Rate a song: GOD PART II

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Zeropartii

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Rate a song: GOD PART II
« on: February 01, 2018, 09:03:21 AM »
One of my favorite collective U2 songs.  All 4 members shine.  Bono's voice is at its peak.  Every instrument including his vocal chords are just weaponized in a fast-fired track.   The timing of when Edge and Larry first jump into the song at 50 seconds is one of my favorite song moments ever. 

In retrospect "Don't believe that rock and roll can really change the world" seems like the most hypocritical line for what Bonoengages in now.  I forgive it because the song kicks ass.  Unique in the catalog.  It was even better live.  I know Bono's voice can't hit that last verse, but would love to see a comeback in a lower key.

10

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Re: Rate a song: GOD PART II
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2018, 09:07:23 AM »
8

I really like the song. I try to reserve my 9s and 10s for the true upper echelons of the canon or stuff that I personally LOVE. This song is high up in the like tier, just missing LOVE...
I saw Gloria live. Even if I never see the band live again, at least I saw Gloria live. :)

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guest4

Re: Rate a song: GOD PART II
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2018, 09:29:53 AM »
10. didn't even hesitate to vote 10.
Zero - I have been dying to post this poll...but knew it was one of you fav's, so saved it for you! :)

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Re: Rate a song: GOD PART II
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2018, 09:47:56 AM »
7. Solid 7 - the lyrics are a bit hit and miss though I love the Goldman line

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guest94

Re: Rate a song: GOD PART II
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2018, 09:53:36 AM »
7

A good hint at where they'd go with Achtung Baby.

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Re: Rate a song: GOD PART II
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2018, 10:01:19 AM »
OK

6.

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guest87

Re: Rate a song: GOD PART II
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2018, 10:02:48 AM »
6.  Sounded great live back when U2 were a high energy band.




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Re: Rate a song: GOD PART II
« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2018, 12:20:51 PM »
9/10.  Too bad it is not played live more often.

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Zeropartii

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Re: Rate a song: GOD PART II
« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2018, 02:39:28 PM »
10. didn't even hesitate to vote 10.
Zero - I have been dying to post this poll...but knew it was one of you fav's, so saved it for you! :)

Thanks Momma Riff

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guest4

Re: Rate a song: GOD PART II
« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2018, 02:42:47 PM »
10. didn't even hesitate to vote 10.
Zero - I have been dying to post this poll...but knew it was one of you fav's, so saved it for you! :)

Thanks Momma Riff
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Re: Rate a song: GOD PART II
« Reply #10 on: February 01, 2018, 03:18:18 PM »
Good song. Proto-Achtung Baby sound.

7

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guest20

Re: Rate a song: GOD PART II
« Reply #11 on: February 01, 2018, 06:26:51 PM »
9/10

It's the only song off of Rattle & Hum that I enjoy.

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guest4

Re: Rate a song: GOD PART II
« Reply #12 on: February 01, 2018, 06:28:50 PM »
9/10

It's the only song off of Rattle & Hum that I enjoy.
ouch...this from my long-lost son. Have you forgotten Hawkmoon?  ;D

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guest85

Re: Rate a song: GOD PART II
« Reply #13 on: February 01, 2018, 10:52:02 PM »
7. Very good song but not great.

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guest259

Re: Rate a song: GOD PART II
« Reply #14 on: February 02, 2018, 07:41:21 AM »
Based on the album cut, 7, though I would rate some of the live versions 8.