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Title: Which "Crazy" Do you Like Better?
Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on July 02, 2009, 06:57:55 PM
I like the remix better, it looks like all of them are having fun going about with the fans.

And who can not like Larry parading around with a bongo   ;D
Title: Re: Which "Crazy" Do you Like Better?
Post by: JasontheJedi on July 02, 2009, 07:03:20 PM
Both are good. The remix just takes a little getting used to. I'm thinking they played both tonight because they were shooting a video.
Title: Re: Which "Crazy" Do you Like Better?
Post by: Thunder Peel on July 02, 2009, 08:05:03 PM
They're both a lot of fun. I like the original better, but that's probably due to hearing the album version so many times and being hooked on that rendition, although the remix is a nice touch and it's fun to watch the band completely rework their songs like that. ;D
Title: Re: Which "Crazy" Do you Like Better?
Post by: briscoetheque on July 02, 2009, 08:11:41 PM
They have taken the worst song on the album and made it really really good.

REMIX

REMIX

REMIX
Title: Re: Which "Crazy" Do you Like Better?
Post by: StrongGirl on July 02, 2009, 09:13:03 PM
I think I like the remix! ;)
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Post by: u2matters on July 02, 2009, 09:33:56 PM
I really, really, really want to like this song ( in original form or remixed ) - but, I just don't.
(I'd much rather see them do discotheque.)

ps. I'm not complaining. I'm very excited about the tour and set lists. Just not crazy about Crazy.

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Post by: Achtungbaby23 on July 02, 2009, 11:14:25 PM
I just watched the remix again.  I love it.  Looks so much fun live!
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Post by: mbeano on July 03, 2009, 12:34:35 AM
I LOVE the original version... and it was EASILY the best new live performance of the Promo tour... outdoing Magnificent and even Breathe.  With just 2 (or 3?) it completely took over the audience at both performances and REALLY got the crowd going.

I am waiting to experience the original live... and was really hoping to hear the more rock oriented one that Edge was talking about...

Then we get this remix.

I dont hate it at all.  They do indeed look like they are having fun.  At parts it starts to go off.  I think if they work on it, it will become really good.  For now though... its a little too sloppy and just waiting to either take of or burst tinto a more cohesive grooves.  Adam should be more prominent in the mix.  His base should be anchoring down the whole thing, instead they are letting the backing track do it, and this is where it falls short.

I also think that if they are going to do this remix (and it will find its way if they keep it going, and potentially become really amazing) then they should go further and play Numb, Mofo, Lemon, Discotheque, HMTMKMKM, Daddy's Gonna Pay For Your Crashed Car, Even Better Than The Real Thing, or at least Mysterious Ways or Two Heats Beat As One segue at least one of these into this mix. 

Ideally I would love them to alternate from nite to nite which way they play it, and play the appropriate songs that would match each style.  Nite 1 is more organic/traditional with original version of Crazy along with either Desire, Fast Cars, Two Hearts Beat As One, Out Of Control, Acoustic version of Mysterious Ways (with a Fast Cars type of treatment), In A Little While, or Angel of Harlem in a 3 song set.  Nite 2 would be the revamped remix Crazy paired with 2 songs of any of the following: Numb, Mofo, Lemon, Discotheque, HMTMKMKM, Daddy's Gonna Pay For Your Crashed Car, Even Better Than The Real Thing, or at least Mysterious Ways... or if they start to turn it darker towards the end of the the remix FEZ - Being Born! (during the remix they could even sneak it teasers of "Let Me In The Sound" faintly in the background), which of course can easily go into Dirty Day, Please, or Acrobat  :D

dare to dream
Title: Re: Which "Crazy" Do you Like Better?
Post by: Nielsen on July 03, 2009, 03:46:49 AM
Remix; very Pop-esque  8)
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Post by: The Unknown Caller on July 03, 2009, 05:03:44 AM
The remix isn't a bad song. But it's not 'Crazy', to my mind, and I love the original too much to want to see this new version...
Title: Re: Which "Crazy" Do you Like Better?
Post by: DGordon1 on July 03, 2009, 05:48:45 AM
Listening to the song on headphones - original
Seeing them live - remix (I'd imagine)
Title: Re: Which "Crazy" Do you Like Better?
Post by: jick on July 03, 2009, 06:45:47 AM
This was always the best song on the album for me, while my stance that this tour needs a POP-free setlist has already been pounded to death.

