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Old 08-23-2011, 09:21 AM   #1
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Glasvegas to record U2 cover for AB reissue

I don't know if this has already been posted somewhere on the forum or if anyone here has already read the NME article, but apparently Glasvegas are doing a U2 cover. Guitarist Rab Allan has talked about it in an interview:

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He also revealed that the band would be recording a U2 cover this week for a special reissue of the band's classic album 'Achtung Baby'
The NME article can be found here:

Glasvegas: 'There's no need for us to have a label right now' - video | News | NME.COM

Makes you wonder if there will be a special CD with U2 cover versions by other artists included in one of the uber uber uber super deluxe sets of the AB reissue/remaster.

Maybe it's already discussed here, but I'm not really up to date as far as the final contents of the various packages are concerned.
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Yeah, I think it was brought up yesterday in the thread about the AB reissue.

I can't imagine it's something that would be included with the release, maybe a separate thing like Q or other magazines do sometimes, like REM's Automatic for the People and Nirvana's Nevermind.
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I can't imagine it's something that would be included with the release, maybe a separate thing like Q or other magazines do sometimes, like REM's Automatic for the People and Nirvana's Nevermind.
This would be awesome.
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I think Glasvegas are boring

There are about two songs I like, the rest doesn't do anything for me. Plus I've found them to be quite arrogant in interviews. But I'm still curious what's the deal with this cover version. A separate U2 cover album would be rather cool. Maybe there will be an alternative Achtung Baby with all the original songs recorded by other artists.
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Please. Dear. God. NO.


Yeah. My eyes are still hurting from when I saw them open for U2 in Dublin.

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But I'm still curious what's the deal with this cover version. A separate U2 cover album would be rather cool. Maybe there will be an alternative Achtung Baby with all the original songs recorded by other artists.
There are rumours that point to that direction, including the rumour that Coldplay has also recorded a U2 cover for the project.
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Oh no please not coldplay & please not in the super box I couldn't handle it
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Oh hell no. The last thing I want is some shitty covers of U2's best material.
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Oh hell no. The last thing I want is some shitty covers of U2's best material.
My thoughts exactly, though for me it would be interesting to see how other bands cover songs on Achtung Baby -- though, it will not be the same, so it will be mostly shitty.
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Yeah. My eyes are still hurting from when I saw them open for U2 in Dublin.
I saw them at that gig too. The drummer looked liked she'd rather be doing laundry than in the middle of a stadium gig. I didn't buy the singers Strummerisims, either. He just look like he needed some more food on that body.
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I hope Jay-Z covers The Fly.
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I hope ALF covers So Cruel. He has a Gibson Explorer.
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...maybe they're REALLY creative like with the U2uals and put already existing covers ala Pet Shop Boys (Streets) and Johnny Cash (One).

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Zoo Station: Coldplay
Even Better Than The Real Thing: Keane
One: Mary J. Blige
Until The End Of The World: Glasvegas
Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses: Kings of Leon
So Cruel: Radiohead
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Tryin' To Throw Your Arms Around The World: Damien Marley
Ultraviolet (Light My Way): Axver
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