Originally posted by beau99:It's an interesting song.
But I've only listened to it once. I don't think I would intentionally seek it out again. Sometimes, interesting doesn't mean 'better'.
Originally posted by RattleandHum1988:I consider myself brave for thinking and posting that Acrobat is SUPREMELY overrated by the folks around here and if the boys busted it out live, for me it'd be cool for the novelty, nothing else. It was like Red Hill on the JT tour. For the first minute or two it was like "man this is awesome", and then I realized why the band never wanted to play it.
Acrobat to me just sounds like a jam (which is in fact where it came from, it's a song based on a jam at a soundcheck in Australia on the Lovetown tour) with some sort of throwaway platitudes on top courtesy of Bono. I'm not saying it's a BAD song, but I don't think it's better than anything else on that album, frankly. The song doesn't really go anywhere dynamically for me, it sort of just starts intense and stays the same for 5 minutes. It's like a live recording they had and Eno went "this is done." Yeah it's interesting and cool, but the rest of the album is so clearly and cleverly put together, and this song sort of lacks that for me.
I'm rambling, but I really don't think it's as good as so many around here think it is. I'd take the album version of Trying To Throw Your Arms Around The World ANY DAY OF THE WEEK. That song is just vibes galore. I know what you're thinking, "this guy is fucking nuts", and that's fine
Same seems to be going for this song. I love the "sound" of it, but the song itself to me is sort of "meh", and it sounds like a b-side, and I'm glad it was kept as one.
Originally posted by RattleandHum1988:[..]
I was so wrong in this post, this song is divine.