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Old 07-08-2002, 11:56 AM   #1
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U2 trivia

I thought it would be fun to get play some trivia games, try not to cheat and answer form the top of your head.
(Thanks to U2guatemala for the link!)

1-Prior to 1980, which band's songs did U2 cover most frequently?


-Swingers

-The Rolling Stones

-The Stranglers

-Daddy Cool

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-2 Whose brother was an original member of the group but left when found to be 'unnecessary'?


-Larry Mullen

-The Edge

-Adam Clayton

-Bono

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3-When did the band first perform in America?


-1983

-1978

-1988

-1980

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4-A guitarist from which band helped produce seven of U2's albums?


Cream

Mondo Rock

Depeche Mode

Roxy Music
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5-What has been U2's top selling single worldwide?


-All I want is you

-Desire

-I still haven't found what I'm looking for

-Pride

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Old 07-08-2002, 12:01 PM   #2
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Re: U2 trivia

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I thought it would be fun to get play some trivia games, try not to cheat and answer form the top of your head.
(Thanks to U2guatemala for the link!)

1-Prior to 1980, which band's songs did U2 cover most frequently?


-Swingers

-The Rolling Stones

-The Stranglers

-Daddy Cool

--------------------------------
-2 Whose brother was an original member of the group but left when found to be 'unnecessary'?


-Larry Mullen

-The Edge

-Adam Clayton

-Bono

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3-When did the band first perform in America?


-1983

-1978

-1988

-1980

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4-A guitarist from which band helped produce seven of U2's albums?


Cream

Mondo Rock

Depeche Mode

Roxy Music
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5-What has been U2's top selling single worldwide?


-All I want is you

-Desire

-I still haven't found what I'm looking for

-Pride

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I feel unworthy of my fandom.

- Rolling Stones
- Edge
- 1980
- Roxy Music
- Still
How many did I get right?
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Old 07-08-2002, 12:27 PM   #3
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turtle, you got PM!
I see people peeking in but not playing, are these too easy, too hard or too boring?
Let's try different ones, I'll post the answers later.
can you identify the song?

1-'It's a bitter pill I swallow here'


Pride

Twilight

Love Rescue Me

Van Diemen's Land

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2-'In the shadow boy meets man'


Twilight

Dirty Day

Into the Heart

40

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3-'Many lost who seek to find themselves in me'


Love Rescue Me

Red Light

Bullet the Blue Sky

Like A Song

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4-'I'll cross the sky for your love'


Drowning Man

The Electric Co.

Two Hearts Beat as One

Shadows and Tall Trees

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5-'A blackbird makes a violent sight'


'Out of Control'

'A Day Without Me'

'Stories for Boys'

'An Cat Dubh'


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6-'I awoke with a tear on my tongue'


Party Girl

The Unforgettable Fire

Another Time, Another Place

New Year's Day

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-7'We thought that we had the answers'


11 O'Clock Tick Tock

An Cat Dubh

Gloria

Mothers of the Disappeared

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-8'The wheels fly and the colors spin'


All I Want Is You

Tryin' To Throw Your Arms Around The World

I Will follow

The Unforgettable Fire

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-9'Squeeze the handle - blow out the candle'


Love Is Blindness

Numb

Until The End Of The World


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Oooh-ooooh, the second test is easy. I know it. LOL

So:
1. Van Dieman's Land
2.Twilight
3. that's hard, but it has to be Red Light, since it is the only song to which I don't know the lyrics by heart.
4. Drowning Man
5. And Cat Dubh
6. Another Time, Another Place
7. 11 o'clock Tick Tock
8. The Unforgettable Fire
9. Love Is Blindness

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#3 Answer is "Love Rescue Me"
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#3 Answer is "Love Rescue Me"
I believe you if you are that sure. But the rest is right in your opinion????
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Hi nicamom,
I am rather surprised to see the Australian band Daddy Cool in the first list. I suppose that is the idea....one very very unlikely choice....but then sometimes it can be a trick.

I would have loved to heard U2 play Daddy Cool's "3 O'clock Thrill"
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I got one.

How did U2 come up with their name U2?
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cass, I didn't know Daddy cool were from Australia, cool!
Sicy, the US spy plane.
Here are the answers:

[b]
Prior to 1980, which band's songs did U2 cover most frequently?
Your answer >> The Stranglers >> Correct!


Whose brother was an original member of the group but left when found to be 'unnecessary'?
Your answer >> The Edge >> Correct!


When did the band first perform in America?
Your answer >> 1980 >> Correct!

U2 played in clubs and bars on the east coast in 1980.


A guitarist from which band helped produce seven of U2's albums?
Your answer >> Roxy Music >> Correct!

Brian Eno, with Daniel Lanois began producing and recording with the band in 1984.


What has been U2's top selling single worldwide?
Your answer >> I still haven't found what I'm looking for >> Correct!

Souce: Hot Press


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'It's a bitter pill I swallow here'
Your answer >> Van Diemen's Land >> Correct!


'In the shadow boy meets man'
Your answer >> Twilight >> Correct!


'Many lost who seek to find themselves in me'
Your answer >> Love Rescue Me >> Correct!


'I'll cross the sky for your love'
Your answer >> Drowning Man >> Correct!


'A blackbird makes a violent sight'
Your answer >> 'An Cat Dubh' >> Correct!


'I awoke with a tear on my tongue'
Your answer >> Another Time, Another Place >> Correct!


'We thought that we had the answers'
Your answer >> 11 O'Clock Tick Tock >> Correct!


'The wheels fly and the colors spin'
Your answer >> The Unforgettable Fire >> Correct!


'Squeeze the handle - blow out the candle'
Your answer >> Love Is Blindness >> Correct!
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Let's try this one:

In Australia, one of U2's single releases actually pre-sold to number one before most people had heard it. Which one?
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[B]cass, I didn't know Daddy cool were from Australia, cool!
Sicy, the US spy plane.
Wrong! U2 was named to promote audience interaction with the band (you too)
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Re: U2 trivia

whoops. nevermind.
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Old 07-10-2002, 01:05 PM   #13
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Wrong! U2 was named to promote audience interaction with the band (you too)
That's pretty debatable. I think you're both correct in that the band wanted there to be some ambiguity in the name. The spy plane was defnititely a part of that equation.
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