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Old 02-10-2009, 12:18 AM   #31
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I can't stand the comparisons to Robin Williams...they barely look alike to me....Robin fuckin Williams? No..just no. Not now not ever
really?
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Spin also gave them a poor review. They rated U2 15th out of the 25 performances
I love that Spin called GOYB Sexy Boots. Whether or not they're WRONG is irrelevant. SEXY BOOTS.

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The performance was boring. Honestly. Don't hate, but Coldplay's performance had about 200% more energy that U2's. Admit it.
Seriously? Chris Martin is 17 years younger than Bono and acted like he was 17 years his senior. Lost was boring, and I really love that song. Didn't help that they just had to shoehorn Jay-Z in there.
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Old 02-10-2009, 12:19 AM   #33
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Haha, I always thought Bono and Robin Williams looked alike, but for Time to bring that up when reviewing their performance obviously means that they're clutching at straws...screw Time.
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Old 02-10-2009, 12:22 AM   #34
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I love that Spin called GOYB Sexy Boots. Whether or not they're WRONG is irrelevant. SEXY BOOTS.



Seriously? Chris Martin is 17 years younger than Bono and acted like he was 17 years his senior. Lost was boring, and I really love that song. Didn't help that they just had to shoehorn Jay-Z in there.
I Jay-Z thing was weird. I'm talking about Viva. Awesome.

And in respect to age, if U2 can't hang anymore (remain relevant and create excitement) then they should not try.
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Old 02-10-2009, 12:26 AM   #35
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I Jay-Z thing was weird. I'm talking about Viva. Awesome.

And in respect to age, if U2 can't hang anymore (remain relevant and create excitement) then they should not try.
Viva was OK, but Martin's voice was extremely shaky.

U2 got a great reception, if crowd noise is any indication.
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Old 02-10-2009, 12:26 AM   #36
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they will take a shot at U2 now and in 2 months from now they will have a big interview with them praising the new CD.

They wearnt nominated but they definatly blew 95 percent of the bands off the stage with their performance last night.
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Old 02-10-2009, 12:28 AM   #37
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You know what bono's saying now?

TIIIIIIIIIMEEE wont leave me as I am....
But time won't tka the boy out of this man...

Can I have my award for worst forum joke ever now?
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Viva was OK, but Martin's voice was extremely shaky.

U2 got a great reception, if crowd noise is any indication.
I totally agree.
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Old 02-10-2009, 01:26 AM   #39
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U2 has more Grammys than any other act in history. This year they were nominated for... what again? The band has a record coming out for the first time in five years in March, so the producers decided to get everyone excited for a night of celebrating last year's music by opening the host-less show with music no one has heard yet. Interesting. U2 sounded fine, and Bono's gradual transformation into Robin Williams appears to be coming along apace, but it was hardly the rocket-fueled kick-off to the show, or to U2's promotional tour, that either party was hoping for.
Grade: B-
Perhaps if U2 got their act together, they could've at least had a video out more than 24 hours before the Grammys.

Sure, videos are the be all and end all, but their promo of GOYB has been sub standard.

What were U2 to play? Can you imagine how they would've been flamed if they played COBL or One?

And who should've opened the show?? Copyplay?? Maybe Radiohead. But none of the other acts produced a 'rocket-fueled' performance.

That said, I reckon the grade of B- was pretty spot on.
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Ever since I saw The World According to Garp, I've thought Robin Williams would be good in a Bono biopic. Especially that scene when Robin Williams is in drag with the black shirt and earrings with sunglasses, I think it was. Totally Zoo TV era Bono.
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U2 has more Grammys than any other act in history. This year they were nominated for... what again? The band has a record coming out for the first time in five years in March, so the producers decided to get everyone excited for a night of celebrating last year's music by opening the host-less show with music no one has heard yet. Interesting. U2 sounded fine, and Bono's gradual transformation into Robin Williams appears to be coming along apace, but it was hardly the rocket-fueled kick-off to the show, or to U2's promotional tour, that either party was hoping for.
Grade: B-
I think Bono bungled the "Let me in the sound" part -- the best moment in the song -- by not delivering his vocals enough. I liked the old Zoo TV era goose-stepping, though. Don't like the height-boosting shoes.

It's just not that good a song.

Don't take it too hard, though. Time is worse than Rolling Stone when it comes to news. Very superficial.
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really?
yes really! even those pics LM posted....I mean they have some resemblance, I guess, more so than anyone else probably....but holy shit, Robin Williams comes up way too much....it's a very faint resemblance and that's it, at least to my eyes
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Robin Williams? OK, that happens when Bono takes his shades off.

Seems like Time is making up for declaring Bono Person of the year and kissing his ass for the last couple of years now.

Most unnecessary review. Ever.

But I guess reason enough to continue the bashing of that performance.
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B- was generous. Things are off to a shaky start, but we're still early in the game. Might be a good idea to get that second single warmed up sooner rather than later.
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U2 got a great reception, if crowd noise is any indication.
I know.

By far the best U2 performance at the Grammys.
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