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PopFly 01-05-2002 08:40 PM

The 'glowing sunspots' video for SATS is one of my favourite U2 videos of all. If they had played a full-blown version of the song on the PopMart tour, just think of the effects they could've used with the big screen.

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"You gotta love living, baby, 'cause dyin's a pain in the ass."-- Frank Sinatra

Adam: Look guys, I got a Springfield spoon for my spoon collection.
Edge: Oh boy, here we go...
Bono: Wow, how many is that now Adam?
Adam: Nine. If I didn't have my spoons, I'd go insane.
Bono: Can I see it?
*adam gives bono the spoon, bono throws it away*
Adam: My spoon!

U2girl 01-07-2002 02:00 AM

SATS sounds perfect the way it is IMO. My favorite from POP, and one of U2's best videos (with all the light effects).

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be uncool, yes be awkward

ishkash 01-07-2002 03:23 AM

"those that can't do! often have to preach".This truism made a young man from music enthusiastic to "a-narrow-minded-obsessed-one-band-fan".My struggle with being a U2 fan continues.

Music aside, the plain and meandering lyrics of Staring at the Sun presents the contradiction that Bono often speaks about.The song to me is like a river(spirit) making hush noises when it struggels initially through the rocky mountains(Soul).I think this is the bridge between One and Walk On that U2 never seriously build.

Kieran McConville 01-07-2002 03:37 AM

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Originally posted by ishkash:
"those that can't do! often have to preach".This truism made a young man from music enthusiastic to "a-narrow-minded-obsessed-one-band-fan".My struggle with being a U2 fan continues.

Music aside, the plain and meandering lyrics of Staring at the Sun presents the contradiction that Bono often speaks about.The song to me is like a river(spirit) making hush noises when it struggels initially through the rocky mountains(Soul).I think this is the bridge between One and Walk On that U2 never seriously build.

You may be right about that. However I find at least the opening verse of Staring At The Sun among Bono's sexiest and most evocative. Not to mention the undercurrent of uneasiness.

If I have a problem with the song, it's not that the production is 'bad', exactly, but that what I consider the strengths of the track (edge's guitar line, Bono's falsetto) are not sufficiently realised. In other words, on the right track, just not far enough.

"In the shade of a willow tree
creeps a crawling over me..."

Salome 01-07-2002 12:13 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by Dorian Gray:
The more I think about it, the more I agree with Salome
wow, that's a first
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