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Old 12-28-2014, 03:02 PM   #136
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I will take "young" or "older" Bono......just not....."evil" Bono.

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Old 09-21-2016, 07:32 PM   #137
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Now that this song has settled, I was wondering how others associate this song sonically?
By that I mean, nyd is commonly identified by the cool bass line, streets by the intro guitar riff, bloody sunday by the military drums, etc.
When you think of Invisible, which stands out first to you in identifying it; the electronic backing track beat, the cool drumming intro, the sliding guitar riff, etc
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Old 09-21-2016, 07:35 PM   #138
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Now that this song has settled, I was wondering how others associate this song sonically?
By that I mean, nyd is commonly identified by the cool bass line, streets by the intro guitar riff, bloody sunday by the military drums, etc.
When you think of Invisible, which stands out first to you in identifying it; the electronic backing track beat, the cool drumming intro, the sliding guitar riff, etc

Sliding guitar riff for me. Still enjoy the song, heck I like almost all the songs from SOI.


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Old 09-21-2016, 08:10 PM   #139
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All about the drums for me. Also the first verse is excellent. Very good U2 song all around, my one complaint being its ending. Verse-Chorus-Verse-Chorus-Outro. Not much of a climax, instead just seems like an obvious attempt at a sing-along.
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Old 09-21-2016, 08:18 PM   #140
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I like it, nothing earth shattering but a good song.
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Old 09-21-2016, 10:06 PM   #141
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I never really understood the "There is no them . . . There's only us"


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Old 09-22-2016, 04:54 AM   #142
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Now that this song has settled, I was wondering how others associate this song sonically?
By that I mean, nyd is commonly identified by the cool bass line, streets by the intro guitar riff, bloody sunday by the military drums, etc.
When you think of Invisible, which stands out first to you in identifying it; the electronic backing track beat, the cool drumming intro, the sliding guitar riff, etc
The slide guitar for me. I like the song, find myself revisiting it often.

A fellow U2 tragic friend asked me which song I thought that U2 find special. My answer was Invisible, because it was a standalone single, not a hit, and yet they kept playing it throughout the tour.

I think it really speaks to their experience as band members who kind of put it all out there without a safety net and made it out the other side.

Yeah, pretty good song

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Old 09-22-2016, 08:30 AM   #143
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I never really understood the "There is no them . . . There's only us"
Me neither. Really enjoy the rest of it and it fitted really well in to the live shows.
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Old 09-22-2016, 02:47 PM   #144
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Me neither.
Really?

In a world of "us vs them," why differentiate? We're all one, we're all in this together, so stop making things "us vs them."

I still love the song more than anything on the actual album (which I enjoy a lot).
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Old 09-22-2016, 03:41 PM   #145
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Invisible...

Would love to have heard the song with the verse they seemed to have cut from the song. Cant remember what it was in now but you heard a little snippet of it in a documentary I think it was. Mentioned london by name
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In a world of "us vs them," why differentiate? We're all one, we're all in this together, so stop making things "us vs them."



I still love the song more than anything on the actual album (which I enjoy a lot).

Also in the context of Bono and the band trying to break into the scene of all these bands, rivals, and icons they perhaps felt inadequate around, I hear this lyric as both: "We need to think of ourselves as cohorts, fellow artists; there's no them and us, trying to be like them. There's only us. Bands. Musicians. Artists.", and also, "Ignore the ousted voice. The critical parents. The rival groups. Don't far the world, it isn't there. There's just us, the band we're in. We focus on us, not them, and we'll make it."



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Old 09-27-2016, 12:04 PM   #147
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Really?

In a world of "us vs them," why differentiate? We're all one, we're all in this together, so stop making things "us vs them."

I still love the song more than anything on the actual album (which I enjoy a lot).
I am torn between your explanation and the attitude people have when they are under pressure to prove themselves of saying: the ball is in our court, it's ours to do, dun matter what those guys over there say. It's only us, not them

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Also in the context of Bono and the band trying to break into the scene of all these bands, rivals, and icons they perhaps felt inadequate around, I hear this lyric as both: "We need to think of ourselves as cohorts, fellow artists; there's no them and us, trying to be like them. There's only us. Bands. Musicians. Artists.", and also, "Ignore the ousted voice. The critical parents. The rival groups. Don't far the world, it isn't there. There's just us, the band we're in. We focus on us, not them, and we'll make it."



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You said it much better. That's how I hear the lyric, the latter one. But thinking of bono singing it with all his social justice crap (), the former seems as likely

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Also in the context of Bono and the band trying to break into the scene of all these bands, rivals, and icons they perhaps felt inadequate around, I hear this lyric as both: "We need to think of ourselves as cohorts, fellow artists; there's no them and us, trying to be like them. There's only us. Bands. Musicians. Artists.", and also, "Ignore the ousted voice. The critical parents. The rival groups. Don't far the world, it isn't there. There's just us, the band we're in. We focus on us, not them, and we'll make it."
Good call.

As per typical U2, the stuff has multiple interpretations.
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Old 09-27-2016, 03:58 PM   #150
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invisible had some really good ideas in it, and is probably the best thing they've done in what, 10 years? i'm not sure. nevertheless, i was hoping for more of an invisible vibe on their latest album. they were onto something with that, musically at least.
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