Exit and New York remind me of each other

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Exit and New York remind me of each other
« on: April 14, 2019, 02:57:55 AM »
Listen to the 2nd half of both Exit and New York with your speakers on maximum volume. A blood curdling, exhilarating experience isn't it?

Do you hear the similarities in the two songs, structurally and musically?

I love these types of these 'loud wars' Eno-y structured songs, only a few others you could possibly add to the list - Dirty Day and Love And Peace Or Else (yes, Eno is credited in the production on this)

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Re: Exit and New York remind me of each other
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2019, 01:42:58 PM »
Listen to the 2nd half of both Exit and New York with your speakers on maximum volume. A blood curdling, exhilarating experience isn't it?

Do you hear the similarities in the two songs, structurally and musically?

I love these types of these 'loud wars' Eno-y structured songs, only a few others you could possibly add to the list - Dirty Day and Love And Peace Or Else (yes, Eno is credited in the production on this)


I always thought that Exit and Raised by Wolves were pretty similar as well.
Listen as Hope and Peace try to rhyme,
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Re: Exit and New York remind me of each other
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2019, 01:53:31 PM »
You successfully inspired me to listen to New York, then Exit.

No, I don't hear the similarity.

This is just my opinion, but it's like comparing the Concorde and the unmarked van sitting in the Home Depot parking lot because they are both painted white.

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Re: Exit and New York remind me of each other
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2019, 02:03:16 PM »
One is fairly flippant and fun; the other is dark and a monster tune. 

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Re: Exit and New York remind me of each other
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2020, 09:38:46 PM »
Random bump!!

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Re: Exit and New York remind me of each other
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2020, 10:25:44 PM »
an tha...going bump in the night!
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Re: Exit and New York remind me of each other
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2020, 11:28:14 PM »
Love Exit, canít stand New York
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Re: Exit and New York remind me of each other
« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2020, 11:40:41 PM »
Exit is mixed wrong on the album, but it's a rare example of a U2 song that sounds better live than on record.  Both the Joshua Tree tour version and the JT2 version were one of the highlights of their respective shows.

New York is actually one of the better songs from ATYCLB, but the "I just got a place in New York" line sounds materialistic, which spoils it for me somewhat.






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Exit and New York remind me of each other
« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2020, 01:30:30 AM »

Both songs share the same structure and largely depend on the bass line.

Lyrically, melodically speaking, theyíre very different beasts.
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Re: Exit and New York remind me of each other
« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2020, 08:02:17 PM »
I think the second half of 'New York' has a bit of a callback to the War album going on. Scorsese's late '70's New York was a muse for War. Late '70's New York and Scorsese = Taxi Driver. One of the ultimate violence personifications. Violence has been a significant touching point in U2's music from the get go. Also, 'New York' has a bit of a movie set approach, a la 'Miami'. 'Hot as a hair dryer in your face' feels like something a director would say to an actor to put them in the right headspace for a certain kind of scene. So are both songs channeling some sort of inner violence? Might be.
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Re: Exit and New York remind me of each other
« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2020, 09:22:28 PM »
Raised by Wolves reminds me a bit of Exit. Just not as good obv.  ;)
Listen as Hope and Peace try to rhyme,
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Re: Exit and New York remind me of each other
« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2020, 10:14:13 PM »
Exit is mixed wrong on the album, but it's a rare example of a U2 song that sounds better live than on record.  Both the Joshua Tree tour version and the JT2 version were one of the highlights of their respective shows.

New York is actually one of the better songs from ATYCLB, but the "I just got a place in New York" line sounds materialistic, which spoils it for me somewhat.

nah, most of their songs are better live.

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Re: Exit and New York remind me of each other
« Reply #12 on: May 17, 2020, 10:14:55 PM »
Exit is mixed wrong on the album, but it's a rare example of a U2 song that sounds better live than on record.  Both the Joshua Tree tour version and the JT2 version were one of the highlights of their respective shows.

New York is actually one of the better songs from ATYCLB, but the "I just got a place in New York" line sounds materialistic, which spoils it for me somewhat.

nah, most of their songs are better live.

Duh...
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Re: Exit and New York remind me of each other
« Reply #13 on: May 18, 2020, 08:06:45 AM »
Exit is mixed wrong on the album, but it's a rare example of a U2 song that sounds better live than on record.  Both the Joshua Tree tour version and the JT2 version were one of the highlights of their respective shows.

New York is actually one of the better songs from ATYCLB, but the "I just got a place in New York" line sounds materialistic, which spoils it for me somewhat.

nah, most of their songs are better live.

Duh...

It's definitely a more visceral experience, hearing (and seeing) the songs live.

Sound quality's not as good though.
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Re: Exit and New York remind me of each other
« Reply #14 on: May 18, 2020, 09:04:52 AM »
Exit is mixed wrong on the album, but it's a rare example of a U2 song that sounds better live than on record.  Both the Joshua Tree tour version and the JT2 version were one of the highlights of their respective shows.

New York is actually one of the better songs from ATYCLB, but the "I just got a place in New York" line sounds materialistic, which spoils it for me somewhat.

nah, most of their songs are better live.

Duh...

It's definitely a more visceral experience, hearing (and seeing) the songs live.

Sound quality's not as good though.

Bono's vocals are nowhere near as good either.