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Old 05-12-2006, 10:33 PM   #1
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does anyone else find this really annoying?

I'm talking about Bono's drumming on the chicago dvd.
It's ok until he attempts to throw in an extra beat midway through his 'solo' - after this he loses rhythm so badly. The last 20 seconds of this song becomes unbearable to listen to.... ARGH its so frustrating!!! I cringe everytime!!!!
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Yeah, that irks me a lil.

But he compensates for it with his drumming on Sunday Bloody Sunday when he lets the sticks fly.
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who cares?

it's Karate Kid Bono
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Old 05-12-2006, 11:55 PM   #5
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who cares?

it's Karate Kid Bono
hee hee
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i thought it was hilarious, or at least he looked hilarious doing it, which makes up for his being off beat
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i thought he was cute drumming



this thread is a great excuse to post that

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Bono drumming =
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Re: does anyone else find this really annoying?

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I'm talking about Bono's drumming on the chicago dvd.
It's ok until he attempts to throw in an extra beat midway through his 'solo' - after this he loses rhythm so badly. The last 20 seconds of this song becomes unbearable to listen to.... ARGH its so frustrating!!! I cringe everytime!!!!
Never noticed. I have noticed, both on the DVD and several time live, that the drum beats often sound off because of the delay due to the size of the arena.
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Old 05-13-2006, 01:36 AM   #11
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I Love it! I find it kinda hot and could watch Bono drumming all day!! And I don't care if he's a little off beat!! And I love this smiley!!!
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Well to be honest I don't like his drumming at all. If he's gonna drum, let them swap completely and let Larry do the singing.

By the way, wasn't there a U2 song on which Larry did the vocals? I remember reading something about that.
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Old 05-13-2006, 06:02 AM   #13
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I should mention that I am a drummer myself, and so perhaps am particularly sensitive to these kinds of rhythmic travesties
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Re: does anyone else find this really annoying?

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I'm talking about Bono's drumming on the chicago dvd.
It's ok until he attempts to throw in an extra beat midway through his 'solo' - after this he loses rhythm so badly. The last 20 seconds of this song becomes unbearable to listen to.... ARGH its so frustrating!!! I cringe everytime!!!!
Bono is playing the same all the time, during the last 20 seconds you're talking about Larry is 'ending' the song (with Edge's solo), you know, slowing down etc. that's why it sounds weird...
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Old 05-13-2006, 06:07 AM   #15
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nup, you're wrong - the rhythm changes but the tempo stays the same.. right up until the very end

Bono stuffs up!!
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no offense
but i dont think it matters i would rather have the drumming out of time then the song be cut short and i think it also gives bono something else to do
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nup, you're wrong - the rhythm changes but the tempo stays the same.. right up until the very end

Bono stuffs up!!
Good luck in trying to convince fans that Bono is doing something wrong.

I once tried to explain here that the beginning of Wild Honey is messed up (album version as well as live versions).
In that song, Bono comes in 2 beats after the intro has ended instead of starting to sing at the 3rd beat of the last measure of the intro. Thereby he creates a 2/4 measure to sing the words 'in the', which kinda stops the 'flow' of the music.
But the people here would rather believe he intended it to be that way than believe that he just isn't good at rhythm.
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Old 05-13-2006, 07:35 AM   #18
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i find it very good actually...bono going out of controool!!!
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Yes, he does add some extra raps of the drum in there. Do I find it annoying? Not really. It makes your ears perk up (I'm a quasi-drummer, too) because it's not perfectly in line with the music that comes before. Do I think it's "wrong?" Nope. Seeing as how that part isn't on the album and was created "as is" for the tour, and the fact that Bono does the same thing at just about the same part of the song every time.......I look at it as just a funky addition to the song.

Despite what we're taught in grade school music class, songs don't really have to be in perfect time, key, etc. What great high and mighty being will decide what is a song and what isn't? I mean, look at David Brubek's "Take Five." Who the hell writes a song in 5/4 time?? Yet it's a classic song.
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No. One of my favourite moments on the DVD.
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