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Old 06-04-2018, 07:01 PM   #1
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The U2 Experience on SiriusXM Channel 30

Let's discuss this incredible, limited-time channel SiriusXM is running for the month of June. It's incredibly well produced, the song selection is extremely vast, and they're playing some wild stuff alongside the classics and more traditional album tracks.

It's hard to stop listening once you fire it up.
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I finally got sick of it for a spell this afternoon after hearing Beautiful Day one too many times ... but turned it back on at home, ha ha.

Impressed with the live selections - good soundboard/broadcast audio other than the official releases.
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yeah I got burned out after a couple days. But it has been nice hearing some rare stuff - I got Slug on the way home from work !

I will say the interview bits in between songs are a bit much to take. These guys take themselves way too seriously. Bono says something like 'I know people don't like to be lectured to' and then he goes into a speech about how its actually the other 3 who give more to RED and One than some small countries. WTF Bono? Really?

Then you have Edge constantly talking about how epic their latest work is. Um, OK, but maybe you should let the public decide that...
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I'm really enjoying it and hoping that somehow it might continue past its limited run. I haven't burned out of it because only listen when I'm in the car, but in my limited listening time I've heard: Slug, Down all the Days, Oh Berlin, Please (Live), Desert of our Love, an alternate I Will Follow that I don't think I've ever heard before, among other gems I haven't heard in a long time. Lots of high quality live performances.

During interviews and promos, the background music also has some stuff going on there that sounds like alternate takes, demos, and other stuff that I haven't heard before. This station would be incredible if they threw out some unreleased nuggets here and there, but I doubt that would happen.
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I’m crossing fingers that it becomes a full-time regular station. Tom Petty Radio Ch 31 originated with 2 limited time channels in the year or two before it debuted as a regular channel. We shall see. I’m enjoying it as well!
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I hope it stays, and the band listens to it, so that they remember how vast their catalog of music is and, oh fuck I dunno, dig a little deeper when coming up with setlists.
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I hope it stays, and the band listens to it, so that they remember how vast their catalog of music is and, oh fuck I dunno, dig a little deeper when coming up with setlists.
You may be on to something- Bono does like the sound of his own voice 😣
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I'm addicted to it. I've heard the following gems that I've either never heard before or have only listened to on low quality bootlegs:

Oh Berlin
Early versions of Whose Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses, The Fly, and Zooropa
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Just thinking out loud here but It’ll be interesting what they dig up, if anything unique or rare, for the Apollo show. If this limited run station was the main ingredient to making this show happen you have to wonder if they’re thinking down the road long-time residency type production ala Bruce on Broadway. They’ve gone more theatrical in the execution of this tour so who knows if it’s in the works. Something they’ve never done before. Plus it could help extend their careers if they want to be the destination as opposed to doing the traveling.
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I say this too because Tom Petty in his latter years really dug into his Buried Treasure program and then the TP Radio channel 31 and he really enjoyed it. It kept TP creating in between albums & tours. If U2 truly wants to keep this going without burning out it’s definitely one path, albeit unlikely. I could see the band rotating (minus Larry) doing 1-hr programs playing their favorite artists from all eras. We know 3 of the 4 are great speakers and not shy with a mircophone in their hands.

TP Radio continues to operate despite Tom’s passing & TP&HB band members still host their own shows Benmont Tench III - pianist/ keyboardist & Steve Ferrone - drummer and Ron Blair / bassist has guested so it’s there for the willing.
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I listened to it for a while yesterday, and it's great and all, but there's a Complete U2 playlist on Spotify that's basically the same thing and it's on all the time. It even has bonus material from the Super Deluxe Uber Joshua Tree box set that I had never heard before because I never bought it.
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yeah I got burned out after a couple days. But it has been nice hearing some rare stuff - I got Slug on the way home from work !

I will say the interview bits in between songs are a bit much to take. These guys take themselves way too seriously. Bono says something like 'I know people don't like to be lectured to' and then he goes into a speech about how its actually the other 3 who give more to RED and One than some small countries. WTF Bono? Really?

Then you have Edge constantly talking about how epic their latest work is. Um, OK, but maybe you should let the public decide that...
Yeah, the little interview nuggets make them sound like uptight prigs that have no sense of humor. No wonder people hate them so much, when they get portrayed that way.
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most of their public facing marketing since 1980 make them sound like uptight prigs that have no sense of humor. No wonder people hate them so much, when they get portrayed that way.
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Yeah, the little interview nuggets make them sound like uptight prigs that have no sense of humor. No wonder people hate them so much, when they get portrayed that way.
To me anyone talking about their music usually sounds pretty pretentious. U2 does come across sounding smart about it. For whatever that is worth.

The station is pretty cool. At least its getting them some publicity for songs that don't really get air time anymore & of course the new stuff.
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