the 2000's, such as ATYCLB and HTDAAB, also likes Zooropa.

And me, "hawthorn mccadden"...I'm an 80's U2 guy and I LOVE Zooropa. Hell, I like it more than Joshua tree, (but not more than Boy to Unforgettable Fire).

So it's odd. Of all the U2 records for fans to agree on, who would have guessed it would be Achtung Baby's weird little brother, Zooropa?

Does anyone on here NOT like Zooropa?


Many "casual" fans have never heard of Zooropa.

But those who actually have it all like it.

It is indeed a common denominator among fans and a very good observation on your part.

And please don't mistake me as to just being a fan of their post-POP work.  I am a Joshua Tree guy.

I just appreciated U2's efforts to erase the ghost of POP, which they have done magnificently, with the two albums that followed that up - and even to a certain extent with the Best of 1980-1990.  But I am still a Joshua Tree guy at heart.

Cheers,

J

Will make a note of of your love for JT, Jick. I know I get all crazy when people don't recognize my love for Unforgettable Fire.

We all know the significance of Joshua Tree. It's U2's Sgt. Pepper's/London Calling/Purple Rain/etc. I bought it the day it was released on vinyl...my Mom had to drive me to the record store.

Now, back to ZOOROPA!
Title: Re: Zooropa
Post by: boom boom on April 05, 2009, 07:45:05 AM
I like Dirty Day, especially the live version
Title: Re: Zooropa
Post by: Lemon-Twist on April 05, 2009, 07:53:45 AM
Hey Hawthorn,Unforgettable fire is a great album
I personally like MLK,bad,Pride and Unforgettable fire,great tunes  ;)
Title: Re: Zooropa
Post by: hawthorn mccadden on April 05, 2009, 07:59:56 AM
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Hey Hawthorn,Unforgettable fire is a great album
I personally like MLK,bad,Pride and Unforgettable fire,great tunes  ;)

Good to know, U2Lemon. TUF is my favorite album OF ALL TIME. Don't get me started or I will hijack your Zooropa thread with all kinda Unforgettable Fire tom-foolery.  :o :D
Title: Re: Zooropa
Post by: Lemon-Twist on April 05, 2009, 08:03:22 AM
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Hey Hawthorn,Unforgettable fire is a great album
I personally like MLK,bad,Pride and Unforgettable fire,great tunes  ;)

Good to know, U2Lemon. TUF is my favorite album OF ALL TIME. Don't get me started or I will hijack your Zooropa thread with all kinda Unforgettable Fire tom-foolery.  :o :D

maybe we should start a fav track poll for TUF  ;)
Title: Re: Zooropa
Post by: hawthorn mccadden on April 05, 2009, 08:18:50 AM
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Hey Hawthorn,Unforgettable fire is a great album
I personally like MLK,bad,Pride and Unforgettable fire,great tunes  ;)

Good to know, U2Lemon. TUF is my favorite album OF ALL TIME. Don't get me started or I will hijack your Zooropa thread with all kinda Unforgettable Fire tom-foolery.  :o :D

maybe we should start a fav track poll for TUF  ;)



We'll see. Let's ride out this Zooropa thread for now. It's getting good. Lemon and Stay are throwing down.
Title: Re: Zooropa
Post by: wrldchamps04 on April 05, 2009, 09:19:42 AM
"Get your head out of the mud baby"....Zooropa...the title track
Title: Re: Zooropa
Post by: DGordon1 on April 05, 2009, 09:53:05 AM
Either Lemon or The Wanderer for me. Tough choice though.
Title: Re: Zooropa
Post by: wrldchamps04 on April 05, 2009, 10:46:53 AM
I obviously like this album ( see my avatar), The Wanderer for me? I just don't get it....OK I can't stand it,,,there I said it!
Title: Re: Zooropa
Post by: edgecentric on April 05, 2009, 11:22:53 AM
The title track, followed by Lemon, Stay, Numb and the Wanderer. This whole album is a gem.
Title: Re: Zooropa
Post by: Discotheque Girl on April 05, 2009, 11:28:39 AM
Stay,Numb,Lemon,Daddy's gonna pay for your crashed car and Babyface are my favourite from Zooropa...
Title: Re: Zooropa
Post by: ian ryan on April 05, 2009, 11:47:27 AM
Lemon is one of the most brilliant tracks U2 have ever created.  Zooropa and the Wanderer are nipping right at its heals, though.  What an amazing album to have those three songs together.
Title: Re: Zooropa
Post by: uplate6674 on April 05, 2009, 12:20:32 PM
For me it was a tough choice between Zooropa, Stay, and The First Time. Ended up going with Stay since that's the one I listen to the most.
Title: Re: Zooropa
Post by: bonovox66 on April 05, 2009, 03:43:56 PM
My all time favorite U2 album. This was the album that made me love U2. I would have to say upon first listen it was Daddy's Gonna Pay. Now it is a toss up between that, Dirty Day, Lemon and First Time.
"Man melts the sand so he can see the world outside" greatest Bono lyric ever.
Title: Re: Zooropa
Post by: Boom Cha! on April 05, 2009, 03:46:06 PM
Great album from start to finish.

