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Old 10-14-2008, 05:36 PM   #31
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They endorsed the bloody sunday, didn't they?
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Duh! They even called one of their albums War.


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Good one.
Even better, they called one of their albums "Boy". I bet they came up with that name in the airport restroom.
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How can you not see it:

Check out the Elevation show in Boston DVD--remember that great sequence during "Bullet the Blue Sky" where they have the video clips that show their unstinting support of the NRA and. . .oh wait. . .never mind.

And then there was the whole series of videos for "One" which everyone agreed were totally were about traditional conservative social values and. . .shoot. Forget that.

And you have all these great pro-war anthems like "Sunday Bloody Sunday" and "Love and Peace or Else" (well, sort of. . kind of. . ). And "Bullet the Blue Sky". . .remember those horrible communist fighter planes Bono could see down in El Salvador. . er. . well, maybe. I dunno.

Ummm. .. and "Fast Cars" all about making it big and not paying taxes amiright? Okay well maybe not. . .

Dang it.

Okay you can lock this thread now.

Sorry. . .I'm usually pretty good. . just couldn't resist.



I've always thought that if the band members could vote in the U.S. elections,
they would vote Libertarian.
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I've always thought that if the band members could vote in the U.S. elections,
they would vote Libertarian.
Seriously? What gives you that idea?
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I've always thought that if the band members could vote in the U.S. elections,
they would vote Libertarian.
Eh. . .I dunno. They seem too "Mainstream-y" to vote Libertarian, don't you think?

I can actually see why Sting (apologies to Sting. . .but hey, he always says start another thread, so I did! ) would see U2 as a "conservative" band. I think one of the reasons U2 has always had such broad appeal--they're notoriously hard to pigeonhole, so everyone hears what they want to hear, what is meaningful to them and tunes out the rest. (Which is why there are some who view the 90's as U2's "Wilderness" years while others see that period as the time when the band "finally came into their own."). But it's that very "broad appeal" that makes me doubt whether they would vote Libertarian. But again, who really knows.
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Why, because you do?
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We don't know, but waving a white flag around on an Amnesty International Tour doesn't indicate to me that Bono likely reads Ann Coulter.
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They will when John McCain and Sarah Palin announce they're going to dance to "Babyface" at the inaugural ball if they win.
That song rocks
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Can we agree that you cannot put U2 in a box ?
U2 has been outside of the box since their inception.

Early on they were religious conservatives, with a guilt complex and have since evolved from those religious roots.

Some people are still comfortable w their conservative religious roots-and have not forsaken U2, nor has U2 forsaken them.

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Early on they were religous conservatives

What are you basing this on?
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Lypton Village?

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Soon after starting the band you joined a Bible-study group -- you and Larry and Edge -- called the Shalom. What brought that on?

We were doing street theater in Dublin, and we met some people who were madder than us. They were a kind of inner-city group living life like it was the first century A.D.

They were expectant of signs and wonders; lived a kind of early-church religion. It was a commune. People who had cash shared it. They were passionate, and they were funny, and they seemed to have no material desires. Their teaching of the Scriptures reminded me of those people whom I'd heard as a youngster with Guggi. I realize now, looking back, that it was just insatiable intellectual curiosity.

But it got a little too intense, as it always does; it became a bit of a holy huddle. And these people -- who are full of inspirational teaching and great ideas -- they pretended that our dress, the way we looked, didn't bother them. But very soon it appeared that was not the case. They started asking questions about the music we were listening to. Why are you wearing earrings? Why do you have a mohawk?
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After his mother died unexpectedly, Bono, David Evans (who is now known as U2's guitarist The Edge) and Larry Mullen Jr. (U2's drummer) were all involved in Shalom, a loose evangelical group that met for song, worship, and Bible study.
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