"Please" appreciation - U2 Feedback

Go Back   U2 Feedback > Your Blue Room > Everything You Know Is Wrong > Everything You Know Is Wrong Archive
Click Here to Login
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 12-27-2006, 02:31 PM   #1
ONE
love, blood, life
 
U2Man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: at pavel's
Posts: 11,603
Local Time: 01:26 AM
"Please" appreciation

Best song on POP
__________________

U2Man is offline  
Old 12-27-2006, 02:37 PM   #2
Blue Crack Supplier
 
coolian2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Hamilton (No longer STD capital of NZ)
Posts: 42,934
Local Time: 01:26 PM
Please

Live Please with SBS drumbeat
__________________

coolian2 is offline  
Old 12-27-2006, 02:44 PM   #3
LMP
Blue Crack Supplier
 
LMP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 37,609
Local Time: 06:26 PM
It's almost like a continuation of Sunday Blood Sunday.

The young, optimistic man is shouting for change and revolting against the atrocities of man in Sunday Bloody Sunday.

Fast-forward 14 years later, that same man is now older and weathered by experience, now pleading for that same change that he know will never come.

It's youthful optimism versus experienced pessimism, to me atleast.

That's what makes Please so special to me, especially some of Bono's best lyrics, Larry's best drumming, and Adam's best bass playing.
LMP is offline  
Old 12-27-2006, 03:25 PM   #4
Blue Crack Supplier
 
Zoots's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: the great beyond
Posts: 36,802
Local Time: 02:26 AM
Quote:
Originally posted by LemonMacPhisto
It's almost like a continuation of Sunday Blood Sunday.

The young, optimistic man is shouting for change and revolting against the atrocities of man in Sunday Bloody Sunday.

Fast-forward 14 years later, that same man is now older and weathered by experience, now pleading for that same change that he know will never come.

It's youthful optimism versus experienced pessimism, to me atleast.

That's what makes Please so special to me, especially some of Bono's best lyrics, Larry's best drumming, and Adam's best bass playing.
My man LMP said it beautifully! I don't have to say anything.

Zoots is offline  
Old 12-27-2006, 04:19 PM   #5
Rock n' Roll Doggie
ALL ACCESS
 
xaviMF22's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: In haunted attics
Posts: 7,092
Local Time: 07:26 PM
please

one of my favorite U2 songs


on the Popmart tour it was a showstopper

xaviMF22 is offline  
Old 12-27-2006, 04:20 PM   #6
ONE
love, blood, life
 
U2Man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: at pavel's
Posts: 11,603
Local Time: 01:26 AM
please -> streets is probably u2's best transition ever.
U2Man is offline  
Old 12-27-2006, 04:21 PM   #7
Rock n' Roll Doggie
ALL ACCESS
 
xaviMF22's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: In haunted attics
Posts: 7,092
Local Time: 07:26 PM
Quote:
Originally posted by U2Man
please -> streets is probably u2's best transition ever.
yes best transition ever
xaviMF22 is offline  
Old 12-27-2006, 06:10 PM   #8
Refugee
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Winnipeg, Canada
Posts: 2,455
Local Time: 07:26 PM
There are really only 3 GREAT songs on Pop and "Please" is one of them...the other two (at least in my opinion) are "Gone" and "Wake Up Dead Man". That's not to say the others aren't good.
Harry Vest is offline  
Old 12-27-2006, 07:18 PM   #9
War Child
 
Windmilllane's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: My life sucks
Posts: 933
Local Time: 12:26 AM
Please reminds me of "Stairway to Heaven."

It starts off slow, then picks up, then ends slow.

Please

Windmilllane is offline  
Old 12-27-2006, 08:22 PM   #10
Rock n' Roll Doggie
 
Aygo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Barcelona, Spain [Lisbon, Portugal]
Posts: 3,546
Local Time: 01:26 AM
"Please" is one of U2's most emotional songs when performed live.
Well, SBS was never a masterpiece for me (I like the song, but it's far from being on my favourite ones), and I think that "Please" surpasses its predecessor by miles.
Aygo is offline  
Old 12-27-2006, 08:26 PM   #11
Blue Crack Supplier
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 30,150
Local Time: 12:26 AM


It's so great live too
susanp6 is offline  
Old 12-27-2006, 08:29 PM   #12
Blue Crack Addict
 
U2Girl1978's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: At the altar of the dark star
Posts: 19,374
Local Time: 08:26 PM
One of my favorite songs from POP. Love it!

I also love it when he sang Please on the MTV awards(Europe?).
U2Girl1978 is offline  
Old 12-27-2006, 08:34 PM   #13
Blue Crack Addict
 
Lancemc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Ba Sing Se
Posts: 17,690
Local Time: 08:26 PM
My favorite song of POP. It's so much better live than on the album, I can't believe they haven't played it more often...it would have worked perfectly for the Vertigo tour.
Lancemc is offline  
Old 12-27-2006, 08:35 PM   #14
Rock n' Roll Doggie
ALL ACCESS
 
xaviMF22's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: In haunted attics
Posts: 7,092
Local Time: 07:26 PM
Quote:
Originally posted by Lancemc
My favorite song of POP. It's so much better live than on the album, I can't believe they haven't played it more often...it would have worked perfectly for the Vertigo tour.

xaviMF22 is offline  
Old 12-27-2006, 08:40 PM   #15
Rock n' Roll Doggie
 
BrownEyedBoy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: San Pedro Sula, Honduras
Posts: 3,510
Local Time: 06:26 PM
Speaking of which ...can anyone send me the single version of this song?

cf_177@hotmail.com
BrownEyedBoy is offline  
Old 12-27-2006, 08:41 PM   #16
ONE
love, blood, life
 
GibsonGirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 13,270
Local Time: 08:26 PM
Fantastic song. And I think I'm probably in the minority here when I say I prefer the album version to the single version and the live version!
GibsonGirl is offline  
Old 12-27-2006, 08:59 PM   #17
War Child
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 577
Local Time: 12:26 AM
THUMBS UP TO PLEASE
dietcokeofevil is offline  
Old 12-27-2006, 09:01 PM   #18
Vocal parasite
 
Axver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: 1853
Posts: 152,977
Local Time: 10:26 AM
Please is such a fantastic song, one of the last songs Bono's written with truly good lyrics.

The live version from Popmart Sarajevo is absolutely spine-tingling.
__________________
"Mediocrity is never so dangerous as when it is dressed up as sincerity." - Søren Kierkegaard

Ian McCulloch the U2 fan:
"Who buys U2 records anyway? It's just music for plumbers and bricklayers. Bono, what a slob. You'd think with all that climbing about he does, he'd look real fit and that. But he's real fat, y'know. Reminds me of a soddin' mountain goat."
"And as for Bono, he needs a colostomy bag for his mouth."

U2gigs: The most comprehensive U2 setlist database!
Gig pictures | Blog
Axver is offline  
Old 12-27-2006, 09:16 PM   #19
Blue Crack Supplier
 
No spoken words's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Where do YOU live?
Posts: 43,249
Local Time: 04:26 PM
I am a huge fan of the studio and the live versions...but do prefer the LIVE version...and, yes, that transition from Please to Streets is spine tingling for me, one of my favorites.
No spoken words is offline  
Old 12-27-2006, 10:30 PM   #20
Blue Crack Addict
 
RavenBlue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: The majestic Canuckian wilderness
Posts: 17,103
Local Time: 09:26 PM
Love this song, especially live. Wonderful, rocking and heartily emotional.
__________________

RavenBlue is offline  
 

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:26 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Design, images and all things inclusive copyright © Interference.com
×