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Old 06-24-2009, 05:27 PM   #16
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A defining moment is a MOMENT in time. Not an entire era.

As far as I'm concerned, I see a thread title like this, I think one thing: Live Aid
but how long is a "moment"?
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Old 06-24-2009, 05:27 PM   #17
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Live Aid.
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Old 06-24-2009, 05:33 PM   #18
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When Bono cut his hair.

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Old 06-24-2009, 05:45 PM   #19
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PopMart is clearly not a "career-defining" moment since most casual U2 fans (ie., about 500 million people) have already forgotten it and were barely interested when it was ongoing. (Though I suppose this depends on whether you mean U2's self-defined moments or moments as 'defined' by the public at large.)
I completely disagree with this statement, like it or not, POPmart changed U2 forever.....as a result of the poor reception/record sales etc. and alienated fans, U2 got scared and released the very tame/safe album ATYCLB....and the lame HTDAAB.....POPmart was the end of the great 90's experimentation and the daring/ironic U2.....


(360 Tour looks like they're getting back on track)
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Old 06-24-2009, 07:19 PM   #20
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The Super Bowl?

Thats the only one that comes to mind...and maybe those iPod commercials (JK)
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Old 06-24-2009, 08:07 PM   #21
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When Bono cut his hair.

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Which time?
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Old 06-25-2009, 01:00 PM   #22
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i would agree.

i would almost go as far as saying that 9/11 was a big career moment for U2. a lot of people turned to their music combined with the 3rd leg of the Elevation Tour and their SuperBowl performance. the band was literally everywhere.
Maybe thats true for US, but i dont recall it being the case here in Europe. So i would have to disagree.
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Probably the Live aid
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Old 06-26-2009, 04:16 AM   #24
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Which time?
... and you can't say the mullet, because it was grown out.
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Old 06-27-2009, 03:12 PM   #25
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... and you can't say the mullet, because it was grown out.
Hmm... Pop had Bono sporting short hair, NLOTH has the same.

Pop had a gargantuan stage setup and played to stadiums, so does NLOTH.

Pop had trouble getting singles on the radio, so does NLOTH..

There's definitely a pattern emerging behind Bono's haircuts, and it's not just a receding one.
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3rd defining moment would be Beautiful Day or Red Rocks
probably Red Rocks as the image of Bono waving the white flag is still associated with the band even more than ZOO TV I think
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the firefighters on stage at msg after 9/11. thier really isn't discussion as far as i can see . in fact its really more important then any past moment. and i love zoo tv and everything it stood for. however, if i was to pick a song, that was to played to a backdrop of u2 tours and moments so far. like a video package. to capture the 2000;'s u2. It would be vertigo. even through NLOTH hasn't been as successful as the past 2 albums, its still a success. i mean if you told the band in 1999 you can sign up for this success or take a chance with some other approach, you take this without question. 2 big albums, a few non album minor hits, and a 3rd album thats a decent hit, thats good.
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the superdome appearance was cool too.
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