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Old 07-13-2016, 01:34 AM   #211
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The only line on the entire POP album that I really take issue with is 'the blind leading the blonde' but as it's also from the weakest song on the album, I tune it out anyway. S'all good.
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Old 07-13-2016, 04:28 AM   #212
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WUDM was written from a humble, childlike vantage point. I interpret it as simplistic, not lazy.

A child that says "fucked up", apparently.
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Childlike.

Christians pray from a child-to-parent perspective and that's what Bono was going for. No reason for him to be verbose.
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I'll throw out an unpopular opinion: Crazy Tonight would be a perfectly OK song if it weren't for that falsetto Bono attempts in the verses.

What in the fuck was he thinking with that?
Funny you say that. I decided to give NLOTH a listen last night and I thought the same thing. Subtle tweaks could have made the song decent. The "Baby baby baby" part just seems so out of place too. The whole song is basically the sound of a band trying to manufacture a radio hit instead of just letting the music come to them.
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That part you singled out is so unbelievably lame just hearing it mentioned is a trigger for me.

Awful choices.
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Certain little things they do just boggle the mind. Take the lyric "Sexy Boots" out of GOYB and it likely wouldn't get anywhere near the derision it gets.
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Live version:

"I don't want to talk about wars.......


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(wait for it)

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Between the Nations!


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The video is still the most cringe-worthy thing about that song for me.

And y'all know me, I'm all PLEBA for Bono, but shirtless and the sunglasses and the rosary ...

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The video is still the most cringe-worthy thing about that song for me.

And y'all know me, I'm all PLEBA for Bono, but shirtless and the sunglasses and the rosary ...


I forgot he was shirtless so I went and checked it out, first time in years I've gave it a listen or watch. Truth is, like the album, this song had potential. A better lyric and it would have gone a whole different direction. That "beautiful you are" part and the "let me in the sound" are brilliant.


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Note to self:

If someone states that a music video you don't recall is cringe-worthy, don't go out of your way to immediately watch it.
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I like the cheekiness of the line "sexy boots" and the way it's used. As an ode to female empowerment it's refreshing to have a little fun lyrically instead of being too on-the-nose and serious.

A lot better than the dumbed-down, inspire-the-world saccharine that is Cock Crazy. At least they had the decency to thumb their nose at it in the live version and go full-Discotheque campy.
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There is only one lyric on Pop that sucks and that is "mother sucking rock and roll".
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Re: the GOYB video, there is one moment I always highlight as the absolute worst part of a truly awful video:



So here, Bono punches his fist through a boulder (to aid the band in escaping a volcano?) which, I mean, OK. It's a music video. We all have our fantasies. Bono's is to punch mother nature in the uterus.

But then, in a stroke of editing genius, we return to Bono mid-punch, only now the boulder is long gone and he's left standing there, mouth agape, for no reason in particular. And they hang on that shot just long enough that you can tell what it is and wonder why no one picked a different shot altogether.

I think the video was such a clusterfuck that even the editor couldn't even keep track of what was happening.
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