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Title: Now playing:
Post by: Karmamalaga on October 28, 2018, 06:37:25 AM
Book Of Yor Heart - A masterpiece!

Hi folks! Years ago, I was on a very dedicated U2 Fan-Forum, and there was this topic "Now playing…" (or so) if not nailed, so Always at the top of the general U2 discussion. It made me rediscover many a song. Basically, once we/(you) log in to browse or prior to posting a comment, we just take the time to jot down the U2-song that we are currently listening to, with or without comments. From the most famous to the nearly unheard of. If a similar thread already exists, then consider this a new bump.

Now, since this took me a couple of minutes to write down, I am already listening to Another marvel: Wire, Stockholm, 1985.
Title: Re: Now playing:
Post by: laoghaire on October 28, 2018, 01:22:09 PM
I've been listening to In a Little While lately. I liked it ok when it came out but now I think it's great.

I love Bono's Otis Redding vocals here, really different and stretching his wings, and the song type is just right for it.

The lyrics are poignant, an impressionistic painting that expresses something without belaboring any particular detail. His promises that he knows he can't keep are bittersweet.

Edge singing the end of it in Boston is a bloody treasure:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=wtVAJEAWnlU
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Post by: Tortuga on October 28, 2018, 08:32:28 PM
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I've been listening to In a Little While lately. I liked it ok when it came out but now I think it's great.

I love Bono's Otis Redding vocals here, really different and stretching his wings, and the song type is just right for it.

The lyrics are poignant, an impressionistic painting that expresses something without belaboring any particular detail. His promises that he knows he can't keep are bittersweet.

Edge singing the end of it in Boston is a bloody treasure:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=wtVAJEAWnlU

A man dreams one day to fly
A man takes a rocket ship into the sky
Lives on a star that’s dying in the night
And follows in the trail, the scatter of light

Is probably my favorite U2 lyric.  It is perfect.


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Title: Re: Now playing:
Post by: rockatansky on October 29, 2018, 07:03:49 AM
Agreed, that version of In A Little While is pure magic. The vocals, lyrics, and Edge singing at the end is fantastic.  I love the part about Joey Ramone.  It's a testament to the power of U2 that Joey was listening to U2 on his deathbed. My last couple years in HS ('77, '78) were all about the Ramones and The Clash. So, it means something to me that Joey was listening to In A Little While before he died. RIP - Joey Ramone and Joe Strummer.

On a somewhat different note, I've always been enamored with U2's October.  I gave up the punk thing after hearing Gloria on MTV one night.  That and several other factors (re: giving up the punk thing).  U2 was my band after that.  Always will be.

Someone special wrote to me recently that in October, U2 "created hymns that sound like that. Hymns!!!"  And that's what they did in an atmosphere of soaring guitar and stark echoes.  It's an amazing record, in my opinion.

Here's Rejoice:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkfnzUxnGrw&index=29&list=PLyur4eCz_GpD4QnUyl4mUb2oRP_RUqXX5

And what am I to do?
Just tell me what am I supposed to say?
I can't change the world
But I can change the world in me
Rejoice
Rejoice

Words to live by...
Title: Re: Now playing:
Post by: shineinthesummernight on October 29, 2018, 05:35:47 PM
I love "October"!  Nice video compilation, too.
Title: Re: Now playing:
Post by: rockatansky on October 30, 2018, 06:55:29 AM
Breathe

Now that I understand it, can't get it out of my head...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6gYB7jYW-o&list=PLyur4eCz_GpD4QnUyl4mUb2oRP_RUqXX5&index=11&t=0s
Title: Re: Now playing:
Post by: ricebird5678 on October 30, 2018, 09:00:48 AM
Been hooked on 'Winter' lately. How did they not include this on NLOTH??????
Title: Re: Now playing:
Post by: GoldenStateGirl on October 30, 2018, 11:35:10 AM
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Breathe

Now that I understand it, can't get it out of my head...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6gYB7jYW-o&list=PLyur4eCz_GpD4QnUyl4mUb2oRP_RUqXX5&index=11&t=0s

YES YES YES!!!! 

I love this song to the ends of the earth.
Title: Re: Now playing:
Post by: laoghaire on October 30, 2018, 11:39:32 AM
Yeah, I'm all about Breathe.
Title: Re: Now playing:
Post by: Karmamalaga on October 30, 2018, 12:15:39 PM
I was there [but I can't post the Youtube link - what's the secret? An instruction PM ad hoc someone? There are several takes, and I wanted to post you my favourite], and I have a specia bond with that stadium since a family member of mine built it.

