Say only good things about: BOY

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Say only good things about: BOY
« on: August 06, 2020, 11:41:24 AM »
Next up their debut record.....
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Re: Say only good things about: BOY
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2020, 11:59:23 AM »
Electric Co got me hooked...totally, completely, forever. And the rest of the album is good, too!
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Re: Say only good things about: BOY
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2020, 12:00:06 PM »
I think "The Ocean" is timeless
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Re: Say only good things about: BOY
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2020, 01:16:04 PM »
Boy is great for exercising. I think An Cat Dubh/Into The Heart are just wonderful songs. I love The Ocean, A Day Without Me, and of course, the hits...OOC, Twilight, I Will Follow.
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Re: Say only good things about: BOY
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2020, 02:17:24 PM »
Ridiculously mature debut album from a bunch of teenagers. Unbelievable, really.
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Re: Say only good things about: BOY
« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2020, 02:38:55 PM »
Ridiculously mature debut album from a bunch of teenagers. Unbelievable, really.
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Re: Say only good things about: BOY
« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2020, 03:31:23 PM »
Ridiculously mature debut album from a bunch of teenagers. Unbelievable, really.

And yet, childlike at the same time. It sounds a lot more like a young band has made it than many classic debuts, in a good way of course.
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Re: Say only good things about: BOY
« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2020, 03:43:05 PM »
A fresh and punchy album, kind of follows the post punk noise trends of the time but emotionally, comes from a different place. I think it really told everyone they were on their own journey and couldn't be swayed by others.

I Will Follow, Out Of Control and Electric Co are still great live songs that don't age. Although I do wonder why they never brought more Boy songs along for the ride. A Day Without Me for instance would probably still sound great.
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Re: Say only good things about: BOY
« Reply #8 on: August 06, 2020, 03:59:01 PM »
An Cat Dubh / Into the Heart, especially the transition between the two, is a highlight of U2’s whole musical career. Insane how this is only their first album.
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Re: Say only good things about: BOY
« Reply #9 on: August 06, 2020, 04:16:19 PM »
Honestly, listening to U2’s first demos, I wouldn’t have given them any chance. And yet, this album is brilliant. I think Steve Lillywhite’s impact has been vastly underrated. He made U2 sound big.
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Re: Say only good things about: BOY
« Reply #10 on: August 06, 2020, 04:37:36 PM »
It does have some very strange sounds in it...weird stuff.
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Re: Say only good things about: BOY
« Reply #11 on: August 06, 2020, 04:42:05 PM »
Yeah, I think Lillywhite was crucial to getting them started. I think he brought some form or order to something very raw. And at the same time, let them be themselves.

The difference between the EP and Boy is tremendous.

It's funny, it's hard to imagine it going any better for this particular group than to cut their teeth with Lillywhite. Then they were ready for Eno.

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Re: Say only good things about: BOY
« Reply #12 on: August 06, 2020, 05:03:14 PM »
Lillywhite gets a bit of a hard time in these parts but he has sprinkled U2 productions with a fair bit of magic. He gave them the BIG landscape that they were only too happy to fill. They already had the rocket fuel but Lillywhite nudged the rocket in the right direction.

I wonder what would have happened if Martin Hannett had produced Boy as U2 first intended. Would things have gone too dark? Would they have been judged the Irish Joy Division and then struggled to shake if off or not attracted the right audience to their exuberant gigs?
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Re: Say only good things about: BOY
« Reply #13 on: August 06, 2020, 05:49:05 PM »
An Cat Dubh / Into the Heart, especially the transition between the two, is a highlight of U2’s whole musical career. Insane how this is only their first album.

Exactly.

"Into the heart, into the heart of a child;
I can go back, I can stay a while."

Bono was like maybe 19 when he wrote that. Mighty young to write such heavy lyrics....
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Re: Say only good things about: BOY
« Reply #14 on: August 06, 2020, 06:04:46 PM »
An Cat Dubh / Into the Heart, especially the transition between the two, is a highlight of U2’s whole musical career. Insane how this is only their first album.

Exactly.

"Into the heart, into the heart of a child;
I can go back, I can stay a while."

Bono was like maybe 19 when he wrote that. Mighty young to write such heavy lyrics....
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