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Old 08-27-2005, 01:10 PM   #1
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Larry site help #2!

Yo girlies!

Thanks for the help after my last thread. I'm starting a new one cause I have new stuff to ask for / suggest! I'm having a problem with my gallery program which is holding up the launch of the site so I'm trying to sort that, so I can get it up and running as soon as poss! if all else fails I'll start without the gallery but I'd rather not!

Anyway I'm after the following:

Larry quotes (about him or by him, anything!)

Fanfiction (nothing graphic, otherwise anything!)

Graphics eg desktops, icons, anything else

More pics especially caps from music videos not on the Best of 90s and any others (I have R&H, Slane and Boston too so any others)

Any other interviews or bits and pieces


Email is larry@mark-feehily.com

Thanks!

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Hmmm I've got some I made from SATS ... Not lots, tho, as I erased a few... too little memory











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Why don't you use the search option here in Pleba? You should be able to find everything you need.
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These are from the Early TV Performances 1978-1982


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Oh,he's so pretty...like a little girl
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some larry mullen stories!
=)

These are excerpts from the book: "U2 at the End of The World"

Early days of U2:

There is little salt shaken at U2's table tonight! As we finish eating, Bono looks around the lunchroom and says, "This is like where we played our early gigs, but those places were smaller."
Larry ask if the others remember the place where Bono had to sing standing on the pool table. He says he was thinking the other day about all of them driving to some gig in the south in Paul McGuinness's car. . . . Bono jumps in: "You kept kicking him in the back through the seat with your knees-and he thought you were doing it on purpose!"
Larry is laughing hard now: "He thought I didn't like him! There's a great book to be written about the early days of U2!"

Lil' Larry:

Larry's always been tough. He can laugh heartily telling the story of how as little kids on Christmas Eve he and his sister kept pestering their father, saying, "I think I hear Santa, Dad! I think I hear Santa!" Until their annoyed old man said, "There is no Santa Claus! Now go to sleep!"

Smoking:

"Bono" I say, "how could you, Larry, and Edge go without smoking until you were thirty and then all start? That'a nuts." "I don't smoke," Bono says, utterly sincere. I point out that there is a lit cigar hanging out of his mouth. "Well," he says, backtracking, "I don't inhale." He says that it started as a camp affectation and then he got to enjoy it. the members of U2 probably all liked smoking as teenagers and then Bono, Larry and Edge went into their ascetic spirtitual period and denied themselves. Edge's smoking picked up when his marriage broke up. Larry's girlfriend, Ann, is very much against it, but there is some suspicion that Larry may have been sneaking smokes when she wasn't looking.

Driving in Italy:

Narrator: Italy may derive less warmth from Larry's journey. He and David Guyer, his bike-buddy bodyguard, are hitting every pothole and screaming at every bad driver down the whole length of the Italian peninsula. Ann, Larry's girlfriend, is hanging on to his waist and trying to tilt in the right direction to keep them from crashing. They have seen three small cars squeeze together in a single lane, they have been nearly waylayed by autos slamming on their brakes in front of them and zigzagging around them. They have even had morons try to drive into the little space between the two bikes. more than a few reckless cars have had new dents kicked in them today by these uneasy riders. When a driver really pisses them off David has a dangerous trick: he sticks his leg straight out, roars alongside the jerk's car, and kicks off the rearview mirror. If you don't do it just right you crash and die. A mirror or two has gone to Valhalla on this trip, and David's still kicking.

Numbed-out:

The director has an inspirtation. He asks an assistant to throw a bunch of couchcushions on the floor behind Edge. Then he tells Larry to come over, put his hand on Edges's face, and push him straight over backward, stool and all. Larry says, great! Edge says, "Should we try it first with somebody expendable.
They give it a shot. Larry comes up fiercely, grabs a handful od Edge's face, and sends him reeling over backward, both feet straight up in the air like a cartoon. Everybody laughs and claps. But looking at it played back on the video screen the director reluctantly concludes that it's too funny-the pratfall kills the numbed-out mood.

and this website has a lot of cool interviews, too:
http://u2bubble.tripod.com/w-inter.html

as well as interesting facts:
http://u2bubble.tripod.com/Facts.html

and quotes:
http://u2bubble.tripod.com/Quotes.html
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Quotes

"... and then i saw adam, and he just looked so cool. and i said, 'i
want to be in a rock n' roll band with him.'"
-Larry (Achtung Video)


"I can't even say the bloody word- ACTUNG BABY!"
Larry, (Actung Baby movie)


"The truth is, Bono is always broke,
while Larry still has his First Communion money."
-Paul McGuiness


"We've all made enough money to live for the rest
of our lives quite comfortably. That's enough money."
~Larry


"It doesn't matter what songs we sing.
I'm a drummer. Chicks dig me."
(Larry, in response when asked
what songs they were going to sing for Popmart.)


