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2013-04-03 10:35:28 AM  
Bad news: U2 is working on, and will likely release, a new album.
 
2013-04-03 10:52:49 AM  
www.babble.com
 
kab
2013-04-03 11:22:51 AM  
Irony.  Listeners who pay nothing for content, complaining that an artist is avoiding taxes.
 
2013-04-03 11:29:22 AM  

Dwight_Yeast: last I heard, Bono was living in Manhattan.


CSB: a friend of mine has a very wealthy friend that lives in Manhattan.  few years ago just after the "Claw" tour had wrapped up, they were going to the friend's apartment and at the elevator.  a shortish pudgy dude and 2-3 teenagerish girls were walking up, and (duh) it was Bono.  My friend is like "DUDE BONO!  HOLY shiat!  I SAW YOU IN CHICAGO!" and Bono was like, "hey man, 'ow yer doon, fanks!"

Mateorocks: I love(d) U2...but that last album really sucked.


compeltely disagree.  i think it is outstanding, but produced as a coherent "album" in the download/on demand age.  it has a flow to it, a rhythm, like classic albums.  and they picked one of th weakest songs on the album (Get On Your Boots) as the single, when Magnificent (truly) should have been the lead song instaead of like, the 3rd single.  I think it is fantastic.

also, bono is a douche.
 
2013-04-03 11:48:05 AM  

Mateorocks: I love(d) U2...but that last album really sucked.


Agreed. In iTunes I look at my play count for "No Line..." and it's way towards the bottom. Pretty clear they phoned that one in.

I just hope the next tour returns to arenas. Even with a huge farking stage that does like 1000 different things, stadium concerts suck.
 
2013-04-03 11:51:18 AM  

Waxing_Chewbacca: / see Love is Blindness or Get on your Boots


I see your offers and raise you Ultraviolet and I'll go crazy if I don't go crazy for some of the best songs they do live

if we branch from those two albums, City of Blinding Lights is one of the best ones they've opened a concert with
 
2013-04-03 11:53:34 AM  

Rent Party: sheep snorter: And Bono doesn't know how long he can continue to douche for.

/Hes also a tax cheat.
//And an asshole for telling everyone else to give their money to Africans, while he hides his money in another country.


Rock stars have been tax cheats for years: going all the way back to the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, The Who., Genesis, David Bowie, The Beatles....
 
2013-04-03 11:54:43 AM  

rickythepenguin: compeltely disagree. i think it is outstanding, but produced as a coherent "album" in the download/on demand age. it has a flow to it, a rhythm, like classic albums. and they picked one of th weakest songs on the album (Get On Your Boots) as the single, when Magnificent (truly) should have been the lead song instaead of like, the 3rd single. I think it is fantastic.


This. No Line was the best album since Achtung Baby (not that the albums in between were complete crap, they had some great songs. Atomic bomb had half of the album as pretty awesome)

mjohnson71: Agreed. In iTunes I look at my play count for "No Line..." and it's way towards the bottom. Pretty clear they phoned that one in.


nah, Atomic bomb they phoned in. No Line was a pretty awesome album considering the last two they put out.

/and I refused to listen to Pop for years. It grew on me after a few listens though
//Please is by far the best song on that
 
2013-04-03 11:55:21 AM  
somedude210: ...City of Blinding Lights is one of the best ones they've opened a concert with

Agreed as I love "City of Blinding Lights". But it's basically "Where the Streets Have No Name 2.0"
 
2013-04-03 11:58:12 AM  
somedude210:/and I refused to listen to Pop for years. It grew on me after a few listens though

You and I are on the same page with "Pop". I disliked "Pop" so much it was the only tour of theirs where I didn't see a single concert. Going all the way back to "The Unforgettable Fire" I've always seen U2 multiple times on their tour.

/Get off my lawn
//Matlock is on in a few minutes
 
2013-04-03 12:02:34 PM  

mjohnson71: somedude210: ...City of Blinding Lights is one of the best ones they've opened a concert with

Agreed as I love "City of Blinding Lights". But it's basically "Where the Streets Have No Name 2.0"


you say that like it's a bad thing

mjohnson71: You and I are on the same page with "Pop". I disliked "Pop" so much it was the only tour of theirs where I didn't see a single concert. Going all the way back to "The Unforgettable Fire" I've always seen U2 multiple times on their tour.


haha, I actually didn't get into U2 until 2002 or so. My first concert (ever, not just U2) was the first Boston one during the Atomic Bomb tour. My buddy and I had nosebleed seats, 90 degrees from the stage. It was still pretty awesome.

