Originally posted by DutchU2Fan:Every U2 music video:
Originally posted by MacStripey:I'm thinking that I have to admit I underestimate our band's rhythm section, which is bass and drums. Whenever I listen to live recordings, I follow along the melody part that is Bono and Edge. That's my way of listening. I "notice" the playing of Larry and Adam, but for me it's all about guitar and vocals. Difficult to put into words.
But I was just listening to that Edge Sound thing that Sergio shared the other day, where the sound of Edge's guitar is filtered out of the live recordings. All you hear is Larry's drumming and Adam's bass, with a bit of Bono's vocals. But the main thing is the rhythm section. And I found myself listening in awe, it was like I never really listened to what those two contribute to the band's sound. It is big, it is a driving force. Absolutely impressive. I had a huge "wow" moment that actually lasted for more than two hours while I listened to that stuff.
Originally posted by CMIPalaeo:A recent @U2 article said LNOE is the band's most sci-fi/post-apocalyptic song...
I think that surely that title belongs to the delightfully weird Life On a Distant Planet.
Originally posted by MacStripey:U2 thoughts, right... so.... I think I am the only person in the world who doesn't care at all about the whole rehearsals / tour madness these days why, I don't know. maybe I need a break.
Originally posted by CMIPalaeo:Does anyone know the single version/12" version/whatever of Discothèque? Completist that I am, I'm interested in it as I don't think I've heard it before. I think it's slightly shorter (about 5:10 or something?) - does anyone know what's different about it compared to the album version?