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Postby Chris Hardings on Fri Mar 05, 2004 5:08 pm

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Postby Dylan on Wed Apr 07, 2004 8:40 am

I was thinking about this group in the shower this morning, and I wondered if the Crap/Not Crap for them would be drawn-out and exciting or short and sweet. I'm bumping it to make sure it didn't just get ignored.

I really like the early stuff (as much as I've heard, I don't own any records) but I think they lost the plot in a bad way. Also, I was remembering the song they wrote for Gangs Of New York as one of the worst ever written. CRAP for U2.
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Postby spoot on Wed Apr 07, 2004 12:00 pm

I liked U2s early stuff alright, but my favorite of all of it is Zooropa and that other one that came out before or after that... Achtung Baby. I don't like either album all the way through, but there's alot of both that I like quite a bit. And that song they put on some soundtrack a few years back, what was it called - The Sweetest Thing, I'm fully into that song. They've done some crap, but they've had every option to do all crap and they've somehow done quite alot of good stuff.
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Postby Sticky on Wed Apr 07, 2004 1:00 pm

Their songs all sound the same to me. If I didn't know it was different songs, I'd say "Oh, I've only ever heard that one song, but I thought it was ok". As is.... I'm torn (so I didn't vote).
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Postby Swat on Wed Apr 07, 2004 4:27 pm

Early stuff... Not Crap at all!
Anything after Rattle and Hum is Crappy Crap.
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Postby Redline on Wed Apr 07, 2004 9:26 pm

Fuck U2...The only reason "I will Follow" is ok is the Edge stole Keith Levene's mojo. Bono is the worst example of an irritating "I'm so brilliant, I'm going to save the WORLD" ass-monkey that I just want to throw a bottle at him. CRAP!

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Postby lostboy on Wed Apr 07, 2004 11:12 pm

i love this band. no apologies. not crap.
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Postby Lobster Magnet on Thu Apr 08, 2004 9:13 am

I hate this band. Crap.
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Postby Dylan on Thu Apr 08, 2004 9:14 am

Swat wrote:Early stuff... Not Crap at all!
Anything after Rattle and Hum is Crappy Crap.


Sorry, gotta make a decision.
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Postby tmidgett on Thu Apr 08, 2004 10:12 am

yeah, U2 is a good one

i actually think the old stuff, hearing it today, is crap. i like 'new year's day' pretty well, but most of those first three albums just aren't very good. and i remember laughing my ass off at _live at red rocks_ and _rattle and hum_ when i saw them.

i kind of like _achtung baby_ and that. 'until the end of the world'...good song. 'one'...good song. really good. but so much of it is either inconsequential or downright bad. and their rep as the greatest rock band in the world is quite disturbing, given the quality of their work.

you know, i vote NOT CRAP. i admire the fact that they wear their hearts on their sleeves and will put out a (pretty good) single called 'beautiful day' and shit like that. i like the fact that they are both very arrogant and make fun of themselves at award shows. i like the fact that larry mullen jr. looks exactly the same today as he did when they put out their first album. it's a good look. makes up for the other guys.

and i LIKE the fact that bono is trying to save the world. he doesn't have to do any of that shit. he doesn't need the publicity. he isn't making money off it. i think he knows he'll take shit for it, but he also knows he can get people to pay attention to things b/c he's bono from U2, so he takes advantage of that fact to advance worthy causes. good for him.
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Postby honeychinaski on Thu Apr 08, 2004 10:33 am

Ok:

it´s nonsense to say u2 is crab or not crab. more nonsense is to say they are of course crab!

my analysis:

1st phase:

BOY
OCTOBER

the so called "old stuff". listen to this guitars, do they remind you of something? mabye les savy fav or pretty girls make graves? both are good albums with a lot of good songs on: rejoice, i will follow, on and on...

2nd phase:

WAR
UNDER A BLOOD RED SKY

yes, the first hits. sunday bloody sunday, new years day. last one of my all time favs. so what`s wrong with this?

3rd phase:

THE UNFORGETTBALE FIRE
WIDE AWAKE IN AMERICA

ok, not really good. some good songs but a lot of way to cheesy pathos. but crab?

phase 4:

JOSHUA TREE
RATTLE AND HUM

the christian mainstream days. but what about bullet the blue sky? crab and not crab and then of course, rattle and hum is arrogant and silly. four irish discover the roots of all time rock n´roll. ok, that`s crab but i like it anyway...

phase 5:

ACHTUNG BABY
ZOOROPA
POP

what a idea to define itself as arrogant posers and trying so many diffrent ways. ok, not the songwritting like in phase 1, but a lot of good ideas and cool songs!

phase 6:

EVERYTHING THAT YOU CAN LEAVE BEHIND or SOMETHING TO WRITE...

i don't even know the albums name and i don't like it either. crab. most of.


resume:
important band. big influence to a lot of bands even you like. don't take everything serious they do or say...

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Postby tmidgett on Thu Apr 08, 2004 11:08 am

couldn't've said it better myself
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Postby honeychinaski on Fri Apr 09, 2004 9:45 am

sorry, i`m not a native speaker, of course i meant grap, not "grab"... ;-)
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Postby tmidgett on Fri Apr 09, 2004 10:13 am

i smell a troll

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Postby revrantMeat on Sat Apr 10, 2004 1:25 pm

i hate U2 with a burning passion/stick
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Postby Angry_Dragon on Fri Feb 11, 2005 6:44 pm

I prefer the Early Stuff
over the New Stuff

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Postby patrick md on Fri Feb 11, 2005 8:21 pm

fuck this band
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Postby run joe, run on Thu Jan 05, 2006 8:57 pm

I am pleased to be able to tell you all that I think U2 are shit.
Back off man, I'm a scientist.
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Postby tommydski on Fri Jan 06, 2006 3:42 am

CRAP!

NO WAFFLES!
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Postby stephensolo on Sun Jan 08, 2006 2:02 pm

i'm not a U2 fan, but here are some observations:

-the edge is a really good guitar player.
-they are a very tight band live.
-after many many years they've managed not to change lineups once.
-they attempt musical reinvention every few albums (some might see as too madonna, but i don't).
-because of these reinventions, they take musical risks, i.e. alienating older fans.
-being rich with famous, they could just remake the same album over and over again, but they do not.
-they go out of their way to find cool young acts to open their shows.
-relating to the above statment, they actually listen to new music. few famous older musicians seem to do this.
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