Native Son - U2 Feedback

Go Back   U2 Feedback > Your Blue Room > Everything You Know Is Wrong > Everything You Know Is Wrong Archive
Click Here to Login
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 07-08-2006, 01:14 PM   #1
The Fly
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: HeidiLand
Posts: 205
Local Time: 07:08 AM
Native Son

I just heard for the first time "Native Son" from a homemade videoclip in UTube:

http://www.youtube.com/ watch v=DedvvwBRoR4&mode=related&search=

It's clearly Vertigo. Does anyone know something about the genesis of this song and its transformation into Vertigo ?

For example I was surprised by the guitar riff which is very very similar to the Vertigo one. Edge describes about the origin of this riff in the Chicago DVD bonus, but I didn't remember anything about "Native Son"
__________________

TripThroughWire is offline  
Old 07-08-2006, 01:39 PM   #2
Blue Crack Addict
 
U2girl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: slovenija
Posts: 21,029
Local Time: 08:08 AM
It started out as Native Son when they were working with Chris Thomas I think.
After Lillywhite joined, Bono and Edge re-wrote the lyrics and changed some of the music.
__________________

U2girl is offline  
Old 07-09-2006, 12:50 AM   #3
ONE
love, blood, life
 
Canadiens1131's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 10,363
Local Time: 02:08 AM
Native Son is nice, but is lacks the Lillywhite Glossy Sheen (TM) and some of the lyrics seem silly to me, compared to Vertigo.

And that's saying something
Canadiens1131 is offline  
Old 07-09-2006, 02:24 AM   #4
Blue Crack Addict
 
Reggie Thee Dog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Hell Ain't A Bad Place To Be...
Posts: 17,985
Local Time: 10:08 PM
I can understand why some people like this version better than Vertigo, but the sound is so bland and the lyrics are just not there for me that I can't help but write it off. I listen to it, I enjoy it, but I think Vertigo has a ton more punch to it.
Reggie Thee Dog is offline  
Old 07-09-2006, 08:25 PM   #5
The Fly
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 102
Local Time: 06:08 AM
I love Native Son (esp. the lyrics) but I think Vertigo is better.
Goocher100 is offline  
Old 07-09-2006, 10:51 PM   #6
45:33
 
cobl04's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: East Point to Shaolin
Posts: 56,974
Local Time: 05:08 PM
Vertigo definitely has more punch, but I think musically and production-wise Native Son is a lot better.
cobl04 is online now  
Old 07-09-2006, 11:56 PM   #7
Rock n' Roll Doggie
VIP PASS
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: London/Sydney
Posts: 6,608
Local Time: 07:08 AM
Native Son is a better song, Vertigo is a better single.
Earnie Shavers is offline  
Old 07-09-2006, 11:59 PM   #8
ONE
love, blood, life
 
AtomicBono's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Athens, Greece
Posts: 10,486
Local Time: 12:08 AM
Native Son sounds like it's trying to be something it's not, unlike Vertigo.

But the bridge in Native Son is amazing.
AtomicBono is offline  
Old 07-10-2006, 12:10 AM   #9
LMP
Blue Crack Supplier
 
LMP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 37,609
Local Time: 12:08 AM
Quote:
Originally posted by AtomicBono
Native Son sounds like it's trying to be something it's not, unlike Vertigo.

But the bridge in Native Son is amazing.
well said

to answer the poster:

The Edge knicked the riff from Sonic Youth's "Dirty Boots" and made "Full Metal Jacket"

then Full Metal Jacket -> Native Son - > Vertigo/catchy iPod jingle.
LMP is offline  
Old 07-10-2006, 10:52 AM   #10
The Fly
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: HeidiLand
Posts: 205
Local Time: 07:08 AM
Quote:
Originally posted by LemonMacPhisto
to answer the poster:
Full Metal Jacket -> Native Son - > Vertigo/catchy iPod jingle.
Full Metal Jacket is a U2 song ?
Is it possible to hear that somewhere ?
TripThroughWire is offline  
Old 07-11-2006, 05:19 AM   #11
Refugee
 
WalkOn21's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: A place where the wind calls your name
Posts: 1,052
Local Time: 07:08 AM
Quote:
Originally posted by TripThroughWire


Full Metal Jacket is a U2 song ?
Is it possible to hear that somewhere ?
As far as I know, it was never recorded. Edge's early take on the song was called "Full Metal Jacket" as a working title.

Bono once said about Native Son that they transformed it into Vertigo because Native Son was too politically loaded, and they didn't think it would make a good single because of that.

Most stupid decision they ever made imho.
__________________

WalkOn21 is offline  
 

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:08 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Design, images and all things inclusive copyright © Interference.com
×