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Old 08-13-2013, 02:31 AM   #141
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U2 are at their best when they don't care about the hit single. Since they made Thrill Me Kiss Me, which was a hit non sounding U2 song, though it seems they want one non sounding U2 commercial hit per album. ATYCLB is an excellent album. Elevation though, singing about a mole just brings it down a notch. HTDAAB is their worst album ever made but Vertigo is like Elevation #2. However it's much better. Get on Your Boots could have been great but parts of is suck, You dont know how beautiful you are.
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OK, here's something interesting.

Years ago (back in Pop Mart times) a composite company near me was asked to quote & manufacture the cocktail sticks & arch for the popmart stage. The only reason I found out about it was that I copied the plans they used to quote from & they had the U2 logo on them.

Unfortunately, the composite company no longer exists, but many of the employees where 'swallowed up' into another composite company, & then again, blah blah etc etc.

Well, it just so happens that a friend of mine works for this now re-owned re purposed company & he told me that in July they were asked to 'tender' for a job & again it had the U2 logo on it. He said the items in the drawing were 'very' non descriptor like arc shaped beams (or something) but not that big. Possibly part of an interlocking structure. The only interesting thing was that the tender deadline was September the 13th. The reason the date was so pertinent was that it is a Friday, as in 'unlucky Friday 13th'.

Make of it what you will, (& I know most will be thinking, another friend of a friend crapola) but, 'perhaps' there are things afoot behind the iron curtain
Interesting rumor, thanks for sharing.
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One last thought....Rattle & Hum is pretty weak and that was put together during their pinnacle of success and prosperity 87-93. So yeah , cut the boys a break.
I must take serious umbrage here Hawkmoon, Heartland, Desire, AoL, GP2, AIWIY are astronomically better songs than 90% of what U2 cooked up in the entire 00s. R&H also happens to be the third best-selling U2 album of all time. Right now, U2 would kill to have that level of song craftmanship and commercial success.
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I must take serious umbrage here Hawkmoon, Heartland, Desire, AoL, GP2, AIWIY are astronomically better songs than 90% of what U2 cooked up in the entire 00s. R&H also happens to be the third best-selling U2 album of all time. Right now, U2 would kill to have that level of song craftmanship and commercial success.
Totally agree. Take away the live songs and this is a very strong album. Probably their fifth best.
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To come back to the "new" album, I believe it is finished! Now they are enjoying their holidays, not working on anything, biking, getting married, etc...... when they will come back from holidays, the U2 machine will start moving, I'm pretty sure about it. Early september we will hear something. Just my own logical thoughts
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You also have to consider the fact that he has lost his creative magic and can now only try to write what he thinks are classic U2 lyrics.
Have to consider the fact or the possibility?
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For those of us graying at the temples like myself: we tend to soften with age. We don't have the same piss and vinegar we did in the our mid 20s and early 30s. I guess that would also affect ones artistic expression. The fact that the lads are still even trying makes me feel blessed. There are exceptions but even James Hetfield has been crucified by loyal fans for softening up Metallica. If B and the lads read some of this thread often (doubt it) then it's no wonder we get Greatest hits tours so to speak. The know they can't keep the hardcores happy.
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Once the promotion wagon starts up they gotta make a trip out to Vancouver and be interviewed by Nardwuar
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A photon torpedo? Seriously? A self propelling, underwater beam of light? Nice try but that's impossible.
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And if U2 EVER did Hawkmoon live....and the version from the Lovetown Tour, my uterus would leave my body and fling itself at Bono - for realz.
Don't worry baby, it's gonna be all right. Uncertainty can be a guiding light...
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SCUBA, on the other hand, can never be full explained. He's an enigma.
Nah. NSW is just a douchebag, that's all. We all wish we could put him in a SCUBA suit and dump him on the ocean floor.
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If U2 doesn't release an album soon, I'm going to sue them for driving me to finally walk myself right on into a permanent banning from this...cesspool.

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For those of us graying at the temples like myself: we tend to soften with age. We don't have the same piss and vinegar we did in the our mid 20s and early 30s. I guess that would also affect ones artistic expression. The fact that the lads are still even trying makes me feel blessed. There are exceptions but even James Hetfield has been crucified by loyal fans for softening up Metallica. If B and the lads read some of this thread often (doubt it) then it's no wonder we get Greatest hits tours so to speak. The know they can't keep the hardcores happy.
I agree with this to one extent, and disagree to another...

I fully understand that bono will be writing less about teenage angst and the loss of his mother and more about parenthood, marriage and old guy stuffs.

Where I disagree is with the political aspects of bono's lyrics... the band of Sunday Bloody Sunday, New Year's Day, Bullet The Blue Sky, etc. haven't written a powerful political song since Please in 1997... in the middle of an incredibly changing and controversial political and socioeconomic climate.

In that sense, I believe, as most do, that Bono's political work has softened the edge of his political lyrics.
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the band of Sunday Bloody Sunday, New Year's Day, Bullet The Blue Sky, etc. haven't written a powerful political song since Please in 1997...
They could really use one of these right now..and I couldn't agree more, there's plenty to write about.
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They could really use one of these right now..and I couldn't agree more, there's plenty to write about.
Love and Peace or Else?
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For those of us graying at the temples like myself: we tend to soften with age. We don't have the same piss and vinegar we did in the our mid 20s and early 30s. I guess that would also affect ones artistic expression. The fact that the lads are still even trying makes me feel blessed. There are exceptions but even James Hetfield has been crucified by loyal fans for softening up Metallica. If B and the lads read some of this thread often (doubt it) then it's no wonder we get Greatest hits tours so to speak. The know they can't keep the hardcores happy.
some people will never give up on the idea that U2 can has to release an album where every song sounds like Exit in order to be great again
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Love and Peace or Else?
Love and peace or else turned into a pretty cool live song... but has zero balls.
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Love and Peace or Else?
Nah, toothless (and quite boring) rhetoric. Ditto Crumbs. Those two numbers could have made very pointed statements (and, yes, Native Son as well), but got lyrically castrated. Whether or not Bono was aware of it, there's no doubt he compromised his voice by hobnobbing with too many power players.
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Whether or not Bono was aware of it, there's no doubt he compromised his voice by hobnobbing with too many power players.
Let's just repeat that one so that Bono is sure to see it when he catches up on this thread today.
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Love and peace or else turned into a pretty cool live song... but has zero balls.
Love and Balls or else?
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I agree with this to one extent, and disagree to another...

I fully understand that bono will be writing less about teenage angst and the loss of his mother and more about parenthood, marriage and old guy stuffs.

Where I disagree is with the political aspects of bono's lyrics... the band of Sunday Bloody Sunday, New Year's Day, Bullet The Blue Sky, etc. haven't written a powerful political song since Please in 1997... in the middle of an incredibly changing and controversial political and socioeconomic climate.

In that sense, I believe, as most do, that Bono's political work has softened the edge of his political lyrics.
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