Dirty Day

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Dirty Day
« on: July 14, 2020, 06:38:25 AM »
Now i will openly admit that u2 are not on many of my playlists these days or are featuring highly on my Scrobble stats....

But every now and then a gem of theirs does pop up on shuffle or i'll be in mood to listen to Zooropa or Pop.

Well today Dirty Day came on my shuffle - and it's a great fucking song!


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Re: Dirty Day
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2020, 06:51:58 AM »
Now i will openly admit that u2 are not on many of my playlists these days or are featuring highly on my Scrobble stats....

But every now and then a gem of theirs does pop up on shuffle or i'll be in mood to listen to Zooropa or Pop.

Well today Dirty Day came on my shuffle - and it's a great fucking song!

I agree.

In under-appreciated gem.

Willy 
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Re: Dirty Day
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2020, 06:54:42 AM »
Yep, another of their darker wonders.
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Re: Dirty Day
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2020, 07:30:19 AM »
Now i will openly admit that u2 are not on many of my playlists these days or are featuring highly on my Scrobble stats....

But every now and then a gem of theirs does pop up on shuffle or i'll be in mood to listen to Zooropa or Pop.

Well today Dirty Day came on my shuffle - and it's a great fucking song!

I agree.

In under-appreciated gem.

Willy

I agree.

Zooropa in its entirety is an under-appreciated gem. For the casual fans I mean, not to the connoisseurs we have here.  :D
First Chair. Last Call.

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Re: Dirty Day
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2020, 08:02:18 AM »
Now i will openly admit that u2 are not on many of my playlists these days or are featuring highly on my Scrobble stats....

But every now and then a gem of theirs does pop up on shuffle or i'll be in mood to listen to Zooropa or Pop.

Well today Dirty Day came on my shuffle - and it's a great fucking song!

I agree.

In under-appreciated gem.

Willy

I agree.

Zooropa in its entirety is an under-appreciated gem. For the casual fans I mean, not to the connoisseurs we have here.  :D

I agree.

Although AB probably beats it in terms of song craft, Zooropa is a sonically superior record. Imagine what they could have achieved if theyd let fly sonically on AB they way they did on Zooropa. That would be quite something.

Willy
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Re: Dirty Day
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2020, 08:20:24 AM »
Now i will openly admit that u2 are not on many of my playlists these days or are featuring highly on my Scrobble stats....

But every now and then a gem of theirs does pop up on shuffle or i'll be in mood to listen to Zooropa or Pop.

Well today Dirty Day came on my shuffle - and it's a great fucking song!

I agree.

In under-appreciated gem.

Willy

I agree.

Zooropa in its entirety is an under-appreciated gem. For the casual fans I mean, not to the connoisseurs we have here.  :D

I agree.

Although AB probably beats it in terms of song craft, Zooropa is a sonically superior record. Imagine what they could have achieved if theyd let fly sonically on AB they way they did on Zooropa. That would be quite something.

Willy

I agree.

Add the fact that ABs mastering was very flawed, so yes absolutely, Zooropa is better sonically, both in terms of the music, but on the production side also. And yes, overall the songs on AB are superior.
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Re: Dirty Day
« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2020, 08:27:47 AM »
Now i will openly admit that u2 are not on many of my playlists these days or are featuring highly on my Scrobble stats....

But every now and then a gem of theirs does pop up on shuffle or i'll be in mood to listen to Zooropa or Pop.

Well today Dirty Day came on my shuffle - and it's a great fucking song!

I agree.

In under-appreciated gem.

Willy

I agree.

Zooropa in its entirety is an under-appreciated gem. For the casual fans I mean, not to the connoisseurs we have here.  :D

I agree.

Although AB probably beats it in terms of song craft, Zooropa is a sonically superior record. Imagine what they could have achieved if theyd let fly sonically on AB they way they did on Zooropa. That would be quite something.

Willy

I agree.

Add the fact that ABs mastering was very flawed, so yes absolutely, Zooropa is better sonically, both in terms of the music, but on the production side also. And yes, overall the songs on AB are superior.

I agree.

Willy
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Re: Dirty Day
« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2020, 09:33:22 AM »
Dirty Day is a crackin tune. One i really enjoy, a whole lot. Loved it live on the Sydney DVD. It really rocks. I did feel that the E&I reinvention of the song was really poor tho. Too much talking and i just dont like the way Bono delivered the vocals.
In the garden I was playing the tart
I kissed your lips and broke your heart
You
You were acting like it was the end of the world

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Re: Dirty Day
« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2020, 04:14:13 PM »
Dirty Day is a crackin tune. One i really enjoy, a whole lot. Loved it live on the Sydney DVD. It really rocks. I did feel that the E&I reinvention of the song was really poor tho. Too much talking and i just dont like the way Bono delivered the vocals.

Agree with all of this. It's fantastic live on zootv sydney. It was ruined on e&I by bono's talking. Bono has enhanced a lot of songs live over the years, but jesus, he can ruin them at times too.

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Re: Dirty Day
« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2020, 05:25:39 PM »
I'd love for them to trot this one out on their next tour if they can do it justice.

I just don't know if Bono's voice is gritty enough for this anymore.
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: Dirty Day
« Reply #10 on: July 15, 2020, 05:27:19 PM »
I'd love for them to trot this one out on their next tour if they can do it justice.

I just don't know if Bono's voice is gritty enough for this anymore.
Edge could sing it...
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Re: Dirty Day
« Reply #11 on: July 15, 2020, 05:28:39 PM »
I'd love for them to trot this one out on their next tour if they can do it justice.

I just don't know if Bono's voice is gritty enough for this anymore.
Edge could sing it...
Isn't the song a collection of sayings Bono's dad used to have? I feel like it's his song to sing...but it is best with that gritty 90s voice he used to have. Now it sounds too thin and a bit high.
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Re: Dirty Day
« Reply #12 on: July 15, 2020, 05:39:12 PM »
Love the song and the lyrics.  Always thought it was about a father and son, but never really looked it up to see if that's true.

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Re: Dirty Day
« Reply #13 on: July 15, 2020, 06:16:49 PM »
I'd love for them to trot this one out on their next tour if they can do it justice.

I just don't know if Bono's voice is gritty enough for this anymore.
Edge could sing it...
Isn't the song a collection of sayings Bono's dad used to have? I feel like it's his song to sing...but it is best with that gritty 90s voice he used to have. Now it sounds too thin and a bit high.
Yes, it's Bono's dad sayings. But, have you heard the one rehearsal or whatever it was where Edge sang the first verse? It was great. I've been trying to find that audio...I have it saved somewhere...
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Re: Dirty Day
« Reply #14 on: July 15, 2020, 07:11:55 PM »
You learn something new every day on this forum. I had no idea the meaning behind dirty day.


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