Billboard.com: Bono Itching To Take U2 To The 'Next Level' - Page 3 - U2 Feedback

Go Back   U2 Feedback > Your Blue Room > Everything You Know Is Wrong > Everything You Know Is Wrong Archive
Click Here to Login
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 12-30-2006, 09:57 AM   #41
Blue Crack Addict
 
U2girl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: slovenija
Posts: 21,072
Local Time: 05:58 PM
He said "a couple of acoustic songs", not a whole album.

(Edge is so on fire he's beyond using an electric guitar now, he'll go straight for the acoustic.)

I think the "next level" could mean they'll go for a Beatlesque pop album.

"Acoustic songs/hard rock" is the new "punk rock on Venus", and people will hang on to it just as dearly. Even if it's a year until we get any album and even if it *gasp* doesn't end up sounding like that.
__________________

U2girl is offline  
Old 12-30-2006, 10:03 AM   #42
War Child
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 577
Local Time: 03:58 PM
awwww crap. Acoustic. This is one time I hope that the Bono blabber is wrong. If they wanna go acoustic, then they should just get it out of their systems and do an UNplugged gig sometime prior to release.

But as for the new album, plug it in and get weird. Let Larry play the drums but don't take his creative input ("Let's actually make a pop album this time etc"). Let Bono talk but I would like the creative tension lean more in the direction of Edge and Adam.
__________________

dietcokeofevil is offline  
Old 12-30-2006, 11:40 AM   #43
Rock n' Roll Doggie
VIP PASS
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Ohio
Posts: 5,201
Local Time: 03:58 PM
Quote:
Originally posted by dietcokeofevil
awwww crap. Acoustic. This is one time I hope that the Bono blabber is wrong. If they wanna go acoustic, then they should just get it out of their systems and do an UNplugged gig sometime prior to release.

But as for the new album, plug it in and get weird. Let Larry play the drums but don't take his creative input ("Let's actually make a pop album this time etc"). Let Bono talk but I would like the creative tension lean more in the direction of Edge and Adam.
The Bono blabber is always wrong. Pop was going to be techno, Atomic Bomb was going to be punk rock from venus, and this new album is going to be acoustic based. Pop had a few techno-like songs, Atomic bomb had a few hard rockers, but the rest of the album sounded exactly like U2. This will too, don't worry. It'll be fine.
The_acrobat is offline  
Old 12-30-2006, 11:44 AM   #44
Blue Crack Addict
 
Lancemc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Ba Sing Se
Posts: 17,689
Local Time: 10:58 AM
I can't believe people still bring up the "punk rock from venus" thing. Bono said that when? Early 2003? Whenever exactly it was, it was still when they were working with Chris Thomas. Anyone still expecting that after they dumped all the Thomas sessions, brought in new producers, and read all the initial previews must have been a fool.
Lancemc is offline  
Old 12-30-2006, 11:54 AM   #45
Blue Crack Distributor
 
Headache in a Suitcase's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Stateless
Posts: 67,809
Local Time: 11:58 AM
so i guess the rumors of a u2 rap album were true
Headache in a Suitcase is online now  
Old 12-30-2006, 12:00 PM   #46
Rock n' Roll Doggie
VIP PASS
 
doctorwho's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: My TARDIS - currently located in Valparaiso, IN
Posts: 6,362
Local Time: 07:58 AM
Quote:
Originally posted by Headache in a Suitcase
so i guess the rumors of a u2 rap album were true
U2 are still together?

Cool.
__________________
https://u2.interference.com/attachments/forums/signaturepics/sigpic11661_2.gifI always wanted to be somebody, but I should have been more specific.
doctorwho is offline  
Old 12-30-2006, 01:06 PM   #47
Blue Crack Addict
 
U2girl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: slovenija
Posts: 21,072
Local Time: 05:58 PM
Quote:
Originally posted by Lancemc
I can't believe people still bring up the "punk rock from venus" thing. Bono said that when? Early 2003? Whenever exactly it was, it was still when they were working with Chris Thomas. Anyone still expecting that after they dumped all the Thomas sessions, brought in new producers, and read all the initial previews must have been a fool.
Exactly.

