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Band: U2

Postby mattw on Thu Oct 28, 2004 5:15 pm

Somehow these guys escaped the C/NC...

There was a time when I just loved, loved Achtung Baby. I don't even care much for the recs before or after, but some of those tones The Edge got on that record, just byeoutiful.
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Postby bono on Thu Oct 28, 2004 5:26 pm

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Postby Hiwatt on Thu Oct 28, 2004 5:29 pm

That new song I see on ipod commercials is terrible. What a bunch of bag eaters.
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Postby Angry_Dragon on Thu Oct 28, 2004 5:55 pm

Even though I do enjoy those first couple albums, they are CRAP. Bono should get his head kicked with a rifle by an emu.
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Postby cjh on Thu Oct 28, 2004 6:04 pm

I have an irrational and almost perfect hatred of them. When Mr Chimp of The most awesomest shit ever wrote 'Observing hubris' I thought about the giddy rush I get whenever I see Bono on stage or making a public appearance.
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Re: Band: U2

Postby stewie on Thu Oct 28, 2004 8:17 pm

mattw wrote:Somehow these guys escaped the C/NC...

I knew we had done them before - a quick search for Bono retrieved it:


Shame on the o.p. for writing "band:u2" in the topic name and making them almost unsearchable. For shame!
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Postby Superking on Thu Oct 28, 2004 8:29 pm

Ah, jeez. I just wrote a long thing on U2 and lost it somehow.

I'll summarize:

U2 is to me as R.E.M. is to Bradley, for those of you familiar with the previous R.E.M. discussion.

I have been a fan of this band since about 1983 (holy fuck! That's 21 years!). I enjoyed their early albums immensely; I count Achtung Baby as one of their best.

While I haven't really noticed them for several years, I did listen to their last album and didn't think it was all that bad.

Often times, I find myself laughing at them and their retarded grandiose posturing, but still... they put on one of the only 'arena' live shows I've thought was any good. And hooray for Bono for, um, getting all that world debt wiped out n' shit.

As absolutely gae as the U2 ipod is, on so many levels, I still kind of want one. I'm not going to buy one, but if I was a wealthy man I prolly would.

Note to Bono: if you help get my personal debt forgiven, I will buy one of those goddamn ipods!

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Postby chet on Fri Oct 29, 2004 12:22 am

Has anyone else noticed how they teach such poor Spanish in Ireland these days?

If you need proof of this, just listen to Bono trying to count to 4 in their new single in Spanish.

Ha, this tickles my funny bone for sure.
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Postby robert thefamilyghost on Sun Oct 31, 2004 2:14 pm

Bono is CRAP however if you can ignore his singing then the rest of the band is decidedly NOT CRAP...at least up through Achtung Baby (discounting Rattle and Hum and half of The Joshua Tree which are CRAP...though the good half of The Joshua Tree is very good...)
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Postby spoot on Fri Feb 11, 2005 4:56 pm

I think I just voted "crap" accidentally. I meant to vote "not crap." I was just listening to a few songs off of Zooropa & digging 'em - Lemon, Stay, & Daddy's Gonna Pay for Your Crashed Car, I'm a big fan of all those songs.
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Postby tmidgett on Fri Feb 11, 2005 5:53 pm

hey hey hey! go vote on the OFFICAL crap/not crap! not here!

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Postby same on Sat Feb 12, 2005 9:57 am

don't you mean the official crab/not crab?
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Postby revrantMeat on Sat Feb 12, 2005 1:47 pm

i hate U2

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Postby calok on Thu Jan 05, 2006 8:03 pm

Ridiculously overrated, but...

NOT CRAP (wf of 9)
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Postby M_a_x on Thu Jan 05, 2006 8:17 pm

Maybe a few good riffs here and there sprinkled amongst their spring years, but 99% CRAP. Just as bombastic as Springsteen or, worse, Bob Segar. Yechhhhhhhhhh.
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Postby Jordan on Thu Jan 05, 2006 9:51 pm

I can see why many people would hate this band. This hatred is warranted on several accounts. I, however, like this band. Posturers? Sure, knock yourselves out. Originals? Nope. Artistically vacant? Yep, on many occassions. Sincere? Without a doubt...

You can make a case that they have been guilty of one or all of these things. I forgive U2 for their frivolousness. They are sincere in what they do, and that's really all I can ask for. U2 has imbued a significant importance on my life. I like them despite all of the posturing many of you seem to find distasteful. And I shouldn't have to feel guilty for liking them. They speak to me in a way that many of you may not understand, just as I'm sure there are bands that speak to all of you on an emotional level that I fail to grasp.

I vote 'Not Crap.'
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Postby Tensor on Thu Jan 05, 2006 10:34 pm

Everything before Achtung Baby gets Not Crap.

Everything else is a raging pile of shit that should be shoved into an elephants cooter and placed on a meat hook.

I have to vote crap though. But with heavy WF.
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Postby Brett Eugene Ralph on Sun Jan 08, 2006 1:59 am

M_a_x wrote:Maybe a few good riffs here and there sprinkled amongst their spring years, but 99% CRAP. Just as bombastic as Springsteen or, worse, Bob Segar. Yechhhhhhhhhh.

I can't comment on Bob Segar's music, but I can say without reservation that Bob Seger is infinitely better than U2.
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