U2 songs where the production makes the song - U2 Feedback

Go Back   U2 Feedback > Your Blue Room > Everything You Know Is Wrong > Everything You Know Is Wrong Archive
Click Here to Login
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 12-11-2004, 02:23 PM   #1
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 26
Local Time: 11:46 PM
U2 songs where the production makes the song

I was thinking of compiling a mix of songs that I like because of how they were produced, rather than just the songwriting. The song that made me think of doing this was Wilco-"I Am Trying to Break Your Heart". If you're familiar with the song you know exactly what I mean. The studio production makes that song.

My question is, are there any U2 songs that you feel you like because of how they were made?(songs where the FEEL of the song speaks to you just as much as the lyrics, if not more)

I appreciate Zooropa mainly because I love the way it was produced but I'm curious as to see what everyone else thinks.

chicagopepper is offline  
Old 12-11-2004, 02:34 PM   #2
Blue Crack Supplier
LMP's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 37,609
Local Time: 05:46 PM
I love that sound at the beginning of 'Even Better Than the Real Thing', and basically the entire song. Altho I love the live versions, I think becuz the production was so strong w/ this song *and most of the rest of Achtung* it got me 2 love it

LMP is offline  
Old 12-11-2004, 02:45 PM   #3
Rock n' Roll Doggie
ZeroDude's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Belfast
Posts: 4,953
Local Time: 12:46 AM
One Step Closer, Zooropa, Exit (The Crickets) and UF
ZeroDude is offline  
Old 12-11-2004, 07:43 PM   #4
snutes1's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: kew gardens, NYC, USA
Posts: 317
Local Time: 11:46 PM
I dont know much about producing or mixing or editing. But things such as strings and synth used excessively such that you notice is a sign of bad production. Examples:

Hands that built america. Too much strings
Your blue room. Great song, but It sounds too low and the synth bass (i believe) distract from the song. I think it has to be stripped. But then again that was a concept album of sorts.
snutes1 is offline  
Old 12-11-2004, 07:51 PM   #5
War Child
ADecentMelody's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Denver, CO
Posts: 982
Local Time: 05:46 PM
Zooropa's gotta be on the top of the list. That is such as an awesome song productionally.
ADecentMelody is offline  
Old 12-11-2004, 08:25 PM   #6
Rock n' Roll Doggie
discothequeLP's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 8,095
Local Time: 04:46 PM
All Because of You. I love the electronic 'beeps' (i guess that's what you call them) at the beginning, and at the part before the solo. Great stuff. I also love the wierd-ness in Wake Up Dead Man. putting Van Diemen's Land in there is just plain cool.
discothequeLP is offline  
Old 12-11-2004, 08:30 PM   #7
Blue Crack Addict
anitram's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: NY
Posts: 17,504
Local Time: 06:46 PM
Zooropa came to mind first, although I am sure there are others if I really sat down to think about it.
anitram is online now  
Old 12-11-2004, 08:36 PM   #8
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Lehigh, FL, USA
Posts: 2,296
Local Time: 11:46 PM

If God Will Send His Angels is number one on my list - no doubt. The production literally makes this song.

Red Hill Mining Town is another...
redhill is offline  
Old 12-11-2004, 10:00 PM   #9
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 26
Local Time: 11:46 PM
Originally posted by ADecentMelody
Zooropa's gotta be on the top of the list. That is such as an awesome song productionally.
Agreed. When I thought "well produced U2 song" Zooropa popped in there right away.
chicagopepper is offline  
Old 12-12-2004, 12:12 AM   #10
Blue Crack Supplier
lazarus's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Los Angeles, California
Posts: 40,002
Local Time: 03:46 PM
My initial thought is Some Days Are Better Than Others. The backwards guitar solo is something that is obviously impossible to replicate in the live setting, and the drum sound is very processed as well. The song has a very liquid quality, something I also associate with So Cruel.

The best, and purest element in the song may be Adam's bass playing, but I doubt they could get it to sound that FAT in concert.

While Zooropa (the song) is one of my favorites, some of the sounds on there are a little gimmicky. That's why I would put something like Some Days, or even Lemon ahead of it in terms of production. Lemon is a really amazing piece of work because it's clubby and fun yet really moving emotionally (esp. with the piano work). I think the fact that this is a pretty personal song about Bono's mother (among other things) was lost on a lot of casual listeners, unfortunately.

I think Zooropa as an album is probably U2's finest hour in terms of production. Not having Lanois around to lame things up (and prevent them from REALLY experimenting) let Eno go wild on this one.

The album is STILL ahead of its time, over 10 years later. It sounds like it came from a future that never happened, or something.


lazarus is offline  

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:46 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Design, images and all things inclusive copyright © Interference.com