Say only good things about: WAR

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Say only good things about: WAR
« on: August 24, 2020, 12:39:08 AM »
BAH-BAH-BA-BA-BAH!!!!!

BAH-BA-BAH!

BAH-BA-BAH!

BAH-BAH-BA-BA-BAH!!!!!

This song is NOT a rebel song.

Say only good things.

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WAR!!!!!
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Re: Say only good things about: WAR
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2020, 01:10:02 AM »
Surrender is a magical song. My favorite '80s U2 song besides Pride. The "If I want to live I've got to die to myself someday" right into that big chant at the end is amazing.

Red Light is a great song, especially Bono's singing (both the melody of the vocal line and just the power of his voice). Singing along to the trumpet solo is fun.

It's a shame they only played Like a Song... live once. Another one of my top U2 songs, I'd love to see it live.

Also I want to mention that Treasure (Whatever Happened to Pete the Chop) is another great song even if it's mostly Bongolese.
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Re: Say only good things about: WAR
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2020, 02:40:16 AM »
Surrender is a magical song. My favorite '80s U2 song besides Pride. The "If I want to live I've got to die to myself someday" right into that big chant at the end is amazing.

Red Light is a great song, especially Bono's singing (both the melody of the vocal line and just the power of his voice). Singing along to the trumpet solo is fun.

It's a shame they only played Like a Song... live once. Another one of my top U2 songs, I'd love to see it live.

Also I want to mention that Treasure (Whatever Happened to Pete the Chop) is another great song even if it's mostly Bongolese.

Both surrender & Red Light have been criticised as part of a weak 3 song ending on War.

Surprising as always liked the songs 

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Re: Say only good things about: WAR
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2020, 02:44:33 AM »
A short album, but strong all the way through.

SBS is a famous classic while NYD & Two Hearts were deserved top 20 singles. The Refugee was the perfect third single that never was.

Other treats are Like a Song, Seconds, Surrender & Red Light.

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Re: Say only good things about: WAR
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2020, 06:02:33 AM »
War is a great album. 3 of my absolute faves are on this album. Seconds, Like A Song and Drowning Man. Surrender is great too. I prefer the alternative studio version of SBS tho
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Re: Say only good things about: WAR
« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2020, 07:03:51 AM »
Drowning Man...
40...
WONDERFUL

Nothing else needs to be said.
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Re: Say only good things about: WAR
« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2020, 07:34:15 AM »
In my heart, it towers above all the others.
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Re: Say only good things about: WAR
« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2020, 09:15:13 AM »
sunday bloody sunday rocks pretty hard but i actually like new years day a tad better

seconds and two hearts are also very energetic rockers that should be played a lot more

surrender is just gorgeous, maybe the best song on the album? could almost imagine it on unforgettable fire as it has that unique sound

40 is a great closer

overall a great album and it's a shame most of the material gets overlooked

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Re: Say only good things about: WAR
« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2020, 10:04:29 AM »
I saw a sales chart for u2 albums a good while back. I checked it a few times. The Chart definitely said that War had sold 23M copies worldwide. That would make it the bands second most successful album. Im thinking it was wrong, by quite a distance?
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Re: Say only good things about: WAR
« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2020, 10:08:54 AM »
I saw a sales chart for u2 albums a good while back. I checked it a few times. The Chart definitely said that War had sold 23M copies worldwide. That would make it the bands second most successful album. Im thinking it was wrong, by quite a distance?

Real number is actually 11M copies sold. Which puts it behind AB, JT, R&H, ATYCLB. But above Pop and Bomb.  :D
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Re: Say only good things about: WAR
« Reply #10 on: August 24, 2020, 10:12:43 AM »
I saw a sales chart for u2 albums a good while back. I checked it a few times. The Chart definitely said that War had sold 23M copies worldwide. That would make it the bands second most successful album. Im thinking it was wrong, by quite a distance?

Real number is actually 11M copies sold. Which puts it behind AB, JT, R&H, ATYCLB. But above Pop and Bomb.  :D

Yeah, Im more content to believe that figure.
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Re: Say only good things about: WAR
« Reply #11 on: August 24, 2020, 10:24:36 AM »
Like A Song and Drowning Man are 2 of their best deep cuts.

Last tour without backing tracks.

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Re: Say only good things about: WAR
« Reply #12 on: August 24, 2020, 01:57:26 PM »
About 5 days ago I woke up with an urge to hear SBS.

When I got the chance to do so, I was treated to the sublime experience of listening to a U2 song with somewhat refreshed ears. It's a beautiful thing, guys.

I then listened to the rest of the album. It strikes a spot that should be physically impossible, the atomic overlap of a Venn diagram that should be two seperate circles, between RIGHTEOUSNESS and HUMILITY. It's angry and righteous as hell, those SBS drum parts a military boot stomping and kicking. Yet, "I don't get the answers right, I leave that to you." And then the punch again, "Is this love out of fashion, or is it the time of year? Are these words a distration to the words you want to hear?" BAM.

That's War. That's some mythic Dad grabbing you by the collar and giving you a hard shake - and you feel nothing but pure love from it because he was saving your damn life and roughly kissing your cheek.

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Re: Say only good things about: WAR
« Reply #13 on: August 24, 2020, 01:59:45 PM »
About 5 days ago I woke up with an urge to hear SBS.

When I got the chance to do so, I was treated to the sublime experience of listening to a U2 song with somewhat refreshed ears. It's a beautiful thing, guys.

I then listened to the rest of the album. It strikes a spot that should be physically impossible, the atomic overlap of a Venn diagram that should be two seperate circles, between RIGHTEOUSNESS and HUMILITY. It's angry and righteous as hell, those SBS drum parts a military boot stomping and kicking. Yet, "I don't get the answers right, I leave that to you." And then the punch again, "Is this love out of fashion, or is it the time of year? Are these words a distration to the words you want to hear?" BAM.

That's War. That's some mythic Dad grabbing you by the collar and giving you a hard shake - and you feel nothing but pure love from it because he was saving your damn life and roughly kissing your cheek.

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Re: Say only good things about: WAR
« Reply #14 on: August 24, 2020, 02:01:43 PM »
About 5 days ago I woke up with an urge to hear SBS.

When I got the chance to do so, I was treated to the sublime experience of listening to a U2 song with somewhat refreshed ears. It's a beautiful thing, guys.

I then listened to the rest of the album. It strikes a spot that should be physically impossible, the atomic overlap of a Venn diagram that should be two seperate circles, between RIGHTEOUSNESS and HUMILITY. It's angry and righteous as hell, those SBS drum parts a military boot stomping and kicking. Yet, "I don't get the answers right, I leave that to you." And then the punch again, "Is this love out of fashion, or is it the time of year? Are these words a distration to the words you want to hear?" BAM.

That's War. That's some mythic Dad grabbing you by the collar and giving you a hard shake - and you feel nothing but pure love from it because he was saving your damn life and roughly kissing your cheek.

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