Now playing: Luminous Times. I still have the copy of the magazine "Musician" and just reaad the review. I remember buying it at an airport and reading it on a plane. I do not know for sure, but I truely think my fellow passenger neihbour was reading said article as well.

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Post by: shineinthesummernight on October 30, 2018, 02:45:52 PM
I love "Breathe" and "Luminous Times"!
Title: Re: Now playing:
Post by: rockatansky on October 31, 2018, 06:28:21 AM
I like this particular version of Dirty Day, it quite well rocks...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIE5pVaFuNI&list=PLyur4eCz_GpD4QnUyl4mUb2oRP_RUqXX5&index=6
Title: Re: Now playing:
Post by: rockatansky on November 01, 2018, 07:34:19 AM
Some Days Are Better Than Others

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFHxkiL-s6k&t=6s&list=PLyur4eCz_GpD4QnUyl4mUb2oRP_RUqXX5&index=5

Been re-exploring Zooropa.  I've always liked that album and still do.  It's about half way thru Some Days when Edge kicks in with some fuzzy, distorted guitar work.  Cool.

Title: Re: Now playing:
Post by: TongueInMyEar on November 01, 2018, 09:27:05 AM
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Some Days Are Better Than Others

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFHxkiL-s6k&t=6s&list=PLyur4eCz_GpD4QnUyl4mUb2oRP_RUqXX5&index=5

Been re-exploring Zooropa.  I've always liked that album and still do.  It's about half way thru Some Days when Edge kicks in with some fuzzy, distorted guitar work.  Cool.

I've also been re-exploring Zooropa, an absolute gem of an album. No bad song on there. Numb always been one of my favourites, The Wanderer I've grown to love more over the years.
Title: Re: Now playing:
Post by: rockatansky on November 02, 2018, 10:53:43 AM
My favorite live version of The Fly...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bEyrhdBIyD8&list=PLyur4eCz_GpD4QnUyl4mUb2oRP_RUqXX5&index=84
Title: Re: Now playing:
Post by: Karmamalaga on November 02, 2018, 11:54:57 AM
Stranger In A Strange Land
Title: Re: Now playing:
Post by: rockatansky on November 03, 2018, 07:03:56 AM
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Stranger In A Strange Land

Awesome song, I love everything about October!
Title: Re: Now playing:
Post by: rockatansky on November 03, 2018, 08:07:35 AM
I love this live version of New Year's Day performed during the Vertigo Tour, Chicago 2005.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EcVO6mJrJrM&index=86&list=PLyur4eCz_GpD4QnUyl4mUb2oRP_RUqXX5
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Post by: ToRontoRon on November 03, 2018, 08:27:07 AM
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My favorite live version of The Fly...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bEyrhdBIyD8&list=PLyur4eCz_GpD4QnUyl4mUb2oRP_RUqXX5&index=84

YES!!!!!

The Edge just crushes it from the 4:02 to 4:42 mark of that video.  Can't tell you how many times I've watched that.  Almost as many as the Bad/40/Streets combo from the same show.  I love that Boston 2001 DVD.
Title: Re: Now playing:
Post by: rockatansky on November 04, 2018, 05:48:30 AM
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My favorite live version of The Fly...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bEyrhdBIyD8&list=PLyur4eCz_GpD4QnUyl4mUb2oRP_RUqXX5&index=84

YES!!!!!

The Edge just crushes it from the 4:02 to 4:42 mark of that video.  Can't tell you how many times I've watched that.  Almost as many as the Bad/40/Streets combo from the same show.  I love that Boston 2001 DVD.

Those 40 seconds are pure Edge guitar bliss.  He pulls out all of the stops, it cranks.  I also like the way the song starts out, seems unique to me in their playing live versions of The Fly.  I don't remember Bono singing that in the other live versions. 

I agree that the Boston 2001 Tour DVD is excellent.  I saw them on the same tour in Dallas but it wasn't anything like the Boston show.
Title: Re: Now playing:
Post by: rockatansky on November 04, 2018, 06:31:01 AM
A Sort Of Homecoming

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZoX7yiTpiU&list=PLyur4eCz_GpD4QnUyl4mUb2oRP_RUqXX5&index=79

Opener to the wonderful Unforgettable Fire album.  A transformative album for U2 and one that has a very personal meaning to me.
Title: Re: Now playing:
Post by: kevtn43 on November 04, 2018, 07:28:52 AM
Been re listening to how to dismantle a atomic bomb love this album especially really blasting out love and peace or else, and original species
Title: Re: Now playing:
Post by: laoghaire on November 04, 2018, 08:42:36 AM
Springhill Mining Disaster

Been trying to see if I have a fave performance. So far they all have gems in them but I haven't found a slam dunk.

