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Old 06-09-2019, 07:42 PM   #361
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No. They shouldn't tour unless it's new material and we are all sell outs for not being upset by it.
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Old 06-09-2019, 08:50 PM   #362
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I suppose my take on U2, independent of this tour business later this year, is that I don't wish them to be frozen in the past, but I wish that their present was about 1000 times better than it is.

The last time I felt like some of their new material was potentially their best was POP. So it's been a rough twenty years for this fan. But hey, I got twenty good years out of them, so I don't know if I'll hand in my card.
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Old 06-09-2019, 09:54 PM   #363
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I get it, this is something that happens to most people. They start to want the artists they love entombed and frozen at a point when it was at its best. I just thought that the people on this forum understood what set U2 apart and wanted to stand by that ethos.

People who are happy to see U2 tour the Joshua Tree want their artists entombed and frozen in time? Do you understand how misrepresentative and condescending that is?
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Old 06-10-2019, 10:04 AM   #364
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Laz is being condescending? This is my shocked face.
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Since this harkens back to the origins of it...

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/he...cid=spartandhp

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Is there are more badass act in the history of rock music than a band at the height of their powers interrupting 13 of their shows for a live fucking satellite link to civilians on the ground in the middle of a civil war?



"I want to say hello to the people in Bologna, thank you Bill, U2, tonight we don't feel alone as we usually do."

And then the Bad synth loop begins.... shivers.

Fucking imagine that. No current artist alive with a comparable level of stardom would have even one-tenth the amount of balls.
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It’s more badass than a band in 2019 doing a link back to 1987, that’s for sure.
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Is there are more badass act in the history of rock music than a band at the height of their powers interrupting 13 of their shows for a live fucking satellite link to civilians on the ground in the middle of a civil war?



"I want to say hello to the people in Bologna, thank you Bill, U2, tonight we don't feel alone as we usually do."

And then the Bad synth loop begins.... shivers.

Fucking imagine that. No current artist alive with a comparable level of stardom would have even one-tenth the amount of balls.
It was certainly a profound thing, and it speaks to the band's history of using their platform for good. It was powerful(and uncomfortable for some in the band - Larry called it 'excruciating', but that was the point). Though, I think it wasn't popular with everyone at the time. "U2 At The End Of The World" says they got savaged for it some corners of the British press.

I think it was ultimately a great thing though, just to raise awareness.

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Come on, man.
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Me: A good late-career U2 song is Cedars of Lebanon
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Me: A good late-career U2 song is Cedars of Lebanon
I like it too. I'd rather go listen to it on its own but I always thought it was a good representation of the atmosphere the band originally intended for that album.
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No Line on the Horizon, Moment of Surrender, Fez, and Cedars of Lebanon are good songs. The rest of that album mostly sucks, in my view.
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I think Crazy Tonight is a nice song. I like the music video, too.
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No Line on the Horizon, Moment of Surrender, Fez, and Cedars of Lebanon are good songs. The rest of that album mostly sucks, in my view.
Nailed it.
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I think Crazy Tonight is a nice song. I like the music video, too.
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All of it is good/great except for the middle trio and to be honest Crazy Tonight sounds kinda good after the dogshit singles from SOE.

That's my hot take for the day.
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The live version was good for one tour for something different, and for enabling a bunch of unexpected snippets (Pop ). I don't really need to hear the song in any form ever again though.
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I think Crazy Tonight is a nice song. I like the music video, too.
I'm with you on this one. I also think that it flows well on the album, coming from the early morning vibe of Unknown Caller. (The track after it, not so much...).
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All of it is good/great except for the middle trio and to be honest Crazy Tonight sounds kinda good after the dogshit singles from SOE.

That's my hot take for the day.
Miracle, EBW > Crazy Tonight.

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