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Old 10-15-2006, 06:52 AM   #1
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Adam's best songs?

we all know that Edge is a great iennovator and produces alot of the texture behind U2's sound - but I often think that Adam is looked over as a bass player. Sure he's perhaps not as great as Flea but.....I think he still adds alot to U2's sound and song structure.

Just wondered what everyone thought were adam's stand out tracks - how about a top 3...

Mine would be

1/ New Years Day (just for the Riff)
2/ Bullet
3/ Zoo Station

Anyone else?
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Old 10-15-2006, 07:00 AM   #2
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1. New Years Day
2. Mysterious Ways
3. With or witout You

Simple, but remarkable.
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Old 10-15-2006, 08:35 AM   #3
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a lot of the stuff on pop such as please
gloria
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Old 10-15-2006, 10:35 AM   #4
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please.....blimey how could I have missed that...
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Old 10-15-2006, 11:58 AM   #5
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NYD and BTBS have very good riffs, as does The Fly. Mofo is my favorite, though.
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Old 10-15-2006, 12:09 PM   #6
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I have forgotten Mofo. I should have put on the second place on my listm after NYD.
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1 gloria (or anything else from october )
2. new years day
3. live streets
4. bullet
5 out of control

but yes, i do agree that the non-existant bass guitar in the studio version of mofo is great!
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Old 10-15-2006, 09:08 PM   #8
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For me I would say my top three are:

1. Gone (watch the Boston dvd )
2. Last Night On Earth
3. New Year's Day
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New Year's Day of course
Gloria for the very rare bass solo
City of Blinding lights...I think people over look this for the bass lines, but they really add to have the chorus "leave the ground"
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1. NYD
2. Mofo
3. Streets
4. Bullet the Blue..
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Old 10-15-2006, 10:48 PM   #11
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MOFO

Some Days are Better than Others

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I have forgotten Mofo. I should have put on the second place on my listm after NYD.
Mofo's main riff is a Keyboard riff.

Its not played on the bass.
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i love the bass guitar in mlk too
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Gloria
Bullet
NYD
Rejoice
Pop stuff

Bullet's not a hard line to play, but it's just so genius for the song. The bass line in Rejoice is so melodious, and sounds so unique compared to his usual style. I also think Mercy is noteworthy because he plays a galloping rythm that isn't found in any of their other songs, bass-wise. Anyone else notice that?

I absolutely love the bass-line in "40", but we're not talking about Edge, are we...
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I think Mofo is played on bass live though. It is a keyboard on the album for sure.
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I think Mofo is played on bass live though. It is a keyboard on the album for sure.
Its not.

Watch the mexico vid or when they played the MTV awards in rotterdam

He plays "underneath it"

Its a sample live
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What about Lemon - forgotten what a great groove that has - as well as Daddy's gonna pay for your crashed car ....
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what about vertigo ?
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^Definitely...Vertigo's another one of my favorite basslines. Lemons's good, too. Adam plays a lot of "easy" stuff, but it's all down to the *way* he plays it. I like his strumming technique...it tranlates well when played live.
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the thing about adam is that he plays such simple lines, yet it suits u2's style. i couldnt imagine them such a bass player such as flea or victor woolen
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