Top Gear and 90's U2

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Top Gear and 90's U2
« on: March 23, 2020, 02:46:43 AM »
I've been a Top Gear fan since 5th or 6th grade, been a fan of it for a lot longer than I've been a fan of U2.  I've gone back and watched a few episodes in the years since I fell in love with the band, and I've noticed that somebody in the music department for the show must have been a U2 fan as well, particularly of their 90's output. 

First one I noticed was the appearance of Daddy's Gonna Pay For Your Crashed Car in Series 10 Episode 1.  As Richard Hammond drives a Porsche 911 GT3 near Monaco and introduces the film, we hear about a minute of Daddy's Gonna Pay, the instrumental intro. 

Go to about 18:20 in this video to hear it: https://autostrada.tv/blog/top-gear-season-10-episode-1/58815/

A bit of that intro, the sampled Russian piece, shows up again in Series 22 Episode 1 at the beginning of a segment taking place in St. Petersburg.

We also hear a bit of Do You Feel Loved in Series 17 Episode 2 as Jeremy Clarkson drives a Citroen DS3 Racing in Italy.   

Skip to 47:00 in this video to hear that song: https://autostrada.tv/blog/top-gear-season-17-episode-2/855/4

And then the song usage that I just noticed today, the one that inspired me to finally write this post, is the use of just a little bit of Acrobat in Top Gear's tribute film to Ayrton Senna.

At 7:00 in this video you can hear just the opening few seconds before the song really starts:
That's a song each from Achtung Baby, Zooropa, and POP, a deep cut from each in fact.  And their picks from AB and POP are both forum favorites as well.

So, An Tha you didn't happen to work as an editor for Top Gear in the past did you?
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Re: Top Gear and 90's U2
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2020, 08:37:46 AM »
Hey, that is cool! Absolutely, the music person must be a hard core fan, wt least 90s as you said. Those are some really deep cuts.

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Re: Top Gear and 90's U2
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2020, 10:11:48 AM »
I love Top Gear,  these guys get paid to thrash cars in exotic locales while being quite honest about their opinions,  even if it is not flattering.  Will have to check these out.
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Re: Top Gear and 90's U2
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2020, 01:16:31 PM »
The BBC in general, used to use a lot of u2 music in their programmes. Not so much these days
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Re: Top Gear and 90's U2
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2020, 11:17:05 AM »
I was watching another episode and noticed that it featured not one but two tracks from Original Soundtracks 1.  They even know the Passengers stuff. 

The episode with the Bugatti Veyron racing against a private plane from Italy to London (Series 7 Episode 5) features both United Colors and Always Forever Now.
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Re: Top Gear and 90's U2
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2020, 03:22:55 AM »
You might like this little review (featuring Bono) if you like Jeremy's writing / presenting.

https://www.driving.co.uk/car-reviews/clarkson-review-2015-vauxhall-zafira-tourer/







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Re: Top Gear and 90's U2
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2020, 09:06:00 AM »
You might like this little review (featuring Bono) if you like Jeremy's writing / presenting.

https://www.driving.co.uk/car-reviews/clarkson-review-2015-vauxhall-zafira-tourer/

That was actually rather entertaining. :D
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Re: Top Gear and 90's U2
« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2020, 10:51:45 PM »
You might like this little review (featuring Bono) if you like Jeremy's writing / presenting.

https://www.driving.co.uk/car-reviews/clarkson-review-2015-vauxhall-zafira-tourer/

That was quite an entertaining read, as expected.  Nice to know Clarkson's a fan of the band as well.
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Re: Top Gear and 90's U2
« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2020, 05:26:53 PM »
Saw another one today, during the Cool Wall segment, Clarkson moved the Maserati Quattroporte up the board into sub-zero because Bono bought one.  Nice to know as well that Bono has good taste in cars. 

Clarkson also said, "And he's done his part for third-world debt by buying one of those, cause he's sent his money to Italy."
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Re: Top Gear and 90's U2
« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2020, 06:53:55 AM »
lol and another

When talking about the BMW 3 series:  "It's like U2.  You know you're supposed to hate them, and then you hear their new album and you think 'bugger, they've done it again."

This aired in 2005, so he'd have been talking about Bomb....
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Re: Top Gear and 90's U2
« Reply #10 on: May 03, 2020, 07:52:33 AM »
Finally, another sane person! :D
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Re: Top Gear and 90's U2
« Reply #11 on: May 03, 2020, 08:32:55 AM »
Lol

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Re: Top Gear and 90's U2
« Reply #13 on: May 04, 2020, 10:56:11 AM »
lol and another

When talking about the BMW 3 series:  "It's like U2.  You know you're supposed to hate them, and then you hear their new album and you think 'bugger, they've done it again."

This aired in 2005, so he'd have been talking about Bomb....

My opinions on Clarkson vary on a pendulum between thinking he's a right wing borderline sociopath or on the other hand a pretty funny dude who is largely accurate in his assessments.

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Re: Top Gear and 90's U2
« Reply #14 on: May 04, 2020, 12:51:16 PM »
lol and another

When talking about the BMW 3 series:  "It's like U2.  You know you're supposed to hate them, and then you hear their new album and you think 'bugger, they've done it again."

This aired in 2005, so he'd have been talking about Bomb....

My opinions on Clarkson vary on a pendulum between thinking he's a right wing borderline sociopath or on the other hand a pretty funny dude who is largely accurate in his assessments.

Sounds pretty accurate to me
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