Yep. Unforgettable Fire is my favorite.
I'll take War/The Unforgettable Fire/Joshua Tree
Good news for U2 fans..
Posted 10 June 2007 - 12:28 PM
Kind of off-topic here, but one of my favorite 'funny' Phish moments is on their first record (Junta). During Icculus Trey is talking, setting up the story , and he sez, "This is.. this is...THIS IS RED ROCKS!!! THIS IS THE EDGE!!!" That always cracks me up.
Posted 10 June 2007 - 02:50 PM
Posted 10 June 2007 - 03:05 PM
Right. They said that up and down for years--that the mixes were rushed. Then they redid them for the 1990-2000 Greatest Hits B-side and the remixes were just terrible. So I kind of think they're full of crap on that.
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.
Posted 11 June 2007 - 09:28 AM
Also agree w/ Sir S, that Rattle & Hum has aged VERY well.
Posted 11 June 2007 - 12:40 PM
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.
All That You Can't Leave Behind could have been a killer EP by just taking the first 6 songs off the album. The second half of that album is absolute garbage. And as soon as I heard "Vertigo," I knew I would never have a reason to listen to this band again.
That said, I am completely hit-and-miss with U2. My intros to the band were Joshua, Achtung, and All That You Can't Leave Behind. I do not like any of those 3 albums all the way through; I find myself skipping tracks frequently. Therefore, I've never felt a desire to check out the rest of their catalogue.
This news about them working with great producers and such does not excite me. As I've said before: "you can dress up shit any way you like, but it's still shit." If the songs aren't there, it doesn't matter what the producer does.
Posted 21 January 2008 - 11:16 AM
U2's 3D Concert Film Debuts At Sundance
January 21, 2008, 8:40 AM ET
After a career playing to sold-out stadiums, U2 did what their fans have done for years -- stood in line to see U2 perform. That concert was "U2 3D," a film of the band's 2005-06 Vertigo tour, shot at several shows in South America with new 3-D technology.
"I was really hoping we weren't crap after all these years. Luckily we weren't," guitarist The Edge told The Associated Press before the band donned plastic glasses to watch the movie's premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on Saturday night.
The Edge, joined by singer Bono, drummer Larry Mullen and bassist Adam Clayton, joked about the absurdity of seeing themselves perform after playing together for more than 30 years.
"It's kind of horrific," to see himself on stage in 3-D, said Bono. "It's bad enough on a small screen. Now you get to see the lard arse 40-foot tall."
The Edge said the 3-D technology allowed "the songs to shine through," though he was surprised to see the chemistry of the band in the details on screen, and how far apart his bandmates were on stage.
"Are you saying you felt lonely up there?" said Bono, smiling. "No, I felt lonely for Larry," The Edge replied. "He likes being on his own," said Bono. "Didn't you bring him back a bottle of water?"
Bono said he loved playing to the enthusiastic audiences of Mexico City, Buenos Aires, and Rio de Janeiro.
"Irish people are essentially Latin people who don't know how to dance," he said. "When people are screaming and roaring and shouting, the humbling thing is to realize it's not really for the band or artist on the stage. It's for their connection with the songs. A song just can own you ... . I think that's why concerts are so powerful. If that song is such a part of your life, and you hear it, it's too much almost."
Bono also expressed hope that the film would allow more people to experience their music, especially teenagers and college students who might not be able to afford the pricey tickets to their sold-out shows.
The band is working with longtime producers Daniel Lanois and Brian Eno on a new album that will merge Lanois' respect for traditional music and Eno's futuristic sound.
"Music like the band had formed on Venus, and somewhere between that is our next album," Bono said. "Where they join, where something feels always existing but you never heard it before, that seems to be what the two of them bring out in us."
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