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Title: Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me Kill Me Popmart Tour - Shock?
Post by: TheFly on June 15, 2009, 06:56:52 AM
Inspired by a response or two in a thread about shocks on tour, this song was said for the Popmart tour. I don't think it was personally, but why do you guys think it was? I think it was natural that a recent-ish single would be performed live.
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Post by: U2alwaysforever on June 15, 2009, 09:51:10 AM
i'd agree with ya.
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Post by: indiansummer on June 15, 2009, 12:37:39 PM
It was played on this tour with the condition that it would never be played again, ever.!
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Post by: matam on June 15, 2009, 02:34:54 PM
But why? I really liked that live version of HMTMKMKM.
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Post by: shockdocta22 on June 15, 2009, 03:54:59 PM
I was scared, someone said my name in the thread :D
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Post by: JoshuaTree94 on June 15, 2009, 07:24:19 PM
I think it was a Shock because it was one of those "one-off" singles, where it didn't accompany an album, so it stuck out a bit from the other songs. It wasn't as well-known as the rest of U2's catalog because it was all alone.
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Post by: in_eden on June 15, 2009, 07:45:15 PM
It was perfect for the show. Larger than life... and it fit the theme... a rockstar feeling out of place in his own skin... trying to balance it all...
"they want you to be Jesus, they'll go down on one knee, but they'll want their money back again if you're alive at 33... you're turning tricks, with your crucifix, you're a star!"

The imagery is too great NOT to use on a show like Popmart!

I didn't realize that the song was hated!
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Post by: aurabender on June 15, 2009, 07:48:18 PM
Great performance of a great song, and I can't see why it would be a shock to anyone. That song is loved by folks who are not even die hard fans. The should bring it back, it would fit well under this amazing stage.
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Post by: JoshuaTree94 on June 15, 2009, 08:54:43 PM
Just for the record, I love this song. It just surprised me. And Bono's coughing and swearing at the start came out of the blue. :)
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Post by: highway190 on June 16, 2009, 01:50:43 AM
It was more of a shock in the way it lead off the second encore. Keep in mind, this is before lots of people used the internet to look at setlists, so the shock factor was much more intense...
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Post by: globaljosh on June 16, 2009, 07:45:24 AM
Ahhh, the days before published setlists! I think my reaction to hearing the song (and realizing what it was) was largely similar to Bono's utterances at its start: "F*** YES!!!!!"
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Post by: RobBankRobber on June 16, 2009, 11:39:44 AM
Always thought it was "F*ck this!"
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Post by: JoshuaTree94 on June 16, 2009, 01:29:16 PM
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Always thought it was "F*ck this!"

Me too, especially since it sounded like he was at war with an amphibian in his windpipe.
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Post by: Hawkmoon2e on June 16, 2009, 02:02:04 PM
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Just for the record, I love this song. It just surprised me. And Bono's coughing and swearing at the start came out of the blue. :)

Must've been some big ar*e phlegm ball.  ;)

Not sure it was really out of the blue though, since he did it at every show.
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Post by: JoshuaTree94 on June 16, 2009, 08:06:22 PM
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Just for the record, I love this song. It just surprised me. And Bono's coughing and swearing at the start came out of the blue. :)

Must've been some big ar*e phlegm ball.  ;)

Not sure it was really out of the blue though, since he did it at every show.

Well, let's see here. I was three during the PopMart tour. Hence, I didn't go. When I watched the concert film, that surprised me.
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Post by: Hawkmoon2e on June 17, 2009, 04:56:53 PM
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Just for the record, I love this song. It just surprised me. And Bono's coughing and swearing at the start came out of the blue. :)

Must've been some big ar*e phlegm ball.  ;)

Not sure it was really out of the blue though, since he did it at every show.

Well, let's see here. I was three during the PopMart tour. Hence, I didn't go. When I watched the concert film, that surprised me.

I'm sorry, that's no excuse.  ;)  ;)

There, I put 2 wink dudes in this time. Hence,  it's a joke. (maybe one wink isn't enough anymore?)
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Post by: JoshuaTree94 on June 17, 2009, 05:44:24 PM
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Just for the record, I love this song. It just surprised me. And Bono's coughing and swearing at the start came out of the blue. :)

Must've been some big ar*e phlegm ball.  ;)

Not sure it was really out of the blue though, since he did it at every show.

