Top Ten: Early 80s U2

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laoghaire

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Top Ten: Early 80s U2
« on: January 30, 2020, 12:43:54 PM »
Choose your ten favorite songs from the early 80s catalog.

Next week I'll do the next group.

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Re: Top Ten: Early 80s U2
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2020, 01:47:31 PM »
Mine, in this order:

1. An Cat Dubh
2. Tomorrow
3. Drowning Man
4. Electric Co.
5. 11 O'clock Tick Tock
6. Seconds
7. Twilight
8. Scarlet
9. New Years Day
10. Surrender
What are we going to do now it's all been said.
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Re: Top Ten: Early 80s U2
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2020, 01:59:04 PM »
I like a few early 80's u2 songs....i always find it funny when people compare the bland 00's stuff to u2 getting back to basics/their roots - bullshit IMO, u2's early basics and roots is post punk and atmospheric alternative stuff - not MOR pop rock.

1. An Cat Dubh
2. The Ocean
3. 11 O'Clock Tick Tock
4. Drowning Man
5. Twilight
6. October
7. Into the Heart
8. New Years Day
9. Out of Control
10. Stories for Boys

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Re: Top Ten: Early 80s U2
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2020, 02:53:14 PM »
Tempted to pick the 10 WAR songs. But I知 afraid laoghaire will hunt me down all the way up north and slap me in the face.  :P
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Re: Top Ten: Early 80s U2
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2020, 02:59:34 PM »
I have always been supportive of your passion for War.

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Re: Top Ten: Early 80s U2
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2020, 03:11:38 PM »
I have always been supportive of your passion for War.

I know. I was joking. Appreciate the support!

So I did vote and 7 from WAR made my list.

Others were Gloria, Electric Co and IWF
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Re: Top Ten: Early 80s U2
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2020, 03:39:46 PM »
11 O'Clock
The Electric Co
Drowning Man
Tomorrow
Is That All?
The Refugee
New Year's Day
Out of Control
I Threw a Brick
Into the Heart

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Re: Top Ten: Early 80s U2
« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2020, 08:16:03 PM »
Thinking of the 2nd and 3rd albums, you have to wonder would have been the outcome had Bono not lost his briefcase while in the process of writing the 2nd album, which was meant to be WAR. I知 not saying they would have released the WAR album exactly as the version we know (and adore) today, but we most certainly can say that the 2nd album would not have been the bland October we got. Anybody with me here?
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laoghaire

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Re: Top Ten: Early 80s U2
« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2020, 08:28:45 PM »
I don't think October is bland. I think it STOMPS.

Sure, the lyrics largely suck.

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Re: Top Ten: Early 80s U2
« Reply #9 on: January 30, 2020, 08:50:06 PM »
Thinking of the 2nd and 3rd albums, you have to wonder would have been the outcome had Bono not lost his briefcase while in the process of writing the 2nd album, which was meant to be WAR. I知 not saying they would have released the WAR album exactly as the version we know (and adore) today, but we most certainly can say that the 2nd album would not have been the bland October we got. Anybody with me here?
Not with you on that, I think the whole briefcase thing was overhyped as a reason for the albums commercial and critical failure.
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Re: Top Ten: Early 80s U2
« Reply #10 on: January 30, 2020, 09:01:50 PM »
Thinking of the 2nd and 3rd albums, you have to wonder would have been the outcome had Bono not lost his briefcase while in the process of writing the 2nd album, which was meant to be WAR. I知 not saying they would have released the WAR album exactly as the version we know (and adore) today, but we most certainly can say that the 2nd album would not have been the bland October we got. Anybody with me here?
Not with you on that, I think the whole briefcase thing was overhyped as a reason for the albums commercial and critical failure.

Maybe it was used as a reason for the lukewarm reception of the album, granted. But it remains true that the lost of the briefcase altered their initial plans. In a weird way, I知 grateful he lost it...
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Re: Top Ten: Early 80s U2
« Reply #11 on: January 30, 2020, 09:07:56 PM »
Is everyone convinced there even WAS a briefcase?

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Re: Top Ten: Early 80s U2
« Reply #12 on: January 30, 2020, 09:14:09 PM »
Is everyone convinced there even WAS a briefcase?

I read an essay about it from one of the two girls who returned the briefcase to Bono in 2004. ォ Returning Octobers lyrics サ by Danielle Rheaume
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Re: Top Ten: Early 80s U2
« Reply #13 on: January 30, 2020, 09:16:54 PM »
Whoa!!

Do we knkw what some of the lyrics were?

Now that you have convinced me a briefcase exists and had lyrics in it, I am still skeptical that the briefcase lyrics were any better.

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Re: Top Ten: Early 80s U2
« Reply #14 on: January 30, 2020, 09:21:34 PM »
Whoa!!

Do we knkw what some of the lyrics were?

Now that you have convinced me a briefcase exists and had lyrics in it, I am still skeptical that the briefcase lyrics were any better.

From her account, there was lots of stuff in there:



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