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Title: U2
Post by: Eeebs on July 15, 2004, 04:16:33 PM
Anyway, I found some random U2 news, I thought I would share here.  U2's unreleased / unfinished album was apparently stolen during the photoshoot for the cover art.

Awww... I feel bad for U2.  Maybe this will cause them to release their album sooner rather than later.  Or maybe it was all an honest mistake??  It's gotta suck, either way.

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NICE, France - An unfinished copy of U2's upcoming CD disappeared from a photo shoot the Irish rock band was attending in the south of France, police said Thursday.

The CD, not scheduled for release until this Fall, vanished Tuesday while the band was in a studio outside the Riviera city of Nice having pictures taken for the album cover.

About 20 people who were present during the photo shoot were questioned by police, who said it was still unclear if the CD's disappearance was accidental or theft.

The finished album is expected to hit music stores next November, with singles planned for release in September.






Title: Re: U2
Post by: Izzy on July 15, 2004, 04:39:42 PM
Why can't Chinese Democracy 'go missing' all of a sudden - it represents our best bet of obtaining it....


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Miz on July 15, 2004, 06:04:35 PM
Izzy, I don't think imaginary things can be stolen... :hihi:


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Evolution on July 15, 2004, 07:40:19 PM
Well things are always found in the place you least expect to find them. so did the police try someone's cd player?? :hihi:



just kidding i like U2. it sucks that they may have to release early and compromise their songs


Title: Re: U2
Post by: NickNasty on July 15, 2004, 08:01:03 PM
Izzy, someone stole your idea  ;D, don't worry though bro, I've got my ski mask and black outfit and tools, just tell me when we're going to malibu and we'll get this record out from under axls matress and out to the world  : ok:


Title: Re: U2
Post by: nevermore on July 17, 2004, 04:45:19 PM

 Now for the “what if” type comment…. What if CD was to disappear mysteriously for no one to ever here… sorry. cruel joke (this not to mean i don't have confidence in CD being released sometimes soon and being amazing... nah)

U2 definitely took some time recording this thing. They also made a lot of comments on how good of a material they have here. This is news, although there aren’t to may details of how this might have happen and it’s also weird that something like would be easy to steal.

One might consider this as just a strange attempt at a publicity stunt, though can’t imagine how they can benefit form it.. at this stage at least.

Again hard to imagine that someone just stole this. It may not be complete bull, but surely there a lot of things that seem at least improbable


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Ignatius on July 17, 2004, 08:38:28 PM



Yeah,I read the news on today's newspaper. Maybe Axl stole it, he is a self-confessed U2 fan :hihi:


Title: Re: U2
Post by: nevermore on July 18, 2004, 01:22:31 AM

 Now for the “what if” type comment…. What if CD was to disappear mysteriously for no one to ever here… sorry. cruel joke (this not to mean i don't have confidence in CD being released sometimes soon and being amazing... nah)

U2 definitely took some time recording this thing. They also made a lot of comments on how good of a material they have here. This is news, although there aren’t to may details of how this might have happen and it’s also weird that something like would be easy to steal.

One might consider this as just a strange attempt at a publicity stunt, though can’t imagine how they can benefit form it.. at this stage at least.

Again hard to imagine that someone just stole this. It may not be complete bull, but surely there a lot of things that seem at least improbable


 what the hell's up with those numbers in my post?!


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Chris Misfit on July 18, 2004, 04:05:03 AM
I think the board is trying to tell you something.


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Dot on July 18, 2004, 08:20:41 PM
I read the other day that this could "delay" the album.....delay?????? shouldn?t it be the other way around?


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Chris Misfit on July 18, 2004, 08:30:01 PM
To be fair, they're Irish.


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Malcolm on July 23, 2004, 09:22:39 AM
U2 plan to release their new songs via the Internet if a stolen CD leaks, BONO has said.

As revealed by NME.COM, the band have been working on the follow-up to ?All That You Can?t Leave Behind? for much of the year. The album, which is said to have a working title of ?Vertigo?, isn?t due until the autumn at the earliest.

During a photo session in Nice, a CD containing some new songs from the forthcoming album went missing.

According to the Daily Telegraph: "If it is on the Internet this week, we will release it immediately as a legal download on iTunes, and get hard copies into the shops by the end of the month. It would be a real pity. It would screw up years of work and months of planning, not to mention f**king up our holidays. But once it's out, it's out."

The CD that was stolen belonged to guitarist The Edge, who said that it "doesn?t seem credible" that it could have been taken.

Band manager Paul McGuiness added: "The recording of this album has been going so well. The band is so excited about its release. It would be a shame if unfinished work fell into the wrong hands."

Lucian Grainge, chairman and CEO of Universal Music Group UK, added: "This matter is of great concern to us. As the missing CD is our property we are very keen to find it as soon as possible. The French police are being extremely helpful in this regard."

Do you know who has the CD? If so, NME.COM will pass it onto the band for you, no questions asked. E-mail details tonews@nme.com.



Title: Re: U2
Post by: pilferk on July 23, 2004, 11:54:40 AM
Another article on this:

http://www.wired.com/news/culture/0,1284,64310,00.html


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Dot on July 24, 2004, 10:47:31 AM
I feel bad for the band, hopefully it won?t leak, if I was the one with the cd in my hands, I wouldn?t share it with anyone at all. Can you imagine...you being the only one in the world, except for the band and their collaborators, with new U2 stuff?


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Mr Cowbell ? on July 29, 2004, 12:32:13 AM
Atleast they are not gonna put up with the BULLSHIT and if it leaks they are gonna beat this punk's ass to the punch.  I think U2's true fans will wait and Buy the real copy


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Christos AG on July 31, 2004, 04:56:22 AM
Atleast they are not gonna put up with the BULLSHIT and if it leaks they are gonna beat this punk's ass to the punch.? I think U2's true fans will wait and Buy the real copy

I'm a true U2 fan.

I've got all of their albums (original, not copies) and some rare stuff.

But if I can listen to the new album 4 months earlier, I'll download it. That doesn't mean that I won't buy it. I always support the bands I love.

It might be a good thing for their music. Maybe more people will listen to the album and then buy it. People that didn't like U2 that much...


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Izzy on July 31, 2004, 06:25:55 AM
If it was going to leak it would have done so already - i think they've got away with it



Title: Re: U2
Post by: SLCPUNK on August 01, 2004, 12:31:27 PM
Turns out...Oprah had it the whole time....

She can be a real prankster some times.... :hihi:


Title: Re: U2
Post by: MR.BROWNSTONE on August 24, 2004, 12:24:08 AM
Nov. 23 is going to be a beautiful day for U2 fans.

Bono and the boys have announced plans to release their still untitled album in the U.S. then, a day after it drops in the U.K. The first single, "Vertigo," will hit radio on Sept. 24, while a video for the song will debut in October.

U2's 11th studio album, produced by Steve Lillywhite, is the follow-up to their multiple Grammy-winning 2000 disc, All That You Can Leave Behind. Besides "Vertigo," other song titles rumored to be on the Irish rockers' set include "Tough" and "Full Metal Jacket."

The band has been previewing tracks to select music industry types, and the buzz has been tremendous. Time magazine's Josh Tyrangiel says the new CD "is just full of confident, expansive guitar rock from the masters of the form. All the old tricks--the Edge's echoing guitar notes,Larry Mullen Jr.'s martial snare--still work...[Bono] has enormous assuredness, and the occasional cracks in his voice make the bad-relationship songs (and, as always, there are quite a few) darker and more dramatic."

U2 fan site @U2 quotes VH1 Senior Vice President Bill Flanagan saying, "It's the best album they have ever done. It's going to knock [listeners] out." And British rock writer Neil McCormick tells Hot Press magazine that "Vertigo" "is like the early U2 pumped up in the 21st century, a really exciting record."

The album's release will apparently not be impacted by the disappearance of early version of the album. A compact disc containing unmixed versions of the tracks went missing from a recording studio in Nice, France, in July, prompting worries that the songs could be leaked to the Internet, potentially costing the quartet, arguably the most popular rock band in the world, and its label, Interscope, millions in lost revenue.

With French investigators still not finding what they're looking for, Bono told London's Daily Telegraph that the group may try and head off such a disastrous leak by making the album available early as a legal download on Apple's iTunes should file-swappers get their hands on it.

"If it is on the Internet this week, we will release it immediately as a legal download on iTunes, and get hard copies into the shops by the end of the month," the singer said. "It would be a real pity. It would screw up years of work and months of planning, not to mention f--king up our holidays. But once it's out. It's out."

A cursory scan of the major music-swapping sites haven't turned up any of the MIA tracks.

For now, the album will be on shelves--and iTunes--in November, with a U.S. tour slated for the spring.

Source: Yahoo News


Title: Re: U2
Post by: DemocracyRose on August 24, 2004, 01:39:47 AM
Axl could learn something here.... :P

Great for U2 fans and me...

Think about it, take the little word "U2" out of text, and replace it with GNR.... :rofl:


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Izzy on August 24, 2004, 12:39:48 PM
My copy is already reserved - i really hope they have gone back to the style they were doing in the 80's - there stuff over the last 10 years has been so bland, where did the guitars go?


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Dot on August 24, 2004, 09:52:57 PM
I really doubt they can go back to their early style but I hope they get close. I was listening to U2 today, specially 2 songs, very underrated by the way and thank God, Electrical Storm("you are in my mind all of the time, I know that?s not enough"....how much love you have to feel to say that!!!!???) and The Ground Beneath Her feet(that song makes me feel like I?m in love even if I?m not).


Title: Re: U2
Post by: GnFnR87 on August 24, 2004, 10:03:32 PM
my favorites are The Joshua Tree, The Unforgettable Fire, and All That You Can't Leave Behind. I really dont know what to expect from them but lets hope this album is good : ok:


Title: Re: U2
Post by: J? on September 05, 2004, 07:07:09 PM
So the new album is dropping November, anyone remember when the single is coming out in September. I'm pumped I'm guessing Vertigo is the first new single, still no name for the album yet. But ya November should be a good  month.


Guns & Who is what I'll be thinking, yes I'm a huge G & R fan but U2 can fill my appetite, 4 years for this new baby.

6 years and waiting for GNR (starting at 1999)

Hopefully they tour a bit before Christmas or just one odd show.

So ya post your thoughts on U2 here haha


Title: Re: U2
Post by: GnFnR87 on September 05, 2004, 07:37:27 PM
i cant wait, i hope its good cuz "All That You Cant Leave Behind" was their first good album since Achtung Baby in my opinion. I hope this one is good, does anyone know when the single comes out? I love "The Joshua Tree" and "Unforgettable Fire" my fave songs are "With or Without You", "Bad", "One" and "In A Little While" The Edge is great he as such a unique sound, and Bono is an amazing singer.


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Timothy on September 05, 2004, 07:53:03 PM
I think the First Single Vertigo is coming out in October . I can't wait for November 23. :peace:


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Ignatius on September 05, 2004, 10:14:22 PM

Besides GNR, U2 is the best rock & roll band to come out over the past 25 years. They are great! It's like fine red wine, they get better with age.

Live they are not so good anymore. I saw them during their last leg in 2001 and Bono sounded awful, but what the hell? they managed to put a good show anyway.

As for the new album, yeah..I'm definitely looking forward to it. U2 albums are always groundbreaking. They always deliver : ok:


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Dot on September 06, 2004, 09:33:55 AM
U2 can definitely quench my Axl N?Roses thirst...I love them, my favorite album is The Unforgettable Fire and one of my favorite song is the underrated(thank God) The Ground Beneath Her Feet, like I said once, that song makes me feel like I?m in love even if I?m not.


Title: Re: U2
Post by: J? on September 06, 2004, 10:27:29 PM
Holy shit ya the same. The Ground Beneath Her Feet is fucking amazing do you have the chords to it at all Im learning guitar!


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Eeebs on September 06, 2004, 10:40:51 PM
I will definitely be picking up this album once it has hit the shelves.  I am wondering, if a copy of the album was legitably stolen, or was that simply annouced to hype up the release of this new cd?  Because wouldn't the stolen album already be uploaded and shared by now??  Hmmm... could I be onto something?  Do you sense a conspiracy? :)


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Dot on September 07, 2004, 07:47:55 PM
Holy shit ya the same. The Ground Beneath Her Feet is fucking amazing do you have the chords to it at all Im learning guitar!

I don?t have the chords but I?m sure you can get them online. Anyway, do you know that the lyrics tot he song are from a book by author Salman Rushdie, his book has the same name as the song...I want to read it, and also watch the movie the song is a soundtrack for.

As for the conspiracy theory Eebss mentioned, I doubt it, U2 doesn?t need to hype up an album at all...they just announce it and the world goes nuts.


Title: Re: U2
Post by: jarmo on September 07, 2004, 08:11:34 PM
2004 has been a pretty good album year so far and it probably won't get worse thanks to U2.  8)

I read that they covered Kraftwerk's "Neon Lights" for the new single.  :D




/jarmo


Title: Re: U2
Post by: DemocracyRose on September 08, 2004, 03:52:17 AM
New U2 single out 8. nov......

http://ekstrabladet.dk/VisArtikel.iasp?PageID=262130


Title: Re: U2
Post by: kj_jive on September 08, 2004, 07:49:34 PM
god i hate U2...i didn't just come here to complain, sorry to hate on them but im just curious....

Do you like Bono?! I mean don't you think he's sort of a tool? To me he is much worse than Scott Stapp, he seems like the world's biggest self righteous, wimpy, non-rock star douchebag.  Just wanted to know what everyone else thought of him.


Title: Re: U2
Post by: jarmo on September 09, 2004, 02:18:06 PM
Do you like Bono?! I mean don't you think he's sort of a tool? To me he is much worse than Scott Stapp, he seems like the world's biggest self righteous, wimpy, non-rock star douchebag.? Just wanted to know what everyone else thought of him.

Great lyricist, great singer, great performer. One of the few singers who can pull of a stadium show.




/jarmo


Title: Re: U2
Post by: loretian on September 09, 2004, 02:31:38 PM
I saw U2 during the Elevation tour back whenever that was, and Bono was amazing.  He had so much charisma and had the crowd laughing and cheering with him.  Not to mention, he's got an amazing and unique voice.


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Mattman on September 09, 2004, 04:00:19 PM
Here's my problem with U2: they put out amazing singles, but their albums are often very slow and boring overall.  The first U2 album I bought was The Joshua Tree - it's supposed to be one of their best albums, so I figure I'll give it a try.  The first three songs - the singles, "Where The Streets Have No Name", "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For", "With Or Without You" - are all first-rate.  But the rest of the album seemed mediocre.  There was nothing that really grabbed my attention.  Yeah, "Bullet The Blue Sky" had a different sound, but that didn't make it a good song.  The only one I really liked was "Exit"...that was good.  But the rest was just so SLOW and BORING.

After I went to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and saw the Under The Blood Red Sky exhibit there, I thought maybe I'd give U2 another chance.   So I bought their greatest hits 1980-1990.  It was AMAZING.  All the songs were top-notch, and I listened to it over and over again for ages.  But whenever I hear my brother (who's a big U2 fan) listening to All That You Can't Leave Behind, I can't help but think how weak the rest of the songs are compared to the first four.

When I said this to these guys who were talking about U2, they tell me, "That's because not every band has to be like Skid Row."  But what can I say, I like the big arena rock.  And I like soft stuff too, like Neil Young's acoustic stuff and Bruce Springsteen's "Nebraska" album.  But U2's albums are just...boring.

Bottom line: My advice to starting U2 fans is to buy the greatest hits albums and stick with that.


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Will on September 15, 2004, 11:19:15 AM
U2 Drops The 'Bomb' In November
 
The long-awaited new U2 album has a confirmed name: "How To Dismantle an Atomic Bomb." As previously reported, the 11-track set will be released Nov. 23 via Interscope. First single "Vertigo" will hit U.S. radio outlets on Sept. 24, while a commercial single is due Nov. 8 internationally.

The album name lives up to its early description by author/U2 friend Neil McCormick in Ireland's Hot Press magazine: "an interesting title, an interesting philosophical idea as a title, and quite a difficult title."

"Atomic Bomb" is the follow-up to 2000's "All That You Can't Leave Behind," which has sold more than 4 million copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. A world tour is expected to launch early next year.

As reported yesterday, U2 is among the nominees for the 2005 induction class of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.


-- Jonathan Cohen, N.Y.


Source: http://www.billboard.com/bb/daily/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000629484


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Timothy on September 15, 2004, 12:15:32 PM
The one thing that bothers me is that it's been a long time since their last album, and all they have is 11 songs. :no:
But I do Like the title of the Album. : ok:


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Will on September 15, 2004, 12:26:59 PM
Yeah 11 tracks is not a lot...I was kinda surprised too. But it was the same for "All That You Can't Leave Behind"...


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Izzy on September 15, 2004, 01:21:24 PM
Great title ::)

Let's hope more thought went into the music...


Title: Re: U2
Post by: shiaobundan on September 15, 2004, 03:11:47 PM
Great title ::)

Let's hope more thought went into the music...

Seriously.. that's a pretty lame title.


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Timothy on September 15, 2004, 03:36:46 PM
Yeah 11 tracks is not a lot...I was kinda surprised too. But it was the same for "All That You Can't Leave Behind"...

Yeah thats true.

At least the album before this new one isn't Pop, like last time.


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Will on September 15, 2004, 03:46:42 PM
Pop wasn't that bad...it was just...different! ;D


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Dot on September 15, 2004, 10:00:02 PM
The tittle is amazing....I know, and hope, that teh album will rock. I also hope they have one of those killer ballads they always do.

One more thing, Pop was a very interesting album, plus it marked a nice moment in my life.


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Mattman on September 16, 2004, 11:47:18 AM
That title sucks balls.  All I hope is that for once we get a U2 studio album that is killer all the way through instead of getting slow and boring after the (usually) great singles at the start.


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Will on September 16, 2004, 11:57:09 AM
Weird, people either love or hate the title. For those who don't like it: why do u think it's so lame???


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Mattman on September 16, 2004, 10:35:22 PM
Weird, people either love or hate the title. For those who don't like it: why do u think it's so lame???

I guess for me, it sounds a little too much like one of those ultralong modern rock (especially emo) song titles that are so popular these days.  You know, like Alexisonfire's "Counterparts and Number Them", Taking Back Sunday's "This Photograph Is Proof (I Know You Know)", or Atreyu's "Living Each Day Like You're Already Dead".  I don't really like that trend (or those bands), but then that's just me.


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Oddy on September 16, 2004, 11:06:09 PM
maybe we should start a thread about making album titles.



mine would be "musta been something you ate" for a controversial rock n roll sorta experimental band.

think about it. : ok:


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Mattman on September 17, 2004, 01:04:58 AM
maybe we should start a thread about making album titles.

There were actually a few really funny long titles that I forgot...
My Chemical Romance, "You Know What They Do To Guys Like Us In Prison"
Brand New, "Okay I Believe You, But My Tommy Gun Don't"


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Izzy on September 17, 2004, 02:51:05 PM
Weird, people either love or hate the title. For those who don't like it: why do u think it's so lame???

Well its so cliche - weapons of mass destruction - album title about atomic bombs, gaddamnit enough already!!!

Also - so long! I want something short, snappy - imagine asking people if they have that album...... :no:

Its also rather pretentious and overblown, ''vertigo'' was so much cooler


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Will on September 17, 2004, 03:06:31 PM
Ok I got it now, thanks! ;)


Title: Re: U2
Post by: J? on September 22, 2004, 09:10:21 PM
According to http://www.atu2.com

The single might be played tommorow, or well its premiere is this Friday!


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Wheres Izzy on September 22, 2004, 09:16:00 PM
I like U2 alot but it's always hit or miss. Either I love the song or I don't like it at all and this happens a good 50/50. The songs I do like tho I always think are fucking amazing and I was real disappointed to miss them on tour last time. I shant let it happen again!


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Acquiesce on September 23, 2004, 11:22:45 PM
I heard the new single twice today. I thought it was pretty awful. Maybe it will grow on me with more listens but I doubt it.  :no:


Title: Re: U2
Post by: J? on September 24, 2004, 08:09:40 AM
I gotta hear it what radio stations people?


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Acquiesce on September 24, 2004, 04:03:44 PM
I heard it on WYSP in Philly.

Here is a link to it. I'm not sure if it still works but give it a shot. http://freeweb.siol.net/blazomar/vertigo.mp3


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Ignatius on September 24, 2004, 06:13:44 PM


I like it. It's different, reminds me of what The Clash did with many of their songs by squezzing a couple of words here and there in spanish.


Title: Re: U2
Post by: GnFnR87 on September 24, 2004, 06:16:58 PM
thanx for the link  : ok:  Um, i guess the song is ok, not what i was expecting. It's different, it'll grow on me.


Title: Re: U2
Post by: J? on September 25, 2004, 11:54:53 PM
They have video of U2 performing the song in their Dubln studio, its not the actual music video for it
but here it is  http://www.u2exit.com/htdaab/vertigo.shtml


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Oddy on September 26, 2004, 12:35:27 PM
usually when an old band such as u2, who have had so many hits i think they can't surpass or even match them with their new material. i was proven wrong with their all that you can't leave behind album. beautiful day and elevation for example.

i thought ok, its time for them to go down the path of "old band who cant make any new great songs"

but fuck after the first listen of this song they're proven me wrong again.

i guess its because i love u2's music, but man i love it. more rock n roll than they've done recently. : ok:


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Dot on September 26, 2004, 01:28:18 PM
I don?t know but I?m not liking the song...it?s like the music goes round and round in circles...needs a lot more changes.


Title: Re: U2
Post by: J? on September 28, 2004, 10:37:14 AM
I dont know if anyone else remembered , when Bono said in a couple magazines and made comments about Full Metal Jacket or Tough. Being released on the new album, yet it appears they are either cut from the album or have a new name.

How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb:
Vertigo
Miracle Drug
Sometimes You Can't Make It on Your Own
Love and Peace or Else
City of Blinding Lights
All Because of You
A Man and a Woman
Crumbs From Your Table
One Step Closer
Original of the Species
Yahweh





Source http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/nm/20040927/music_nm/music_u2_dc&e=1


Title: Re: U2
Post by: GNR_Green on September 30, 2004, 01:05:52 PM
I heard their new song today on radio, and it's really not that good.  Nothing special in any way and the riff is seriously tedious.

I do like U2's earlier stuff though and it is great.


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Ignatius on October 01, 2004, 04:40:17 PM

How can some of you dislike the new song?

It's the best thing they've done since " Mysterious Ways" really, it's that good.

Can't wait to buy the album


Title: Re: U2
Post by: GnFnR87 on October 01, 2004, 07:42:44 PM
yup it grew on me, lol i listen to it alot now. Cant wait for the album, im a sucker for ballads i hope this album has a killer one too.


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Dr. Blutarsky on October 04, 2004, 11:15:21 PM
How many of you have checked this song out?

Sounds like U2 are shaking off the dust and are going to make a rock album again. Kinda reminds me of their older stuff...I mean ther really old stuff from 81-82.


Title: Re: U2
Post by: oneway23 on October 05, 2004, 12:16:26 AM
As much as I love U2, it sounds like a blatant attempt to zero in on the recent "garage rock" revival as opposed to early u2


Title: Re: U2
Post by: J? on October 08, 2004, 08:28:18 AM
Heres a cool article / interview with U2, its on U2. com as well I believe.

http://www.atu2.com/news/article.src?ID=3535

So apparently Full Metal Jacket is Vertigo just new name.


