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Is Boots the worst song U2 have ever recorded?
« on: March 16, 2009, 01:30:17 PM »

I was listening to the new album today and was loving Magnificent, Moment etc etc.

Then GOYB came on - I honestly think (and this includes some of ATYCLB and HTDAAB) that GOYB is the worst song U2 have ever made.

It's text book 'big single' stuff but with some of the worst lyrics I've heard from anyone - ever. Musically, it's trying the punk stuff that Vertigo pulled off way better.

The only bit that works for me is the 'get me in the sound' part - perfectly crafted for stadiums across the globe.

Can anyone think of a worse U2 song?



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Re: Is Boots the worst song U2 have ever recorded?
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2009, 01:31:45 PM »
Holy Joe, Miracle Drug, and Grace are all way worse.

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Re: Is Boots the worst song U2 have ever recorded?
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2009, 01:31:59 PM »
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I was listening to the new album today and was loving Magnificent, Moment etc etc.

Then GOYB came on - I honestly think (and this includes some of ATYCLB and HTDAAB) that GOYB is the worst song U2 have ever made.

It's text book 'big single' stuff but with some of the worst lyrics I've heard from anyone - ever. Musically, it's trying the punk stuff that Vertigo pulled off way better.

The only bit that works for me is the 'get me in the sound' part - perfectly crafted for stadiums across the globe.

Can anyone think of a worse U2 song?

Which question are we answering?    ???

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Re: Is Boots the worst song U2 have ever recorded?
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2009, 01:32:49 PM »
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I was listening to the new album today and was loving Magnificent, Moment etc etc.

Then GOYB came on - I honestly think (and this includes some of ATYCLB and HTDAAB) that GOYB is the worst song U2 have ever made.

It's text book 'big single' stuff but with some of the worst lyrics I've heard from anyone - ever. Musically, it's trying the punk stuff that Vertigo pulled off way better.

The only bit that works for me is the 'get me in the sound' part - perfectly crafted for stadiums across the globe.

Can anyone think of a worse U2 song?

Which question are we answering?    ???

Can you think of a worse U2 song than Boots?

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Re: Is Boots the worst song U2 have ever recorded?
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2009, 01:38:58 PM »
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I was listening to the new album today and was loving Magnificent, Moment etc etc.

Then GOYB came on - I honestly think (and this includes some of ATYCLB and HTDAAB) that GOYB is the worst song U2 have ever made.

It's text book 'big single' stuff but with some of the worst lyrics I've heard from anyone - ever. Musically, it's trying the punk stuff that Vertigo pulled off way better.

The only bit that works for me is the 'get me in the sound' part - perfectly crafted for stadiums across the globe.

Can anyone think of a worse U2 song?

Which question are we answering?    ???

Can you think of a worse U2 song than Boots?

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Re: Is Boots the worst song U2 have ever recorded?
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2009, 01:41:18 PM »
I can think of one on the same album...I'll Go Crazy.

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Re: Is Boots the worst song U2 have ever recorded?
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2009, 01:41:58 PM »
Oh ok.

Yeah there's plenty.  

The Refugee
Big Girls are Best
Elevation
Elvis Ate America
Yahweh
Paint it Black
Fortunate Son
Numb
With a Shout

just off the top of my head.


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Re: Is Boots the worst song U2 have ever recorded?
« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2009, 01:43:03 PM »
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Oh ok.

Yeah there's plenty.  

The Refugee
Big Girls are Best
Elevation
Elvis Ate America
Yahweh
Paint it Black
Fortunate Son
Numb
With a Shout

just off the top of my head.



Good point(s) - although I like The Refugee and 'Elvis'...

andyt

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Re: Is Boots the worst song U2 have ever recorded?
« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2009, 01:46:02 PM »
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I can think of one on the same album...I'll Go Crazy.

Isn't 'Unknown Caller' worse?

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Re: Is Boots the worst song U2 have ever recorded?
« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2009, 01:50:52 PM »
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I can think of one on the same album...I'll Go Crazy.

Isn't 'Unknown Caller' worse?

Have to agree with both of these, and Boots too.

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Re: Is Boots the worst song U2 have ever recorded?
« Reply #10 on: March 16, 2009, 01:58:22 PM »
it's not a bad song. it's fun, it has a good sound. kind of throwaway but not. I like it...it's sounding better to me. It's fun...I just think we have to loosen up about it. it's not a life-changing kind of song...and it wasn't meant to be.

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Re: Is Boots the worst song U2 have ever recorded?
« Reply #11 on: March 16, 2009, 02:02:10 PM »
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it's not a bad song. it's fun, it has a good sound. kind of throwaway but not. I like it...it's sounding better to me. It's fun...I just think we have to loosen up about it. it's not a life-changing kind of song...and it wasn't meant to be.

The first single from U2 in four plus years.  Many wanted it to change their life.  It is a great throwaway song and fun fun fun! The gravitas that some attach to the event of a new U2 song causes their expectations to be completely skewed.

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Re: Is Boots the worst song U2 have ever recorded?
« Reply #12 on: March 16, 2009, 02:05:58 PM »
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it's not a bad song. it's fun, it has a good sound. kind of throwaway but not. I like it...it's sounding better to me. It's fun...I just think we have to loosen up about it. it's not a life-changing kind of song...and it wasn't meant to be.

The first single from U2 in four plus years.  Many wanted it to change their life.  It is a great throwaway song and fun fun fun! The gravitas that some attach to the event of a new U2 song causes their expectations to be completely skewed.

It was the big single - so it wasn't meant to be profound.

But, for me, it's so bad that I've now banned it from my NLOTH playlist.

It's 70 percent the lyrics - the rest is standard stuff - in a U2 'big single' kind of way. Saying that though, I love The Fly!

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Re: Is Boots the worst song U2 have ever recorded?
« Reply #13 on: March 16, 2009, 02:06:27 PM »
Boots is definitely not the worst song ever for U2. It is fun! I will also defend Grace until the day I die!! I feel like I am dead with the amount of times I 've had to stick up for it in this forum! ;) ;D ;D

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Re: Is Boots the worst song U2 have ever recorded?
« Reply #14 on: March 16, 2009, 02:07:11 PM »
the worst song is numb.  and even that is good