U2 versus GnR

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BonosHat

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U2 versus GnR
« on: January 22, 2020, 04:38:40 PM »
You guys and gals seem intent on comparing U2 to other artists, so how about we compare them with the only other band in the 80's that compared in popularity.

For me, U2 hands down. I love GnR but they are a one trick pony. Thoughts?
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Re: U2 versus GnR
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2020, 04:49:12 PM »
I always liked GnR, but nah, can't compare to U2.
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Re: U2 versus GnR
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2020, 05:06:07 PM »
Those threads are the work of / reaction to only one person.

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Re: U2 versus GnR
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2020, 05:12:52 PM »
Doesn't mean they're not fun.

OK:

80's U2 definitely beats 80's GnR. AFD was a great record, and lies was meh, but compared to U2's amazing 80's catalog, this is small beans.
90's: U2 wins again. UYI 1 & 2 were great efforts but AB, Zooropa, POP, Passengers and MDH - sorry, doesn't compare.
00's: U2 wins again, but only because in among the weeds of their two worst records were some excellent songs and great tours. GnR had .....Chinese democracy.
U2 by three decades to nil.
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Re: U2 versus GnR
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2020, 05:29:06 PM »
I like the Use Your Illusion records and the videos that came out in that period for them- but it's no contest with U2.

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Re: U2 versus GnR
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2020, 07:05:59 PM »
I like the Use Your Illusion records and the videos that came out in that period for them- but it's no contest with U2.
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Re: U2 versus GnR
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2020, 07:28:12 PM »
One changed Axl's life.

For a few months, at least.

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Re: U2 versus GnR
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2020, 01:56:49 PM »
Those threads are the work of / reaction to only one person.

Yes and I知 back. So deal with it.

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Re: U2 versus GnR
« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2020, 12:46:41 PM »
Those threads are the work of / reaction to only one person.

Yes and I知 back. So deal with it.

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Re: U2 versus GnR
« Reply #9 on: June 28, 2020, 12:51:34 PM »
never liked GnR.

how about U2 v. the Police or REM?

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Re: U2 versus GnR
« Reply #10 on: July 20, 2020, 02:10:41 PM »
It is a pity that GNR does not release albums on a regular basis. They could have been other Stones.
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