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Old 02-01-2006, 05:43 PM   #1
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Vertigo...Who is Mick and Andy?

At the intro to vertigo on the milan dvd promo Bono mentions both names. Also he refers to them on the radio one performance in 2004. Who are these guys??
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Old 02-01-2006, 05:48 PM   #2
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He says 'Mike', not Mick.

Mike, Michael, Andy.

Mike Mills (REM)
Michael Stipe (REM)
Andy Kaufman (entertainer like)
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Thanks a lot for that but on the radio performance he clearly says Mick not 'Mike'
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I had no idea what that strange bit Bono was saying was either. It seemed really odd and definitely some sort of inside joke.

However, over the weekend I was in a store and heard the old song "Ballroom Blitz" (by a band called "Sweet") come on the radio. At the beginning of the song, there it was, "Are you ready, Steve, Ah. Andy? Yeah! Mick? OK. Alright, fellas, let's go!".

This is an older song (at least 20+ years old) but it is clearly where Bono got it from. I have no idea why he chose to add it to the Milan performance of Vertigo. (Perhaps just to add fodder for the "trainspotters" as he calls them.) The lyrics to the entire song are below...


Ballroom Blitz
Sweet

Are you ready, Steve? Aha.
Andy? Yeah! Mick? OK.
Alright, fellas, let's go!
Oh it's been getting so hard
Livin' with the things you do to me, aha
Oh my dreams are getting so strange
I'd like to tell you everything I see
Oh, I see a man at the back
As a matter of fact his eyes are red as the sun
And a girl in the corner let no one ignore her
'Cause she thinks she's the passionate one
Oh, yeah, it was like lightning, everybody was frightening
And the music was soothing, and they all started grooving
Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah
And the man at the back said
Everyone attack and it turned into a ballroom blitz
And the girl in the corner said
Boy, I wanna warn ya, it'll turn into a ballroom blitz
Ballroom blitz, ballroom blitz, ballroom blitz
Ballroom blitz
I'm reaching out for something
Touching nothing's all I ever do
Oh, I softly call you over
When you appear there's nothing left of you, aha
Now the man in the back
Is ready to crack as he raises his hands to the sky
And the girl in the corner is ev'ryone's mourner
She could kill you with a wink of her eye
Oh yeah, it was electric, so frightfully hectic
And the band started leaving, 'cause they all stopped breathing
Refrain
Oh yeah, it was like lightning, everybody was frightening
And the music was soothing, and they all started grooving
Refrain
It's it's a ballroom blitz, it's it's a ballroom blitz
It's it's a ballroom blitz, yeah, it's a ballroom blitz
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