war appreciation thread! - 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 09-01-2002, 12:13 PM   #1
Paper Gods
Forum Administrator
 
KhanadaRhodes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: a vampire in the limousine
Posts: 60,682
Local Time: 01:52 AM
war appreciation thread!

you don't really hear people talk a lot about this album. this was the album that, along with the live album under a blood red sky, closed the first chapter of U2. some of the songs on here were insprired by bono's new bride, ali. it also showed U2 taking a more political stance, and looking outside of themselves, and not just writing songs about them.

this album is flawed in some ways, as many would note it has the refugee and red light on it. i don't hate these songs as much as some do, i don't see what's wrong with them, really. but it has seconds on it, one of my top five U2 songs. and it has classics like sunday bloody sunday and new year's day. what more could you want?
__________________

__________________
KhanadaRhodes is offline  
Old 09-01-2002, 12:40 PM   #2
Rock n' Roll Doggie
FOB
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 8,800
Local Time: 08:52 AM
And for the third time today: That album is brilliant.

Boy, October and War are a big chapter in U2's history and I could hardly live without Like A Song... . It showed already pretty early that U2 CAN do real and better music than other artists in this age.

These appreciation threads rule.
__________________

FallingStar is offline  
Old 09-01-2002, 02:14 PM   #3
Refugee
 
scatteroflight's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: a dream landscape
Posts: 1,736
Local Time: 06:52 AM
War was the first U2 album I bought (that was in 1994, when I was 15, by the way). The sound is kind of harsh, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. Sunday Bloody Sunday and New Year's Day are powerful, spine-chilling classics. Seconds is simply eerie. Like a Song is incredibly powerful, loud and beautiful. Two Hearts is romantic, dancey, fun, heartbreaking. Surrender, another great eerie song. And 40--U2 will never have a better concert closer. As for Refugee and Red Light, for starters, I think Refugee is notably worse than Red Light. The classification of Red Light as the worst U2 song ever is another one of those stupid traditions among U2 fans. It's not bad at all, and the trumpet solo is sexy I don't seem to listen to this album as much as I once did, but it will always be important to me. After all, Sunday BLoody Sunday and New Year's Day, combined, were the songs that pushed me over the edge from being a U2 appreciator of several years to being a major U2 fan.
scatteroflight is offline  
Old 09-01-2002, 05:38 PM   #4
Rock n' Roll Doggie
VIP PASS
 
Bono's shades's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: The back of beyond
Posts: 5,038
Local Time: 01:52 AM
In my opinion War doesn't have a single weak track. I even like Refugee and Red Light! This album was an amazing accomplishment for four guys still in their early 20s. It was a huge step forward for them. Up until that time they were just a promising young band, but War showed what they were truly capable of.
Bono's shades is offline  
Old 09-01-2002, 06:17 PM   #5
Rock n' Roll Doggie
Band-aid
 
wertsie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: on a country road...
Posts: 4,752
Local Time: 01:52 AM
I love War. I can listen to it from Sunday Bloody Sunday through "40" without feeling tempted to hit the skip button.

So many great songs, especially NYD, SBS, and "40."

A masterpiece!
wertsie is offline  
Old 09-01-2002, 06:25 PM   #6
Refugee
 
OzAurora's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: The Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia
Posts: 1,612
Local Time: 05:52 PM
I love War and it is my favourite U2 album, I bought it in 1993 after lending my friend's copy that she had on vinyl and this album really reminds me of the lead up to the Zoomerang concert that I saw in November of that year, I love every song on this album and I have never understood why Red Light and the refugee get so much of a bagging a lot of the time, I think they are great songs- Drowning Man in my opinion is a better ballad type of song than 'One' and Surrender is just awesome- the sweeping Edge guitar is beautiful....I love everything about this album from the cover artwork right through to the end and '40', what more can I say this is a masterpiece

Iwar
OzAurora is offline  
Old 09-01-2002, 06:28 PM   #7
Rock n' Roll Doggie
Band-aid
 
wertsie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: on a country road...
Posts: 4,752
Local Time: 01:52 AM
Oh, yeah...and this is the only album I have on vinyl so far. I hung it up on my wall. LOVE it!
wertsie is offline  
Old 09-01-2002, 07:00 PM   #8
ONE
love, blood, life
 
adamswildhoney's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Somewhere in NorCal
Posts: 10,333
Local Time: 10:52 PM
I War! Its a great album!
adamswildhoney is offline  
Old 09-01-2002, 11:07 PM   #9
Blue Crack Addict
 
Moonlit_Angel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: In a dimension known as the Twilight Zone...do de doo doo, do de doo doo...
Posts: 20,291
Local Time: 01:52 AM
After hearing some of U2's very early stuff from this album, along with "Boy", "October", and "The Unforgettable Fire"...I gotta say...their early stuff was really good. And there's lots of great songs on "War". "New Year's Day" is a classic, as is "Sunday Bloody Sunday"-man, the lyrics in "Sunday Bloody Sunday" are just......wow. There's so much anger and passion and worry and sadness in those lyrics...it's an incredible song (my dad says that's his favorite U2 song-it's definitely one of my absolute favorites). It's one of those songs that I listen to and go, "My sentiments exactly".