I'm just waiting for the "where's the hip hop album ?" cries when the next album is out.
U2girl is offline  
Old 12-30-2006, 01:16 PM   #48
Rock n' Roll Doggie
FOB
 
Utoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Lovetown
Posts: 8,343
Local Time: 11:58 AM
What I'm waiting for is the guaranteed backlash. Anything that is not hard or dark is guaranteed to be called ATYCLB Part III, no matter how different it may be.

I'll generalize and say that when most people say they want change, they really want a change back to the style of the 90s; and when they say they want experimental, they want Zooropa, Pop & Radiohead, not just experimenting with a sound that hasn't been on a U2 album before. I occasionally feel similarly, especially with the rock part. I'd love to see a return to some rockers. But I also think that they may find some beautiful stuff in the non-rocker world. Despite whatever great things they may find, though, you can guarantee anything that's "slow" and doesn't have the bite of irony will be called ATYCLB III.
__________________
Utoo is offline  
Old 12-30-2006, 01:17 PM   #49
Rock n' Roll Doggie
VIP PASS
 
Bono's shades's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: The back of beyond
Posts: 5,046
Local Time: 09:58 AM
Quote:
Originally posted by Lancemc
I can't believe people still bring up the "punk rock from venus" thing. Bono said that when? Early 2003? Whenever exactly it was, it was still when they were working with Chris Thomas. Anyone still expecting that after they dumped all the Thomas sessions, brought in new producers, and read all the initial previews must have been a fool.
The point I was trying to make is it is ridiculous to believe what Bono says at this point because I don't think they are even as far into this new album as they were into what eventually became HTDAAB when Bono made the "punk rock made on Venus" remark.
Bono's shades is offline  
Old 12-30-2006, 02:28 PM   #50
Blue Crack Addict
 
U2girl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: slovenija
Posts: 21,072
Local Time: 05:58 PM
Quote:
Originally posted by Utoo
What I'm waiting for is the guaranteed backlash. Anything that is not hard or dark is guaranteed to be called ATYCLB Part III, no matter how different it may be.

I'll generalize and say that when most people say they want change, they really want a change back to the style of the 90s; and when they say they want experimental, they want Zooropa, Pop & Radiohead, not just experimenting with a sound that hasn't been on a U2 album before. I occasionally feel similarly, especially with the rock part. I'd love to see a return to some rockers. But I also think that they may find some beautiful stuff in the non-rocker world. Despite whatever great things they may find, though, you can guarantee anything that's "slow" and doesn't have the bite of irony will be called ATYCLB III.
U2girl is offline  
Old 12-30-2006, 03:36 PM   #51
War Child
 
Ifeelnumb84's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Somerville, MA
Posts: 735
Local Time: 11:58 AM
As long as it doesn't sound like Butt Rock (Nickelback, Hinder, Creed, etc.), I'm ok with whatever they do next.
Ifeelnumb84 is offline  
Old 12-30-2006, 04:01 PM   #52
Rock n' Roll Doggie
FOB
 
Utoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Lovetown
Posts: 8,343
Local Time: 11:58 AM
Quote:
Originally posted by Ifeelnumb84
Butt Rock

The cousin of the 80s' Cock Rock.
__________________
Utoo is offline  
Old 12-30-2006, 07:38 PM   #53
The Fly
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 160
Local Time: 03:58 PM
I just talked to Bono and the next album will be a Country & Western album!!!

of some cover songs and some of their own. 2 Discs

1. Guitar Town
2. Lost Highway
3. Don't Take Your Guns To Town
4. Lucille
5. Dreaming With Tears In My Eyes
6. Guitars, Cadillacs
7. Have Mercy
8. She's A Mystery to Me
9. (I'm A Lonesome) Fugitive
10. Slow Dancing
11. The Wanderer
12. Van Diemen's Land

