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Old 07-22-2006, 04:08 PM   #1
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Was this a bunch of bullshit or what?

Elevation Slane. In the middle of Out Of Control, Bono goes something like "we're not gonna go to NYC. we're gonna base our crew right here in Dublin! Cos this is our tribe!!!"

Obviously they went to the US, became freakin huge and JT happened and stuff. So what's that about? Did he just want to get a cheer from the irish crowd? Or are they technically still based out of Dublin or something?

Either way, that Slane dvd is freakin awesome!
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I think it was just to get a cheer from the crowd...nothing more and nothing less...
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Well, I've not seen any old thread on this!
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Well, I've not seen any old thread on this!
No, I guess it's just an old topic then. The Slane DVD happened a long time ago, Zootlesque
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No, I guess it's just an old topic then. The Slane DVD happened a long time ago, Zootlesque

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^ Yup. Totally cancelled out that cute avatar.


I know. Just that I'm watching it right now and I've always wondered about that.
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They're still technically based out of Dublin.


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He meant that London or New York were the place to be for a young band at the time. Yes, they toured the US over but they still lived and recorded their music in Dublin. Their homes and families were in Dublin.
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They're still technically based out of Dublin.


Okay I wasn't sure. But still the way he says it is as though they're a local band in Dublin.
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He is receounting the trip that U2 made to London in Decmber 1979 and borrowing from the familes 500 pounds each to finance their trip. They wanted to get signed to a record deal and played several shows over 2 weeks in London. They caught the attention of Island Records, who on February 26, 1980 sent a person over to sign U2 to their label. They signed after their concert in Dublin that night which had a sell out crowd of 2,400.

The reference to not going to London and basing themselves in Dublin was that all previous Irish rocks acts that had had reasonable success (Thin Lizzy, the Boomtown Rats, Rory Gallagher) had all moved to London and based themselves there. Back in 1979-80, U2 made the conscious decision that they were not going to relocate.

U2, to this day, as a band and an organization are still based out of Dublin, though their managment, Principle Management, has a New York office.
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Halup, thanks a million for the info! That was very interesting.
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As if Bono would ever say something that turned out to be bullshit.
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Yeah really. How dare I even suggest such a thing!
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You're just not an elite fan, apparently
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As if Bono would ever say something that turned out to be bullshit.
Yeah, good thing he never said anything about there being an album in 2006

oh, wait...
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hang on, isnt there studio still in dublin
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yeah i thought so, and didn't they just build a new one, or re-do the old one? or am i imagining that.


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Yeah, good thing he never said anything about there being an album in 2006

oh, wait...
well, 2006 isn't over...
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Okay I wasn't sure. But still the way he says it is as though they're a local band in Dublin.
They pretty much are. They record their albums (at least in part) in Dublin, like was just said, their studio is in Dublin and a new one was just built there, they live at least part of the year in Dublin ... how are they not a local band? Just because they're hugely famous now and they spend some time in southern France (or in Edge's case, in LA)?
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Okay I wasn't sure. But still the way he says it is as though they're a local band in Dublin.
Er, I think you took his words too literal.

Of course they were going (literal) to NY, to do shows. But they weren't going to base their crew, studio, etc. there.
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