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Old 05-16-2010, 06:37 PM   #1
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How can they make Electrical Storm work, live?

Like many on here, I am a big fan of ES and I was delighted to see them try it. Unfortunately, it didn't sound quite right in my view. What was the problem and how do you think the band could make it work, live?
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I don't know but they really need to figure it out I it
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I love ES and I also loved it live, even though I realise it wasn't the best possible version. When I first heard it live in Milan I was totally happy. I think the first half of the song was done pretty decently, the rest .... well not so much. I doubt they'll bring it back because they dropped the song so early on the tour.
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Bono needs to stop fucking around, man up and play that guitar instead of wearing it. If Bono plays the proper chords AUDIBLY during the chorus, Edge does the riff and voila. It would work.
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I think the problem is Edge's guitar in the pre-chrous. I am aware it is based on the 'alternate' studio version of the song. On radio it does sound hauntingly beautiful but live, it seems to jar. Perhaps he should play the same chords as in the other two, more well-known versions. The more conventional sound would work better in a stadium. And Bono should make more of an attempt to play his guitar.
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Yep just play it like it is on the album.

I know this was the pre album version played on the BBC radio if im correct but it's not as good. Nevertheless they were really doing it well and it was improving a lot so i hope it comes back.
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They should bring me onstage to sing it. That'll fix it.

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Looks like I'm the only one who thought that it sounded perfect live...I didn't see any problems in its performances.
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Looks like I'm the only one who thought that it sounded perfect live...
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Can we start a petition??? Love the song...would love to see it on this tour!!
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I think the problem is Edge's guitar in the pre-chrous. I am aware it is based on the 'alternate' studio version of the song. On radio it does sound hauntingly beautiful but live, it seems to jar. Perhaps he should play the same chords as in the other two, more well-known versions. The more conventional sound would work better in a stadium. And Bono should make more of an attempt to play his guitar.
Plus, I'm still convinced that Adam is out of key in the beginning of the chorus (maybe not out of key, but he's definitely playing diferent notes in those 2-3 seconds in the beginning of the chorus in comparison with the studio versions) and that's sounds really weird.
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Bono needs to stop fucking around, man up and play that guitar instead of wearing it. If Bono plays the proper chords AUDIBLY during the chorus, Edge does the riff and voila. It would work.
I like this post.
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