U2 & Robbie Robertson

  • 15 Replies
  • 545 Views
*

So Cruel

  • Status: Experienced Mofo
  • *****
  • 7157
  • It ain't no sin to be glad you're alive
U2 & Robbie Robertson
« on: August 09, 2023, 09:23:42 PM »
In honour of the passing of the great Canadian writer/musician Robbie Robertson I’m posting his awesome collaboration with U2

RIP

Talk U2 2023 Awards

WINNER - THE ADAM CLAYTON WHO WOULD YOU LIKE TO GO ON A BENDER WITH AWARD

WINNER - THE DAVID LEE ROTH BEST USE OF A MEME/GIF AWARD

*

This Dave

  • Status: Experienced Mofo
  • *****
  • 1747
Re: U2 & Robbie Robertson
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2023, 09:31:02 PM »
In honour of the passing of the great Canadian writer/musician Robbie Robertson I’m posting his awesome collaboration with U2

RIP


Bono was such a force of nature on this.

*

The Exile

  • Status: Experienced Mofo
  • *****
  • 2542
  • The public enemy don't mean shit to Chuck D.
Re: U2 & Robbie Robertson
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2023, 09:46:21 PM »
The whole album is fire, and SFOL highlights Bono at the height of his vocal power. RIP to Robbie.
Listen as Hope and Peace try to rhyme,
Listen over marching bands playing out their time.

*

THRILLHO

  • Status: Experienced Mofo
  • *****
  • 2742
Re: U2 & Robbie Robertson
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2023, 10:17:57 PM »
The whole album is fire, and SFOL highlights Bono at the height of his vocal power. RIP to Robbie.

SFOL made its way into my R&H 2.0 playlist

*

The Exile

  • Status: Experienced Mofo
  • *****
  • 2542
  • The public enemy don't mean shit to Chuck D.
Re: U2 & Robbie Robertson
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2023, 10:21:10 PM »
The whole album is fire, and SFOL highlights Bono at the height of his vocal power. RIP to Robbie.

SFOL made its way into my R&H 2.0 playlist
Kevin-ross GIFs - Get the best GIF on GIPHY
Listen as Hope and Peace try to rhyme,
Listen over marching bands playing out their time.

*

THRILLHO

  • Status: Experienced Mofo
  • *****
  • 2742
Re: U2 & Robbie Robertson
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2023, 11:49:58 PM »
from the RR self titled album page on wikipedia....

Bono – vocals, bass on track 4; backing vocal and guitar on track 9....

wtf?

*

MPare1966

  • *
  • 19171
  • Trying to throw my arms around the world
Re: U2 & Robbie Robertson
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2023, 12:10:07 AM »
from the RR self titled album page on wikipedia....

Bono – vocals, bass on track 4; backing vocal and guitar on track 9....

wtf?

Says the same on Bono’s Wiki page

“  On Robbie Robertson's 1987 eponymous album, he played bass guitar and sang. ”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bono#Collaborations

The plot thickens.
First Chair. Last Call.
©1966-2024
Presented by Vandelay Industries.
Management: Pendant Publishing.
All rights reserved.
Void where prohibited.
The information contained in this site is provided on an "as is" basis with no guarantees of completeness, accuracy, and usefulness.
Your mileage may vary.

*

So Cruel

  • Status: Experienced Mofo
  • *****
  • 7157
  • It ain't no sin to be glad you're alive
Re: U2 & Robbie Robertson
« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2023, 07:33:35 PM »
Daniel Lanois on how Robertson and U2 became involved with each other.

I’ll take credit for introducing Robbie to U2. Prior to when I brought up the idea, they were very interested. They were still kids, really, and thought of Robbie as a great songwriter. U2 were not intimidated. There’s nothing that can intimidate them. But they thought, well, it might be nice to have a master in our studio here. They weren’t trying to write songs with him or anything, but just to be around him and learn by osmosis. We were bashing that song out [“Sweet Fire of Love”] for 20 minutes, all live. Larry [Mullen Jr.] really delivered on the drums. It was a very sweaty jam. We were looking for the magic moment and we wanted to make sure that the performance had a chance to blossom.


https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-features/robbie-robertson-daniel-lanois-solo-debut-1234804556/amp/
Talk U2 2023 Awards

WINNER - THE ADAM CLAYTON WHO WOULD YOU LIKE TO GO ON A BENDER WITH AWARD

WINNER - THE DAVID LEE ROTH BEST USE OF A MEME/GIF AWARD

*

Codeguy

  • *
  • 17605
  • (He, His, Him, Romeo not Juliette, that fucker)
Re: U2 & Robbie Robertson
« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2023, 03:08:27 PM »
Can’t picture Bono on bass at all


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
-------

Too tall to be a despot

*

laoghaire

  • Status: Experienced Mofo
  • *****
  • 8799
Re: U2 & Robbie Robertson
« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2023, 03:31:30 PM »
Especially on the recording of a competent musician.

Maybe he was just standing there during the take, accidentally stepped into a bass propped up behind him, and you could hear something if you listened at just the right spot. Voila, bass credit.

*

Pride

  • Status: Experienced Mofo
  • *****
  • 2774
  • The dream is over
Re: U2 & Robbie Robertson
« Reply #10 on: August 11, 2023, 05:26:57 PM »
If Bono can do some guitar on stage I'd imagine he could do the most basic, root-note, 4/4 bass playing. But on Wikipedia it looks like Adam is also doing bass for Sweet Fire Of Love? Must be rhythm bass and lead bass  ???.
In the drift we've come, in the drift we go

*

Smee

  • *
  • 3027
  • Howdy
Re: U2 & Robbie Robertson
« Reply #11 on: August 12, 2023, 02:43:46 PM »
Can’t picture Bono on bass at all


There is a small part in The Unforgetable Fire Docu, where you see Bono playing Bass
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

*

laoghaire

  • Status: Experienced Mofo
  • *****
  • 8799
Re: U2 & Robbie Robertson
« Reply #12 on: August 12, 2023, 03:29:58 PM »
If Bono can do some guitar on stage

So you’re suggesting he may have been playing an unplugged bass?

Yeah, could be.

*

Soloyan

  • Status: Experienced Mofo
  • *****
  • 4979
  • I'm not sleeping
    • GREG LEMOND FANS
Re: U2 & Robbie Robertson
« Reply #13 on: August 12, 2023, 06:38:13 PM »
Bono has always been playing guitar until his bike accident.

It’s very not too far fetched to imagine someone who plays guitar play bass…
A dangerous idea that almost makes sense...

*

THRILLHO

  • Status: Experienced Mofo
  • *****
  • 2742
Re: U2 & Robbie Robertson
« Reply #14 on: August 14, 2023, 06:16:18 PM »
Bono has always been playing guitar until his bike accident.

It’s very not too far fetched to imagine someone who plays guitar play bass…

right. but where else have you seen it mentioned he played a BASS? thats news.