Originally posted by pleasegone:If I were to produce it, I'd need Lilly, Eno, Lanois in disguise helping me. I'd want it to be mainly a harder rocking album, and I'd tell them to self-produce it, and when it is done, I'd hide the album from them, and let them bring in Teddy Bear Tedder, Timbaland, Mark Ronson, (insert any young producer pandering to young people for airplay), and have them re-record it with the tag team of losers. We'd then have two versions of the same album, and with any common sense, they would release both and bill each one as "old school U2 sound" and whatever dumb label they would put on the second version, and even have a deluxe version including both versions.
Actually, this is a terrible idea. Has anybody broke it to the band that in the USA, the last time an artist over 50 had a hit
was so long ago, I can't remember when it happened? Over 40? Not even over 40. I guess they don't yet know that even being over 35 makes it near impossible to have a hit. As they are all either 59 or 60 now, it just can't possibly have any kind of hit. They will be pushing 75 by the damn thing is finished anyway. And please, no more remixes. Do 60ish rock bands really need remixes?
Originally posted by popmarter:[..]
The reason U2 have lasted so long is because they refuse to play by the rule book so many bands from the 80s disappeared into obscurity in the 90s ,record labels dropped them like hot coals because a lot of them were out of step with the new sounds and weren't able to adapt to it ,U2 were still having hits up to the mid 00s which was unprecedented for a band of their vintage ,I'd like to see them getting back to a more raw sound of a band playing in a room without all the frills and having just one or two producers namely Lillywhite and Flood.
Originally posted by JuJuman:... I'd be Danger Mouse. Or one of the producers of Liam Gallagher's records. And of Taylor Swift's, for good measure!
Originally posted by MattG:The band has not had what is considered an actual hit since 2004. It will be close to 20 years since by the time we hear new U2.