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Old 02-11-2006, 08:54 PM   #1
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Would HTDAAB become even more kick ass if arranged like Pop?

KICK ASS OPENING TRIO
1. COBL...........Discotheque
2. Vertigo.........Do you feel
3. ABOY............Mofo

Maybe this 'back to guitars after ATYCLB' approach would have been cool?

SLOWER / DOWN TEMPO
4. Sometimes...If God Will
5. Original........Staring at the Sun

Okay, I know these songs can't be compared note for note but they ARE somewhat down-tempo on the respective albums! And I always felt that Sometimes and Original flowed beautifully in concert

SIMILAR PACING
6. Yahweh........Last Night On Earth

Listen to them back to back. The pace in both songs is very similar!

WEIRD / EXPERIMENTAL
7. LAPOE..........Gone / Miami

I had to bunch up Gone and Miami here. They're both too cool to be seperated and this makes it easier to match up a 11 track album with a 12 track one.

THE REST
8. Miracle Drug......The Playboy Mansion
9. Crumbs..............Velvet dress
10.A Man................Please
11. One step..........Wake Up

I don't have a great case here to explain but the bottomline is I do like this new HTDAAB order that I've discovered. And it goes back to my theory that they always make the songs flow better on tour after messing up the order on the albums!

Thoughts?
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Re: Would HTDAAB become even more kick ass if arranged like Pop?

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THE REST


My thought: you've stared at the tracklistings for too long

Actually, I will not dismiss your theory so readily, but I'll need more time to investigate the flow between your comparisons. I'm not sure how I feel about One Step closing the album though.
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6. Yahweh........Last Night On Earth

Listen to them back to back. The pace in both songs is very similar!
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zootles you're thinking too hard again!
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Zoot...'even more kick ass'?

I wasn't aware you thought Bomb was kick ass at all
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In that case, put Fast Cars between AMAAW and OSC!

I don't mean to overanalyze, guys! This was just an observation.


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Zoot...'even more kick ass'?

I wasn't aware you thought Bomb was kick ass at all
uh... I said that so I don't come off as bashing HTDAAB. There's way too much bashing going on as it is and it's getting tiresome. Moreover, I do enjoy listening to the album from start to finish! Just have to be in the right mood for it.

Also, you may find this funny... but I've really been digging LAPOE lately.
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Re: Would HTDAAB become even more kick ass if arranged like Pop?

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...add some life-saving bipass surgery and drastic reconstruction surgery to the proceedure as well and Pop-like greatness may be possible..
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That tracklisting's too top heavy [meaning they're a perfect match.....!] You've got arguably four of the weakest tracks on the album closing the thing and I just couldn't see that tracklisting flowing at all anyway...again, like Pop...
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That tracklisting's too top heavy [meaning they're a perfect match.....!] You've got arguably four of the weakest tracks on the album closing the thing and I just couldn't see that tracklisting flowing at all anyway...again, like Pop...
Okay, whether a track is strong or weak is totally subjective. I happen to think that Miracle Drug and Crumbs are two of the strongest songs on this album.. esp. lyrically!

As for the flow, I think...

a. COBL is a good opener.
b. Vertigo and ABOY go well together.
c. Sometimes and Original go great together!
d. Yahweh is the perfect end to side 1. Think of it as a cassette.
e. LAPOE opens side 2.
f. Miracle Drug and Crumbs flow well.
g. AMAAW whether stand alone or bunched up with Fast Cars sounds pretty neat.
h. OSC is your perfect closer along the lines of 40, MLK and Grace.


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i like how HTDAAB is arranged like HTDAAB! lol
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ABOY followed by SYCMIOYO? Your tracklist fails just for that.
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ABOY followed by SYCMIOYO? Your tracklist fails just for that.
No no no... you're mixing up two different chapters in the album.


Hey! So do you prefer IGWSHA following Mofo???
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Re: Would HTDAAB become even more kick ass if arranged like Pop?

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SIMILAR PACING
6. Yahweh........Last Night On Earth
Yahweh is just the perfect closer to the album. I can't see it sitting anywhere else on the album personally
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wow. someone who actually appreicates the overanalysis of stuff. cool.
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Here's another question. Would Pop be even more kick ass if it was arranged like HTDAAB?

1. Do You Feel Loved?
2. The Playboy Mansion
3. If God Will Send His Angels
4. Miami
5. Gone
6. Discotheque
7. Mofo
8. Please
9. If You Wear That Velvet Dress
10. Wake Up Dead Man
11. Staring At the Sun
12. Last Night On Earth

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See XHendrix24, that's a horrible track order! Further proves my point.


tuwie, who do you mean?
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See XHendrix24, that's a horrible track order! Further proves my point.
I think it's a terrific track order that makes the album much less top-heavy while spacing out the fast-paced and slow-paced songs instead of having a generally fast-paced beginning and a generally slow-paced second half.

But, then again, I would probably take HTDAAB over Pop any day of the week. So that might factor into the equation somewhere.
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I did something similar a few months ago.

Basically through too much obsessive thinking, I decided that Pop and HTDAAB are the same album

http://community.livejournal.com/u2/1683802.html

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No no no... you're mixing up two different chapters in the album.


Hey! So do you prefer IGWSHA following Mofo???
Mofo --> IGWSHA is one of U2's worst transitions ever.
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