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Old 12-22-2001, 10:50 PM   #1
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Just Curious: Did Anyone Here Become A Fan Because Of ATYCLB?

Just wondering if you could tell us your stories of how you became a fan with their latest album, and what you think of their "old stuff" as compared to it. Has it been interesting getting to know their old stuff? Has the old stuff blown you away, or are you disappointed that it doesn't sound like ATYCLB? Or does it? Spill everything onto the table!

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I have always known about U2, but I really didn't become a fanatic of theirs until one morning (it was a horrible morning) I turned on the TV and saw this outstanding video of an awesome song called "Beautiful Day" and I began to cry. It was so different from everything else on and also so encouraging. I resolved to buy the album as soon as it came out...and I bought it the morning it was released.

I proceeded to listen to it day and night (about 5 times a day) for approximately 4 months straight. And everytime I listened I discovered something new. It's the most incredible experience.

As soon as I purchased a computer with CD burning capabilities, I downloaded all the records and made my very own collection of all of the albums. As for "getting to know the old stuff" it has been as incredible as discovering ATYCLB. I love it all. And each song holds something special. I think that all the albums have their high and low points so they are all equal on that footing. And I'm glad that they don't all sound like the last one. It's the mark of a truly gifted/talented/blessed band that they have been able to touch people for 20 years!

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Originally posted by hippyactress:
I have always known about U2, but I really didn't become a fanatic of theirs until one morning (it was a horrible morning) I turned on the TV and saw this outstanding video of an awesome song called "Beautiful Day" and I began to cry. It was so different from everything else on and also so encouraging. I resolved to buy the album as soon as it came out...and I bought it the morning it was released.

I proceeded to listen to it day and night (about 5 times a day) for approximately 4 months straight. And everytime I listened I discovered something new. It's the most incredible experience.

As soon as I purchased a computer with CD burning capabilities, I downloaded all the records and made my very own collection of all of the albums. As for "getting to know the old stuff" it has been as incredible as discovering ATYCLB. I love it all. And each song holds something special. I think that all the albums have their high and low points so they are all equal on that footing. And I'm glad that they don't all sound like the last one. It's the mark of a truly gifted/talented/blessed band that they have been able to touch people for 20 years!

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this album is thier worst work after Rattle&Hum , it was one of the biggest dissapointments in 2000 for me . POP was much higher ( not in charts ) .
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I really liked u2 when i first heard the joshua tree but i didnt start buying albums until 1996 when i was nearly 12 because before that I didnt really have much appreciation for music but I have grown up listening to music all my life, I prefer their older stuff especially from October, I really like older music anyway like Stiff little fingers and the Sex Pistols, i love punk and Queen. I didnt like ATYCLB and when i got it i was really disappointed but the more i listened to it i started to REALLY like some of the songs, I like the unreleased songs best, I LOVE new york and ground beneath her feet

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The Ground Beneath Her Feet is the song which is not from ATYCLB , the style is very different
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this album is thier worst work after Rattle&Hum , it was one of the biggest dissapointments in 2000 for me . POP was much higher ( not in charts ) .
Quiet you... you've been complaining about this album since the start.

I personally love it. It ranks much higher than "POP," which was an album I enjoyed at first, but for the most part, has not stood the test of time for me.

However, I did not become a fan because of ATYCLB, so I'll stop here.
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this album is thier worst work after Rattle&Hum , it was one of the biggest dissapointments in 2000 for me . POP was much higher ( not in charts ) .
Quiet you... you've been complaining about this album since the start.

I personally love it. It ranks much higher than "POP," which was an album I enjoyed at first, but for the most part, has not stood the test of time for me.

However, I did not become a fan because of ATYCLB, so I'll stop here.
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Ooopsy...double post...

Well, I'll correct that.

I disagree that "Ground" was VERY different from the rest of ATYCLB. Actually, of all songs on that soundtrack, I feel "Ground" fits in perfectly with ATYCLB. It's a ballad, yet still more experimental. It has Bono wailing - something that was a welcome return on ATYCLB (and something I missed on "POP" and other 90's U2 releases).

So while I concur that "Ground" technically wasn't part of ATYCLB, I do feel it flows with the album overall (perhaps just not as the last song).
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The Ground Beneath Her Feet , has absolutely nothing in common with ATYCLB , it's very experimental , it was great , i expected after beautiful Day , that the whole album will be like that : great and magic combination , i was wrong - some mild shitty poppy singles for MTV asses - that's what we got , most of all ;;; U2 decided to make money , success ( rolling stone masses , and fans who like everything that has U2 sticker on it ) ! Music ?? !! No , it's one step forward , and two steps behind
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I was thinking the other day how cool it is for the band to gain new fans with each new album. How much money they make each time they do. Because when someone becomes a U2 fan they probably become a hard core fan and go out and purchase a majority of U2's older cd's. I know when I became a hard core fan in the summer of 93 after a year of listening to Achtung Baby alone, I went out and got every thing made by them.

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I became a fan with ATYCLB. I got it last Christmas. I'm obsessed now.... I love all of thier stuff, absolutly. I was nervous about hearing thier 80s music. But it all turned out okay.
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The day I bought my first CD player, I bought The Wallflowers' Bringing Down the Horse, Savage Garden, and U2's Pop. I loved the Wallflowers and Savage Garden CD's, but I was befuddled by the U2 one, and when I didn't hear Pride or With or Without You on there (keep in mind I was 13), it was shelved for about two years.

By the time the greatest hits came out, I was much more musically savvy, and was impressed to say the least. Soon after I bought the Joshua Tree, and at that point I considered myself a casual U2 fan.

In September of 2000 I bought Achtung Baby, and was thoroughly blown away. U2 was then officially my favorite band.

A month later I bought All That You Can't Leave Behind, and I rocketed into fanatacism. I've never been impacted by an album that hardly the first listen through. I knew it was something special within minutes of that now-classic Walk On guitar riff. As soon as Elevation tickets went on sale I bought a pair for Washington DC, and my friends started calling me "the U2 guy."

I soon learned to appreciate the criminally underrated Pop, the earlier albums, and the side projects. So here I am today.

So I guess you could say The Greatest Hits had my hand on the door, but All That You Can't Leave Behind busted the thing wide open.
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I've been a fan since I heard I Still Haven't Found...when I was about 10 or so. But back then, U2 wasn't 'cool' for kids my age...my older cousin used to be a HUGE fan. He was into all the 80's rock...Bon Jovi, Zepplin, Van Halen, etc. So automatically, liking U2 meant being like him. I avoided it as much as possible.

Over the next few years I heard a lot about the band. I listened to a lot of their songs. But I never bought any of their albums (I was young). I downloaded SBS, ISHFWILF, WOWY, and The Sweetest Thing off Napster...always a 'semi-fan'.' Finally, I heard Beautiful Day for the first time. I remember stopping what I had been doing at that moment and just listened...amazed that a band could put forth such an amazing song. I asked for ATYCLB for Christmas that year. I listened to it the minute I got it...and for the next 3 months after that. I was initially attracted to their lyrics (Walk On, Peace on Earth), and eventually gained a true appreciation for the whole package--music, lyrics, etc.
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Hey, how come people who slag ATYCLB don't get into as much trouble as people who slag Pop?



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