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Old 01-21-2009, 02:13 PM   #151
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i'm assuming these boots have lifts in them...
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Old 01-21-2009, 06:48 PM   #152
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I believe that Lanois (on the Making Of...) also said that Running to Stand Still was another of those "one take" tracks too (like Bad was).
I think he means they got most of the music and a big 'feel' for the idea of the song on the first play, then finished it off later with proper lyrics and stuff. I reckon they mean the same sort of thing with the 'one take' comments about Moment Of Surrender. You can actually hear Edge play the original jam of Running...in the documentary . (you have to wait till about 6 mins in for it though, sorry)

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Old 01-21-2009, 06:50 PM   #153
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love how much of the lyric bono gets in one take
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Old 01-21-2009, 06:57 PM   #154
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I'll probably get into trouble, but on the same subject the first recording/demo of Sweetest Thing was also gold dust. In my opinion they ruined it from then on lol.

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Old 01-21-2009, 06:59 PM   #155
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Of course MoS was not entirely written, recorded and arranged in one take. I'm sure it's more like Running to Stand Still, One, or Bad, all done very quickly and impulsively, but that doesn't mean they didn't work on it a bit more after the first take (especially lyrics-wise).

If that's the case that bodes really well, because these songs are classic. But 7 min IS very long! Can actually be too long if the song is not that good
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Old 01-21-2009, 11:21 PM   #156
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With most of the "one take" songs that U2 talks about, what they really mean is that the music is usually only played through once and then they cut and paste and piece together a song out of a jam. While there may be a good start on lyrics in with these jams the actual vocal is usually recorded later, although sometimes some of the original vocals are left in for extra layers or backing. I think they had said at one point that MOS was from a 30 minute jams session that they edited down into the song but the band did not play the music again. This is one of the reasons that U2 often talks about having to learn the songs for the tour. Sometimes it is because the songs are actually created through cut and paste and have never actually been played as a song.

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Old 01-21-2009, 11:22 PM   #157
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With most of the "one take" songs that U2 talks about, what they really mean is that the music is usually only played through once and then they cut and paste and piece together a song out of a jam. While there may be a good start on lyrics in with these jams the actual vocal is usually recorded later, although sometimes some of the original vocals are left in for extra layers or backing. I think they had said at one point that MOS was from a 30 minute jams session that they edited down into the song but the band did not play the music again. This is one of the reasons that U2 often talks about having to learn the songs for the tour. Sometimes it is because the songs are actually created through cut and paste and have never actually been played as a song.

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Yeah, that's closer to what I was thinking.
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Old 01-21-2009, 11:28 PM   #158
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Yeah, that's closer to what I was thinking.
I seem to recall Exit was created this way, and the band had little to do with the cutting and pasting. Just the jam that Eno and Lanois whittled away at later. I'd love to have the confidence to create music like that.
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Old 01-22-2009, 12:38 AM   #159
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Lyrically, this is a quintessential U2 song: there are two sides to it. The sexy/romantic love/rock n' roll side is a campy, kinky, ode to sexy boots. The moral/religious/political side is a call to arms, to strap on your boots, and get ready to get to work.
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Old 01-22-2009, 08:49 AM   #160
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Lyrically, this is a quintessential U2 song: there are two sides to it. The sexy/romantic love/rock n' roll side is a campy, kinky, ode to sexy boots. The moral/religious/political side is a call to arms, to strap on your boots, and get ready to get to work.
Totally agree
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Old 01-22-2009, 08:53 AM   #161
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Most of U2's lyrics have something deceptive.
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Old 01-22-2009, 09:31 AM   #162
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Most of U2's lyrics have something deceptive.
I wouldn't call it deceptive. More dualistic.
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You're right.

I just meant they sometimes seem to lead you in the wrong direction. At first look they often seem to mean something that changes once you look closer.
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