"I don't think the lyrics are worth a shit to be honest.
If you ask me, I think it's all about drums."
(Achtung Baby movie)


"Enough of this video bullshit, I'm going to give you
some culture. Know what I mean?"
(Larry at a ZooTV concert, before singing an Irish song.)


From a broadcast in Chicago:
"What are you interested in?"
caller: "Music!"
Larry: "We've got very little interest in that. We're into lots of other things."



In an interview with BP Fallon:
BP: What do you do if you have the blues?
LARRY: Sing.
BP: What gives you the blues?
LARRY: Singing.



" My earliest memory of Larry was when we were starting off.
We were at our first rehearsal in his kitchen and all these girls kept climbing over the walls and looking in the window at Larry. Larry just shouted at them "Get out!" And then turned the hose on them! Larry likes to play drums."
- Bono

In an MTV interview during ZOOTV time:
Kurt Loder: "Surely there's more to it than that."
Larry: "Don't call me Shirley."



BP: What's the most frightening thing that ever happened to you?
LARRY: Being born.

"F.O.A.D. (Fuck off and die)" -Larry, U2 at the End of the World, Bill Flanagan, 1995

''He's anti anything pretentious, antianything too arty, flowery. Larry is generally going to tell you something's too long or it's too slow or where is the melody.'' -Edge

Finally the youthful -looking Larry Mullen, Jr. arrives, clad in a simple white T-shirt and black jacket, appearing eerily ageless, as if he's just stepped out of a photo shoot from the earliest days of "Boy" or "October". Much of the time today the drummer just sort of inconspicuously stands at different points along the perimeter of the room as if he's afraid somebody's gonna notice him and ask him to leave. He seems a little shy and disconnected ..... but if you stare at him long enough he'll look at you, nod his head, and smile. - Raygun, 4/97


"I sometimes get the odd twinge that I wouldn't mind playing lead guitar, just like a couple of notes, but that's about as near as I would want to get to the front." -Larry


"It's not a chore. It's not a job and the day it becomes one, that's the day I pack it in."

"Live is where we live" -LMJ, November 1997

"There is a love between the members of this band that is deeper than whatever comes between us. After almost 15 years, which would be time for a divorce in almost any relationship, we looked at each other and said 'lay down your amrs'." "People say 'Why don't you do interviews? What do you think about this? What do you think about that?' My job in the band is to play drums, to get up on stage and hold the band together. Thats what I do. At the end of the day thats all that important. Everything else is irrelevant."
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And more quotes


The daredevil suavity of James Bond on a secretmission. (BP Fallon's description of Larry)

"Larry's always been noticed cos he's the pretty one." -Adam

"Thats what Passengers was....a soundtrack without a movie. Not Larry's favourite U2 album of all time..." - Edge


"A good reason to do passengers- get Larry to move out of the left side of his brainfor a minute.....Get him intosome artsy stuff." - Bono


"Larry just doesnt like it (Passengers) cause we hardly let him play the drums." - Bono


"Bono, if you still haven't found what you're looking for, look behind the drumkit." - Boy George

"You haven't changed your haircut in 10 years!" - Bono

"Im actually in awe of Larry knowing exactly who he is. I dont know if I'm this or that or what." - Bono


"The funny thing about Larry is that, okay he got into the dress and put on the makeup but he was fighting with it. He wouldn't take off his Doc Martens and whenhe was sitting he'd put his feet up on the table. But as macho as he tried to be he still looked like some extra in a skin flick. That was the irony." - Bono, on making of the One video with the guys in drag

"So basically your criticism is : too much bass, too many words, not enough drums."- Edge

"Bass players get the wierdest fans. I tend to get the bespectacled M.I.T. students. Bono gets the poets. And Larry, unfortunately, gets the girls. We should have gotten a Ringo." - Edge

Q magazine, 2001:
Q: What irritates the others about you?
Bono: My temper.
Adam: I'm slow.
Edge: I spend too long on the computer
Larry: I'm the "negative" one.

