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Old 01-05-2004, 07:55 PM   #1
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Song Battle: The Fly vs. UTEOTW

Two of the hardest-hitting songs on Acthung Baby, but which one takes the cake (that kills Joshua Trees)?

IMO, The Fly is the winner. Definitely. UTEOTW is a great song, but The Fly in Boston was the best live song performance of any song from AB. Ever.

What do you think?

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The Fly, no real contest to be honest......The Fly is without question one of the most amazing songs written by anyone in the 1990's

Until the end of the world is just another song off achtung baby for me, which is not saying its bad, just nothing special in comparison with the fly, zoo station and acrobat

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Until The End Of The World is incredible live, but the Elevation version of The Fly is fantastic, and I have to say, The Fly wins. Though if I'd just listened to a live performance of UTEOTW, you may catch me saying something completely different ...
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On album, The Fly.
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album: The fly
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the guitar part of The fly live never really worked for me
somehow I'm hardly able to recognize any kind of melody anymore
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UTEOTW especially live. Nothing compares to the energy that goes through the crowd when they did this live during Elevation, except when Streets kicks in, that too!
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"The Fly", definitely.

Can't comment on live stuff, 'cause I've never heard a live version of these songs.

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Definitely UTEOTW!
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The Fly,both studio and especially live - Boston.Edge's solo is just unbeliveable on it.
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Dave, you're killing me with this choice. I love them both so much! eenie meenie minee mo....


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The Fly. UTEOTW annoyed me for some reason, up until very recently.
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