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Old 10-20-2001, 09:51 PM   #1
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U2's cover of "Won't Get Fooled Again" better than The Who's live version!!!

I think so, but I may be slightly biased

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Old 10-20-2001, 09:57 PM   #2
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hey you!

I agree...now come back, will ya??
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U2's cover was very good. But I'd have a hard time saying it was better than The Who's version.

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At least Roger Daltry can remember the lyrics!
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well, yeah it is, but Roger Daltrey is 50 plus years old.....what do you think Bono's voice will be like in 10 years or so???

Pete Townsend stills kicks ass!!!!
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I wonder why U2 dropped out? According to Pete Towsend's online "diary" Edge was also to play with Bowie on the opener, "Heroes". Too bad!
http://www.petetownshend.com/pr_disp...267&zone=diary
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I have to agree on this with you Jez!!!!!
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I'd have to agree with mikal...who has the best version for obvious reasons...

BTW..THE WHO ROCKED THE HOUSE !!! Those old guys still got it!!..no doubt...Pete and the hand swings...wow...and roger and the mic swinging..sh** they blew me away...!..best part of the show so far..!...hands down!

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It was a ballsy choice of songs; I didn't think they'd do it. They usually aren't that political. I wonder what our war-supporting members think of them doing that song?

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I'd have to agree with mikal...who has the best version for obvious reasons...

BTW..THE WHO ROCKED THE HOUSE !!! Those old guys still got it!!..no doubt...Pete and the hand swings...wow...and roger and the mic swinging..sh** they blew me away...!..best part of the show so far..!...hands down!

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I just watched their performance a coulple of minutes ago, I had taped the concert but I couldn't sit through Backstreet Idiots so I ended up missing. WOW no they completely blew me away. Seriously, probably the only real rock band on the whole bill and they tore the roof they even upstaged McCartney! wow.



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I'm sorry, but...no.

U2's cover version is pretty tremendous, but the original version is one of the five best rock songs of all time. Not even U2 can top it.

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I agree with you wanderer, I also think U2's version of HELTER SKELTER and ALL ALONG THE WATCHTOWER, are superior to the original bands versions.....
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I agree with you wanderer, I also think U2's version of HELTER SKELTER and ALL ALONG THE WATCHTOWER, are superior to the original bands versions.....
Really???? Better than the Beatles and Jimi Hendrix???? I have to disagree with you there!

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Hmm, Hendrix's AATW is way better than U2's version, even though their version kicks ass too.

That's all I'll say on this...no one ever confused me with a rock critic.

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Old 10-21-2001, 09:50 PM   #15
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To me, U2's versions "rock" more than the afore mentioned originals. The originals just don't have the "jump in your face kick" as U2 provides with their re-workings of two very good songs.

Just my opinion, but who am I anyway?
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I think The Who and Hendrix's versions of AATWT and Wont Get Fooled Again were better than u2's, BUT, U2's version of Helter Skelter is much better than the beatles version.
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I have a hard deciding which version I like of AATW--Dylan's or Hendrix's. But U2's is pretty good too. Whatever, they're all good in their own unique way.

I was pissed that Roger didn't sing the last 2 lines of Won't Get Fooled Again. Those are my favorite of the song...kind of sums up all the shit in the song.

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I'm sorry, but...no.
U2's cover version is pretty tremendous, but the original version is one of the five best rock songs of all time. Not even U2 can top it.
Got to agree with Popfly here. U2 always does great covers, but when you hear The Who do "Won't get Fooled Again" you remember who's song it is! They were awesome!

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of course it was.

and their b-side remakes of Beatles songs were better too

come to think of it, they're just the best

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jesus people, when i say U2's cover is better than The Who's live version i mean just what i said, not the original version
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