Pop I just never wanted to listen to because my buddy (who tried for years to get me into U2 when I was a "hater...because that was the cool thing to do") warned me that Pop was "unfinished" so I just couldn't bring myself to listen. I finally gave in 5 years later when my completionist in me saw Zooropa and Pop for $5 each at Newbury Comics and I had to finish the discography.

/beatles and U2 are the only two bands I own the whole discography of.
//don't pirate kids, it's bad
 
2013-04-03 12:05:35 PM  

Wartime Consiglieri: Rent Party: Wartime Consiglieri: AliceBToklasLives:

That's the classic move.  Don't pay your fair share in taxes, then pay part of it in the name of 'charity.'  It is one reason why 'charity' is deeply undemocratic..

Right! Because apparently it's much more 'democratic' to have to forcibly give part of your income to the government without having any say in how it will be spent.

Did Ireland cease to have elections recently?  Did the Dail somehow disband without anyone noticing?  Are you a moron?

Pro tip:  One of these questions is not like the others.

Your failure at humor is only exceeded by your attempts at thinking. Just because the majority 'votes' to get other people's money doesn't mean it's just or that they're entitled to it. The morons are those who think charity is "deeply undemocratic" when it's actually one of the most democratic forms of altruism possible. Dolts like you dislike it because it actually calls for personal involvement instead of posturing and pontificating and also denies you the opportunity to tell others what they can do with their own income.


Ah yes, because all those roads, schools and hospitals were built through charitable donations.

This is what dolts like you actually believe.
 
2013-04-03 12:15:47 PM  

Rent Party: Wartime Consiglieri: Rent Party: Wartime Consiglieri: AliceBToklasLives:

That's the classic move.  Don't pay your fair share in taxes, then pay part of it in the name of 'charity.'  It is one reason why 'charity' is deeply undemocratic..

Right! Because apparently it's much more 'democratic' to have to forcibly give part of your income to the government without having any say in how it will be spent.

Did Ireland cease to have elections recently?  Did the Dail somehow disband without anyone noticing?  Are you a moron?

Pro tip:  One of these questions is not like the others.

Your failure at humor is only exceeded by your attempts at thinking. Just because the majority 'votes' to get other people's money doesn't mean it's just or that they're entitled to it. The morons are those who think charity is "deeply undemocratic" when it's actually one of the most democratic forms of altruism possible. Dolts like you dislike it because it actually calls for personal involvement instead of posturing and pontificating and also denies you the opportunity to tell others what they can do with their own income.

Ah yes, because all those roads, schools and hospitals were built through charitable donations.

This is what dolts like you actually believe.


You didn't build that.
 
2013-04-03 12:21:50 PM  

blakeosage: Achtung Baby is the greatest album ever made.

/not even trying to be trollin'


Joshua Tree would like a word with you.
 
2013-04-03 12:33:01 PM  
Rent Party:

Ah yes, because all those roads, schools and hospitals were built through charitable donations.

Roads, schools and hospitals aren't even a fraction of the programs government spends people's earned income on. You don't need to tax people to the hilt to pay for those essentials. And it's not the concept of tax that people have a problem with, it's the ridiculously high rate imposed on them against their will under the convenient euphemism of "fair share". And once again, calling charities "undemocratic" is about as stupid as it gets.
 
2013-04-03 12:37:32 PM  

Wartime Consiglieri: Rent Party:

Ah yes, because all those roads, schools and hospitals were built through charitable donations.

Roads, schools and hospitals aren't even a fraction of the programs government spends people's earned income on. You don't need to tax people to the hilt to pay for those essentials. And it's not the concept of tax that people have a problem with, it's the ridiculously high rate imposed on them against their will under the convenient euphemism of "fair share". And once again, calling charities "undemocratic" is about as stupid as it gets.


Well, if you're wanting to slash military spending down to the bone, I'm right there with you.  I don't want my tax dollars spent on that shiat.
 
