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Old 02-09-2006, 03:07 AM   #61
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I taped the show on my VCR, and when Sometimes won for best song I thought "OK, some categories in the song department but no album awards". (as Edge said they won two awards during the night already)
When they won Rock album award I thought "that's it, this just kept them from winning Album of the year."

I was sure Kanye West would win for Album of the year, but on the other hand, U2 lost for AB and ATYCLB in previous years and by general consensus among fans, Bomb is better than ATYCLB.
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Fantastic News, I'm so happy for them.

Perhaps this will inspire them to start writing new songs right away.

(And perhaps all those people who continually knock HTDAAB ought to have another listen.)
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I think Bono's statement tonight that "maybe it's time for me to stop talking about my father" was a hint that the band may abandon the tone of their last two albums, which were heavily influenced by Bono's dad being sick, and passing away. I think we'll see a big change of direction on the next album.
HTDAAB 'is' a great improvement on ATYCLB, but they can do a lot better so here's to a hopeful future.

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...And is it just me, or has Adam Clayton developed a really strong lisp over the last year or two? What is up with that? Nothing wrong with it necessarily, but he never used to talk that way, did he? *shrug*
Erm...I'm saying nothing, but if you smoke too much pot then it can affect your speech - but like I said, I'm saying nothing because it's most probably down to a dental problem or dental surgery.
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I hear no lisp.
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Old 02-09-2006, 04:43 AM   #65
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BTW, did they cut Larry's speech for Album of the year award? And did he and Adam say anything when they won awards for Sometimes?
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Old 02-09-2006, 04:57 AM   #66
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U2 are great, U2 would be great without any of these prizes, I'm not a grandious fan of grammies, of competitions like that in general, winning or not winning a prize never means you're the best or the worst, but it's a nice recognition they had by winning in each category. But don't consider it at all as the NonPlusUltra, the best thing for a band is to have a complete sold out tour, the best crowds in the world, the best songs in the world, the best feelings in the concerts...............these are the best recognitions a band can have........................uh, and yes, these kind of knick-knacks may be useful, too..................in a way or the other.......................

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Cnn.com has a nice little 5 minute video of the boys eatting pizza and discussing last night. Larry even gets some talk time...
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Old 02-09-2006, 05:05 AM   #69
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Dude. They kicked Kanye and Maria's arses


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My thoughts: U2 are still the greatest band of all time
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Old 02-09-2006, 05:40 AM   #71
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We're U2 fans--I think we'd already formed our opinions about the Bomb--before the Grammy's.

And as for *why* we won 5 awards, I think it has more to do with the band's enormous stature in the music and world community than with the so- called *weak competition.* (Who else with Bono's career has ever been named *Time* person of the year *and* invited by the President to keynote the National Prayer Breakfast?

Speaking of that elegant and eloquent sermon, perhaps that serious side of our Irish preacher prompted the silly side to come out at the Grammys?

One more thing: I've always thought that people who take pains to point out how "immature" other people are in their community are themselves somewhat immature (and insecure).

I come to Interference because I respect and enjoy the opinions of the others who post here. I've yet to find another fan community anything like it.

Will the Bomb mean that the next album will be "less safe"? I sure think we can hope so.

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the grammy awards are just ridiculous...IMO U2 won't deserve any award this year.
SYCMIOYO - wtf why choose this cheesy song as winner? i can't stand it.
ALBUM OF THE YEAR and ROCK(!) ALBUM OF THE YEAR for such a lukewarm album i just can't get it. what a waste. there is much more better and more interesting music around on the blue planet.
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Old 02-09-2006, 05:44 AM   #73
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Hi,

I do not post very often but have to react on these feedbacks. Lot of people say that we (as U2 fans) should be happy and all. I'm a huge fan of U2....a sick fan. But I understand why we are not ''that'' happy. I think U2 deserved every single trophy....but they had no competition. This album is probably their best after JT, AB and UF. We all know that only JT got the award.

Before ATYCLB, U2 was popular but they were not unbreakable. They lost....they did not sell as well as they should...etc....

Now its the opposite. The odds are with them...and they will win even if they don't ''really'' deserve it. We all know its not possible to win 7 (ATYCLB) or 8 (HTDAAB) grammys unless its brilliant. As a U2 fan I know that 1-2 grammys would have been enough...Its good but not brilliant lke JT, UF or AB...

Tonight I wasn't proud as it should. I noticed a lot of faithfull fans felt the same way. If you compare U2 to the competition, then yes they deserved it......but HTDAAB was not a ''chef d'oeuvre'' and I hoped that this would have happened when u2 was really exploring new stuff (AB).

U2 deserved the awards but I feel they should have got those way before ATYCLB. Its like everybody discovered U2 suddenly. I now understand the pre-JT fans....U2 is too popular...its not as special as it was. The good news is that they will make more music!

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Old 02-09-2006, 05:48 AM   #74
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"One" more thing. I just listened to the MP3 of "One" from last night.

So, those of you saying it sucked, that Mary shouldn't duet with Bono, that Bono was weak, and what have you -- no offense intended, but all y'all might want to have your pulses checked because this sounded great; it got me in the guts.

Bono has always wanted to do things in the gospel funky style, and this version is a goosepimply god-invoking inspiration.

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Ok, my thoughts about th Grammys:

1) I'm sorry, but I don't like the 'One' duet. That song was not meant to be sang by a R'n'B single, neither a duet... So, IMO, the thing goes totally wrong, and at a certain point it gets hard to hear someone making some diva-screams under a song that you love.

2) This was a great lesson for Mariah Carey. That bitch deserved not taking all those awards. I know that she got possessed when the production of the awards refused her to open the cerimony because they had already... Madonna with Gorillaz, and that's a real bonus for them. So Mariah got irritated to be knocked off by someone that she really hates.

3) U2 deserved all the awards won, although in some categories, I wouldn't be sad if them oppositors won, because they deserved too.

4) I knew that somehow, and for some folks here... this obviously would turn in a HTDAAB-bashing-thing, because they really have to say how much they don't like the album.

Congratulations U2, you deserved it! We're with you!
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