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Sticky Fingers on October 22, 2004, 04:21:47 PM
Just recieved this...

(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B0006399FS.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg)

Excellent album! Possibly the best U2 album since Achtung Baby. Right now, I adore "Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own."

 8)


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Will on October 22, 2004, 05:32:29 PM
Is that right? Because I've read there are only three copies of the album right now circulating (officially) worldwide.

http://www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5478,11134289%255E2862,00.html

I highly doubt you have a copy of that album.


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Mattman on October 22, 2004, 06:11:35 PM
Just recieved this...

(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B0006399FS.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg)

Excellent album! Possibly the best U2 album since Achtung Baby. Right now, I adore "Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own."

 8)

You know, I just realized that, what with the hat and the goatee, The Edge looks almost EXACTLY like Dave Kushner.


Title: Re: U2
Post by: 4restgump on October 23, 2004, 04:23:56 PM
There has not been a U2 song that i didnt like.


I am sure they will have a big hit.


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Izzy on October 23, 2004, 05:07:54 PM
When U2 are good they are unreal - but virtually everything they have done in the last 10 years is really bland.....i'm really hoping they go back to the really intense stuff they could once pull off


Title: Re: U2
Post by: oneway23 on October 24, 2004, 12:26:13 AM
Izzy, I hope you're right....it's amazing in and of itself how much passion they still possess for what they do, regardless.....For some reason unbeknownst to me at the moment, I don't anticipate this being a holding pattern release though...


Title: Re: U2
Post by: jabba2 on November 08, 2004, 09:13:31 PM
Was scheduled for a Nov. 22 release but its already online. Im listening to it now. Cant say i like many ballads, and theres quite a few here. City of blinding lights & Crumbs from your table are ok.

But this isnt hard rock or whatever U2 said they were going back to.


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Doc Emmett Brown on November 10, 2004, 01:48:36 PM
When U2 are good they are unreal

tell me about it!  They're very lucky because they're getting serious airplay on all radio stations regardless of format.  Classic rock to modern rock - everybody's playing them.  I heard some of the new songs yesterday on KROQ, and I liked most of what I heard.


Title: Re: U2
Post by: GnFnR87 on November 16, 2004, 03:27:38 PM
They are streaming the album on MTV.com, VH1.com and soon on U2.com. I'm listening to it now, ill post a review later...  : ok:


Title: Re: U2
Post by: MadmanDan on November 16, 2004, 03:59:20 PM
The new signge Vertigo is fuckin amazing,one of the best ever by U2. I can't fuckin wait to hear the album


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Izzy on November 18, 2004, 12:37:34 PM
Reviews people? Is it any good?

I wasn't blown away by Vertigo, but i'm sure it will grow on me, is the album worth getting though?


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Will on November 18, 2004, 12:48:02 PM
I'm getting the collector's edition next week, and don't want to spoil my first listen...


Title: Re: U2
Post by: GnFnR87 on November 18, 2004, 03:18:02 PM
Ok... at first listen, Miracle Drug blew me away, i stil cant get enough of it, its one of U2's best and one of my favorite songs. Standouts to me at first listen were "Miracle Drug", "Sometimes You Can't Make It on Your Own" "City of Blinding Lights"  and "Crumbs from Your Table"

The rest are growing on me. I have to admit at first listen i noticed some great songs but hated the rest of the album, but it is growing on me like crazy.


Title: Re: U2
Post by: ClintroN on November 18, 2004, 10:00:18 PM
im not a fan of this new album, Vetigo did'nt do much for me either.

Im a fan of U2 but : ok:


Title: Re: U2
Post by: loretian on November 19, 2004, 04:38:19 PM
I'm liking this album a whole lot.  It's better than All That You Can't Leave Behind; at least it's more rocking, which I like, and the song writing is just as good.   I've only been listening a day, so I don't have much specifically to say, but overall, it's very good!  : ok:


Title: Re: U2
Post by: D on November 21, 2004, 12:37:10 AM
i didnt like Vertigo because they used it in a TV commercial, i cant stress how much i fuckin hate that, it cheapens the song for me when artists do that.

bob segers "like a rock" may be one of the greatest most emotional songs ever but everytime i hear it i think of a fuckin pickup truck, so i hate that shit


upon lisening to vertigo and seeing the video and pushing that horrible TV commercial out of my mind it is a pretty fuckin amazing song, wow i cant believe i said that, i tell u what though

"Walk On" from the last record is one of my fav songs, that song  was great


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Wheres Izzy on November 21, 2004, 12:46:43 AM
i didnt like Vertigo because they used it in a TV commercial, i cant stress how much i fuckin hate that, it cheapens the song for me when artists do that.

I think theres a huge difference with what U2 did. I agree with what you're saying, I can't stand thinking of trucks when I hear "rock and roll" by led zeppelin, but U2 did it to advertise something of theirs. Something that I think was actually a cool idea-an ipod with their entire song catelogue on it. To me their is a huge difference between that and seger and zeppelin.


Title: Re: U2
Post by: D on November 21, 2004, 01:09:56 AM
yeah but they are such an established artist they dont need to do that in my opinion, and if u want to promote the Ipod how about using an older classic or something off the album that wont be a single

when i heard Vertigo i want to be able to relate to it in some way not think about an Ipod

thats my point, music is to be interpreted and related too individually by each listener, when its in commercials or something like that, i cant relate no matter how great the song is, it makes me think of the product.

i could be in the minority here but thats how it affects me


Title: Re: U2
Post by: J? on November 21, 2004, 02:38:13 AM
Well On SNL they had an amazing performance, I really like that song Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own. They did 3 songs on Tv and after the one at the end which was not aired so hopefully some video footage of it. But wow amazing.

Guns and Who?


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Captain Obvious on November 21, 2004, 10:19:14 PM
Quote
Do you like Bono?! I mean don't you think he's sort of a tool? To me he is much worse than Scott Stapp, he seems like the world's biggest self righteous, wimpy, non-rock star douchebag. Just wanted to know what everyone else thought of him.

Yeah, that's kind of how I feel about them. He's like Scott Stapp times 10. Nothing wrong with trying to be a Saint, I guess, but dont call yourself a rockstar. Bono is everywhere, whether it is the Clinton library, some world convention, the iPod, etc.    And for some reason, I really can't stand his voice.


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Wheres Izzy on November 21, 2004, 10:35:18 PM
yeah but they are such an established artist they dont need to do that in my opinion, and if u want to promote the Ipod how about using an older classic or something off the album that wont be a single

when i heard Vertigo i want to be able to relate to it in some way not think about an Ipod

thats my point, music is to be interpreted and related too individually by each listener, when its in commercials or something like that, i cant relate no matter how great the song is, it makes me think of the product.

i could be in the minority here but thats how it affects me

I get what you're saying and kind of feel you on it, but out of curiosity how do you feel about music videos? If it's supposed to be interpreted individually does a video ruin the song for you as well? Do you think of dolphins everytime you hear estranged?


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Will on November 21, 2004, 10:58:32 PM
i didnt like Vertigo because they used it in a TV commercial, i cant stress how much i fuckin hate that, it cheapens the song for me when artists do that.

Didn't VW and Bon Jovi launched a Volkswagen Golf "Bon Jovi" a few years ago...? ;)

I can't wait to get the new album! :)


Title: Re: U2
Post by: D on November 22, 2004, 12:11:42 AM
never saw that Bon Jovi commercial but i dont like the song "everyday" that much cause it was featured in Madden 2004.


the dolphins in estranged are different cause thats metaphoric, seeing scott weiland go through losin his wife overdosing, thats real so it doesnt hurt the interpretation

but when hearing a song makes u think of Ipod or a truck or something like that, it does ruin the song for me somewhat.



Title: Re: U2
Post by: Will on November 22, 2004, 12:25:35 AM
never saw that Bon Jovi commercial but i dont like the song "everyday" that much cause it was featured in Madden 2004.

It was not a commercial, VW did sell a special kind of Golf car model called "Bon Jovi edition", at least in Europe (I was in France at the time).


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Oddy on November 22, 2004, 12:54:29 AM
never saw that Bon Jovi commercial but i dont like the song "everyday" that much cause it was featured in Madden 2004.


the dolphins in estranged are different cause thats metaphoric, seeing scott weiland go through losin his wife overdosing, thats real so it doesnt hurt the interpretation

but when hearing a song makes u think of Ipod or a truck or something like that, it does ruin the song for me somewhat.



i dunno about you but it doesn't matter how many songs appear in ads but it never changes what i think about the song. when i think of the song it'll be because of the guitar riff or the solo or the lyrics or the vocals or something.  block out all the other crap (especially an ad that has ruined it).

great songs shouldn't ruined because of something so small as appearing in an ad. if a song like estranged appeared in a movie or an ad is the song so weak and forgettable than it can be replaced in your head by an ad ruining it? c'mon most songs are stronger than that.


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Acquiesce on November 22, 2004, 01:46:41 AM
It was not a commercial, VW did sell a special kind of Golf car model called "Bon Jovi edition", at least in Europe (I was in France at the time).

Whoa really? They did a Pink Floyd edition during the TDB tour. I wonder why they don't do these things over here. Not that I would by one.  :P

Back on topic, I'm not sure if I'll be getting the new U2 album yet. I think I'll download it before I make up my mind.


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Izzy on December 02, 2004, 04:09:13 PM
Not impressed...at all

The first three songs are okay - then it varies from average to poor. Bland, uninspired, dissapointed.


Title: Re: U2
Post by: D on December 02, 2004, 06:42:51 PM
atomic bomb sold around 890,000 copies in its first week.




Title: Re: U2
Post by: Ignatius on December 02, 2004, 07:07:54 PM


890,000 copies??!!! Wow that's even impressive for U2. I would've guesses 400-500,000 copies but not 900,000. I guess that gig on the tour buss really made a difference in album sales.



Title: Re: U2
Post by: Izzy on December 04, 2004, 07:02:13 AM


890,000 copies??!!! Wow that's even impressive for U2. I would've guesses 400-500,000 copies but not 900,000. I guess that gig on the tour buss really made a difference in album sales.



Its not that impresive - Limp Bizkit's Chocolate Starfish album went platinum (1,000,000) in its first week..........


Title: Re: U2
Post by: D on December 04, 2004, 07:23:07 AM
considering U2 are such an old group that is very impressive selling that many copies.

Eminem is the most popular artist around right now and his one week total just barely outdid U2

that u2 number gives me great hope for axl when he released CD


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Gunner80 on December 04, 2004, 01:52:39 PM


890,000 copies??!!! Wow that's even impressive for U2. I would've guesses 400-500,000 copies but not 900,000. I guess that gig on the tour buss really made a difference in album sales.



Its not that impresive - Limp Bizkit's Chocolate Starfish album went platinum (1,000,000) in its first week..........
LB were all the rage when they sold like that, U2 aren't.


Title: Re: U2
Post by: nesquick on December 05, 2004, 08:16:45 PM
the new U2's album sales the first week mean that people are hungry for Rock music. and it's going to be the same (even more) when "chinese democracy" is released (IMO, over 1 million copies the first week just in USA).
U2 has already kicked Eminem out of #1...


Title: Re: U2
Post by: yankee_magic on January 31, 2005, 12:15:24 PM
got tickts to see them at continental in may, however the seats are behind the stage

ive never sat behind the stage before at any concert.........is it worth it or should i try to get better tickets?


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Ignatius on January 31, 2005, 12:50:32 PM


Behind the Stage?? WTF?

They probably have 4 or 5 screens behind the stage.

More tickets -----> more money

Oh well, I guess U2 will sell out every venue regardless....






Title: Re: U2
Post by: yankee_magic on January 31, 2005, 08:00:06 PM
anyone else?!?!?


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Mr. Dick Purple on February 04, 2005, 12:50:48 PM
It's not worth, I guess any conert with seats behind the stage is not worth it!! I rather spend more money it's choice anyway


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Malcolm on March 07, 2005, 08:48:51 PM
//     'VERTIGO//2005' WORLD TOUR
   
   

U2 begin their 'Vertigo//2005' world tour in San Diego on March 28th. The tour will continue throughout 2005

The opening leg will cover 13 cities in North America before arriving in Brussels on June 10th for two months of open air European shows which finish up in Lisbon in the middle of August.

A third leg, kicking off in September in Toronto, will feature 33 dates in North America and run until mid-December.

On the opening North American leg, Kings of Leon will play support to U2. In Europe, support acts for different shows include Snow Patrol, Keane, The Killers, Franz Ferdinand and Paddy Casey.


NORTH AMERICA DATES
(Kings of Leon will play support on all dates)


March 28th San Diego, CA - Sports Arena, Sold Out
March 29th San Diego, CA - Sports Arena, Sold Out

April 1st Anaheim, CA - Arrowhead Pond, Sold Out
April 2nd Anaheim, CA - Arrowhead Pond, Sold Out
April 5th Los Angeles, CA - Staples Center, Sold Out
April 6th Los Angeles, CA - Staples Center, Sold Out
April 9th San Jose, CA - HP Pavilion, Sold Out
April 10th San Jose, CA - HP Pavilion, Sold Out
April 14th Phoenix, AZ - Glendale Arena , Sold Out
April 15th Phoenix, AZ - Glendale Arena , Sold Out
April 20th Denver, CO - Pepsi Center, Sold Out
April 21st Denver, CO - Pepsi Center, Sold Out
April 24th Seattle, WA - Key Arena , Sold Out
April 25th Seattle, WA - Key Arena , Sold Out
April 28th Vancouver, BC - General Motors Place, Sold Out
April 29th Vancouver, BC - General Motors Place, Sold Out

May 7th & May 9th Chicago, IL - United Center, Sold Out
May 10th Chicago, IL - United Center, Sold Out
May 12th Chicago, IL - United Center, Sold Out
May 14th Philadelphia, PA - Wachovia Center , Sold Out
May 22nd Philadelphia, PA - Wachovia Center , Sold Out
May 17 & May 18 East Rutherford, NJ - Continental Airlines Arena, Sold Out
May 21 New York, NY - Madison Square Garden, Sold Out
May 24 Boston, MA - Fleet Center, Sold Out
May 26 Boston, MA - Fleet Center, Sold Out
May 28 Boston, MA - Fleet Center, Sold Out

EUROPEAN DATES
(support acts noted where announced)

June 10th Brussels - King Baudouin Stadium, Sold Out
Support Act: Snow Patrol

June 12th Gelsenkirchen - Schalke Stadium

June 14th Manchester - City of Manchester Stadium, Sold Out
Support Act: Snow Patrol

June 15th Manchester ? City of Manchester Stadium, Presale March 2nd, Public On sale - Friday, March 4th
June 18th London - Twickenham Stadium, Sold Out
June 19th London - Twickenham Stadium, Sold Out
June 21st Glasgow - Hampden Park, Sold Out

June 24th Dublin - Croke Park, Sold Out
Support Act: Paddy Casey, Snow Patrol

June 25th Dublin - Croke Park, Sold Out

June 29th Cardiff - Millenium Stadium, Sold Out
Support Act: The Killers

2nd July Vienna - Ernst Happel Stadium, Sold Out
Support Act: The Killers

5th July Katowice - Slaski Stadium, On Sale Now

7th July Berlin - Olympic Stadium, On Sale 12/02/05
Support Act: Snow Patrol

9th July Paris - Stade de France, Sold Out
Support Act: Snow Patrol

10th July Paris ? Stade de France, Presale March 1st, General Sale March 4th
Support Act: Snow Patrol

13th July Amsterdam ? Arena, Sold Out
Support Act: The Killers

15th July Amsterdam ? Arena, Sold Out
Support Act: Snow Patrol

16th July Amsterdam ? Arena, Sold Out
Support Act: Snow Patrol

18th July Zurich ? Letzigrund Stadium, On Sale 14/02/05
21st July Milan - San Siro, On Sale 25/02/05
23rd July Rome - Olympic Stadium, On Sale 15/02/05
27th July Oslo - Vallehovin Stadium, On Sale 15/02/05
29th July Gothenburg - Ullevi Stadium, Sold Out
31st July Copenhagen - Parken , Sold Out

3rd August Munich - Olympic Stadium, On Sale 12/02/05
Support Act: Keane

5th August Nice - Parc des Sports Charles Ehrmann, Sold Out
Support Act: Keane

7th August Barcelona ? Camp Nou, Sold Out
Support Act: Keane

9th August San Sebastian - Anoeta Stadium, On Sale 17/02/05
Support Act: Franz Ferdinland

11th August Madrid - Estadio Vicente Calderon, Sold Out
Support Act: Franz Ferdinland

14th August Lisbon - Alvalade, Pre sale ended
Support Act: Keane

NORTH AMERICAN FALL TOUR DATES

12th September Toronto - Air Canada Centre
14th September Toronto - Air Canada Centre
20th September Chicago - United Center
21st September Chicago - United Center
23rd September Minneapolis - Target Center
25th September Milwaukee - Bradley Center

03rd October Boston - Fleet Center
04th October Boston - Fleet Center
07th October New York - Madison Square Garden
08th October New York - Madison Square Garden
10th October New York - Madison Square Garden
16th October Philadelphia - Wachovia Center
17th October Philadelphia - Wachovia Center
19th October Washington - DC MCI Center
20th October Washington - DC MCI Center
22nd October Pittsburgh - Mellon Arena
24th October Detroit - Palace of Auburn Hills
28th October Houston - Toyota Center
29th October Dallas - American Airlines Center

01st November Los Angeles - Staples Center
02nd November Los Angeles - Staples Center
13th November Miami - American Airlines Arena
16th November Tampa - St. Pete Times Forum
18th November Atlanta - Philips Arena
25th November Ottawa - Corel Centre
26th November Montreal - Bell Centre

07th December Hartford - Civic Center
09th December Buffalo - HSBC Arena
10th December Cleveland - Gund Arena
14th December St. Louis - Savvis Center
15th December Omaha - Qwest Center
17th December Salt Lake City - Delta Center
19th December Portland - Rose Garden


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Malcolm on March 07, 2005, 08:50:04 PM
I plan on going to see one of the Toronto shows in September...I love the new album


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Eazy E on March 08, 2005, 12:38:40 AM
They are playing the Corel Centre on November 25th.... and tickets go on sale in the middle of MARCH?!?!  Stupid.  Very stupid.

I would love to see U2, but I'm not forking over cash 8 months in advance... who knows if I'll even be living in the same city at that point.

Maybe I can hit up a scalper or eBay once the show nears and check them out in Ottawa or the T Dot.


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Mr. Dick Purple on March 08, 2005, 08:37:13 AM
I'm going to watch'em in Ny on Octuber, Last year I was in september in NY and really a boring city, I wonder why is it called the city that never sleeps??  ::)


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Kujo on March 08, 2005, 12:12:33 PM
Miami and Tampa : ok:

We were supposed to get the tour opener but oh well, life sucks


Title: Re: U2
Post by: *Izzy* on March 08, 2005, 12:41:09 PM
There only doing two shows in Ireland, they suck? >:(. I hope to god that The Killers aren't the support act for the Dublin gigs :( , it will probably be SnowPatrol though? :-\  I hate The Killers

 :smoking: Izzy? :smoking:


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Malcolm on March 21, 2005, 04:06:27 PM
U2 has added two dates to their orginal two-night stay in Toronto, a second night in Montreal and has set an onsale date for a second Miami show after an active morning of ticket sales.

As the band moves into its final week of preparation before the launch of its 2005 tour, tickets in 13 markets went on sale Saturday morning (3/19). The resulting rush landed new shows on Sept 16th and 17th in Toronto, where the fall leg of the tour will kick off. In Montreal, a show was added on Nov 28th after tickets to the band's originally announced single date sold out in under a half hour, according to venue officials.

In Miami, the band and promoter opted to set a new onsale date of March 26th for a second show, which will take place Nov 14th. Tickets for a pair of added shows at New York's Madison Square Garden will roll out Monday (3/21).

As buzz for opening night builds, word has surfaced through radio stations in several parts of the country that the band will host a private dress rehearsal concert at the Los Angeles Sports Arena on Saturday, March 26th. The event will reportedly be open only to a small group of contest winners from participating stations, which include KMMT in Seattle, 107.1 The Peak in White Plains, New York, KISS 108 in Boston and TIC-FM in Hartford, CT. U2 fan site U2log.com lists additional stations that could not be verified at press time.

The latest round of additions brings U2's North American tour schedule to a total of 73 announced shows (not counting the dress rehearsal). In 2001, the band played 80 North American dates on their Elevation tour behind their CD release "All That You Can't Leave Behind." U2's current release, "How To Dismantle an Atomic Bomb" currently holds the #54 slot on Billboard's Top 200 pop albums chart.


March 2005
28, 30 - San Diego, CA - San Diego Sports Arena

April 2005
1, 2 - Anaheim, CA - Arrowhead Pond
5, 6 - Los Angeles, CA - Staples Center
9, 10 - San Jose, CA - HP Pavilion at San Jose
14, 15 - Glendale, AZ - Glendale Arena
20, 21 - Denver, CO - Pepsi Center
24, 25 - Seattle, WA - KeyArena at Seattle Center
28, 29 - Vancouver, British Columbia - General Motors Place

May 2005
7, 9, 10, 12 - Chicago, IL - United Center
14 - Philadelphia, PA - Wachovia Center
17, 18 - East Rutherford, NJ - Continental Airlines Arena
21, 22 - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden (on sale 3/21)
22 - Philadelphia, PA - Wachovia Center
24, 26, 28 - Boston, MA - TD BankNorth Garden


September 2005
12, 14, 16, 17 - Toronto, Ontario - Air Canada Centre
20, 21 - Chicago, IL - United Center
23 - Minneapolis, MN - Target Center
25 - Milwaukee, WI - Bradley Center

October 2005
3, 4 - Boston, MA - TD BankNorth Garden
7, 8, 10, 11, 14 - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden (sold out)
16, 17 - Philadelphia, PA - Wachovia Center
19, 20 - Washington, DC - MCI Center
22 - Pittsburgh, PA - Mellon Arena
24 - Auburn Hills, MI - Palace of Auburn Hills
25 - Auburn Hills, MI - Palace of Auburn Hills
28 - Houston, TX - Toyota Center
29 - Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center

November 2005
1, 2 - Los Angeles, CA - Staples Center
13 - Miami, FL - American Airlines Arena
14 - Miami, FL - American Airlines Arena (on sale 3/26)
16 - Tampa, FL - St. Pete Times Forum
18, 19 - Atlanta, GA - Philips Arena
21, 22 - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden (on sale 3/21)
25 - Ottawa, Ontario - Corel Centre
26, 28 - Montreal, Quebec - Bell Centre

December 2005
4, 5 - Boston, MA - Fleet Center
7 - Hartford, CT - Hartford Civic Center
9 - Buffalo, NY - HSBC Arena
10 - Cleveland, OH - Gund Arena
14 - Saint Louis, MO - Savvis Center
15 - Omaha, NE - Qwest Center Omaha
17 - Salt Lake City, UT - Delta Center (on sale 3/21)
19 - Portland, OR - Rose Garden Arena


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Eazy E on April 26, 2005, 04:55:56 AM
Sorry to drag up a really old one... but I've just started to REALLY get into this album.  When I first heard Vertigo, I wasn't all that impressed, it just seemed like a very "safe" song for U2 to release.  I downloaded the album and thought Miracle Drug was amazing, but never really gave the rest of the album much of a listen. 

