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Old 11-16-2001, 01:22 PM   #1
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What about U2 really does it for you??

Is it their "message", the music, or something else...what is it?

I'm curious. Feel free to be long-winded if ya want.

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Old 11-16-2001, 01:34 PM   #2
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Their passion, their love for their country, their attitude and the message they are sending the world.

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Thats a tough, but good queston! I think its both their message and the air they have about them. You could tell right off, even during the ZooTV days, they were absolutely genuine people. They didn't ever seem to loose themselves in that "rock and roll" life style. Always stayed grounded, and knew what was important to them.

I always just seemed to connect with them and their music. I think their music really forces you to look inside yourself and find what the particular song means to you. Its a great gift to be able to bring that out in people..
They are truely gifted artists...
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Old 11-16-2001, 06:45 PM   #4
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It's the music. There are at least 3 things that U2 has, that their MUSIC has, that other bands do not. Or at least not in the mega quantities that U2 has it:
Their POWER, their PASSION, and above all, their SPIRIT.

There is just something very magical and supernatural about them. Its true God given greatness. Of course...
Their personality and their good looks dont hurt, either.

Look...look what you've done to me...You've made me poor and infamous, and I thank you...

My name is MISS MACPHISTO...I'm tired and i want to go HOME...

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Old 11-17-2001, 12:26 AM   #5
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It has to be the Soul. And how they've always seemed to tell the critics to kiss their arses (did they do that with ATYCLB? ... ur, I don't think so).


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Bono's fearlessness in not being afraid to fail miserably - or as he used to say "trying and maybe failing, but at least trying".
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This should be a short list:
- U2 are one of the few groups with a "real" message that not focuses on beauty, dancing or such crap
- U2 have more classics to list
- U2 were friends, are friends and will ever be. Forever.
- They did so much with their music, took part in numerous charity records and festivals
- they write their own tunes. This seems to be no special point but have a look on the charts and see how many covers are lurking there...
- Since 1978 their line-up is the same
- They had the balls to "chop down the Joshua tree"

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Bono's voice, and his hotness!
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I like them for helping "Drop the Debt".
I like them for the first U2 song I heard; it was God Part II.
Some songs for the message, some for the music. I like the guitar style of the Edge. I like their energy at concerts, especially the last tour. Their humor.
They should, by the way, not buy half Dublin.
They should, even more important, talk Jimmy Interscope into not supporting Clear Channel. Maybe other companies could follow.

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