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Old 07-17-2008, 10:56 AM   #286
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Do you want me to send you the dub mix of Wire and the unreleased instrumental Flicker And Fade? Or do you not really feel the need to struggle through dialup's slow shittiness for them?
Yes. I will suffer through for those!
I often find that by listening to stuff of theirs I haven't heard or live stuff, that I remember why I love them so much, etc.
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Oh that's more positive than what I was thinking. I imagine they'd be forever remembered as an example of fucking up at the most important moment. Edge would become a mad scientist, Adam a junkie, Bono a drunk, and Larry wouldn't change.
I concur about Adam. In fact, if they broke up after Lovetown, I don't think he'd still be alive today. I really don't. He was pretty set on destroying himself. Lars would either have turned into a session/studio musician on the side, but found himself a day job he could disappear into. Edge would've had a successful solo career, but maybe would've found more success as a producer. And Bono has the chops to be the post-Nsync Justin Timberlake of the 90's.
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I'll agree with you on that one. That tour was begging for setlist shake ups honestly. What an opportunity for it too! I mean they WERE trying to be all experimental weren't they?
Let's be honest: Zooropa would've been one of the greatest concert openers of all time.

What pisses me off, though, is that ZooTV's sets were essentially greatest hits. There were 7-11 songs from the latest album (then Zooropa material coming in after its release) and the band's most popular eighties songs. Fuck anything else. You got the occasional token gesture in the form of a handful of Van Diemen's Land or Slow Dancing performances on the b-stage, but the band properly doing anything like The Electric Co. or Out Of Control or A Sort Of Homecoming or what-have-you? Nooooo. They couldn't even bring themselves to do more than snippet One Tree Hill in New Zealand.
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I concur about Adam. In fact, if they broke up after Lovetown, I don't think he'd still be alive today. I really don't. He was pretty set on destroying himself. Lars would either have turned into a session/studio musician on the side, but found himself a day job he could disappear into. Edge would've had a successful solo career, but maybe would've found more success as a producer. And Bono has the chops to be the post-Nsync Justin Timberlake of the 90's.
That's really pretty much what I see having happened.....ESPECIALLY Adam
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Let's be honest: Zooropa would've been one of the greatest concert openers of all time.

What pisses me off, though, is that ZooTV's sets were essentially greatest hits. There were 7-11 songs from the latest album (then Zooropa material coming in after its release) and the band's most popular eighties songs. Fuck anything else. You got the occasional token gesture in the form of a handful of Van Diemen's Land or Slow Dancing performances on the b-stage, but the band properly doing anything like The Electric Co. or Out Of Control or A Sort Of Homecoming or what-have-you? Nooooo. They couldn't even bring themselves to do more than snippet One Tree Hill in New Zealand.
I love A Sort of Homecoming but Bono seemed to have a problem getting the lyrics right.
He's got 'em all backwards on Wide Awake In America, mind you, I love that version.
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Let's be honest: Zooropa would've been one of the greatest concert openers of all time.
Seriously, just imagine the concert starting with the opening to Zooropa amn:

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What pisses me off, though, is that ZooTV's sets were essentially greatest hits. There were 7-11 songs from the latest album (then Zooropa material coming in after its release) and the band's most popular eighties songs. Fuck anything else. You got the occasional token gesture in the form of a handful of Van Diemen's Land or Slow Dancing performances on the b-stage, but the band properly doing anything like The Electric Co. or Out Of Control or A Sort Of Homecoming or what-have-you? Nooooo. They couldn't even bring themselves to do more than snippet One Tree Hill in New Zealand.
This is essentially my only problem with U2....but it's spanned pretty much their entire careers.

Is it that difficult to sing TUF guys? Or pretty much anything FROM TUF but Pride? I mean these days it doesn't even feel like Bad gets a good turn.
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That's really pretty much what I see having happened.....ESPECIALLY Adam
Yeah, that's pretty hard to think about.
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Ultraviolet.
I could NOT deal without that song.
... it's on my Ten Worst U2 Songs list.

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Yes. I will suffer through for those!
I often find that by listening to stuff of theirs I haven't heard or live stuff, that I remember why I love them so much, etc.
Yeah, same. Digging into the rarities reminds me of how much I enjoy some of their music. So, the two songs are on their way to you and Reggo.
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... it's on my Ten Worst U2 Songs list.
This is like you and I's biggest discrepancies regarding U2. Ultra Violet is also one of my favorite songs. Top Ten. But it's also got some personal reasons behind it so who knows.

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I concur about Adam. In fact, if they broke up after Lovetown, I don't think he'd still be alive today. I really don't. He was pretty set on destroying himself. Lars would either have turned into a session/studio musician on the side, but found himself a day job he could disappear into. Edge would've had a successful solo career, but maybe would've found more success as a producer. And Bono has the chops to be the post-Nsync Justin Timberlake of the 90's.
Yeah, I think you're onto something about Adam.

Solo Bono wouldn't have had shit on JT.
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I love A Sort of Homecoming but Bono seemed to have a problem getting the lyrics right.
He's got 'em all backwards on Wide Awake In America, mind you, I love that version.
The live version of ASOH was always different to the studio version, especially with regards to how it starts. The WAIA version is fairly representative.

If you really want to hear Bono flub the lyrics of ASOH, listen to the two Elevation Tour performances (2001-08-25, Slane and 2001-11-16, Oakland). He doesn't have a clue. It's the only two times ASOH has been played since 1987-06-27.
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Yeah, same. Digging into the rarities reminds me of how much I enjoy some of their music. So, the two songs are on their way to you and Reggo.
Yeah, I remember you mentioning that the other day.
I just love it because it's helped me a lot in the past.

Sometimes I'll have spells where I get tired of them, so listening to the rare stuff and live stuff kinda brings back that whole "Omg U2. " thing for me. If that makes sense.
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Funny how we're talking about Justin Timberlake and Ultra Violet in different conversation strands. I feel Ultra Violet is more an N'Sync or Backstreet Boys song than a U2 song. I can totally hear them harmonising the chorus.
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