I consider Stay (Faraway, So Close!) as my favorite.
Title: Re: Zooropa
Post by: luv4u2 on April 05, 2009, 07:24:51 PM
I love this album.  It's probably a tie between Stay and Dirty Day.  I think Dirty Day seems to be an underrated song among fans though...so, I'll say Dirty Day.
Title: Re: Zooropa
Post by: StrongGirl on April 05, 2009, 08:13:40 PM
A no brainer for me-Stay is probably my favorite U2 song (or close to it!) ;)
Title: Re: Zooropa
Post by: ForeverDelayed on April 05, 2009, 09:38:33 PM
It makes me very happy to see so much love for this album. When it first came out, everyone I knew hated it. Hindsight is 20/20, and this is an amazing album. I'm actually listening to it right now in fact, and not because of this thread.

Favorite song is probably "Stay", followed by "First Time" and "Lemon." And I really have a soft spot for "Daddy's Gonna Pay..."
Title: Re: Zooropa
Post by: BeneathTheNoise on April 05, 2009, 10:59:15 PM
I agree. Every album before Zooropa had to grow on me; I had to gradually fall in love with pre-Zooropa albums. But. Zooropa was love at first listen. I kind of think it might be because they're weren't any real surprises on it. You know? After how different Achtung Baby was from the JT/R&H era, nothing was going to shock us. They're wasn't really anything on Zooropa that didn't seem like it belonged. Well, okay, maybe The Wanderer.. :) ..but even that didn't seem totally unusual after grasping the quirkiness of the rest of the album.
Title: Re: Zooropa
Post by: Dream Out Loud on April 06, 2009, 06:19:02 AM
Stay is a great song.  great.  one of U2's great ballads. and the video for it is brilliant.  very touching.  

The Wanderer is ruined by Johnny Cash.  I like Johnny but this just didn't work.  It's made all the more frustrating for me because I loved the version U2 performed on their tribute to JC when he died...and it was great.  So, while the Wanderer is a great song, the album version sucks.

I pretty much like all of U2's music.  The peaks for me are Fire, Joshua, and Achtung with plenty of other really really good albums.  Even their near-misses really only missed by a little.

but Zooropa is their worst album to me by a country mile.  The reason:  they released it while on tour.  they didn't spend time in the studio working it out.  i don't care if this stuff was from the Achtung sessions.  they should have shelved it and worked on it later.  They don't even play it here in America.

I like Zooropa, Babyface, and Stay.  There are some decent songs that would survive better for me on another album (First Time, Dirty Day) but I don't ever listen anymore to:  Numb, Lemon, Daddy, Some Days, and The Wanderer.

I think Pop is miles better.  I agree with the band that it sounds a bit unfinished but there is some really good stuff on there.  I'm not a Pop-hater but I do like to spread the word that even the band has disavowed it.  But Zooropa really drops the ball.  

bottom line: i totally disagree re: "common denominator".
Title: Re: Zooropa
Post by: TheFly on April 06, 2009, 06:29:33 AM
Zooropa, i think, because it really was at the time so different.
Title: Re: Zooropa
Post by: Lemon-Twist on April 06, 2009, 08:22:56 AM
 ;D
Title: Re: Zooropa
Post by: ThatStutterSound on April 06, 2009, 07:22:40 PM
Zooropa is a wonderful album. It just has this great warmth, especially in Bono's vocals. Musically, their most interesting and challenging work.
Title: Re: Zooropa
Post by: edgecentric on April 06, 2009, 10:05:11 PM
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"Man melts the sand so he can see the world outside" greatest Bono lyric ever.

