Do we miss Bono playing guitar or nah?

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Do we miss Bono playing guitar or nah?
« on: March 03, 2020, 10:38:46 AM »
Did it add anything?

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Re: Do we miss Bono playing guitar or nah?
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2020, 10:39:43 AM »
In my humble opinion, it only added a bit on rare occasions...The Fly, for example.
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Re: Do we miss Bono playing guitar or nah?
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2020, 10:44:24 AM »
I guess he contributed a fair amount to the sound of Silver and Gold.

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Re: Do we miss Bono playing guitar or nah?
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2020, 10:46:12 AM »
He should stick to the harmonica.
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Re: Do we miss Bono playing guitar or nah?
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2020, 10:49:27 AM »
He is definitely competent at harmonica.

Neil Young is inviously better but honestly no harmonica gives me the chills like RTSS.

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Re: Do we miss Bono playing guitar or nah?
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2020, 10:54:31 AM »
I hear ya...
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Re: Do we miss Bono playing guitar or nah?
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2020, 11:01:14 AM »
Will it shut him up from making speeches ? If so, yes, please hold the guitar ! "the guitar is an idea...."

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Re: Do we miss Bono playing guitar or nah?
« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2020, 11:08:27 AM »
Nothing will ever shut Bono up.

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Re: Do we miss Bono playing guitar or nah?
« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2020, 11:45:53 AM »
The guitar is mightier than the bullhorn...

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Re: Do we miss Bono playing guitar or nah?
« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2020, 11:54:23 AM »
I would LOVE to get my hands on that bullhorn.
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Re: Do we miss Bono playing guitar or nah?
« Reply #10 on: March 03, 2020, 12:46:42 PM »
Honestly and truly, nobody noticed Bono playing guitar in the same sense that nobody noticed Adam singing.

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Re: Do we miss Bono playing guitar or nah?
« Reply #11 on: March 03, 2020, 02:12:00 PM »
His lad, Eli, is a more competent rhythm guitarist. I kind of miss Bono playing the guitar during The Fly and One.

But watch Eli, and you see a guitarist Bono wished he was.
One love, One blood, One life;
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One life; But we're not the same
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Re: Do we miss Bono playing guitar or nah?
« Reply #12 on: March 03, 2020, 02:13:11 PM »
In my humble opinion, it only added a bit on rare occasions...The Fly, for example.


Yeah but what it added made it worse. Listen to The Fly from the 1992 Stockholm show, for example. Bono's guitar is turned up in the mix, and when he starts playing it's just abysmal.
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Re: Do we miss Bono playing guitar or nah?
« Reply #13 on: March 03, 2020, 02:13:47 PM »
His lad, Eli, is a more competent rhythm guitarist. I kind of miss Bono playing the guitar during The Fly and One.

But watch Eli, and you see a guitarist Bono wished he was.

Inhaler yeah yeah yeah!  You've not mentioned Pussy Riot for a while.

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Re: Do we miss Bono playing guitar or nah?
« Reply #14 on: March 03, 2020, 03:22:06 PM »
In my humble opinion, it only added a bit on rare occasions...The Fly, for example.


Yeah but what it added made it worse. Listen to The Fly from the 1992 Stockholm show, for example. Bono's guitar is turned up in the mix, and when he starts playing it's just abysmal.
Agreed...there have been times when they should have just pulled it out of his hands!
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