"Seconds" is very interesting, as is "Like A Song". And "Two Hearts Beat As One" and "Surrender" are just plain cool. And "The Refugee"...I like that song. Kinda neat.

Yeah..."War" is just awesome. That's all there is to it.

Now I'm gonna have to go listen to those songs.

Angela
Moonlit_Angel is online now  
Old 09-02-2002, 01:20 AM   #10
Blue Crack Addict
 
DaveC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: mar-a-lago delenda est
Posts: 21,096
Local Time: 02:52 AM
My dad loves New Year's Day. And he likes SBS too.

This is important because anything else I ever listen to (including all other U2) is crap to him.

But he loves New Year's Day (especially the bass line).

This instantly classifies War as a classic.
DaveC is online now  
Old 09-02-2002, 02:28 AM   #11
Babyface
 
bunz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 12
Local Time: 01:52 AM
war appreciation

My addiction to U2 all started with this album. Once I heard it, well, there was no going back!

Bunz.
bunz is offline  
Old 09-02-2002, 05:00 PM   #12
Acrobat
 
Shine * Like* Stars*'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: the summer night
Posts: 349
Local Time: 01:52 AM
I love War! It's such a hard driving album! Those who are starving for anger and angst from U2, this is your album! NYD and SBS are among the greats of history! Bono looked damn hot in those Red Rocks boots!
Shine * Like* Stars* is offline  
Old 09-02-2002, 07:17 PM   #13
Rock n' Roll Doggie
 
Hallelujah Here She Comes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Minneapolis
Posts: 3,528
Local Time: 01:52 AM
Quote:
Originally posted by Bono's shades
In my opinion War doesn't have a single weak track. I even like Refugee and Red Light! This album was an amazing accomplishment for four guys still in their early 20s. It was a huge step forward for them. Up until that time they were just a promising young band, but War showed what they were truly capable of.
I agree. I remember the first time I really sat down to listen to War. I knew the obvious songs like New Year's Day and SBS, but beyond that it was all new for me. I was completely bowled over. Seconds, Drowning Man, Like a Song, Surrender, Drowning Man, Two Hearts, 40, Drowning Man, hell, all of them (did I mention I like Drowning Man?). This is what great rock & roll sounds like. One of my favorite U2 albums, as well as one of my favorite albums period. Love it.
Hallelujah Here She Comes is offline  
Old 09-02-2002, 09:53 PM   #14
New Yorker
 
AvsGirl41's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Denver, Colorado
Posts: 2,948
Local Time: 11:52 PM
Quote:
Originally posted by Hallelujah Here She Comes


I agree. I remember the first time I really sat down to listen to War. I knew the obvious songs like New Year's Day and SBS, but beyond that it was all new for me. I was completely bowled over. Seconds, Drowning Man, Like a Song, Surrender, Drowning Man, Two Hearts, 40, Drowning Man, hell, all of them (did I mention I like Drowning Man?). This is what great rock & roll sounds like. One of my favorite U2 albums, as well as one of my favorite albums period. Love it.
I love Drowning Man too! I think that song is just gorgeous in it's simplicity.

New Year's Day is also a favorite of mine. I would have to say it took me longer to get into "War" then say, "The Joshua Tree" but I really do admire it. There's some amazing music on there.

Elisabeth
AvsGirl41 is offline  
Old 09-02-2002, 10:50 PM   #15
Rock n' Roll Doggie
VIP PASS
 
madonna's child's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: NYC
Posts: 5,567
Local Time: 02:52 AM
War is awesome! It's my third favorite U2 album!

I especially enjoy New Year's Day, Two Hearts Beat as One, Drowning Man, and (of course) Sunday Bloody Sunday.
madonna's child is offline  
Old 09-03-2002, 04:54 PM   #16
Blue Crack Addict
 
Moonlit_Angel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: In a dimension known as the Twilight Zone...do de doo doo, do de doo doo...
Posts: 20,291
Local Time: 01:52 AM
Quote:
Originally posted by DaveC
My dad loves New Year's Day. And he likes SBS too.

This is important because anything else I ever listen to (including all other U2) is crap to him.

But he loves New Year's Day (especially the bass line).

This instantly classifies War as a classic.
Really?

Wow.

My dad's not like your dad-my dad likes U2's music in general.

Angela
__________________

Moonlit_Angel is online now  
 

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 01:52 AM.


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