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    U2: Vertigo

    How about that kick a$$ teaser from their upcoming album?

    Can anyone deny that U2 belongs in the pantheon of great bands along with the likes of The Beatles, Rolling Stones, The Who and Led Zepplin?


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    Re: U2: Vertigo

    In 1982 they opened for the J Geils Band in Memphis at the Auditorium North Hall that holds maybe 5,000. Now mind you, October hadn't yet come out and Angel is the Centerfold was a hot tune. Anyway, I'm on the 10th row pumped to see U2 and lo and behold they get booed off the stage.

    Ten years later, they put 50,000 behinds in the Liberty Bowl in Memphis.

    Go figure.

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    Re: U2: Vertigo

    I saw them twice on the Joshua Tree tour, once in the Worchester Centrum in Worchester, Mass, and the other time in the Boston Garden.


    I recommend their DVD concert from Slane Castle in Ireland, filmed on their last tour.

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    Re: U2: Vertigo

    Yeh, they are a kick ass band that keeps rolling. Aside from that ...... POP CD, they have kept rocking.

    I've seen them three times; the first was in 85' in Long Beach, CA, and twice during the Joshua Tree tour, once in LA and the last gig of the tour at Sun Devil Stadium. ( Rattle and Hum)
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    Re: U2: Vertigo

    I saw U2 in concert once and it was one of the best concerts that I have ever seen. The whole audience was singing even after the band left the stage. Good stuff.
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    Re: U2: Vertigo

    Pantheon of great? I'm not sure. But I am sure that a few, or was it a couple?, weeks ago, during the game broadcast, the network aired a clip highlighting Holt with Vertigo being the accompanying song.

    First, Georgia considers changing the name of the Rams to the St. Louis Freds. And then a piece is put together using AvengerRam's counsel regarding the greatest music as the backdrop. What will they think of next?

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    Re: U2: Vertigo

    Can anyone deny that U2 belongs in the pantheon of great bands
    Up to and including The Joshua Tree, I would have agreed with you...but since then they've become just another bloated bunch of sell-outs.
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    Re: U2: Vertigo

    Quote Originally Posted by Yodude
    ...but since then they've become just another bloated bunch of sell-outs.
    Artists are deservedly striving for a bigger share of the business pie. Some have done it clumsily while others still remain exploited. I'm curious what they gave done lately to deserve the label "sell-out."

    They have gotten a lot of airplay recently to coincide with their entrance into the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame. Edge's guitar on Vertico sounds like it use to and Bono's vocals don't seem any less memorable ... so what is different?

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    Re: U2: Vertigo

    Vertigo is a good song, but the rest of the album....I don't know. I agree with Yodude, they have not been the same since "The Joshua Tree". RAMMAN, I was at that '85 concert too. I worked at the Long Beach Arena for 21 years. My most vivid memory of U2 was their performance during halftime while I was at SB 36. I couldn't wait for them to get OFF THE STAGE so we could get back to football!!! Little did I know what was in store.

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    Re: U2: Vertigo

    Gotta disagree, the new album is a good listen top to bottom.

    As for post-Joshua Tree... these are some pretty good songs:

    One (perhaps their best)
    All I want is you
    Desire
    God (Part 2)
    Angel of Harlem
    Staring at the Sun
    The Fly
    Even Better Than The Real Thing
    Stay (Far Away, So Close)
    Beautiful Day
    Kite
    Elevation
    Walk On

    Just to name a few. They did go through an experimental phase that wasn't their best work with the Pop album, but all in all they have had incredible staying power.

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