Rate a song: THE FLY

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Rate a song: THE FLY
« on: March 01, 2018, 05:57:10 AM »
10. Absolutely 10. Maybe I should have started the rating on this one at 20?


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Re: Rate a song: THE FLY
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2018, 06:14:12 AM »
Jup 10. Not a favorite at the moment, but a real good rocker! O, man the alternative version is great!
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Re: Rate a song: THE FLY
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2018, 07:39:22 AM »
10! It's hard to explain now how much of a shock to the system this record was when it was first unleashed. The new U2, the fly goggles, the guitar sound, Bono's vocals, the video ... The Joshua Tree this was not. A song that defied the U2 of the 90s. 10/10 for sure. I wish it was more of a staple in the set list.

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Re: Rate a song: THE FLY
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2018, 08:02:23 AM »
The first new song I heard as an embryonic U2 fan.  Mind... Absolutely... Blown!   

What an incredible time to be a fan - the video clip with the gritty East Berlin / Iron Curtain feel, Bono's "Fly" character - the dilapidated industrial/tech visual style - ushering in the Zoo TV juggernaut.  Extraordinary reboot by the band. 

Also the song that made me want to learn guitar (my other non-human love in my life).  That guitar solo... still gives me chills.

... sorry, almost forgot - 10/10. 

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Re: Rate a song: THE FLY
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2018, 08:02:41 AM »
9, close to 10.

I saw Gloria live. Even if I never see the band live again, at least I saw Gloria live. :)

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Re: Rate a song: THE FLY
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2018, 08:21:10 AM »
10. Currently ranks at #5 of my U2 top 25.
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

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Re: Rate a song: THE FLY
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2018, 09:01:07 AM »
9/10

This is top-10 U2 right here. Great inclusion of industrial influences. Also home to one of Edge's most brilliant solos.

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Re: Rate a song: THE FLY
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2018, 09:17:10 AM »
10

Best Solo ever.  God I love Achtung

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Re: Rate a song: THE FLY
« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2018, 09:35:23 AM »
10

In my top five, easily. It's Edge's best solo and arguably the band's best rock song.

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Re: Rate a song: THE FLY
« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2018, 10:38:42 AM »
The first new song I heard as an embryonic U2 fan.  Mind... Absolutely... Blown!   

What an incredible time to be a fan - the video clip with the gritty East Berlin / Iron Curtain feel, Bono's "Fly" character - the dilapidated industrial/tech visual style - ushering in the Zoo TV juggernaut.  Extraordinary reboot by the band. 

Also the song that made me want to learn guitar (my other non-human love in my life).  That guitar solo... still gives me chills.

... sorry, almost forgot - 10/10.

Just imagine hearing this after being a fan since War. Mind blown isn't enough.

Bono put it best: "the sound of 4 men chopping down the Joshua Tree"

Absolute 10
First Chair. Last Call.

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Re: Rate a song: THE FLY
« Reply #10 on: March 01, 2018, 12:25:24 PM »
In the argument for the bands finest moment.

I miss the band who made this song

9.

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Re: Rate a song: THE FLY
« Reply #11 on: March 01, 2018, 01:02:22 PM »
In the argument for the bands finest moment.

I miss the band who made this song

9.

And we miss the man who misses the band that made this song... and who now, lamentably, likes bands like Garbage and Placebo  :P

I gave this song a 10.

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Re: Rate a song: THE FLY
« Reply #12 on: March 01, 2018, 08:21:12 PM »
10. Duh.

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Re: Rate a song: THE FLY
« Reply #13 on: March 02, 2018, 01:20:39 AM »
8- it's one of the great ones but not one that i actually listen to much from AB.

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Re: Rate a song: THE FLY
« Reply #14 on: March 02, 2018, 06:29:47 AM »
Not much to say

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