Other artists opinions of U2

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Other artists opinions of U2
« on: April 14, 2020, 12:42:44 PM »
Thought it would be fun to quote some other artists on their love and hate for U2.......
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Re: Other artists opinions of U2
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2020, 12:44:29 PM »
Lars Ullrich on his chance to Jam with Bono/Edge:

"I'm like, 'This is my chance to drum in U2 with Bono and The Edge. And I start building up the courage. I'm standing at the back hoping nobody will see me and I'm going to start walking up and right as I start this other guy is five feet ahead of me and walks up and I can't see who it is," Ulrich said (transcription via Rolling Stone). "And then he goes up and sits behind the drum kit up there and it's Paul McCartney. I say, 'Wait a minute. I'm supposed to play drums in U2. That was my shot!' Then I ran screaming out of there and haven't been back since"
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Re: Other artists opinions of U2
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2020, 12:45:32 PM »
Prince said "U2 love their record company."

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« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2020, 12:52:07 PM »
Prince said "U2 love their record company."
Ha! Never heard that one but it sounds like something "the artist" would say
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Re: Other artists opinions of U2
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2020, 05:00:31 PM »
Bruce had quite a lot to say.


McCartney plays drums?

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Re: Other artists opinions of U2
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2020, 09:49:14 PM »
"I think their song 'One' is one of the greatest songs ever written. Now I can see and understand why people were into U2 years ago."

Axl Rose

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Re: Other artists opinions of U2
« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2020, 09:52:48 PM »
Can I quote Henry Rollins?

‘U2, in particular, bug me because it’s like such a bad rhythm section. They’re kind of a one-trick band that’s propped up by really good production. I do applaud Bono’s humanitarian efforts; getting third-world debt acknowledged, trying to help AIDS in Africa and lending awareness to that. I think that’s great and I’m sure he contributes a lot of his own money to that. That stuff is also great because it keeps him out of the studio, so there’s no downside to this.’ [source U2log]
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The Edge: “[Eno] would love to see us making albums a bit more like [Zooropa]. Where we go, ‘You know what? We’re not going to second-guess any of this. Let’s just go for it.’”

U2 Fans: We'd all love to see that, Edge.

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Re: Other artists opinions of U2
« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2020, 09:59:28 PM »
Can I quote Henry Rollins?

‘U2, in particular, bug me because it’s like such a bad rhythm section. They’re kind of a one-trick band that’s propped up by really good production. I do applaud Bono’s humanitarian efforts; getting third-world debt acknowledged, trying to help AIDS in Africa and lending awareness to that. I think that’s great and I’m sure he contributes a lot of his own money to that. That stuff is also great because it keeps him out of the studio, so there’s no downside to this.’ [source U2log]
Gotta love Henry!

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Re: Other artists opinions of U2
« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2020, 10:52:53 PM »
"Who buys U2 records anyway? It's just music for plumbers and bricklayers. Bono, what a slob. You'd think with all that climbing about he does, he'd look real fit and that. But he's real fat, y'know. Reminds me of a soddin' mountain goat."
"And as for Bono, he needs a colostomy bag for his mouth."

-Ian McCulloch, Echo and the Bunnymen; said this in 1984. Of course, he has insulted U2/Bono numerous times over the years and also thinks very highly of himself and his music.
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My U2 Top 10: The Unforgettable Fire, Acrobat, New Year's Day, Gloria, The Fly, A Sort of Homecoming, Where The Streets Have No Name, Bad, Ultra Violet (Light My Way), Drowning Man

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Re: Other artists opinions of U2
« Reply #9 on: April 14, 2020, 11:07:28 PM »
The only time I have ever heard Bono badmouth another musician (anyone really) was Phil Collins, and that troublemaker Adam Clayton egged him on.
The Edge: “[Eno] would love to see us making albums a bit more like [Zooropa]. Where we go, ‘You know what? We’re not going to second-guess any of this. Let’s just go for it.’”

U2 Fans: We'd all love to see that, Edge.

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Re: Other artists opinions of U2
« Reply #10 on: April 14, 2020, 11:11:56 PM »
The Pet Shop Boys have dissed U2 but also given them props over the years.


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Re: Other artists opinions of U2
« Reply #11 on: April 15, 2020, 07:47:31 AM »
Music for plumbers and bricklayers, oh the shame!

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Re: Other artists opinions of U2
« Reply #12 on: April 15, 2020, 08:02:07 AM »
Music for plumbers and bricklayers, oh the shame!

I know, right?  ;D

Plumbers are smart, clever, awesome people, I'm proud to stand with them.

Have only met one bricklayer, an old retired guy who just did small jobs to keep himself busy. He was building a wall around my parents' flowerbed; he found out I was an artist and we ended up having quite a conversation about art. The next day he brought some of HIS paintings to share. A cool guy. An excellent bricklayer too.
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Re: Other artists opinions of U2
« Reply #13 on: April 15, 2020, 08:06:29 AM »
Right?

Also, a mountain goat is not exactly a shameful spirit animal.

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Re: Other artists opinions of U2
« Reply #14 on: April 15, 2020, 08:30:46 AM »


Okay, there's McCulloch done and dusted. Next?   :D
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