Never Let Me Go

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Never Let Me Go
« on: May 02, 2019, 06:52:58 PM »
Never Let Me Go just came on as I was listening to music on my phone on shuffle.

How fucking cool is that song.

I know it isn't u2, it is "Bono and The MDH band" but that does not matter - just effortlessly cool, but also really hits home as a very affecting piece with no little emotion.

I'd love to hear an album in that sort of vein from u2 or even just Bono.


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Re: Never Let Me Go
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2019, 06:55:41 PM »
sweeeeeeeeeeeeeet
Sometimes fear is the only place we can call home.

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Re: Never Let Me Go
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2019, 07:02:56 PM »
It really is....

Atmospheric, understated, cool, you can feel the yearning in it but Bono is restrained and manages to generate emotion without over singing or resorting to being overly theatric.

It's just a great insight into what he can do when he isn't in 'must conquer the world mode'

Great, great song

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Re: Never Let Me Go
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2019, 07:12:05 PM »
Yes, the desperation is way underneath...but it's there alright. Beautiful.
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Re: Never Let Me Go
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2019, 07:17:15 PM »
The parts of:

Maybe I was blind
Or I, I might have closed my eyes
Maybe I was dumb
But what I forgot to say
If you didn't know
Is never let me go



And later:

I may not be alone
Oh I, I may have found my home
I may have lost my way
But what I forgot to say
If you didn't know
Is never let me go


Is some of Bono's best delivery of the last 20 years.

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Re: Never Let Me Go
« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2019, 07:18:52 PM »
Good call,  chap



just let it play.....

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Re: Never Let Me Go
« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2019, 07:19:12 PM »
It's a beauty...
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Re: Never Let Me Go
« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2019, 07:26:32 PM »
Good call,  chap



just let it play.....

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Cooler than a penguins bollocks!  8)

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Re: Never Let Me Go
« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2019, 07:34:16 PM »
So, who exactly is in The MDH Band?

I confess to utter ignorance on this entire subject.

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Re: Never Let Me Go
« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2019, 11:27:53 PM »
*sits waiting for an tha to realize this song came out after pop and have a meltdown*

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Re: Never Let Me Go
« Reply #10 on: May 03, 2019, 12:59:08 AM »
*sits waiting for an tha to realize this song came out after pop and have a meltdown*

It's still 1990s Bono.  The gloom only set in from 2000 onwards.

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Re: Never Let Me Go
« Reply #11 on: May 03, 2019, 03:05:03 AM »
So, who exactly is in The MDH Band?

I confess to utter ignorance on this entire subject.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Million_Dollar_Hotel_(soundtrack)
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Re: Never Let Me Go
« Reply #12 on: May 03, 2019, 06:53:24 AM »
Sorry Sir An Tha and et al but I just can't get into this one.  It sounds like jazz lounge music or possibly the background to a bad 70s porn movie.  Its only saving grace is the right touch of Bono's vocals.  Anyway, don't take what I say as anything.  I'm just the guy who likes to hear loud guitars.

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Re: Never Let Me Go
« Reply #13 on: May 03, 2019, 07:09:10 AM »
Sorry Sir An Tha and et al but I just can't get into this one.  It sounds like jazz lounge music or possibly the background to a bad 70s porn movie.  Its only saving grace is the right touch of Bono's vocals.  Anyway, don't take what I say as anything.  I'm just the guy who likes to hear loud guitars.

There is no such thing as a bad porn movie, pal... 8)

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Re: Never Let Me Go
« Reply #14 on: May 03, 2019, 07:14:11 AM »
Sorry Sir An Tha and et al but I just can't get into this one.  It sounds like jazz lounge music or possibly the background to a bad 70s porn movie.  Its only saving grace is the right touch of Bono's vocals.  Anyway, don't take what I say as anything.  I'm just the guy who likes to hear loud guitars.

There is no such thing as a bad porn movie, pal... 8)
Both of these posts made me laugh. I admit to Drowning Man that I love the loud guitar too, but this song is wonderful anyway. an tha - you are truly a gem. A foul, dirty gem. But a gem nontheless.
Sometimes fear is the only place we can call home.