This one (audio only) involves Bono stopping the song to order the crowd to bring something back, dunno what:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=cyYFs-kD7Bk

Another has him stopping the song to chastise the audience for whistling. "I'm not in the f---ing Beatles." Man, he got grouchy a lot during this song.

That aside, it's a hell of a song and I'd love to find a performance, not even necessarily by U2, that I think killed it. I've tried Luke and The Dubliners but I'm biased, I like Bono's voice better.

It's very Irish. I don't know if it was written by an Irish person or Irish Canadian, but it's Irish. Very good lyrics. "Bone and blood are the price of coal." Also, "We have no water, light or bread, so we're livin' on songs and hope instead."

Those who love a lower register song have much to love here, these may be the lowest notes I've heard yer man hit.
Title: Re: Now playing:
Post by: rockatansky on November 04, 2018, 09:26:24 AM
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Springhill Mining Disaster

Been trying to see if I have a fave performance. So far they all have gems in them but I haven't found a slam dunk.

This one (audio only) involves Bono stopping the song to order the crowd to bring something back, dunno what:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=cyYFs-kD7Bk

Another has him stopping the song to chastise the audience for whistling. "I'm not in the f---ing Beatles." Man, he got grouchy a lot during this song.

That aside, it's a hell of a song and I'd love to find a performance, not even necessarily by U2, that I think killed it. I've tried Luke and The Dubliners but I'm biased, I like Bono's voice better.

It's very Irish. I don't know if it was written by an Irish person or Irish Canadian, but it's Irish. Very good lyrics. "Bone and blood are the price of coal." Also, "We have no water, light or bread, so we're livin' on songs and hope instead."

Those who love a lower register song have much to love here, these may be the lowest notes I've heard yer man hit.

Thanks for pointing out this song.  I've never heard of it before nor of U2 performing it.  I just listened to this version https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWzYSJ3-Cjw which I'm sure you know about.  I think the audio version you posted has Bono singing with more strength than this one.

I listened to the one by Luke Kelly and The Dubliners but also prefer Bono's vocal over Kellys'.  Also, listened to a version by Martin Carthy - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zooE2Dd5-ls which again I'm sure you already listened to.. 

The U2 version seems to be the best.  Even though it's about Nova Scotia, it has that definite Irish feel to it.

I may have it wrong but it looks like Peggy Seeger wrote the song in the 60's.  She's American but lived in Britain for a long while.

https://mainlynorfolk.info/martin.carthy/songs/springhillminedisaster.html

Peggy Seeger

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peggy_Seeger

Here's Peggy Seeger playing the song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cp6a-r0keWE

I like to google...
Title: Re: Now playing:
Post by: laoghaire on November 04, 2018, 09:54:05 AM
That first link you posted, I also found yesterday and seems to be the most common YouTube clip of this song. I like it but felt the audio only version was better despite the interuption. But man, in that one Bono looks 20, not 27. Got his age 27 self possession though, plus the age 27 voice.

The first time I heard the song was when I was 13 and a friend of a friend, who I would not have thought knew I even existed, gave me a copy of the live in Chicago 1987 bootleg, my absolute first bootleg of any sort. He must have been a fan and heard I was, too. Those were the days (1990). I lost the tape a very long time ago (prolly by 1996) but suddenly got an urge to hear this song yesterday, but did not find the Chicago version, which was not necessarily any better than any of these others.

Oh, so an American wrote it. Well, still in the Irish style and apparently accepted by the Irish as such.
Title: Re: Now playing:
Post by: rockatansky on November 04, 2018, 09:59:52 AM
I agree, even if she's American it definitely strikes me as an Irish folk song.  It's got that certain depth to it and the lyrics that make it so.  Thanks again for pointing the song out.  I really like it!
Title: Re: Now playing:
Post by: laoghaire on November 04, 2018, 10:07:14 AM
Lol, one of the YT comments on the video one says something like he's surprised Bono didn't instantly sprout an entire beard singing that. Indeed, he looks like a boy there but this rugged, almost pirate-y voice is growling out of his cherubic face.
Title: Re: Now playing:
Post by: Karmamalaga on November 05, 2018, 07:46:27 AM
Springhill Mining Disaster was performed when I first saw u2, June 6th 1987. I got it on my first bootleg, a double LP called Higher Ground.

