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Old 06-30-2008, 08:22 AM   #631
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when it comes to music i love a hard copy. im old !
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Oh, I don't disagree. I preferred how Bono dealt with this stuff back in the eighties; his demeanour, attitude, and presentation were fantastic, hard-hitting and well-chosen compared to today's rambly, half-focused mess. But I think that's getting away from what's happening here, i.e. that U2 are looking for new, online ways to distribute music. I'm relieved about that. I don't credit the iTunes thing with much. Woopdeedoo, they sold their music on iTunes. Like nobody had done THAT before! And an ad? Wow, innovative. And I'd hardly call a branded iPod revolutionary.

Personally, I'll download the album. We'll see whether or not I'll pay. If there is a sweet deluxe edition like HTDAAB or JT, I'll buy a hard copy of that.
What killed me (killed! me) about the 80s vs. now, is that Bono went and ruined EVERYTHING by saying out loud that Streets is about Africa. How could he do that to me! I shake my fist at you Bono, can you see it?

I really have a hard time these days listening to that song and feeling as excited about it as I used to.

Yes a little part of me always knew, but it was never said out loud, and that's the way I'd have loved it to stay.

I would agree there was nothing new or innovative about selling their music on iTunes, I'm just saying they have done stuff on the internet , but I am in no way an expert on digital releases, I'm sure there's better stuff out there, I'm just content to stick with hard copies.
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What kills me about the eighties versus now is... oh COME ON JUST LOOK IT'S LIKE FUCKING EVERYTHING
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when it comes to music i love a hard copy. im old !
I honestly have little interest in hard copies. For just CDs, it's useless since all I'm going to do is rip it to my computer and listen to it there while the CD gathers dust. But for the deluxe editions - well, I do like to own the books and stuff.
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What killed me (killed! me) about the 80s vs. now, is that Bono went and ruined EVERYTHING by saying out loud that Streets is about Africa. How could he do that to me! I shake my fist at you Bono, can you see it?

I really have a hard time these days listening to that song and feeling as excited about it as I used to.

Yes a little part of me always knew, but it was never said out loud, and that's the way I'd have loved it to stay.

I would agree there was nothing new or innovative about selling their music on iTunes, I'm just saying they have done stuff on the internet , but I am in no way an expert on digital releases, I'm sure there's better stuff out there, I'm just content to stick with hard copies.
Oh, the "Africa!" intro to Streets was just a bit much. It was far too "thank you Captain Obvious". I also think this is the problem with recent lyrics, e.g. LAPOE or Crumbs (which I emphasise are actually two of my favourite HTDAAB songs), compared to his far more poetic, engaging, and interesting writing style in the eighties - RTSS, Bullet, One Tree Hill, In God's Country, MOTD, Exit were all political/socio-political songs, but not in a sledgehammer "GET MY MESSAGE, BITCH!" sense.

With iTunes, the thing there is how, well, safe it was. iTunes was riding a wave of proven success and it seemed to just be a bit of a promo augmentation to a regular album release. Something that would fit with Paul McGuinne$$'s safe, commercialised sensibilities.
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Once you get past the whole hit factor of Bittersweet Symphony, I think Urban Hymns has some awesome material. I mean, I adore Space And Time and The Rolling People. And Nick McCabe is a fucking amazing guitarist; Ashcroft can piss off, though.

But yeah, A Storm In Heaven is quite distinctly different. I'll upload it now.
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SBS RAH rant vs One speech.

NEED I SAY MORE.
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I'm having problems with how you lot remember the 80s better than I do, and I was there!!! :sob:
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what the hell.


stevie nicks live at red rocks ???

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oh god foxtel you have phailed me tonite
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I'm having problems with how you lot remember the 80s better than I do, and I was there!!! :sob:
You even fucking went to Lovetown.

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Oh, the "Africa!" intro to Streets was just a bit much. It was far too "thank you Captain Obvious". I also think this is the problem with recent lyrics, e.g. LAPOE or Crumbs (which I emphasise are actually two of my favourite HTDAAB songs), compared to his far more poetic, engaging, and interesting writing style in the eighties - RTSS, Bullet, One Tree Hill, In God's Country, MOTD, Exit were all political/socio-political songs, but not in a sledgehammer "GET MY MESSAGE, BITCH!" sense.

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Exactly. What HAPPENED to innovation?

I was talking to someone from Interference last night on MSN about U2 needing to play more songs at their concerts, and he's like "Why so bono can forget more lyrics?" And that just pissed me off, because that shouldn't be an excuse for why we get a static setlist nearly every show. Bono can't remember the damn lyrics? Get a teleprompter. And learn how to use it. I don't f'in care I just want to hear stuff from the 80s you've ignored for decades now.

And now, we have that on top of the fact that he's stopped writing anything close to visually and audibly pleasing, and now he can't even mask what he wants to sing about anymore.

I don't know.

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what the hell.


stevie nicks live at red rocks ???

I bet the next live Coldplay release will be Under A Clear Blue Sky: Live At Red Rocks. Dedicated to Rob, of course.
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