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Old 11-02-2017, 12:05 PM   #201
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Exactly - anyone actually complaining about that line hasn't really been listening to U2 for the past 40 years. "I want to tear down the walls that hold me inside" is genius but "you are rock and roll" is where you draw the line? Grow up and get over it. Stop being pretentious jerks.
The line from Streets is superior because it points to a relatable human experience, an impulse that leads to action. "You are rock and roll" is a failed bumper sticker.

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Old 11-02-2017, 12:10 PM   #202
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Old 11-02-2017, 12:18 PM   #203
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Honestly if one line in a classic song doesn't get the hate it deserves, it's 'More than a lot', which is just so transparently an effort to cram in something that works with the rhyme.

You probably need to be a song as good as 'One' to pull that off, and I do think that's one of the issues with 'Refujesus' - if the song were BETTER then it would be less irritating. Or, to use less of an unfair comparison, the personal names in The Blackout probably annoy me MORE than this but I love the song enough that I can forgive them more easily.
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Old 11-02-2017, 12:28 PM   #204
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Yes, i'll admit. I'm one that am much more forgiving of lyrical stumbles in 90's material, because IMO the music usually more than made up for it and it could be easily excused.
Now, if you have forced, odd lyrics, and so so music to go with it... Then its easy to just ditch the whole thing.

Get Out, i really like the song, but a couple lyrical spots that hit me wrong and it just keeps me from just enjoying it the whole way through.
Same goes for American Soul. I think the verse section especially at the beginning is really cool, great groove. The chorus i'm fine with, the volcano thing doesn't bother me, i get it. But when the song gets to the 3:30 mark - "a call to action" "Let it be unity, let it be community" etc... just grates on me and messes up an otherwise really cool, kick ass song. Still not bad by any stretch, just not as good as it could be.
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Old 11-02-2017, 01:16 PM   #205
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I really hate Fanfire. I ordered the album yesterday when it came out. But I didn't want to download the singles on my work PC. So I waited until I got home. It let me download The Best Thing (which I already had) and Get Out of Your Own Way, but the Blackout just kept timing out, and American Soul went to a page that said the file wasn't on the server. WTF? So just tried again now, and Blackout says I've already downloaded it 3 times - uh, no. And the American Soul link says the song isn't available to download until the album comes out. Argh.
American Soul was up by mistake for a short time. Only way to get it right now is to request it in its request thread.
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Old 11-02-2017, 01:28 PM   #206
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If anyone is interested. My link with the new songs is still up. I have also done some edits/mixes in there if you want to check them out.

The latest in an "enhanced" Blackout with a little extra punch where it needs it. Subtle but works i think. Also shortened the Easy on me bits by half.

Also, an American Soul with the most offensive lyrics removed. Community, charity, blah blah refujesus... So it that is the worst part of the song for you (as it is for me) enjoy this version!

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Old 11-02-2017, 01:36 PM   #207
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American Soul was up by mistake for a short time. Only way to get it right now is to request it in its request thread.
If only this was a work-in-progress version of American Soul, and the final version that appears on the album on 1st December actually has its own chorus. One can dream.
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Old 11-02-2017, 01:43 PM   #208
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Love this song. It's loose. U2 dont normally do loose well. Going to be a monster, live.

Also, "you are rock n roll" is n't nearly the sin y'all are making it out to be. Dont take it so seriously.. if you can rock out to "I'm outta controooooll" then you can handle "you are rock and roll"
👍spot on,do people just want a variation on streets all the time?
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Old 11-02-2017, 01:54 PM   #209
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America SoLol is a Lolcano re-write




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Old 11-02-2017, 01:59 PM   #210
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Meh. I always thought the pre-chorus of Volcano ("Been out in the wild") was WAY catchier than the chorus. "You are rock and roll" was pretty weak the first time around, certainly not worth using in another song 3 years later.

Edit: I mean, I guess "You are rock and roll" is Volcano's bridge, not chorus. But whatever.
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Old 11-02-2017, 02:09 PM   #211
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Hi everyone , I guess they really like the «Led Zep» songs over the last decade ...Love peace or else, Stand up comedy, Volcano, raised by wolves...and now American soul. What is striking is that they rarely play these songs live once the albums go out ...
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Meh. I always thought the pre-chorus of Volcano ("Been out in the wild") was WAY catchier than the chorus. "You are rock and roll" was pretty weak the first time around, certainly not worth using in another song 3 years later.
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Old 11-02-2017, 02:25 PM   #213
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Here's where I'm at right now:
American Soul - 2
Blackout - 5
Little Things - 6
Get Out - 6
TBT - 5

That's not even averaging 5 out of 10. I hope the album has a couple of 8's at least!

I'd give SOI a 7.5-8 overall...
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Old 11-02-2017, 02:33 PM   #214
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Old 11-02-2017, 02:36 PM   #215
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Not on board, eh?
Telling tired jokes, eh?
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Old 11-02-2017, 03:27 PM   #217
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I'm not crazy about this particular song, but I cannot *wait* for the Bono interview where he performs mental gymnastics to defend the Volcano lift.

"Now following an album with a sequel album of material is cheeky. But repurposing a chorus from our last album? That's *really* cheeky. But it only works if it comes from a place of truth, and I think we pulled it off."
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Old 11-02-2017, 03:35 PM   #219
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Hi everyone , I guess they really like the «Led Zep» songs over the last decade ...Love peace or else, Stand up comedy, Volcano, raised by wolves...and now American soul. What is striking is that they rarely play these songs live once the albums go out ...


Well 50% of those were staples of those tours.

And I’m not sure if RBW fits into that category.
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