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U2 => The Music and Lyrics => Topic started by: An Cat Dubh on January 10, 2009, 01:48:34 PM

Title: An Cat Dubh worship thread
Post by: An Cat Dubh on January 10, 2009, 01:48:34 PM
Anyone else out there love this song as much as I do? It contains one of my favorite lyrics - 'And in the daylight.....A blackbird makes a violent sight'
I collect bootlegs, most specifically from the Boy, October and War eras - this song live is the highlight of the shows. Watch it on the re-issued Red Rocks show and see what you think.
Could not believe it when they brought it back on the Vertigo tour!
Title: Re: An Cat Dubh worship thread
Post by: MEMORY_MAN on January 10, 2009, 08:35:15 PM
I too love An Cat Dubh.  I was so glad they brought it back live on the last tour although I didn't get to hear it at the Seattle show.  It's such a cool song.
Title: Re: An Cat Dubh worship thread
Post by: Tumbling Dice on November 10, 2010, 07:50:15 AM
I always think how the sound of this song released in 1980 is incredibly modern sounding and laid the foundations for the U2 sound of the next 30 years!

This song should not be listened to without Into The Heart.  An epic medley. 8)




Title: Re: An Cat Dubh worship thread
Post by: onoB27 on November 10, 2010, 09:10:09 AM
I love the "creepy" vibe it gives off in the beginning. IMO it is the most unique U2 song.
Title: Re: An Cat Dubh worship thread
Post by: lorijane on November 10, 2010, 09:10:36 AM
Yes, it rocks, and it must go with Into The Heart.  The maturity of the lads on those songs amazes me.  Weren't they about 18 when they were written?
Title: Re: An Cat Dubh worship thread
Post by: The Promenade on November 10, 2010, 09:57:07 AM
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I always think how the sound of this song released in 1980 is incredibly modern sounding and laid the foundations for the U2 sound of the next 30 years!

This song should not be listened to without Into The Heart.  An epic medley. 8)






It's a corker - I dig it as much now as I did when I was 14... and TD is right (for once  :-\) - listen to it with Into The Heart for a musical double whammy of epic proportions...
Title: Re: An Cat Dubh worship thread
Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on November 10, 2010, 10:08:50 AM
An Cat Dubh/Into The Heart is AMAZING.  Such an amazing, dark, creepy feeling and I love it 8)
Title: Re: An Cat Dubh worship thread
Post by: StrongGirl on November 10, 2010, 12:27:54 PM
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I always think how the sound of this song released in 1980 is incredibly modern sounding and laid the foundations for the U2 sound of the next 30 years!

This song should not be listened to without Into The Heart.  An epic medley. 8)






Yes!! I agree.
Title: Re: An Cat Dubh worship thread
Post by: singnomore on November 10, 2010, 04:05:42 PM
A mega choon - end of!  ;D
Title: Re: An Cat Dubh worship thread
Post by: efdeat on November 10, 2010, 04:07:43 PM
Ditto on TD's comment.  A brilliant, creepy piece with Into the Heart as the perfect foil.
Title: Re: An Cat Dubh worship thread
Post by: U2_fan8 [aka U28] on November 10, 2010, 04:20:44 PM
Absolutely LOVE it - probably my fav song off Boy. I too agree with Zoost, this was one of the highlights of their early shows. The beginning is creepy, creepy, creepy - gives me chills. 8)
Title: Re: An Cat Dubh worship thread
Post by: CherryYouDanceWithMe on November 10, 2010, 04:31:19 PM
One of my top three off of Boy. I really loved that they brought it back for Vertigo- one of my favorite creepy Bono-isms is the cat-persona he does on the Vertigo DVD during An Cat Dubh  ;D
Title: Re: An Cat Dubh worship thread
Post by: A_Fly_On_The_Wall on November 10, 2010, 05:48:05 PM
An Cat Dubh is one of the rare songs from U2 that are incredibly sexy. It has a dark and mysterious way of capturing you into the noise of it. The bass is unrivalled on the album and the way Bono whispers "she cat" really makes the hairs stand up on me.

But you cannot have An Cat Dubh without Into The Heart. The way the tracks loop over each other is fantastic. I think U2 should try that more often because it really works when these two classics combine together.
Title: Re: An Cat Dubh worship thread
Post by: GardenTart on November 10, 2010, 06:47:15 PM
Love An Cat Dubh. And not just because it's a cool name.
Title: Re: An Cat Dubh worship thread
Post by: Mofoface on November 10, 2010, 06:51:22 PM
I'd love to hear it live. Too bad they dropped it on the last legs of the Vertigo tour.  :'(