My favorite lyric. Brilliant imagery and a brilliant observation.
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Post by: Anthony02 on April 06, 2009, 10:22:51 PM
Get your head out of the mud people. :) This is U2 at its experimental best. IMO, better than Pop. Zooropa is one of my fav tunes. Some Days and Daddys Gonna Pay are up there as well. In my top 5 albums, Zooropa sits nicely at #5.
Title: Re: Zooropa
Post by: Gravy11 on April 06, 2009, 11:00:25 PM
I tell you what...U2 resurrected "the first time" on the Vertigo tour and it was terrific.
Title: Re: Zooropa
Post by: Jazz on April 07, 2009, 02:10:07 AM

Underated!?

It's their best album!!!
Title: Re: Zooropa
Post by: sceptic prophet on April 07, 2009, 03:48:04 AM
I loved "Zooropa" on first listen. For a time it was even my 2nd favourite U2 album, right after TUF. With time my love for it has toned down a bit, but I still think it's a very good album.

My favourite song on it is probably "Lemon", but others come close. The only songs I feel are less than great are "Babyface", "Stay" and "The Wanderer". I can't really understand the love many people seem to have for "Stay" - U2 have much better ballads. The chorus on that song ("If I could stay...") is almost too generic. In fact, it already sounds like the U2 of "All That You Can't Leave Behind".
Title: Re: Zooropa
Post by: Lemon-Twist on April 07, 2009, 05:18:40 AM
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I tell you what...U2 resurrected "the first time" on the Vertigo tour and it was terrific.

I would say yes by the majority of casual u2 fans
Title: Re: Zooropa
Post by: Dream Out Loud on April 07, 2009, 06:57:00 AM
i am amused at this love for Zooropa.  It seems to me that the album is the least U2-y album I can think of.  Pop is close to that but I can definitely hear the classic U2 in it.  Zooropa is experimental, but U2 is not experimental.  Sure they have changed their sound over the years but they have never sounded experimental except for that one album.

Zooropa - never played in America, only played in 1993 anywhere.
Babyface - never played in America, only played in 1993 anywhere
Numb - never played in America, only played in 1993 anywhere
Lemon - never played in America, only played in 1993 anywhere
Stay - played a bunch of times on Elevation tour.  (as I said, it's one of their best songs.  about the only classic U2 sound on the album)
Daddy - never played (full version; once a snippet) in America, only played in 1993 anywhere
Some Days - Never performed live
The First Time - never played live during ZooTV tour; re-invented for Vertigo tour and played frequently.
Dirty Day - never played in America, only played in 1993 anywhere.
The Wanderer - performed once as a tribute to Johnny Cash.  If Cash were still alive, this song would have never been played live.

U2 is first and foremost a live band.  The fact that these songs don't get played live kinda underscores my point.

Stay is a great song.
Title: Re: Zooropa
Post by: jick on April 07, 2009, 07:12:03 AM
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i am amused at this love for Zooropa.  It seems to me that the album is the least U2-y album I can think of.  Pop is close to that but I can definitely hear the classic U2 in it.  Zooropa is experimental, but U2 is not experimental.  Sure they have changed their sound over the years but they have never sounded experimental except for that one album.

Zooropa - never played in America, only played in 1993 anywhere.
Babyface - never played in America, only played in 1993 anywhere
Numb - never played in America, only played in 1993 anywhere
Lemon - never played in America, only played in 1993 anywhere
Stay - played a bunch of times on Elevation tour.  (as I said, it's one of their best songs.  about the only classic U2 sound on the album)
Daddy - never played (full version; once a snippet) in America, only played in 1993 anywhere
Some Days - Never performed live
The First Time - never played live during ZooTV tour; re-invented for Vertigo tour and played frequently.
Dirty Day - never played in America, only played in 1993 anywhere.
The Wanderer - performed once as a tribute to Johnny Cash.  If Cash were still alive, this song would have never been played live.

