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Old 01-21-2009, 05:40 AM   #106
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I'm actually dreading Moment Of Surrender.

1. No way it lives up to the hype in a million years.

2. A 7 minute song recorded in one take? Sounds like potentially aimless wankery to me.

3. It's sandwiched in between Magnificent and Unknown Caller, two tracks I honestly believe could be all-time U2 classics.
1. The hype is exactly why it will be interesting to hear, personally speaking. I mean "best song I ever did with U2" (Eno) ? This I gotta hear.

2. Or maybe they actually got something amazing. Wasn't One supposably written in 15 minutes ?

3. How about 3 out of 3 for classics ?
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Old 01-21-2009, 06:11 AM   #107
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I have no concept whatsoever of MOS. I have no idea how it's supposed to sound like. I don't have any clear expectations regarding that song. So I will be surprised the first time I hear it. I hope it lives up to its length.
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Old 01-21-2009, 06:14 AM   #108
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Apparently its a Joshua Tree like gospel type song, please correct me if I am wrong.
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Old 01-21-2009, 06:57 AM   #109
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I thought that was Magnificent.
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Old 01-21-2009, 07:01 AM   #110
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Well my minds fuzzed up now.
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Old 01-21-2009, 07:30 AM   #111
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I'm pretty sure GOYB is the worst or second worst song of the album.

Nobody (Eno, Lanois, etc...) ever said that GOYB was their favourite song.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but it's rather a good news.
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Old 01-21-2009, 07:36 AM   #112
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This is going to be the best album of all time.
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Old 01-21-2009, 07:39 AM   #113
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I'm actually dreading Moment Of Surrender.

2. A 7 minute song recorded in one take? Sounds like potentially aimless wankery to me.


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Old 01-21-2009, 07:41 AM   #114
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Nobody (Eno, Lanois, etc...) ever said that GOYB was their favourite song.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but it's rather a good news.
Promotion-wise, that wouldn't make much sense.

If you heard Boots, you've heard it all. No need to listen to the whole album, because everything there goes downhill from GOYB.
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I believe it can live up to the hype
But the "one take" story is BS. That Gavin's board video just confirmed this with that note about Eno wanting to talk about the song. The idea or the whole song might have been created in one take, but I'm sure they changed it a lot since. I doubt they recorded it and never touched it again like they say. That video proves that.
that's how i've interpreted the "1 take" statement all along.
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Old 01-21-2009, 07:44 AM   #116
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I listened to Chris Evans last night, he'd listened to the album and said he wasn't allowed to say anything about it. However he did say that as soon as he'd finished hearing it, his first words were "put it on again! and again..." he seemed to absolutely love it.
Maybe that was a subtle reference to Mercy being on the album.





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Promotion-wise, that wouldn't make much sense.

If you heard Boots, you've heard it all. No need to listen to the whole album, because everything there goes downhill from GOYB.
What's wrong with GOYB?

I think it's a cracking song.

I think I remember someone saying that it was the only "only single" on the album, no other song is as radio friendly - bodes well for the rest of the album in my opinion, possibly meaning the other music is less accessible to fewer listens and to "today's-low-attention-span-radio-listening/mtv-watching-public".

I don't know.
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Old 01-21-2009, 07:56 AM   #118
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I also doubt that a 7 minute song is a 1-take thing, with no alterations. I don't think Bono could even come up with more than 3 minutes worth of lyrics in one jam session. So unless most of it is just the band going for it, and Bono randomly blurting stuff as it comes into his head like tourettes, there definitely was probably work done to MOS.
Were the GOYB lyrics recorded in one take then?! The song's growing on me slightly but the words are dire. If this is the best Bono can come up with given a few years of intermittent recording, then it's clear that the seemingly endless indecision surrounding every new U2 album revolves entirely around the musical arrangements. For those who want to know more, the full GOYB lyrics are available here:

U2.com | Official News

Having said that though, if these were 'Highway 61 Revisited'-era Bob Dylan lyrics, then they'd be lauded as something comparable to Rimbaud!

In terms of MOS, I'd suggest that it could've been recorded in one take if Bono was singing pre-written lyrics. Or, Larry, Edge and Adam recorded the music in one take, with the vocals added afterwards. Or, it really is a totally spontaneous creation; if so, then expect lots of list-type lyrics with 'fly / sky' rhyming.
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The lyrics are anti-war. I don't think they are bad at all, they are just indirect.
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Were the GOYB lyrics recorded in one take then?! The song's growing on me slightly but the words are dire. If this is the best Bono can come up with given a few years of intermittent recording, then it's clear that the seemingly endless indecision surrounding every new U2 album revolves entirely around the musical arrangements. For those who want to know more, the full GOYB lyrics are available here:

U2.com | Official News

Having said that though, if these were 'Highway 61 Revisited'-era Bob Dylan lyrics, then they'd be lauded as something comparable to Rimbaud!

In terms of MOS, I'd suggest that it could've been recorded in one take if Bono was singing pre-written lyrics. Or, Larry, Edge and Adam recorded the music in one take, with the vocals added afterwards. Or, it really is a totally spontaneous creation; if so, then expect lots of list-type lyrics with 'fly / sky' rhyming.
what's so bad about the lyrics? i really like the "Satan bomb scare" and "Submarine/Gasoline" lines.

it seems like Bono's lyrics are a convenient thing to go after, yet no one ever has examples of why his lyrics are so bad, other than citing "Elevation" over and over again.
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