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Old 08-16-2007, 09:58 AM   #1
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Jesus Christ!


No I am not blaspheming for the sake of it!
I recently got an internet savvy friend of mine to download a whole load of U2 songs I hadn't heard in donkey's years.

The one that has hit me first is Jesus Christ, their cover of an old Woody Guthrie song I think. I didn't hear this n 10 years or more and my goodness it is incredible! Maybe to the unreligious this song sounds a bit silly. But I am a man who has fallen a little from my faith but am ever mindful of the God I often ignore...this track though really stirs my soul!!! Bono's voice has rarely sounded better, so raw and so true! Plus the drumming is incredible! Is this really Larry? Sounds far too good to be the Larry we've met over the last few years!!!!

This song is amazing.

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Old 08-16-2007, 10:25 AM   #2
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It's a great track. I've always enjoyed it.

It was originally released on the Folkways CD, which was a tribute to Woody Guthrie and Leadbelly. It's a cool CD, with both Dylan and Springsteen on there as well. Hard to find now, though.

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I love this track. It's a rollicking, foot-stomping good time.
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I love the pogue-esque feel about it. First heard it in 1987-88 and i still love it to this day.
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Yeah Jesus Christ is great.
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Old 08-17-2007, 11:02 AM   #6
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If a church played this, I'd delay my swift departure by about ten seconds.
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"Who buys U2 records anyway? It's just music for plumbers and bricklayers. Bono, what a slob. You'd think with all that climbing about he does, he'd look real fit and that. But he's real fat, y'know. Reminds me of a soddin' mountain goat."
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Old 08-17-2007, 02:01 PM   #7
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One of my favorite U2 performances ever. Very left-wing, that song. Not that there's anything wrong with that. :-)

While the poor, working people sing and shout praise, the cops, soldiers, bankers and preachers nail Christ to the cross. It's no less true today.
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I've never heard it but I do enjoy a rollicking, foot stomping good time
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For those of you who enjoy a rollicking, foot stomping good time.
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Old 08-18-2007, 03:41 AM   #10
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thanks sad punk, , that's one good song. Bonus JT Bono oh wait, I'm not in Pleba am I, whoops
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Woody Guthrie
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Old 08-18-2007, 01:02 PM   #12
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Awesome!!!! love it...thanks!!
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Larry kills on this song. Makes me wish that U2 would've pursued the American roots thing a bit more before getting burned on Rattle and Hum.
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One of Edge's most prolific riffs.
One example of Larry's best drumming.

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