U2 is first and foremost a live band.  The fact that these songs don't get played live kinda underscores my point.

Stay is a great song.

The Zooropa album had so many sounds impractical to recreate live.  It was an experimental album more than anything else.  The album is beautiful in its studio version.  It was just a novelty live to create new interest for the Zoo TV Tour which was already going on for a couple of years, but the Zoo TV Tour was still grounded on Achtung Baby so this was never an album designed to be the main star to the tour but more of an addendum.  It is important to know the purpose of the album before downplaying it.

I do agree though that in most cases, the relevance of U2 songs is largely based on how often they get performed live and how many tours they span.  It is safe to say that songs like Streets, Sunday Bloody Sunday, New Year's Day, Pride, With Or Without You have reached iconic status.  For the Nineties, songs such as One and Mysterious Ways are there.  And even the new era, we know that Vertigo, Stuck In A Moment, and Beautiful Day belong.

Those songs that are "one-tour-wonders" with the occasional appearance on subsequent tours are hardly of iconic status.

Cheers,

J
Title: Re: Zooropa
Post by: Dream Out Loud on April 07, 2009, 08:50:12 AM
well, if the goal was to increase interest in the ZooTV tour, you'd think they'd play the songs more often on that tour once the album was released. 

way too experimental for me.  i'm glad it doesn't sound like U2.  cuz if it did, I would have lost faith in the band.  they would have turned into Radiohead and gone all weird.

that's why Achtung Baby is a perfect album.  it is radically different in sound from all that came before but at the same time it retained the classic U2 sound.
Title: Re: Zooropa
Post by: sceptic prophet on April 07, 2009, 09:24:28 AM
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well, if the goal was to increase interest in the ZooTV tour, you'd think they'd play the songs more often on that tour once the album was released. 

way too experimental for me.  i'm glad it doesn't sound like U2.  cuz if it did, I would have lost faith in the band.  they would have turned into Radiohead and gone all weird.

that's why Achtung Baby is a perfect album.  it is radically different in sound from all that came before but at the same time it retained the classic U2 sound.


The 2nd part of "Zooropa", the song, has some of that classic U2 sound. And "Dirty Day" sounds like a Achtung out-take. There's nothing experimental about "Babyface" and "Stay". In fact, "Zooropa" is not an experimental album - you'd have to reach for "Original Soundtracks" to find something really experimental in the U2 catalogue.
Title: Re: Zooropa
Post by: achtung child on April 07, 2009, 09:27:24 AM
I love this album.  It took me a looong time to get it, but once I got it I couldn't stop.  Stay is easily the last, most haunting ballad they have ever released.  And that video really gets under my skin in a good way.   There are so many colors and textures in Edge's playing that I think it rivals his work on any other album.
Title: Re: Zooropa
Post by: jick on April 07, 2009, 09:39:14 AM
Interesting to see the song Zooropa among the poll leaders.

Can those who voted for that song explain their vote?  Just curious.

Cheers,

J
Title: Re: Zooropa
Post by: Dream Out Loud on April 07, 2009, 10:03:55 AM
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well, if the goal was to increase interest in the ZooTV tour, you'd think they'd play the songs more often on that tour once the album was released. 

way too experimental for me.  i'm glad it doesn't sound like U2.  cuz if it did, I would have lost faith in the band.  they would have turned into Radiohead and gone all weird.

that's why Achtung Baby is a perfect album.  it is radically different in sound from all that came before but at the same time it retained the classic U2 sound.


The 2nd part of "Zooropa", the song, has some of that classic U2 sound. And "Dirty Day" sounds like a Achtung out-take. There's nothing experimental about "Babyface" and "Stay". In fact, "Zooropa" is not an experimental album - you'd have to reach for "Original Soundtracks" to find something really experimental in the U2 catalogue.

Like I said before, I like Zooropa, Babyface and (I love) Stay.  First Time and Dirty Day are ones that I could listen to if on another album.  I don't hate the album.  But i won't listen again to Numb, Lemon, Daddy, Some Days, and The Wanderer.
Title: Re: Zooropa
Post by: Thunder Peel on April 07, 2009, 11:18:08 AM
Stay is my favorite, although the entire album is brilliant. Each song is something different yet they all flow well together.
Title: Re: Zooropa
Post by: DrDoom171 on April 07, 2009, 11:44:55 AM
IMO, as an album, Zooropa is average.

