Staring At The Sun vs Summer Of Love

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The Edges Cat

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Staring At The Sun vs Summer Of Love
« on: April 14, 2020, 07:51:04 PM »
It's a close tie for me.
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: Staring At The Sun vs Summer Of Love
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2020, 08:08:00 PM »
The one that didn't come from One Republic and end up on a clunker of an album - not even close
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Re: Staring At The Sun vs Summer Of Love
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2020, 08:40:31 PM »
"Here we are on this special edition of who wants to be a millionaire - an tha here has rode his luck somewhat but is on £500,000 and has chosen to answer the £1m question....he has used all his lifelines and in this special edition of the show he has activated the special choose a subject feature if get to the £1m question....being able to do so though means the question becomes an all or nothing one.

So he is playing this question for £1m if he gets it right or absolutely nothing if he gets it wrong, he must answer, he can't take half a million and run.

So, an tha, ready? LET'S PLAY THE £1M OR NOTHING QUESTION.....you have chosen music as your subject.....big music fan are you?"

"Yes, quite big"


"Favourite artists?"

"Oh i like PJ Harvey, Sleater Kinney, Smashing Pumpkins, U2...."

(Presenter smiles)

"Interesting...

Here we go then, good luck - for £1m please sing 3 lines from the u2 song "Summer of Love".....

(Audience gasps)

But from An Tha there is silence, more silence, even more silence - then!


"I have not got a frigging clue (audience gasps) honestly i really haven't...bloody hell! Can i phone riffy?"


"Sorry but you have used all your lifelines, come on you said you liked u2, this could hardly be a better question - a million quid, come on...."

"Arrrrrrggggggh, fuck it - i'd have only wasted the money anway"

Gets up walks away, kicks chair over!

"Give him a big hand, everybody - An Tha, he walks away with nothing but what a brave player".....

(Security arrive to tear An Tha off the floor manager)

Credits roll.

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Re: Staring At The Sun vs Summer Of Love
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2020, 08:45:56 PM »
You shoulda called me, an tha. The words...almost mean something in these hard days...

"Freezing, we’re leaving
believing that all we need is ahead of us
somewhere, in a summer to come"
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Re: Staring At The Sun vs Summer Of Love
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2020, 08:54:23 PM »
Then An Tha threw a brick through a window.
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: Staring At The Sun vs Summer Of Love
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2020, 08:55:32 PM »
no doubt! He may have thrown it at me!
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Re: Staring At The Sun vs Summer Of Love
« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2020, 09:08:17 PM »
Random matchup. 


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Re: Staring At The Sun vs Summer Of Love
« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2020, 09:18:24 PM »
Where's the gif of Homer being taken away by security when I need it?!

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Re: Staring At The Sun vs Summer Of Love
« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2020, 09:38:07 PM »
Random matchup. 

Context is another thread. I also find the two songs have a similar vibe.
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: Staring At The Sun vs Summer Of Love
« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2020, 12:35:03 AM »
I think I'll have to give the nod to Summer, because I like the melody more, and Bono sings it better, and alas I'm a bit annoyed by whatever effect is on the guitar on Sun. Makes me think something's being strangled.  :D

Sun's got a better bridge and ending, though.
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Re: Staring At The Sun vs Summer Of Love
« Reply #10 on: April 15, 2020, 12:37:17 AM »
By the way, how did I get to be an "Experienced Mofo" already? Must have low standards around here.....  ;D
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Re: Staring At The Sun vs Summer Of Love
« Reply #11 on: April 15, 2020, 01:35:47 AM »
By the way, how did I get to be an "Experienced Mofo" already? Must have low standards around here.....  ;D

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Re: Staring At The Sun vs Summer Of Love
« Reply #12 on: April 15, 2020, 02:31:10 AM »
I think I'll have to give the nod to Summer, because I like the melody more, and Bono sings it better, and alas I'm a bit annoyed by whatever effect is on the guitar on Sun. Makes me think something's being strangled.  :D

Sun's got a better bridge and ending, though.

I think Edge agrees with you. It was barely a month after the album release and they're gearing up 'Staring' to be the next single and I'm reading Edge in some magazine article bad mouthing how the guitar part turned out in the first chorus. At that time, I was in full on U2 can do no wrong mode. So it was a WTF moment to see the band start distancing themselves from that record so quickly.

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Re: Staring At The Sun vs Summer Of Love
« Reply #13 on: April 15, 2020, 08:46:20 AM »
By the way, how did I get to be an "Experienced Mofo" already? Must have low standards around here.....  ;D

500 posts, baby!

Man, and the social distancing has just started.....
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Re: Staring At The Sun vs Summer Of Love
« Reply #14 on: April 15, 2020, 09:00:28 AM »
By the way, how did I get to be an "Experienced Mofo" already? Must have low standards around here.....  ;D
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