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Old 09-24-2004, 07:31 AM   #1
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The goodness of Electrical Storm

Here is a killer song that was overshadowed in a sense. It never really got the publicity or respect it deserved. Anyone ever hear the Radio 1 version? Damn... good stuff.

What is everyone else's opinions of this song?

Does anyone think it will be played on the next tour?

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Old 09-24-2004, 07:47 AM   #2
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i think its gerat and would love to hear it on the next tour, no question.

also interested in people thoughts on the different version - the original versus the william orbit mix which is more common i find? personally my abosolute favourite was the leaked one that got played on radio 1, far more guitary (is that a word) and thenthe original next. i find the william orbit mix with the "dings" instead of the guitar loses a bit of the rawness of the track.

but i think its pretty damn cool anyway!

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Old 09-24-2004, 08:41 AM   #3
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I love this song--I am sure they will play it on next tour--let's just hope they do it full band plugged in, and not in the acoustic mini set.
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Old 09-24-2004, 10:02 AM   #4
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Vertigo kicks ass, Electrical Storm does in equal measure in my eyes. Best compliment i can give it. If anybody has mp3 of leaked radio one version please send my way???
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I think Electrical Storm was good but had the potential to be a classic...the solo at the end is a bit weak, and the "heavy as a truck" line shouldn't be in there.. however, the chorus is great and the tune is very uplifting.
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Old 09-24-2004, 01:42 PM   #6
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Electrical Storm IMO was shortchanged by putting it on the best of, it should have been the first single of HTDAAB, everyone (general public, casual fans) assumed (including me) that the Best of 1990-2000 was U2's last album so everyone kinda overlooked Electrical Storm (I actually thought it was a farewell song)... that was of course, before I started going to sites like interference

and also, I thought Electrical Storm was U2's best song since One or Until the End of the World (not to discredit anything off of Pop, because Pop as an album is very solid start to finish).. it will definately be up there in the classics if they can pull it off live in their next tour
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i love electrical storm, and i imagine it would be fabulous live. this song is special to me because it came out as i was recovering from a bad break-up, and the song perfectly described the relationship and me getting back on my feet. they have an uncanny knack for striking just the chord when you least expect it (and most need it, might i add).
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I Wish Electrical Storm would be a new u2 album first single release and
not a 'best of album " new song, but all this belongs to the past
Make me a record company manager you ll make lots of money
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Electrical Storm is an amazing song, and it will definitely be played live. U2 have always played their singles - The Sweetest Thing is the least-played single, I think.
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I would very much enjoy ES and/or Sweetest Thing performed live.
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I'm kind of surprised - I thought a lot of people on this site didn't particularly like that song. I, for one, absolutely LOVE it...It's one of my faves.

I would love to see it live too!
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Very special song to me

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Old 09-24-2004, 05:24 PM   #13
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Electrical Storm is a great song. For sure, it will be performed on the next tour, and certainly not just Bono & Edge on acoustic guitar (for a while I thought it'd be a great show opener (Bono walking on stage as the rest of the band is playing their instrument, a la JT), but I now think Vertigo has to be the opener). Which version do I prefer? ... Tough choice. The Radio 1 version / demo is probably the freshest and least over-produced, obviously, but I do not dislike the Orbit Mix. I do agree with Sleep Over Jack that the line "The air is heavy Heavy as a truck" is a bit weak. Talking about weak line, isn't "Give me all I want And nobody gets hurt" from Vertigo a bit cheesy? Don't get me wrong, I *do* love the song.

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I wouldn't be surpised if Electrical Storm was played on the b-stage.
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I liked it b/c it was a U2 song in an oasis of no u2 songs besides the old school stuff. With that said, over time, I've come to think of that song as average, sort of boring. The lyrics aren't really that great and the solo was boring. Sorry... just how I feel.

I think if they had combined the interesting aspects of both mixes, the song might have been more interesting but I like the Orbit mix better, overall. I used to like the plain mix, but the song got boring real quick and Edge's guitar got annoying... Also didn't like Bono's singing on that song... too much cracking and it sounded awkward...

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