The “new” song. Here it is.

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Re: The “new” song. Here it is.
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2020, 11:20:44 PM »
Whoa, it literally just popped into my head a few hours sgo that "they promised Bang a Gong and nothing ever came if it, hmph."

I think it sounds great, it's tight, well done.

But I don't see where they added anything over the original. Just a straight cover. (Well not rhat straight but ykwim).

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« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2020, 12:23:35 AM »
Pretty decent cover and decent vocal performance by bono. A little tame if I’m being super critical


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« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2020, 12:40:50 AM »
This is pretty good actually.  I like his lower register.
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« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2020, 01:44:49 AM »
The vocal is good but sounds like just a Bono cover.   Missing the full U2 feel. 

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« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2020, 02:32:34 AM »
It's alright. Not a song I'm fond of, anyway. The arrangement is a little busy in spots, and I agree there isn't much U2 flavor involved. I hear a bit of Edge's voice in the background, which is nice. Bono's vocal is fine.

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« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2020, 03:01:14 AM »
Total ripoff of Primal Scream’s Get Your Rocks Off
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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« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2020, 04:48:54 AM »
Love what Bono’s doing.
A few interesting twists from the rythm section.
Elton is overdoing it and leaves no space for Edge...
A dangerous idea that almost makes sense...

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« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2020, 05:52:09 AM »
U2 doing the most obvious one of all the songs on the project....who'd have thought it.....

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« Reply #9 on: August 16, 2020, 06:00:25 AM »
Finally! Great!
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Re: The “new” song. Here it is.
« Reply #10 on: August 16, 2020, 06:27:48 AM »
Elton John is playing?

Now the approach makes way more sense.   
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« Reply #11 on: August 16, 2020, 06:42:26 AM »
very cool. this was a major party song when I was in school. good memories. good cover.
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« Reply #12 on: August 16, 2020, 07:08:43 AM »
Song credits:

Bang A Gong (Get it On):
U2 featuring Elton John.
Bono – Vocals. The Edge – Guitars, vocals. Adam Clayton – Bass. Larry Mullen Jr. – Drums. Elton John – Piano, vocals.
Trombone Shorty (Troy Andrews) – Trombone. Ray Moore III – Baritone saxiphone. Brad Walker – Tenor saxophone. Jeff Albert – Trombone. Ashlin Parker – Trumpet. Charlie Halloran – Trombone. Arranged by the Edge. Horns arranged by Jonathan Freilich. A Hall Willner Production.


Info on the recording session

The original track was released by T. Rex on their 1971 album Electric Warrior, and the song was released as a single, and became the groups only US hit. The song originally titled just “Get It On” was re-titled to avoid confusion with a song by another artist. The song as recorded by T. Rex hit the #1 spot on the UK singles chart, #10 in the Billboard Hot 100, and had strong chart placement around the world. The song was covered in 1985 by The Power Station, and that version did quite well in the charts. Although he did not play piano on the original recording of the song, when T. Rex appeared on Top of the Pops in 1971 to perform the song, they had Elton sitting in on piano. That performance is often used as a video for the original song.

U2 recorded their version of the song for this compilation in New Orleans on September 14, 2017 while the band was there to perform on The Joshua Tree Tour 2017. The Edge, interviewed on radio mentioned “I am outside a recording studio in New Orleans, we’re in the middle of recording a track for a friend who’s putting a T.Rex tribute record together. It’s sounding great.” The song will feature Elton John as well. At the session in New Orleans, Trombone Shorty was present as well, and he posted photos of himself with Bono and Hal Willner at the recording studio. Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews has previously worked with U2 performing the song “The Saints Are Coming“ live in New Orleans which was used as a B-Side to the single of the same name.


The T.Rex album was put together by longtime U2 collaborator Hal Willner. He worked on the album throughout 2017. In the past Hal Willner worked extensively with Bono on the soundtrack to The Million Dollar Hotel. He also produced the album Rogue’s Gallery to which Bono contributed the song “A Dying Sailor to his Shipmates”. Hal Willner recently passed away from the COVID 19 virus. U2 recently posted a remembrance of their friend and collaborator on U2.Com.
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Re: The “new” song. Here it is.
« Reply #13 on: August 16, 2020, 09:14:27 AM »
Added a poll to the OP
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« Reply #14 on: August 16, 2020, 09:35:36 AM »
Added a poll to the OP
Thanks...thumbs up to you and to the cover. Wow, the high school party memories this song is bringing back to me!
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