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Old 12-29-2002, 02:12 PM   #21
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I still can't believe U2 put a Xylophone on one of their songs.

Really? 'Bad' uses a Zylophone. It pretty much makes the Live version standout that much more. Actually, it's right at the forfront of the Live Aid version throughout the entire song, and that's what really makes that version so special. (But I digress...)
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Old 12-29-2002, 02:25 PM   #22
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Really? 'Bad' uses a Zylophone. It pretty much makes the Live version standout that much more. Actually, it's right at the forfront of the Live Aid version throughout the entire song, and that's what really makes that version so special. (But I digress...)
You must accede that the 2 xylophones sound rather different though. Well I guess you don't have to, but it's true!!
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Oh yes, of course they do (sound different)! But I just wanted to point out that U2 have used xylophones before, and therefore certainly would (and have) put them into a song. My point is that it isn't the use of xylophones that's the problem - it's how they're used. But everone has different tastes, so to that end it's all a matter of opinion. I happen to love them in 'Bad' but someone else may hate them? Who knows!
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point well taken good sir. i always thought the thing in bad was just a synth of some sort rather than a xylophone actually. i was having trouble describing it when i was trying to write a poem about bad
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Well, the xylophone sample used in 'Bad' is just that - a sample repeating itself throughout the entire song. So, in a sense you are right - it's probablly created on a keyboard!
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Like the Best of version better. and I actually like the 9/11 lyric, even more so now that I've seen the movie. The Irish and Italians in the movie helped to build our cities in the 1860's, just like the Irish and Italians was important in building the towers. I liked the connection.
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i prefer the soundtrack version
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I saw Gangs on last Friday and it was amazing!

The build up to 'Hands' was great.

9/11 lyrics add a lot to the song since the last shot of the movie is the NYC skyline with the Twin Towers .

Right now, I prefer the Soundtrack version!
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