Now Playing: Hawkmoon 269.
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Post by: rockatansky on November 05, 2018, 09:25:34 AM
So, you saw them in Gothenburg, that's cool!  I saw them the in Fort Worth, Texas on November 23rd and 24th.  The 24th had B.B. King performing.  I just checked the setlist (long ago) and they didn't play Springhill Mining Disaster as they did when you saw them.  I would have liked to see/hear that performance.  I need to start getting ahold of some bootlegs.  Don't have any.

Hawkmoon 269, is a favorite of mine.  Good listen.
Title: Re: Now playing:
Post by: rockatansky on November 05, 2018, 10:32:38 AM
I love this live version of Out Of Control from the Elevation Tour at Slane Castle.  The crowd's reaction is awesome and Bono talking about the band when it got started. And this live version of a very important song to U2, kicks ass.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0Ccp3xjc3Q&list=PLyur4eCz_GpD4QnUyl4mUb2oRP_RUqXX5&index=88
Title: Re: Now playing:
Post by: rockatansky on November 06, 2018, 08:08:02 AM
Sleep Like A Baby Tonight

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OsEGFs_W_yA

Morning, your toast, your tea and sugar,
Read about the politician’s lover
Go through the day like knife through butter
Why don’t you
You dress in the colours of forgiveness
Your eyes as red as Christmas
Purple robes are folded on the kitchen chair

You’re gonna sleep like a baby tonight
In your dreams, everything is alright
Tomorrow dawns like someone else’s suicide
You’re gonna sleep like a baby tonight

Dreams,
It’s a dirty business, dreaming
Where there is silence and not screaming
Where there’s no daylight, there’s no healing

You’re gonna sleep like a baby tonight
In your dreams, everything is alright
Tomorrow dawns like a suicide
But you’re gonna sleep like a baby tonight

Hope is where the door is
When the church is where the war is
Where no one can feel no one else’s pain

You’re gonna sleep like a baby tonight
In your dreams, everything is alright
Tomorrow dawns like a suicide
But you’re gonna sleep like a baby tonight
Sleep like a baby tonight
Like a bird, your dreams take flight
Like St Francis covered in light
You’re gonna sleep like a baby tonight
Title: Re: Now playing:
Post by: rockatansky on November 07, 2018, 07:30:34 AM
This.  Live version of One Tree Hill.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WfKhVV-7lxI&index=67&list=PLyur4eCz_GpD4QnUyl4mUb2oRP_RUqXX5
Title: Re: Now playing:
Post by: laoghaire on November 07, 2018, 07:47:41 AM
I didn't know they did that one live before last year. Great drumming.

I always found it strange/cool how the bass does not follow the chord changes in the verses (does in the chorus). It works.

"We run like a river to the sea" has got to be one of the most powerful lyrics ever. Can anyone cite chapter and verse on that one?
Title: Re: Now playing:
Post by: rockatansky on November 07, 2018, 09:49:53 AM
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I didn't know they did that one live before last year. Great drumming.

I always found it strange/cool how the bass does not follow the chord changes in the verses (does in the chorus). It works.

"We run like a river to the sea" has got to be one of the most powerful lyrics ever. Can anyone cite chapter and verse on that one?

I can't come up with anything of substance, other than the possible religious meanings.  But those are vague to me at best. I wish I could come up with something more meaningful to the discussion.  I agree it's a very powerful lyric.

I found this book that has a chapter (chapter 5) that is titled - "Coping With Loss - U2's One Tree Hill".  You may need to scroll up the page to get to the start of chapter 5.

https://books.google.com/books?id=zJ4vDwAAQBAJ&pg=PA134&lpg=PA134&dq=where+does+%22we+run+like+a+river+to+the+sea%22+come+from&source=bl&ots=JM6vaznDCQ&sig=GUZcCJGo6IdN-yKpZLq6aEHZNME&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjQxK-0xcLeAhUM5oMKHWFOAl4Q6AEwD3oECAEQAQ#v=onepage&q=where%20does%20%22we%20run%20like%20a%20river%20to%20the%20sea%22%20come%20from&f=false

Also, found this post published in 2017 titled - "We Will Run Like A River To The Sea".  It has some interesting tidbits about the song I never put together.

https://www.u2radio.com/2017/08/we-will-run-like-a-river-to-the-sea/

As usual, I'm pretty lame with coming up with answers from my own mind.  I'm good at googling though...
Title: Re: Now playing:
Post by: laoghaire on November 07, 2018, 10:14:18 AM
Ecclesiastes 1:7 - my copy and paste is broken though.

We run back to God.

