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News and Rumors / Ryan Tedder. Again.
« Last post by Tortuga on October 11, 2019, 07:38:56 AM »
Iím a big Switchfoot fan but I donít think Jon Foreman or Charlie Peacock would necessarily be a good match for U2.  As U2 has gravitated more (culturally speaking) to the contemporary Christian world, it seems to have doubled down on Bonoís own worst tendency to at times lean too much to the literal and the obvious.  Lines like ďIím a long long way from your hill on calvaryĒ make it easy to include a U2 song in a worship service but fall below U2ís best in song craft.    Iíve seen U2 come closer and closer to merging with that culture since ATYCLB.

The relationship with Tedder (who is a Tulsa born and raised ORU graduate steeped in that culture) is evidence of this trend.  (Coincidence that SOE opened in Tulsa?)

I have nothing against the faith, per se.  I just think that culture values more direct and literal lyrics and shuns ambiguity...and when U2 leans that way their art is a whole lot less interesting.
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News and Rumors / Re: Ryan Tedder. Again.
« Last post by DPardue on October 11, 2019, 07:12:15 AM »
A Rick Rubin/Eno tandem is an intriguing possibility.  I am unsure if they could effectively coexist for months on end in the booth, but I do think it could yield some darn interesting results.
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News and Rumors / Re: Ryan Tedder. Again.
« Last post by fresno dave on October 10, 2019, 08:44:14 PM »
Teams of producers that could do U2 justice, and spur creativity
Here's my list.  Post yours.  Dream big..

Elijah Hewson/Bill Nelson
Trent Reznor/Flood
Mike Peters/Bill Bruford
 Lanois/T Bone Burnett
 Charlie Peacock/Rick Rubin
Tony Levin/Lydia Ainsworth
Andy Prickett,/Butch Vigg
Glen Hansard/Burton Cummings
Jon Foreman/Ty Tabor
Aaron Weiss/Brian Wilson
Rick Rubin/Eno
David Byrne/Patti Smith
Nellie Hooper/Andy Barlow
Todd Rundgren/Chris Thomas
Quincy Jones/Steve Lillywhite
Thom Powers/Nigel Godrich
Iggy Pop/Ryan Tedder
Florence Welch/Tony Visconti
Jacknife Lee /David Crowder
Neil Young/David Gilmour
Michael Knott/Kevin Max
Robert Fripp/Steve Hindalong
Edge/Steve Taylor
Howard Benson/Jim Kerr
Bill Nelson/Declan Gaffney
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General Music Discussion / Re: Simple Minds new tour!
« Last post by shineinthesummernight on October 09, 2019, 06:44:33 PM »
I hope they return to the States.  I cannot attend in Europe due to job responsibilities and expense.
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General Music Discussion / Re: Simple Minds new tour!
« Last post by shineinthesummernight on October 09, 2019, 06:43:49 PM »
I saw them last year in Detroit and had a wonderful time!  Jim is older, really doesn't look like the same person, but he's still a consummate showman and puts his all into it.  I was standing three people from the front and it was truly a night to remember!
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General U2 Discussion / Re: How Would You Do a U2 Biopic
« Last post by shineinthesummernight on October 09, 2019, 06:40:35 PM »
There will most certainly be a movie made once Bono is gone.
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The Music and Lyrics / Re: Breathe inspirations
« Last post by Tortuga on October 09, 2019, 02:48:11 PM »
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I finally, by sheer chance, stumbled on the song my brain assosciated with that part of Breathe, and I'm kicking myself because the association is reallllllly weak.

It's John Lennon's Nobody Told Me. Ugh, Laoghaire, really?

Iíve had that happen to me many many times.


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The Music and Lyrics / Re: Breathe inspirations
« Last post by Tortuga on October 09, 2019, 02:46:47 PM »
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It's true, we do all hear different things! I'm not alone on 1979, though - lots has been written about and videoed on that subject, including the, well, melancholy of the song.

Thatís because it was released on an album called Melon Collie and the Infinite Sadness.



And of course the lyrics definitely match that mood!

So you do or you don't hear the nostalgia/melancholy/bittersweet/wistful feeling in the music?

I hear it in the lyrics but not the music.  I find the music pretty uplifting.


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News and Rumors / Re: Ryan Tedder. Again.
« Last post by singnomore on October 09, 2019, 02:35:37 PM »
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That Red Hill vocal is one of the highlights of his career.

Agree!
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The Music and Lyrics / Re: Breathe inspirations
« Last post by laoghaire on October 09, 2019, 01:41:28 PM »
I finally, by sheer chance, stumbled on the song my brain assosciated with that part of Breathe, and I'm kicking myself because the association is reallllllly weak.

It's John Lennon's Nobody Told Me. Ugh, Laoghaire, really?
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