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Old 07-20-2014, 05:07 PM   #196
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Didn't U2 experiment with being Australian in the early 90's?
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Old 07-20-2014, 05:14 PM   #197
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Didn't U2 experiment with being Australian in the early 90's?
You're thinking of the Beatles.
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Old 07-20-2014, 05:15 PM   #198
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There's a lot more to Achtung Baby than just the funk influenced tracks, but I can agree that we might not have Mysterious Ways if not for Kick.
More than "influencing" AB, I see AB as being in some ways a reaction.
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Old 07-20-2014, 05:15 PM   #199
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No, it was the Four Seasons.
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Old 07-20-2014, 05:18 PM   #200
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More than "influencing" AB, I see AB as being in some ways a reaction.
also a reaction to Jesus Jones, Sonic Youth, glamrock, rave, Bowie, Scott Walker....lots a things
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also a reaction to Jesus Jones, Sonic Youth, glamrock, rave, Bowie, Scott Walker....lots a things
Agreed.
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Now who's crazy?
Didn't you say a while back that the 00's years were among U2's "most productive ever"?
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Didn't you say a while back that the 00's years were among U2's "most productive ever"?
No. I can't imagine I would ever say anything like that.
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Old 07-20-2014, 06:49 PM   #204
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Pack it up, pack it in, let me begin. This must be the most Interferencey thread in Interference history. Or at least the last decade. Perhaps.
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Old 07-20-2014, 07:10 PM   #205
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There's a lot more to Achtung Baby than just the funk influenced tracks, but I can agree that we might not have Mysterious Ways if not for Kick.
That has more to do with Adam listening to Happy Mondays and Stone Roses than INXS.
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Old 07-20-2014, 07:29 PM   #206
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1979 to 1988 - The First Ten Years
  1. U2 Three (1979)
  2. Boy (1980)
  3. October (1981)
  4. War (1983)
  5. Under A Blood Red Sky (1983)
  6. The Unforgettable Fire (1984)
  7. Wide Awake In America (1985)
  8. The Joshua Tree (1987)
  9. Rattle and Hum (1988)

1989 to 1998 - The Second Ten Years
  1. Achtung Baby (1991)
  2. Zooropa (1993)
  3. Passengers: Original Soundtracks 1 (1995) - Not a U2 album but all 4 wre involved.
  4. Pop (1997)

1999 to 2008 - The Third Ten Years
  1. All That You Can't Leave Behind (2000)
  2. How To Dismantle And Atomic Bomb (2004)

2009 to 2018 - The Fourth Ten Years
  1. No Line On The Horizon (2009)
  2. Spiderman: Turn Off The Dark (2010) - And that isn't even a U2 album.

And then NOTHING.

I get that the album-ish a year of the 1980's isn't viable. One would burn out. Edge ended up divorced after that first decade. I get it. But they have produced less and less.

Then there is the trying to dip their feet into soundtracks. "Hands That Built..." and "Ordinary Love" were decent. But as Bono himself has said: Good is the enemy of great.

Since 1999 Bono has seemed more interested in charity work. Nothing wrong with that. But one can not serve two masters. Time not spent on U2 doesn't benefit the band.

Look at The Killers, Muse, Jack White, Black Keys, Arctic Monkeys. Like these bands or not, they are producing material regularly. U2? Not so much.

And now the bit we've heard about U2 shows being scheduled for Ireland in 2016? That doesn't tell me that they are in the final mixing stage of a new album - Even thought everyone from McGuinness has said that 'lie' for the past 16 months.

As a fan, it's frustrating. And as a fan it's disappointing. They don't have to breakup or whatnot. But be honest. "We have other interests, we haven't broken up but we are in no hurry to record or tour". That would be a far truer statement than anyone in the band, management and crew have issues in the past 5 years.