It's such a poignant idea, all the layers of it. Comforting, sure, but also uneasy in its inevitability, that driving power of that flow home, we are helpless against that tide. We are one even if we feel so seperate - how can we tell this part of the river from that part?
Title: Re: Now playing:
Post by: rockatansky on November 07, 2018, 10:21:35 AM
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Ecclesiastes 1:7 - my copy and paste is broken though.

We run back to God.

It's such a poignant idea, all the layers of it. Comforting, sure, but also uneasy in its inevitability, that driving power of that flow home, we are helpless against that tide. We are one even if we feel so seperate - how can we tell this part of the river from that part?

You nailed it.

Ecclesiastes 1:7

All streams flow into the sea,
yet the sea is never full.
To the place the streams come from,
there they return again.
Title: Re: Now playing:
Post by: laoghaire on November 07, 2018, 10:23:08 AM
That's just really, really beautiful.
Title: Re: Now playing:
Post by: rockatansky on November 07, 2018, 10:31:48 AM
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That's just really, really beautiful.

Yes, it is. 

And that was a good spot on your part.  Well done!
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Post by: laoghaire on November 07, 2018, 10:36:55 AM
Oh, gosh, no - that was from the Bible references page on this site. Will paste the link in a sec. Vaguely remembered there was a Biblical reference but initially too lazy to look it up.
Title: Re: Now playing:
Post by: laoghaire on November 07, 2018, 10:38:06 AM
Here it is, a gold mine:
https://www.atu2.com/lyrics/biblerefs.html
Title: Re: Now playing:
Post by: Karmamalaga on November 10, 2018, 08:58:39 AM
"On a now idle forum someone put up this thread, circa 2004 or so, and I asked "what for?" prior to get an answer wich stuck to me as this: as a fan of U2:s music you tend to disregard some of their songs. This thread allows you to                  discover, or rediscover songs of U2, or details of a riff or a baseline or whatever. If you are so into U2 as to browsw our site, then start with a suggestion for a song that you are listening to. U2, that is. " "

This is part of an answer from me to a member f this thread. Apparently, I am not allowed to reply to a pm without quoting it. Well I shan't since this suggests permission. (How hard could it be?)

Now playing: 11 O'Clock Tick Tock (Red Rocks). Memory: recoreded it from TV on VHS, and said to myself: screw maths, I just have to watch this one again! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajhOjFwuddQ





Title: Re: Now playing:
Post by: Karmamalaga on November 10, 2018, 09:10:11 AM
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I've been listening to In a Little While lately.

This could have been the working tirle for John Lennon's Mind Games. When the future is the past…  :P
Title: Re: Now playing:
Post by: Karmamalaga on November 10, 2018, 09:15:02 AM
Now playing: Swedish television 1987 part 1 (can you see me during "Streets?"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XlSy6cXa1Kk

It Begins in Swedish, but it continues in English/Irish (Sweden uses subtitles)
Title: Re: Now playing:
Post by: Karmamalaga on November 10, 2018, 09:35:02 AM
Now playing: Seconds, on film, contrary to my bootleg with strawberey shining LP:s the year I got my first car (and still have it).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ada8H9B3aFQ
Title: Re: Now playing:
Post by: Karmamalaga on November 10, 2018, 10:18:26 AM
Now playing: Zoo-Station, Wembley Stadium 1993, the one with Salman Rushdie. On a casette. Mine!
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Post by: laoghaire on November 11, 2018, 09:06:58 AM
I'm going to show some love for the last ranked song on the last ranked album: Is That All?

I do not care if the opening riff is The Cry.
I do not care if there are hardly any lyrics or if they suck.
I do not care if people rank it dead last.

Larry MURDERS the drums.
Adam's bass is a MONSTER STOMPING THE WORLD.
When I listen to this song, I get up and YELL. Very, very quietly if I'm not alone in the house and listening on earbuds BUT I YELL IN MY SPIRIT.
When I listen to this song, I am kicking ASS and I am taking NAMES. Your name. I'm taking it. Watch out.

