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Bad
« on: April 01, 2020, 02:14:14 PM »
Check out this link about the evolution of live performances of Bad. An absolutely tremendous read.

https://u2start.com/content/article/41/A-chronology-of-U2s-Bad-an-iconic-live-song/

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« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2020, 07:37:18 AM »
Exceptional work indeed.
Always adored the version with violinist Jo Shankar. Hadn't heard that in years, and listening now brought the memories and shivers all back. The violin just adds so much emotion.

I could have probably done a similar write up for Love Is Blindness back in the day. I pretty much had every recording of that song (that I could find), and knew which ones were the best/preferred. Only one tour though so much easier.

A similar write-up for With or Without You would be mind-blowing.. too many performances though, alot less/no snippets.
There was always one particular performance which was considered the best. Believe it was on a Unauthorised CD ZooTv bootleg.

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« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2020, 08:12:06 AM »
WOWY would not be too hard because 1987-1993 are the only years worth listening to.

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« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2020, 01:56:07 PM »
That was quite a read, thanks for sharing. For my part, the Live Aid version is the best, mainly due to Bono's vocal performance and the snippets. But right up there is the Dublin '93 performance. His voice on ZooTV was so nuanced, something that Bono couldn't really pull off that well in the '80s (but  you can tell he was getting there on Lovetown). And that Candle in the Wind snippet was beautiful.
Listen as Hope and Peace try to rhyme,
Listen over marching bands playing out their time.

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« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2020, 04:03:31 PM »
Check out this link about the evolution of live performances of Bad. An absolutely tremendous read.

https://u2start.com/content/article/41/A-chronology-of-U2s-Bad-an-iconic-live-song/
That's a great find, VG!
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laoghaire

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« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2020, 04:42:51 PM »
Can't wait to read it when I can get on a device that doesn't crash on that page.

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« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2020, 06:37:22 PM »
Holy shit, that 18 min. version from 1985 is an example of a lead singer completely going off into his own world. Don't doubt that he was totally into the night, but I have to think at least one of the other guys after the 10 min. mark had to start thinking 'wrap it up, asshole'.  ;D

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« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2020, 07:23:53 PM »
Holy shit, that 18 min. version from 1985 is an example of a lead singer completely going off into his own world. Don't doubt that he was totally into the night, but I have to think at least one of the other guys after the 10 min. mark had to start thinking 'wrap it up, asshole'.  ;D

The Toronto version from JT30 with the Cohen snippet was astonishing. I was about 25 feet from B and man did he give me chills.  :D
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Re: Bad
« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2020, 09:22:34 AM »
If anyone wants to copy and paste the text of the piece, I'd be grateful.

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MPare1966

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« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2020, 10:09:33 AM »
If anyone wants to copy and paste the text of the piece, I'd be grateful.

Done by PM

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« Reply #10 on: April 07, 2020, 10:14:19 AM »
YAAAAAY THANK YOU!!!!!!!!

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« Reply #11 on: April 07, 2020, 01:31:25 PM »
Wow, what a read. Thanks again, MPare.

I learned quite a few things, and also feel inspired to check out some of those performances.

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Re: Bad
« Reply #12 on: April 09, 2020, 08:54:44 AM »
Decent read

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« Reply #13 on: April 10, 2020, 06:19:53 PM »
Speaking of Bad, check out this video of (what I would consider) a moderate U2 fan showing his 14 year-old daughter the band's Live Aid performance from 1985. It's fascinating to see a Zoomer respond to the earnest, heart-on-his-sleeve Bono. I teared up a bit to be honest.


Listen as Hope and Peace try to rhyme,
Listen over marching bands playing out their time.

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« Reply #14 on: April 10, 2020, 06:50:32 PM »
Speaking of Bad, check out this video of (what I would consider) a moderate U2 fan showing his 14 year-old daughter the band's Live Aid performance from 1985. It's fascinating to see a Zoomer respond to the earnest, heart-on-his-sleeve Bono. I teared up a bit to be honest.



Gets to me every single time.

Btw, guy is def a moderate fan if the best concert hes ever saw was JT30 for 600$.  ;D
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