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Old 09-28-2007, 07:47 AM   #1
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Should The Electric Co be played again on the next tour????

Friends ,

Question : Should The Electric Co be played again on the next tour????

I say...hell YES!!!!
Coz ,

A : it was THE highlight of the Vertigo Tour.

B: the way they played it on Vertigo was their best version of the song ever.
( the snippets were outstanding and Edge WAS on fire )

So what you all think , should it return?

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Old 09-28-2007, 07:53 AM   #2
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No. Boy has had its revival on Vertigo, they can bring out another old album (War? UF?).

That said I won't complain if we will get to hear it on the future tours, occasionally.
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No. Boy has had its revival on Vertigo, they can bring out another old album (War? UF?).
While I agree they should bring out another old album, I think that The Electric Co. should be moved from the "drawn from the Boy archives" category to that of a live regular that I Will Follow is already in.

You know, I normally don't like songs being played at every gig, and I'm sure that if The Electric Co. ever did start getting played at every show for the amount of time that Pride and One have been, I'd advocate it being ditched, but at this stage? Lock it in as a permanent setlist member. It's that good. I don't care what tired old warhorse they ditch in its favour.
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Old 09-28-2007, 09:03 AM   #5
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Definitely. And their other biggest rockers like Exit, Last Night on Earth and Dirty Day should make a comeback as well.
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I think it should be dropped for something like A celebration, A day without me, twilight, October, Tomorrow or............Like a song
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Elevation Tour: they brought back Out Of Control.

Vertigo Tour: they brought back The Electric Co.

Next Tour: how about 11 O'Clock Tick Tock?!
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I was going to say that I'd rather see it out to allow for some other oldie to slip into the setlist. However, I'd have to agree with Axver----keep it in and swap out one of the tired old warhorses, i.e. SBS or Bullet.
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I agree Friends that some overplayed war horses should get the chop in favor of Electric Co.

These are my top 5 that I would like to get the chop ,

01 - Pride ( nuff said )
02 - One ( it has become way to boring after Popmart
03 - ISHFWILF ( was boring after Zoo-TV )
04 - SBS
05 - WOWY ( or if they could play it again like Zoo-TV 1992 , keep it in )

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Old 09-28-2007, 09:38 AM   #10
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I was lucky enough to see Electric Co. performed twice. And it rocked hard both times


That being said I agree that another Boy/October/War tune should come back. Twilight anyone?
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Elevation Tour: they brought back Out Of Control.

Vertigo Tour: they brought back The Electric Co.

Next Tour: how about 11 O'Clock Tick Tock?!
They did play 11 O'Clock a few times on Elevation.

Electric Co was one of the highlights of the Vertigo tour for me. One of my favorite older tunes. I wouldnt mind it being played on the next tour but I think it should be sporadic if done. That said my guess is it wont be played since it was ditched after the 3rd leg basically.
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Old 09-28-2007, 01:38 PM   #12
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The Boy trilogy (Electric Co./An Cat Dubh/Into the Heart) really had its perfect fit in the Vertigo setlist. Even the song Vertigo had the naturally well placed Stories of Boys snippet, another Boy track. Boy and Bomb went well together in that environment. I hope that future tours can continue to reintroduce their early works. I don't necessarily need my Electric Co. fix on the next go, but yes it is a damn great track.
What I do need is for their next album to create an opportunity for some of their early works to shine in the new tour environment. Imagine if this new experimental album (if it is such) created a sound that meant songs like Wire or the Unforgettable Fire were to gain a new life on the tour. What I also loved about the Boy trilogy on the last tour is the fact that there were a lot of people who believed this was new U2 material. Some people were pretty shocked to find out these were 25 years old. I'd like to see this sort of thing happen again on the next tour. Even if it meant in place of the Electric Co.
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its not Electric Co, but I did enjoy Gloria making a little comeback
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i loved electric co, sounds so ahead for its time.
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I was lucky enough to see Electric Co. performed twice. And it rocked hard both times
Very cool my Friend , can`t agree more.

I saw Electric Co at all 3 Amsterdam shows and I was totally blown away by it.

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Old 09-28-2007, 02:45 PM   #16
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It probably wouldn't make it into every night's set, but it was too damn good to go back in the vault.

But I'm also still holding out hope that this next tour will be the one when they finally bring back Two Hearts Beat As One.
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I loved Electric Co, think they should keep it, and drop a couple others.

They should bring back Unforgettable Fire and A Sort of Homecoming! I would LOVE to hear ASOH!!!!
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Sure, anytime they want to play it, it's an awesome live song. Love what they did with it on the last tour with all those fun snippets.
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Old 09-28-2007, 03:46 PM   #19
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I was actually more excited to see Until the End of the World for the first encore starter. I completely wasn't expecting it and it rocked me the fuck out.
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I was actually more excited to see Until the End of the World for the first encore starter. I completely wasn't expecting it and it rocked me the fuck out.
LOL.

Did you fall down when the band came in after the war call?

"Until..." was the 1st song on the encore in Monterrey Mexico and it did rock out!!
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