That is all.
Title: Re: Now playing:
Post by: kevtn43 on November 12, 2018, 09:18:08 AM
Been playing shadows and tall trees ,and listening to a day without me
Title: Re: Now playing:
Post by: laoghaire on November 12, 2018, 10:10:32 AM
IS THAT AAAAAAAAAA-AAAAAAA-AAAAAAA-AAAAA-AAAA-AAAAA-AAAALLLLLLLLL??
IS THAT ALL?
IS THAT AAA-AAAAALLLLLL? IS THAT ALL?
<Apocalypse>
<Bass dies>
<Feedback ensues>
<Murdered drum gasps and flings drumstick to floor, bounce, bounce, bounce>
<Four guys lay on floor with dead instruments strewn around them in a heap>
<Silence>
Title: Re: Now playing:
Post by: shineinthesummernight on November 12, 2018, 05:54:49 PM
Wow, fellow "October" lovers, unite!  I've always believed that album kicks some serious a##, too!  The heavy rhythm section, the brooding, spiritual lyrics, the rawness of it all.  One of my favorite go-to albums of all time, especially when I'm driving.
Title: Re: Now playing:
Post by: Karmamalaga on November 14, 2018, 02:36:50 PM
Red Light
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Post by: ToRontoRon on November 14, 2018, 02:53:49 PM
Oooh, an October love fest!  Count me in!  It's for sure my favourite of the first three albums.

I love Is That All?!  Sure, that awesome riff is taken from 'The Cry', but that song was never officially released on an album or single or anything, so to me it doesn't really count.  I'm just glad they used that riff somewhere in their official catalogue. 

I Fall Down, Rejoice, and With A Shout (Jerusalem) are all underrated, kick ass rock songs as well.

And Scarlet is such a powerful song too.  So much of a story told from just one repeated lyric.  I remember being pleasantly shocked standing in GA during the 360 tour when they started into this.  I never in a million years would have thought they'd dust that off...

That's it, I'm off to listen to the album now for the first time in a while.
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Post by: JonD on November 14, 2018, 04:37:01 PM
After visiting my mom these past few months, I’ve been visiting a used CD/DVD store in our downtown recently with my kids- bought copies of most U2 albums to play in the car.  I too think October is a lot better than people rank it. Title song, Fire, Is that all, and TOMORROW (wow! Amazing) are incredible. Have been playing it a lot.

Great album.
Jon
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Post by: laoghaire on November 14, 2018, 05:50:03 PM
That sounds like fun. How well do your kids tolerate U2?
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Post by: laoghaire on November 15, 2018, 09:31:27 AM
Gone

The freakin Edge, man. Screechy riffs alternated with his minimalist keyboards.

And when the band comes in "you hurt yourself."

Slide guitar acheiving liftoff.
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Post by: laoghaire on November 15, 2018, 09:59:28 AM
Wut. The Edge gets pi**ed off? The Edge throws his guitar to the floor?

Dave Evans? That Edge? WTF?

Gotta see this...
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Post by: laoghaire on November 15, 2018, 10:12:30 AM
Just watched it. Omg poor Dallas. Between that and UTEOTW.
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Post by: laoghaire on November 15, 2018, 10:26:55 AM
Dallas Schoo is a lovely, lovely man who works way harder than any other guitar tech and he and Edge have a great respect for each other.

If you want to meet Dallas check out the rig rundown he gives, which is normally something only a guitar tech nerd would love but I'd literally watch a weekly show of him showing picks and pedals and strings and, like, even cables. I'd watch him explain batteries. And finishes. He is a ray of sunshine and brilliant.
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Post by: bfvertigo1 on November 15, 2018, 12:07:09 PM
Now playing Kite.
Album version
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Post by: Karmamalaga on November 17, 2018, 05:49:45 AM
Love Is Bigger Than Anything In Its Way

Reminds me of an unforeseen busstrip to Elephant and Castle, London, prior to Christmas, in search for a particular dachshund-sweater for my Sister, att Peac*cks (no publicity, no offence).
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Post by: laoghaire on November 19, 2018, 09:47:49 AM
No Line on the Horizon

YEAHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!
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Post by: u2music on November 26, 2018, 11:39:12 AM
This. It f*****' rocks.  Crank it up.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6yzojvZwzQo
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Post by: laoghaire on November 26, 2018, 12:02:04 PM
I love the whole experience of that. The drama of it.

Edit: "That" being Streets/Tempe.
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Post by: Karmamalaga on November 30, 2018, 08:40:41 AM
Surrender
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Post by: kevtn43 on November 30, 2018, 06:01:54 PM
☝☝ i was listening to this as well
Also even better than the real thing, miracle ,walk on
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Post by: Karmamalaga on February 03, 2019, 08:34:15 AM
Luminous Times (a great song) - the Days are slowly getting longer, and I saw the sun for a couple of minutes today.
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Post by: Boba Fett on February 04, 2019, 05:25:47 PM
Generally not a fan of the recent stuff, but gee The Little Things that Give You Away is fantastic.
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Post by: Amrice78 on February 05, 2019, 11:32:46 AM
A playlist of the third song on every album
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Post by: GoldenStateGirl on February 06, 2019, 12:52:41 PM
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A playlist of the third song on every album

Clever!  <steals idea>
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Post by: U2Tim on February 11, 2019, 04:50:40 AM
Summer of Love. Such an addictive song, can never get enough of it.
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Post by: Karmamalaga on February 20, 2019, 11:38:14 AM
Zooropa
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Post by: ian ryan on February 20, 2019, 09:18:44 PM
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My favorite live version of The Fly...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bEyrhdBIyD8&list=PLyur4eCz_GpD4QnUyl4mUb2oRP_RUqXX5&index=84

Maybe my favorite recorded live U2 song ever. An astonishing version of the song.