I saw that they released "Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own" as a single, and I also grabbed a glimpse of what looked like a good video for "All Because Of You" at the gym (Is it actually good? Or just a "Streets" rip off?), so I decided to listen to the album again and I'm hooked.  I'm going to buy it A.S.A.P.

There doesn't seem to be too many comments on the actual album in this thread, just Vertigo.  What does everyone think about this CD now that its been out for awhile?


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Kujo on April 26, 2005, 05:55:26 AM
I was hooked on the first listen. They could have left off the bonus track (Fast Cars) and that would have been fine with me though. I agree with you about the "safe" feeling for Vertigo. I would go a little further and apply it to almost the entire album. They took the best moments of all their previous albums and put them into one album/cd. It was immediately comfortable and familiar but not boring. Every song has a certain moment that I cant wait to hear. Sometimes You Cant Make It.... was instantly my favorite from hearing them play it on Saturday Night Live, but Miracle Drug, City Of Blinding Lights, Crumbs From Your Table, and Yahweh quickly made it onto my U2 mix cd in my car.

Great release, and I will gladly hand over what ever the scalpers are asking when they come to Miami in November :peace:


Title: Re: U2
Post by: jarmo on April 26, 2005, 08:21:59 AM
There doesn't seem to be too many comments on the actual album in this thread, just Vertigo.? What does everyone think about this CD now that its been out for awhile?

One of the best cds of 2004 in my opinion.

It took a while to appreciate it like with all great albums. It's not as great as Achtung Baby, but right now it's better than anything they've done since.



/jarmo


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Izzy on April 26, 2005, 09:21:27 AM
First three songs are good but after that we take a trip into blandsville....


Title: Re: U2
Post by: GnFnR87 on April 26, 2005, 05:23:55 PM
it's pretty good, i'd give Achtung Baby and A+, and this one a  B, its a solid album.


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Malcolm on April 26, 2005, 06:51:04 PM
First Show, Denver, Set List
Report to follow, but here's the set list from tonight's first show in Denver.

Love and Peace
Vertigo
Elevation
Cry/ Electric Co.
An Cat Dubh / Into the Heart
City of Blinding Lights
Beautiful Day
Miracle Drug
Sometimes you can?t make it on your own
New Year?s Day
Sunday Bloody Sunday
Bullet The Blue Sky
Running to Standstill
Pride in the name of love
Where the Streets have no name
One
Zoo Station
The Fly
Mysterious Ways
All Because of You
Yahweh
?40?
(http://www.u2.com/news/images/edge.jpg)


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Malcolm on April 26, 2005, 06:51:30 PM
    

22.04.2005
Second Night Denver
Set List from the second show in Denver, last night.

Here's the set list from tonight's second show at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado.

City of Blinding Lights
Beautiful Day
Vertigo
Elevation
Gloria
The Ocean / New Year?s Day
Miracle Drug
Sometimes you can?t make it on your own
Love and Peace or Else
Sunday Bloody Sunday
Bullet The Blue Sky
Running to Standstill
Bad
Pride in the name of love
Where the Streets have no name
One
Zoo Station
The Fly
Mysterious Ways
All Because of You
Original of the Species
?40?


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Malcolm on April 26, 2005, 06:55:06 PM
(http://www.u2.com/gallery/vertigo2005/U2_Mazur_4707133_400.jpg)
(http://www.u2.com/gallery/vertigo2005/BonoofU2_Mazur_4707086_400.jpg)
(http://www.u2.com/gallery/vertigo2005/2.jpg)
(http://www.u2.com/gallery/vertigo2005/1.jpg)


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Eazy E on April 26, 2005, 08:18:17 PM
Quote
First three songs are good but after that we take a trip into blandsville....

Really?  I love the heavy groove on Love and Peace... I would think you'd say "First four songs are good" at least.  :o

I haven't heard "Fast Cars", is it still included on the album or was it a limited time deal?


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Eeebs on April 26, 2005, 11:53:09 PM
Well, I have tickets to their September 14th show in Toronto... just on a side note, for someone who is into reducing world debt, Bono and crew surely do have extremely high ticket prices!!


Title: Re: U2
Post by: sl@sh on April 27, 2005, 02:45:20 AM
i went to one of their  anaheim  shows (GA baby)

will go to see them again when they come back in november!!


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Kujo on April 28, 2005, 01:35:44 PM
Quote
First three songs are good but after that we take a trip into blandsville....

Really?? I love the heavy groove on Love and Peace... I would think you'd say "First four songs are good" at least.? :o

I haven't heard "Fast Cars", is it still included on the album or was it a limited time deal?

I got the "Bonus" edition with the art work and the DVD on the day the CD was released. Fast Cars is included on that version of the CD. I wouldnt buy it just for that song but the DVD material is pretty good: Acoustic "Sometimes You Cant Make It On Your Own", Acoustic "Vertigo" with Edge playing a banjo, and somethingelse I'm forgetting at the moment.


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Butch Français on April 28, 2005, 08:52:35 PM
I find it to be a really uninteresting album :-\


Title: Re: U2
Post by: J? on May 10, 2005, 02:00:57 AM
If anyone goes to http://www.atu2.com

or has been following the tour setlist so far its been pretty dissappointing, not really that much tunes from All That You Cant Leave Behind, and its been predictable.

http://www.u2tours.com/

I plan on somehow getting tickets when they come to Toronto, I'm a fan of playing new songs and new shit, but ya its pretty predictable tour which is kinda gay. Sponteaneous setlists and mixing it up is alot better then same ole same ole.


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Malcolm on May 14, 2005, 11:56:52 AM
08.05.2005
First Night, Chicago
Set List from last night's opening show in Chicago.

Love and Peace
Vertigo
Elevation
An Cat Dubh / Into the Heart
City of Blinding Lights
Beautiful Day
Miracle Drug
Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
New Year's Day
Sunday Bloody Sunday
Bullet The Blue Sky
Running to Standstill
Bad
Pride In The Name of Love
Where the Streets Have No Name
One

Zoo Station
The Fly
Mysterious Ways

All Because of You
Yahweh
'40'


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Malcolm on May 14, 2005, 12:02:46 PM
13.05.2005

Chicago Four, Set List-Bit Of A Change

Vertigo
All Because of You
Elevation
Gloria
The Ocean
Beautiful Day
Miracle Drug
Sometimes You Can?t Make It On Your Own
Love and Peace
Sunday Bloody Sunday
Bullet The Blue Sky
Running to Standstill
City of Blinding Lights
Pride in the name of love
Where the Streets Have No Name
One

Until the End of the World
The Fly
Mysterious Ways
With or Without You
Yahweh
Bad

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For Pope John Paul 2nd
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Title: Re: U2
Post by: GnRNightrain on May 14, 2005, 04:51:35 PM
I went to the second show in San Diego.  It was an amazing show.  We were only : ok: 10 feet from the stage.


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Malcolm on May 25, 2005, 08:59:29 PM
23.05.2005
Beautiful Philadelphia
Philadelphia was beautiful again last night.

Arcade Fire?s Wake Up fades out and a disembodied voice - ?everyone, everyone, everyone? - fades up, five huge burning red lamps lift off into the roof of the stage as a single orange spot plays on The Edge.

The second show in Philadelphia opens with City of Blinding Lights, with a huge illuminated curtain descending around the stage, spangling confetti falling from the ceiling and Bono emerging at the tip of the elipse, hands raised in expectation. ??Oh you look so beautiful Philadelphia??

This was an audience that made their presence felt from the off. The ovation that greets Elevation finds the singer responding, ?That?s Philadelphia for you?? which provokes an even greater roar. And what a treat to find Gloria back in the set tonight, with a special nod to Adam Clayton and one of his signature bass lines. ??Tattoo Boy? ? as he is dubbed by Bono ? finds himself helped up on stage during Beautiful Day and takes his moment of fame with style, yelling his lungs out in undisguised pleasure.

?We?ve had a great past in this band but the thing that excites us most is the future,? raps Bono as the song closes. ?What it holds in science and technology and the idea that the world can change shape and be better. We believe God is inspiring scientists and doctors and nurses, we met someone today at the airport and this is for the little baby she is carrying?this is Miracle Drug.?

Larry comes to the fore for Love and Peace or Else, standing at the tip of the elipse and duetting with Bono, before eventually giving way to the singer who takes on the single drum like a man possessed. Edge, meanwhile, is flailing his guitar to a thrilling climax. This ?war and peace? chapter in the show is increasingly a stand-out, and tonight no exception. The reception for Sunday Bloody Sunday fairly raises the roof while a terrifying opening to Bullet the Blue Sky gives way to all kinds of new meanings the song never used to conjure up. ?Johnny come marching home again, hurrah, hurrah,? sings Bono as the track closes, before dedicating Running to Stand Still to ??the brave men and women of the United States military.?. This one closes with ?Alleluiah, alleluiah? as the powerful words of the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights scroll down the screens above.

Human rights is still the theme as Pride In The Name of Love gives way to Where The Streets Have No Name and One ? this time, as every night, the human rights in question are those of the people of Africa, living in poverty. ?From Dr King?s America to Nelson Mandela?s Africa? the?. Journey?. Of ?. Equality? moves? on.?

Another great show in another great city. Here?s the set list.

City of Blinding Lights
Vertigo
Elevation
Gloria
The Ocean
Beautiful Day
Miracle Drug
Sometimes You Can?t make It On Your Own
Love and Peace or Else
Sunday Bloody Sunday
Bullet The Blue Sky
Running to Standstill
Pride in the Name of Love
Where the Streets have no Name
One

Zoo Station
The Fly
Mysterious Ways
With or Without You

Yahweh
40


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Hammy on May 27, 2005, 09:56:24 AM
I'll be seeing them on June 14th & 15th....i don't really like them but i work for the security firm doing the concert, so i'm being paid to watch them...it's only right :yes:


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Genesis on May 31, 2005, 09:44:28 AM
This is shit, but i'm bored so.... At the start of U2's Vertigo, Bono counts down "uno dos tres ... catorce!" If he means four, shouldn't he have said 'cuatro'? If i remember my spanish, catorce is 14... (He even holds up 4 fingers while saying this in the video). Aww what the fuck anyway... ::)


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Cornell on May 31, 2005, 09:48:39 AM
This is shit, but i'm bored so.... At the start of U2's Vertigo, Bono counts down "uno dos tres ... catorce!" If he means four, shouldn't he have said 'cuatro'? If i remember my spanish, catorce is 14... (He even holds up 4 fingers while saying this in the video). Aww what the fuck anyway... ::)

I wondered about this the first time I heard the song!  I thought it was just me though because I've mentioned it some friends and they looked at me like I had 3 eyes.  ::)


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Jamie on May 31, 2005, 10:23:40 AM
Maybe it's Bono's new super-intelligent way of counting, and from here he's goin to make an entire new language, that only him and the Edge can understand and U2 are goin to use it to take over every major international government and enslave the world.  :nervous:


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Sakib on June 01, 2005, 07:46:00 AM
actually, its prob just a wierd count. for example, at the begining of a song cornchucker, they count 5,6, 72


Title: Re: U2
Post by: GNFNRS on June 03, 2005, 10:00:07 AM
Does anyone have or know someone that has an extra ticket for Sept. 14th in Toronto?


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Malcolm on June 22, 2005, 05:29:58 PM
 Here?s the set list from last night?s show at Hampden Park in Glasgow, report to follow.

Vertigo
All Because of You
Electric Co.
Elevation
New Year?s Day
Beautiful Day
Still Haven?t Found
Wild Horses
City of Blinding Lights
Miracle Drug
Sometimes You Can?t Make it On Your Own
Love and Peace
Sunday Bloody Sunday
Bullet The Blue Sky
Running to Standstill
Pride in the Name of Love
Where the Streets Have No Name
One

Zoo Station
The Fly
With or Without You

Yahweh
Vertigo


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Malcolm on July 24, 2005, 11:23:46 AM
Setlist has changed a bit so i thaught id update it
19.07.2005
?Here She Comes??
Is she here to stay ? Miss Sarajevo in the set list again for last night?s show at Letzigrund Stadium in Zurich.

Here?s what they played ? report to follow.

Vertigo
I Will Follow
Electric Co.
Elevation
Beautiful Day
I Still Haven?t Found What I?m Looking For
All I Want is You
City of Blinding Lights
Miracle Drug
Sometimes You Can?t Make it On Your Own
Love and Peace
Sunday Bloody Sunday
Bullet The Blue Sky
Miss Sarajevo
Pride in the Name of Love
Where the Streets Have No Name
One

Zoo Station
The Fly
With or Without You

All Because of You
Yahweh
Vertigo


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Malcolm on July 24, 2005, 11:28:56 AM

Vertigo
I Will Follow
Electric Co.
Elev'tionNew Year?s Day
Beautiful Day
I Still Haven?t Found What I?m Looking For
All I Want is You
City of Blinding Lights
Miracle Drug
Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
Love and Peace
Sunday Bloody Sunday
Bullet The Blue Sky
Miss Sarajevo
Pride in the Name of Love
Where the Streets Have No Name
One

Zoo Station
The Fly
With or Without You

Original of the Species
All Because of You
Yahweh
Vertigo


Title: Re: U2
Post by: jameslofton29 on August 09, 2005, 08:23:49 PM
Have any of you guys seen U2 in concert on their current tour? Do any of you know what their setlist is? Did they play 'Helter Skelter' or 'When Love Comes To Town'? I might go see them in Oakland in November, but would like to know what they play.


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Ignatius on August 09, 2005, 08:26:04 PM


Tell him Malcom...


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Eduardo on August 09, 2005, 08:27:35 PM
They havent been playing those songs. But they have been playing awesome songs, such as eletric Co., Zoo Station, The Fly, Who's Gonna ride your Wild Horses, etc. Obviously they are playing their big hits too such as one, with or without you, beautiful day, pride etc


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Malcolm on August 09, 2005, 08:36:36 PM
Theres a thread a few pages back with setlits on there ill post a recent one and bump it up so u can see some of them


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Malcolm on August 09, 2005, 08:38:16 PM
08.08.2005
Hot In The City
A blistering set in Barcelone last night. Here's what they played.
Full report to follow....

Vertigo
I Will Follow
Electric Co.
Elevation
New Year?s Day
Beautiful Day
I Still Haven?t Found
City of Blinding Lights
Miracle Drug
Sometimes You Can?t Make It On Your Own
Love and Peace
Sunday Bloody Sunday
Bullet The Blue Sky
Miss Sarajevo
Pride in the name of love
Where the Streets have no name
One

Zoo Station
The Fly
With or Without You

All Because of You
Party Girl
Vertigo


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Malcolm on August 09, 2005, 08:40:07 PM
30.07.2005
?A World in White is Underway?
More breathtaking action from the audience and a great show at the Ullevi Stadium in Gothenburg tonight.

Here?s the set list, report to follow. (The audience, just so you are not in total suspense, created a sea of white tonight, surprising the band as they arrived on stage. The band, just so as you are not in total suspense, surprised the audience with Party Girl, including traditional champagne bottle opening moment!)


Vertigo
I Will Follow
Electric Co.
Elevation
New Year?s Day
Beautiful Day
Still Haven?t Found
All I want is You
City of Blinding Lights
Miracle Drug
Sometimes You Can?t Make it On Your Own
Love and Peace
Sunday Bloody Sunday
Bullet The Blue Sky
Miss Sarajevo
Pride in the Name of Love
Where the Streets have No Name
One

Zoo Station
The Fly
With or Without You

All Because of You
Party Girl
Vertigo


Title: Re: U2
Post by: jameslofton29 on August 09, 2005, 11:11:46 PM
Thanks for the info. I checked out that thread. They could have done better with their setlist. No Helter Skelter, When Love Comes To Town, Desire, and they dont seem to play 'I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For' every night. I cant believe they dont play Helter Skelter. They had a live version of it on Rattle and Hum, and its the best version of the song I've ever heard. It would be a great opener for their show.


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Malcolm on August 21, 2005, 10:24:39 PM
12.08.2005
Madrid Set List
U2's final Vertio//2005 concert in Spain in Estadio Vicente Calderon. Set list below with report to follow.

Vertigo
I Will Follow
Electric Co.
Elevation
New Year?s Day
Beautiful Day
I Still Haven?t Found
City of Blinding Lights
Miracle Drug
Sometimes You Can?t Make It On Your Own
Love and Peace
Sunday Bloody Sunday
Bullet The Blue Sky
Miss Sarajevo
Pride in the name of love
Where the Streets have no name
One

Zoo Station
The Fly
With or Without You

All Because of You
Yahweh
Vertigo



Title: Re: U2
Post by: Malcolm on August 21, 2005, 10:25:24 PM
15.08.2005
Vertigo Europe Climaxes in Lisbon
The band performed their final European date for 2005 tonight, to a packed
stadium in Lisbon, Portugal.

It was a bit of a special day for the band in Portugal. Apart from the final show of the hugely successful European leg of Vertigo ?05, earlier in the day they received the prestigious Order of Merit. More on this, plus photos and a report of the show, later. Meantime, here tonight's set list.

Vertigo
I Will Follow
Electric Co.
Elevation
New Year's Day
Beautiful Day
I Still Haven't Found
City of Blinding Lights
Miracle Drug
Sometimes you Can't Make It On Your Own
Love and Peace
Sunday Bloody Sunday
Bullet The Blue Sky
Miss Sarajevo
Pride in the Name of Love
Where the Streets Have No Name
One

Zoo Station
The Fly
With or Without You

All Because of You
Yahweh
40


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Malcolm on September 22, 2005, 09:39:42 PM
12.09.2005
Fast Cars In Toronto
New songs and famous faces as Fall dates get off to a flyer in Canada tonight.

Eighteen thousand Canadians got the third leg of Vertigo '05 off to a deafening start at the Air Canada Centre tonight. After a month away, the band appeared rejuvenated and a blistering 23-song set suggested the Fall dates are going to be among the best of the whole year.

'Hello, hello...Toronto!' announced Bono as the set opened with Vertigo and raced into the familiar quartet of I Will Follow, Electric Co., Elevation and Beautiful Day. The first surprise came with the opening chords of In A Little While, making its return to the stage for the first time since the Elevation Tour. 'We haven't played that in a little while...it's fair to say!'

Almost every song got an ovation tonight, Toronto was delighted to have U2 back.

'Don't get too big for your boots Toronto!' joked Bono. 'With your film festival and all, don't forget your rock'n'roll. Tonight this is a rock'n'roll festival.'

Seemed like everyone who is anyone is in town for the film festival and lots of them were having a rock'n'roll festival tonight. Ray Liotta, Cuba Gooding (in a very cool hat), Harvey Keitel, Lian Lunson, Toni Collete, Hal Wilner and Curtis Hansen to name a few. There's no doubt which film Bono thinks is the best in show. 'I'm very proud that the best film on show happens to be an Irish film,' he said. 'Breakfast On Pluto.' (And the best documentary he added, is Lian Lunson's 'Leonard Cohen I'm Your Man'.)

As Edge picked out the familiar chords of 'Still Haven't Found', Larry and Adam caught their breath, Bono thanked everyone for turning up... and offered a little apology. 'Normally we start out in Toronto and then move out West, this time we were working up to Toronto !'

No small earthquake of applause for that one. City of Blinding Lights had some beautiful new visuals thrown up on the illuminated curtains around the stage while Miracle Drug went out to all the doctors and nurses. The potent trio of Love and Peace, Sunday Bloody Sunday and Bullet The Blue Sky was as chilling tonight as on the first leg in North America six months ago, but this time there was a twist, brought over from the European shows: Miss Sarajevo.

'So what a strange year, we're lovers in a dangerous time,' rapped Bono, dropping in a reference to a song by the legendary Canadian singer-songwriter Bruce Cockburn. 'All the devastation, London, Turkey, the Middle East, these are strange times to live in London or New York or Toronto. We have a song to dedicate to this time and we'd like to turn it into a prayer tonight and the prayer is that we do not become a monster in order to defeat a monster...'

And so Edge began playing the keyboard intro to Miss Sarajevo, a song originally recorded with Brian Eno and set in war-torn Bosnia. 'Is there a time for human rights?' sang Bono, which was the perfect cue for the screens above the stage to begin scrolling the UN Declaration of Human Rights.

Pride, Streets and One ran into a lovely snatch of Old Man River as everything was illuminated with ten thousand cell phones. For North American fans this was the first time to hear and see the Vertigo '05 versions of Zoo Station and The Fly. A few minutes later came an even bigger surprise with the arrival of Fast Cars, a track that many fans had never heard before - and one, as Bono admitted, the band had never played live.

'I'm going nowhere
Where I am it is a lot of fun
They're in the desert to dismantle an atomic bomb
I watch them channel hop
Check the stocks
I'm in detox
I want the lot of what you've got
If what you've got can make this stop...'

Fast Cars appears as the twelfth track on How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb, but only on the Japanese and UK versions of the album, and the Deluxe edition. Credit to those fans on the front row who were, unbelievably, singing along word for word!

We shouldn't forget to mention that earlier in the evening, Dashboard Confessional got the third leg off to a great start (more on them in the coming days). A fine opening night of four in Toronto, with lots of twists and turns and the promise of even more later in the week.
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Title: Re: U2
Post by: Malcolm on September 22, 2005, 09:40:07 PM
14.09.2005
Bad in Toronto
Here is the set list from the 2nd show in Toronto. Full report to follow.

Vertigo
Electric Co.
Elevation
Beautiful Day
Still Haven?t Found
City of Blinding Lights
Miracle Drug
Sometimes You Can?t Make It On Your Own
Love and Peace
Sunday Bloody Sunday
Bullet The Blue Sky
Miss Sarajevo
Pride
Where the Streets have no name
One

The Fly
With or Without You

All Because of You
Yahweh
Bad


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Malcolm on September 22, 2005, 09:42:52 PM
17.09.2005
Three Out of Four
Here's the set list for the third of the four Toronto shows tonight. (Report to follow).

City of Blinding Lights
Vertigo
Elevation
Electric Co.
The Ocean
Beautiful Day
Miracle Drug
Sometimes You Can?t Make It On Your Own
Love and Peace or Else
Sunday Bloody Sunday
Bullet The Blue Sky
Miss Sarajevo
Human Rights
Pride in the Name of Love
Where the Streets have no Name
One

The Fly
With or Without You

All Because of You
Fast Cars
Yahweh end of ramp
?40?

17.09.2005
'Happy Birthday BB King'
Birthdays, video shoots, local band onstage. Third night in Toronto is out of control.

What a night in Toronto for the third show. Not only did we open up with City of Blinding Lights - haven't seen that since Boston way back in the Spring - but we ended up with a local Toronto band on stage playing Out of Control. And the reception from the audience tonight, right from the opening shout of 'Larry Mullen Jnr, Hello Hello Vertigo...!' was phenomenal.

'Alright, Night Three' confirms Bono, as if there were lingering doubts, and then, during The Ocean, he recalls The Maple Leaf Bar to big respect. 'We made this album when we were kids 17,18,19...'

The band are as fat and basey and loud as the biggest rock and roll band in the world tonight - and Adam is smiling like he knows it. 'After 20 years we might need more than 20 minutes,' suggests the singer as the heart is a bloom and Beautiful Day segues into Many Rivers To Cross.

'This is for the children's hospital here in town,' explains Bono as Edge opens up Miracle Drug. 'It's dedicated to doctors and nurses ? and the scientists who help them come up with new solutions to old problems.'

