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holyyjoe 04-07-2017 04:02 PM


Originally Posted by corianderstem (Post 8153864)
I really like Unkown Caller.

I think that makes us the only two

corianderstem 04-07-2017 04:19 PM


AndrewCowley 04-07-2017 06:03 PM


Originally Posted by holyyjoe (Post 8153874)
I think that makes us the only two

Three of us.

I like UC because of Edge's guitar work. This big sound is what is sadly lacking from SOI, most of which sounds empty and flimsy in comparison. Bono's weak vocals thesedays need a big sound behind them IMO. I often find his voice hard to bear whenever he is isolated by a lack of a soundscape.

lazarus 04-07-2017 06:13 PM


LemonMelon 04-07-2017 06:16 PM

I love the last minute or so of Unknown Caller more than anything on SOI.

kabigon 04-07-2017 07:49 PM

And my axe to grind.

Nick66 04-08-2017 05:22 AM


Originally Posted by Headache in a Suitcase (Post 8153847)
Whatever happened to that guy?

He stole the October lyrics. Why do you think U2 wants to know what happened to him?

Bit of "where are they now" rock trivia: Pete sold the lyrics to Coldplay's Chris Martin, and they ended up being featured on various songs:


‘I swam across/I jumped across for you/Oh what a thing to do/‘Cause you were all yellow’, “Yellow”, Parachutes.

‘Maybe I’m in the black, maybe I’m on my knees/Maybe I’m in the gap between the two trapezes’, “Every Teardrop is a Waterfall”, Mylo Xyloto.

‘Like Moses had power over sea/So you’ve got power over me’, “Moses”, Live 2003

‘You cut me down a tree/And brought it back to me/And that’s what made me see/Where I was going wrong’, “Swallowed in the Sea”, X&Y.

Bono tried to reclaim his "Yellow" lyrics during his performance at 2011's Glastonbury festival.

Coldplay went on to sell 90 million records worldwide and became known as the "new U2".

Pete the Chop is living a life of relative luxury in his villa in Argentina, surrounded by the children of fled Nazis. He has one child, Paul, a Libra born in October.

Headache in a Suitcase 04-08-2017 10:25 PM

The initial OMGz new UTewZ!!! reaction to new material wore off​ quicker than any other album with No Line, and I recall it as the first U2 album I had to convince myself that I liked it.

There are some gems there, but overall it was an album that missed it's point, and the first sign that they were losing some of their sack when it came to taking bold risks with their direction.

Yes, many would say that atyclb and htdaab were those signs, but those albums were what they set out to be. No Line set out to be one thing and ended up being something entirely different out of fear that it wouldn't be accepted. That was new from this band.

Nick66 04-09-2017 05:58 AM


Originally Posted by Headache in a Suitcase (Post 8154050)
The initial OMGz new UTewZ!!! .

This is hyperbole right? I mean, you didn't actually say this did you?

Headache in a Suitcase 04-09-2017 06:00 AM


Nick66 04-09-2017 06:41 AM


gvox 04-09-2017 10:47 AM

Oh this topic again.

Yes, MOS could have been something to lead off with.

I took a stab at a radio friendly edit back then for fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jUe4TqBNDS4

Even at almost 5 min it's way too long for radio, but there's so much goodness it that song it was hard to figure out what to yank. The ATM machine lyrics were a pretty obvious choice tho lol

Listening back to it now some of the chops are a little clunky, but I literally did it in under 10 min on a shitty computer as I recall. Maybe I should do it again armed with the tricks I've learned since then ;)

They could have done something like this. Precedent: New Year's Day

TheGeekyU2Fan 04-09-2017 06:43 PM

I honestly think that this album is so good which is why it's my favorite, but I don't get why there is why so much hate for I'll go crazy and get on your boots.

mikal 04-09-2017 07:02 PM


Originally Posted by TheGeekyU2Fan (Post 8154115)
I honestly think that this album is so good which is why it's my favorite, but I don't get why there is why so much hate for I'll go crazy and get on your boots.

Boots is a good song on its own.

Crazy is like that person who does something so heinous that you say to yourself "his/her parents really should have used protection."

lazarus 04-09-2017 11:33 PM

...haven't heard

Bono's worst moment on record.

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