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Old 03-01-2002, 12:09 AM   #1
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U2 seemed a bit out of form at the Grammy's

I thought Walk On was kind of slow and it didn't seem to fit too well as an opener. It even looked like Edge was using a different guitar. However, Bono's voice was right on. But it just seemed like the people weren't really behind the performance.

What do you think?
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"Walk On" to me, is a closer....that's how I view it.
I'm glad they opened the show. I liked their choice to play "Walk On", I guess I've heard it so many times, I don't really have an opinion of the Grammy performance.
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I thought Bono's voice was startlingly amazing! The band played awesome, but I don't think it really worked as the first song. Seemed odd to me. Still a great performance from them.. nothing they could have really done better, except I think Edge might have hit a tiny wrong note at one point.
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That performance sounded better than anything I've seen them do on tv in a while, better "sounding" than the Superbowl, Leno, Letterman, even MTV awards, and much better than last years Grammys. I thought it was flawless, where in contrast I found myself picking apart the SB even though I loved it.
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It's a closer to us because we've seen all the shows

I was thinking that too, and it IS that kind of song, but it was what they had to perform and being the greatest got to open the show, that's not a bad thing!
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Are you guys nuts??
That was the best performance on tv in ages!!!

Sheesh!!!!
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except I think Edge might have hit a tiny wrong note at one point.
I agree, heard it too.

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Are you guys nuts??
That was the best performance on tv in ages!!!

Sheesh!!!!
I agree. It was almost better than SNL, almost.

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I agree. It was almost better than SNL, almost.


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Anyone notice Bono's voice crack on "home, hard to say what it is if you never had one..." Seemed like he was very moved.
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As I wrote in another thread, I thought "Walk On" was simply brilliant. This was the best I've heard Bono's voice in ages (at least on TV). His singing reminded me of the R&H days - rich, full and powerful, proving the man can still belt it *IF* he actually takes care of his voice.

Now, was it better than SNL? Definitely better than SNL's "Beautiful Day" - but the sheer energy of "Elevation" (especially from Bono - but the jamming session between Edge, Larry and Adam was outstanding as well), even though Bono didn't have his strong voice, is tough to beat.
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The SNL performance wasn't a result of Bono having a 'soft voice' that night. SNL is notorious for using weak microphones that make the vocals sound quiet or muddled for most rock acts.

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ARE you out of your mind? That performance was the best TV performance I've seen u2 give...Bono's vocals soared on Wednesday and the gospel choir halleleujah's were amazing. I usually pick apart u2 tv performances...but not this one...geez...criticize Bono's speeches, but the performance was awesome
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