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Old 04-07-2006, 03:14 AM   #21
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Fast Cars was the most interesting and unique song to come out of the HTDAAB sessions. It didn't fit on that album because it was too good. That's my opinion anyway. It was way too edgy, and I mean edgy in a true sense of the word, not faux-edgy like Vertigo or Love and Peace Or Else. Fast Cars definitely tops Xynax and Wine. I know X&W probably was the first version of Fast Cars, but to me it sounds the other way around, like they were trying to come up with something too deep and Mercy-like with Fast Cars. Somehow this wasn't the case, and I'm glad they trimmed the long overdone parts of Xynax and came up with the quirky to-the-point Fast Cars that you hear today. "Iiiii know these fast caarrrrs...will do me no good". Awesome hook. Totally atypical U2 melody in my opinion. Sounds like a western, maybe Johnny Cash type tune.

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Fast Cars was the most atypical and the best U2 song from the HTDAAB sessions. It should have been included on the regular US version of the album. I was lucky enough to hear it live twice on the Vertigo tour.

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Re: Fast Cars

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Am I the only one that hates the song? or are there others? Does everyone outside the UK like it jusr 'cause it's a bonus track? It really annoys me...for me a horrible album closer after Yahweh
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Old 04-08-2006, 10:19 AM   #24
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Man shame on u , Fast Cars is super , and it's fucking amazing live , well at least the ones I got to hear , Bono and Edge were on fire , I felt a bit disappointed , they didn't play the concert I attended , Fast Cars is just great.
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Fast Cars is pretty cool. I also favor Xanax and Wine though. Sometimes Fast Cars seems really cheesy to me with all the little WOOOOOAAHs and WOOOOOPs but I guess that's what people here probably like about it alot. I think it's just a silly fun song. In my opinion though it doesn't fit on HTDAAB, it's really out of place to me.

still I will now dance to it
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Honestly, I don't really like it either. It's a little too cheesy for me. Same with Xanax and Wine. I'm not fond of either.
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I think its a good song. Not the best from the album.
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It's a nice, fresh sounding song - that said, I feel they should have left it for the next album (just like, I assume, Mercy).

It reminds me of Party girl in that it's a popular live song (yet not well known among fans), and a bit of Mysterious ways in that it's very dance-able.
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Old 04-08-2006, 03:44 PM   #29
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I don't hate it but I'll admit I liked it alot more when I first heard it. the appeal has definately worn off a bit and I agree that it'a a terrible way to end the album after Yaweh. I didn't care to much for the live performnace when the played it in New York(Oct, 8th). Xanax and Wine would've been much cooler on the labum say after Crumbs or something.
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Xanax and Wine> fast cars
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Old 04-08-2006, 07:21 PM   #31
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I think Fast Cars wasn't such a bad song at all... when I first heard it, it was quite I suppose, like if you had sweets all day and then ate a sourball, maybe that's the feeling... like something horribly fresh in your environment.

Xanax and Wine's a good alternate version of Fast Cars too.

And what's with the people who bought UK imports just for the song? Why didn't you guys buy the one with the DVD and the book? The limited version? That one had Fast Cars on the album. Or am I missing something here?
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I got the Deluxe one with the book and yes, it has Fast cars
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For the handful who somehow don't like Fast Cars, wait until The Interferers get our hands on it.....
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Old 04-09-2006, 10:34 PM   #34
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Fast Cars is my favorite song on HTDAAB. I hope the reason they didn't include it in the regular version of the album is because they felt it didn't fit in with the rest and they are using it as a kind of sneak preview of what the next album might be like.

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