For me, Fez-Being Born has been in my head a lot lately. I think they missed the mark with a lot of what they were trying to do with NLOTH, but Fez is absolutely perfect in how well it conveys its message. A weird, creative, communicative U2 song after they had stopped doing that for a while.
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Post by: goldtoad on February 23, 2019, 11:01:42 AM
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My favorite live version of The Fly...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bEyrhdBIyD8&list=PLyur4eCz_GpD4QnUyl4mUb2oRP_RUqXX5&index=84

Maybe my favorite recorded live U2 song ever. An astonishing version of the song.

For me, Fez-Being Born has been in my head a lot lately. I think they missed the mark with a lot of what they were trying to do with NLOTH, but Fez is absolutely perfect in how well it conveys its message. A weird, creative, communicative U2 song after they had stopped doing that for a while.

Totally agree that the Boston version of The Fly is amazing. 

Fez-Being Born shows how NLOTH could have been one of their best albums. The concept behind the album was great anyway. A discourse about the end times (the end of the world or personal "end times") with the music having a slight Middle Eastern feel.  It didn't quite come together, but I think it was their last album that had a chance to be truly great.  It isn't always true, but it seems like most great albums start with big, abstract ideas.  That was missing on SOI and SOE.

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Post by: ian ryan on February 24, 2019, 01:16:21 AM
Iris was playing in the pool at the gym last night. Very unexpected, but very pleasantly surprising.
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Post by: Tortuga on February 24, 2019, 05:55:25 AM
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It isn't always true, but it seems like most great albums start with big, abstract ideas.  That was missing on SOI and SOE.

I really agree with this.  Its somewhat ironic that the two albums they promoted as being part of a big conceptual trilogy, seem to have the least cohesion.  NLOTH had holes but SOI and SOE just feel like collections of disparate songs.  There may be some lyrical themes but musically they are completely disconnected. They sound like a collection of random songs made at different times with different production styles.  It makes them harder to appreciate as albums.

Its also like the lyrical theme is so forced that it has no subtly.  As Flannery O’Connor once said, if you can easily discern the theme of a piece of art (if its message is obvious) you can be sure its not very good art at all.

(Not a direct quote, my paraphrase from memory.)

I really hope they abandon any thoughts on a “Songs of Ascent” and start fresh working with only one producer for the next album.  It could be Danger Mouse or Enois, or someone new that can capture that side of U2 but stop with the autobiographical lyrics set to a mishmash of music.
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Post by: ricebird5678 on February 25, 2019, 07:52:49 AM
In wake of the Venezuelan crisis, Mothers of the Disappeared has been on repeat for me. Hear their heartbeat.
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Post by: dwaltman on February 26, 2019, 11:04:14 AM
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It isn't always true, but it seems like most great albums start with big, abstract ideas.  That was missing on SOI and SOE.

I really agree with this.  Its somewhat ironic that the two albums they promoted as being part of a big conceptual trilogy, seem to have the least cohesion.  NLOTH had holes but SOI and SOE just feel like collections of disparate songs.  There may be some lyrical themes but musically they are completely disconnected. They sound like a collection of random songs made at different times with different production styles.  It makes them harder to appreciate as albums.

Its also like the lyrical theme is so forced that it has no subtly.  As Flannery O’Connor once said, if you can easily discern the theme of a piece of art (if its message is obvious) you can be sure its not very good art at all.

(Not a direct quote, my paraphrase from memory.)

I really hope they abandon any thoughts on a “Songs of Ascent” and start fresh working with only one producer for the next album.  It could be Danger Mouse or Enois, or someone new that can capture that side of U2 but stop with the autobiographical lyrics set to a mishmash of music.

I think the record also failed to produce a tour that really tied into the album.  It was all about the stage...while 360 was a really cool concept and a piece of art in of itself, nothing connected to NLOTH.
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Post by: dwaltman on February 26, 2019, 11:07:33 AM
Summer of Love.

