1. Originally posted by LikeASong:[..]
    Shame on me about Winter (although I reckon I have never cared much about that Viva La Vida-ish song to be honest). But yeah all valid points, in my defense I'll say I was speaking from memory and while at work
    Haha, no probs. I had to check a few, but had a guitar stand-by here Sometimes it's fun to dive into some of these details
  2. I've definitely said this somewhere on another thread before (can't remember where/when) but I think it's worth noting it since we're on the basis of U2 songs - a lot of them use drone technique-type styles that you'd find in traditional Irish/Celtic folk music, which I've always thought was a nice way of tying j to their roots - it's why a lot of the songs are in E/A/D (or a semitone down for live performances) cos they are open string son the guitar so the Edge can keep a drone going, especially with delay effects, etc - the first one that comes to mind is the live solo in Bad up the neck when Edge keeps the A and D strings going, and in the intro to Electric Co., there are others
  3. Originally posted by WideAwakeBadBoy:I've definitely said this somewhere on another thread before (can't remember where/when) but I think it's worth noting it since we're on the basis of U2 songs - a lot of them use drone technique-type styles that you'd find in traditional Irish/Celtic folk music, which I've always thought was a nice way of tying j to their roots - it's why a lot of the songs are in E/A/D (or a semitone down for live performances) cos they are open string son the guitar so the Edge can keep a drone going, especially with delay effects, etc - the first one that comes to mind is the live solo in Bad up the neck when Edge keeps the A and D strings going, and in the intro to Electric Co., there are others
    Nice insight! I think they definitely are trying to do that on some (or a lot?) of songs.

    I have also heard that some chords were supposed to be better for Bono to perform in, which probably explains why there are a lot of songs starting in E, A or D.
  4. I wonder why none gig of the last two tours has been broadcasted on radio or TV. Vertigo had four (at a minimum), 360° four as well, i+e had just one, what about JT30 and e+i? U2 is lacking broadcasts!
  5. No demand?
  6. Well, in terms of audience, they (almost, I think) sold out every show from the past tours. Rock acts always have high demands of tickets, why would it be different in terms of broadcasts?
  7. They did have that U2 special (with an orchestra) broadcast on BBC One in 2017.

    Okay it wasn't from a concert and the BBC do have a love affair with U2 but if that established on-air provider can set aside that time on their main channel then maybe they did feel their was enough demand?

    The only thing that spoiled that programme is the awful - but harmless - Cat f**kin Deeley! Why oh why do they let this vapid woman interview them so much - it's like she's interviewing children not men.

    But yeh, no concert broadcasts especially as the Joshua Tree lends itself to a time when the older generation of U2 fans would show an interest.
  8. Originally posted by ViniedgeU2:I wonder why none gig of the last two tours has been broadcasted on radio or TV. Vertigo had four (at a minimum), 360° four as well, i+e had just one, what about JT30 and e+i? U2 is lacking broadcasts!
    In the era of youtube, copyright issues etc. music radio broadcasts are decreasing in general imo, so U2 is just following the trend.
  9. pretty cool video