As the songs fly by the temperature rises. Larry drives 'Love and Peace or Else' into 'Sunday Bloody Sunday' and on into 'Bullet The Blue Sky' with a meditation from Bono on contemporary global conflict.
'We grew up in Ireland, and we grew up with terrorism a hundred miles up the road ? but even in Dublin we had problems. Now you look around the world and it's everywhere. The thing about terrorism is that they fundamentally don?t believe that people are more important than ideas.. we believe that people are more important than ideas, from Louisiana to Mozambique to Toronto to Sarajevo.'

In Miss Sarajevo Bono summons the spirit of Luciano and every spine is tingled. Maybe it's the arrival of the weekend but boy is it loud tonight, everyone yelling along in every chorus for song after song.
'Wow, that?s an incredible sound,' exclaims Bono as Streets reaches a crescendo and the cellphones come winking out of every pocket and shoulderbag. 'We?re looking for the Milky Way tonight, lets see what we can find, or some other galaxy.'

And with One who should turn up on stage but one of the people who helped first bring this wonderful piece of music to birth in the first place, local Canadian boy Daniel Lanois, back for his second night on back-up guitar.

No sooner had the band caught their breath than director Lian Lunson - she of the acclaimed Leonard Cohen documentary (I'm Your Man), premiered in the city earlier this week - is up on stage with a film crew. The band are playing Fast Cars again, only the second live performance ever (Don't laugh!' says Bono) and it is being committed to film. (Who knows what for ? Guess we'll find out soon enough.) The director gets a kiss on the cheek as she takes her crew off stage and it's a time for celebrations - this being the eightieth birthday of the one and only BB King.
'Lets call him at home and wish him Happy Birthday!'
And so the man who was LoveTown with U2 in the decade before last, takes the call to hear 18,000 Canadians sing him Happy Birthday.
'You know how much you mean to us.' says Bono, and we did.

You'd think that was enough excitement for one night, that perhaps with Danny and a film-crew and BB we might have had our quota of the guests on the Vertigo stage tonight. Not quite. Spotting an inviting sign in the crowd ('U2 + a song with our band = a happy crowd'), before we quite know what is happening a local Toronto band are up on stage to perform their own version of Out of Control. With Edge joining Menew (as we discover they are called) on guitar (he could go far), Shade, Key and Nathan Samuel Phillip showed they know how to rock'n'roll - and the locals loved them.

After that we only needed the cool, balming qualities of '40' to send us on our way, chilled and content after a wonderful show.
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Title: Re: U2
Post by: Malcolm on September 22, 2005, 09:44:36 PM
17.09.2005
Discotheque in Toronto
Discotheque makes it's Vertigo//05 debut in Toronto.

Set list below, report to follow.

City of Blinding Lights
Vertigo
Elevation
Electric Co.
The Ocean
Beautiful Day
Miracle Drug
Sometimes You Can?t Make It On Your Own
Love and Peace or Else
Sunday Bloody Sunday
Bullet The Blue Sky
Miss Sarajevo
Human Rights
Pride in the Name of Love
Where the Streets have no Name
One

Discotheque
The Fly
With or Without You

All Because of You
Fast Cars
Yahweh

19.09.2005
More Blinding Lights in Toronto
Eddie Veder was on hand to help close a week of memorable shows in Toronto.

From the moment we kicked off with the dazzling City of Blinding Lights to the final ?how long? of ?40?, this was a Saturday night of celebration.

Who else can start a show with three top ten hits of the noughties - City of Blinding Lights, Vertigo and Elevation ? and then soar into Electric Co and The Ocean, a pair of treasures from the 1970?s ? Within minutes of the opening bars of tonight?s show, the guitar man was soaring mystically around the elipse like a character from Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, eventually passing the singer who was ad-libbing ?People I don?t know are trying to kill me.? (Note to trivia fans: a line from the recent self-penned charity single by long-time friend of the band Neil McCormick).

The thundering bass of Adam took the strain for The Ocean while, in near-darkness, Larry stopped the drums, as Beautiful Day kept the spell: ?Maple Leaf Ballroom right in front of you!?

Again Bono rapped enigmatically on the strange extra-terrestrial origins of the one they call The Edge before Miracle Drug was dedicated to a childrens hospital in Toronto. ? We got some nurses down the front there, we do like the nurses.?

No need to mention the volume levels of the Torontonians ? they?ve been off the scale all week ? and as Love and Peace signalled a sequence of songs which ricochet between the decades (but all sound as if they were written yesterday), there was a surprise or two still in store.

Danny Lanois was back with us tonight (that?s four shows in four nights, such dedication) and also back on stage was director Lian Lunson, again shooting All Because of You and Fast Cars. As Danny came on stage for One, Bono thanked him ?for your guidance over so many years and your poetic spirit.? There was one more player for this band though ? with Bono breaking into the lyrics of Old Man River, the band welcomed Eddie Veder of Pearl Jam on stage who took up the vocals while Bono watched from the side of the stage.

Returning after One, cellphones switched off again, could it be, surely not, yes it was... the unmistakeable chords of Discotheque, it?s first airing since Elevation in 2001, but it hasn?t been a regular since PopMart back in ?97. Tonight it included a snatch of that ?80?s classic from Frankie Goes To Hollywood, ?Relax?. Willie Williams, on his final night of the current run, had come up with some suitably funkadelic visuals with the light curtains and suddenly we were all back in club Vertigo. At the end Bono dedicated Yahweh to Willie remarking that while he thought it was the end, in no way could he leave: ?It?s like a priesthood!?
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Title: Re: U2
Post by: Malcolm on September 22, 2005, 09:45:29 PM
20.09.2005
?Rockin? In The Free World?
Bono, Edge and Larry were all at the Pearl Jam show in Toronto last night.

Eddie Veder had been on stage with U2 in the same arena just a couple of nights back and tonight thanked U2 for opening up for them ? and breaking in the building!

Introducing Hide Your Love Away, Vedder was full of praise for U2 and thanked them ?for all the drink they?ve bought us over the years?. He spoke of U2 as a great band who had lasted the distance and been an inspiration ? the Pearl Jammers loved it.

Later, Veder remarked that ?the best song ever written about addiction is called Bad? - and Pearl Jam slipped a section of it into their own song ?Daughter?. And, just when you thought maybe it wasn?t going to happen, during the band?s second encore Bono came up on stage with tambourine in hand and helped them cover Neil Young's ?Rockin' in the Free World?.


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Malcolm on September 22, 2005, 09:46:29 PM
20.09.2005
'She got soul, soul, soul, sweet soul'
U2 mixed it all up tonight and came up with a great new set list.


Here's what they played, report to follow:

City of Blinding Lights
Vertigo
Elevation
Electric Co.
The Ocean
Walk On
Beautiful Day
Miracle Drug
Sometimes You Can?t Make It On Your Own
Yahweh
Love and Peace or Else
Sunday Bloody Sunday
Bullet The Blue Sky
Miss Sarajevo
Pride in the Name of Love
Where the Streets Have no Name
One

Discotheque
The Fly
With or Without You

All Because of You
The First Time
Bad


21.09.2005
Original Second Night in Chicago
More surprises tonight as Original of the Species and Wild Horses make it into the set. Here's what they played, report to follow.

City of Blinding Lights
Vertigo
Elevation
Electric Co.
The Ocean
Wild Horses
Beautiful Day
Miracle Drug
Sometimes You Can?t Make It On Your Own
Yahweh
Love and Peace or Else
Sunday Bloody Sunday
Bullet The Blue Sky
Miss Sarajevo
Pride in the Name of Love
Where the Streets have no Name
One

Bad
Original of the Species
With or Without You

Fast Cars
All Because of You
40


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Evolution on October 27, 2005, 07:02:02 PM
Aaaah. Just got this bad boy on right now. What can i say? Fucking A album!

Surely others appreciate this excellent cd?


Title: Re: U2
Post by: GnFnR87 on October 27, 2005, 09:04:44 PM
its pretty good, havent listened to it in a while..... i should put it on.... i think "With Or Without You" is one of the best songs ever...


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Dr. Blutarsky on October 27, 2005, 10:27:18 PM
I got it for X-mas in '87.

Fucking fantastic album! U2's finest moment.

It is one of those timeless albums I can put away for a year or so & rediscover all over again.


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Jonathan on October 28, 2005, 02:52:39 AM
At their best! The best U2 album, no doubt..


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Izzy on October 28, 2005, 08:15:26 AM
First 4 tracks are superb - but after that....it goes downhill fast

Same as most U2 albums - first few tracks (the singles) are fine but then the rest is very average


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Evolution on October 28, 2005, 09:37:18 AM
First 4 tracks are superb - but after that....it goes downhill fast

Same as most U albums - first few tracks (the singles) are fine but then the rest is very average

Any album with those first 4 songs would find it hard to keep that momentum i suppose.

The combo of "Exit" and "Mothers Of The Disappeared" rev my engine though


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Eduardo on October 28, 2005, 12:33:15 PM
Awesome Album... And not the first 4 songs are great. Theres Running To Stand Still, Exit, Mothers, etc

But its not the best U2 album. That glory goes to Acthung Baby. All songs are great, except for, maybe Whos Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Thorazine Shuffle on October 28, 2005, 06:00:21 PM
My favorite track has to be "Red Hill Mining Town."  That chorus causes goose bumps. 


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Ignatius on October 29, 2005, 07:18:36 AM
My favorite track has to be "Red Hill Mining Town."? That chorus causes goose bumps.?

Agree! I'm not too crazy about this particular U2 album, but "Red Hill Mining Town" is the best track. That's the only song off The Joshua Tree that's never been played live.


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Malcolm on November 08, 2005, 03:26:56 PM
Fans who can't catch U2  during the group's sold-out fall tour can still experience a live performance from the Irish quartet via the upcoming concert DVD "Vertigo 2005//U2 Live from Chicago."Scheduled for release on Nov. 15, the two-disc set features a live disc comprising footage shot during U2's May 9-10 performance at Chicago's United Center, and a second disc of bonus material that includes a behind-the-scenes documentary.

Director Hamish Hamilton, who directed the band's previous million-selling DVDs ("U2 Go Home: Live from Slane Castle" and "Elevation 2001: U2 Live from Boston"), helmed "Live from Chicago," as well.

A streaming-video preview of "Live from Chicago" is posted at U2's website, and the live disc's track listing is included below.

U2 is in the midst of the fall leg of its "Vertigo 2005" tour, which touches down in Oakland, CA, Tuesday night (11/8) for the first of two concerts. The band's North American itinerary, which is included below, runs until mid-December.

The tour supports U2's 11th studio album, "How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb," which arrived in stores one year ago and debuted at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 album chart.

"Vertigo 2005//U2 Live from Chicago" track listing:


      City of Blinding Lights
      Vertigo
      Elevation
      Cry/Electric Co.
      An Cat Dubh/Into the Heart
      Beautiful Day
      New Year's Day
      Miracle Drug
      Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
      Love and Peace or Else
      Sunday Bloody Sunday
      Bullet the Blue Sky
      Running To Standstill
      Pride (In the Name of Love)
      Where The Streets Have No Name
      One
      Zoo Station
      The Fly
      Mysterious Ways
      All Because of You
      Original of the Species
      Yahweh
      40


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Mr. Dick Purple on January 12, 2006, 01:43:48 PM
Any news on southamerican dates?, I know it will be Chile 26 feb, but the tracklist will be the same??  ???


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Bono on February 20, 2006, 07:43:39 PM
Like I wasn't gonna start this thread ;D Took me long enough though. I've already made two other posts.

I don't have much to talk about today. I just thought I'd get the ball rolling on the thread though. I saw there was an official U2 tour thread which is good. At least there's some interest about them here.

(http://u2liveinconcert.com/titlenew.jpg)
"Music can change the world because music can change people"
-Bono-


Title: Re: U2
Post by: MR W,AXL ROSE on February 20, 2006, 08:07:27 PM
U2 fuckin rock.they are a solid rock in an industry full of dust.
                                "with or without youuuuuu,with or without you arrr haaaa,i cant liiiiivvvvveeee with or without you,with or without you".a fukin classic and one of my all time favs songs EVER.NO ONE CAN DISS THE U2  :peace: :beer:


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Bono on February 20, 2006, 08:15:38 PM
See people. Even Mr. Rose himself agree with U2.  :peace:


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Malcolm on February 20, 2006, 09:20:29 PM
Im pretty sure theres already a U2 thread I created a whiole back dude


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Bono on February 20, 2006, 09:27:32 PM
Im pretty sure theres already a U2 thread I created a whiole back dude

Weird. It didn't come up whe I did a search. Your Official U2 tour thread did though. Oh well. u2's good enough to have two official threads. : ok: :peace:


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Eduardo on February 21, 2006, 02:13:04 AM
One might be my second favorite song ever, right behind GIMME SHELTER


Title: Re: U2
Post by: GnFnR87 on February 21, 2006, 11:30:33 AM
all the albums are solid even the latest but i will forever worship them for Achtung Baby which is the only album i can honestly say that has NO FILLER, every song is STUNNING. 


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Bono on February 22, 2006, 03:59:24 PM
No offense to the one who merged this thread with my "Official U2 Thread" but this thread is obvioulsly not the "Official" U2 thread. It's  simply titled "U2". My thread was official and actually endorsed by the band themselves. There's a huge difference.









 :D


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Bono on February 22, 2006, 10:57:12 PM
The following posts are my U2 experiences for 2005. I apologise for posting so many times in a row but I just wanted to let everyone know how I feel about this band. I figure if I just get these stories out of the way we'll all be better off :peace:


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Bono on February 22, 2006, 10:59:17 PM
City of Blinding Lights - video shoot

Unfreaking believable everyone!!! I arrived in Vancouver at 12:00pm Wednesday afternoon and was driving around with my buddies listening to U2. We decided to turn on The Fox radio station and we caught the end of them saying U2 was shooting a video in the city. I made my buddies come down to GM Place with me just to see if that was where they were shooting it and they were! My buddies(This_Guy one of them) weren't interested so they left but I was so I waited in line for 4 hours and when we all finally got in we were treated to 5 takes of City of Blinding Lights. Bono joked with the crowd which looked like about 3500 people. After the fith take of COBL the band ripped into 3 fucking mindblowing performances of Vertigo, All Becasue of You and Sometime You Can't Make it on Your Own. The place went insane  They did it with the lights and everything and the sound was cranked up so loud but was crystal clear. I was so freaking pumped up you guys have no idea. Greatest concert moment of my life(up untill the Friday show at least) and it was only 3 songs and one song 5 times. Whether or not I get a close up in the video is unknown but I was in the crowd and there for I'll be in the video regradless whether or not you can see me


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Bono on February 22, 2006, 11:01:26 PM


Vancouver shows: April 28th & 29th

Oh my freaking God!!! You guys,,have no idea what an experience that was!!! First I was at the video shoot on Wednesday, second I caught the first show from the nosebleeds and then on Friday night I had the best seats in the house as my ticket scanned properly and I was in the circle,elipse, bombshelter or whatever you want to call it with This_Guy. Unreal. I was an arms length away from Bono many times as well as Larry, and Adam, never managed to be in the same place at the same time as The Edge though. Oh man it was unreal. both nights there were times were I got a bit emotional and had a lump in my throat. Not becasue it was sad but because they(U2) and the fans and the whole thing came together as one It's insanely powerful. A freind of mine who was there on Thursday night actually had tears roll down her face due to how overwhelming it was. Even This_Guy on the second night(inside the circle) may have teard up a bit(You'll have to ask him though) at one point and he's not even a fan. he might be now though  Friday night inside the circle was without a doubt the greatest experience I've had in my life so far. For anyone who even slightly doubts the power of this band do yourself a huge favor and SEE THEM LIVE. Unfucking real is all I can say. Graetest band who ever lived in my mind without question. No one will ever be able to convince me otherwise. The connection between U2 fans and the band is unparalleled and the emotion in the building is nearly impossible to comprehend. WOW!!!!  A major suprsie on the first show was that the band played Original of the Species which as far as I know was the first time they have done so on this tour. It's was cool but honestly paled in comparison to the performance of Yaweh which took it's spot on the second night. In fact to be honest the second show was much better than the first show in my opinion. Partially due to the fact that I was on the floor but also the setlist was better in my opinion. Electric Co. replaced Gloria, Into the Heart repalced The Ocean and Yaweh replaced Original of the Species. All in my opinion made for a better show. The first show was insane but the second show was the greatest show of all time by any band anywhere at any time. Crazy, crazy, crazy. This was the very best week of my life.


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Bono on February 22, 2006, 11:07:53 PM
U2 at Madison Square Garden and the New York experience

Unreal trip is all I can say. Even if I did lose my wallet which had my liscence in it only a few short hours after arriving. The first night there we got totally hammered and bought scalpers tickets to a Social Distortion concert which is where I lost my wallet. Day two included site seeing at Ground Zero, Statue of Liberty and Times Square(we spent time there everyday as our hotel was only one block away). We took in The Lion King that night. If anyone has any doubts as to whether or not a broadway play is any good, go check out The Lion King and all doubts will be erased. Absolutely amazing. Day three was filled with walking. We walked from Times Square to China town and then walked across the Manhatten bridge into Brooklyn where we hung out for a good while. Then we took the Subway to The Bronx and had dinner in a little diner. The Yankee game was amazing and truely made us feel part of New York. Too bad they lost 11-7. Day three was spent in Times Square walking around in the pouring rain. We checked out the wax museum and ate more than enough at alot of different places. We went into Penn Station which was weird becasue of the bomb threats there was actual military guys with machine guns. Then the highlight and the reason for the trip was upon us(at least for me it was) U2 was on fire at MSG. They played Fast Cars which wa a major surprise.No doubt the greatest live band ever. In all I have taken 8 friends who have no overwhelming interest in U2 to U2 concerts this year and 7 out of 8 claim it was the best show they've ever seen. Day four I don't remember much for some reason.? I think it was pretty laid back day. We did go to a comedy show at the Improv and got hammered again. Adam Sandler was there the night before but we weren't so lucky. A bunch of no names who were hilarious nonetheless. We got back to the hotel at 6:15am :lol:? Hmmmm City that never sleeps my ass. I have no iea what we were doing untill 6:00 am considering McDonalds was the only thing open. Day five was spent going through the routine of getting into the David Letterman show. We had to line up twice. The first time to get our tickets and learn the rules and the second time to actually get into the show. We ate at the Hello Deli(Rupert's deli) before the second lineing up. Orlando Bloom and Alicia Keys were the guests. Orlando was funny but Alicia Keys was typical r&B. Not exciteing at all. At least that's how I felt about her performance. I had hoped that seeing her live I'd change my tune but i was bored to tears. They should've just let PaulSchaffer and the CBS Orchestra play durring her time. That night we ventured into Harlem. We walked around for about an hour and then figured we might be pushing our luck so we left ona? bus. Anyways that was the trip. It was alot of fun and I'd definately do it again. I wanted to do the Central Park thing but the weather was shitty every day except the second day. New Yorkers are a hell of a lot more freindly than they're reputation. Everyone was extremely helpful. there was an instance though when it was late and I approached two ladies(about 27years old) "Excuse me but could you tell me...." they ignored me completely and kept walking. I yelled back at them "Way to further the American stereotype as rude and arrogant assholes" They imediately turned around and apologised and helped me out with directions  :rofl: Oh and another cool thing was our flight home was cancelled so we had to catch a different plane. We were delayed 3 hours but we got to fly home in First Class. Cool eh!

U2 at MSG in New York durring Zoo Station
(http://photos1.blogger.com/img/156/5298/640/U2%20New%20York%20Concert.jpg)


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Bono on February 22, 2006, 11:18:20 PM
Fans say THANK YOU in Portland on December 19th

My friend Nick who has always been anti U2(he thinks/thought they plain suck) was with me. I convinced him to come for the trip if nothing else. He was a good sport as I turned the 4 days into an all out U2 fest. He didn't know this but I had packed 3500 Thank You signs on 8X11 white paper. We had to hand them all out to the crowd when we got there. In total a bunch of super nerd fans handed out over 11 000 Thank You signs. The signs were the fans way of showing their appreaciation for the band and it worked. Bono aknowledged the signs and the band was obviously moved. Also I made Nick go to an atu2.com birthday party at Kell's Irish Pub where we hung out with insane fanatics that make me look like a casual fan. We saw 2 U2 cover bands(one of them we saw twice). As for the show itself, well it was amazing as useual and Nick's reaction half way through Vertigo(2nd song of thes set) was "holy shit nothing comes close to this. Nothing compares!" B) I never had any doubt. All in all this was the best U2 experience as far as "getting into it" goes for me this tour. Vancouver was amazing to see the band 3 nights in a row and from a mere feet away.? New York was New York and the crowd was insane, but Portland was more of a celebration of the band. Sounds cheesy and corny but that's what it was. I met so many cool people and for once it was great to walk into a bar and know that everyone shared your love for a great band.
(http://tinypic.com/ixwb4n.jpg)

The following is a clip from an article posted on u2.com:[/color]

It was one of those unforgettable tour moments, one we'll talk about for years to come: as the familiar opening bars of Elevation arrived thousands of fans, standing and seated, raised banners reading 'Thank You'. It was pretty obvious that the band were touched:' No! Thank YOU!' said Bono in response.
A night of gratitude all round - what great fans U2 have, no-one comes even close!


It's true. With all due respect to fans of band around the world no fans do come close. My friend Nick couldn't believe what he saw and to an extent neither could I. I knew but it still blows me away every time. The power of the band and the dedication of the fans is unparalelled. I met people from Germany, Belgium, New York, England, Calgary, Seattle, Toronto, Vancouver, Detroit, Salt Lake City etc. All who came just for the show. The hype started in the Vancouver airport where we ran into a group of seven people who where headed to the show. The line up started at midnight the night before the show in blowing snow and sleat. It's insane.? As for the actual show itself it's really hard to describe. There is nothing like it. The atmosphere, the connection betwen the band and the fans can't be explianed. This band is so much more powerful live than they are on their albums. The musi gets taekn to a whole other level. Honestly people see this band if you never have. It's more than a concert it's an all out event. You will not regret it


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Bono on February 22, 2006, 11:20:46 PM
For anyone wondering where the THANK YOU sign idea came from

myself and a girl on interference.com started talking about how cool it would be if the fans could come together to show appreciation for the band. I jokeingly said that we could all make Thank You signs and she rolled with it. She made 100 signs before I even knew she was serious about it and then other fans started in each making about 100 or so signs each. The fans at atu2.com and zootopia(u2.com) also got im on the act. I got excited and figured I could inspire people to go nuts on the signs if I made a a huge amount. I had the resources so I did it. It was a good thing I had people to meet up with when I got to Portland to help me hand out the signs. 3500 peices of paper is more than you realies. Once it's sitting there in front of you it's quite intimidateing.? My suitcase full of signs was pretty heavy. To be honest it felt really good to be the one who contributed the most signs to the cause. Actually almost 3000 more signs than the next closest person. It wasn't a compition but I admit it felt great doing what I did.


So there ya go. Those were my U2 experiences for 2005. best year of my life.


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Markus Asraelius on March 09, 2006, 12:09:39 PM
My opinion of U2 is that they rip people songs off from people and are basically an over-rated band. I think people give them too much respect and I also think that Bono and his boys are stuck on themselves.

Now, the're older music was really good but nowdays, I think they suck.

Does anybody else agree with me on this?


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Izzy on March 09, 2006, 12:11:01 PM
And breathe out....

Couldn't u have used the half dozen U2 threads for this?