2013-04-03 12:40:50 PM  

somedude210: This. No Line was the best album since Achtung Baby (not that the albums in between were complete crap, they had some great songs. Atomic bomb had half of the album as pretty awesome)



yeah, NLOTH is awesome.  Fez/Being Born, Moment Of Surrender, Magnificent, the last song....yeah there are some mleh songs (Whtie As Snow), Standup Comic is just mleh but on the whole, it is awesome.  I listen to it semiregularly.

Atom Bomb sucked.  I only listened to it once.  It was basically ATYCLB's outtakes.  Stylistically there was no growth between 2001 and 2004.  There were good songs on it, but they were just the same vibe and production and "thing" as ATYCLB. There's one really good song on atom bomb, 1-2 good ones, and then a bunch of filler.
 
2013-04-03 12:45:27 PM  

mjohnson71: I disliked "Pop" so much it was the only tour of theirs where I didn't see a single concert.


yeah, i passed on POPmart and regret the shiat out of it.  I missed Achtung Baby (DAMMIT), and then had the chance for POPmart, but was kinda "bored" with it.  farking idiot.

seen every tour since.  at the last tour, when the little stage "bridges" swung out during "Magnificent", when they stopped during Edge's solo (where Bono just stands there writhing and moaning into the mic) Bono was literally, right above me.  If I was 4 feet taller, his feet would have been on my shoulders.

I'll post the pictures later, check if you like.

/csb
 
2013-04-03 12:55:31 PM  
Bono spent a large part of last year doing posh backpacking holidays around the world with his family.

If it's posh, it isn't backpacking.
 
2013-04-03 01:07:13 PM  
U2 is more successful than your favorite band and it kills you.
 
2013-04-03 01:11:48 PM  

rickythepenguin: Atom Bomb sucked. I only listened to it once. It was basically ATYCLB's outtakes. Stylistically there was no growth between 2001 and 2004. There were good songs on it, but they were just the same vibe and production and "thing" as ATYCLB. There's one really good song on atom bomb, 1-2 good ones, and then a bunch of filler.


Actually, I've discovered that the original/first draft versions of those songs are far superior. Listen to Native Son sometime (original version of Vertig0) it's definitely much much better.

Same goes for the Achtung Baby outtakes. Down All The Days is a fantastic alternative to Numb (and I liked Numb)
 
2013-04-03 01:19:01 PM  
I think you have that backwards subby.
 
2013-04-03 02:01:25 PM  

somedude210: Waxing_Chewbacca: / see Love is Blindness or Get on your Boots

I see your offers and raise you Ultraviolet and I'll go crazy if I don't go crazy for some of the best songs they do live

if we branch from those two albums, City of Blinding Lights is one of the best ones they've opened a concert with


Streets and Zoo Station too...
 
2013-04-03 02:06:31 PM  

Rent Party: Wartime Consiglieri: Rent Party: Wartime Consiglieri: AliceBToklasLives:

That's the classic move.  Don't pay your fair share in taxes, then pay part of it in the name of 'charity.'  It is one reason why 'charity' is deeply undemocratic..

Right! Because apparently it's much more 'democratic' to have to forcibly give part of your income to the government without having any say in how it will be spent.

Did Ireland cease to have elections recently?  Did the Dail somehow disband without anyone noticing?  Are you a moron?

Pro tip:  One of these questions is not like the others.

Your failure at humor is only exceeded by your attempts at thinking. Just because the majority 'votes' to get other people's money doesn't mean it's just or that they're entitled to it. The morons are those who think charity is "deeply undemocratic" when it's actually one of the most democratic forms of altruism possible. Dolts like you dislike it because it actually calls for personal involvement instead of posturing and pontificating and also denies you the opportunity to tell others what they can do with their own income.

Ah yes, because all those roads, schools and hospitals were built through charitable donations.

This is what dolts like you actually believe.


That's the point missed by these folks.  What was NOT charity - paying your fair share - becomes charity.

/plus - what's this bullshiat about  o forcibly give part of your income to the government without having any say in how it will be spent? If the government is using your money, you do have a say.  For example, you can vote them out of office.  If Bono is refusing to pay taxes then giving it to 'charity', you have absolutely no say.  You can't vote Bono out of 'office.'  That is why 'charity' is undemocratic.
 
