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Old 03-17-2004, 11:00 PM   #16
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.....Bill Clinton is coming in to help with some lyrics.....
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and Wyle E. Coyote is designing the stage setup for the next tour. (sponsored by Acme).
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Chris Thomas must have really screwed this one up!!!!
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Is it just me or is there something about all this that has the feel of "this is our last big effort at making the perfect record". I mean, U2 is stretching this album out painfully long, keeps bringing on all these new people to help out, and is being very quiet and secretive about the whole thing.

I have a feeling this album will have HUGE hype before it is released with all the time that they are taking. And then what? Well, this really could be it: if it doesn't live up to all the hype it could be their last. If it DOES live up to all the hype, well, then they've only further solidified their place as one of the greatest bands of all time and what a way to go out. (Not that I want them to...)

Of course all of this is speculation, but I agree with one earlier comment that the mystery behind this whole thing is at once very frustrating and very exciting. I suppose a year from now we'll all remember back to the time when U2 was keeping things so quiet before they released xxx album.

Here's to hoping it turns out to their "fourth masterpiece".
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Relax.... DJ in the studio means only one thing... a remixes for the first single... and that would be sometime in the summer... right?
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Relax.... DJ in the studio means only one thing... a remixes for the first single... and that would be sometime in the summer... right?
oh that sounds like...it could be...then again who knows
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Good things come to those who wait

Hey U2 - I'm waiting, we're all waiting (takes deep cleansing breath)

Patience is a virtue
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Excellent news he is a great producer and is not just dance inspired.
Listen to "Snow Patrol" great Guitar band
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Is it just me or is there something about all this that has the feel of "this is our last big effort at making the perfect record". I mean, U2 is stretching this album out painfully long, keeps bringing on all these new people to help out, and is being very quiet and secretive about the whole thing.

I have a feeling this album will have HUGE hype before it is released with all the time that they are taking. And then what? Well, this really could be it: if it doesn't live up to all the hype it could be their last. If it DOES live up to all the hype, well, then they've only further solidified their place as one of the greatest bands of all time and what a way to go out. (Not that I want them to...)
No, I don't think so. Not at all. Actually for me it feels like U2 is beginning again with every record since ATYCLB. They seem very excited and happy with where they are now and probably will go on just like The Rolling Stones. I really believe in that. The thing is that people don't look to the new records of bands that are together for so long so well. They just don't care unless you give them something really big and good. I think U2 knows that they have to top themselves with every record for now on or else people just won't care. I don't think there's nothing frustrating happening on the studio, I think it's probably one of the best moments of their career right now in terms of creativity so they're probably making sure that this album is absolutely perfect and taking their time to see what happens. The reason I think why they are taking so long is not because the album didn't turned out very well but because it turned out to be great and as I said they're making sure it's perfect. I think that's great but I just wish they didn't bring in so many people in the studio as I said in my previous post. This is definitely going to be their fourth masterpiece I think. And I have a feeling that it's going to be my favorite U2 album if it is as rock n' roll as they are saying it is. Canít wait anymore.
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What if this DJ is here to do remixs for the song that is to be on the Spider-man 2 soundtrack?
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U2 is a rock band, their best songs are the rock ones (Bullet the Blue Sky, The Fly, Last Night On Earth, The Electric Co., Until The End Of The World, Sunday Bloody Sunday, Gone, I Will Follow....) and that's what they should be doing.
I have to say that there's nothing wrong with their more dancier tunes, too! Mofo, Mysterious Ways, HMTMKMKM, Lemon and DYFL all kick ass! BTW, LNOE and Gone were produced by Flood, Howie B, Steve Osborne - no strangers to the dance scene (with Howie B and Steve Osborne being DJ's themselves).

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Or like what they did with Elevation. The studio version of Elevation, the one we find on the album, is crap compared to the live version and the Tom Raider version (which is how they play it live).
Hmm, Elevation... Remixed by Paul Leary (OK, not a DJ, but he did remix the song). And he's apparently someone who loves computers too. Here's a quote from him:
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Here I go with my psycho-analysis again, but in my opinion, U2 is probably fearful that their induction into the Hall of Fame next spring will in some way symbolize the end of their career. Think about it. It's likely that they'll be inducted with hasbeens like Chicago, Black Sabbath, Skynyrd, etc.

They probably want to do everything possible to be on top at that time, so they're not associated with the dinosaurs. The album will be released late in '04; the tour will begin in February of '05; and then smack-dab in the middle of all the album, tour, talkshow and media hype, they'll be inducted into the Hall of Fame.
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I have to say that there's nothing wrong with their more dancier tunes, too! Mofo, Mysterious Ways, HMTMKMKM, Lemon and DYFL all kick ass! BTW, LNOE and Gone were produced by Flood, Howie B, Steve Osborne - no strangers to the dance scene (with Howie B and Steve Osborne being DJ's themselves).
I'm not saying their dance oriented songs are bad friend. I actually like them quite a bit too. What I'm saying is that I think their more direct rock n' roll songs are better if you like it the other way around thatís your problem. And I'm not saying that DJ's can't make rock music, but you usually don't ask for one to come to the studio to help you out with that great riff you got going on.... plus those guys on POP were producing U2's album so they would have their hand in every song they would do, rock or dance oriented. And I don't see HMTMKMKM as dancier just because it has a drum machine in that middle part or the effects during the riff.



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Hmm, Elevation... Remixed by Paul Leary (OK, not a DJ, but he did remix the song). And he's apparently someone who loves computers too. Here's a quote from him:
I don't understand this one.
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I've liked every u2 album, of course I have my favorites (achtung), but I felt every one was amazing in its own way. I like some of the points Brazilian Fly has made here, "Electrical Storm" was a little poppy but I did like it, but then William Orbit came in a completely ruined it and made it an average and somewhat boring song.

I agree and love the rockers too, but I love their other tracks as well. But for this album, I want to see a rock album dominated by Edge's guitar, thats what be amazing. I think bringing this DJ in could be great, but don't pull an "electrical storm" and f-it up. Btw, Bono said in that recent Oprah interview that the new album would be pop-oriented (its a great interview, no all those repetitive Africa quotes, a lot of good stuff. Bono is such a great speaker).
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I hear Ronald McDonald is coming in to do some catering.

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