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Old 07-17-2006, 12:49 AM   #1
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NEWSFLASH! Achtung! It wasn't just U2!

I have decided that there was some sort of divine intervention when Achtung Baby was being recorded in Hansa Studios, Berlin back in 1990/1991. It couldn't have been U2 alone in that room. Surely they were possessed by some kind of higher power. Somebody or something out of this world had to have had a hand in it. How else do you explain the intensity of this creative outburst and cultural explosion that occured???



Zoo Station
The Fly
Even Better Than The Real Thing
Mysterious Ways
One
Until The End Of The World
Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses?
So Cruel
Lady With The Spinning Head
Night And Day
Tryin To Throw Your Arms Around The World
Ultraviolet
Acrobat
Love Is Blindness



And I've not even included anything from Zooropa here.

I mean... how can there be so much stellar material all from one era??? How???










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I mean... how can there be so much stellar material all from one era??? How???
Given the time, I'm shocked they took so long to come up with only four great songs.
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Given the time, I'm shocked they took so long to come up with only four great songs.
Gotta love Axver!

Do you realize you're risking your life here by that comment? And what are those 4 songs? Pray tell.
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Gotta love Axver!

Do you realize you're risking your life here by that comment? And what are those 4 songs? Pray tell.
Carry Me Home, Assaulted By Underpants, Wild Irish Rose and Womanfish.

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Gotta love Axver!

Do you realize you're risking your life here by that comment? And what are those 4 songs? Pray tell.
What Liam said.

And, you know, I figure if people can trash HTDAAB as much as they want, I might as well speak my mind on Achtung. It's a bit of a relief from the continual seemingly obligatory worship that album gets around these parts.

The four great songs: UTEOTW (despite its shit mixing), The Fly, Acrobat, and Love Is Blindness.

I also don't mind Zoo Station, and although I don't like the studio version, I have to admit that WGRYWH was good when I saw it live.
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Is Night and Day from the same recording session?
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Oh it's not? I didn't know.
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No, Night And Day was recorded in a seperate 1990 session.
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Thank heavens, on reading the title I thought this was another "hey, I just discovered 'achtung' is actually a German word!" thread.
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Thank heavens, on reading the title I thought this was another "hey, I just discovered 'achtung' is actually a German word!" thread.
YOU MEEN U2 DIDNT MAYK DAT 1 UP????////

yeah, good stuff Zoot, good stuff. Brilliant stuff.
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Yeah U2 will always be remembered as One record wonders.
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Yeah U2 will always be remembered as One record wonders.
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Thank heavens, on reading the title I thought this was another "hey, I just discovered 'achtung' is actually a German word!" thread.


I thought Bono invented everything?
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Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois.
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Brian Eno and Daniel lanois were in the room, also the band were fighting all the time, I think that helped.
WIm Wenders angels must have played a part too!
It's the greatest album ever in my opinion.
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Re: Re: NEWSFLASH! Achtung! It wasn't just U2!

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Given the time, I'm shocked they took so long to come up with only four great songs.
I'll kill you

BTW, I think the Joshua Tree is highly overated, and has about 3-4 great songs.
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Actually I've got to agree with Axver on the UTEOTW mixing

It's shocking, especially the end.
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I'll kill you

BTW, I think the Joshua Tree is highly overated, and has about 3-4 great songs.
I'll kill you first.

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I thought Bono invented everything?
Nope, just knees and souls.
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Yeah U2 will always be remembered as One record wonders.
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