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Old 02-09-2006, 06:30 AM   #76
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LOS ANGELES - The rock gods snatched Grammy history from the comeback queen Wednesday, as perennial favorites U2 took home five trophies while Mariah Carey had to settle for three. U2 won the 20th Grammy of their careers, including album of the year for "How To Dismantle an Atomic Bomb" — the same disc that earned them three awards last year.


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Old 02-09-2006, 06:56 AM   #77
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I love how they keep saying they 'snatched' awards from Mariah Carey, as if they were hers to start with. Never! They belong to U2!

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"The Grammys make me hate music, and certainly everyone in the ass-licking music industry." (Trent Reznor)
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Don't have time for a big discussion, but a few thoughts:

1. Bono was drunk as hell---especially during his first speech!

2. Didn't terrrrribly mind MJB on One during the Katrina concert, but I really have to say I think she killed it on this one. The first time they did it, it was different and sounded okay because of that. Now, after getting a second dose, you're able to see through the "different-ness" and notice that this version is just a bunch of vocal acrobatics tied in with the display of emotion. A non-U2 friend was over & actually pointed out that it didn't seem that she actually hit higher notes--but merely belted louder instead. Vocal acrobatics & an emotional performance don't make it a good performance. That non-U2 friend was even the one who brought up the idea that she killed the song.

3. Was hoping for COBL to be played, but Vertigo ruled---it turned the Grammys into a U2 concert for those few minutes. Everyone else just performed; U2 made the show theirs.
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Old 02-09-2006, 07:14 AM   #81
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One on grammys was incredible! Why the hate?

I thought the performance of 'One' on the grammys was absolutely stunning!!!

I don't understand the hate. It's like you want U2 to be different and experimental and then you kill them for it!! The lyric 'you give it all and i want more' comes to mind i'm afraid.

Yes you are entitled to your opinion but i'm curious. Out of those who liked it, how many are old time fans(80's) and how many are newer fans. Not to be elitist but just curious.

I've been a fan since 83 and that performance honestly gave me shivers and to me was mindblowing emotional and made me seriously think about hopping on a plane to Mexico even though I've seen them many times on this tour already!!

What does everyone else think?
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Old 02-09-2006, 07:19 AM   #82
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I've been a fan since the 80s, but I didn't like it. I said elsewhere that I didn't mind MJB terribly on the Katrina performance---I thought it was different and, while not wonderful, wasn't bad. Last night, however, I thought was more showboating than good.

Vocal acrobatics + showing emotion doesn't necessarily = good performance.
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Originally posted by babyman
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, a way or the other.......................

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Old 02-09-2006, 07:33 AM   #84
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Re: One on grammys was incredible! Why the hate?

Originally posted by mellow moog
Out of those who liked it, how many are old time fans(80's) and how many are newer fans. Not to be elitist but just curious.
you know, fans from the 90's are also "old time fans' right now...

I really like this version of 'One'... I'm a fan since '95

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Old 02-09-2006, 07:35 AM   #85
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YAY Boys!!!! YAY BOMB!!! You did us proud!!

^^Utoo, I agree with your assessment! Anybody know who was the blond lady was sitting between Bono & Edge??
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Old 02-09-2006, 07:50 AM   #86
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i dont like it at all. she was trying to steal the thunder. let her do her own shit
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Bruce was awesome, I loved how they cut to Bono giving him a standing O
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Old 02-09-2006, 07:58 AM   #88
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I didn't care for it all that much but I don't "hate" or get all worked up over it-it's a song/performance

I love that song and I always will
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i am a fan from the 80's

i thought she might do some "vocal acrobatics" as well.....but she didnt ....she was very soulful...she obviously loves the song
I loved it alot...
as i laid in my bed and was cozy ,my daughter right beside me doin her homework
i wept quiet tears
i loved it more than i can say

she was great
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Old 02-09-2006, 08:09 AM   #90
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The performance of 'One ' was a train wreck. Mary J Blige went crazy with her vocals all over the place - singing parts off key, doing that R&B voice trill thing that was not necessary for this song.

Bono even looked a little annoyed at one point.

She's a decent singer but a bit too Broadway, a bit too over dramatic for my tastes (remember her performance of 'No More Fear' at the Grammys a few years ago? the one where she sang 'no more' for about seven minutes? Yeah...that was fun...)

And hey...people...

Nobody sings over my Edge's solo parts...nobody...

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