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Old 02-23-2002, 11:11 AM   #21
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Hey...at least he wasn't lip-syncing!
I didn't think it sounded bad.

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Old 02-23-2002, 12:29 PM   #22
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I think it is about time that the masses realize that Bono's voice isn't exactly what it used to be. I think his voice sounded great and I think the band, as one, was outstanding. Bono's voice breaks a few times when he sings "MLK" and people jump on the notion that he's lost his voice.

I remember many people thinking that he wouldn't be able to keep his voice during The Elevation Tour - and I think those people were sorely mistaken. The isn't the Achtung or Pop era anymore. It's the Soul period. Cheers to those that don't turn on Bono's voice.

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His voice is rough, yes, we have all listened to it's regression over the past ten years, but what about his HAIR? The combover mullet...and his bad eye job? The dude is getting older...my age!...we do all need to accept that he is no longer the Bono of JT days.
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His voice is rough, yes, we have all listened to it's regression over the past ten years, but what about his HAIR? The combover mullet...and his bad eye job? The dude is getting older...my age!...we do all need to accept that he is no longer the Bono of JT days.
Okay, so Bono is a middle-aged, balding croaky-voiced singer with a bad eye job? Oh, and did I forget to mention overweight too. Sure, whatever...
Call me crazy but I still find him sexy as hell And I'm 22.
Geez, the poor guy doesn't need any critics, his own fans are making a good enough job putting him down. And if 41 is so old, Sting, McCartney and Jagger should be dead and buried by now. BTW, I'm not in denial, I thought the Superbowl performance was painful to listen to, not one of his best.

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Hey...at least he wasn't lip-syncing!
I didn't think it sounded bad.

No kidding!

I remember how cool we all thought it was that Bono wasn't going to be lip-synching...but then people say his voice was bad.

If he had been lip-synching, they probably could have pre-recorded everything when his voice was in tip top shape.

I prefer raw and earnest performances.


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How come he didn't had trouble (from the exeption of Albany) or a scatchy voice on the Elevation tour? You say that he was not 100% because has been speaking non-stop for 5 days at the World Economic Forum. I think that speaking 5 days will not affect your voice as much as touring every single day. So how come speaking messed his voice and not singing almost every day on the tour?

My.. you're certainly humpty about this.

Basically, I was just repeating what press agents have reported after speaking to Bono, and what my own observations are. Like everyone has said - he's getting older, his voice will suffer from years of impassioned singing. He's wonderful - and obviously I can't speak for why his voice doesn't croak all the friggin time on tour. I can't possibly know what vocal cord salve he takes, or what he does on his off days. But basically, he takes care of himself on tour - and he didn't have a day of rest after the WEF, so yes his voice was not at Elevation Tour level - so what? Why are you so concerned? From my POV, he gave 100% - and what they did at the SuperBowl is the stuff of legend, and that is the end of my involvement and concern on Bono's voice.
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Concerning the Super Bowl performance, I thought "Beautiful Day" went well. MLK started off with Bono's voice cracking and Edge not being able to hear through his ear-piece, in effect, screwing up what could have been an emotional interlude between BD and Streets. When Bono did his shouting/yell during the beginning of Streets, the whole show jumped to a whole new level. All of a sudden, I completely forgot about the MLK mishap and reveled in awe. When the names of the 9/11 casualties started scrolling against the backdrop, I knew that this would be a historical moment for both music fans, as well as football fans.

Bono's voice is like his idol's voice. Frank Sinatra began his career as a tenor and by the age of 40 had seen it turn into a barritone. As long as Bono accepts the transition and doesn't try to always hit notes that are no longer in his range, he will woo the crowd and fans with his image and showmanship. Bob Dylan NEVER had a voice. David Bowie hasn't had a high voice since the late 1980's. Bono has held up nicely, and will sing or at least attempt to sing until the day he dies. That's what he does. It's his love and profession, so I can assure you that no matter how much criticism we lay upon him, he will walk on...
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Concerning the Super Bowl performance, I thought "Beautiful Day" went well. MLK started off with Bono's voice cracking and Edge not being able to hear through his ear-piece, in effect, screwing up what could have been an emotional interlude between BD and Streets. When Bono did his shouting/yell during the beginning of Streets, the whole show jumped to a whole new level. All of a sudden, I completely forgot about the MLK mishap and reveled in awe. When the names of the 9/11 casualties started scrolling against the backdrop, I knew that this would be a historical moment for both music fans, as well as football fans.

Bono's voice is like his idol's voice. Frank Sinatra began his career as a tenor and by the age of 40 had seen it turn into a barritone. As long as Bono accepts the transition and doesn't try to always hit notes that are no longer in his range, he will woo the crowd and fans with his image and showmanship. Bob Dylan NEVER had a voice. David Bowie hasn't had a high voice since the late 1980's. Bono has held up nicely, and will sing or at least attempt to sing until the day he dies. That's what he does. It's his love and profession, so I can assure you that no matter how much criticism we lay upon him, he will walk on...
amen, and amen
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Don't get me wrong, I tought the performance was awsome!!! I was just curious about why Bono didn't have the voice that day, that's all. Didn't mean to upset you
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Wasn't he at some party the night before the Superbowl? That couldn't have helped his voice...

Bono was never Prince Charming if you ask me, And at least he's not a skinny stick like Mick Jagger: I still have nightmares from watching half-naked Mick sing 'Satisfaction' while prancing around the stage in yellow tights.
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How come he didn't had trouble (from the exeption of Albany) or a scatchy voice on the Elevation tour? You say that he was not 100% because has been speaking non-stop for 5 days at the World Economic Forum. I think that speaking 5 days will not affect your voice as much as touring every single day. So how come speaking messed his voice and not singing almost every day on the tour?
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u2 are making a new record and bono is using his voice there thats why his voice is a bit used up trust me.MLK sounded good though.

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I don't know what's worse:

Over-critical fans

Or fans in denial.
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I thought Bono sounded good at the SB. I thought the yell at the beginning of Streets was great. The only time I thought he sounded shakey was the 1st few notes of MLK, other than that I thought he sounded fine, as good as the Boston DVD. In fact, I thought he sounded a lot weaker on Bad on the DVD. But lets face it, that song is very challenging for him to sing these days, but he still does it in the original key, unlike SBS & Pride which are played, wisely, in a lower key. Maybe they should do the same with Bad...I've heard great good versions of the tune on this tour, but nothing like the Mid to late 80's period.
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He's hot, he's got a great voice, and most importantly, he's got soul.

The raspiness = sexiness.

He will always be the wonderful Bono, adapting with time and making the best of change.

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Bono's voice was raspy enough at the Super Bowl that it was a bit noticeable--but I would not say that it detracted from the performance or anything. I do worry about his voice a little, though. I hope he's babying it and taking good care of it. He should really take a long break and not sing or talk much but I don't see either of those happening I wonder what his voice will be like at 50--it might not be that good any more, unfortunately. Sting always amazes me, he is 50 and listen to his voice...



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How dare us for noticing that if Bono doesn't take it easy, he could lose his voice completely?

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