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Old 12-21-2004, 09:50 PM   #1
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Has there ever been a song...

so hated and at the same time so loved as Crumbs?

Seems I've never seen the U2 camp so divided over one song.

You either love it or hate it...almost no middle ground.

Me, I love it.
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I can't recall right now...maybe the beer's imparing my better memory?

Who's Gonna Ride...is pretty darn close. Me, I could take it or leave it. It's too unfocused for me and just never really pulls me in. However I have friends who hail it as the greatest U2 song ever...I don't see it?
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Old 12-22-2004, 12:28 AM   #3
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me neither... still i love the outro (and that's why i must listen to whole song )
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Miami is loved by those with great taste. And hated by those who love Michael Bolton.
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I can't figure out why anyone would dislike Crumbs.
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Re: Has there ever been a song...

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You either love it or hate it...almost no middle ground.

I'm in the middle groung.
It's a very good pop song, just not that great for the u2 standard.
I like it.
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Miami is loved by those with great taste. And hated by those who love Michael Bolton.
Agree absolutely with this. Miami is experimental and boundary pushing and, unfortunately, not commercial. But it could be. Music like this needs to be made if we're going to advance beyond 50s/60/70s song structures where something must conform to a certain pattern of verse/chorus/guitar sound/rhythm to be accepted.

Lets hope we get some forward thinking U2 sounds again soon. On a side note Sometimes is revolutionary as a single insofar as it sounds, as Bono says, like something from the 50s, or the Righteous Brothers.
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I can't figure out why anyone would dislike Crumbs.
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as much as we try to be civil on this board, it really comes down to a simple thing.

Shit taste. Nothing else can explain it.

Miami rules. Miami Live? Fuck you have to be a corpse to not like that.

Okay, this wasn't about Miami, but I made it so. You don't like Miami? I hear Bon Jovi just put a greatest hits out.
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as much as we try to be civil on this board, it really comes down to a simple thing.

Shit taste. Nothing else can explain it.

Miami rules. Miami Live? Fuck you have to be a corpse to not like that.

Okay, this wasn't about Miami, but I made it so. You don't like Miami? I hear Bon Jovi just put a greatest hits out.
Miami live converted me to Miami studio. The merge from Miami to Bullet was nothing short of extra-bloody-ordinary.

But back to the original topic now ...
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It was Crumbs and OSC that I had to let grow on me for a couple of days. They both did, and I love them now. Crumbs has great lyrics, and I love the guitar and drums at the start. Great song.
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Old 12-22-2004, 03:00 AM   #11
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I like the guitar in Crumbs.

GO MIAMI.....MYMAMMY. I'v got the batteries in the handycam.
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MY MAMMY *** MIAMI is one of the few outstanding tracks on P(l)OP.... car chase...handycam...got a picture of you... and live it was just amazing with the big palms bowing on the big big screen...MY MAMMY...in MIAMI

yes and CRUMBS is another outstanding song among a bunch of outstanding songs on THE BOMB...and i tell you it has a real african feeling...i travelled for the last 3 weeks on the islands of Cabo Verde...and THE BOMB was accompanying me on my trip. adams bassplaying is outstanding on THE BOMB but its bulldozing through CRUMBS...great song!!!
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Miami is loved by those with great taste. And hated by those who love Michael Bolton.


I dont like Michael Bolton, so i must fit in the Miami loving crowd... Its even better live..

And let it be known that i like Crumbs 110% more than lets say Original of the species... Though that song is still ok.

And WILD HORSES,, Now thats a kick ass song,, Love it
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I really like Crumbs but not Original of the Species.. so Ah well.
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I love it.
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I think there have been a lot of U2 songs like that. Even All Because Of You from the same album. Then there's songs like Mofo and Miami and Lemon....
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I think Even Better Than The Real Thing used to be this song. When it first came out, it really seemed to divide the camp, so to speak, but its now just accepted by all. Crumbs will probably be like that in a few years, too.
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Old 12-22-2004, 04:43 PM   #18
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Re: Has there ever been a song...

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Seems I've never seen the U2 camp so divided over one song.

You either love it or hate it...almost no middle ground.
I neither love nor hate it. I simply like it.
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Old 12-22-2004, 07:05 PM   #19
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I love Crumbs & Miami.

I would agree with "Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses?" being one of those love it or hate it songs. Personally, I think that it's the only song on AB that should have been left off because it's so embarrassingly cheesey, but I know a lot of people who think I should put the crack pipe down.
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I LIKE "Crumbs From Your Table." I certainly don't love it, and I certainly don't hate it. I think that it's a decent song.

At the same time, though, I must point out that I think it could have been a truly great song for me. I really love the way the song starts off (lyrically, especially), and the overall sound and structure of the song are solid enough for me. It's predictable, yeah...but it's very well-done, etc. I just CANNOT STAND (and I've said this many times...broken record...) the final verse of the song. I just think that songs--and art in general, really--work a lot better when they're not in-your-face with what they're trying to say...if, of course, they're trying to say anything. "Crumbs..." obviously is.

I feel that the song would be far more powerful and effective and...poetic, I guess...were that last concrete verse not in there. Bono doesn't sing it on the DVD, and I hope that we can look forward to similar live versions, in the future. Without that verse, the song is still about Africa and AIDS and so forth...but it can also be about a lover, a family member, a friend...shit, it could even be about a bank, man! With that verse, the song can only be one thing...for me, that's a loss.
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