U2 delivers!

They play the best-song-off-the-album (at least for me) twice in two different versions in the same concert, while they still maintain a setlist free from infestation (of material I am not a fan of).

U2 sure knows how to treat the casual fan.

As to which Crazy is better, of course the original is the best.  But if we can get two versions of the same brilliant song then it would be a bonus treat!

Cheers,

J
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Post by: dwaltman on July 03, 2009, 10:43:12 AM
my fav part of Crazy is the "baby, baby, baby I am not alone" part which is actually one of my ringtones so that is what I don't like about the remix....I love that break part in the song.
Title: Re: Which "Crazy" Do you Like Better?
Post by: highway190 on July 03, 2009, 11:43:34 AM
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They have taken the worst song on the album and made it really really good.

REMIX

REMIX

REMIX
;D
HATE this song on the album(reminds me of some HTDAAB crap), love it live.
Oh no! This is something the "Weird" U2 would have done! /sarcasm/
Title: Re: Which "Crazy" Do you Like Better?
Post by: zooey on July 03, 2009, 11:45:29 AM
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I like the remix better, it looks like all of them are having fun going about with the fans.

And who can not like Larry parading around with a bongo   ;D

Djembe

And yes, I approve of Larry's  "parading"!
Title: Re: Which "Crazy" Do you Like Better?
Post by: cathalmc on July 03, 2009, 02:05:12 PM

The remix version was brilliant! Especially as it was a complete WTF! moment.
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Post by: JamietheEdgefan on July 03, 2009, 02:54:28 PM
I have to go for the remix, just because of the giant bopping heads on the tv screen at the beginning... i don't know why, but it makes me laugh so hard, but at the same time its awesome... :D
...not to mention Larry actually walking around the stage!!!  8)
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Post by: Boom Cha! on July 03, 2009, 03:10:54 PM
How come they can play a remix, but they can't play Discotheque? WTF?   ??? :(
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Post by: Evil Bono on July 03, 2009, 03:24:44 PM
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This was always the best song on the album for me, while my stance that this tour needs a POP-free setlist has already been pounded to death.

U2 delivers!

They play the best-song-off-the-album (at least for me) twice in two different versions in the same concert, while they still maintain a setlist free from infestation (of material I am not a fan of).

U2 sure knows how to treat the casual fan.

As to which Crazy is better, of course the original is the best.  But if we can get two versions of the same brilliant song then it would be a bonus treat!

Cheers,

J


Wow Jick, in the thread I made about Crazy you posted this:
"They murdered the song, and added another waste-of-time moment for the audience."


So which one is it? 


Title: Re: Which "Crazy" Do you Like Better?
Post by: Nielsen on July 03, 2009, 03:29:21 PM
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This was always the best song on the album for me, while my stance that this tour needs a POP-free setlist has already been pounded to death.

U2 delivers!

They play the best-song-off-the-album (at least for me) twice in two different versions in the same concert, while they still maintain a setlist free from infestation (of material I am not a fan of).

U2 sure knows how to treat the casual fan.

As to which Crazy is better, of course the original is the best.  But if we can get two versions of the same brilliant song then it would be a bonus treat!

Cheers,

J


Wow Jick, in the thread I made about Crazy you posted this:
"They murdered the song, and added another waste-of-time moment for the audience."


So which one is it? 




Split personality :P ?
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Post by: Discotheque Girl on July 03, 2009, 03:30:35 PM
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How come they can play a remix, but they can't play Discotheque? WTF?   ??? :(

You're so right!! :'( :'(
Title: Re: Which "Crazy" Do you Like Better?
Post by: Nielsen on July 03, 2009, 03:32:01 PM
They better give some awaaaaaaaaaaaaaay.
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Post by: Evil Bono on July 03, 2009, 03:37:46 PM
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How come they can play a remix, but they can't play Discotheque? WTF?   ??? :(

You're so right!! :'( :'(

I'm sure we'll hear Discotheque version #245, the death metal remix!   8)
Title: Re: Which "Crazy" Do you Like Better?
Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on July 03, 2009, 04:05:50 PM
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How come they can play a remix, but they can't play Discotheque? WTF?   ??? :(

You're so right!! :'( :'(

I'm sure we'll hear Discotheque version #245, the death metal remix!   8)

U2 and death metal


Imagine how Larry would look pounding as hard as possible into drums.

