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(YouTube) Video They may be self-indulgent douche bags now, but this is one of the great live performances of all time - U2: Bad (Live Aid)   ( divider line
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2012-05-06 12:07:23 PM  
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Wow, this came out of nowhere. A concert that included 2 of what any reasonable person would put in their top 10 rock concert performances of all time:

1. Queen - Radio Ga Ga - Live Aid 1985

2. U2 - Bad - Live Aid 1985
2012-05-07 09:13:36 PM  
1 vote:
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This 4-song EP has a live version of "Bad" that is easily in my personal top 5 music tracks. As far as U2 live tracks go, it's a better performance than this one, and better than "Sunday Bloody Sunday" at Red Rocks.
2012-05-06 08:41:20 PM  
1 vote:
I watched the first, I don't know, 4 minutes? Then I skipped ahead to find the part where the pyrotechnics and blast beats or whatever would kick in but all I saw was the song get somewhat louder, Bono goes in the crowd for a bit, then goes back on stage, and Edge was playing the exact same "riff" the entire time.

I'm not trying to snark, I swear - I don't get why this is a great performance. The only band member showing any energy is Bono, and even then it's not all that much.

Did I miss something?
2012-05-06 06:42:05 PM  
1 vote:

Wise_Guy: That's a world-class mullet right there.

Words fail me when it comes to describing that mullet. As a bonus The Edge had not yet discovered beanies.
2012-05-06 03:24:57 PM  
1 vote:
And they still put on one of the best live shows you'll ever see.
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