To me, Zooropa and Stay are the only really good songs on this album.  There are a few pretty good songs, and then a few boring songs.  I don't dislike the album, I just don't think it is one of U2's best.  Once Pop came out, I don't think I listened to Zooropa much after that.

Zooropa is my favorite song from the album.
Title: Re: Zooropa
Post by: emalvick on April 07, 2009, 12:22:36 PM
I voted for Zooropa as I really just love the song.  I love the way it builds, I love the texture it has musically, I love it's lyrics.  It really sets up the album and fits really well with some of the other tracks.  I felt like it goes well with Lemon, Numb, Daddy's Gonna Pay, and Some Days are Better Than Others.  Lyrically and musically this groups of songs are fantastic.  Last, I feel like next to Streets and perhaps Zoo Station, Zooropa may be the best lead off track for a U2 album.

Zooropa (the album) has always been among my U2 top 3.  When I look back at it musically, and lyrically, I would have expected it to become the most dated of U2 albums.  Lyrically and musically, it just felt so 90ís when it came out, yet I find that a lot of the themes remain relevant (as do most U2 albums in general).  I find that the album really reflects U2 at that period of time, during the ZooTV tour, and how they were looking at the world at the time.
Title: Re: Zooropa
Post by: Starfish on April 07, 2009, 01:03:36 PM
Stay
Title: Re: Zooropa
Post by: Lemon-Twist on April 09, 2009, 05:14:26 AM
 :D
Title: Re: Zooropa
Post by: Stateless_Passenger on April 09, 2009, 05:25:48 AM
Daddy's going to pay of course.

It's just...mad. Larry's drum's are immense. You gotta love that fuzzy loop that repeats underneath it all...
Title: Re: Zooropa
Post by: cathalmc on April 09, 2009, 05:48:11 AM

My vote goes to Zooropa, with its mellow, floppy first verses segueing into the expansive adrenalin-rush of the last verses.

I didn't like the album when it first came out (although it did have some profound personal significance in 1993). Now though I love it.
Title: Re: Zooropa
Post by: RobBankRobber on April 09, 2009, 02:20:09 PM
Stay is one of my Top 5 U2 songs and videos.

They need to play it more. And not just acoustic like on Elevation.
Title: Re: Zooropa
Post by: Lemon-Twist on April 11, 2009, 02:31:16 PM
 ;D :o ::)
Title: Re: Zooropa
Post by: suitoflights on April 11, 2009, 04:13:47 PM
I voted for Daddy's Gonna Pay - it has one of Adam's best bass lines, is very different yet still unmistakably U2. Interesting to see Stay in the lead - this is my LEAST favourite song from Zooropa. It doesn't fit in with the rest of the album, it's like traditional U2 and would actually go with ATYCLB.
Title: Re: Zooropa
Post by: Johnny Amsterdam on April 12, 2009, 02:58:04 AM
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I voted for Zooropa as I really just love the song.  I love the way it builds, I love the texture it has musically, I love it's lyrics.  It really sets up the album and fits really well with some of the other tracks.  I felt like it goes well with Lemon, Numb, Daddy's Gonna Pay, and Some Days are Better Than Others.  Lyrically and musically this groups of songs are fantastic.  Last, I feel like next to Streets and perhaps Zoo Station, Zooropa may be the best lead off track for a U2 album.

Zooropa (the album) has always been among my U2 top 3.  When I look back at it musically, and lyrically, I would have expected it to become the most dated of U2 albums.  Lyrically and musically, it just felt so 90ís when it came out, yet I find that a lot of the themes remain relevant (as do most U2 albums in general).  I find that the album really reflects U2 at that period of time, during the ZooTV tour, and how they were looking at the world at the time.
Funny that it turned out that achtung (wich actually is a better produced album and initially better received album) ended up sounding far more dated than Zooropa. I loved it the moment it came out. Over the years I ended up playing it far more than Achtung or any other U2 record. I doubt that No line can keep up with it over the years to come. No line will fade away Zooropa for ever will STAY.