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Old 12-02-2017, 04:41 PM   #61
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I keep hitting repeat on this song when I listen to the album, so I guess it's my favorite.
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Old 12-02-2017, 06:13 PM   #62
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I just listened to the entire album start to finish for the first time and this was definitely the track that stood out the most to me. Sounds like it could have easily been on Boy, October, or War. A great energy to it and really captures some of that rebellious spirit that U2 had in its very early days.
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Old 12-03-2017, 05:56 PM   #63
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Gotta say I wasn't sold on Red Flag Day at first, but I've been converted. Adam's bass! The back up vocals, Edge's guitar-- but mostly, I could listen to Bono's "No, No, No" wail all day. Goosebumps. Unreal. Today's auto repeat with Summer of Love.
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Old 12-03-2017, 06:09 PM   #64
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Best song on the album
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Old 12-03-2017, 10:05 PM   #65
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Two Hearts Beat As One guitar nod.

Hey, U2 seems pretty good at these sorts of mixed-feeling songs. What's that? You're rocking out to refugee drownings?
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Old 12-03-2017, 10:40 PM   #66
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I’m still blown away by how this band has managed to successfully conjure (intentionally or not) a sound/style from over 30 years ago and make it sound new and exciting. I never expected to hear anything sounding so much like War in 2017. It’s just incredible. There are a lot of unexpected things on this album, actually.

I was just thinking that there was some kind of warning about red flags where I live (in a non-aquatic region) and remembered that a Red Flag Warning means there is a high risk of wildfires. This has nothing to do with the song, since Bono is talking about the sea, but there’s a Fun Fact for you, anyway.
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Old 12-04-2017, 03:51 AM   #67
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Yes... best song probably.
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Old 12-04-2017, 04:46 AM   #68
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I adore Red flag day!!
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Old 12-04-2017, 07:15 AM   #69
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I Red Flag Day and Summer of Love are my 2 favorites this week...can't get enough!
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Old 12-04-2017, 12:00 PM   #70
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Allright... am I the only one having problems singing to this song and thinking what it's really about? Refugees? I can't see it as a love song. Yet, it's an aaaaaacing track! Gosh, what are they doing to us??!! Waaah!
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I would be interested in U2 putting out a War style companion piece or 6 song album after listening to Red Flag Day. Was listening to Fire the other day and was thinking Edge should try fiddling with that sound again as opposed to Achtung Baby/ Pop sounds
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I guess I'm an outlier because I feel like it's a stretch to say this has a Boy/War vibe. It still sounds like modern U2 sound to me.
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Allright... am I the only one having problems singing to this song and thinking what it's really about? Refugees? I can't see it as a love song. Yet, it's an aaaaaacing track! Gosh, what are they doing to us??!! Waaah!
It's not a love song, but it's dressed up as one. "Baby, let's get in the water," as in now's the time to flee.
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Old 12-04-2017, 10:18 PM   #74
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Early 80s U2 meets The Police. A fantastic song. It took me a few listens to appreciate this song because I let the early hype throw me, but after I listened a few more times this song really hit me. A lot of fun for such dark subject matter. I guess that dichotomy makes the song even more impressive.
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Old 12-05-2017, 01:41 AM   #75
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I Red Flag Day and Summer of Love are my 2 favorites this week...can't get enough!
Mine too. I'd put Love Is All We Have Left up there too.
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Old 12-05-2017, 06:11 AM   #76
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Agreed. Only had two passes through the album so far, but Red Flag Day is definitely THE standout, to my ears anyway. Love it!

Feeling worryingly underwhelmed by much of the rest, so far -- but that will likely change as the tunes sink in better. I always think their newest album is their worst, and then it ends up being the only thing I play for the next 6 months. Patience, Daniel-san.
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Old 12-06-2017, 06:53 AM   #77
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I think something that keeps Red Flag Day from sounding more like War-era U2 is the lack of more substantial echo/delay on Edge's guitar. The performance is also way more tight and controlled than the performances on War... back when U2 sounded less like a band of professional musicians and more like a force of nature.

Anyway, all this to say that I did an edit of the song, just to add some echo to the whole thing. This makes Edge's guitar sound a bit more like the '80s and also gives the drum beat a slightly more anarchic feeling. Not a huge change, but I like it. Check it out if you like: http://picosong.com/wFQwX
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THIS is the band I fell in love with in the early '80's. It never leaves my mind these days--a very pleasant earworm, to be sure!


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Old 12-06-2017, 03:53 PM   #79
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Hope to see it as a single in the near future....



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You mean that Red Flag Day doesn’t remind anyone of Tom Sawyer?

No, but Bono currently looks like a chubby Geddy Lee.
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