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Mandy. on March 09, 2006, 12:15:15 PM
I don't really like the band, but I think the songs are great. Mostly the lyrics.


Title: Re: U2
Post by: estrangedpaul on March 09, 2006, 12:37:12 PM
I agree. War, Unforgettable Fire, Joshua Tree, Rattle And Hum, Achtung Baby are classic rock albums. But their last two albums sucked. All Bono trying to change the world, not enough great music.


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Butch Français on March 09, 2006, 01:23:37 PM
I don't like them these days.


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Axls Locomotive on March 09, 2006, 03:37:32 PM
My opinion of U2 is that they rip people songs off from people

like what exactly?

think people give them too much respect and I also think that Bono and his boys are stuck on themselves.

and axl isnt? everyone has faults and there are plenty of big egos in the rock world


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Markus Asraelius on March 09, 2006, 03:41:16 PM
My opinion of U2 is that they rip people songs off from people

like what exactly?

think people give them too much respect and I also think that Bono and his boys are stuck on themselves.

and axl isnt? everyone has faults and there are plenty of big egos in the rock world

Well gee, let's see...
The lead single off of U2's last song was a rip-off of a song by The Offspring. They ripped off a punk band of all.

Axl is so beyond Bono and I didn't even mention the name axl.


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Mr. Dick Purple on March 09, 2006, 03:50:42 PM
Acthum baby and Josua Tree are just  :drool:


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Axls Locomotive on March 09, 2006, 04:13:04 PM

Well gee, let's see...
The lead single off of U2's last song was a rip-off of a song by The Offspring. They ripped off a punk band of all.

Axl is so beyond Bono and I didn't even mention the name axl.

well thats quite vague...what songs?...and thats just one youve mentioned...what others?

well...im not sure thats true, u2 has had at least 15 albums released against what? 5 from gnr? and you rarely see a u2 gig cancelled...etc...


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Jim on March 09, 2006, 04:18:21 PM
I actually quite liked Vertigo.......................


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Mr. Dick Purple on March 09, 2006, 04:30:00 PM
Vertigo is ok, but it sound just like the last 3 albums nothing new


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Bono on March 09, 2006, 10:21:57 PM
Vertigo is ok, but it sound just like the last 3 albums nothing new

hahahaha!! Vertigo sounds nothing like anything off All That You Can't Leave Behind and especially not like anything off POP and hell no it doesn't sound a damn thing like anything off Zoorpa . Do some homework first before you comment. That was horrible. :rofl:


Title: Re: U2
Post by: badapple81 on March 10, 2006, 04:35:50 AM
U2 have postponed their sold out Australian tour due to kick off this month because of an illness to one of the bands family members. Unsure of the details. Hope the family member is all okay.


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Mr. Dick Purple on March 10, 2006, 11:40:41 AM
Vertigo is ok, but it sound just like the last 3 albums nothing new

hahahaha!! Vertigo sounds nothing like anything off All That You Can't Leave Behind and especially not like anything off POP and hell no it doesn't sound a damn thing like anything off Zoorpa . Do some homework first before you comment. That was horrible. :rofl:


Really? ATYCLB sounds like Vertigo I know that, there are songs that have the same clich? thing about the 3 last albums I was just exagerating. I was talking only about Leave behind  :P


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Eduardo on March 10, 2006, 01:40:10 PM
ATYCLB is far more soft rock than vertigo, so I don?t know whatyou?re talking about... Vertigo is shit though, a song made for radio airplay... This new album has sooo many songs better than vertigo. Some will soon be U2 classiscs, like Sometimes You Cant Make it On Your Own, Miracle Drug, City of Bliding Lights, Original of the Species

However, this album just doesnt come close to the likes of Joshua Tree, Achtung Baby and War... It?s not their best, as Bono has said


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Bono on March 10, 2006, 05:02:52 PM
ATYCLB is far more soft rock than vertigo, so I don?t know whatyou?re talking about... Vertigo is shit though, a song made for radio airplay... This new album has sooo many songs better than vertigo. Some will soon be U2 classiscs, like Sometimes You Cant Make it On Your Own, Miracle Drug, City of Bliding Lights, Original of the Species

However, this album just doesnt come close to the likes of Joshua Tree, Achtung Baby and War... It?s not their best, as Bono has said

That's intersting Eduardo. I personally feel How To Dismantle an Atomic Bomb is U2's second best album. Mind you I've had just over a year to soak it in but I honestly feel the only U2 album better is Achtung Baby. I'd rank Joshua Tree 3rd and personally I feel War is their weakest album. As for Vertigo I actually really like the song. It definately kicks ass live, but you are right about the other songs becoming classics. Or at least should be classics. City of Blinding Lights is amazing and Sometimes You Can't Make it On You Own is the only song that I actually shed a tear over. Original of the Species is fantastic and even Love and Peace or Else has become an epic live performance on the Vertigo tour.



Title: Re: U2
Post by: Bono on March 10, 2006, 05:04:11 PM
U2 have postponed their sold out Australian tour due to kick off this month because of an illness to one of the bands family members. Unsure of the details. Hope the family member is all okay.

yeah it's a  shitty ting. It';s belived that the edge's daughter is abttleing leukemia but that is not confirmed. They're pretty tight lipped about it. Hoepfully everything works out. Also the start of the tour was also delayed one month due to this.


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Mr. Dick Purple on March 11, 2006, 09:53:57 AM
ATYCLB is far more soft rock than vertigo, so I don?t know whatyou?re talking about... Vertigo is shit though, a song made for radio airplay... This new album has sooo many songs better than vertigo. Some will soon be U2 classiscs, like Sometimes You Cant Make it On Your Own, Miracle Drug, City of Bliding Lights, Original of the Species

However, this album just doesnt come close to the likes of Joshua Tree, Achtung Baby and War... It?s not their best, as Bono has said
I was talking about the thing I said in the other thread  :nervous:
Man I am confused  :confused:


Title: Re: U2
Post by: SOLGER on March 12, 2006, 04:05:42 PM
who gives a crap about u2? lock this thread.


Title: Re: U2
Post by: GnFnR87 on March 12, 2006, 04:26:30 PM
ATYCLB is far more soft rock than vertigo, so I don?t know whatyou?re talking about... Vertigo is shit though, a song made for radio airplay... This new album has sooo many songs better than vertigo. Some will soon be U2 classiscs, like Sometimes You Cant Make it On Your Own, Miracle Drug, City of Bliding Lights, Original of the Species

However, this album just doesnt come close to the likes of Joshua Tree, Achtung Baby and War... It?s not their best, as Bono has said

That's intersting Eduardo. I personally feel How To Dismantle an Atomic Bomb is U2's second best album. Mind you I've had just over a year to soak it in but I honestly feel the only U2 album better is Achtung Baby. I'd rank Joshua Tree 3rd and personally I feel War is their weakest album. As for Vertigo I actually really like the song. It definately kicks ass live, but you are right about the other songs becoming classics. Or at least should be classics. City of Blinding Lights is amazing and Sometimes You Can't Make it On You Own is the only song that I actually shed a tear over. Original of the Species is fantastic and even Love and Peace or Else has become an epic live performance on the Vertigo tour.



its definitely a great album but nothing beats Achtung Baby. The Joshua Tree and All That You Can't Leave behind are good too.


Title: Re: U2
Post by: metallex78 on March 12, 2006, 06:34:34 PM
I love Achtung Baby and Zooropa, the band really pushed the envelope as far as musical styles and sounds and did it with great success. I kinda lost interest in them after they released the Pop album.


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Christos AG on March 12, 2006, 08:57:08 PM
who gives a crap about u2? lock this thread.

If you don't have anything serious to contribute to the discussion I suggest you stay out of it.


Title: Re: U2
Post by: badapple81 on March 13, 2006, 06:56:47 AM
U2 are set to reschedule their sold out Australian tour which was postponed from this month, to November:

http://news.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=90644

U2 set to return in November

Monday Mar 13 19:29 AEDT


Irish rock band U2 has rescheduled the Australian leg of its Vertigo Tour for November.

The band's front man Bono, announced the news to Enough Rope presenter Andrew Denton and the interview will screen on the ABC on Monday night.

It is believed the band's shock decision to postpone the Australian, New Zealand and Japanese leg of their tour was due to U2's guitarist, the Edge, having a seriously ill child.

"I can't really get into details why," Bono told Denton of the postponement.

"There was a lot of distress and angst and (the) good news is ... I can announce tonight we are coming back, looks like November and that's a great relief for me."

Bono, who arrived in Australia last week with his wife Ali Hewson and their sons Elijah, 6, and John, 4, admitted he was happy the gigs had been rescheduled.

"I didn't want to leave Australia without having that hammered down," he said.

"But (we are) just about that much away from being able to give you the dates so maybe even tomorrow I'll be able to do that."

While Bono remained tight-lipped on which band member caused the postponement, he revealed that after 25 years together they were all there for each other.

"Our music does come out of (a) very tight community and so if one of us is going through it we're all going through it," he said.

"He will be at the other side of it .... and god willing it will be a very positive outcome.

"We've all been through different ups and downs, and you've got to give yourself freedom within a band ... to get out of each other's way as well as to get in somebody's face at the right time. Sometimes you have to know when not to. This is one of those moments."

The political activist also admitted he would seek a meeting with Prime Minister John Howard when he returns to Australia.

He wishes to discuss Australia increasing its foreign aid to poor nations.

However, a meeting is yet to be scheduled.

"I'd like to when I get back (talk with Howard)," he told Denton.

"We have a spotlight on us (celebrities), so might as well use it. We're actually starting to get access (to politicians) because we represent a lot of people."

Ironically, the only other time U2 has had to postpone part of a tour was in Sydney in the late 1980s, where they postponed three dates.


?AAP 2006


Title: Re: U2
Post by: SOLGER on March 15, 2006, 01:50:16 PM
u2 suck donkey cock  : ok:


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Eduardo on March 15, 2006, 02:03:16 PM
u2 suck donkey cock  : ok:

What?s your opinion on U2 again?

Piss off dumbass


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Christos AG on March 15, 2006, 03:23:51 PM
Stop the insults cause I like U2 and I don't wanna lock this thread.


Title: Re: U2
Post by: mrlee on July 07, 2006, 08:01:25 PM
wow, what can i say "i still havent found what im looking for" is an amazing song!!!!!

im listening to album atm, i found it drags in the middle though.


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Bono on September 14, 2006, 07:06:28 AM
Imagine Axl did this type of thing for his fans..... http://www.interference.com/u2165005/index.html
 8)


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Will on September 14, 2006, 07:42:20 AM
That's fuckin awesome. U2 rules.


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Will on September 15, 2006, 05:57:12 AM
Thinking about it, what would be really, really great (speaking of taking other bands ideas) woud be this for GN'R: https://bootlegs2.pearljam.com/


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Bono on September 15, 2006, 11:02:51 PM
That would be awesome Will.

Whoa!!! rumors starting to spread that U2 may release an album within the enxt few months or so....

http://forum.interference.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=165135&perpage=15&pagenumber=1

http://forum.interference.com/showthread.php?s=&postid=3947197#post3947197

 :o :o :drool: :drool:


Title: Re: U2
Post by: GnFnR87 on September 17, 2006, 10:17:00 PM
just rediscovered Achtung Baby, this could very well be my favorite album ever my god its amazing. the others are good but this one is really special. hope to maybe see them when they come around again? or is it pretty much impossible to get good tickets?

so has anyone else heard this strange news about a new album from them soon?


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Bono on September 18, 2006, 12:09:02 AM
just rediscovered Achtung Baby, this could very well be my favorite album ever my god its amazing. the others are good but this one is really special. hope to maybe see them when they come around again? or is it pretty much impossible to get good tickets?

so has anyone else heard this strange news about a new album from them soon?

That's awesome GnFnR87. Glad to hear you rediscovered the greatest album of all time ;D It's my favprote album no doubt. It's so diverse. It's dark, emotional, uplifting. It basically has everything. It's aslo great when you consider where the abdn cme from to record it. I mean if you listen to The Joshua Tree and Rattle and Hum(their last 2 albums from the 80's) and then listen to Achtung Baby which introduced the world to the 90's version of U2 the transformation is truely remarkable. I don't know of any band in history who changed so much in such a short period. Especially a band who was so huge and had no reason to change.  Seriously if it weren't for Bono's vocals Achtung Baby would sound like an entirely different band than the U2 people had grown accustomed to.

As for the new album rumors just read the post I made directly above your's GnFnR87. It sounds pretty promisinga s the badn are actually recording at Abby Roads right now. It almost sounds like it could be a Zooropa type release. Somthing unexpected and spontanious. The only difference between Zooropa and this(If they do put out an albu right away) is the "information highway". It's hard to keep things secret like they did in 1993. Back then Zooropa just showed up on music store shelves without warning. That would be impossible in today's age.


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Bono on September 20, 2006, 03:59:57 AM
WOW WOW and WOW!!! U2 finally released their ZOO TV show live form Sydney Australia on dvd today and it fucking rocks. Anyone who doubts the greatness of this band seriously needs to check this dvd out. Also I remember watching my UYI Tokyo concerts on VHS over and over being completely oblivious to U2 back then, but seriously after just the intro of ZOO TV there's no doubt in my mind which was the better tour of the two.  UYI was massive in terms of length and shows played but ZOO TV was massive on ever scale imagineable.  I mean the way this show was filmed and the stage set up to the performance. It's mindblowing to think this was way back in 1993. I don't think there's anything today that comes close to ZOO TV in terms of a concert.  Bono as Macphisto is absolutely brilliant. GENIUS. I so wish I would have seen this in person.


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Gunner80 on September 20, 2006, 02:11:11 PM
WOW WOW and WOW!!! U2 finally released their ZOO TV show live form Sydney Australia on dvd today and it fucking rocks. Anyone who doubts the greatness of this band seriously needs to check this dvd out. Also I remember watching my UYI Tokyo concerts on VHS over and over being completely oblivious to U2 back then, but seriously after just the intro of ZOO TV there's no doubt in my mind which was the better tour of the two.  UYI was massive in terms of length and shows played but ZOO TV was massive on ever scale imagineable.  I mean the way this show was filmed and the stage set up to the performance. It's mindblowing to think this was way back in 1993. I don't think there's anything today that comes close to ZOO TV in terms of a concert.  Bono as Macphisto is absolutely brilliant. GENIUS. I so wish I would have seen this in person.
Any Rolling Stones or Pink Floyd stadium show 1989 and up make U2 look like child's play!


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Bono on September 20, 2006, 07:01:02 PM
Any Rolling Stones or Pink Floyd stadium show 1989 and up make U2 look like child's play!


Ummm... No. Yes those were spectacles for sure but ZOO TV was on an altogether different level.


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Eduardo on September 21, 2006, 12:05:45 PM
ZOO TV rocked indeed

Bono was at his peak back then. I wonder why he turned to be this whiny and boring Bono of today




Title: Re: U2
Post by: Bono on October 02, 2006, 10:13:33 PM
http://www.interference.com/u2166116/index.html

I don't know what to think. I don't know if I like it or not but I do know their last 5 releases look like this:

Best of 80-90
All That You Can't Leave Behind
Best of 90-00
How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb
Greatest Hits

3 greatest hits albums in the last five releases does not look good in my opinion. In fact it's rather lame regardless of the reasons behind it :no: >:( :(


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Bill 213 on October 02, 2006, 10:23:41 PM
I'm a U2 fan, but to be honest, I didn't really like How To Dismantle an Atomic Bomb.  Shoot me now, but I just thought it was weak. 


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Bono on October 02, 2006, 10:30:14 PM
On interfrenece.com some fans are comparing this to the bullshit that was Gn'R's label releasing a slimmed down version of Use Your Illusion on a  single disc and the lame ass Greatest hits. It reaks of record label bullshit.  It's rakingt eh fasn over the coals and it's lame. God I hope the badn really ahs no say in this. It's just stupid. Of course it will appeal toa  good number of people who are not necessarily U2 fans. They'll buy it but real fans won't. Oh wait yes we will because they're sucking us in with two new tracks. FUCKING BULLSHIT!! I useually support U2 but this is garbage. :rant:


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Bono on October 02, 2006, 10:32:08 PM
One good thing is that it's likely we'll get new U2 and Gn'R singles being played on radio at the same time. U2's single will likely be the collaberation with Greenday , their cover of The Skids' The Saints are Coming.


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Bill 213 on October 02, 2006, 10:39:59 PM
I think out of anyone in the music biz, Bono would be one of the most powerful guys negotiating wise.  I always thought he'd have the label at his fingertips and have total control, but I'm not sure.  I'd actually like to hear some stories on that if there's any out there.  Anyone know any info on that?


Title: Re: U2
Post by: GnFnR87 on October 02, 2006, 10:53:13 PM
I think out of anyone in the music biz, Bono would be one of the most powerful guys negotiating wise.? I always thought he'd have the label at his fingertips and have total control, but I'm not sure.? I'd actually like to hear some stories on that if there's any out there.? Anyone know any info on that?

i was thinking about that too, i'm surprised Bono and the rest of the band would allow something like this. they're really milking it.


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Mr. Dick Purple on October 04, 2006, 08:42:47 AM
I'm not pleased with this news at all  :-\


Title: Re: U2
Post by: MR.BROWNSTONE on October 04, 2006, 10:00:20 PM
Not a big U2 fan but I must say this is the 1st I have heard of this new album coming out in November. Seems liek they put albums out fast.


Title: Re: U2
Post by: comaknight on October 04, 2006, 11:03:10 PM
I didn't buy the last best-of b/c the bsides were crap and I didn't care for the revisionist history that they pulled on Pop.  However, got some great news today.  I was chosen to attend an HBO taping with Bono & the Edge tomorrow in NYC.  Maybe I'll corner them on this issue  ;)


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Mr. Dick Purple on October 05, 2006, 10:00:18 AM
Cool hope you bring pictures and videos  ;)


Title: Re: U2
Post by: comaknight on October 05, 2006, 09:24:36 PM
No pictures, but I finally got to meet Bono, shake his hand and get his autograph.  He autographed the cover of "Boy" for me.  Total class act.


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Bono on October 06, 2006, 10:54:29 AM
I didn't buy the last best-of b/c the bsides were crap and I didn't care for the revisionist history that they pulled on Pop.? However, got some great news today.? I was chosen to attend an HBO taping with Bono & the Edge tomorrow in NYC.? Maybe I'll corner them on this issue? ;)

No pictures, but I finally got to meet Bono, shake his hand and get his autograph. He autographed the cover of "Boy" for me. Total class act.

Whoa! Shit dude I didn't see this or else I would have responded sooner. that's freaking cool.  I was reading about that tapeing on one of the U2 sites. Awesome that you were able to attend. Go into details!!!!! ;D Did you actually talk with Edge and Bono or was it just a  quick autograph? What did they talk about in the interview(I know it will be aired later)? You lucky S.O.B. :headbanger:


Title: Re: U2
Post by: NicoRourke on October 06, 2006, 11:33:43 AM
A(nother) new Best-Of ?

Pff those guys really like to milk it. Two studio albums since 2000, but three BO ? And I'm not counting the number of DVD's they've put out lately.

I hate the fact that they suck our money out by putting like two new tracks ...


Title: Re: U2
Post by: CheapJon on October 28, 2006, 07:18:33 AM
U2 and Green Day "The Saints Are Coming" video 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=seGhTWE98DU


Title: Re: U2
Post by: axlslasher on October 28, 2006, 04:40:42 PM
U2 sucks hard


Title: Re: U2
Post by: zakas80 on October 30, 2006, 11:00:10 PM
yeah...what the guy above said :hihi:


Title: Re: U2
Post by: zakas80 on October 30, 2006, 11:06:46 PM
seeing this thread reminded me of this website ------>http://www.thebestpageintheuniverse.net/c.cgi?u=11worst

funny shit, funny cause its true :hihi:


Title: Re: U2
Post by: stardustonmyfeet on November 08, 2006, 12:58:24 PM
 :rofl: wow that was hilarious!  i remember having to listen to that album everyday (ex- girlfriend loved U2) and have to agree with most of what that guy says :hihi:  did anyone see boner on oprah yesterday?  what a joke that guy is!


Title: Re: U2
Post by: GnFnR87 on March 28, 2007, 03:54:08 PM
all i have to say is that Achtung Baby is an absolute masterpiece and i will foreve respect them for this gem. i like some of the other albums but Achtung Baby is in  a league of its own. its amazing.


Title: Re: U2
Post by: CheapJon on June 27, 2007, 12:02:57 PM
on this cover of sunday bloody sunday is the lyrics correct?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_vv12NSSZ4&mode=related&search=

well it's better then the original :rofl:


Title: Re: U2
Post by: The Catcher on June 27, 2007, 01:01:48 PM
officially the world's most boring and over-rated band, complete with a singer who acts as if he was jesus christ on stage.


Title: Re: U2
Post by: CheapJon on June 27, 2007, 01:39:31 PM
officially the world's most boring and over-rated band, complete with a singer who acts as if he was jesus christ on stage.

if you feel that way you should check the video out above your post


Title: Re: U2
Post by: slashBOG on June 27, 2007, 03:50:11 PM
U2 should open for GNR..


Title: Re: U2
Post by: CheapJon on June 27, 2007, 06:13:37 PM
U2 should open for GNR..

how about no


Title: Re: U2
Post by: maynard on June 28, 2007, 07:21:33 PM
U2 is amazing, their singles are all over played, their darker material (zooropa, pop, passengers) are masterpieces.

GnR should open for U2.


Title: Re: U2
Post by: The Catcher on June 28, 2007, 07:28:26 PM
U2 is amazing, their singles are all over played, their darker material (zooropa, pop, passengers) are masterpieces.

GnR should open for U2.

hahahahahahahaha


Title: Re: U2
Post by: GnFnR87 on June 28, 2007, 08:36:02 PM
U2 is amazing, their singles are all over played, their darker material (zooropa, pop, passengers) are masterpieces.

GnR should open for U2.

i agree, Achtung Baby is incredible, one of my favorite albums ever. the others are solid, the singles do get overplayed and people like to make fun of them for being "safe rock" etc. but they are million times better than Fall out Boy etc. and are overall a good band.

i used to think the same thing, that they were boring soft rock, but Achtung Baby changed my mind. i adore that album.


Title: Re: U2
Post by: GeorgeSteele on June 29, 2007, 08:36:36 PM

i agree, Achtung Baby is incredible, one of my favorite albums ever. the others are solid, the singles do get overplayed and people like to make fun of them for being "safe rock" etc. but they are million times better than Fall out Boy etc. and are overall a good band.

i used to think the same thing, that they were boring soft rock, but Achtung Baby changed my mind. i adore that album.

Achtung Baby is also my favorite U2 album, but they weren't exactly a happy-go-lucky pop group before that.  Their prior catalogue has some very dark, intense music (I Will Follow, October, New Years Day, Sunday Bloody Sunday, Bad, Exit, Running to Stand Still, etc, etc).  If anything, you could argue that their biggest cream-puff pop song is on Achtung Baby - Mysterious Ways (I fucking hate that song).  I think you're right, however, in that they're perceived to be lacking an edge because the softer stuff gets overplayed.


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Eduardo on June 30, 2007, 01:35:53 AM
U2 is amazing, their singles are all over played, their darker material (zooropa, pop, passengers) are masterpieces.

