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Old 12-22-2004, 02:40 AM   #1
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Bad from Live Aid

U2's performance of Bad makes me cry every time.....particularly during "the leap".

Is this normal???

Can anyone relate?
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Bad - U2 live at live AID is an exceptionally great song.

A perfect live song !

Yes this song also makes me feel like crying everytime I listen to it but I control myself

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'bad' is my favourite song in the entire universe, especially when played live. the fact that it could move you to tears does not surprise me in the least.

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Absolutely, it made me cry when I watched LiveAid, and every time I even see the picture I get really emotional. Very powerful stuff.
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Guys never cry
hmmm....I had all the Man parts last time i checked and I cry sometimes....
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Very moving.
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Hi - I'm gonna move this to EYKIW because I think it might find a wider audience there who agree with you about Bad from LiveAid
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Nice to know there's others who get emotional over this too!

@ HelloAngel - You know, I was very unsure where to put this thread....thanks for putting it here!
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Old 12-22-2004, 05:56 PM   #10
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I'll never forget seeing U2 perform "BAD" that day on T.V. - I was already a huge fan and stayed home from our Folk Festival here in Winnipeg just to watch for them. It was an amazing performance and solidified BAD as my all time favorite U2 song. Throughout the years I have seen them live 7 times and out of those 7 concerts I've heard 6 versions of BAD - Although I can't say that any of these versions ever topped Live Aid the one in New Jersey June 2001 was superb - as I recall.
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A moment in modern musical history which transformed many people's lives for the good including Bono's.

I will never forget watching that performance of "Bad" at Live Aid on TV - the power of that song and that moment was strong enough to last a lifetime.

Bono's Leap of Faith into the crowd and into a life of Grace.

AMAZING GRACE....
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I remember that performance on MTV. I got up early to see the whole show, but I remember right after U2 played I got up and did other things. I watched most of it, but that's a long day.

The worst thing about the MTV was during the end of Bad the f'in' feed was cut out. It lasted for about 5 seconds or more and I was pissed!!! I finally get to see the uncut, unedited version when the Live Aid video pops in my lap in 2 days!!
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Bad is not a tragic song, and although it deals with Bono's junkie friend, I never quite found a connection with the song and junkies and losing your friend. Also, the Live Aid performance didn't have any emotion. Bono didn't really sing with feeling, he was just playing to the crowd and being conscious about how the crowd would react. He invented lines like "the satellite coming down and pretty soon they're in London town" before leadingthe crowd to singing the "doo doos" of Walk On The Wild Side. Bono just wanted attention, he didn't sing with much emotion or feeling really. Also, Walk On The Wild Side, Satellite Of Love, Ruby Tuesday, and Sympathy For The Devil didn't have much thematic connection to Bad when put together. Bono just put them there because they sounded good with the song.

So when Bono plays to a crowd (like Live Aid) as opposed to Bono internalizing and feeling the lyrics and showing real emotions (like performances of Sometimes You Can't Make It), you really sense something lacking. I don't see how people can get teary eyed watching Live Aid. Unless of course they are crying because Bono's nicotene ravaged voice of late will never be as strong as the Live Aid vocal.

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Unless of course they are crying because Bono's nicotene ravaged voice of late will never be as strong as the Live Aid vocal.

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lol! Nice one Jick!
...His voice right now suits me just fine.
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Old 12-23-2004, 07:13 AM   #15
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I saw it for the first time in 1989 ( we didn´t have TV cable here at that time ) and I was shocked, really EXTRAORDINARY PERFORMANCE !!!!! I love all snippets used on that song, like Walk On The Wild Side, Satellite Of Love, etc, etc

for me, the ultimate Bad version ( I have heard more than 200 ones !!! )
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You know, I was talking to my boyfriend about U2 once and he sang a bar of "Bad" and asked if that was them. Keep in mind that my boyfriend is an African who while living in the capital city of Mali, is not super-exposed to the outside world. I said, yes, that's U2, and how do you know that song? He responds, "oh, I remember watching...what was it called...something where the singer jumped down in the crowd and started dancing with a woman...it was a long time ago."

It was kinda cool. Live Aid being performed to aid those in Africa and my boyfriend as a young kid watching that on TV...in Africa.
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BAD is an awe-some song.
i don't think anyone can honeslty say it's not.

I don't think it's ever made me cry.
I don't cry for much, but the only thing I've ever cried for was "PRIDE", I don't know why. I think it's the pitch and the emotion that's coming from the song. I'm addicted/infatuated with it, really.


BUt BAD is amazing, because it creates such an amazing atmosphere. You can feel it coming.

It remindes me of "WIth or WIthout you" in that regards, in that you can feel something building up like that.


I've never seen the live aid sho

I'll have to get that, or some old shows with some money if I cget any fro christmas


no any good places to get things like that?
(obviously, I'll look throught this site....)
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THe only song that ever made me cry was/is PRIDE. Something about it, the music first, then the lyrics....

but BAD is awesome.

It really creates an atmosphere.
It lets you know something is there, or something is coming.
It reminds me of "with or without you" in regards of it's prescence, and the feeling that somehing is building up.

Bad is a great song, one of my favorites.

I really want to see the one you all are talking about.
Live Aid?

I'll begin the hunt.....
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Old 12-23-2004, 05:44 PM   #19
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I just dl a 17-cd compilation of all the Live Aid performances and interviews. I always loved the version of Bad from that day and now with the dvd & this audio, more people can enjoy it
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Old 12-23-2004, 07:27 PM   #20
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Quite simply, "Bad" is a masterpiece.

I've even grown to love the almost dreamy quality of the studio version on UF.

To this day, I've never heard a more perfect song than "Bad".

I feel very fortunate to have found it...
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