Trying to learn on guitar. I pretty much suck so the chords are pretty easy. I can't get the into notes down though.  Also saw 2 documentaries lately....Lifeboat and Human Flow that addressed the issues of Syrian migration across the Sea. 
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Post by: Karmamalaga on March 02, 2019, 11:06:47 AM
U2's first night in Paris 2018 (changing avatar)
 
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Post by: sperduto on March 08, 2019, 05:35:29 AM
-- paulo vetri -- u2 superfan -- master multicam monster -- concert sized sweetness  -- hd high quality

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dy8HzVjtFkE


 
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Post by: Karmamalaga on March 09, 2019, 02:23:53 PM
The Hands That Built America
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Post by: Karmamalaga on April 19, 2019, 01:40:49 PM
An Cat Dub Into the heart. Irish Times...
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Post by: Mr. Sarajevo 20 on April 22, 2019, 08:27:13 AM
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Agreed, that version of In A Little While is pure magic. The vocals, lyrics, and Edge singing at the end is fantastic.  I love the part about Joey Ramone.  It's a testament to the power of U2 that Joey was listening to U2 on his deathbed. My last couple years in HS ('77, '78) were all about the Ramones and The Clash. So, it means something to me that Joey was listening to In A Little While before he died. RIP - Joey Ramone and Joe Strummer.

On a somewhat different note, I've always been enamored with U2's October.  I gave up the punk thing after hearing Gloria on MTV one night.  That and several other factors (re: giving up the punk thing).  U2 was my band after that.  Always will be.

Someone special wrote to me recently that in October, U2 "created hymns that sound like that. Hymns!!!"  And that's what they did in an atmosphere of soaring guitar and stark echoes.  It's an amazing record, in my opinion.

Here's Rejoice:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkfnzUxnGrw&index=29&list=PLyur4eCz_GpD4QnUyl4mUb2oRP_RUqXX5

And what am I to do?
Just tell me what am I supposed to say?
I can't change the world
But I can change the world in me
Rejoice
Rejoice

Words to live by...
Agreed...very underrated album.
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Post by: ricebird5678 on April 27, 2019, 10:16:36 AM
The Crystal Ballroom came on my spotify que this morning on the way to the rugby pitch and I just had to sigh. Another gem of a song that didnt make it onto an album.
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Post by: laoghaire on April 27, 2019, 09:18:13 PM
That's a fun song. I listened to it today, too.

Imagine telling everybody in 1987 that U2 would do a full on disco song in 25 or so years.
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Post by: laoghaire on April 27, 2019, 09:22:06 PM
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-- paulo vetri -- u2 superfan -- master multicam monster -- concert sized sweetness  -- hd high quality

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dy8HzVjtFkE

Paulo works very hard on this stuff. Will have to check this out. I see it includes Red Flag Day - very good.
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Post by: Karmamalaga on May 26, 2019, 05:48:50 AM
"In Dog's Country" - a flamenco version of In God's Country.
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Post by: Karmamalaga on May 28, 2019, 04:47:12 AM
In A Lifetime, Clannad, with Bono (1985).


I just mentioned this song in a previous post, and Went to see and hear it on Youtube. I bought the maxi single in Nice, I recall. As for the video, I have it on VHS. Chances are, the version on Youtube is better!  ;D
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Post by: clemmie_mandarin on May 29, 2019, 03:57:28 AM
Satellite of Love - with Lou Reed, Zoo TV

Just love how Bono sounds here.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqNjH62wjJY

And am listening to Salome as well for some much needed grooviness... Shake it Shake it Shake it!
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Post by: Karmamalaga on June 05, 2019, 05:24:38 AM
Just dealt with an ant infestation in what used to be a stable, and wondered wheter it be because of leftover Crumbs, so: Crumbs My (S)Table. Brings back memories from the tour, and the beginning of that tune! I have not listened to HTDAAB for ages - this song makes me want to, not least A Man And A Woman...
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Post by: Karmamalaga on June 12, 2019, 02:41:49 PM
Crumbs From Your Table and A Man And A Woman - both outstanding, art through musiv at its best.
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Post by: kevtn43 on July 03, 2019, 07:14:08 PM
Breathe
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Post by: singnomore on July 04, 2019, 09:48:57 AM
Twilight
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Post by: Smee on July 04, 2019, 09:51:27 AM
After listening to 4th Of July over and over and over, im now in the mood to listen to TUF album. So that is exaclty what i am doing.....via youtube playlist
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Post by: kevtn43 on July 05, 2019, 10:11:48 AM
Stay
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Post by: ultravioletacrobat on July 05, 2019, 12:15:21 PM
Promenade

Heartland