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Old 06-01-2007, 08:22 PM   #1
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Revelation! Does anybody else see this happening?

80s: They were earnest and serious for the most part.

90s: They made fun of their 80s image.

00s: They wear their heart on their sleeves and are serious for the most part.

10s: They do a total 180 and make fun of the 00s image.
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Old 06-01-2007, 08:36 PM   #2
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I don't think they've been as serious lately as they were in the 80s. Not by a long shot. If you're wondering (or hoping) that they will do another Achtung Baby/ ZooTV type thing, I wouldn't count on it. They're a little too mature for that. But I could be totally wrong, which I usually am when it comes to U2 predictions.
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It'll only happen if Bono's satisfied enough with the G8's progress with Africa that he's able to stop bothering them. Any sooner and he loses credibility and becomes a huge hypocrite in the eyes of the masses that don't "get" what he's doing.

But, god I would love it if that happened.
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U2 is about progression.

That would be regression.

Just the same, that would be really really cool!
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If you're wondering (or hoping) that they will do another Achtung Baby/ ZooTV type thing, I wouldn't count on it. They're a little too mature for that.
No. I don't mean an Achtung/Zoo thing. They could totally make fun of their heartwarming image without going all zoo-experimental on us. Not that I'm hoping for something like that to take place. But I would just find it amusing if it happened. After all the years of posts saying OMG Bono has become a caricature of himself. He's become the big rock star he mocked during Zoo TV blah blah. What if it's all an act? What if everything they ever did was an act! Many people already see them as hypocrites for what they did with Achtung Baby. I wonder how it would be if they did turn around and did something like that again!
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Any sooner and he loses credibility and becomes a huge hypocrite in the eyes of the masses that don't "get" what he's doing.
He already is a hypocrite in the eyes of those who think they sold out after Rattle & Hum.
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He already is a hypocrite in the eyes of those who think they sold out after Rattle & Hum.
Who thinks that Achtung is a sell-out record?
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Who thinks that Achtung is a sell-out record?
My old roommate does. I'm not sure about sell out but the album didn't sit well with many people that followed them thru the 80s. Cos they turned around and made fun of their own image in the 80s. But also, some people think they sold out with all the zoo tv coverage and new image and stuff.
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My old roommate does. I'm not sure about sell out but the album didn't sit well with many people that followed them thru the 80s. Cos they turned around and made fun of their own image in the 80s. But also, some people think they sold out with all the zoo tv coverage and new image and stuff.
Irony is lost on such people, and they should not be in any place to judge what is "selling out" and what is not.
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So would that mean that all the people who didn't like 00's U2 would in some sense be accepted or seen as cool? Visionary even?
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as my idiot friend once said HTDAAB is a pussy record
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well is it too late for a mid life crisis album/tour, or was that HTDAAB and the vertigo tour?

Personally i have always sort of been in awe of them, i mean they constantly change even if it has been less so in the last few years. They always seem to have a the intensity, and even if one doesnt like their current particular project you have to admit they do "bring it" in their performances. So, as artists, i am very much in awe of them. I can respect that they grow up a bit and some might say they have mellowed.

They have been doing this shit for a long time. Im just glad to still have them around.

I appreciate the 90's stuff now more than ever, even if it was a bit odd for me when it was actually going on. During the 90's i was still stuck on the 80's but each step of the way i find what i do like about them at the time and it seems to work pretty well with what i like from the past. So i guess the future ought to be pretty good.
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as my idiot friend once said HTDAAB is a pussy record
Bun is flattered.

And so is this guy:

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I saw this on the main page and thought this thread was going to be about the end of the world.

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as my idiot friend once said HTDAAB is a pussy record
This is not a basher's thread.

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I saw this on the main page and thought this thread was going to be about the end of the world.

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I think those looking for a major image change will be disappointed. The band are pushing 50 and only recently got comfortable in their own skin.
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Who thinks that Achtung is a sell-out record?
Many did, when it came out. You think the ATYCLB backlash was bad, the AB backlash would have been the same if not worse if the internet was as prevelant back then.
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I think those looking for a major image change will be disappointed. The band are pushing 50 and only recently got comfortable in their own skin.
you dont know.
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I know you'll be upset with whatever they put out.
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I know you'll be upset with whatever they put out.
Wrong again strike two.
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