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Old 03-11-2018, 02:06 PM   #121
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A lot of people have mentioned this song's sonic connection to War. I personally love the connection between Sunday Bloody Sunday's "I can't believe the news today," and Red Flag Day's "Not even news today," lines. Sunday's younger, more innocent man is shocked and horrified by what is going on in the world. He is angry to the point that he wants to shout it out to the world to stir a peaceful revolution. On the other hand, the older, more experienced man is also shocked and horrified, but for a different reason. It is because the Syrian civil war's atrocities, which are far worse than the events of Bloody Sunday, continue on without the same public outrage. People are risking their lives and dying in the sea and elsewhere every day trying to escape to a normal life and the outside world does not even seem to care.
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Old 03-12-2018, 06:39 AM   #122
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Anybody else think the next single should be a double A side of red flag day and summer of love?
Sure why not, at this point there really isn't anything to lose. Make it an EP with some cool remixes and release it. I dunno. I'm out of ideas with this band or why they do the things they do. RFD should have been the lead single for SOE, maybe SOL could have been 4th single timing wise, as usual they botched the single choices and the album is a beached whale.

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We've been under wildfire warnings lately and I keep hearing "Today is a Red Flag Day" on the news, so of course I immediately think of this song and then have it stuck in my head. Baby don't start a fire!
Ha - same here
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Old 06-24-2018, 04:28 PM   #123
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How are they not playing this song every night? It is fun, energetic, catchy, short, and excellent! A perfect song for the radio. This should be the next single/official release to radio after Love is Bigger.
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Old 06-24-2018, 05:07 PM   #124
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How are they not playing this song every night? It is fun, energetic, catchy, short, and excellent! A perfect song for the radio. This should be the next single/official release to radio after Love is Bigger.


I went in with no spoilers Thursday night and was bummed not to hear it. I was expecting it-seems like a perfect choice.
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Old 08-01-2018, 02:42 PM   #125
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https://twitter.com/u2songs/status/1...144404993?s=19
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Old 08-01-2018, 06:52 PM   #126
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They would totally wait until summer is over to release Summer of Love
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Old 08-02-2018, 11:21 AM   #127
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They should call this single "U2 Little, 2 Late"
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Old 08-07-2018, 01:54 PM   #128
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Glad to see Red Flag Day get a single push.


Great U2 song
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Old 08-13-2018, 03:07 PM   #129
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It took a few listens for me to really dig this one, but it belongs not only on the album, but the set list. It's even better live, and they're crazy if they've left it behind already.

A single? I don't know. That tends to get rewarded to the songs that are the most immediately accessible. Would it get much airplay?

Conceptually, a great follow-up on the album after "Summer of Love."

I wonder if they've played singles safe by rule since after "Discotheque."

At the time, they didn't even consider "I Still Haven't Found..." to be tossed as a single, and Bono was second-guessing himself with "With Or Without You."

I could go with "Lights of Home" as one. An accessible fan fave.
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Old 08-16-2018, 06:26 PM   #130
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So do they think that because Love Is Bigger got a little burn that people have forgotten about the first three turd bowl singles and they'll now release the good songs?
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Old 08-16-2018, 09:03 PM   #131
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Considering at least two of the three did somewhat respectably in terms of airplay, I doubt they're regretting much at this point.
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Old 08-17-2018, 03:25 AM   #132
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Considering at least two of the three did somewhat respectably in terms of airplay, I doubt they're regretting much at this point.
Two out of four.

Get Out and American Soul were DOA.
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Old 08-17-2018, 06:36 AM   #133
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Get Out hardly made even the slightest dent in the airplay charts...it was embarrassing for a 2nd single.

AS was promoted like it was a single with the SNL performance, the videos created for it and March Madness promo but it never made ANY airplay charts. Perhaps they gave up on it when they realized it made no traction.

SOL should do well (for a U2 song) on the airplay charts.
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Old 08-18-2018, 05:24 AM   #134
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Such another waste To show the world that they can still make great music. Red flag day and Summer of love should have been the singles.
Best thing and GOOYOW should be burried 1000 feet down the ground.
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Such another waste To show the world that they can still make great music. Red flag day and Summer of love should have been the singles.
Best thing and GOOYOW should be burried 1000 feet down the ground.
I agree, very strange choices going on. I feel Summer of Love sounded fresh and different enough from what people expect from U2 that non fans would have got in to it.

Equally baffling is why Little Things was dropped completely, it's clearly an album standout and if placed in the right part of the set would have been a highlight of the live show.
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