And enough of the cliches. You want to be relevant? Write, record and release a great album built up on your OWN merits and not trying to keep up with Coldplay or Maroon 5 or whatever the issue is all about.
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Old 07-20-2014, 07:51 PM   #207
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Productivity:

1979 to 1988 - The First Ten Years
  1. U2 Three (1979)
  2. Boy (1980)
  3. October (1981)
  4. War (1983)
  5. Under A Blood Red Sky (1983)
  6. The Unforgettable Fire (1984)
  7. Wide Awake In America (1985)
  8. The Joshua Tree (1987)
  9. Rattle and Hum (1988)

1989 to 1998 - The Second Ten Years
  1. Achtung Baby (1991)
  2. Zooropa (1993)
  3. Passengers: Original Soundtracks 1 (1995) - Not a U2 album but all 4 wre involved.
  4. Pop (1997)

1999 to 2008 - The Third Ten Years
  1. All That You Can't Leave Behind (2000)
  2. How To Dismantle And Atomic Bomb (2004)

2009 to 2018 - The Fourth Ten Years
  1. No Line On The Horizon (2009)
  2. Spiderman: Turn Off The Dark (2010) - And that isn't even a U2 album.

And then NOTHING.
I'd put NLOTH and Spiderman in the "Third" ten years. Otherwise, yeah, you're right. They haven't been "productive" in any reasonable sense of the term.
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Old 07-20-2014, 08:24 PM   #208
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Productivity:

1979 to 1988 - The First Ten Years
  1. U2 Three (1979)
  2. Boy (1980)
  3. October (1981)
  4. War (1983)
  5. Under A Blood Red Sky (1983)
  6. The Unforgettable Fire (1984)
  7. Wide Awake In America (1985)
  8. The Joshua Tree (1987)
  9. Rattle and Hum (1988)

1989 to 1998 - The Second Ten Years
  1. Achtung Baby (1991)
  2. Zooropa (1993)
  3. Passengers: Original Soundtracks 1 (1995) - Not a U2 album but all 4 wre involved.
  4. Pop (1997)

1999 to 2008 - The Third Ten Years
  1. All That You Can't Leave Behind (2000)
  2. How To Dismantle And Atomic Bomb (2004)

2009 to 2018 - The Fourth Ten Years
  1. No Line On The Horizon (2009)
  2. Spiderman: Turn Off The Dark (2010) - And that isn't even a U2 album.

And then NOTHING.

I get that the album-ish a year of the 1980's isn't viable. One would burn out. Edge ended up divorced after that first decade. I get it. But they have produced less and less.

Then there is the trying to dip their feet into soundtracks. "Hands That Built..." and "Ordinary Love" were decent. But as Bono himself has said: Good is the enemy of great.

Since 1999 Bono has seemed more interested in charity work. Nothing wrong with that. But one can not serve two masters. Time not spent on U2 doesn't benefit the band.

Look at The Killers, Muse, Jack White, Black Keys, Arctic Monkeys. Like these bands or not, they are producing material regularly. U2? Not so much.

And now the bit we've heard about U2 shows being scheduled for Ireland in 2016? That doesn't tell me that they are in the final mixing stage of a new album - Even thought everyone from McGuinness has said that 'lie' for the past 16 months.

As a fan, it's frustrating. And as a fan it's disappointing. They don't have to breakup or whatnot. But be honest. "We have other interests, we haven't broken up but we are in no hurry to record or tour". That would be a far truer statement than anyone in the band, management and crew have issues in the past 5 years.

And enough of the cliches. You want to be relevant? Write, record and release a great album built up on your OWN merits and not trying to keep up with Coldplay or Maroon 5 or whatever the issue is all about.
Yeah, it is really frustrating.
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Old 07-20-2014, 08:24 PM   #209
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They are productive but they have sessions with Rick Rubin, Red One, Danger Mouse, Will.i.am., Ryan Tedder, and Paul Epworth. There's also the new Carney movie soundtrack. We just haven't heard finished versions of these yet. Bono did mention 2 albums so the second ten years will be at least another 2 more which will match 1989 to 1998. I expect at least one more album before 2018 since they are getting old and there's also the scenario of the band quitting and the vaults being opened up. Plenty more material is coming.
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Old 07-20-2014, 08:27 PM   #210
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Spiderman???

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