U2 fans...?

Emilymoore

New member
I love 'em! Hi lastmanstanding..this is Emily...

If you like U2, then you have got to read this book on them...U2 by U2. It's an autobiography and one helluva bio it is!

Which band member's your favorite?

Bono's awesome...!
 

rojo

(Ret)
Regulator
Yup. Have a bit of a soft spot for them, although I haven't really been following them. Fav songs-

I Will Follow
Two Hearts Beat as One
Sunday Bloody Sunday
New Year's Day
Pride (In the Name of Love)
With or Without You
Vertigo

And my very favourite song by U2:

Beautiful Day
 

Sybarite

New member
Not bad – I have the greatest hits and enjoy that. I heard them live at Live 8, but frankly I thought that they were disappointing.
 

gjedda63

New member
Ohh yes . I love these guys.. One of the best bands ever, my list is : Deep Purple,Pink Floyd,Creedence,U2,Beatles...
 

drummergirlamie

New member
They're one of those bands that have been very consistant but have never topped the first album. I have a great deal of respect for the guys though.
 

John Watt

Active member
U2! I played "I Will Follow" and another of their early "new wave" style songs with a drummer who sang them. I've never been a big fan of The Edge, with his elaborate but mostly electronically generated technique, $20,000 guitar synths, etc. But when "Pride in the Name of Love" came out, I found myself singing it not too well to myself. Going out for long bike-hikes, I had to visit favorite singing places to try that song out loud, singing in a full voice I never found before. Bono is great. It took learning the words to realize it was about the Kennedy assassinations, not some Belfast occurence. "Shots rang out in the midnight sky, free at last, you're free at last, but they could not take your pride" is one of the toughest lines to sing in modern music.
And gjedda63, Deep Purple, eh? "Sweet Child in Time" might be almost as tough to sing.
 

sunwaiter

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John Watt^

Child in time is maybe the first song i really loved in my life, because by my 15, i discovered deep purple. along with serge gainsbourg's reggae recordings, bob marley and cypress hill, all in the same place. the friend and his brother i squatted regularly did smoked quite a bit. from their high story, providing us a great view over the projects but also of the near-by graveyard and the Vincennes Zoo far away, we could sing and shout as long as their parents were not there. we were really bourgeois in behaviour, though our everyday life was that of any suburban kid. in France a suburb is not what it is in the US. kings of one or two-hour-worlds, we played 8 bit cartridge video games and listened to ian paice doing his thing at the end of flight of the rat. by the way, the middle section of this track is really funky. Ian gillan did something nice with his high pitched voice.

i've learned some years after that this song was a re-work of Bombay Calling, and when i saw gillan perform live on vhs, i found him pushy, when not ridiculous.

once a friend lent me U2's "achtung baby". i didn't like it. i like "i still haven't found what i'm looking for", i even sang it in Ireland once, but i'm not in love with this kind of music.
 
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