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Old 04-20-2002, 12:25 AM   #1
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Did you ever have misconceptions about U2?

Before I was a U2 fan, I had a LOT of misconceptions about the band, most of which are quite embarrassing.

1. I thought ISHFWILF was a song sung by Tears for Fears.
2. I thought U2 was a heavy metal band.
3. I thought Larry was gay. Cute, but gay.

On second thought, *all* of these misconceptions are quite embarrasing...

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Old 04-20-2002, 01:15 AM   #2
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1. I thought ISHFWILF was a song sung by Tears for Fears.

On second thought, *all* of these misconceptions are quite embarrasing...

Especially this one! LOL!!!

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Old 04-20-2002, 02:43 AM   #3
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mmmmm... can't remember exactly back that far but I guess the first time I heard EMF's Unbelievable I thought it sounded like God Part II or Desire, therefore it should be U2's new single, lol.

Also back in late 80s I had a *moment* when I thought I liked Guns n' Roses better. Thank God I woke up in time. Thanks to my evil brother who destroyed all my crappy LPs... It worked!!!

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One of my friends saw Numb on MTV and uptil 1999 he used to think that U2 was a rap group.



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Embrassing but true...mixing up Edge and Adam in "Streets" video. (didn't know who was who)
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2. I thought U2 was a heavy metal band.
I thought I was the only one! This was a loooong time ago. To me, back in the 80s, all rock bands made that heavy metal, big hair crap.



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Old 04-20-2002, 05:07 PM   #7
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I thought they were going to tour Australia during the Elevation Tour

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I never really had misconceptions about U2. But I know people that have. My cousin thought some of the members were gay, my step mom thought With Or Without You was sung by Billy Idol... I knew a girl that thought they were "heavy metal" during the Rattle and Hum phase. I knew some people that thought crappy 80's bands sung most of U2's hits.

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In 1988 a friend asked me if I liked U2 because I was into skateboarding
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Back when I became a U2 fan in 84, my first album was October. I had no idea who was who for almost a year. I think I remember thinking Larry was Bono.
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Well, thanks to my bro who introduced me to U2 when i was 6 years old i only had one misconception.......it was the HMTMKMKM video. I didn't know all that much about U2...they'd been away from the media for (from i knew at the time) 3 years, and I was only 10-11 years old at the time. When i saw the video i actually thought that they had sided along with Marylin Manson and become Satin worshipers.!!??@##$!@?!!@$?#$

I'm glad their not!

Ofcourse that only lasted as long as my short-term memory did. I soon forgot all about U2 until the beginning of 1999, THEN i really started to get into them. THANK GOD FOR THE BEST OF THE 80s!


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Well, thanks to my bro who introduced me to U2 when i was 6 years old i only had one misconception.......it was the HMTMKMKM video. I didn't know all that much about U2...they'd been away from the media for (from i knew at the time) 3 years, and I was only 10-11 years old at the time. When i saw the video i actually thought that they had sided along with Marylin Manson and become Satin worshipers.!!??@##$!@?!!@$?#$

I'm glad their not!

Ofcourse that only lasted as long as my short-term memory did. I soon forgot all about U2 until the beginning of 1999, THEN i really started to get into them. THANK GOD FOR THE BEST OF THE 80s!


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You guys are funny!! I don't know if this can be considered a misconception, but seeing as though its not true, then perhaps--> back during the Joshua Tree, I thought all U2 songs sounded the same. Hey! My fave band at the time was Wham! ok?!@ lol Rattle&Hum quickly cleared my mind of dilusions... well, some might not agree, but in terms of U2 it did.

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1. Thought U2 was new back when Pop was released.

2. Kept thinking that Edge played bass.



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When I was young, I confused U2 with Ace of Base.

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When I was young, I confused U2 with Ace of Base.

WTF?! OMG! That has to be the funniest thing ever! LOL!

If ya don't mind me asking, how did you get those to confused? (Or are you just kidding...cuz I'm very gullible...)

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When ISHFWILF first came out I thought it was called, "These city walls".

Hey, I was only 11 at the time!!!!!

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Have to admit that I thought U2 were not my style of music without knowing anything written by them. When my girlfriend played "God Part II", I changed my mind quickly. I still think its one of their masterpieces.
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When I discovered U2, I thought Adam was the singer because he looked so cool on the booklet of "the best of 1980-1990" album.

I thought Peter Rowan was Larry's bro They look very alike
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I remember watching a video with my dad once, and I could of swore he said it was U2.....he goes, hey, I wanna see how they sound with their new drummer.

I was like, U2 got a new drummer??? NOOOOOOOOOOOOO

I went back to the October cover and saw the four names....then to AB cover, and saw Larry Mullen Jr....so I thought, oh they got his son to join.....

took me forever to figure it out. very consfusing.
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