Well, let's see here. I was three during the PopMart tour. Hence, I didn't go. When I watched the concert film, that surprised me.

I'm sorry, that's no excuse.  ;)  ;)

There, I put 2 wink dudes in this time. Hence,  it's a joke. (maybe one wink isn't enough anymore?)

Two works! ;) ;)
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Post by: Evil Bono on June 17, 2009, 07:16:51 PM
That song fit with Popmart.  If it was played during Elevation or even Vertigo, it wouldn't make sense.  That's probably why we never heard from it again. 
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Post by: liam02 on June 18, 2009, 01:10:39 AM
please dont do this song U2 its a Shocker ;D
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Post by: DRay9911 on June 18, 2009, 08:49:18 AM
tru dat!

but as someone on another discussion group mentioned, the stage setup really has "HMTMKMKM" written all over it.

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That song fit with Popmart.  If it was played during Elevation or even Vertigo, it wouldn't make sense.  That's probably we never heard from it again. 
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Post by: highway190 on June 18, 2009, 10:51:51 AM
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That song fit with Popmart.  If it was played during Elevation or even Vertigo, it wouldn't make sense.  That's probably we never heard from it again. 

It would have made sense just fine in the ZooTV set, they justs dind't have the balls to play it.
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Post by: DRay9911 on June 18, 2009, 10:57:23 AM
um...

the song came out in 95, the zoo tour ended in 93

 ???

-dan



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That song fit with Popmart.  If it was played during Elevation or even Vertigo, it wouldn't make sense.  That's probably we never heard from it again. 

It would have made sense just fine in the ZooTV set, they justs dind't have the balls to play it.
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Post by: evilways811 on June 18, 2009, 05:34:44 PM
Some of the lyrics were written during Zooropa, and Bono even cited them during an interview on Australian tv but it wasn't recorded until it was featured on the Batman Forever soundtrack.
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Post by: B-Wood on June 18, 2009, 08:45:42 PM
Plus, the title is written on the front of the Zooropa album, so it must have existed in some form.
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Post by: JoshuaTree94 on June 18, 2009, 09:13:38 PM
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Plus, the title is written on the front of the Zooropa album, so it must have existed in some form.

Really?
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Post by: briscoetheque on June 18, 2009, 10:02:48 PM
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Plus, the title is written on the front of the Zooropa album, so it must have existed in some form.

Really?

http://www.u2faqs.com/history/d.html#7 (http://www.u2faqs.com/history/d.html#7)

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7. What are those letters you can barely read on the cover of Zooropa?

The letters in purple are parts of the titles of various U2 songs that the band had apparently been working on.

    Line 2 - WAKEUPDE - Wake Up Dead Man
    Line 3 - WANDER - The Wanderer
    Line 4 - ISSMEKILLM - Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me
    Line 5 - ETDRESS - If You Wear That Velvet Dress

Only "The Wanderer" appears on Zooropa. The other songs were released later in the 90s.
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Post by: highway190 on June 18, 2009, 10:51:51 PM
To clarify, the Mini Zoo Set on the Vertigo tour.

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um...

the song came out in 95, the zoo tour ended in 93

 ???

-dan



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That song fit with Popmart.  If it was played during Elevation or even Vertigo, it wouldn't make sense.  That's probably we never heard from it again. 

It would have made sense just fine in the ZooTV set, they justs dind't have the balls to play it.
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Post by: Evil Bono on June 19, 2009, 12:53:31 AM
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Plus, the title is written on the front of the Zooropa album, so it must have existed in some form.

It might have existed, but what's the point of playing a song that no one has heard? 
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Post by: Vonobox on June 19, 2009, 12:53:39 PM
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Always thought it was "F*ck this!"

Me too, especially since it sounded like he was at war with an amphibian in his windpipe.

Extremely well put JT94!
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Post by: JoshuaTree94 on June 19, 2009, 05:03:53 PM
Thank you for the link, Briscoetheque. I shall stare at my Zooropa cover later and look.
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Post by: highway190 on June 20, 2009, 08:56:21 AM
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Thank you for the link, Briscoetheque. I shall stare at my Zooropa cover later and look.
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Plus, the title is written on the front of the Zooropa album, so it must have existed in some form.

It might have existed, but what's the point of playing a song that no one has heard? 

It did exist, they worked on it during the Zooropa sessions. They also worked on Wake Up Dead Man.