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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 5:36 am    Post subject: One more reason why the nineties were a better decade... Reply with quote

...than today.

Because Bono is so much cooler when he's fucking a camera than when he's playing the saint without any irony to it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKNby3ldIVY&mode=related&search=

Damn, man, start "doing tricks/with your crucifix" again, instead of carrying one around for the world to see how fucking holy you are.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 6:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

amen on all fronts.
Bono used to be the man in the 90's.
most badass, extravagant, and most importantly always wonderfully tongue-in-cheek rockstar in the world.
he was the postmodern star.
and the rest of the band followed, the 3 albums they made in the 90s were all astonishing, Zooropa being probably the aphex of their wild imagination.
man, i miss those days.

now it's U2 Lite.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 6:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's four albums:

Achtung Baby, Zooropa, that Passengers thing (brilliant!) and Pop.

Also, the Million Dollar Hotel soundtrack was pretty amazing. I remember I was a little down on my money at the time and I was having All that you can't leave behind in the one hand and that soundtrack in the other.

needless to say, I bought the latter and never regretted it. It played a substantial role in me having sex with a lovely biomedical engineer once.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 6:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ah, you're counting the Passengers thing as their album. my bad. i admit i never heard it all, Luciano Pavarotti sorta puts me off. but i'll get to it eventually.

as for Million Dollar Hotel - totally! a marvellous piece of work. even if it didn't contain "The Ground Beneath Her Feet" (is it overreacting to claim it The Last Great U2 Song?), it would be more than worth having for Milla Jovovich's rendition of "Satellite Of Love" and most of all, Tito Larriva's half-mexican/half-unintelligible version of "Anarchy In The UK".
needless to say, you made the right choice. teh secksy time you had proves it.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 7:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
The Ground Beneath Her Feet" (is it overreacting to claim it The Last Great U2 Song?)


It's not overreacting, I think it is true.

They should work with Salman Rushdie as a lyricist more often.

It would definitely mean less God and more postmodernism in their texts!

And yes, that's a good thing.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2007 7:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

well, Bono was a good lyricist himself back in the days, capable of irony and smart wordplays as well as some quite insightful reflection.
like:
Bono wrote:
if you need someone to blame
throw a rock in the air, you'll hit someone guilty

or:
Bono wrote:
your catholic blues, your convent shoes,
your stick-on tattoos now they're making the news
your holy war, your northern star
your sermon on the mount from the boot of your car

or what could contend for my favourite passage ever written by The Fly:
Bono wrote:
and i'd join the movement
if there was one i could believe in
i'd break bread and wine
if there was a church i could receive in


and i ain't even cited anything from Wake Up Dead Man yet. this song alone proves that Bono could talk about God and stay smart.
well, maybe Bono was no Dylan or Reed*, but as i see it he is responsible for some really really damn good lyrics.

yes, i decided to revitalize this drool-over-the-old-u2 party, because it's fun and i like to drool.


*which reminds me. i once heard bono say in a concert that everything they ever done they ripped off Lou Reed. that's too much of course, but it sure is a striking istance of paying homage to an idol. it's nice to find that a superstar of Bono's format is capable of something like this.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2007 11:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh yeah, I actually was present at the Zoo TV European tour, in Budapest to be precise.

And there was this instance where they played "Satellite of Love" and Lou Reed suddenly appears on the big television screens they had on that tour and sings along with them.

And for sure Bono (together with the Edge as an editor) wrote some of the best lyrics in Rock and Roll. Even on their last album some of the lyrics were very strong.

They have detoriated sharply since Pop, though.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2007 2:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Doesn't Bono look like Sean Penn. Just a 'lil?

Oh, and why I think the nineties was a great decade: Dave Grohl. Who else has played so many musical instruments (voice included) successfully with so many different bands (more than just Nirvana and the Foo Fighters)? Joshua Homme comes to mind, but he didn't get the head start Dave Grohl got with Nirvana.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2007 7:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Drums, guitar and vocals, that's it innit?

The singer from my high school band could play more.

And anyway, the sexy M.F. pawns them all in multi-instrumentalism
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2007 9:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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And anyway, the sexy M.F. pawns them all in multi-instrumentalism

obviously.

what i find the greatest contribution to music by Dave Grohl is his appearance as the Demon in Tribute To The Greatest Song In The World video.

nah, i'm joking, he's pretty talented, especially for an ex-drummer.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2007 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oh, i almost forgot, one more thing, Mu:

you've been to a Zoo TV show...
you've seen Alice In Chains together with Layne's needle puncture marks...
damn u for making me green with envy again!

if you now say that you've also been to the Sexy MF's show i swear i'm gonna break in tears. Wink
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