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Re: U2

Post by 101reykjavik » 24 Dec 2015, 07:43

I always really enjoyed Discotheque - played it a lot when it first came out. The video was hilarious. If you ever concentrate on Larry you'll see how his dancing is utterly half-hearted throughout. He didn't sign up for dressing like the Village People when he formed that band back in the mid 70s. :lol:
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Post by AdvertBreak » 24 Dec 2015, 14:21

I love that bit when he's about to crack up :lol:

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Post by Mallard No. 22 » 30 Dec 2015, 19:35

I remember 'Discotheque' when it came out....but just had to look up when it was.... :mrgreen:

I see it was the second number one after 'Beetlebum'.
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Post by AdvertBreak » 04 Jan 2016, 01:04

^ A good time for chart music 8-)

Anyway, I always forget how brilliant All I Want is You is. Many of U2's lesser known ballads are definitely up their with the likes of One and WIWY, and this is undoubtedly one of those. A purely cinematic, goosebumpy heck of a record. I'm prety sure it's better than all the other originals on Rattle and Hum combined.

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Post by KingLouieLouie76 » 04 Jan 2016, 02:06

Also "Sweetest Thing" still sends shivers down my spine to this very day...One of my absolute fave ballads by them...that w/"One" and then I must listen to "Beautiful Day" immediately after as well.... Just all remarkable tracks indeed!
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Post by Mallard No. 22 » 06 Jan 2016, 07:49

Yes, I like 'The Sweetest Thing'. I don't think it had the right vibe for the late 80s, it was much more attuned to its 1998 single release, when its 'classic 70s sound' was in vogue.
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Post by KingLouieLouie76 » 07 Jan 2016, 22:52

Mallard No. 22 wrote:Yes, I like 'The Sweetest Thing'. I don't think it had the right vibe for the late 80s, it was much more attuned to its 1998 single release, when its 'classic 70s sound' was in vogue.
I completely agree w/you! That certainly was a time in which the music industry was embracing the late 60s- early 70s... Currently, several bands are reverting back to the 80s....

Ironically, I just heard today, "the Sweetest Thing" for the first time in years and it still sounds just as fresh today as it did then....that's the case with most of U2s catalog....
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Post by DK42 » 13 Jan 2016, 15:50

I enjoy them and they're definitely a damn good band in their own right. They're certainly no slouch in the live department either. Unfortunately, after Pop, they descended into mediocrity and churned out some of the most MOR/dad rock music out there. But Achtung Baby and Zooropa are both big highlights for me. They receive flak, some of it deserving (mostly due to Bono), but they also inspire ridiculous amounts of hatred. I am hopeful they can make exciting music once again, but still skeptical. They seem to be too concerned with being the biggest band in the world (really since 2000), i.e. selling albums/singles and staying relevant. Sure that's fine to some extent I guess, but it definitely affects the quality of the music. Granted they always wanted to be big, but they definitely handled it better in the past.

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Post by AdvertBreak » 13 Jan 2016, 16:03

Another fan of the 90s stuff! :D
The Edge and Brian Eno said last week that their next album Songs of Experience sounds like Zooropa, which is promising
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Post by Mark72 » 13 Jan 2016, 21:14

SOE has danger mouse as producer too, It sounds promising.
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Post by 101reykjavik » 13 Jan 2016, 22:27

A new Zooropa would be great. I wonder if they still have in them though.
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Post by AdvertBreak » 14 Jan 2016, 18:44

My new list of the top 10 strange U2 promotional items
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Post by Mark72 » 15 Jan 2016, 19:27

AdvertBreak wrote:My new list of the top 10 strange U2 promotional items
https://moonrakerblabbering.wordpress.c ... -oddities/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
The Inflatable trabbie looks awesome!!
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Post by AdvertBreak » 15 Jan 2016, 19:36

Its one of the ones I want the most. 8-) Probably very hard to find though lol

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Post by Mark72 » 29 Jan 2016, 23:45

Always though lemon from Zooropa had a touch of Bowie to it

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