Bono & Edge Tiny Desk

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Bono & Edge Tiny Desk
« on: February 18, 2023, 07:28:08 PM »
Not sure this has been covered on here and a little surprised it hasn't been if not...

Bono and Edge this week recorded a set at the NPR Tiny Desk.

The series on NPR Music started in 2008, and sees performers appearing at the desk of All Things Considered host, Bob Boilen. More information on the series can be found here:

https://www.npr.org/series/tiny-desk-concerts/

I am a fan of these - some belting artists have done them including The Smile recently.

Here is the report of the Bono & Edge performance:

https://www.u2songs.com/shows/2023_02_13_bono_edge_national_public_radio_headquarters_washington_dc

Performance will show up on youtube on this channel at some point pretty soon....

https://m.youtube.com/@nprmusic/videos

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Re: Bono & Edge Tiny Desk
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2023, 07:48:04 PM »
Found some pics online

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Re: Bono & Edge Tiny Desk
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2023, 10:16:57 PM »
I’m a fan of the Indigo Girls, and they just did a Tiny Desk. They are a duo, and one of them (Amy) still sounds pretty good vocally, but the other (Emily) is not as good as in the past, or maybe it was just not a good day. They both still play guitar like bosses obviously.

I just post this just thinking how voices do go at some point (usually).

I saw Billy Corgan’s Tiny Desk, was it a year or two ago, I forgot. His voice has changed a little but still sounds solid. He’s still an asshole as well, good job Billy.

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Re: Bono & Edge Tiny Desk
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2023, 04:44:26 AM »
Lots of Tiny Desk shows are really good. I hope they did the place justice.
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Re: Bono & Edge Tiny Desk
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2023, 06:39:22 AM »
I've had a rethink - unless 120,000 people attended this and the desk was absolutely fucking massive - it is shite.
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Re: Bono & Edge Tiny Desk
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2023, 08:58:36 AM »
120,000 people!  OMG could you imagine how amazing the atmosphere would be?
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Re: Bono & Edge Tiny Desk
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2023, 09:42:13 AM »
I've had a rethink - unless 120,000 people attended this and the desk was absolutely fucking massive - it is shite.
There might be 120 000 books for all we know…
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Re: Bono & Edge Tiny Desk
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Re: Bono & Edge Tiny Desk
« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2023, 10:31:41 AM »
I bet he kicked them after the pic was taken.

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Re: Bono & Edge Tiny Desk
« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2023, 11:01:58 AM »
Lots of Tiny Desk shows are really good. I hope they did the place justice.

Thing is most of them still feature full bands and percussion, guitar, bass.....so from a playing together in time with no click tracks blah blah blah as a band in  a very small space - it is a real test of ability.

Looks like this is just Edge playing acoustic guitar and Bono singing - although I believe a choir is involved too at some point.

One of the best IMO was Big Thief.

"Masterpiece" here is superb....as is "Paul"

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Re: Bono & Edge Tiny Desk
« Reply #10 on: February 19, 2023, 11:18:14 AM »
Another one of my favourire from series:

6.30 onwards in below video "Off You" one of my favourite songs of all time.

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Re: Bono & Edge Tiny Desk
« Reply #11 on: February 19, 2023, 11:34:14 AM »
Rumor is that Bono told Edge to turn his guitar down.

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Re: Bono & Edge Tiny Desk
« Reply #12 on: February 19, 2023, 11:55:38 AM »

This one is really good, especially the third song.

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Re: Bono & Edge Tiny Desk
« Reply #13 on: February 19, 2023, 12:10:55 PM »
"Seventeen" always makes the hairs on the back of my neck stand up!

8.22 onwards in this vid...
Love it, absolutely love it.

Give it a watch from 8.22

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