GnR should open for U2.

you summed up U2 perfectly

They're one of the most underrated bands ever.. I know the media praises them a lot, but it's mainly because of their big hits

Their unknown songs like Red Hill Mining Town, Acrobat, Running to Stand Still, Ouf of Control, I Will follow, Ultraviolet, Lemon are awesome

And of course, One is like one of the 5 best songs ever


Title: Re: U2
Post by: mrlee on June 30, 2007, 05:49:57 AM
listening to there early shit id have to say achtung owns, i just love psychadelic rock and thats what this album is.


Title: Re: U2
Post by: GnFnR87 on June 30, 2007, 11:01:50 AM
listening to there early shit id have to say achtung owns, i just love psychadelic rock and thats what this album is.

yup, i love how they completely reinvented their sound with Achtung Baby yet still kept it undeniably U2. that album is really something else.

i actually own Zooropa and Pop but never really gave them proper listens, i gotta do that....lol.


Title: Re: U2
Post by: TrueRock&Roll on September 11, 2007, 09:02:33 PM
Did they ever release a cd with all the songs from the DVD of Rattle and Hum?  I have the cd and it's got 17 tracks.  I'm trying to find this full cd with all the tracks, or some other live cd from the Joshua Tree era.  Anyone know where to find something like this?


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Bobarcord on September 11, 2007, 10:59:43 PM
I would check out some U2 boards . bound to be some bootlegs .

as far as I know the Rattle and Hum  hasn't been put out with all the songs on it.


Title: Re: U2
Post by: TrueRock&Roll on September 13, 2007, 12:31:40 AM
I'm really surprised they never released the full version.  The last songs that were played live at sundevil stadium there are so incredible. 


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Eduardo on September 13, 2007, 03:49:37 PM
YEah... Bad from that show is awesome, so is Where the streets have no name and With or without you

All not included on the CD..


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Dr. Blutarsky on September 18, 2007, 02:20:42 PM
Ever notice the song 'All I want is you' is a different version on rattle & hum than on their compilation disc?


Title: Re: U2
Post by: TrueRock&Roll on September 19, 2007, 09:13:51 PM
I never did notice that.  I remember it started when the credits started rolling, and never sat through it.


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Chief on November 01, 2007, 02:14:56 PM
Bono Interview:

http://www.rollingstone.com/news/story/17119236/bono


Title: Re: U2
Post by: mrlee on November 01, 2007, 02:22:23 PM
Bono Interview:

http://www.rollingstone.com/news/story/17119236/bono

ok very random from bono there.



Title: Re: U2
Post by: GnFnR87 on December 21, 2007, 09:03:49 PM
i just busted out Zooropa, never really gave it a proper listen. i love it!! "The Wanderer" with johnny cash on lead vocals is mesmerizing. i also had Pop, which also never gave a proper listen, i dont like it that much. i think U2's best albums are the joshua tree, achtung baby, and zooropa.

i hope this new album they are working on is more expermental than the last two releases.


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Rapunzel on August 07, 2008, 11:11:00 AM
I learnt something quite awsome on Classic Albums - The Joshua Tree.

Whilst they were recording the album, The Edge used to bring into the studio bags of tapes upon which he had recorded various rhythms and melodies. The band's way of creating their music is truly inspiring!

 ^As many things to do with the Irish simply can't be expressed in words.......all I can say is man, I love the Irish - god bless their souls!

Also, Bono plays the guitar too and Brian Eno did the producing (with another guy, whose name escapes me now)....

Um, why is The Edge called The Edge?


Title: Re: U2
Post by: CheapJon on August 07, 2008, 11:16:02 AM
woke up today and had sometimes you can't make it on your own in my head and singing it :hihi:


Title: Re: U2
Post by: jarmo on September 04, 2008, 06:59:12 PM
Next U2 Album Pushed To Early 2009

Jonathan Cohen, N.Y.
Initially expected this fall as a fourth-quarter blockbuster, U2's next album has been pushed to early 2009 while the band continues to write and record material. "I thought a while back we might have the album wrapped by now, but why come up above ground now if there's more priceless stuff to be found?," Bono writes on U2.com.

Of late, the group has been recording in the south of France, having already logged time in Fez and Dublin with longtime collaborators Brian Eno, Daniel Lanois and Steve Lillywhite.

'We know we have to emerge soon but we also know that people don't want another U2 album unless it is our best ever album," Bono says. "It has to be our most innovative, our most challenging ... or what's the point ?"

Bono says the band now was "50 or 60" new songs to consider for inclusion on the follow-up to 2004's "How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb."

"The last two records were very personal, with a kind of three piece at their heart, the primary colors of rock -- bass, guitars and drum," he says. "But what we're about now is of the same order as the transition that took us from 'The Joshua Tree' to 'Achtung Baby.'"

Among the songs in the mix are "Get on Your Boots," "For Your Love," "Breathe," "No Line on the Horizon" and the eight-minute "Moment of Surrender." One source who has heard several of the works-in-progress describes them to Billboard as "amazing and a little out there. I hope they don't change anything."

"I'm always the one who underestimates how easy it is to simply 'put out the songs now.' If it was just up to me they'd be out already!," Bono says. "But early next year people will be able to start hearing what we've been doing. We want 2009 to be our year, so we're going to start making an impression very early on."

Billboard



/jarmo



Title: Re: U2
Post by: cotis on September 04, 2008, 07:40:33 PM
I like U2, I share the opinion that many bands are molding after them and sound very similar to them because they are influenced greatly by them. (ex. Coldplay).

side note..jarmo, do you like U2?




Title: Re: U2
Post by: jarmo on September 04, 2008, 07:52:37 PM
side note..jarmo, do you like U2?


Yes.


Achtung Baby rocks!



/jarmo


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Dr. Blutarsky on September 04, 2008, 08:29:35 PM
"But what we're about now is of the same order as the transition that took us from 'The Joshua Tree' to 'Achtung Baby.'"

Does this mean we get another "Rattle & Hum'?  :hihi:


Title: Re: U2
Post by: GnFnR87 on October 06, 2008, 07:28:55 PM
i just re-discovered "The Wanderer" for Zooropa. how awesome is this song? johnny cash is haunting.


here is the only time it has been played live, at a tribute to johnny cash in 2005:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MO8DtcW6yAc&feature=related



Title: Re: U2
Post by: Chief on December 23, 2008, 03:06:51 AM
U2 To Release New Album, No Line On The Horizon, In March


http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1601630/20081219/u2.jhtml


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Axl's Favorite Mechanical Bull on December 23, 2008, 03:10:54 AM
U2 To Release New Album, No Line On The Horizon, In March


http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1601630/20081219/u2.jhtml

U2 gets me wet.  :love:

2009 is looking good.

So far, PJ and U2 have albums coming out.  8)


Title: Re: U2
Post by: mrlee on December 28, 2008, 07:23:21 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgMsEEPliMc

i wonder if its possible to find the whole footage of that show.


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Axl's Favorite Mechanical Bull on December 28, 2008, 10:49:27 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgMsEEPliMc

i wonder if its possible to find the whole footage of that show.

Try a U2 forum.

Los Angeles was such a shit-hole in the 80's. 


Title: Re: U2
Post by: jarmo on January 16, 2009, 11:27:41 AM
http://www.rollingstone.com/rockdaily/index.php/2009/01/16/u2-reveal-no-line-on-the-horizon-track-list-album-cover/



/jarmo


Title: Re: U2
Post by: AxlsMainMan on January 16, 2009, 01:22:04 PM
The Joshua Tree was the very first cassette I ever owned :)


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Axl's Favorite Mechanical Bull on January 16, 2009, 05:14:01 PM
Tight.


Title: Re: U2
Post by: DemocracyRose on January 19, 2009, 04:11:50 AM
I have heard a better song from them... :-\

http://goyb.u2.com/



Title: Re: U2
Post by: jazjme on January 19, 2009, 03:07:01 PM
The new single rocks .


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Chief on January 22, 2009, 02:09:10 AM
i'm not really sure what to think of the single but I hope the cd has some good tunes on it.


Title: Re: U2
Post by: jarmo on January 22, 2009, 10:53:47 AM
U2 Reveal ?No Line on the Horizon? Track List, Album Cover

1/16/09, 8:54 am EST

"And then there?s the record?s stunning cover. According to the band, the photograph was taken by Japanese artist Hiroshi Sugimoto and represents ?an image of the sea meeting the sky.? There?s also an equals sign, but it doesn?t actually obscure the horizon, thus No Line on the Horizon. It?s only halfway through January but it?s safe to assume we have an early front-runner for album cover of the year."

http://www.rollingstone.com/rockdaily/index.php/2009/01/16/u2-reveal-no-line-on-the-horizon-track-list-album-cover/

And then you read:

U2 accused of copying American artist's album cover

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/music/rockandjazzmusic/4313052/U2-accused-of-copying-American-artists-album-cover.html



Wonder if RS still think it's the cover of the year?

Or cover of 2006....  :hihi:


/jarmo


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Axl's Favorite Mechanical Bull on January 22, 2009, 02:23:47 PM
They need to toss a bicycle in there.


Title: Re: U2
Post by: makane on January 22, 2009, 04:47:19 PM
They need to toss a bicycle in there.

Bicycles are so 2008.

Though i'd tell I didn't like the new single. Well see...


Title: Re: U2
Post by: AxlsMainMan on January 22, 2009, 06:32:13 PM
Is there a link to the new single yet?


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Axl's Favorite Mechanical Bull on January 22, 2009, 06:58:41 PM
I like the new single!

I like the harmonies at the end very much!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Eo4blmEJlc

 ;)

If you would like a lossless FLAC version of this song, you can come to me for help.  Yes ma'am.


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Padmasana on January 22, 2009, 09:23:11 PM
God I hate U2. It seemed to be music for old people ever since they were kids.

Hadn't heard the new single until now... sounds like a bad Muse rip-off.

As for the likes of Coldplay and all those others who've made millions out of bland, anthemic melancholy... that's what you get for a Catholic prayer group being the biggest 'rock' band in the world.


Title: Re: U2
Post by: GnFnR87 on January 22, 2009, 11:28:30 PM
God I hate U2. It seemed to be music for old people ever since they were kids.

Hadn't heard the new single until now... sounds like a bad Muse rip-off.

As for the likes of Coldplay and all those others who've made millions out of bland, anthemic melancholy... that's what you get for a Catholic prayer group being the biggest 'rock' band in the world.

nope. thats what i used to think  before i actually listened to non-single U2 songs.

The Joshua Tree and Achtung Baby are far from boring or bland.


Title: Re: U2
Post by: loretian on February 23, 2009, 02:36:16 PM
The new album is decent.  I didn't like it so much at first.  Subsequent listens have revealed much more about the music, and I'm liking it a lot more.  I can't wait for this album to show up in stores so I can actually purchase it!  My younger brother, who is a huge U2 fan, absolutely loves it.


Title: Re: U2
Post by: GnFnR87 on February 23, 2009, 03:28:52 PM
i've only listened to a little bit but it sounds promising. critics are calling it the best thing they've done since achtung baby.


Title: Re: U2
Post by: loretian on February 23, 2009, 03:34:00 PM
That's cool to hear.  It's awesome U2 is really trying to go outside of their comfort zone and do something new with this album.

One interesting thing is that I've noticed some of the songs have the "whoop whoop" (as they've been described) - type sounds like several songs on Chinese Democracy.


Title: Re: U2
Post by: D on February 23, 2009, 03:54:29 PM
Ive never been a U2 fan

their new album got 5 stars in Rolling Stone


seems they could bang on some bongos and  play a ukulele and hum 10 songs and get 5 stars in Rolling Stone



Title: Re: U2
Post by: D on March 07, 2009, 08:39:54 PM
Anytime an album gets 5 stars, I am intrigued to pick it up and hear the earth shattering awesomeness


I hear a few songs I really like, but for me, this shouldn't be a 5 star album. Bono's voice gets on my nerves after about 3 songs and I just don't hear what is so amazing.


I think CD absolutely destroys this.


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Butch Français on March 07, 2009, 08:46:54 PM
i've only listened to a little bit but it sounds promising. critics are calling it the best thing they've done since achtung baby.

to me, that's not saying a lot.
Im absolutely sure this new album is just another pop recycle like their previous albums. at least judging from the few tracks Ive heard.

bland pop crap. makes me believe they'll never get back to writing stuff like their old better crafted songs...even though they weren't THAT great either.


Title: Re: U2
Post by: AdZ on March 07, 2009, 09:43:16 PM
seems they could bang on some bongos and  play a ukulele and hum 10 songs and get 5 stars in Rolling Stone


You know, you never cease to amaze me.


Title: Re: U2
Post by: D on March 07, 2009, 10:07:35 PM
Its the truth, some bands are so loved by the critic it really doesn't matter. Bob Dylan, U2, Bruce Springsteen can release anything and get 4 to 5 stars.

I just don't think they really fully consider what a 5 star album means. To give something 5 stars, u are basically calling it an all time great type thing

This album isn't that neither is Bruce's last one


Title: Re: U2
Post by: *Timothy* on March 07, 2009, 10:32:20 PM
Pretty much all of bruce's work is at lest four stars though.


This new u2 album is pretty boring to me. same old same old . Course I have sorta grown out of them over the past couple of years . even the older album are a bit boring now.


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Dot on March 10, 2009, 11:11:51 PM
Didn´t like it at first. Took a lot of listening time to get it. It doesn´t give us any new musical directions but it is a good album.

Check this out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98EmpuBcjLs it´s pretty funny


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Falcon on March 11, 2009, 04:30:57 PM
Looks like U2 will be doing the stadium thing this summer as well..

http://www.rollingstone.com/rockdaily/index.php/2009/03/09/u2-announce-360-degree-tour-details-first-us-dates/


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Eazy E on March 11, 2009, 05:16:27 PM
I haven't seen them before... September 16 ? Toronto, ON @ Rogers Centre... I might as well check this out, I'm curious of how they will set up the stage in the center.


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Falcon on March 11, 2009, 05:23:53 PM
Playing Memorial Stadium in Norman, OK - capacity 86K for football...

Good luck U2.. :P


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Falcon on March 11, 2009, 05:58:53 PM
http://www.u2gigs.com/tour231.html

? 2009-09-12 - Chicago, Illinois, USA - Soldier Field
? 2009-09-16 - Toronto, Ontario, Canada - Rogers Centre
? 2009-09-20 - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - Gillette Stadium
? 2009-09-24 - East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA - Giants Stadium
? 2009-09-29 - Washington, District of Columbia, USA - FedEx Field
? 2009-10-01 - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - Scott Stadium
? 2009-10-03 - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - Carter-Finley Stadium
? 2009-10-06 - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - Georgia Dome
? 2009-10-09 - Tampa, Florida, USA - Raymond James Center
? 2009-10-12 - Dallas, Texas, USA - New Cowboys Stadium
? 2009-10-14 - Houston, Texas, USA - Reliant Stadium
? 2009-10-19 - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
? 2009-10-20 - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - University of Phoenix Stadium
? 2009-10-23 - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - Sam Boyd Stadium
? 2009-10-25 - Los Angeles, California, USA - Rose Bowl
? 2009-10-28 - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada - B.C. Place Stadium


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Eazy E on March 11, 2009, 06:39:22 PM
Any mention when tickets will be on sale?


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Falcon on March 11, 2009, 08:17:51 PM
Any mention when tickets will be on sale?

Keep an eye out here:

http://www.u2.com/tour/presale/index


Title: Re: U2
Post by: uzisuicide2002 on March 12, 2009, 06:29:27 AM
U2 hit the road on there stadium tour june 30th to play shows over seas. Then they hit the U.S. and are playing Septmber 20th at Gilette Stadium. http://360.u2.com/ would be cool to see them with gn'r! in the round like that  :beer:


Title: Re: U2
Post by: ppbebe on March 12, 2009, 01:14:11 PM
I actually like their new horizon, much much better than that atomic bomb.



"the band will keep prices down for the tour. As U2?s manager Paul McGuinness said of the European pricing, ?U2 has always been at their best when surrounded by the audience, this staging takes a giant leap forward. With 85 percent of the tickets priced at less than 95 Euro, general admission floor tickets priced at 55 euro and at least 10,000 tickets at every venue priced at the 30 Euro price range, we have worked very hard to ensure that U2 fans can purchase a great priced ticket with a guaranteed great view.?"

sounds great.




Title: Re: U2
Post by: Doc Emmett Brown on March 12, 2009, 01:53:17 PM

Shirley Manson Interviews U2 in Front of Small Audience at Capitol Studios in Hollywood
Tuesday, Mar. 10 2009 @ 9:15AM

By Randall Roberts

Shirley Manson, sitting on a stool in a sound room at Capitol Studios, confessed something in front of the 200 or so people cross-legged on the floor and in rows of chairs behind them as she awaited for the four members of U2 to arrive. Four bar stools, each with a microphone placed on the seat, sat empty beside her.

"I've never done this before," she said, her notes shaking in her hands. "I'm shitting myself."

The occasion was an interview she was conducting with the band for something called the U2 Radio Network, and the crowd was comprised primarily of radio industry professionals who no doubt the band was seeking to curry favor with in order to get better exposure for its new album. But the band has bussed in some real life fans, too, who you could spot because, well, they didn't look like radio professionals. This event has been billed as "an inside look at No Light on the Horizon," and Manson, of the band Garbage, has been shouldered with the responsibility of talking with the band.

We're promised by some lackey before the band comes out that tonight is going to be "filled with surprises," and considering we're in a recording studio waiting for a rock band to come out and talk about its new album, maybe we'll get a song or two. But there's no gear set up, just the empty stools and a pretty Scotswoman, so that's looking less and less likely.

The so-called U2 Radio Network counts down the seconds until the top of the hour. This is being broadcast live over the Internet to subscribers of the band's website ($50 a year), and since U2 is perhaps the most disciplined band in the world, of course everything's on time. Including the band, who, as the countdown hits blastoff and Manson introduces them, poke their heads from behind a door, and the small crowd erupts as Bono, the Edge, and bassist Adam Clayton walk out and take their seats. Missing is drummer Larry Mullins, who's not feeling well (though he ultimately arrived late and answered a few final questions.)

Like a lot of geeky shy white fellas growing up in the 1980s, U2 was my band (well, the Clash was my band, but U2 mattered a hell of a lot). I was discovering politics and rock simultaneously, and Bono and the boys taught me about outrage, right and wrong. I became pissed about Bloody Sunday before I knew what it meant, got to know the streets of Dublin through the band's words, and though they ultimately alienated me (it had to do with a humorless lawsuit they filed against SST and Negativland), U2 always been a band that I've admired (though at times begrudgingly so). Not that that matters; I'm just saying that after years of covering rock bands and realizing that they're way way way less interesting offstage than they are on it, U2 has managed to retain some of the respect and admiration that others have pissed away with dud albums, failed songs and shallow interviews.

So it was easy to appreciate Manson's feelings of "shitting herself" -- though that particular image isn't one I'd ever considered before -- and I was totally ready to listen to what the band had to say and then be disappointed by the mere fact of their humanness.

In fact, though, the band was pretty awesome; they were smart and funny and thoughful as they answered Manson's questions about songwriting, about using both Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois as producers and songwriters on the record. We learned about the tour, about the songwriting process, about how the band has managed to stay together for 30 years. We listened to four or five songs from the record, and, like the attention whore that he is, Bono during the playback sat on his stool and earnestly sang along to the songs he and the band had created. It was endearing, actually, to watch one of the world's most famous men listening to his music and mouthing the words; it was like he was a 19-year-old kid singing along to his favorite songs.

Random things we learned about the band (and we learned a lot; Manson was an engaged, intelligent interviewer who steered, rather than dictated, the conversation): Bono is very much inspired by Jeff Buckley's voice, and what the late singer did with it. He talked about learning how to sing, about an instance early in the band's career when a friend confided to Edge and Bono that it might be a better idea if Edge were U2's singer. He relayed a great story about, quite literally, "finding his voice" as he hit a note that he'd never hit before, "and it rang."

Edge apparently has been spending time in Los Angeles of late. According to Bono: "Edge has a soft spot for LA, seeing as though he fell in love with a California girl."

Bono gave a shout-out to both Interscope Records president Jimmy Iovine, who was leaning against a wall and no doubt wondering how this band managed to escape his grasp (they're affiliated with LiveNation now), and former LA Times music critic Robert Hilburn, whose support in the early years Bono says helped establish the band on the west coast.

The band confirmed (in a roundabout way) that they'll be following up No Line with a new album tentatively slated for the fall. Said Bono: "We're absolutely forbidden from telling you that we are doing that," he said to much laughter.

We learned that "Moment of Surrender" was the band's attempt at writing a song as powerful as Procol Harum's "Whiter Shade of Pale," and that Bono thinks that Adam Clayton's bass playing is hitting some sort of peak. (We also learned that Clayton is as shy and humble and kind as has been reported, and that he very much prefers his place behind Bono and the Edge.

We learned that Bono does a really good impression of Mr. Burns from the Simpsons, and can self-deprecatingly assume the accent of a British literature professor when talking about intent and lyrics and writing. We learned that Bono, who never hides the fact that he's kind of a short fellow, considers the stage to be "one big platform shoe," which is a cool way to think about it.

http://blogs.laweekly.com/westcoastsound/shirley-manson-interviews-u2-i/ (http://blogs.laweekly.com/westcoastsound/shirley-manson-interviews-u2-i/)


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Doc Emmett Brown on March 12, 2009, 02:08:30 PM
"the band will keep prices down for the tour. As U2?s manager Paul McGuinness said of the European pricing, ?U2 has always been at their best when surrounded by the audience, this staging takes a giant leap forward. With 85 percent of the tickets priced at less than 95 Euro, general admission floor tickets priced at 55 euro and at least 10,000 tickets at every venue priced at the 30 Euro price range, we have worked very hard to ensure that U2 fans can purchase a great priced ticket with a guaranteed great view.?"

sounds great.

That is good to hear. I was just reading about Irving Azoff explaining Ticketmaster 's infamous service charge:

Azoff echoed Diller?s line during the hearings: ?The only person in the business with a monopoly is the artist,? he said, which in his highflying world means the Eagles, U2 and Guns N? Roses, not Crystal Antlers, Emily Wells and other small-venue artists who are only privy to the downside of Ticketmaster?s service charge. Is it any wonder that in recent days a growing number of marquee names, including Jay-Z, U2 and Van Halen, have come out in support of the merger?

http://www.laweekly.com/2009-03-05/music/ticketmaster-and-servants-bands-partly-to-blame-for-service-fee/ (http://www.laweekly.com/2009-03-05/music/ticketmaster-and-servants-bands-partly-to-blame-for-service-fee/)


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Jim Bob on March 14, 2009, 05:21:45 PM
i fucking hate U2, but i was wondering how their new album has sold?


Title: Re: U2
Post by: ppbebe on March 14, 2009, 06:07:54 PM
Where does it come from?
All this hatred.

Hatred is not something you?re born with.
It gets taught.




Title: Re: U2
Post by: Jim Bob on March 14, 2009, 07:36:05 PM
Where does it come from?
All this hatred.

Hatred is not something you?re born with.
It gets taught.




i just can't stand anything about the music or bono's voice.  not my cup of tea.

fucking hate is a harsh way to put it, but i dont like it.

but yea does anyone know how many copies of the new album has sold?


Title: Re: U2
Post by: D on March 14, 2009, 07:38:22 PM
Where does it come from?
All this hatred.

Hatred is not something you?re born with.
It gets taught.




i just can't stand anything about the music or bono's voice.  not my cup of tea.

fucking hate is a harsh way to put it, but i dont like it.

but yea does anyone know how many copies of the new album has sold?


