U2ís songwriting process

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U2ís songwriting process
« on: July 13, 2023, 03:58:59 PM »
I was rewatching this :

https://youtu.be/j-atpUWfv5o

I think itís the best document about U2 writing a song during a jam.
In my opinion it shows how it made them unique, their dynamic as a 4 piece.

When was the last time they indulged in that process ? The Fez sessions for NLOTH ?

Reading Larryís interview from last year, it seems like those days are long gone.

Now, I understand the process is probably long and frustrating but it made U2 what they were. The sooner they realize thatÖ
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Re: U2ís songwriting process
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2023, 04:20:38 PM »
Yup. What made them great took a lot of time/work.

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Re: U2ís songwriting process
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2023, 08:58:29 PM »
I was rewatching this :

https://youtu.be/j-atpUWfv5o

I think itís the best document about U2 writing a song during a jam.
In my opinion it shows how it made them unique, their dynamic as a 4 piece.

When was the last time they indulged in that process ? The Fez sessions for NLOTH ?

Reading Larryís interview from last year, it seems like those days are long gone.

Now, I understand the process is probably long and frustrating but it made U2 what they were. The sooner they realize thatÖ

There was some of that for sure in Fez. The last time I am aware of that they were all in a studio at the same time to record an album was Electric Ladyland.

I know Iím a broken record, but forget being collaborative on the songwriting, Iím not even sure how much of the playing itself on an album is actually Larry and Adam (but especially Larry).

What a sad state of affairs. But at least they got what they wanted out of it and dominated the charts again.

Oh wait.

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« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2023, 03:56:23 AM »
I adore that clip.  You can feel the urgency and excitement in the room.

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Re: U2ís songwriting process
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2023, 08:29:03 AM »
I could literally sit and watch hours and hours of vid, of how u2 songs come together. I find the whole process fascinating.
Metallica used to make movies of their recording processes and all that went on in the background. Again, fascinating to me
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« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2023, 12:02:26 AM »
I could literally sit and watch hours and hours of vid, of how u2 songs come together. I find the whole process fascinating.
Metallica used to make movies of their recording processes and all that went on in the background. Again, fascinating to me

They must have hours and hours of audio like the clip above of them writing other songs, especially from Achtung Baby.  I would love to see them recreate these moments in the U2 miniseries or a movie or something.

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Re: U2ís songwriting process
« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2023, 11:22:07 AM »
I think that's why they don't sound like U2 anymore is because it's more like Adam and Larry playing on some artist's track. The artist just happens to be Bono or Edge.

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Re: U2ís songwriting process
« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2023, 12:24:05 PM »
I could literally sit and watch hours and hours of vid, of how u2 songs come together. I find the whole process fascinating.
Metallica used to make movies of their recording processes and all that went on in the background. Again, fascinating to me

They must have hours and hours of audio like the clip above of them writing other songs, especially from Achtung Baby.  I would love to see them recreate these moments in the U2 miniseries or a movie or something.

Iíve read multiple times over the years that they filmed everything they did, constantly. There has to be so much interesting footage (and Iím sure plenty of sitting around).