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#1 imsjry

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Posted 08 June 2007 - 02:28 PM

Maybe they WILL make a good album again!



U2 working with Brian Eno again Thu Jun 7, 10:00 AM ET

U2 have been working on new material in Morocco with Brian Eno, they have revealed.

The group are understood to have been in Africa writing songs for the follow-up to 2004's How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb.

They have been joined by long-term collaborators Eno and Daniel Lanois, who have produced some of their most important recordings.

In an online posting, Bono explained how sessions were coming along. "We have no plans for the music yet. We're just going to make it until we can't not put it out!"

Meanwhile, Larry Mullen commented on U2's official website: "It's the first time we've worked with Brian and Dan in a purely songwriting capacity. So it's very different, quite experimental and kind of liberating because of that."

The last "original" piece of music released by U2 was "The Saints Are Coming," a cover of the Skids' classic with Green Day, which was produced by Rick Rubin.

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Posted 08 June 2007 - 02:40 PM

Maybe they WILL make a good album again!
U2 working with Brian Eno again Thu Jun 7, 10:00 AM ET

U2 have been working on new material in Morocco with Brian Eno, they have revealed.

The group are understood to have been in Africa writing songs for the follow-up to 2004's How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb.

They have been joined by long-term collaborators Eno and Daniel Lanois, who have produced some of their most important recordings.

In an online posting, Bono explained how sessions were coming along. "We have no plans for the music yet. We're just going to make it until we can't not put it out!"

Meanwhile, Larry Mullen commented on U2's official website: "It's the first time we've worked with Brian and Dan in a purely songwriting capacity. So it's very different, quite experimental and kind of liberating because of that."

The last "original" piece of music released by U2 was "The Saints Are Coming," a cover of the Skids' classic with Green Day, which was produced by Rick Rubin.


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#3 deepseacatfish

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Posted 08 June 2007 - 03:00 PM

You know, this might be good.

I'm interested to see what Eno does with Coldplay as well...hopefully he's pushing both of these groups, because frankly their music is comfortable, boring, and bland right now.

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Posted 09 June 2007 - 12:14 AM

You know, this might be good.

I'm interested to see what Eno does with Coldplay as well...hopefully he's pushing both of these groups, because frankly their music is comfortable, boring, and bland right now.

yup.

don't get me wrong, i like both these bands, but their last releases were very subpar in my esteem.

parachutes remains one of my favorite albums...it was just way overexposed.

and i've been a casual fan of u2's since i was 8 (joshua tree).

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Posted 09 June 2007 - 12:53 PM

the only u2 albums ive been a huge fan of was their 90's trifecta (achtung/zooropa/pop).

best show opening ever?

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Posted 09 June 2007 - 12:56 PM

For me, it's the three before that - The Unforgettable Fire/Joshua Tree/Rattle and Hum.

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Posted 09 June 2007 - 01:10 PM

For me, it's the three before that - The Unforgettable Fire/Joshua Tree/Rattle and Hum.


dont get me wrong, the 80s stuff is good. but it was awesome when they were pushing boundaries in the 90s. the last 2 are absolute trash, and ive pretty much lost any respect i mite have had for bono.

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Posted 09 June 2007 - 05:17 PM

For me, it's the three before that - The Unforgettable Fire/Joshua Tree/Rattle and Hum.


Got to agree with these three, though I'm one who has loved U2 from the get go--even like the Saints song with Green Day.....really. :thumbup

#9 bjorn_skurj

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Posted 09 June 2007 - 05:47 PM

For me, it's the three before that - The Unforgettable Fire/Joshua Tree/Rattle and Hum.

I'll take War/The Unforgettable Fire/Joshua Tree, but it may be another 20 years before I can listen to the last one on account of all the times I played it 20 years ago.

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Posted 09 June 2007 - 05:47 PM

Just like Bruce, Tom Petty and REM - the early U2 cds - Boy/October/War - sound like shit and really need to be re-mastered. Of course, I own them all so it would mean buying them again.


1980 Boy
1981 October
1983 War
1983 Under a Blood Red Sky
1984 The Unforgettable Fire
1985 Wide Awake in America [EP]
1987 The Joshua Tree
1988 Rattle and Hum
1991 Achtung Baby
1993 Zooropa
1995 Original Soundtracks No. 1 [Passengers]
1997 Pop
2000 All That You Can't Leave Behind
2004 How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb

#11 bjorn_skurj

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Posted 09 June 2007 - 05:50 PM

Oh, I know. What are they waiting for on the remasters anyway? Hillary Clinton's inauguration?

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Posted 09 June 2007 - 05:52 PM

My youngest son just bought Boy today (big U2 fan). I haven't heard it in a while and it sounded a bit dated though still for its time completely original in lyrics and that guitar.

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Posted 09 June 2007 - 05:52 PM

We've had this talk before - I think my early Tom Petty and U2 cds have advertisements for other cds inside them/generic album cover art on the back and spine. That shows how old they are.

I have Boy---->The Joshua Tree on vinyl.

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Posted 09 June 2007 - 06:24 PM

...the last 2 are absolute trash...

i have to disagree with you 50% there. i liked all that you can't leave behind, but i do think that how to dismantle is trash.

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Posted 09 June 2007 - 06:53 PM

I think I am the other way around on that statement also - I thin Bono spends all his time on political matters these days - and very little time on lyrics. Maybe things will be different on this new one. I wish they would get back to writing more political type songs, actually. I loathe Pop/Zooropa - but I do rather like that song Please.

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Posted 09 June 2007 - 07:02 PM

There were plenty of political songs on the latest one, but they lacked any sort of nuance or style.

#17 Analogman

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Posted 09 June 2007 - 08:19 PM

Good point.

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Posted 09 June 2007 - 10:11 PM

I loathe Pop/Zooropa - but I do rather like that song Please.


I've just never understood the hate for these albums. Its totally unjustified. Zooropa, Dirty Day, The Wanderer, Please, Do You Feel Loved, Discotheque, Gone, Last Night On Earth, Mofo...all among their best work. And I hate the fact that they refuse to play ANY of it live.

Their attitude was different back then too. Sure, they dated supermodels, put on stage shows that almost bankrupt them, used alteregos, and wore outrageous clothes, but the whole point was that it was IRONIC. Now, they've totally lost sight of that and actually become what they used to poke fun at.

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Posted 09 June 2007 - 10:29 PM

best show opening ever?

It's certainly one of the best - U2 turning its mirrors on their fans - "this is what we see, okay?" - I think it was the opposite of ironic.

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Posted 10 June 2007 - 08:55 AM

I've just never understood the hate for these albums. Its totally unjustified. Zooropa, Dirty Day, The Wanderer, Please, Do You Feel Loved, Discotheque, Gone, Last Night On Earth, Mofo...all among their best work. And I hate the fact that they refuse to play ANY of it live.

Their attitude was different back then too. Sure, they dated supermodels, put on stage shows that almost bankrupt them, used alteregos, and wore outrageous clothes, but the whole point was that it was IRONIC. Now, they've totally lost sight of that and actually become what they used to poke fun at.


Well, even Larry says Pop was rushed and unfinished or some such thing. I see what your saying though. Maybe it's just one of those deals - like REM - when a band moves away from the sound/lyrics you love, some people get upset. I am one of those people most likely.




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