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Old 03-07-2005, 07:47 PM   #1
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Bullet the Blue Sky - best live version?

What's the best version you've heard of Bullet, among

(1) Popmart Mexico

(2) ZooTV - Sydney or other

(3) Elevation Tour

(4) Other (please state)
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PopMart.

Hands down the most interesting version. I found the R&H version boring, the ZooTV version while effective in it's context was not much better, and Elevation had a nice intensity.

However PopMart was just funky, and made a song I don't like all that much very enjoyable. I love the guitar, The Edge playing the small strings between the bridge and the tuning knobs (I'm not a guitar techie ), the solo, Bono's performance, and the Bullet-Please-Streets combo.
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Without a doubt ZOOTV

I honestly don't like the others much at all in fact Popmart and Elevation versions are skip songs for me. At concerts Bullet became a bathroom song after hearing it the 1st time.
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Let me add I also love how the PopMart incarnation tends to brood towards the end. Great stuff.
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ZooTV was by far the best. I found Popmart Bullet got a bit boring by the end.
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I found both Rattle and Hum and Popmart versions to be really boring. Both seemed to lack the intensity of ZooTV/Elevation versions.

That said, my favorite performance ZooTV from Dublin 8/26/93, but that is very closely followed by the version from the Elevation Tour.
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My favorite is probably the Popmart version - especially Popmart Leeds. That was incredible.
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I've only heard the R&H version which I like. "The God I believe in isn't short of cash mister!"
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Popmart live changed that song for me...made me appreciate it, period, after years of skipping it. I like the Slane Castle Version when Bono goes off about the Arms Dealers being part of the G8 and the like.
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Popmart leeds,,,, Great version
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ZooTV - basically any version on that tour.
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Zoo TV, one of Edge's finest moments.
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ZooTV - I like the one from "Zoo Radio, I think it's from Dublin... but all ZooTV versions are quite enjoyable
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Ok, the best version of "Bullet" was at the Dallas PoPMart concert. When Bono sang "And I see those fighter planes!' the spot lights at the show focused together at one point in the sky. At that exact moment, there was a commercial flight in the sky that passed through the combined spot lights AT THAT EXACT MOMENT! It was so weird and random. Sent chills through my spine. The timing was too perfect.
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ZooTV easily, the b-side to 'Stay' especially.
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ZooTV easily, the b-side to 'Stay' especially.
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ZooTV has by far the best version of bullet.
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Elevation Boston

Whats My Name?

MARK CHAPMAN

Whats My Name?

MARK CHAPMAN

MARK CHAPMAN

MARK CHAPMAN

No other artist or band has a song or the balls to pull something like that off. Totally amazing
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Elevation, Charlton heston, very funny, some of the crowd applaud what he says as well, which is funny as the whole thing is about taking the piss out of his ridiculous views on guns..
" A gun in the hands of a good person blah blah blah!!"
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Zoo TV by far. I'll never forget watching them perform this song, wondering, "Where the heck did Bono get off to?" And then when he came out in that pilot getup, I totally didn't get it at first. But by the time Larry shook the arena during the "One hundred...BOOM! Two hundred...BOOM!" part, I understood. And I was mesmerized.

So yeah, Zoo TV wins this one.
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