The LEAST HORRIFIC U2 music videos

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laoghaire

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The LEAST HORRIFIC U2 music videos
« on: January 09, 2020, 11:04:12 AM »
I don't think U2 are renown for their music videos. But which are your favorites, or your least cringey?

Eh, what the heck, nominate the worst too while we're at it.

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Re: The LEAST HORRIFIC U2 music videos
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2020, 11:05:01 AM »
Best U2 video is definitely mysterious ways
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Re: The LEAST HORRIFIC U2 music videos
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2020, 11:06:01 AM »
BOOMCHA! I think Discotheque is the best AND the worst ever!

Actually,  I think the best is With Or Without You...with Morleigh dancing in the haze.
The worst...probably Stuck.
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laoghaire

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Re: The LEAST HORRIFIC U2 music videos
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2020, 11:15:26 AM »
Director: Okay, Bono, it's a dance song, so... dance!

Director: On second thought luv, we'll let the belly dancer handle that, and we can use lens effects to add a "sense of movement" for your shots.

Director: Er... Bono can you stand? You'll fallen over twice already. Can yis just manage to stand up a bit?

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« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2020, 11:20:50 AM »
Do ya think he maybe had a wee drinkie before they shot that one?
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Re: The LEAST HORRIFIC U2 music videos
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2020, 11:24:55 AM »
For a band who have used some stunning visuals in live shows they have been pretty lousy when it comes to their videos.

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laoghaire

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Re: The LEAST HORRIFIC U2 music videos
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2020, 11:27:39 AM »
Director: Edge, I need you to give me some poses while you shred this guitar.

Edge: <Stands there awkwardly trying in vain to make playing Infinite Guitar look cool>

Bono: I'll take a guitar too.

Director: But you don't play it.

Bono: I'll find something useful to do with it by the end of the video.

Director: Sigh. Fine. So, Bono, I want you to *smoulder*

Bono: Right-o, how's this?

Director: Maybe try standing next time?

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Re: The LEAST HORRIFIC U2 music videos
« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2020, 11:54:45 AM »
All I Want Is You, The Unforgettable Fire, Desire, Angel Of Harlem.

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Re: The LEAST HORRIFIC U2 music videos
« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2020, 12:00:29 PM »
AIWIY
Numb
Stay
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laoghaire

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Re: The LEAST HORRIFIC U2 music videos
« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2020, 12:16:56 PM »
All I Want Is You, The Unforgettable Fire, Desire, Angel Of Harlem.

Do I hand in my fan card at the front desk?

Because I've never heard of an AIWIY video. I don't see one on YT either.

Never heard of a TUF video.

Prolly saw Desire once, okay.

Never heard of an AOH video, though I found one that claims to be official.

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Re: The LEAST HORRIFIC U2 music videos
« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2020, 12:21:54 PM »
The Even Bettrr than the real thing vidéo with the spinning camera was cool.

I liked Staring at the sun too, directed by Ridley Scott’s son or something ?
A dangerous idea that almost makes sense...

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Re: The LEAST HORRIFIC U2 music videos
« Reply #11 on: January 09, 2020, 12:26:46 PM »
Most of the videos from the 90's and early 2000's were quite good. EBTTRT, MW, SATS, LNOE, BD, and even Discotheque were quite good. I also have a soft spot for the American cut of SIAMYCGOO. It's nice to see the band doing more humor and that one fits the bill nicely.

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laoghaire

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« Reply #12 on: January 09, 2020, 12:33:32 PM »
Numb I think is a home run. *Perfect*

Stay had some interesting ideas but didn't 100% come through imho. BTW who are the non-U2 peeps? Don't laugh at me, I don't see well. But who is the guy at the drum kit for example?

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« Reply #13 on: January 09, 2020, 12:34:37 PM »
Numb I think is a home run. *Perfect*

Stay had some interesting ideas but didn't 100% come through imho. BTW who are the non-U2 peeps? Don't laugh at me, I don't see well. But who is the guy at the drum kit for example?

Oh man, I forgot about Numb. That one is brilliant.

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Re: The LEAST HORRIFIC U2 music videos
« Reply #14 on: January 09, 2020, 12:34:58 PM »
BOOMCHA! I think Discotheque is the best AND the worst ever!

Actually,  I think the best is With Or Without You...with Morleigh dancing in the haze.
The worst...probably Stuck.
these would be my picks for the best and worst videos.
the WOWOY video is perfect.  haunting and brilliant.