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The Mysterious Ways of Innocence and Experience of U2

on Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:28 pm
It`s U2! Yeah, I know, some of you don`t like them. Some of us do. So there!! Phggt. Razz
Still my favorite U2 track of all time!

Track: 'Electrical Storm'

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on Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:26 pm
U2 has always been political and worked with those in power in the USA. However, the current climate isn`t really something they have a taste for. Good on ya Bono, Edge, Larry, & Adam.

This is their latest video.

Track: 'Get Out of Your Own Way'---U2



Here is a clip from an interview on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' they did concerning the current occupant of the White House.


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Re: The Mysterious Ways of Innocence and Experience of U2

on Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:05 am
I frisbee'd Songs of Innocence into the CD tray yesterday for the first time in an age. I've heard stray
comments (from unreliable quarters) that it was a flawed album. F***ed if I noticed that yesterday.




https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Songs_of_Innocence_(U2_album)

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on Tue Apr 03, 2018 11:44 am
On April 4 it will be the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It gets a mention in the last verse of the track. The other track is a song written for him. From the album The Unforgettable Fire

Track: 'Pride (In the Name of Love)'---U2



Track: 'MLK'---U2


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on Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:07 am
CherokeeRose wrote:On April 4 it will be the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It gets a mention in the last verse of the track. The other track is a song written for him. From the album The Unforgettable Fire

The first U2 album I bought and heard in full. A few memories there... And two great and sincere tributes to Dr. King.

In a recent interview, activist John Lewis said, "I truly believe that the young people and women will get us [to the dream Dr. King spoke of]. We're not quite there yet."

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on Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:22 am
Heard this while we were packing our gear in after last night's gig:


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on Mon May 07, 2018 1:10 pm
This is heartwarming. I must confess to neglecting my U2 duty these days (to say nothing of my BB duty). I suppose these things come in waves...

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on Wed May 30, 2018 8:27 pm
Basically my feelings towards a major clusterfuck in the making concerning the recent news about my favorite show (The Walking Dead, for those not in the know.)

Track: 'Numb'---U2


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Re: The Mysterious Ways of Innocence and Experience of U2

on Sun Jun 03, 2018 11:53 am
DarkGothicQueen wrote:Time to yuk it up.

9 U2 Jokes You Can`t Live With or Without

Q: How many members of U2 does it take to screw in a light bulb?

A: One. Bono holds the bulb and the world revolves around him.




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Re: The Mysterious Ways of Innocence and Experience of U2

on Wed Jul 04, 2018 11:35 am
Back to more serious matters... I heard "YTBTAM" on our last day on the Isles of Scilly:


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on Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:55 pm
Couldn't get this one out of my mind yesterday:


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on Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:49 pm
There's a current topic at PSF about pop/rock singalongs and anthems and the difference between them. Oddly no one had mentioned U2 until I did today, like they're a dirty word or something. I'd say they were the most anthemic band of them all.

I've been listening to The Joshua Tree while cooking and eating and this one jumped out at me as an anthem par excellence:



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Re: The Mysterious Ways of Innocence and Experience of U2

Yesterday at 12:23 pm
From that same album, the master tape of "Where The Streets Have no Name" was almost wiped by a frustrated Eno. There's another episode, according to guitarfool2002 at Smiley, where someone saved the tapes of "WTSHNN" from a fire in the studio. He can't remember where he read it in the early '90s. Maybe his memory is playing tricks on him. But what a fabulous opening track.




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