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Old 08-26-2007, 01:07 PM   #1
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Original of the Species/Next Tour

Hi all,

I'm a new member here so hello to everyone. I'm from the Greater Philadelphia region and I've seen U2 on the past 2 tours.

I was wondering, do you all see 'Original of the Species' getting any play time on the next U2 tour? I know history tells us that when Bono tours to promote a new album alot of the "new" stuff from the last tour gets dropped unless it became a hit (i.e. Beautiful Day, Walk On) on the last tour.

But I was wondering if you think it might get play time next tour, because Bono himself was upset it didn't do better because he thought it was the best song on the album, and I really liked the song live, especially the version with Edge on the guitar. Even though this song wasn't played every night, I thought the performing of this song live really gained a lot of stream toward the end of the tour.
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Old 08-26-2007, 01:10 PM   #2
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might get the odd play time i think but i dont think it will get too much. bit like how miracle drug didnt get much on this tour, first leg then gone really
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If they're planning on playing that pathetic, neutered acoustic version again, I'd rather see it axed all together.

If Bono thought it was one of the last album's highlights, they sure didn't do it justice anywhere outside of those few electric performances.
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lazarus: I agree.. I didn't like the acoustic version either.. but I thought the electric version was really good the FEW times they did play it
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I see OOTS becoming the new "Stuck" on the next tour. Played a few times throughout.

I saw them play it at the Monterrey Mexico show and enjoyed it.
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It's difficult to play live, so that might make it a less likely choice.
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yay youre from philly! I'll see you next tour
On the Milan DVD it was done very well but I doubt itll make it through to the next tour
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Really depends on what the theme and feel of the next album is. If its fits in with part of that, its possible they will play it. OR if they find an arrangement of it live that they feel justifies the song, they may do it.

My guess is that they wont though and that it isnt played next tour.
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If they're planning on playing that pathetic, neutered acoustic version again, I'd rather see it axed all together.

If Bono thought it was one of the last album's highlights, they sure didn't do it justice anywhere outside of those few electric performances.
Spot on brutha
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I hope so, I preferred the early piano versions compared to full band versions, which was a weak attempt at beating the album version at its own game.

Maybe if they play it again drop the piano (or let Bono play it if he knows the instrument well enough by then, or let Terry Lawless play) and just let Edge be on the guitar.
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Really depends on what the theme and feel of the next album is. If its fits in with part of that, its possible they will play it. OR if they find an arrangement of it live that they feel justifies the song, they may do it.
Exactly right.

Also, I think the fact that Bono likes it so much means it will turn up again, even if just as a rarity....
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Really wish they'd played it more on Vertigo, i agree it's one of the best songs from the album, was disappointed not to get to hear it live.

it reminds me a bit of "Stay" in that it's a great song, but never hit big on the pop charts//radiowaves.

Bono has said he thinks "Stay" is one of their best songs of all time, and it has recurred on tours since Zooropa//Zoomerang, though unfortunately not as a staple.

I'd guess that OotS will have a similar future (though I hope it becomes a regular).
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Bono has said he thinks "Stay" is one of their best songs of all time,
I was listening to Stay a few days ago. It really is amazing.
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I too only like OOTS when Edge is on guitar. That said.....i would rather a "blast from the past" made it into the set in its place.
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I was listening to Stay a few days ago. It really is amazing.
Stay

As much as I liked it, I really don't think it'll make it to the next tour. If it does, I'd prefer the full version rather than the craptastic accoustic one.
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Considering that it was not a tour regular until the third leg and was fully discarded by the fifth leg, I don't see OOTS having much of a live future at all unless it is drastically rearranged.

A guitar-only version would be interesting. Hell, it worked for RTSS!
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OOTS is a good song, would like to see it live......but the only 'great' version is the new, unofficial remix that came out a few months ago....and that'd be tough to pull off live. If they can tinker with it, it'd be nice to see in the setlist.
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OOTS is a good song, would like to see it live......but the only 'great' version is the new, unofficial remix that came out a few months ago....and that'd be tough to pull off live. If they can tinker with it, it'd be nice to see in the setlist.
are you talking about the mix in which i thought he was saying "you sell your body"?
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are you talking about the mix in which i thought he was saying "you sell your body"?
Yup. The one where we had to point out that he also wasn't saying "solarity."
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well then it'd make a great live performance. bono won't have to worry too much about forgetting the lyrics since we can't tell what he's saying anyway.
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