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Old 02-12-2003, 09:39 PM   #1
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What IS Rattle & Hum about?

PJ: "What's this film about?"
Larry: "It's a musical journey..." [laughter ensues]

Well I guess the band isn't quite sure what that movie was about, but maybe we can come up with some good ideas.

Is this film really "A journey into the heartland of two Americas"? Or is it really just about the music? Does the film even have a theme?

What does everyone think?
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and then adam tries explaining and larry does "the itsy bitsy spider" motions with his hands
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The theme is just the Joshua Tour and the band's ascension to arena-playing rock stars. Also, a celebration of U2 in a live setting.


Oh fuck it. I dunno.
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I have no clue what it's about. It's about a band on tour, that's what it's about. It's a great tour/concert/band movie none-the-less.
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Damn! When I saw the title I was going to be a smartass and say "it's a musical journey."

I think Rattle and Hum is a wonderful look into the life of U2 during that time period. I remember them well from 1987 but I hated U2 with a passion...I'm not going to go there now....anyways for me to see that 13 or 14 years later, whenever it was that I first saw Rattle and Hum, it completely changed my views on U2 from back then and helped me understand even more how this incredible band blew right past me.

That didn't answer the question did it? I have guilt like no other about the lack of U2 in my music filled life so I tend to ramble about what I missed.......
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Right on arw9797, I totally hated U2 for a long time too. Zooropa was the first album of theirs that won me over, then I went crazy and bought them all over a year or 2 period.

Just so everyone knows, U2 is the shiznit. You can quote me on that.
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Just so everyone knows, U2 is the shiznit. You can quote me on that.

oh don't worry, you WILL be quoted


i didn't like u2 for a while cos i thought they were a bad synthisizer pop band...i was all of 3 years old in 1987, so i can't say i remember the joshua tree when it came out...

every single one of my favourite bands i have hated at one point or another. that goes for the beatles, and yes, even the clash...
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Right on arw9797, I totally hated U2 for a long time too. Zooropa was the first album of theirs that won me over, then I went crazy and bought them all over a year or 2 period.

Just so everyone knows, U2 is the shiznit. You can quote me on that.
Um...well unfortunately it took me until 2000 when I bought the Best Of and then about 6 months later ATYCLB for me to see the U2 is the shiznit.
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Here we go again, IWasBored, posting on the same thread at the same time....how weird.
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i wasn't aware that u2 was the shi--how is that spelled again?

ah, shiznit...i didn't realise that until 2000 either...it's a long story...
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shi-how huh? That hippie hair is getting to your brain.
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it'll all (or most of it) be gone tomorrow
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and then adam tries explaining and larry does "the itsy bitsy spider" motions with his hands
LOL, I love that part.

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Oh fuck it. I dunno.
Haha! .

Some of you hated U2 at one time?

I've never hated them. I'd always liked their music (but I just knew them from their popular songs I'd hear on the radio).

Then I heard "Angel Of Harlem", and that was the start of U2 reeling me in as a fan. .

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Some of you hated U2 at one time?

I've never hated them. I'd always liked their music (but I just knew them from their popular songs I'd hear on the radio).

Angela
I still have a hard time hearing U2's Joshua Tree "glory days" singles on the radio (With or Without You, Streets, Havent Found What I'm looking For) .

I really love those songs, I just get sick cause I know there are people out there who think U2 sucks except for those songs. It make me resentful or something. I guess I like most of their recent stuff a lot more than that periods songs.

I just went to Acrobat to Warchild. Yea me.
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angel of harlem can do that to you. i think that's what happened to my little brother...
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LOL, I love that part.



Haha! .

Some of you hated U2 at one time?

I've never hated them. I'd always liked their music (but I just knew them from their popular songs I'd hear on the radio).

Then I heard "Angel Of Harlem", and that was the start of U2 reeling me in as a fan. .

Angela
hmmm...

If you were a teenager in 1987/8, and I was, you either liked U2, REM, INXS, and those types of bands (can't think of who else was around back then) OR you liked the wild heavy metal boys.

Every single person I was friends with and that my older brother was friends with listened to heavy metal and not U2 and the other bands so it was very easy to not like them. But I did have a mind of my own and I could choose for myself who to listen to and I still didn't like U2. I loved INXS but the rest of it sucked. U2 was in your face all of the time and it got old.

That's all I want to say because U2 is the most important music that has ever been in my life. I would be lost without them.
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I still have a hard time hearing U2's Joshua Tree "glory days" singles on the radio (With or Without You, Streets, Havent Found What I'm looking For) .

I really love those songs, I just get sick cause I know there are people out there who think U2 sucks except for those songs. It make me resentful or something. I guess I like most of their recent stuff a lot more than that periods songs.

I just went to Acrobat to Warchild. Yea me.

yeah for being a war child

and those people who only like the JT singles need to get the same kind of ass-kicking that the people who don't appreciate the clash (aka the ones who didn't reply to the clash thread)
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I think Rattle and Hum captures what U2 were about in the late '80s. It also gives those who missed The Joshua Tree tour the chance to see the incredible live performances from that time period.

That's about it. It's not like it's a regular movie with a plot. But I still love it!
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arw9797, i beleive that you posted at the same time as me again...
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and those people who only like the JT singles need to get the same kind of ass-kicking that the people who don't appreciate the clash (aka the ones who didn't reply to the clash thread)
I most definately agree. Ass-kicking here we come.
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