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Old 08-08-2007, 12:33 AM   #1
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Vertigo minus the bad Spanish intro?

Would that song have been more respected as great rock n' roll if that mathematically challanged count off would have been erased from the mix? Forget the fact that it was an IPOD commercial for a moment. I don't think it was due to that, but rather that the broken Spanish stuck out like a sore thumb. Hence, it distracted the listener from Edge's awsome riff and made Bono sound like an uneducated hick tourist in Spain trying to speak the national language. I've actually heard Bono speak great Spanish at the Pop Mart gig in Mexico City. In fact I read somewhere that he is quadra-lingual.
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You could have a point there.

Then again. What would it have been live? I don't think anyone hated being a part of that, as much distaste they may have had for the song...
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I liked it.
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when they played Twinckenham, he said that part in Gaelic... THAT was sublime


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That count thing is a humor thing, and I think that it is good that they still got the humor. And that was also a brilliant thing to use the count in other laungaue in other countires. They got the humor things on AB, Numb video, Discotheque video and think about the movie "A day of the Edge" without humor, it wouldnt have got so many Oscar awards without the humor.
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I think the counting only distracts those who let it.
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Av been aware of the "mistake" since day one and cant say it made one ounce of difference about how i feel toward the song
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Doesn't bug me, captain.
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I wouldn't mind if the lead single for their next album has an even more stupid intro.
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I think it being an iPod hook detracted from it far more than the counting...
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I liked it.
Same. And it was even more awesome live with these Mexican dudes standing in front of me. They were laughing.
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sorry , but I love Vertigo just as it is .
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Catorce has always been my favourite spanish number, I just like the way it sounds. Although initially I was like "Huh? What? That's FOURTEEN, Bono!", I quickly began appreciating his use of my favourite number
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If we should talk about stupid songs why not One with
"Mary Snore J Blige"
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sorry , but I love Vertigo just as it is .
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As others have said the intro never bothered me After a while I just got sick of the song. I bought all the other albums and realised there was much better music out there.
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That count thing is a humor thing, and I think that it is good that they still got the humor. And that was also a brilliant thing to use the count in other laungaue in other countires. They got the humor things on AB, Numb video, Discotheque video and think about the movie "A day of the Edge" without humor, it wouldnt have got so many Oscar awards without the humor.
I was not implying that U2 didn't or shouldn't have a sense of humor. At least in the 1980's/90's they were actually FUNNY.

Plus, you left out the Dalton Brothers, U2's alter ego during the Joshua Tree tour. Priceless comedy that was opening up for themselves on some of the gigs.
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