And some new songs
13. With or Without Sue
14. I Still Haven't Found My Pickup Truck
15. A Sunday Hangover Sunday
16. Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Tractor
17. Heartland (Acoustic)
18. She Threw A Brick Through My Windshield
19. All I Want Is For You To Stop Loving Me
20. Tornado In The Blue Sky
21. Stuck In A Divorce You Can't Get Out Of
22. Miracle Fertilizer

Any other suggestions?
tim722 is offline  
Old 12-30-2006, 07:57 PM   #54
Refugee
 
AussieU2fanman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Adelaide, Australia
Posts: 1,638
Local Time: 02:28 AM
I'm so tired of waiting for U2 to put out a frickin ROCK AND ROLL album, I hope Bono chooses to go down the 'rock gets harder' pathway he indicated. I don't want U2 to become a medicore boy band or whatever, I just need to hear some rock which I haven't heard since 1991 and I know all the fans will love them for putting out a real rock album.
AussieU2fanman is offline  
Old 12-30-2006, 07:58 PM   #55
Blue Crack Supplier
 
coolian2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Hamilton (No longer STD capital of NZ)
Posts: 42,934
Local Time: 04:58 AM
Vertibanjo.
coolian2 is offline  
Old 12-30-2006, 08:41 PM   #56
Blue Crack Supplier
 
Alisaura's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 30,442
Local Time: 03:58 AM
I don't know how the Venusians play punk, maybe it sounds like HTDAAB under all those thick clouds of hot sulphuric acid.

I am intrigued by the concept of the Vertibanjo.

tim722...

I'm 99% sure it won't happen, but I just feel like I want U2 to surprise me, in any way at all. Just one honest shock. I want to say "Wow, I didn't know they could/would do that," whether I like it initially or not. That's how I felt when I was discovering all their albums as a new fan, and how I feel when I discover B-sides and whatnot that I hadn't heard before, like Beautiful Ghost (okay, so the music was probably Eno's and the words are Blake's, but still). I've been giving Passengers a proper listen lately, for nearly the first time.

But I know I can't get that new-fan feeling back... just wishful thinking on my part. And I know there's absolutely no point in speculation, so I'll just go back to my corner now.
Alisaura is offline  
Old 12-30-2006, 08:58 PM   #57
you are what you is
 
Salome's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Netherlands
Posts: 22,047
Local Time: 05:58 PM
Quote:
Originally posted by KUEFC09U2
so interference wants the band to change, bono mentions change, interference explodes with negativity

same as usual i guess
Quote:
Originally posted by Canadiens1160
Boo-fricken' hoo.
boo hoo all you want
but it is this kind of attitude that will stop people here to enjoy anything the band does

it is a warped version of musical self fulfilling prophecy
__________________
“Some scientists claim that hydrogen, because it is so plentiful, is the basic building block of the universe. I dispute that. I say there is more stupidity than hydrogen, and that is the basic building block of the universe.”
~Frank Zappa
Salome is offline  
Old 12-30-2006, 09:46 PM   #58
Rock n' Roll Doggie
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Washington State
Posts: 3,861
Local Time: 03:58 PM
I highly doubt they'll have more than one or two new acoustic songs. The band wouldn't stand for it. I'm not a big fan of acoustic anyways.

I highly doubt it will happen, but I'd like U2 to mess around with electronics some more. Not like on Pop, but just to add ambience or whatever other effects that would add atmosphere or whatever. Something like what Peter Gabriel (the king of awesome production), Radiohead, Beck, Blur etc. etc. did when they decided to experiment.

But whatever the case, PLEASE try something new!!!!
shart1780 is offline  
Old 12-30-2006, 09:52 PM   #59
Blue Crack Supplier
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 30,343
Local Time: 10:58 AM
Quote:
Originally posted by phillyfan26
Bono has no clue what's going on.
To each thread the same sound advice from yours truly.
__________________

phillyfan26 is offline  
 

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:58 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Design, images and all things inclusive copyright © Interference.com
×