1. Originally posted by WideAwakeBadBoy:[..]
    Even Bono usually needs the songs down half a tone in Eb or Ab - live anyway; they can have as many goes as they want in the studio and he can have 5 goes at reaching things in E and A I guess... (those keys just because most U2 songs are in E or A).... New Year's Day and Bad get played down a full tone from the originals too now and Pride has always been down a full tone in D!! So even Bono can't do it all the time.... but man he's got an insane register (and we can't forget Edge who might even have a bigger one; be does all the insane harmonies after all!) [ - I realise that's a bit off topic but still....]
    Gotta love your analysis, keep them coming even if we're indeed a bit off topic

    If you asked me with no time to think about it I would have said most U2 songs were in D (or Db but played in ), I wouldn't have guessed most U2 songs are in E or A (or Eb and Ab for that matter), but now that you mention it there's an awful lot of them out there in these keys. Most of R&H, AB, Pop and ATYCLB is, actually! Funny
  2. Originally posted by LikeASong:[..]
    Gotta love your analysis, keep them coming even if we're indeed a bit off topic

    If you asked me with no time to think about it I would have said most U2 songs were in D (or Db but played in ), I wouldn't have guessed most U2 songs are in E or A (or Eb and Ab for that matter), but now that you mention it there's an awful lot of them out there in these keys. Most of R&H, AB, Pop and ATYCLB is, actually! Funny
    Haha thanks, this is probably the only place this is welcome rather than dreaded, but then again I guess that's why we're here! In A, E and D you can manage a lot of open string things and things with harmonics; a lot of U2 has an underlying drone kinda feel which goes back to old Irish folk music, which I always think I'd a really nice tie in - (one of) the biggest rock group(s) in the world basing their music on old folk traditions from the homeland; there's a few articles out there about it
  3. Was enjoying it until the Michael Buble lookalike and friends came in singing; then I gave it away. I still think Scala & Kolacny Bros did the best cover of WOWY.