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Old 10-16-2017, 10:02 PM   #151
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Gone is an amazing song with a great rhythm section. It would be a monster as a lead single and would make POP a hit chart-wise. But Discotheque, although great, killed POP with its bizarre video.
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New Gone feels like it fills the room rather than trying to get your attention from down the hallway.
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New Gone is a complete song, rather than a sketch.
The album version misses integral details, like the guitar riff (the passing notes) during the verses.
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Old 10-16-2017, 10:26 PM   #154
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If Zooropa had 5 singles, what do you think would work?

I'd say:

Stay, Numb, The First Time, Lemon, Dirty Day.
Honestly, I could have seen The Wanderer being a single. Before you laugh, remember how popular Cash' s last two crossover records were. It would have made them slightly ahead of the times. Also, it's a magnificent song.
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If Zooropa had 5 singles, what do you think would work?

I'd say:

Stay, Numb, The First Time, Lemon, Dirty Day.

Dirty Day isn't very catchy, I don't think it would be a good choice. Worked great in the live setting but not a radio song. The First Time is way too downbeat and barely has a chorus.

By contrast, I think Some Days is along with Babyface the poppiest thing on there. Great bassline, jangly guitar work on the chorus, and then that Beatlesque backwards guitar solo. I could easily imagine a lot of people getting into that one.

And I know a lot of people dislike Babyface and think it's the weakest thing on the album, but it's very catchy and has an innovative sound that's representative of the album; the production on that one is fantastic.
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it is interesting how seemingly awkward titles suddenly make much more sense once we get a little context, and those so quick to mock Mr. "love/knee/feel" in an attempt to appear smarter than Bono look a little silly afterwards.
No, he's still a lazy writer and is not above mockery.

One can have really thoughtful ideas and great lines while still falling into the trite and cliche (as well as the overly-wordy) far too often.

As he has from 2000 onward.
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The Gone new mix is the definitive version. I've never thought the live version improved much on the studio and the Pop version is not nearly as crisp or sharp.

Can't fathom you people who think it's too slow or whatever. That wailing guitar is amazing and it has one of the band's best choruses.
Musically, the new mix is better. Vocally, it is worse.
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I'm not saying he's above mockery -- he's Bono. He's been mocked for almost 40 years. It's just tiresome to read post after post sneering at songs/titles/lines they've never heard. SDABTO and ISHFWILF seem trite and cliche in this light. Rolling eyes at such tedium (omg, TBT sucks? Tell us again), especially when we have no context yet, and that everything inevitably makes more sense when we actually hear the song, and perhaps giving Bono a shred of the benefit of the doubt after 40 years, isnt at all suggesting anyone is above criticism.
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I love Gone.

Anyway, where's SOE? News? Anything? No?

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I'm not saying he's above mockery -- he's Bono. He's been mocked for almost 40 years. It's just tiresome to read post after post sneering at songs/titles/lines they've never heard. SDABTO and ISHFWILF seem trite and cliche in this light. Rolling eyes at such tedium (omg, TBT sucks? Tell us again), especially when we have no context yet, and that everything inevitably makes more sense when we actually hear the song, and perhaps giving Bono a shred of the benefit of the doubt after 40 years, isnt at all suggesting anyone is above criticism.


I second this.
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Dirty Day isn't very catchy, I don't think it would be a good choice. Worked great in the live setting but not a radio song. The First Time is way too downbeat and barely has a chorus.

By contrast, I think Some Days is along with Babyface the poppiest thing on there. Great bassline, jangly guitar work on the chorus, and then that Beatlesque backwards guitar solo. I could easily imagine a lot of people getting into that one.

And I know a lot of people dislike Babyface and think it's the weakest thing on the album, but it's very catchy and has an innovative sound that's representative of the album; the production on that one is fantastic.
I do agree about The First Time, even though I mentioned it, I just felt compelled to mention that one seeing as U2 seemed to love it so, as to include it on the best of 90-00. Mystified at that decision.

Dirty Day though, I think is catchy. Well the main riff that is. They would definitely need a single edit though to make it more accessible. That's where the "bitter kiss" mix would come in for me, which I think does the job.
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I’m still pissed Holy Joe was not the lead single from POP! In all seriousness how Gone was never released as a single is personally my biggest U2 wtf?!?!?
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As he has from 1993 onward.

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It's just tiresome to read post after post sneering at songs/titles/lines they've never heard. SDABTO and ISHFWILF seem trite and cliche in this light.


You forgot the worst of them all: DGPFYCC with honorable mention for ITABTAW.
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It is a travesty that
-Gone wasn't a single off of Pop
-Gone wasn't the LEAD single off of Pop
-Gone has been completely ignored since the Elevation tour, especially
-Gone wasn't played on a tour where the guy wore a fucking suit of lights
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