2013-04-03 02:11:07 PM  

somedude210: Same goes for the Achtung Baby outtakes. Down All The Days is a fantastic alternative to Numb (and I liked Numb)


ha.  I loved the AB outtkaes;  my copy, which i paid about, ohhhh, $50 bucks for, was called I think "Axethung Beibi: The Berlin Sessions".  It was like, 23rd generation CASSETTE tape with shiatty "copy machine at the 7-11" inserts.  Bought it from a company that had an ad in Rolling Stone.

there were some really cool songs on it.  I have one on my iPod of an early version of "The Fly", featuring Bono and Edge simultaneously singing completely different verses in each channel, which sounds lame but is cool as fark.  And then at the end, bono goes, "i'm singin' the middle eight" and they play what would become "Ultraviolet", and then after that, back into the proto-The Fly.  Good shiat.

there is another song with an awesome wah-wah inspired riff, just an evil sounding Edge riff, that later became a very vanilla, almost neutered Achtung Baby b-side.  I can't remember the name o fthe song (have it on my Itunes) but it was definitely one that should have stayed a dirty, punk-y riff instead of how it was released.
 
2013-04-03 02:46:38 PM  

rickythepenguin: there were some really cool songs on it. I have one on my iPod of an early version of "The Fly", featuring Bono and Edge simultaneously singing completely different verses in each channel, which sounds lame but is cool as fark. And then at the end, bono goes, "i'm singin' the middle eight" and they play what would become "Ultraviolet", and then after that, back into the proto-The Fly. Good shiat.


If you pick up the anniversary edition of AB (I think it's just the deluxe edition) they have the "Kindergarten" album, which is the pre-achtung baby, achtung baby and I think that's in there. I remember that the Ultraviolet on the album plays the opening chords ("Sometimes I feel like...") near the end. It's actually a really really cool version of it.

There was one pair of outtakes from this era that I got off Limewire once, the files were called Wake Up (Part 1) and Wake Up (Part 2) but they were fantastic songs that was basically just 6 and 10 minute jam sessions. When they released the Achtung baby anniversary editions, they tossed in a bunch of rarities and b-sides on an album (also a good album) and I think Wake Up (Part 1) had the tune later become Blow Your House Down and the other later became Salome. I'm not a Salome person, but the Wake Up version of it was pretty awesome.

/yes, Wake Up Dead Man sounds like it was spun off of this, at least lyrically
//pick up AB Deluxe, there are some great albums on there
///ignore the two remix albums though
 
2013-04-03 02:49:36 PM  
Oooh I bet the song starts with a heavily delayed guitar going something along the lines of "ching-etty ching-etty, ching-etty"

/awful awful band
//keep hiding behind that delay edge..no one will ever know you're marginal at best
///over 40
 
2013-04-03 03:24:08 PM  

mjohnson71: Rent Party: sheep snorter: And Bono doesn't know how long he can continue to douche for.

/Hes also a tax cheat.
//And an asshole for telling everyone else to give their money to Africans, while he hides his money in another country.

Rock stars have been tax cheats for years: going all the way back to the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, The Who., Genesis, David Bowie, The Beatles....


It's the tax evasion paired with telling people what to do with their own money that irks some people.
 
2013-04-03 03:34:49 PM  
I once was told by Bono what to do with my own money. It irked me.
 
2013-04-03 04:28:00 PM  

somedude210: When they released the Achtung baby anniversary editions, they tossed in a bunch of rarities and b-sides on an album (also a good album) and I think Wake Up (Part 1) had the tune later become Blow Your House Down and the other later became Salome. I'm not a Salome person, but the Wake Up version of it was pretty awesome.


that's it, that's the song.  th eofficial version is kinda lame.  should have kept it edgier (no pun intended).

on that "Axethung Beibi" boot, of the 3-4 cassettes, one side consisted entirely of Edge working out the Salome guitar break.  Yeah, 40 minutes of one riff was a bit boring to listen to after awhile....


LewDux: I once was told by Bono what to do with my own money. It irked me.


GAH I'M SORRY.  I'M WORKING ON IT!!!!!

Are a U2 fan?  I can send some cool boots to you for TFVD.  sorry bro!
 
2013-04-03 05:22:56 PM  

rickythepenguin: that's it, that's the song.  th eofficial version is kinda lame.  should have kept it edgier (no pun intended).

on that "Axethung Beibi" boot, of the 3-4 cassettes, one side consisted entirely of Edge working out the Salome guitar break.  Yeah, 40 minutes of one riff was a bit boring to listen to after awhile....