Wow, something Jim Bob and I agree on


It sold somewhere around 500k its first week. Not sure about this week


Title: Re: U2
Post by: GNR4L on March 14, 2009, 08:13:00 PM
Where does it come from?
All this hatred.

Hatred is not something you?re born with.
It gets taught.




i just can't stand anything about the music or bono's voice.  not my cup of tea.

fucking hate is a harsh way to put it, but i dont like it.

but yea does anyone know how many copies of the new album has sold?


Wow, something Jim Bob and I agree on


It sold somewhere around 500k its first week. Not sure about this week

The only U2 song I like is Lemon off of what CD I can't remember.


Title: Re: U2
Post by: ppbebe on March 15, 2009, 12:17:58 PM
i just can't stand anything about the music or bono's voice.  not my cup of tea.

fucking hate is a harsh way to put it, but i dont like it.

Axl likes them doesn't he?
I'm not a big fan of bono's vox either.  :hihi: edge's guitar is cool.

I found your exaggeration funny.  that's all.


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Jim Bob on March 15, 2009, 05:05:58 PM
i just can't stand anything about the music or bono's voice.  not my cup of tea.

fucking hate is a harsh way to put it, but i dont like it.

Axl likes them doesn't he?
I'm not a big fan of bono's vox either.  :hihi: edge's guitar is cool.

I found your exaggeration funny.  that's all.

i can't stand that cheesy chimey sound

Axl might like them tho, good for him if he does.  :hihi:


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Bandita on March 15, 2009, 10:54:21 PM
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/entertainmentnewsbuzz/2009/03/u2s-horizon-sal.html


The Interscope album sold a brisk 484,000 copies in the U.S., according to data from Nielsen SoundScan. It?s the biggest first-week tally since Britney Spears? ?Circus? sold 505,000 copies during the holiday season last year.

This album is a grower.  I have had it running in the car for a few days now and the more I listen, the more I like it.


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Chief on March 16, 2009, 12:58:32 AM
gotta say, i love u2s promo strategy!!!


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Axl's Favorite Mechanical Bull on March 16, 2009, 02:00:49 AM
gotta say, i love u2s promo strategy!!!

Maybe Guns N' Roses should sign to their label!

Oh wait.....


Title: Re: U2
Post by: AxlsMainMan on March 16, 2009, 07:02:04 PM
You can't trust anyone who doesn't at least dig New Year's Day.


Title: Re: U2
Post by: uzisuicide2002 on March 23, 2009, 05:41:57 PM
How much are U.S. tickets going to be? i want to seem them in Foxboro,MA


Title: Re: U2
Post by: uzisuicide2002 on March 23, 2009, 05:56:48 PM
HA they are looking for 32.50 to 252.50


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Dot on March 25, 2009, 03:41:04 PM
I?m not loving this album, in my opinion it is very boring and brings nothing new. Get on Your Boots is basically a clone of Vertigo. I really like U2 but this album not so much. In the meantime, I invite you all to check this out...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98EmpuBcjLs quite funny.


Title: Re: U2
Post by: The Catcher on April 02, 2009, 11:38:48 AM
The most boring band ever, with the most boring, self-righteous lead singer ever.


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Axl's Favorite Mechanical Bull on April 06, 2009, 01:14:16 PM
One ticket only set me back $280!!!!!!!!

Excuse me while I grab a straitjacket. 


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Axl's Favorite Mechanical Bull on July 21, 2009, 06:24:29 PM
What I believe is a very cool music video.

My favorite song from Line!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmJgdXkAqMU&feature=featured


Title: Re: U2
Post by: w.axl.rose on July 21, 2009, 11:30:32 PM
One ticket only set me back $280!!!!!!!!

Excuse me while I grab a straitjacket. 

so im going to assume you didnt quit your job after all


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Axl's Favorite Mechanical Bull on July 22, 2009, 01:20:52 PM
One ticket only set me back $280!!!!!!!!

Excuse me while I grab a straitjacket. 

so im going to assume you didnt quit your job after all

That post you quoted was from April.

I left my position in June, which was a month ago.  I quit the day after we went to game one of the NBA Finals between the Orlando Magic and the Los Angeles Lakers.

I plan on selling the ticket and buying a GA Floor ticket.


Title: Re: U2
Post by: jarmo on August 02, 2009, 01:02:35 PM
Saw the 360 Tour last night.

Amazing show, very impressive stage set up.

I think it was the first time I saw a show with a round stage and it worked quite well.

Breathe, No Line On The Horizon, Get On Your Boots, Magnificent, Beautiful Day, New Years Day, I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For, Stay (Far Away So Close), Unknown Caller, Electrical Storm, City of Blinding Lights, Vertigo, I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight (Remix), Sunday Bloody Sunday, Pride (In The Name of Love), MLK, Walk On, Where The Streets Have No Name, One
Encore: Ultraviolet, With Or Without You, Moment of Surrender




/jarmo


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Eazy E on August 03, 2009, 08:21:33 PM
I hope I get a setlist similar to that for my first U2 concert.


Title: Re: U2
Post by: jarmo on August 03, 2009, 09:12:08 PM
All the newspaper reviews I read complained about the first four songs...

How the crowd wasn't into them blah blah blah...

 ::)

They could play it safe and open with the hits, but they don't.



/jarmo


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Axl's Favorite Mechanical Bull on August 03, 2009, 11:46:54 PM
I hope I get a setlist similar to that for my first U2 concert.

I think they've been doing the same setlist, except for switching MLK with Angel of Harlem every now and then.

I like the new songs, I like the setlist.

Nooooooo, Line on the Horiiizon. 


Title: Re: U2
Post by: AxlsMainMan on August 04, 2009, 12:41:20 AM
Spare me the post 1991 material and just give me the good stuff:

1. Even Better Than The Real Thing
3. Mysterious Ways
3. Pride (In the Name of Love)
2. New Year's Day
3. With or Without You
4. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
5. Sunday Bloody Sunday
6. Bad
7. Where the Streets Have No Name
8. I Will Follow
9. The Unforgettable Fire
10. Desire
11. All I Want Is You


Title: Re: U2
Post by: jarmo on August 04, 2009, 08:57:17 AM
I hope I get a setlist similar to that for my first U2 concert.

I think they've been doing the same setlist, except for switching MLK with Angel of Harlem every now and then.


They did two shows here and at the second one they played New Year's Day, Electrical Storm and Stay.


Elevation, Stuck In A Moment You Can't Get Out Of and The Unforgettable Fire seems to be played regularly.




/jarmo


Title: Re: U2
Post by: maynard on August 05, 2009, 05:25:01 PM
Spare me the post 1991 material and just give me the good stuff:

1. Even Better Than The Real Thing
3. Mysterious Ways
3. Pride (In the Name of Love)
2. New Year's Day
3. With or Without You
4. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
5. Sunday Bloody Sunday
6. Bad
7. Where the Streets Have No Name
8. I Will Follow
9. The Unforgettable Fire
10. Desire
11. All I Want Is You

good list, could be evenve better with songs from their two masterpieces, Pop and Zooropa.


Title: Re: U2
Post by: faldor on August 22, 2009, 01:21:19 PM
Forgotten U2 Songs Surface
by Music-News.com - August 22 2009
photo by Ros O'Gorman


U2 songs recorded two decades ago but left unreleased will soon surface.


U2 have revealed that they are going to release songs that were recorded for an earlier album which they forgot all about.

The Irish rockers said they found several songs they recorded while making their 1984 album The Unforgettable Fire.

Frontman Bono and guitarist The Edge said they rediscovered the songs while they were remastering the record for its 25th anniversary reissue which is scheduled for release later this year.

Speaking to Radio 1, The Edge said: "I listened to some tracks that we're gonna release with the new Unforgettable Fire reissue, some new songs that we discovered that we'd recorded, back in that era - the '80s - that we're gonna put out. And they sound amazing."

Bono said that one track, entitled 'Disappearing Act', is "incredibly special".

The Edge added that the band have just completed putting the finishing touches to it in the studio.

He said: "Well, it was originally called 'White City', and it was a track we started with Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois back in 1983 when we were recording The Unforgettable Fire.

"And we discovered it about six months ago, and we dug it out and did some work on it in France a few weeks ago, and it's now finished."

Bono added: "It's 25 years ago, the drums, the bass and the guitar. And now, the voices. It is a strange, weird thing. And it's going out with The Unforgettable Fire reissue, but no-one's heard it."

http://undercover.com.au/News-Story.aspx?id=9060


Title: Re: U2
Post by: AxlsMainMan on August 22, 2009, 01:26:13 PM
Sounds superb.


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Eazy E on September 18, 2009, 01:44:31 AM
Just caught the 360 tour... the stage setup was incredible.  We lucked out with the weather and got an open-Skydome show with a nice breeze coming in.  After a show like that, I don't care what criticisms other people might have about U2.... easily one of the best concerts I've been to.

The acoustic "Stuck In A Moment" was actually one of the highlights for me, and I don't really like that song all that much.  Everyone in the crowd was also singing really loud for "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" which was cool... The concert was so good that I didn't even notice that they skipped over "Pride"! 


Title: Re: U2
Post by: jarmo on September 18, 2009, 10:39:53 AM
Yeah, the stage set up is impressive.

I'm glad they choose to start the shows with four new tracks. Even though some critics bash them for it.

Same shit every tour for every band. "Too many new songs".

Well all of their songs were new at some point! I bet these people wished they hadn't played Beautiful Day in 2001 because it was new! Or "One" in 1992.. :hihi:




/jarmo


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Eazy E on September 19, 2009, 12:48:37 AM
I applaud them for not putting out a new album for the sake of touring their hits.  These guys work hard to push their new material and they play it convincingly in concert.  A few years down the road, everyone is singing those songs and complaining about the next "new batch"...  I hear people at the concert that are itching to hear Vertigo as much as they are something from Achtung Baby.

I won't have any complaints if they keep songs like "Breathe" or "Magnificent" in their setlists years on from now.


Title: Re: U2
Post by: jarmo on September 19, 2009, 12:16:41 PM
True.

Doing the same greatest hits on every tour, how exciting is that going to be in the long run?

This alternative is way better.



/jarmo


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Axl's Favorite Mechanical Bull on October 26, 2009, 05:03:23 PM
A man can't even go see U2 without $ellout coming out and ruining his evening.

FAWK!


Title: Re: U2
Post by: AxlsMainMan on October 26, 2009, 05:37:28 PM
Didn't he show up at one of the Dodger games you went to as well :hihi:


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Axl's Favorite Mechanical Bull on October 26, 2009, 05:38:53 PM
Didn't he show up at one of the Dodger games you went to as well :hihi:

I should just stay at home from now on.


Title: Re: U2
Post by: tim_m on October 26, 2009, 05:44:28 PM
Anyone catch their webcast last night? I saw the very end of it. It seems to be on repeat all day today.


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Malcolm on October 26, 2009, 09:10:18 PM
U2 maps return to North America in 2010

June 2010
6 - Anaheim, CA - Angel Stadium
12 - Denver, CO - Invesco Field at Mile High
16 - Oakland, CA - Oakland Coliseum
20 - Seattle, WA - Qwest Field
23 - Edmonton, Alberta - Commonwealth Stadium
30 - East Lansing, MI - Spartan Stadium

July 2010
3 - Toronto, Ontario - Rogers Centre
6 - Chicago, IL - Soldier Field
9 - Miami, FL - Land Shark Stadium
12 - Philadelphia, PA - Lincoln Financial Field
16 - Montreal, Quebec - Venue to be announced
19 - East Rutherford, NJ - New Meadowlands Stadium


Title: Re: U2
Post by: cotis on October 26, 2009, 10:27:00 PM
U2 maps return to North America in 2010

June 2010
6 - Anaheim, CA - Angel Stadium
12 - Denver, CO - Invesco Field at Mile High
16 - Oakland, CA - Oakland Coliseum
20 - Seattle, WA - Qwest Field
23 - Edmonton, Alberta - Commonwealth Stadium
30 - East Lansing, MI - Spartan Stadium

July 2010
3 - Toronto, Ontario - Rogers Centre
6 - Chicago, IL - Soldier Field
9 - Miami, FL - Land Shark Stadium
12 - Philadelphia, PA - Lincoln Financial Field
16 - Montreal, Quebec - Venue to be announced
19 - East Rutherford, NJ - New Meadowlands Stadium


Philly and E. Rutherford :D


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Malcolm on November 17, 2009, 08:26:07 PM
U2 have announced they'll play at the Montreal Hippodrome on July 16th. In order to fit the estimated 80,000 people at the concert U2 are shelling out 3 million dollars to build a temporary open air stadium. It will take 2 months to build and one to tear down once the show (s) are over. Tickets go on sale for the concert this Saturday at noon throught the Bell Centre Box office (514) 790-2525 or 1-877-668-8269) or www.geg.ca. They'll run you between $30-$250 a seat.


Title: Re: U2
Post by: cotis on November 17, 2009, 09:03:35 PM
U2 have announced they'll play at the Montreal Hippodrome on July 16th. In order to fit the estimated 80,000 people at the concert U2 are shelling out 3 million dollars to build a temporary open air stadium. It will take 2 months to build and one to tear down once the show (s) are over. Tickets go on sale for the concert this Saturday at noon throught the Bell Centre Box office (514) 790-2525 or 1-877-668-8269) or www.geg.ca. They'll run you between $30-$250 a seat.

That's awesome that they are building that. Not a huge U2 fan but you got to respect that.


Title: Re: U2
Post by: jarmo on February 02, 2014, 12:28:42 PM
There'll be a new U2 track called Invisible available for free on iTunes starting tonight at 6pm until tomorrow 11:59pm.
Bank of America will be donating $1 for every download?up to $2 million?to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.




/jarmo


Title: Re: U2
Post by: jarmo on September 10, 2014, 05:00:19 AM
For anyone with an iTunes account, the new U2 album Songs of Innocence is now in your account for free.

If you can't see it, check your iTunes preferences under the Store tab and make sure the box next to "Show iTunes in the Cloud purchases" is checked.




/jarmo


Title: Re: U2
Post by: faldor on September 10, 2014, 07:31:47 AM
For anyone with an iTunes account, the new U2 album Songs of Innocence is now in your account for free.

If you can't see it, check your iTunes preferences under the Store tab and make sure the box next to "Show iTunes in the Cloud purchases" is checked.




/jarmo
Wow, that's pretty cool! I'd imagine that's only for a limited time?


Title: Re: U2
Post by: GeorgeSteele on September 10, 2014, 04:55:08 PM
For anyone with an iTunes account, the new U2 album Songs of Innocence is now in your account for free.

If you can't see it, check your iTunes preferences under the Store tab and make sure the box next to "Show iTunes in the Cloud purchases" is checked.




/jarmo
Wow, that's pretty cool! I'd imagine that's only for a limited time?

No, I think it's permanent.  Basically, the album is free.  Insane.  Even more insane, this has barely made a blip in mainstream media.  Although I think U2 has been mailing it in since Pop, they are still rock royalty.  So for them to put out an album for free and still fly so far under the radar speaks volumes about the state of the music industry and how devalued music has become in our current culture.  Sad.



Title: Re: U2
Post by: rebelhipi on September 11, 2014, 12:27:38 AM
For anyone with an iTunes account, the new U2 album Songs of Innocence is now in your account for free.

If you can't see it, check your iTunes preferences under the Store tab and make sure the box next to "Show iTunes in the Cloud purchases" is checked.




/jarmo
Wow, that's pretty cool! I'd imagine that's only for a limited time?

No, I think it's permanent.  Basically, the album is free.  Insane.  Even more insane, this has barely made a blip in mainstream media.  Although I think U2 has been mailing it in since Pop, they are still rock royalty.  So for them to put out an album for free and still fly so far under the radar speaks volumes about the state of the music industry and how devalued music has become in our current culture.  Sad.


Its free for a month or so. After that they release it on vinyl ect.

POP is my fav U2 album!


Title: Re: U2
Post by: jarmo on September 11, 2014, 05:31:09 AM
Yes, it'll be out in October on physical formats.

It's free for people using iTunes. Because Apple bought it for all their iTunes users. Wonder if they got a bulk discount?  :hihi:


I think there might be less media attention to this because it just came out of the blue without any kind of promotional campaign. It must "hurt" some of these people that everybody got it at the same time. There were no exclusive first listens and so on for the media. No interviews prior to its release and so on....




/jarmo




Title: Re: U2
Post by: Eazy E on September 11, 2014, 05:02:10 PM
Yes, it'll be out in October on physical formats.

It's free for people using iTunes. Because Apple bought it for all their iTunes users. Wonder if they got a bulk discount?  :hihi:


I think there might be less media attention to this because it just came out of the blue without any kind of promotional campaign. It must "hurt" some of these people that everybody got it at the same time. There were no exclusive first listens and so on for the media. No interviews prior to its release and so on....




/jarmo

Well, I'm not sure that's the case.  The media made quite a big deal when Beyonce released an album out of the blue - at least enough noise for me to be aware of it happening & I've certainly never purchased a Beyonce album.  So it's unfortunate that U2 could do something similar and not get nearly as much coverage... even if they don't get the pre-release hype articles & interviews, they would still want to get clicks on their websites for reporting about the surprise album.

... but more importantly, is it any good?  I am off to find out.


Title: Re: U2
Post by: GeorgeSteele on September 12, 2014, 05:34:46 PM
Yes, it'll be out in October on physical formats.

It's free for people using iTunes. Because Apple bought it for all their iTunes users. Wonder if they got a bulk discount?  :hihi:


I think there might be less media attention to this because it just came out of the blue without any kind of promotional campaign. It must "hurt" some of these people that everybody got it at the same time. There were no exclusive first listens and so on for the media. No interviews prior to its release and so on....




/jarmo




Looks like Apple shelled out $100 million for this.  http://www.billboard.com/articles/business/6251220/guy-oseary-interview-u2-apple-deal-songs-of-innocence

Interesting that former Interscope record exec Jimmy Iovine is now an Apple employee.  Maybe he can work out something similar for Guns!


Title: Re: U2
Post by: GeorgeSteele on September 17, 2014, 10:41:06 AM

Had a few listens to the album... like the 3 previous albums, kind of uninspired and formulaic IMO... but even still, if you're a U2 fan in general, it is damn hard to dislike a lot of the songs on this album. 

Their music may be the equivalent of a loaf of bread these days, but it is still very good fucking bread. 



Title: Re: U2
Post by: tim_m on September 17, 2014, 10:55:29 PM
I signed up for Itunes just to get it but i haven't had a chance to listen yet.


Title: Re: U2
Post by: GeorgeSteele on October 14, 2014, 11:57:44 AM

I think I've listened to the new album enough times to have a sense of where I think it ranks (low, but still not bad).  Here are all U2 albums ranked and the songs on those albums I like best.


1.  Unforgettable Fire (A Sort of Homecoming, Wire, Unforgettable Fire, Promenade, Bad, Elvis Presley and America)

2.  Boy (I Will Follow, Twilight, An Cat Dubh, Out of Control, Electric Co)

3.  Achtung Baby (One, So Cruel, Fly)

4.  Pop (Mofo, Gone, Please)

5.  Zooropa (Zooropa, Lemon, Stay)

6.  Joshua Tree (Streets, One Tree Hill, Exit)

7.  War (New Year's Day, The Refugee, 40)

8.  Rattle and Hum (Love Rescue Me, All I Want is You)

9.  How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb (Vertigo, Yahweh)

10.  Songs of Innocence (Every Breaking Wave, California)

11.  All That You Can't Leave Behind (Elevation, Kite)

12.  October (Gloria)

13.  No Line on the Horizon


Title: Re: U2
Post by: jarmo on October 14, 2014, 02:37:25 PM
Interesting that you rank Pop that high up.

Achtung Baby is my personal favorite. Easily.

Not sure how I'd rate the post Pop albums. They're all kinda uneven.....




/jarmo


Title: Re: U2
Post by: GeorgeSteele on October 14, 2014, 03:36:00 PM
Interesting that you rank Pop that high up.

Achtung Baby is my personal favorite. Easily.

Not sure how I'd rate the post Pop albums. They're all kinda uneven.....

/jarmo

Not many share my love for Pop.  Even Bono has dumped on that album.  But I find it to have a very intense, raw sound... some of those songs get very much under my skin, in a good way.  Plus, I loved Edge's playing on that album.  I think that was the last album where he stepped outside of the parameters of the expected sound of U2.

I love Achtung Baby too, but I think the popularity of that album has a lot more to do with what it accomplished in terms of catapulting the band into a permanent level of stardom that few bands have ever touched.  After Joshua Tree and Rattle and Hum, the band was huge but I think people were tiring of U2, particularly Bono in general, along with the feeling that the band hadn't really done anything especially musically interesting on those albums (even though the song quality was excellent, if that makes sense).  I think every big band has been in that position and the choice is to either play it safe or take a risk with a new sound.  I don't think any band of that stature had ever taken as big a leap from what they were doing before as U2 did with Achtung Baby.  That something that was so different from what it offered in the past could resonate so deeply with so many of its fans, plus adding so many new fans... I don't know of any other band pulling that off ever. 

I think the band stopped taking those risks after Pop, but even still, I like a good number of songs on those albums. 


Title: Re: U2
Post by: rebelhipi on October 14, 2014, 06:27:00 PM
Ill make one too :D I havent heard the unforgetable fire album so i wont include that one.


1. POP (Mofo,Gone, discotheque, wake up dead man, staring. i find every song greatly good,only u2 album that does that to me) George Steele your not alone :smoking:

2. Zooropa (Lemon, crashed car, Zooropa, Numb)

3. Achtung Baby (Until the end, zoo station, the fly, even better, mysterious

4. Best of 1980-1990 B-sides ( Endless deep, spanish eyes, three sunrises)

5. Rattle and Rum (all i want is you, bullet in the blue sky, silver and gold)

6. War (new years,  sunday)

7. Joshua tree (the hits)

8.Original soudtracks 1

9. October (gloria , i fall down)

10. All that you cant leave behind (elevation, stuck in a moment)

11. How To dismantle (vertigo, yahweh)

12 Boy, No line, songs of innocence are a tie becauce i havent listened to them that much the song no line on the horizon is one my fav u2 tracks i will follow and raised by wolves are other highlights.



Title: Re: U2
Post by: GeorgeSteele on October 15, 2014, 11:16:13 AM

Nice list, it didn't occur to me to include the B-Sides and Passengers albums... I would have those somewhere in the middle of the pack.  From the B-Sides, I love Spanish Eyes and Party Girl.  Original Soundtracks was a bit too far out there for me, though I liked Blue Room and Slug a lot.  Miss Sarajevo is also a very good song, and Pavarotti sings incredibly on it, but I found his participation in that song to be more about Bono's ego, so it was a bit irritating in that sense.  Much like when he had sung that duet with Frank Sinatra a few years before that. 


Title: Re: U2
Post by: jarmo on October 15, 2014, 02:52:00 PM
I think there's hints of that Pop essence on latter albums, but you're right, they became more concerned with the "classic U2 sound" instead of taking chances....



/jarmo


Title: Re: U2
Post by: rebelhipi on October 15, 2014, 03:44:55 PM
I think there's hints of that Pop essence on latter albums, but you're right, they became more concerned with the "classic U2 sound" instead of taking chances....



/jarmo

I remember when How to dismantle a atomic bomb came out. It was a kind of ''Oh, a new u2 record, i wonder what did they invent this time''  Thats long gone now. They kinda stopped being relevant during that period.

