Cringe moments on SOS

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Cringe moments on SOS
« on: March 22, 2023, 02:18:44 PM »
Not having a go.

All U2 albums this century have had cringe moments. And they are just 11 - 13 songs.

So with 40 re imagined songs there are going to be some. Mixed up with the good, bad & different.

For me - Streets, EBW, Desire & anything when Bono goes high pitch.

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Re: Cringe moments on SOS
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2023, 02:50:28 PM »
SOS is one huge cringe moment. Itís the sound of a band bored of the sound of their own voice.
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Re: Cringe moments on SOS
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2023, 02:50:44 PM »
The trumpets on RHMT.

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Re: Cringe moments on SOS
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2023, 09:06:09 PM »
"This is a song of surrender"

I know, it says that on the cover.

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Re: Cringe moments on SOS
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2023, 01:02:45 AM »
The trumpets on RHMT.

I thought the horns on Red Hill were one of the better moments on the album. At least it's something different then most of the other songs which were either piano ballads or acoustic.
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Re: Cringe moments on SOS
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2023, 01:54:19 AM »
The trumpets on RHMT.

I thought the horns on Red Hill were one of the better moments on the album. At least it's something different then most of the other songs which were either piano ballads or acoustic.
I am with you. I thought the trumpets were a highlight.


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Re: Cringe moments on SOS
« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2023, 01:55:06 AM »
The only one I donít care for is Edgeís voice on Heaven On Earth.  Sounds weird.
It was pointless.


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Re: Cringe moments on SOS
« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2023, 02:09:10 AM »
The trumpets on RHMT.

I thought the horns on Red Hill were one of the better moments on the album. At least it's something different then most of the other songs which were either piano ballads or acoustic.
I am with you. I thought the trumpets were a highlight.


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As an aside, I've always wanted the band to utilize horns in their music more.



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Re: Cringe moments on SOS
« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2023, 07:53:49 AM »
The trumpets on RHMT.

I thought the horns on Red Hill were one of the better moments on the album. At least it's something different then most of the other songs which were either piano ballads or acoustic.

Agree with SC here. And thatís where the missed opportunity lies with this album. More non-rock instruments would have been better I believe. More cello, for example.
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Re: Cringe moments on SOS
« Reply #9 on: March 23, 2023, 07:58:12 AM »
The trumpets on RHMT.

I thought the horns on Red Hill were one of the better moments on the album. At least it's something different then most of the other songs which were either piano ballads or acoustic.

Agree with SC here. And thatís where the missed opportunity lies with this album. More non-rock instruments would have been better I believe. More cello, for example.

Cello was my idea, Martin. Iíve said as such in a number of previous posts.
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Re: Cringe moments on SOS
« Reply #10 on: March 23, 2023, 08:09:46 AM »
The trumpets on RHMT.

I thought the horns on Red Hill were one of the better moments on the album. At least it's something different then most of the other songs which were either piano ballads or acoustic.

Agree with SC here. And thatís where the missed opportunity lies with this album. More non-rock instruments would have been better I believe. More cello, for example.

Cello was my idea, Martin. Iíve said as such in a number of previous posts.

We agree on something then.

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Re: Cringe moments on SOS
« Reply #11 on: March 23, 2023, 08:50:30 AM »
The attempt at high notes in 11 O'Clock Tick Tock. A shame, too, as I quite enjoy the rest of the song.
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Re: Cringe moments on SOS
« Reply #12 on: March 23, 2023, 09:23:11 AM »
The lyrical changes are largely unnecessary and do little to add anything to the songs.

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Re: Cringe moments on SOS
« Reply #13 on: March 23, 2023, 12:26:15 PM »
Altered song intros and lyrics.
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Re: Cringe moments on SOS
« Reply #14 on: March 23, 2023, 12:47:19 PM »
Yep, agreed on the lyrics changing. It just doesnít work. Could you imagine the Beatles going back to their early stuff and changing the lyrics to Ďshe loves youí for example. Iím sure they look back and think some of their lyrics are cringe, but itís how everyone remembers them. itís pointless trying to look smarter in your advancing years.

As Iíve said somewhere before, itís like painting a moustache on the Mona Lisa.