I can send you the b-sides and kindergarten album if you want? as well as the Wake Up 1&2

/EIP
//use gmail
 
2013-04-03 06:45:26 PM  

somedude210: I can send you the b-sides and kindergarten album if you want? as well as the Wake Up 1&2



I have pretty much all the B-Sides.....as for the other stuff, I think, not knowing if the RIAA is monitoring this thread, discretion's best answer is that I like ice cream.  And bunnies.  and bunnies that eat ice cream.  but in no way do i endorse distribution of music under what might be termed a "bendy" or "truthy" invocation / application of the Fair Use Doctrine that you know of.

*wink*

Mums the word, capisce.  Nobody saw nuthin'.
 
2013-04-03 07:08:57 PM  

rickythepenguin: somedude210: I can send you the b-sides and kindergarten album if you want? as well as the Wake Up 1&2


I have pretty much all the B-Sides.....as for the other stuff, I think, not knowing if the RIAA is monitoring this thread, discretion's best answer is that I like ice cream.  And bunnies.  and bunnies that eat ice cream.  but in no way do i endorse distribution of music under what might be termed a "bendy" or "truthy" invocation / application of the Fair Use Doctrine that you know of.

*wink*

Mums the word, capisce.  Nobody saw nuthin'.


what what in the hot hot? bunnies? in the ice cream? doesn't that make them a Bunday? sweet sweet bundaes for all...
 
2013-04-03 07:12:24 PM  
Dwight_Yeast: Edge lives in Malibu

He's been in a battle with the California Coastal Commission because he wants to build five McMansions in Malibu. FTA:

Developers at times try to skirt the issue by claiming each homesite has a different owner. They shield the identities through formation of limited liability corporations.

In the case of the Edge, whose real name is David Evans, the agency denied his plans because it said he was attempting to bypass environmental rules and maximize development by submitting five separate applications, each under a different corporate name.


That's unpossible!
 
2013-04-03 11:38:26 PM  
They've been together 36 years?! Christ I'm old.

As a teen in the '80s I was a U2 fanatic. I had all the albums, all the remixes and all the posters, I saw them twice (in '84 and '87), I bought a million bootleg cassettes and had every book and magazine that mentioned U2.

Then they released "Zooropa."

/Just kidding, I grew up is what happened.
//Well, Zooropa was terrible.
///Didn't get another album by them until "All that You Leave Behind"
 
2013-04-04 12:28:09 AM  
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rickythepenguin: hen the little stage "bridges" swung out during "Magnificent", when they stopped during Edge's solo (where Bono just stands there writhing and moaning into the mic) Bono was literally, right above me. If I was 4 feet taller, his feet would have been on my shoulders.

I'll post the pictures later, check if you like.



self explanatory...preshow views, then during "Magnificent", ending with your kid above me.
 
2013-04-04 04:10:19 AM  
Hate all you want.  I've seen them in concert 3 times.  They are my favorite band, and I'm not even 40 yet.
 
2013-04-04 07:05:13 AM  
Seen them live four times in the 30 years I've followed them.  Best live band I've ever seen.

The also put on the only Superbowl halftime show that didn't suck in history:
 
2013-04-04 08:45:51 AM  
U2? I thought they changed their name to Muse years ago.
 
2013-04-04 12:41:29 PM  

elvindeath: Seen them live four times in the 30 years I've followed them.  Best live band I've ever seen.

The also put on the only Superbowl halftime show that didn't suck in history:


media.onsugar.com

Laughs at your shenanigans.
 
2013-04-04 01:44:04 PM  

elvindeath: the only Superbowl halftime show that didn't suck in history:


The one where they scrolled the names of the 9/11 victims on a giant tapestry, which then fell to the ground WTC-style before they'd even finished the last names ending in 'J'?

It was an appalling, exploitative, tone-deaf display.
 
2013-04-05 08:12:40 AM  

Rent Party: elvindeath: Seen them live four times in the 30 years I've followed them.  Best live band I've ever seen.

The also put on the only Superbowl halftime show that didn't suck in history:

[media.onsugar.com image 523x800]

Laughs at your shenanigans.


I was gonna say that too but then I let it go.
 
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