"Larry looked like some kind of porn star, Edge looked like his sister Jill;
I looked like Barbara Bush and Adam hasn't taken the dress OFF."
- Bono, on dressing up in drag for the 'One' video

Fan named Matt: (As a fellow fan prepares to take a picture of him with Larry)
"You know Larry, I'm a drummer in a band too."
Larry: (Looks at fan and shrugs, smiling pleasantly toward the camera)
"Well, Matt, we all have our problems." (After a PopMart gig)

"You see Larry, you let an outsider taste your food.
I'm not jealous, but if you need someone to eat off your plate you should always go to your bass player. - Adam


"A man so handsome, he will never be let sing in this group!"
-Bono, introducing Larry at Irving Plaza, NYC 2000



BP: Do you ever wish you were Edge / Larry / Adam?
ADAM: Sometimes I wish I was Larry, yeah. Why? I'd like his dog JJ, who's a labrador



"We were four guys from Dublin who didn't have a clue. We were uncool and unhip."


Larry Quotes.2



"Larry is the core of U2. He never does any interviews.
He just gets on with his life the way he always has. He still enjoys
being back home with his mates. "
-Bono, 1987


"A lot of people think the power comes from the guitar, but it's really from Larry's drums."
-Bono, 1982


"It's an amazing place, with its own character.
You can get immaculate drum sound in the hallway,
which is solid stone walls with a really high ceiling.
I set my kit out there, and they put mics all the way down
from the very, very top of the stairwell. I've recorded many songs out there."
Larry describes the acoustics of Windmill Lane Studios




What do you do when female fans get too agressive?
Adam: We let Larry deal with those things.





"Well, it could have been an artichoke, but we wanted a more practical fruit."


"I'm using all this shit to my advantage. Otherwise I'm going to be looking for a job."
-Larry discussing drum machines



BP Fallon: What is the worst thing about rock n roll Larry Mullen Junior?
Larry: Excess.
BP Fallon: What is the best thing about rock n roll Larry Mullen Junior?
Larry: Excess.
BP Fallon: What is ZOOTV Larry Mullen junior?
Larry: Expensive.
BP Fallon: What is ZOO Radio Larry Mullen junior?
Larry: Cheap.



"The day U2 stops fighting is the day that U2 will not be the band it is today."



BP: What's the best thing about you?
LARRY: My dog.


BP: Do you ever wish you were Edge / Bono / Adam?
LARRY: Sometimes I wish I was as gifted as Edge on his guitar
or Bono on his lyrics or Adam is on other things.

"If a student with an accordion had come along,
I would've played with them ya know...that was where I was at,
I was that desperate to play with somebody."



"I'm a cynic about all that lovey-dovey stuff. A marriage is a partnership
and you better look at it that way or you're in trouble!
All that lovey-dovey business gets in the way.
How's she gonna feel about him in a couple of years when he's pickin' his nose?
Or when he's pickin' her nose?"


"What do you mean 'lose money in some markets'?
We generally lose money in all markets."


"The most important thing about the beginning of U2 is that
we were four people before we were four musicians.
When we started out we couldn't play any instruments.
We built the band around the drum kit but when we were on stage we were a shambles.
It was like every night we'd want to break up,
but then every morning we'd wake up and want to start again."
BP: IF YOU WERE AN ANIMAL WHAT ANIMAL WOULD YOU BE?
Larry: Aaah! A fly. Because Bono wrote about a fly and
what's good enough for Bono is good enough for me.





"It's a tough life being a pop star. You know, at the end of the day
when you've paid all the bills and put the kids through college and that,
you know, there's only enough left for a small island off the South Pacific."
- Larry 1997


"Anyway the evening ended quite abrubtly when Larry Mullen's Dad
arrived to take an indignant Larry home. Larry was only 15 at
the time and his Dad felt that school next morning was far more
important than this recording session."
Jackie Hayden, a judge at the Limerick talent contest which U2
won in 1978, recalls the band's first studio experience.


