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Old 12-06-2004, 12:40 PM   #1
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What's wrong with "Wild Honey?"

I see this song gets a lot of critism on these boards, and I can't really understand why.

It's such a light hearted song in the same vein as Sweetest Thing. It's also a sweet song, very much a throwback to 60's type ballads (Brown Eyed Girl for example). Very melodic, very simple. If this song would have been released as a single, I think people would have loved it. It's so not-like-the-usual-U2-song.

My only issue is I never liked the "I was a monkey" line..."Acting like a monkey" would have been better IMO.

What's the problem?
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Old 12-06-2004, 12:45 PM   #2
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I like it, a sweet song, IMO about Ali.

I think with the Sweetest thing and Original of the species we have the trinity of perfect pop by U2.
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It's better than Flower Child...
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I've wondered the same thing about this board, and I really thought that I was the ONLY one who likes the song...I just didn't have the balls to start a thread on it because some are very passionate about hating this song.

After hearing Flower Child on iTunes, a lot Wild Honey haters said it should haave replaced WH on ATYCLB, but I feel that if Flower Child was originally on ATYCLB and WH was released just recently people would feel that Wild Honey is the superior song. I love both songs, and honestly, I've always felt that Wild Honey is one of the more refreshing parts of ATYCLB.
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Yes but Flower Child didn't make it on an album.

I saw them perform it in concert and someone had the words for Bono to read.

I just thought it was a lyrically immature song with a goofy beat to back it.
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i dont really like flower child, but i do like wild honey. is it one of my favorites? no, but i do like it when i hear it
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Oh and I do like Flower Child better but even that is lyrically dumb and too Beatle like.

I don't think either song sounded like typical U2 quality.
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I never understood why this was so hated. It's my favorite song on ATYCLB after BD and Walk On. I love its happy, playful, bouncy, fun tune and cutesy lyrics. It's one of their best melodies ever.
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WTF is Flower Child? I don't have that either
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Old 12-06-2004, 12:58 PM   #10
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Wild Honey was one of the few songs on ATYCLB that I liked from first listen. The others were "growers". I've never understood why it's so disliked here, either.
It's a recurring theme for him in relation to his marriage, I think. That they were destined to be together, and I love it. Probably has a lot to do with the fact that my husband & I feel the same way about our marriage. We were simply meant to be together!
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I don't remember where i read this, though i clearly remember it, but Wild Honey was the last song put on ATYCLB. It went on and Summer Rain came off b/c they felt the album would have been too heavy otherwise, and Wild Honey was put in to lighten the load. I think it succeeded. I can't imagine ATYCLB w/o it, though Flower Child and Summer Rain should have been worked in somewhere
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They should have left Summer Rain and ditched Grace.
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I think that "Wild Honey" is a pretty good song--I don't find anything spectacular in it, but I enjoy it enough. I always thought that the song sounded like a mash-up of late-period David Byrne/Talking Heads and Van Morisson, which I think is a pretty interesting combination. It sounds like a VM tune written by DB. Either way, I don't hate it; it's good, clean fun and I enjoyed something which sounded so not-one-hundred-percent-calculated being on a U2 album. It was refreshing, though admittedly a bit silly/stupid.
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What is wrong with Wild Honey? - Nothing.

It is a fun, Beatlesque sounding folk-pop tune. Way too many ATYCLB haters here. Not U2's best album by far, but still quite good with several classics (if that is possible for an album only 4 years old).
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What is wrong with Wild Honey? - Nothing.

Way too many ATYCLB haters here.
I agree! Now they're bashing the new one too.
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I like Wild Honey just fine. It's not in my top 10 list, but I look at it simply as a good, fun song -- just another flavor in the U2 catalog. Diversity is the spice of life!
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Old 12-06-2004, 03:52 PM   #17
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Wild Honey sidesteps a problem U2 has had since the Boy album........Pretensiousness. Now U2 has done many brilliant things in their career, but they've never been able to match the purity of their emotions that characterizes Boy. Wild Honey is their rare, if not only 'adult' song that captures that kind of purity. The only slight faltering of the song is the part toward the end where they retain in the final mix Bono's voice going hoarse in an obvious attempt to tell us all how spontaneous and pure the song is. One slight succumbing to pretension doesn't derail the fact that Wild Honey is a really great song, though. After all, I've never heard a flawless song by anybody.
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I tend to be pretty critical of ATYCLB but Wild Honey is one of my favorite tracks on it. I didn't like it at first, but I have grown very fond of it. It's a pop song, but a good pop song like Van Morrison or even the Beatles might have written.
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I love this song, haters!
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It's a good song. I quite like it, it reminds me of the summer. I love the middle part when Bono screams the impossible to understand except for the word soul! I shall listen to it now.
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