7 years obsessed with one riff

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7 years obsessed with one riff
« on: February 17, 2021, 01:44:58 PM »
2010: Glastonbury
2014: Volcano
2017: American Soul

Sad commentary On a band that released so much in a 7 year period of 1984-1991

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Re: 7 years obsessed with one riff
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2021, 08:26:06 PM »
They got a bit lazy at the turn of the century
“I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee”
Hebrews 13:5

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Re: 7 years obsessed with one riff
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2021, 08:50:16 PM »
They got a bit lazy at the turn of the century

This is quite the understatement.

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Re: 7 years obsessed with one riff
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2021, 11:43:37 PM »
It's not even a good riff.

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Re: 7 years obsessed with one riff
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2021, 09:31:11 AM »
It's not even a good riff.

This does, however, show progress; Glastonbury was shite, Volcano was even more shiite but then they managed a half decent tune with American Soul, refujesus notwithstanding.

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Re: 7 years obsessed with one riff
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2021, 10:24:33 AM »
It's not even a good riff.

This does, however, show progress; Glastonbury was shite, Volcano was even more shiite but then they managed a half decent tune with American Soul, refujesus notwithstanding.

Mimi LaBonq

The problem with AS is the lyrics

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Re: 7 years obsessed with one riff
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2021, 10:29:38 AM »
It's not even a good riff.

This does, however, show progress; Glastonbury was shite, Volcano was even more shiite but then they managed a half decent tune with American Soul, refujesus notwithstanding.

Mimi LaBonq

The problem with AS is the lyrics

I’ll take

You are rock and roll
You and I are rock and roll
You are rock and roll
Came here looking for American Soul

Over

Volcano, you don't wanna, you don't wanna know
Volcano
Something in you must to blow
Volcano

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Re: 7 years obsessed with one riff
« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2021, 10:45:54 AM »
It's not even a good riff.

This does, however, show progress; Glastonbury was shite, Volcano was even more shiite but then they managed a half decent tune with American Soul, refujesus notwithstanding.

Mimi LaBonq

The problem with AS is the lyrics

I’ll take

You are rock and roll
You and I are rock and roll
You are rock and roll
Came here looking for American Soul

Over

Volcano, you don't wanna, you don't wanna know
Volcano
Something in you must to blow
Volcano

Mimi LaBonq

I look at it like this;

Glastonbury was kinda shit

Volcano was bigtime SHIT

American Soul is

“I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee”
Hebrews 13:5

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Re: 7 years obsessed with one riff
« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2021, 10:55:28 AM »
American Soul....


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Re: 7 years obsessed with one riff
« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2021, 10:59:50 AM »

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Re: 7 years obsessed with one riff
« Reply #10 on: February 18, 2021, 11:31:04 AM »
Can’t understand the hate myself. The lyrics are a bit shit but musically it’s far superior to vol-fucking-cano.

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Re: 7 years obsessed with one riff
« Reply #11 on: February 21, 2021, 10:14:20 AM »
Volcano is decent, the others are forgettable tho. Its not only this songs they have been guilty of regurgitating. SFS and 13 are based around the some chorus. To my Ear, GOOYOW is just a rejig of Beautiful Day.
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: 7 years obsessed with one riff
« Reply #12 on: February 21, 2021, 11:42:14 AM »
This creative process is nothing new for U2.

Start this video at 19:15

https://youtu.be/dv-rK8hrWtk

This demo gave birth to 3 different songs : The Fly, Ultra Violet and Lady with the spinning head.

The goal is to exploit an idea and realize its potential.  Sometimes it works, sometimes... less so.
A dangerous idea that almost makes sense...

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Re: 7 years obsessed with one riff
« Reply #13 on: February 21, 2021, 11:57:17 AM »
GOOYOW and Beautiful Day are hopelessly populist shite.

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Re: 7 years obsessed with one riff
« Reply #14 on: February 22, 2021, 09:52:18 AM »
GOOYOW and Beautiful Day are hopelessly populist shite.

Mimi

I can listen to them songs, if they were being played, but would rather listen to most other u2 tunes ahead of them. Al not lie, there was a period, a few weeks back, where i couldnt get GOOYOW out of my head, for some strange reason.
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