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Old 30th December 2003, 03:44 PM   #21
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I agree with Pedja -post # 13- : u2 becomes a really interesting rock band from ¨The Unforgettable Fire¨up.
Brian Eno is a great rock provocateur, I think.
Daniel Lanois... I think is a very talented songwriter an producer: Has anyone heard some of his solo work? : ¨Acadie¨ and ¨The Beauty of Wynona¨ -not Ryder- are just fantastic records...
I have recomended Lanois albums a lot here en Argentina. Aural Delicatessen.

I like a lot U2 records, except for -sometimes- the sound quality of some of the tracks. But I think is not ¨sound quality¨ the issue here. In 1993, Audio Magazine published an excellent interview with Brian Eno in which a lot was said about the distortions, effects, textures,recording philosophy, etc of U2 records, and it´s connection with Hi Fi: the final word was something like ...¨high end audio equipment is a very useful thing, because you can hear the distortion and effects better¨. Cool.

I believe that U2 broke down the eigthies cliché of pseudo new romantic hairdos singing in falsetto, or the regular MTV pop song standard plenty of synclaviers and electronic drumming. That was a good thing. And then, they became a very popular rock band with good songs and a somehow studied atittude: the sort of thing that generates ¨love them or hate them¨postures.
But I´m very grateful for the music that they crafted. And it became the soundtrack of interesting moments of my life.
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Old 25th July 2013, 02:03 AM   #22
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U2 is one of my favourite bands of the 80s.....

I think I have THIER BEST CONCERT EVER on VHS: Under a blood red sky -- Done June 5th 1983 in Denver!!!!!!!!

It was freezing cold that day and they were OUTSIDE!! -- Im amazed the concert was so good in those conditions!!!!! (They almost cancelled the show)
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Old 25th July 2013, 03:03 AM   #23
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U2? Pretty simple stuff. I think Bill Bailey sums it up best. See him here on YouTube
Bill Bailey - U2 Failure - Part Troll - YouTube
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Old 25th July 2013, 03:31 AM   #24
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Strictly about music I found their latest works just boring; I fall asleep hearing to them.
I have about 95% of all their work in genuine CDs and been there at the Pop Mart tour which I loved and got me really impressed.

I'm one of those who like more their old stuff.
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Old 25th July 2013, 04:25 AM   #25
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Personally, U2 bores me to death.....probably with some exception, most of their songs have the same backbeat, guitar sound.....I dont think they are very good at playing their instruments..and so it shows as a limit to what they can compose.

Just my humble opinion...
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before it got old hat i liked some of their lp's

but to each his own. music is suposed to move you. if U2 moves you, spin as much as you can and enjoy.
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Old 25th July 2013, 10:55 AM   #26
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I don't mind bands being a bit preachy at times but at least they should stick to what they preach about.
During the time artistic income was not taxed in Ireland U2 always went on about how immoral people/bands use tax havens and such but the moment they had to pay income tax in Ireland suddenly all their business went through a letter-box holding company in the Netherlands.

Practice what you preach or you are more of an a**hole than those who avoid tax without being preachy.
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Old 25th July 2013, 11:37 AM   #27
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Are they making a comeback? this thread certainly has lol!

I preferred Simple Minds back in the day, still do.
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Old 25th July 2013, 01:03 PM   #28
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Fixed audio/video here, most others of this video are off timed. .... U2 Where The Streets Have No Name Live At Slane Castle ...
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Old 27th July 2013, 07:29 AM   #29
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Are they making a comeback?
I dunno but I just watched that concert again earlier....... MAN OH MAN DO I LOVE IT!! (Especially the song around 37 mins (But the whole thing kicks))


I wonder though WHY THEY KEPT SAYING "GOOD NIGHT" AT THE END OF EVERY SONG?? (After the first time it might have been a shock to have them quit so soon but after the 5th time its stupid )
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Old 27th July 2013, 09:04 AM   #30
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Not a U2 fan at all but thankful to them for coming up with this that the Junkies transformed into something wonderful.
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