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Old 10-15-2002, 06:29 PM   #21
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While I wouldn't go so far as saying they raped the song, in my opinion the original version is MUCH better. It's got waaaay more attitude and swagger. This version is too polite and straightforward. It is less cluttered sonically, but even with the clutter the original is much more interesting for me.

I hope the other remixes actually do justice to the originals...

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Old 10-15-2002, 06:35 PM   #22
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I dunno, it's different....

Maybe I need a few listens and see if it grows on me.

The Boom Chas are what make it fun to sing along to.

Like Dieman said..it sounds too stripped down

"....But all I ever hear from you is "
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It sounds sillier somehow without the "Boom chas."
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Originally posted by *BOOMCHAA!*




<----Boomcha fan, obviously
I miss the boom chas as well. I think it's a good remix though. Definintely closer to the live version. I prefer the POP version but I'm glad they are putting remixes on the Best Of just for something different. I'm really looking forward to the "Gone" remix. I'm thinking that one will better the album version.
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You can also download the Remix Promo:

http://www.u2world.com/audio/01-u2-d...c273dcbc2e2271-Discotheque Hexidecimal Mix

http://www.u2world.com/audio/02-u2-e...c273dcbc2e2271Even Better thanthe Real Thing Perfecto Mix

Lemon Jeep Mix

http://www.u2world.com/audio/04-u2-m...c273dcbc2e2271Mysterious Ways Solar Plexus Mix

http://www.u2world.com/audio/05-u2-s...c273dcbc2e2271-Salome Zooromancer Mix
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Old 10-15-2002, 07:33 PM   #26
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Pop was their experimentation with dance, loops, bells and whistles. Discotheque was rich and full, but now sounds bare and stripped down like some of you said. It definitely feels more like rock than a cool dancing tune. Nothing wrong with rock, but a name like "Discotheque" commands something beyond rock. I miss the pizzazz.

I'm disappointed.

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Old 10-15-2002, 08:36 PM   #27
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I know the internet version is pretty low-quality ... but I definitely like the original version better. This one seems kind of sad without the boom-chas, somehow. And yeah, hello Bono's voice, d' ya think I could hear some instruments now? Ah, I know it'll probably sound better on the CD. But still.
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Old 10-15-2002, 08:57 PM   #28
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it's ok, I still think the PopMart version is superior to any of the studio mixes

I like the guitar sound, but they've stripped away most of the song underneath it, too bad, could have been a great mix
send lawyers, guns and money...
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Damn right you are. The Popmart version rocks and pops and does God knows what else.
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Oh yeah, btw, Mirrorball Girl, Wilco KICKS ASS. I especially love "Kamera".
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sorry, I don't like what they are doing. The new mix is nowhere near the original; and it's like they're saying to people "no, really, we weren't that bad on pop; just listen to this remix..."

just let it be is what they should've done and moved on...no apologies and no remixes.
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Big Grin

Originally posted by tomtom
Oh yeah, btw, Mirrorball Girl, Wilco KICKS ASS. I especially love "Kamera".
I listened to the webcast from Washington D.C. tonight.

And JOFO, I pretty much agree with what you said. What happened to "We've never made a crap album" and "The only people who had a problem with Pop were the Americans"? Not that this proves the boys think Pop is bad ... only that they think it could have been better. But their current definition of "better" does not seem to be mine.
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Old 10-16-2002, 12:04 AM   #33
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I look at these new mixes as "remixes." i don't look at it as if the band is saying "okay, these are the new final versions of the songs." "pretend pop never happened."
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I like the beginning... I think it's an improvement, but they should have left the later part of the song as it is, IMHO.
I don't see anything wrong with remixing the songs- we already have the original versions. And if the mixes are any better, they may make new listeners pay more attention... perhaps consider buying Pop....
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im liking the way bono gets sorta echoey and his ahhhhs last on a bit. whats he saying in that part we've never heard before?!@!!!! that part is new, and i LURVE NEW so its good just to hear it for that!

but yeah lets remember kids, its just a remix. the original has the boom chas, this doesn't. no big deal.

although....if youre looking at it as a best of the 90s...maybe it does matter as they are putting this up as the best. hmmmm..im going to ponder that one some more.
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Oooh, I like it, I like it a lot! Not sure if it's necessarily better than the original, but personally I don't miss the "boom-cha" at all,
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Well done Mike Hedges (whoever you are) for making this song sound like a rather poor attempt at a demo from an amateur highschool band. Round of applause.
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All I have to say its sounding like a cover version of U2 song called Discotheque. I must admit I like variations, but U2 doesnt have to bother doing these things.
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Old 10-16-2002, 08:31 AM   #39
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The Original is better , much better , this lame version is too weak and sounds too poopy like all new material of U2 from year 2000 ( except MDH soundtrack that's where they were a rock band ) .
I expect the same from " new " Numb , Gone , Staring At The sun
less alternative , less rock , more sounds ala Madonna style .
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I have a kareoke CD that has Disoctheque, and it has the option of listening to the "choir" sing the song...in case you don't know how it goes...anyway...my friends and I always used to laugh at this half-assed attempt at pulling off the song...the even left out some of the boom-cha's...

And I am sorry to say it...but this new version of Discotheque sounds just like that CD...this is the most half-assed attempt at a remix I have ever seen...I'm all for remixes, but give me a break...it sounds like Bono is bored half the time...

Give me the bells and whistles anyday...here's hoping the Hexidecimal remix from the B-sides is much better.

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