I agree that After POP they changed completly. Just to compare the Popmart tour with the awesome techno intros and remixes, mirrorball lemon, alter egos ect. and two years later became the most serious pop-rock band in the world.


Title: Re: U2
Post by: rebelhipi on October 15, 2014, 03:50:28 PM

Nice list, it didn't occur to me to include the B-Sides and Passengers albums... I would have those somewhere in the middle of the pack.  From the B-Sides, I love Spanish Eyes and Party Girl.  Original Soundtracks was a bit too far out there for me, though I liked Blue Room and Slug a lot.  Miss Sarajevo is also a very good song, and Pavarotti sings incredibly on it, but I found his participation in that song to be more about Bono's ego, so it was a bit irritating in that sense.  Much like when he had sung that duet with Frank Sinatra a few years before that. 

Well the b-sides includes so many of my fav u2 tracks so i had to :) I tought that im crazy for liking party girl! its bad ass . I only heard the passangers album once a few weeks ago, but i remember that it impressed me. Its surely a record that has a lot to discover.

Now im itching to find the unforgettable fire in my record shop. the title song is awesome. I also forgot how good how to dismantle is, now that im listening to it.


Title: Re: U2
Post by: GeorgeSteele on October 15, 2014, 04:18:51 PM

 Well the b-sides includes so many of my fav u2 tracks so i had to :) I tought that im crazy for liking party girl! its bad ass . I only heard the passangers album once a few weeks ago, but i remember that it impressed me. Its surely a record that has a lot to discover.

Now im itching to find the unforgettable fire in my record shop. the title song is awesome. I also forgot how good how to dismantle is, now that im listening to it.

Based on your list, we seem to like a lot of the same U2 songs, so I'm pretty sure you would like Unforgettable Fire.  Bad is a U2 classic, such a great song. 


Title: Re: U2
Post by: GeorgeSteele on October 15, 2014, 04:24:22 PM
I think there's hints of that Pop essence on latter albums, but you're right, they became more concerned with the "classic U2 sound" instead of taking chances....



/jarmo

I remember when How to dismantle a atomic bomb came out. It was a kind of ''Oh, a new u2 record, i wonder what did they invent this time''  Thats long gone now. They kinda stopped being relevant during that period.

I agree that After POP they changed completly. Just to compare the Popmart tour with the awesome techno intros and remixes, mirrorball lemon, alter egos ect. and two years later became the most serious pop-rock band in the world.

This quote from Bono in 2002 made clear that they were done taking chances:  "We're reapplying for the job. What job? The best band in the world job."


Title: Re: U2
Post by: GypsySoul on October 15, 2014, 05:07:08 PM
http://www.msn.com/en-us/music/news/bono-apologizes-for-free-u2-album-on-itunes-accounts/ar-AA6SS5n

Bono apologizes for free U2 album on iTunes accounts

Call it a mix of ego, generosity, self-promotion and insecurity. But Bono is sorry for giving away U2's latest album for free on iTunes accounts.

There were grumbles last month when the Irish rock band's new album "Song of Innocence" was automatically downloaded onto Apple's more than half-billion iTunes accounts around the world.

Among other things, some iTunes users griped that the record took up valuable iPhone storage space.

In a video interview hosted on Facebook Tuesday, Bono appeared with the other members of the band to take written questions from fans. One of them said, please, no more automatic freebies on iTunes.

"It's really rude," that person, identified as Harriet Madeline Jobson, wrote.

"Oops," said a contrite-looking Bono, in trademark dark glasses.

"I'm sorry about that," Bono said.

"I had this beautiful idea. Might have gotten carried away with ourselves. Artists are prone to that thing. A drop of megalomania, a touch of generosity, a dash of self-promotion, and deep fear that these songs that we poured our life into over the last few years might not be heard," he added.

"There's a lot of noise out there. I guess, we got a little noisy ourselves to get through it."

Thanks to Apple, people can now remove the album from their iTunes accounts with the click of an on-screen icon.

U2 -- who released some of the most acclaimed albums of the 1980s including "The Joshua Tree" and "Rattle and Hum" -- could have expected major sales for a new album.

While Apple did not disclose financial arrangements for the free release, U2 has collaborated for years on products with the company.



Title: Re: U2
Post by: rebelhipi on October 16, 2014, 08:43:32 AM

 Well the b-sides includes so many of my fav u2 tracks so i had to :) I tought that im crazy for liking party girl! its bad ass . I only heard the passangers album once a few weeks ago, but i remember that it impressed me. Its surely a record that has a lot to discover.

Now im itching to find the unforgettable fire in my record shop. the title song is awesome. I also forgot how good how to dismantle is, now that im listening to it.

Based on your list, we seem to like a lot of the same U2 songs, so I'm pretty sure you would like Unforgettable Fire.  Bad is a U2 classic, such a great song. 

I figured that its gotta be good since its on the top spot of your list and all the songs that are from the 80-90 best of are good. Also the song sweetest thing is a good one!
Hold me, thrill me, kiss me, kill me is also a amazing song.

I wonder if they will make a best of 2000-2020 album.


Title: Re: U2
Post by: GeorgeSteele on October 16, 2014, 10:57:20 AM

 Well the b-sides includes so many of my fav u2 tracks so i had to :) I tought that im crazy for liking party girl! its bad ass . I only heard the passangers album once a few weeks ago, but i remember that it impressed me. Its surely a record that has a lot to discover.

Now im itching to find the unforgettable fire in my record shop. the title song is awesome. I also forgot how good how to dismantle is, now that im listening to it.

Based on your list, we seem to like a lot of the same U2 songs, so I'm pretty sure you would like Unforgettable Fire.  Bad is a U2 classic, such a great song. 

I figured that its gotta be good since its on the top spot of your list and all the songs that are from the 80-90 best of are good. Also the song sweetest thing is a good one!
Hold me, thrill me, kiss me, kill me is also a amazing song.

I wonder if they will make a best of 2000-2020 album.

They may need a few more albums to fill a "Best Of" for post-2000 songs.  With what we have, I would probably go with these:

Elevation
Kite
In a Little While
Vertigo
Miracle Drug
All Because of You
Yahweh
No Line on the Horizon
Every Breaking Wave
California
Volcano
This is Where You Can Reach Me Now


Title: Re: U2
Post by: rebelhipi on October 16, 2014, 01:18:06 PM
Remember that they used only three and a half albums for 90-00 achtung,zooropa, pop and half of all that you cant leave behind. then they added unreleased songs, plus miss sarajevo and hold me, thrill me.

Today I would pick something like

Elevation
In a little while
Grace
Vertigo
All because of you
A man and a woman
Yahweh
The saints are coming (green day ugh :-X)
Window in the skies (i hate the video for it, the song is quite nice)
No line on the horizon
Magnificent
I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight
Fez - Being Born
Ordinary love
Invisible
Raised by wolves
This Is Where You Can Reach Me Now
The Troubles (has a nice moby vibe this song)


this is close not to fit into a single cd


Title: Re: U2
Post by: GeorgeSteele on October 16, 2014, 03:21:14 PM

True, but the 90-00 greatest hits were mostly songs that were actually 'hits' ( a lot of radio and video rotation).  That hasn't been the case with the more recent songs, but then again not much rock music is played on the radio these days.


Title: Re: U2
Post by: GeorgeSteele on October 17, 2014, 11:13:24 AM
Been spending way too much time thinking about this band recently.  The new album has had me re-visiting their entire back catalogue the past few weeks.

In 1990, U2 contributed a song to an AIDS benefit album called Red Hot & Blue.  The song was 'Night & Day'.  It was a cover of a 1932 show tune written by Cole Porter and first performed by Fred Astaire. 

The song has sort of fallen off the map as far as the big U2 songs go, but at the time, the video for this song was getting a good amount of airplay on MTV.  Here's the video:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DgRD676EIVI

Although it's a cover song, it has almost no relationship to the original besides the lyrics.  More importantly, it had almost no relationship to U2's sound at the time, other than Bono's voice.  Keep in mind, this came out over a year before Achtung Baby, so there was quite the WTF? reaction to this.  For me, it's not only U2's best cover performance, but one of my favorite U2 tracks ever. 


Title: Re: U2
Post by: rebelhipi on October 18, 2014, 04:29:52 PM
Been spending way too much time thinking about this band recently.  The new album has had me re-visiting their entire back catalogue the past few weeks.

In 1990, U2 contributed a song to an AIDS benefit album called Red Hot & Blue.  The song was 'Night & Day'.  It was a cover of a 1932 show tune written by Cole Porter and first performed by Fred Astaire. 

The song has sort of fallen off the map as far as the big U2 songs go, but at the time, the video for this song was getting a good amount of airplay on MTV.  Here's the video:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DgRD676EIVI

Although it's a cover song, it has almost no relationship to the original besides the lyrics.  More importantly, it had almost no relationship to U2's sound at the time, other than Bono's voice.  Keep in mind, this came out over a year before Achtung Baby, so there was quite the WTF? reaction to this.  For me, it's not only U2's best cover performance, but one of my favorite U2 tracks ever. 

Wow! I had no idea this existed! what a great track and a great introduction to 90s u2.
Gotta love Adam and Edge seriously playing their guitars, jamming to a none existent guitar and bass track ;D

Ive have also listened a lot of U2 recently but you are responsable for that. ;) I got the itch by going back thru my U2 collection to make the album list.
I actually ordered the unforgettable fire cd to my self on friday : ok:


Title: Re: U2
Post by: GeorgeSteele on October 20, 2014, 11:48:48 AM
Been spending way too much time thinking about this band recently.  The new album has had me re-visiting their entire back catalogue the past few weeks.

In 1990, U2 contributed a song to an AIDS benefit album called Red Hot & Blue.  The song was 'Night & Day'.  It was a cover of a 1932 show tune written by Cole Porter and first performed by Fred Astaire. 

The song has sort of fallen off the map as far as the big U2 songs go, but at the time, the video for this song was getting a good amount of airplay on MTV.  Here's the video:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DgRD676EIVI

Although it's a cover song, it has almost no relationship to the original besides the lyrics.  More importantly, it had almost no relationship to U2's sound at the time, other than Bono's voice.  Keep in mind, this came out over a year before Achtung Baby, so there was quite the WTF? reaction to this.  For me, it's not only U2's best cover performance, but one of my favorite U2 tracks ever. 

Wow! I had no idea this existed! what a great track and a great introduction to 90s u2.
Gotta love Adam and Edge seriously playing their guitars, jamming to a none existent guitar and bass track ;D

Ive have also listened a lot of U2 recently but you are responsable for that. ;) I got the itch by going back thru my U2 collection to make the album list.
I actually ordered the unforgettable fire cd to my self on friday : ok:

Hope you enjoy Unforgettable Fire, now I'll feel guilty if you think it sucks!  Night and Day, unfortunately, is available only if you buy the entire Red Hot & Blue album on iTunes; there is a single version you can get from iTunes from the Achtung Baby deluxe edition, but it is a remix that IMO is not nearly as good. 


Title: Re: U2
Post by: rebelhipi on October 20, 2014, 04:15:42 PM
Been spending way too much time thinking about this band recently.  The new album has had me re-visiting their entire back catalogue the past few weeks.

In 1990, U2 contributed a song to an AIDS benefit album called Red Hot & Blue.  The song was 'Night & Day'.  It was a cover of a 1932 show tune written by Cole Porter and first performed by Fred Astaire. 

The song has sort of fallen off the map as far as the big U2 songs go, but at the time, the video for this song was getting a good amount of airplay on MTV.  Here's the video:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DgRD676EIVI

Although it's a cover song, it has almost no relationship to the original besides the lyrics.  More importantly, it had almost no relationship to U2's sound at the time, other than Bono's voice.  Keep in mind, this came out over a year before Achtung Baby, so there was quite the WTF? reaction to this.  For me, it's not only U2's best cover performance, but one of my favorite U2 tracks ever. 

Wow! I had no idea this existed! what a great track and a great introduction to 90s u2.
Gotta love Adam and Edge seriously playing their guitars, jamming to a none existent guitar and bass track ;D

Ive have also listened a lot of U2 recently but you are responsable for that. ;) I got the itch by going back thru my U2 collection to make the album list.
I actually ordered the unforgettable fire cd to my self on friday : ok:

Hope you enjoy Unforgettable Fire, now I'll feel guilty if you think it sucks!  Night and Day, unfortunately, is available only if you buy the entire Red Hot & Blue album on iTunes; there is a single version you can get from iTunes from the Achtung Baby deluxe edition, but it is a remix that IMO is not nearly as good. 

Nah, Unforgettable has been in my '' soon to get''album list for ages.
Its a shame that night and day is hard to get, the remix sounded allright. such a good song...


Title: Re: U2
Post by: rebelhipi on November 02, 2014, 08:36:36 AM
Well now ive heard the unforgettable fire.
Its great. i would rank it around achtung-rattle and hum area in my list.

Also im starting to think that songs of innocence is their best since all that you leave behind.


Title: Re: U2
Post by: GeorgeSteele on November 04, 2014, 11:00:43 AM
Well now ive heard the unforgettable fire.
Its great. i would rank it around achtung-rattle and hum area in my list.

Also im starting to think that songs of innocence is their best since all that you leave behind.

Some very good tracks on Songs of Innocence.  My favorites are Every Breaking Wave, California, Volcano and This is Where You Can Reach Me Now (love the drums in that song).   There's an obvious emphasis on song melodies, more keyboards and much less guitar from Edge.  I would have loved to hear him more on the album.  Even still, as an overall album, I think it might be their best of the 2000s.  But I don't think there's any 1 song better than Yahweh, which IMO is their best of that era. 

By the way, doesn't the guitar solo in Song for Someone sound just like the guitar riff from Take Me Out by Franz Ferdinand?


Title: Re: U2
Post by: rebelhipi on November 04, 2014, 12:55:29 PM
Well now ive heard the unforgettable fire.
Its great. i would rank it around achtung-rattle and hum area in my list.

Also im starting to think that songs of innocence is their best since all that you leave behind.

Some very good tracks on Songs of Innocence.  My favorites are Every Breaking Wave, California, Volcano and This is Where You Can Reach Me Now (love the drums in that song).   There's an obvious emphasis on song melodies, more keyboards and much less guitar from Edge.  I would have loved to hear him more on the album.  Even still, as an overall album, I think it might be their best of the 2000s.  But I don't think there's any 1 song better than Yahweh, which IMO is their best of that era. 

By the way, doesn't the guitar solo in Song for Someone sound just like the guitar riff from Take Me Out by Franz Ferdinand?

There is a big similarity, but not too much to irritate, i think.

I like drums aswell for reach me now, it brings the song to another level, the part just before the chorus and the changing from 8-notes to 16-notes is pretty badass.

I really like Larrys drumming in general i think that he gets overlooked too much. hes the perfect guy for the band which is i main job of drummer in a band.

!Warning! some serious drum talk coming up.

Hes got a really great unique style, for example, sunday bloody sunday (of course) Lemon, Bullet the blue sky, Mofo (i looove that groove, same in discotheque!) Gone, Until the end of the world ( really hard to play that groove like he does, cause hes so good with changing the power of the strokes within the groove, also theres a really subtle speeding up inside the groove and he comes back after every bar, which is awesome) No line on the horizon has a great beat also!


BTW. The first time when heard until the end of the world, i  was mad at U2 because i though that the intro to the song was a huge Mr. Brownstone ripoff. When you think about it, it kinda is a ripoff :P



Title: Re: U2
Post by: GeorgeSteele on November 04, 2014, 01:13:11 PM

There is a big similarity, but not too much to irritate, i think.

I like drums aswell for reach me now, it brings the song to another level, the part just before the chorus and the changing from 8-notes to 16-notes is pretty badass.

I really like Larrys drumming in general i think that he gets overlooked too much. hes the perfect guy for the band which is i main job of drummer in a band.

!Warning! some serious drum talk coming up.

Hes got a really great unique style, for example, sunday bloody sunday (of course) Lemon, Bullet the blue sky, Mofo (i looove that groove, same in discotheque!) Gone, Until the end of the world ( really hard to play that groove like he does, cause hes so good with changing the power of the strokes within the groove, also theres a really subtle speeding up inside the groove and he comes back after every bar, which is awesome) No line on the horizon has a great beat also!


BTW. The first time when heard until the end of the world, i  was mad at U2 because i though that the intro to the song was a huge Mr. Brownstone ripoff. When you think about it, it kinda is a ripoff :P



Yes, it is the same beat, but Guns ripped it off too.  That's the "Bo Diddley Beat", probably the most sampled beat in music history:  http://blog.fxdurkin.com/2013/06/06/117-songs-with-a-bo-diddley-beat-andor-songs-by-bo-diddley/


Title: Re: U2
Post by: rebelhipi on November 04, 2014, 03:36:27 PM

There is a big similarity, but not too much to irritate, i think.

I like drums aswell for reach me now, it brings the song to another level, the part just before the chorus and the changing from 8-notes to 16-notes is pretty badass.

I really like Larrys drumming in general i think that he gets overlooked too much. hes the perfect guy for the band which is i main job of drummer in a band.

!Warning! some serious drum talk coming up.

Hes got a really great unique style, for example, sunday bloody sunday (of course) Lemon, Bullet the blue sky, Mofo (i looove that groove, same in discotheque!) Gone, Until the end of the world ( really hard to play that groove like he does, cause hes so good with changing the power of the strokes within the groove, also theres a really subtle speeding up inside the groove and he comes back after every bar, which is awesome) No line on the horizon has a great beat also!


BTW. The first time when heard until the end of the world, i  was mad at U2 because i though that the intro to the song was a huge Mr. Brownstone ripoff. When you think about it, it kinda is a ripoff :P



Yes, it is the same beat, but Guns ripped it off too.  That's the "Bo Diddley Beat", probably the most sampled beat in music history:  http://blog.fxdurkin.com/2013/06/06/117-songs-with-a-bo-diddley-beat-andor-songs-by-bo-diddley/

Yeah i know that bo diddley beat thing, i think gnr used it in a creative way, they did someting new with it, and U2 just copy pasted the idea and took brownstones intro and put it in end of the worlds intro, i know this is the most ridiculous thing but it drives me crazy every time i hear the intro to end of the world i start to hear brownstone in my head.
But probably it has nothing to do with brownstone, its just me.


Title: Re: U2
Post by: GeorgeSteele on November 05, 2014, 10:46:54 AM

Yeah i know that bo diddley beat thing, i think gnr used it in a creative way, they did someting new with it, and U2 just copy pasted the idea and took brownstones intro and put it in end of the worlds intro, i know this is the most ridiculous thing but it drives me crazy every time i hear the intro to end of the world i start to hear brownstone in my head.
But probably it has nothing to do with brownstone, its just me.

Oh, I see what you mean... though, to me, I thought U2 also had its own touch to that on the End of the World.  In general, though, I agree with you 100% on Larry Mullen, such an underrated drummer.  He has some great moments on Unforgettable Fire, particularly Bad and Elvis and America. 


Title: Re: U2
Post by: GeorgeSteele on November 07, 2014, 02:24:20 PM

Bono on U2's iTunes Giveaway: 'It's One of the Proudest Things for Us Ever'

http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/6311921/bono-u2-dublin-web-summit-conference-itunes?facebook_20141107



Title: Re: U2
Post by: Butch Français on December 05, 2014, 10:04:04 PM
U2 is....really not....good music.
ugh


Title: Re: U2
Post by: italian queen on February 02, 2015, 05:01:34 AM
great album this last one.
I love U2.


Title: Re: U2
Post by: italian queen on May 15, 2015, 09:27:20 AM
u2 started their new world tour Yesterday in Vancouver!
great show!


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Dr. Blutarsky on June 15, 2017, 11:17:39 AM
I saw them last night in Tampa, they're touring the 30th anniversary of the Joshua Tree album.

Was a very good show. To no surprise Bono got a little bit political.  But the guy still can sing and the band was tight.



Title: Re: U2
Post by: tim_m on June 15, 2017, 09:25:18 PM
IMO the shows on this tour are too damn short for the amount of $$ they're charging. I mean 2 hours if you're fucking lucky is kinda ridiculous. They have a large enough catalog to do 3 hours while still playing Joshua Tree in its entirety.


Title: Re: U2
Post by: AxlsMainMan on June 16, 2017, 11:12:35 AM
IMO the shows on this tour are too damn short for the amount of $$ they're charging. I mean 2 hours if you're fucking lucky is kinda ridiculous. They have a large enough catalog to do 3 hours while still playing Joshua Tree in its entirety.

Were shows on previous tours much longer, or is this something new?


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Dr. Blutarsky on June 16, 2017, 07:56:57 PM
Show clocked in at around 2 hrs. Definitely on the shorter side of big shows, but not everyone can put on a 3 hr show like GNR. One thing I was disappointed with was the way they utilized the big screen. Was more for graphics than actually letting us see the band from the cheaper seats.

 I spent the afternoon at Cigar City brewery, so by the time I got to the show I was doing allllrrriiighhhttt.


Title: Re: U2
Post by: tim_m on June 16, 2017, 08:02:32 PM
IMO the shows on this tour are too damn short for the amount of $$ they're charging. I mean 2 hours if you're fucking lucky is kinda ridiculous. They have a large enough catalog to do 3 hours while still playing Joshua Tree in its entirety.

Were shows on previous tours much longer, or is this something new?
A good 20-25 minutes longer on the I+E tour.


Title: Re: U2
Post by: rebelhipi on January 03, 2018, 04:15:11 PM
Anybody else digging the new album?

I am.


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Dr. Blutarsky on January 06, 2018, 09:56:41 AM
I havent heard it yet. Forgot they had new music out, no one seems to be talking about the new album.

 Guess that is the state of the music induustry now. New bands get the new stuff played on the radio and trend on social media. Older bands tour. And tour. .....


Title: Re: U2
Post by: rebelhipi on January 06, 2018, 07:44:46 PM
I havent heard it yet. Forgot they had new music out, no one seems to be talking about the new album.

 Guess that is the state of the music induustry now. New bands get the new stuff played on the radio and trend on social media. Older bands tour. And tour. .....
Their last album got a lot of (bad) hype. This one has been real quiet to the general public.

I like this new album more than the previous Songs of Innocence.


Title: Re: U2
Post by: Muerto on March 17, 2021, 08:29:57 PM
U2: The Virtual Road

Set your calendars for 'U2: The Virtual Road', a series of four live shows with enhanced visuals and remastered audio, broadcast for the first time on the band's YouTube channel.

With all new and exclusive opening act performances from Dermot Kennedy, Fontaines D.C., Carla Morrison and Feu! Chatterton.

Wednesday 17 March - U2 Go Home: Live From Slane Castle - IRELAND 2001

Thursday 25 March - U2: Live At Red Rocks, Denver, Colorado - USA 1983

Thursday 1 April - Popmart: Live From Mexico City - MEXICO 1997

Saturday 10 April -  iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE: Live in Paris - FRANCE 2015

'Every show is memorable for us but these four particularly so… It's exciting to be on the road again… Embracing all the wonder of the virtual road… And especially exciting to be joined by such a brilliant line-up of fellow travellers in Dermot Kennedy, Fontaines D.C., Carla Morrison and Feu! Chatterton.'
Bono, The Edge, Adam and Larry

https://www.u2.com/news/title/u2-the-virtual-road (https://www.u2.com/news/title/u2-the-virtual-road)  :peace: