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Old 11-02-2003, 02:25 PM   #1
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Bono: 3 OF THE NEW SONGS ARE CRAP!!.......

Ok Firstly; I took that line out of context..........I was watching The Late Late Show last Friday and they were paying tribute to Jim Sheridan of My Left Foot Fame. Well anyway Bono and Edge came on as special guests to pay their own tribute to Jim Sheridan. To fill you in - Jim was one of the characters on the scene back in the late 70s early 80s Dublin that supported the youthful U2 when they were surrounded by cynicism typical of the Dublin music scene back then.

But Anyway...........Bono was sayin that Jim always supported him through moments of self doubt and Pat Kenny asked Bono to give an example of experiencing self doubt. Bono looked at Edge and then continued to say that just last week they were laying down three tracks for the new album in London with a 40 piece orchestra and suddenly realised that the three songs were shite.......or not up to scratch......(or somethin like that). Pat asked if those songs were gonna be binned but Edge said no.....they were just gonna have to do go back and do more work on them. Then they got up and played a song (beautifully) with Daniel Lanois and his band (I think).

I thought it was kinda cool that they were so open about this experience in such a public forum and I guess that maybe that means they are confident enough with this new album to even say that about three of the tracks. Edge even talked about how they make their music and wait for the magic to happen.

But then again they've called Daniel Lanois in to help them in on the final straight and so maybe they are having problems tying up the loose ends. I think this album is gonna be a Monster one way or the other (in the best way!!)..........U2 playin with a 40 piece orchestra mixed with punk rock mixed with somethin magic and inevitably new. Anyway maybe all this has been documented somewhere else on the forum but I couldn't find it........apologies if it is. I just thought some of you might find it of interest.
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*edit* I posted a similar post in Where the album has a name forum - we almost did it simoltaneuosly so it's ok.

I think the song they played was Falling at your feet. Bono said "we've never played this live, so if it's crap, we won't do it again".

Think we will hear Falling at your feet on the next tour?

Yes, all 4 members of the band had apparently agreed the 3 songs with orchestra didn't work. It must have been fascinating to hear the band with a full orchestra. Maybe we will get a big ballad with an orchestra backing from U2 someday.

*edit* If they were adding touches like orchestra they must be near the finish
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40 piece orchestra doesn't sound raw guitar rock to me...
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40 piece orchestra doesn't sound raw guitar rock to me...
Well if Metallica was able to succeed with a 100 piece orchestra backing them up, I think U2's music would sound awesome with it, because their type of music is more suited to it.
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Metallica used conductor Michael Kamen for their S&M performance, the same man employed during a lot of the Passengers live spots. Sounded great... looking forward to hearing the aggregate, like the b-side of the Miss Sarajevo single.
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The Who used orchestras. No one questions the fact that they rock... have some faith in the guys, this album will satisfy.
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All i have to say is... Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me Kill Me

Of course, that was post AB.... I HIGHLY doubt the guys have that kinda darkness/energy in them.
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Old 11-02-2003, 04:26 PM   #8
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Every new thing I hear just makes me bite my cuticles more.

*tries to be patient*

*looks forward to Cleveland trip and slane DVD*
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Does anyone have that sound file for "Falling at Your Feet" That they played? I wanna hear it!
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All i have to say is... Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me Kill Me

Of course, that was post AB.... I HIGHLY doubt the guys have that kinda darkness/energy in them.
I think you're right about the darkness vibe... but I really hope they still have the energy.
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ok let me try that again for those who may have misread the first time... doesn't sound like RAW guitar rock to me...

yes... i know metallica did s&m... i own the album. and obviously i know about HMTMKMKM, seeing as my handle is a lyric from the friggin song... but i didn't say it doesn't sound like hard rock... i said it doesn't sound RAW, which has been a word thrown around a lot by people "in the know" to describe the new album... a 40 piece orchestra doesn't sound very RAW to me...

that being said... i don't care if it's raw or whatever the hell it is... i just want it to be good, which i'm sure it will be. i just made the comment because we keep hearing about this raw "just 4 guys in a room sound," and those 4 guys in a room have now become 44 guys... just sayin', that's all. u2 say a lot of things before an album is released, and the albums are always good, just never quite exactly what they said. atyclb was supposed to be a stripped guitar rock album too... after passengers, they said their next album was gonna be back to guitar rock... the next album was pop i love both of those albums, but neither was what i'd call "guitar rock." i have a feeling this album won't be that raw war mixed with achtung baby album we've been hearing about, but it'll be great none-the-less. u2 just can't help but producing the crap out of it until... probably why they brought lanois in for a few days. i don't think they'll ever truely have a raw, stripped back record... but that's fine... as long as they keep crackin' out great tunes, i'll still be listening
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When I heard about the orchestra sessions not working out, I was just heart broken. Alot of young people don't remember or have never probably heard of the Moody Blues, but they rocked, literally, with the London, New Orleans and many other symphony orchestras. I would have to read the album covers again. but anyway, If U2 can incorporate this sound into this album, and bring it on the road also, everyone will be blown away. IMHO Keeping fingers crossed.
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POP started as a dance record. It changed, it evolved. It didnt end up as a dance record.

Just wait and see.

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All i have to say is... Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me Kill Me

Of course, that was post AB.... I HIGHLY doubt the guys have that kinda darkness/energy in them.

as i was scrolling through the replies before i got to yours i was thinking THE SAME THING.

i always wondered if U2 would ever capture the sound of that one song for an entire album.
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as i was scrolling through the replies before i got to yours i was thinking THE SAME THING.

i always wondered if U2 would ever capture the sound of that one song for an entire album.

If they did... I think they'd capture a larger audience than they did with AB. I wish.
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Well isn't HMTMKMKM just the Achtung Baby sound set to an even larger scope? It always sounds to me like it would have fit that album perfectly. I do agree that it would be interesting to see this sort of sound again though, U2 are at their best when they strive for epicness.
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To be, HMTMKMKM is beyond AB.... altough it would fit... it perhaps would overpower the rest.

Didnt that song hit #1 for several weeks in a row?... and wasnt even an album single.

Unfortunately... I really do think the days and era of that U2 is long gone... its been over a decade.
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IMO HMTMKMKM is a bit too glam-rock to fit AB. To me it's like a fun one-off rather than a part of a new direction.
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hmm.. well Chris Thomas did produce Roxy Music.
maybe the boys have a bit of glam left in them after all...

of course, I highly doubt it too.
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When I heard about the orchestra sessions not working out, I was just heart broken. Alot of young people don't remember or have never probably heard of the Moody Blues, but they rocked, literally, with the London, New Orleans and many other symphony orchestras. I would have to read the album covers again. but anyway, If U2 can incorporate this sound into this album, and bring it on the road also, everyone will be blown away. IMHO Keeping fingers crossed.
AHHHH... the moody blues!!!



well i was hoping for a raw "4 guys in a room" record... but eh... i guess we won't be getting that this time around either... that's ok... as long as it rocks, i'll be happy
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