WAR appreciation thread

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WAR appreciation thread
« on: October 18, 2017, 02:14:56 AM »
Surrender - as I did, age 11 - to WAR. What's your favorite memory of this breakthrough record?
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Re: WAR appreciation thread
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2017, 03:03:18 AM »
Surrender - as I did, age 11 - to WAR. What's your favorite memory of this breakthrough record?

Yup, me too mate. I heard NYD on the radio while having breakfast. Then when I got to school, some friends in my class were playing it. I was 14. Bought the album that weekend with my pocket money (more than usual as I asked my dad so I could afford the album.)
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Re: WAR appreciation thread
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2017, 06:43:02 AM »
I'm a late fan, I was -14 when it came out. Sorry about that  :P.

Drowning Man and 40 grabbed my first attention. Later Like A Song and Two Hearts. Man Two Hearts, those remixes!!
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Re: WAR appreciation thread
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2017, 07:44:45 AM »
Drowning Man...so deep, so desperate. Wonderful.

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Re: WAR appreciation thread
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2017, 09:21:43 AM »
Drowning Man...so deep, so desperate. Wonderful.
Desperate but hopeful.
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Re: WAR appreciation thread
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2017, 11:39:27 AM »
So many memories from 1983 U2 - SBS on radio, NYD, U2 becoming big news in Ireland (WAR knocked Thriller off #1 in UK) - the rapid fire of WAR, UABRS, UF all within 18 months ....
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Re: WAR appreciation thread
« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2017, 09:27:54 PM »
Drowning man for sure, wished they had played it live, especially after rehearsing it in Barcelona 360 tour.

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Re: WAR appreciation thread
« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2017, 01:13:49 PM »
Drowning man is one of the few U2 songs that sounds better in other artists covers - Madeline Iris cover is spiritual


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Re: WAR appreciation thread
« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2017, 02:05:38 PM »
Other bands have come and gone, but U2 has been there for me ever since 1983 when I bought the War album.
I bought it after seeing the video for Sunday Bloody Sunday on MTV. It was in HEAVY rotation back then!
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« Reply #9 on: October 21, 2017, 10:50:33 AM »
Count me in as a lover of this album. I seem to recall seeing NYD video, on Top Of THe Pops, for the first time, about New Years Day (must have been 1984).
I can honestly say, i will happily listen to all the tunes without skipping

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Re: WAR appreciation thread
« Reply #10 on: October 21, 2017, 11:57:53 AM »
War is a winter album.  There's a bleakness to it that I really enjoy.


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My U2 Top 10: The Unforgettable Fire, Acrobat, New Year's Day, Gloria, The Fly, A Sort of Homecoming, Where The Streets Have No Name, Bad, Ultra Violet (Light My Way), Drowning Man