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Old 07-20-2007, 06:02 AM   #1
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The hardest U2 song to play?

Just interested to know, and both in terms of actual technical hardness and songs that are relatively easy but all the effects makie it more difficult.

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Old 07-20-2007, 08:16 AM   #2
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the fly and untill the end of the world are really hard to play how the edge plays it... ive got the sheet music best of 1990-2000 and gee some of the stuff is preety hard.

one is very hard to master

and also even better then the real thing and stuck in a moment
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Old 07-20-2007, 09:53 AM   #3
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Wire, I've never tried it but it sounds hard :P
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Old 07-20-2007, 10:18 AM   #4
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I can play The Fly and UTEOTW with ease with little experience.

I've struggled a little bit with 11 O'Clock Tick Tock, especially the harmonics. Streets is hard to play because of the effects. The Bullet the Blue Sky - ZooTV solo is quite difficult, especially the end.
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Old 07-20-2007, 05:46 PM   #5
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same here on the fly and UTEOTW... but I still can't play Streets, and I figure the effects are complicated too..
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Old 07-20-2007, 10:57 PM   #6
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hmm i dunno
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Old 07-20-2007, 11:06 PM   #7
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i dunno
the fly is pretty simple for me although ive completely forgotten the solo.
uteotw i used to know.
i think stuck in a moment could be hard. i never tried learning it.

In a little while is difficult. theres alot of moving around.
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Old 07-23-2007, 12:44 AM   #8
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With or Without You, I struggle with the effects, like Streets. Mysterious Ways can be played without some of the effects, but the effects Edge has are tough to match.

I find Ultraviolet difficult to play in general, as Edge described it "unwieldy." That's probably the toughest non-effect related issue I have.
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Old 07-23-2007, 08:50 PM   #9
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Streets is the most simple song, once you get the delay time right! besides the infinite sustain parts in WoWY, those riffs are very simple too.


i'd say UTEOTW and the ZooTV Bullet solo are the toughest songs to play. Ultraviolet isn't so bad once you figure it out
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Old 07-23-2007, 10:32 PM   #10
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I found UTEOTW pretty easy. As long as you have a capo, you are fine.

ZooTV Bullet though ... that's still impossible for me.
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a lot of different answers...I don't have a problem with In A Little While or With Or Without You, I haven't played The Fly and Ultraviolet in a long time but after some practice they are not that hard

I've always struggled with Streets for some reason and The Electric Co.
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I've tried my hands at playing Yngwie J. Malmsteen songs. After that playing U2 is childsplay. The bitch is in getting the sound right. Once that happens it all falls into place.
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i would say:
mofo, streets and mysterious ways - effects
stuck in a moment for random notes in verses
11 o clock tick tock also
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Old 07-28-2007, 06:00 PM   #14
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Some songs from the 3 first albums (Two Hearts Beat As One, The Electric Co., Twilight, etc...) are the hardest technically because the tempo was faster in the earlier songs, but for the effects, generally it's a 225ms slapback echo.

One hard song is The Unforgettable Fire (album version) because I think there's differents delays on guitar through the song.

Zooropa (wah+2 delays), Mofo and Gone (whammy pedal), Numb, Please (a lot of changing in effects) are hard for the effects.

But playing U2 on guitar is relatively easy
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Dirty Day and Electrical Storm are hard for me.

I just mastered The Fly and Please
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how is dirty day hard?

my latest choice would be when i look at the world
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Old 08-24-2007, 02:47 AM   #17
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I think that the more difficult u2 song is pride, you have to a perfect strum with the tempo. Other song so difficul in some parts are sunday bloody sunday in heavy riff and the mute part after the solo. The rhythm in this two songs is so difficult in some parts.
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I find Sunday Bloody Sunday easy, and I can't see the mute part being hard at all.

I'd say, for actually playing the notes:

1. Bullet the Blue Sky - Zoo TV
2. Ultraviolet (Light My Way)
3. 11 O'Clock Tick Tock
4. The Electric Co.
5. The Fly

If you include effects, it's a whole different ballgame.
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Old 09-06-2007, 07:08 PM   #19
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The most difficult thing about replicating edge is his timing.
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Old 09-06-2007, 07:51 PM   #20
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@Pero, Dirty Day is fairly easy i found
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