And Bono screaming "Boom Cha!!!!"
Title: Re: Which "Crazy" Do you Like Better?
Post by: jick on July 03, 2009, 06:41:31 PM
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This was always the best song on the album for me, while my stance that this tour needs a POP-free setlist has already been pounded to death.

U2 delivers!

They play the best-song-off-the-album (at least for me) twice in two different versions in the same concert, while they still maintain a setlist free from infestation (of material I am not a fan of).

U2 sure knows how to treat the casual fan.

As to which Crazy is better, of course the original is the best.  But if we can get two versions of the same brilliant song then it would be a bonus treat!

Cheers,

J


Wow Jick, in the thread I made about Crazy you posted this:
"They murdered the song, and added another waste-of-time moment for the audience."


So which one is it? 




Well, a murdered Crazy is better than playing songs that are dead-on-arrival to begin with like Fez-Being Born, White As Snow, or Cedars Of Lebanon.

It is my favorite track off the album, and the original version far surpasses the remix.  But a remix version of Crazy is still leagues better than some other garbage in that album.

Cheers,

J
Title: Re: Which "Crazy" Do you Like Better?
Post by: countrygirl on July 03, 2009, 07:16:10 PM
I like the remix better.  It is fun, groovy and you can dance to it.  The original version should only be played in elevators.
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Post by: MoodyGirl09 on July 03, 2009, 08:23:35 PM
My vote goes to the remix dub version or whatever it's called.  It had me dancing in my seat, and I'm a broken record about this, but I really love the Adam's bass on this version.
Title: Re: Which "Crazy" Do you Like Better?
Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on July 03, 2009, 08:32:50 PM
Wow, it's real close! seperated by a mere 2!
Title: Re: Which "Crazy" Do you Like Better?
Post by: bonoman816 on July 04, 2009, 12:20:29 AM
Remix! it took me a while to decide, but watching them perform the remix version is sooo much fun- it just looks like a party in the stadium and different then any other song by far. tho they might not be sticking to their roots, it still fun to see em party a little!
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Post by: Utwoed on July 04, 2009, 01:50:56 AM
I LOVE the remix.  I think it even fits the song better cause it's craaazy!
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Post by: The Unknown Caller on July 04, 2009, 08:52:11 AM
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How come they can play a remix, but they can't play Discotheque? WTF?   ??? :(

Keep the faith. They brought it back, however briefly on the Vertigo tour, and they will do so again!
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Post by: highway190 on July 04, 2009, 11:51:20 AM
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How come they can play a remix, but they can't play Discotheque? WTF?   ??? :(

Keep the faith. They brought it back, however briefly on the Vertigo tour, and they will do so again!
Yes! Keep the faith! You know its got to come up with the remix and all.
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Post by: evilways811 on July 04, 2009, 01:24:45 PM
Original by far, but that's cause judging from audio and youtube videos it sounds like Bono trying to force lyrics from another song into some random techno beat. It sounds bad and doesn't mix well. Maybe if he actually learns how to sing it this way.

Still I won't completely rule it out until I hear it myself in the stadium.
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Post by: achtung child on July 13, 2009, 01:01:24 PM
God I hope they drop this fast... this is a joke.  I enjoy the spirit and the mix, but the words and the vocals DO NOT match.  I'm guessing Bono thought this would be awesome.  Some have been cracking senile jokes about U2's age and so forth.  Perhaps it's all around stuborness on everyone's part to not let go of a bad idea that has been causing a few mishaps for the band.
Title: Re: Which "Crazy" Do you Like Better?
Post by: in_eden on July 13, 2009, 03:10:22 PM
I may stand alone here... but I ditest them each equally.
Crazy is one of the album's low point... along with the other Lillywhite produced number... It's got a good chorus, but the little falsetto screach in the verse is terrible!
The only way that it could have been more quriky lyrically is if bono's original refrain would have stuck...
"It's not a shrimp it's a lobster..."

