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Old 05-02-2002, 02:18 AM   #1
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Slug may be U2's greatest song

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My god KierDan. You are a shit stirrer. What are you trying to do here? Start a flame war? Here's a cup of coffee and a flagon of merlot. I know what you really need.

BTW, I cant remember the song. It prolly sucks if its a U2 song.

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it may be
probably isn't though

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it's certainly up there.
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Don't know if it's the best, but I love it.

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If it is, there's definitely no reason for me to be a U2 fan.



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It is a great song...but it's no better than Your Blue Room and Miss Sarajevo...those are all great...
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It is a great song...but it's no better than Your Blue Room and Miss Sarajevo...those are all great...
I'll take that further and say:

It is a great song...but it's not better than Your Blue Room and Miss Sarajevo.
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Wow, so some people actually like the song. That's a good sign.

Ok, my reasons (and yes this is fucking tongue-in-cheek):

1. 'Don't want what I deserve' - there's a lot in that line, and it's so beautifully put. The best line on the (admittedly not hugely lyrical) Passengers album, imo.

2. There's an organ in there somewhere.

3. Context: it comes immediately after the frantic subway dash that is United Colours. Like emerging into the light of a new day, but the same old excuses remain... 'can't help it I'm a flirt.'

4. It's a prime example of Bono in his 'fat Elvis' phase.

5. It's part of the first side of the Passengers album (say up to Miss Sarajevo), imo about as good as U2 get when they're not being 'U2'.

Hmm, so that's about it really. You're all right and I am totally wrong.

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Old 05-03-2002, 04:53 PM   #11
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I just heard Slug today for the first time. (finally found a used copy of Passengers to buy ) I must say, it's quite intriguing. But regardless...it can't be U2's greatest song because it's performed by the Passengers, not U2.
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i love slug. i'd say that and your blue room are tied with my favourite song off of passengers. it's a great album, but i can understand why it didn't sell a lot.
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Mmmmm'I definately prefer "Corpse (These Chains Are Way Too Long)". I loveth that song, I have it on like a permanant repeat.

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I really like it, but personally I find the Passengers album to be way overrated as a whole. (I'm not saying I don't like it, I love it, but just saying s'all.)



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