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Old 07-10-2006, 02:49 AM   #1
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Looking back on a brilliant time (2004-2006)

Well folks, it's been 1 1/2 years since Bomb's release and the boys are back in the recording studio. The tour is being put on hold, and we're waiting, so I think now would be a good time to be nostalgic over what's happened the past 2 years.

June/July 2004
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BEACH CLIPS!!!! I remember hearing these and being for hours just thinking of what will be coming to us. Those clips were brilliant, and I've got to say thanks to those lovely spanish men who talked over Miracle Drug....

August 2004
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Vertigo single artwork revealed. Many of us were tricked into thinking this was the actual album's cover. We were wrong. The album's name was revealed: "How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb". The overall fan reaction?



September 2004
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Vertigo single release. I remember getting this on its release date from a spanish radio station. The quality was terrible, but I loved the song and played it over and over for hours on end. What a night! Overall fan reaction?



Also, the album's artwork was released. Overall fan reaction?

Not good.

October 2004
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Waiting. Until one day...LEAKAGE! Oh those days were glorious! Tracking down each and every song on the album in mp3 form and going Overall fan reaction?



November 2004
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The big day! I bought it the day before Thanksgiving, loving the packaging and having a great time. Bomb is awesome.

Critics reaction?



February 2005
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Announcement that the tour would be postponed for an entire month due to illness. My reaction?



March 2005
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The tour kicked off in San Diego, and contained some surprising picks including "Zoo Station". We got to see Bono play drums on LAPOE for the first time which spawned the brilliant bono drum smiley!

And really, things just went on from there. The tour was a smash success, and now we're here waiting and wondering. Again. Will we get more beach clips soon? Will the cycle start under our very noses? Who knows?

So, share your memories! Be nostalgic!
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Don't forget the whole Indie 103.1 fiasco.. When they played U2 songs all day and promised the world premiere of Vertigo.. But they never played it and at the end of the day when they were done with playing all U2, Henry Rollin's show came on and he had some not-so-nice hings to say about U2.
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I dont wan to sound like a total w_nker but if you really want to remember great times, nothing beats the month before Achtung Baby was released, culminating with the release of The Fly and ending with the release of Zooropa. There is no comparison with the period that you are remembering unfortunately!!
I truly wish that U2 would announce that they are going to their Dublin studios with Lanois/Eno and that they will record 3 albums, in a similar way to Jonny Cash
I personally couldnt give a shit if they dont tour for another 5 years. What I want is more beautiful music from my 4 musical heroes!
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Don't forget the whole Indie 103.1 fiasco.. When they played U2 songs all day and promised the world premiere of Vertigo.. But they never played it and at the end of the day when they were done with playing all U2, Henry Rollin's show came on and he had some not-so-nice hings to say about U2.
I'd forgotten about that!
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I dont wan to sound like a total w_nker but if you really want to remember great times, nothing beats the month before Achtung Baby was released, culminating with the release of The Fly and ending with the release of Zooropa. There is no comparison with the period that you are remembering unfortunately!!
I truly wish that U2 would announce that they are going to their Dublin studios with Lanois/Eno and that they will record 3 albums, in a similar way to Jonny Cash
I personally couldnt give a shit if they dont tour for another 5 years. What I want is more beautiful music from my 4 musical heroes!
Well, duh.
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Don't forget the whole Indie 103.1 fiasco.. When they played U2 songs all day and promised the world premiere of Vertigo.. But they never played it and at the end of the day when they were done with playing all U2, Henry Rollin's show came on and he had some not-so-nice hings to say about U2.
That was irritating at the time, but now it's kinda funny. Rollins pulled a fast one on us!!! A$$hole!!!
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Also, remember when Universal went power mad for a week right before the album's release and closed down a bunch of tablature sites and were threatening to remove all U2 lyrics from the internet? That was horrible then, but it's now!
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Remember watching SNL and being suprised when U2 were allowed to play so many songs?
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those were exciting times... the beach clips were great. I remember the day Vertigo came out, I was so excited. I couldn't believe it was U2! I was at school at the time, and the sponser of the computer club burned it on a CD for me, and it's like all I listened to for the next few days. I remember later that day walking into a restaurant and the radio station that was playing premiered Vertigo, playing it three times in a row! that was so cool. and of course when the album leaked, that was fantastic. listening to a U2 album for the first time is great fun. I loved it.

Vertigo Tour was awesome. One of U2's best tours, and certainly one of their most varied. Both shows I went to were fantastic. December 10th, 2005 was arguably the best day of my life. It ruled, anyway.

I remember when HTDAAB leaked I didn't listen to Vertigo as much because I wanted to listen to all the "new" songs, but now I think Vertigo is one of the best songs on the album. Vertigo and OOTS win it, for me.

SNL was great...Bono lap dance and U2 on Conan was awesome too. about time they appeared on Conan.

yep the last two years have been a lot of fun and I can't wait to see what U2 comes up with next... I'm hopeful. I think it will be better than HTDAAB. Whatever it is, I'm sure I'll dig it. U2 has never truly disappointed me.
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The highlight for me was U2 on Conan.



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actually, the album leaked in November (Saturday, November 6th, to be exact), not October.
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actually, the album leaked in November (Saturday, November 6th, to be exact), not October.
Wow, October 2004 really sucked then, didn't it?
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Wow, October 2004 really sucked then, didn't it?
Well, in a sense it had "leaks" as we got to hear some new material after U2 played it live. I still remember the excitement after COBL was played at the BBC carpark. Good times.
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Well, in a sense it had "leaks" as we got to hear some new material after U2 played it live. I still remember the excitement after COBL was played at the BBC carpark. Good times.
Yeah, I remember Top of The Pops and CD: UK. Some great sound quality on those shows.
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You guys are forgetting the original U2 iPod and The Complete U2.
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You guys are forgetting the original U2 iPod and The Complete U2.
Why would we want to remember it? "Hey, long-term fans, buy all the songs you already have to get 11 you haven't heard before!"
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I remember getting an email from a friend in NY saying, "U2 just went by my window" and then being able to see my friend's office in the video!
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I'd be lying if I said I looked back on this time with nostalgic delight. To me, this was the most disappointing u2 era I've ever lived thru. So much hype. So many expectations. So many lies and letdowns. So many fucking I-pod commercials.

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