Max Magazine: Let's move to some lighter subjects.
Larry, you finally got a tattoo. Why did you choose this motive.
It's some kind of sun, isn't it?
Larry: Yeah.
MAX: Tell me about it.
Larry: It's a personal thing. I want to have it for a long time but I
don't like needles so eventually I had to drink heavily and went up to
Woodstock and I got it done there. I am planning it for about ten
years, so a bottle of Whisky and off I went.


"One of my favorite memories of Larry is him coming up
against a biker gang in a pub. They were being pretty obnoxious, but
Larry walks up to the biggest guy and says, "Listen," and the guy's like,
"Yeah, what?" and Larry goes, "If you're looking for trouble, I'll find you some."
Because Larry is all about back-up. You wouldn't mess with Larry
because you never know who's around the corner."
-Bono, GQ Magazine, 2001


"I'm so looking forward to playing indoors, to be able to look at people
and see the whites of their eyes."
-Larry, Revolver magazine, 2000
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"I remember after the Pop record being so gutted that Staring At The Sun...
it should have been a fucking huge single but we didn't have time
to finish it properly. And I remember having to do interviews,
and being asked what the album was about and
[does mean dog eyes] I had no... fucking... idea.
All I knew was that if we'd had one more month we could have
pulled that song through."
-Larry, Q magazine 2000






"Do you know, one of Hitler's first military acts was to
carpet bomb his village of his birth? He was obsessed by obliterating his past."
-Larry, Q magazine
"We should do that to the Q photo library. Destroy all evidence of mullets!"
-Edge, in response.





"Some people would say I'm lucky.
I'd say...[pondering, then brightening] I'm lucky!"
-Larry, 2001, on his good looks





"Between songs people look at you, so I'm think when I'm holding
the sticks, Do I look bored? What sort of expression should I have
on my face? Should I have an expression on my face?
I find myself cringing sometimes."
-Larry, 2001, says as he cringes on cue.






"I live in a nice house and don't feel bad about it.
But I don't drive a flashy car, first of all because I don't want to, and second of all
because I think that would be rude in a country like Ireland,
where there is high unemployment."






"I have nightmares of my kids saying, Did you really look like that?
Did you really make that shit? I want to make good enough records
for them to be able to say I'm OK."
-Larry, 2001






"I am a Christian and not ashamed of that.
But trying to explain my beliefs, our beliefs, takes away from it.
I have more in common with somebody who doesn't believe at all
than I do with most Christians. I don't mind saying that."






"During the course of that very first afternoon, I saw that some people could play.
The Edge could play, Adam just looked great. Big bushy hair, long caftan coat,
bass guitar and amp. He talked like he could play, used all the right words,
like 'gig'. I thought, this guy must know how to play.
Then Bono arrived, and he meant to play the guitar,
but he couldn't play very well, so he started to sing.
He couldn't do that either. But he was such a charismatic character
that he was in the band anyway, as soon as he arrived.
I was in charge for the first five minutes, but as soon as Bono got there I was out of a job."






"I was the guy who borrowed the guitar for the first rehearsal.
I borrowed the guitar for the first gig as well.
I was in charge, I was the leader of this band for two days. Two days was all I lasted."






"In Ireland you have to fight- very hard - if you want to do anything different.
To be in a band is really, really difficult. There's nowhere to play.
But it's an interesting and beautiful place too. I live there now;
I wouldn't live anywhere else."





"It's a mad thing we do.
There's nothing natural about it.
I mean, I hit things for a living. I hit things and people clap!"
2001






"You begin to feel like a fish bowl.
You get some girls who just stare, never come near, never speak.
Weird."
- Larry, 1987

"Before his (Larry) bandmates even met him, he lost a younger sister,
and after the four became friends, his mother was fatally struck by a truck.
In his early teens he realized he was 'a very aggressive person, in a positive sense.
I liked to hit things. Playing drums was the only thing I could do.'"


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"... and then i saw adam, and he just looked so cool. and i said, 'i
want to be in a rock n' roll band with him.'"
-Larry (Achtung Video)


what exactly is the achtung video?

thanks for all those great quotes, btw, that really made my day <3
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BP: What's the most frightening thing that ever happened to you?
LARRY: Being born.

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