Can I vote neither?
Play something rocking in stead...
Gone... Until the End of the World... New Years Day... christ even Elevation... or Bullet...

Title: Re: Which "Crazy" Do you Like Better?
Post by: JoshuaTree94 on July 14, 2009, 12:55:09 AM
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I like the remix better, it looks like all of them are having fun going about with the fans.

And who can not like Larry parading around with a bongo   ;D

Djembe

And yes, I approve of Larry's  "parading"!

Thank you zooey! So now I know I'm not the only one being totally obsessive about what kind of drum it is! *high five*
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Post by: mboy on July 14, 2009, 01:18:40 AM
original!  :)
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Post by: TheFlyingLemon on July 14, 2009, 02:07:14 AM
The remix wins my vote.  8)
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Post by: peggy2ten on July 14, 2009, 10:59:58 AM
I hate remixes and this is one of my least favorite songs on the CD.  I heard it in Paris for the first time and absolutely love the remix.  And, Larry does just walk around the stage, he stops about every 50 ft or so which isn't too bad on the eyes.  When I heard the opening bars, I thought it was Lemon (which I really dislike).  Keep listening and just wait until you see them perform it - it's fantastic.

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Post by: u2pinstripes on July 14, 2009, 05:32:52 PM
The remix was terrible.  Killed the energy of the show.  At point, everyone was looking at each other like "what the he*ll is this???"  It's pretty lame.
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Post by: peeet on July 16, 2009, 10:44:55 AM
I LOVE LOVE LOVE the remix!
Infact it resurects my faith in the band.
They went on and on about new sounds/directions but the new album is just same ol U2
I fell in love with U2 cause they pushed the boundaries
I was getting bored of the new rap singing U2 (elevation, vertigo, boots) what happened to the melodies?
but suddenly I see how this rap singing works with this.
and i love the arabic chant style singing mixed in the end.

Not to mention how much fun they look like they are having and if you watch the bacelona 02Jul vid of it there is arms and arms and arms in the air!
I wanna go
Lets dance tonight!
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Post by: Vervefloyd on July 17, 2009, 12:45:01 PM
U2 cracks me cause at times it looks like they have tried so hard on this tour to appease the common fan then they throw this twist in there.  Makes me long for the Popmart days again which I have missed for 12 years.
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Post by: u2matters on July 17, 2009, 04:23:42 PM
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U2 cracks me cause at times it looks like they have tried so hard on this tour to appease the common fan then they throw this twist in there.  Makes me long for the Popmart days again which I have missed for 12 years.


I'll definitely agree with missing the PopMart days - but this Crazy remix has nothing on Discotheque
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Post by: U2Pride on July 17, 2009, 04:29:36 PM
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I like the remix better, it looks like all of them are having fun going about with the fans.

And who can not like Larry parading around with a bongo   ;D

Djembe

And yes, I approve of Larry's  "parading"!

Thank you zooey! So now I know I'm not the only one being totally obsessive about what kind of drum it is! *high five*

You would JT. You Would


REMIX!
Title: Re: Which "Crazy" Do you Like Better?
Post by: Henryx on July 17, 2009, 09:58:38 PM
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Original by far, but that's cause judging from audio and youtube videos it sounds like Bono trying to force lyrics from another song into some random techno beat. It sounds bad and doesn't mix well. Maybe if he actually learns how to sing it this way.

Still I won't completely rule it out until I hear it myself in the stadium.

Totally agree.
But also, I have been listening to the bootlegs a lot and I really have a hard time listening to Bono singing out of tune. He can`t find the right key even if it hits him in the head!!!!
It would be great if they drop this one and replace it with Mofo...  or Discoteque.
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Post by: DulmoU2 on July 18, 2009, 10:17:11 PM
i really like both....the remix does take a bit of getting used too at first i thought it sucked because i like the original so much...i know i might not fit well in the album but its a good song besides it was kind of what was going on in my life so it means alot to me d my girl.

Now when i really got to appreciate the remix was when i saw the video...it looks fun and really like pumping up....PARTY....i really like the bit when larry goes back to his set and they sart to rock!

i voted for the original because i thought very little people would and it deserves a fair fight...but they both are cool....im looking forward to the remix live!!!!