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Old 08-12-2006, 05:01 PM   #1
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Why Mercy is the 20th Century's Bad

In my opinion Mercy is this decade answer on Bad, why?

- Mercy have some sound that band have in most of their songs this decade, but the song also very different from the other songs on this decade. It has a special atmosphere.v The same is with Bad.

- Most of the Mercy lines is sing in a low key but there are some higher parts "you loooooooove me" and "feeeeeeeeeeeeeel", same with Bad(Wide Awake).

- Both songs are long.

- Both songs name isnt singed in the song

- Both songs arent released as a single



I know that some members are going to write "Mercy is overrated", "Mercy's lyrics is bad"......

I think it has been a "cool" thing to say that the song is overrated, that some members only thinks it overrated because it is a so popular song by all members.
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You've got to come up with something better than that.
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Re: Why Mercy is the 20th Century's Bad

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- Both songs are long.


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Re: Why Mercy is the 20th Century's Bad

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- Both songs arent released as a single


Mercy hasn't even been released

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Think you guys could maybe move on to another thread and give this one a chance? (Or at least reply with more than smileys, insults, etc)
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Similarities aside, "Mercy" will never be a "Bad" until it is released and then played in public.

"Bad" is famed, not because of being a huge hit single, but because it is a concert favorite. Just about everyone at a U2 concert knows the song (admittedly, some do not know it's called "Bad"). But once those opening notes start, we love it!

In contrast, "Mercy" wasn't even a b-side. If it appears on the next album, as many of us hope, fantastic. Let's see what happens. Personally, I feel HTDAAB would have been better with the song, but it was U2's decision. After the song is released, let's see how it sits in concert.

"Bad" had that wonderful climatic, power-house refrain. "Mercy" lacks that - so to be honest, I don't see "Mercy" being some classic for years to come. After all, there are reasons U2 chose not to release the song, and maybe this is one of them.
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"Bad" had that wonderful climatic, power-house refrain. "Mercy" lacks that - so to be honest, I don't see "Mercy" being some classic for years to come. After all, there are reasons U2 chose not to release the song, and maybe this is one of them.
"I HEAR YOU TAAAAALLLLLKKKK
FEEEEEEEEEEEEEEELLLL NOTHING!!!"

is pretty great, if you ask me.
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I thought Bad was the 20th Century's Bad?

just a thought

But it's a good song, and still has potential to be great. I still don't like it's odd praise and bashing here, but hey, that's Interference for you.
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I thought Bad was the 20th Century's Bad?

just a thought
Funny how it's the 21st century now, eh?
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I thought Bad was the 20th Century's Bad?.
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Re: Why Mercy is the 20th Century's Bad

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Originally posted by Peterrrrr
In my opinion Mercy is this decade answer on Bad, why?

- Mercy have some sound that band have in most of their songs this decade, but the song also very different from the other songs on this decade. It has a special atmosphere.v The same is with Bad.

- Most of the Mercy lines is sing in a low key but there are some higher parts "you loooooooove me" and "feeeeeeeeeeeeeel", same with Bad(Wide Awake).

- Both songs are long.

- Both songs name isnt singed in the song

- Both songs arent released as a single

I'm not sure what you mean by your first example, but I think if you want to compare two songs - particularly a song as powerful as Bad - you have to come up with something more substantial than the superficial points you've used here.
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i wouldn't go as far as to say that Mercy is as good as Bad, but almost.
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Mercy is a demo; a good demo, but a demo none the less. Let's hear it released and performed live, then we can talk about how it compares to Bad.
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Mercy is a demo; a good demo, but a demo none the less. Let's hear it released and performed live, then we can talk about how it compares to Bad.

Mercy is not a demo. A demo is 'Chances Away.' Mercy is an album track, which we happen to have in a very low quality mp3 (unfortunately). Even Bono said that Mercy was pulled very late in the game.
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Mercy is not a demo. A demo is 'Chances Away.' Mercy is an album track, which we happen to have in a very low quality mp3 (unfortunately). Even Bono said that Mercy was pulled very late in the game.
No, it's not an album track. It did not make the cut, and came out as an unreleased. It's no more than Smile or Beautiful Ghost (which are considered good songs by some).
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No, it's not an album track. It did not make the cut, and came out as an unreleased. It's no more than Smile or Beautiful Ghost (which are considered good songs by some).

ok. but it has not been released (yet), which makes it different from Smile and Beautiful Ghost (besides the fact that it's 100x better than either).
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"I HEAR YOU TAAAAALLLLLKKKK
FEEEEEEEEEEEEEEELLLL NOTHING!!!"

is pretty great, if you ask me.
Nah, that sucks. But

"I HEAR YOU DON'T FEEEEAAARRR NOTHING." is fantastic. (the real lyrics)
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