Live on the Old Grey Whistle Test 1981, 11 O’Clock Tick Tock

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The boys were 20 years old! Larry 19. Shared by U2 social media just now, it aired on BBC and has been remastered.

« Last Edit: August 29, 2020, 06:57:05 AM by The Edges Cat »
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: Live on the Old Grey Whistle Test 1981, 11 O’Clock Tick Tock
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2020, 07:42:16 AM »
Great stiff!
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Re: Live on the Old Grey Whistle Test 1981, 11 O’Clock Tick Tock
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2020, 12:29:40 PM »
Great stiff!

Is that you, Riffy's mum?  ;D

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Re: Live on the Old Grey Whistle Test 1981, 11 O’Clock Tick Tock
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2020, 12:45:15 PM »
Great stiff!

Is that you, Riffy's mum?  ;D
ohmygosh! No, and I sure did mis-type, didn't I? That's supposed to be "great stuff"... lmao
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Re: Live on the Old Grey Whistle Test 1981, 11 O’Clock Tick Tock
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2020, 06:47:55 PM »
To be young again.

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Re: Live on the Old Grey Whistle Test 1981, 11 O’Clock Tick Tock
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2020, 08:39:11 PM »
Brilliant this. Still one of my favorite songs!
What are we going to do now it's all been said.
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Re: Live on the Old Grey Whistle Test 1981, 11 O’Clock Tick Tock
« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2020, 09:30:12 PM »
So the missus in here knows a bit about my obsession with the band. We rarely talk about it, but sometimes (i.e rarely) I do raise the subject in conversations. I don’t know what prompted me to do this, but I just showed her this performance, telling her that they were younger in this video than what our son is today. She said Bono really “had” it, even at such a young age. Mentioned if was funny to see Edge without a beanie and that Larry looked 14. She also said she had never heard that song, which is untrue cause I clearly remember playing it from UABRS during a party in ‘84 and everybody was dancing to it, including her.  8)
First Chair. Last Call.

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Re: Live on the Old Grey Whistle Test 1981, 11 O’Clock Tick Tock
« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2020, 10:09:46 PM »
and that Larry looked 14.

Little known fact: Larry was aged 14 until he was 19.

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« Reply #8 on: August 30, 2020, 10:45:22 AM »
and that Larry looked 14.

Little known fact: Larry was aged 14 until he was 19.
And he was 19 until he was 40.
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Re: Live on the Old Grey Whistle Test 1981, 11 O’Clock Tick Tock
« Reply #9 on: August 30, 2020, 11:08:01 AM »
I've never liked the studio version of it all that much, but it's one of the best live songs in their catalog.

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Re: Live on the Old Grey Whistle Test 1981, 11 O’Clock Tick Tock
« Reply #10 on: September 07, 2020, 05:10:12 AM »
Worth a bump
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: Live on the Old Grey Whistle Test 1981, 11 O’Clock Tick Tock
« Reply #11 on: September 07, 2020, 05:13:54 AM »
They look (and sound) so fresh... I really like that version of the band.
A dangerous idea that almost makes sense...

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Re: Live on the Old Grey Whistle Test 1981, 11 O’Clock Tick Tock
« Reply #12 on: September 07, 2020, 02:24:45 PM »
They look (and sound) so fresh... I really like that version of the band.

I was wondering while watching last night if they’d be able to go back to this stripped down setup and make music the way they used to.

Brian Eno has this great thought in a documentary about him about how he would rather have a synthesizer with four good sound choices to work with rather than infinite choices.

The boys should watch their own video and embrace Eno’s idea.

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Re: Live on the Old Grey Whistle Test 1981, 11 O’Clock Tick Tock
« Reply #13 on: September 08, 2020, 03:22:37 AM »
They look (and sound) so fresh... I really like that version of the band.

I was wondering while watching last night if they’d be able to go back to this stripped down setup and make music the way they used to.

Brian Eno has this great thought in a documentary about him about how he would rather have a synthesizer with four good sound choices to work with rather than infinite choices.

The boys should watch their own video and embrace Eno’s idea.

I'm a huge believer in constraints as a creativity booster. I think that's what Eno was talking about.

Regarding that video, I think it's more about raw energy and the will to connect (from Bono).

Put today's U2 in the same situation and it might end up being boring, I'm afraid. First because they would probably pick up songs that lack this raw energy and second because Bono is more of a stand still/stare at the audience performer, now.
A dangerous idea that almost makes sense...

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Re: Live on the Old Grey Whistle Test 1981, 11 O’Clock Tick Tock
« Reply #14 on: September 08, 2020, 09:53:08 AM »
Yeah, how dare he not stay 21 forever.

I really miss the dandruff scratch, though.