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interesting audio interview with Adam 1985
« on: January 12, 2024, 02:24:40 PM »
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This interview with U2 bassist Adam Clayton was recorded for the Inside Track with Lisa Robinson radio show. At the time of the interview in March of 1985, U2 was in the fourth leg of The Unforgettable Fire tour.

Adam proves himself to be a refreshing subject by stating his distaste for performing a few of U2's early classics. In addition, he gives his opinion on most of the songs from the 1983 album, War. Although the conversation steers away from the group's then-current album and tour (check out this interview with Bono to hear more about that), Adam's remark about U2's musical direction coming in three album cycles has essentially remained true to this day.

00:00 - Reputation as the bad boy of U2
01:28 - Expectations for group at its formation
02:50 - Unlike other groups who abuse their stature, U2 has remained grounded
04:23 - Why he is the least recognized member of the band
05:46 - Role as bass player
06:59 - Likes and dislikes of U2's musical direction
07:37 - The Unforgettable Fire as the start of a new trilogy of albums
08:30 - The War album and tour experience
09:38 - Opinion of playing "Sunday Bloody Sunday" live

https://www.wolfgangs.com/music/adam-clayton/audio/20049750-11895.html?tid=4748701
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Re: interesting audio interview with Adam 1985
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2024, 06:54:46 PM »
Liner Notes
This interview with U2 bassist Adam Clayton was recorded for the Inside Track with Lisa Robinson radio show. At the time of the interview in March of 1985, U2 was in the fourth leg of The Unforgettable Fire tour.

Adam proves himself to be a refreshing subject by stating his distaste for performing a few of U2's early classics. In addition, he gives his opinion on most of the songs from the 1983 album, War. Although the conversation steers away from the group's then-current album and tour (check out this interview with Bono to hear more about that), Adam's remark about U2's musical direction coming in three album cycles has essentially remained true to this day.

00:00 - Reputation as the bad boy of U2
01:28 - Expectations for group at its formation
02:50 - Unlike other groups who abuse their stature, U2 has remained grounded
04:23 - Why he is the least recognized member of the band
05:46 - Role as bass player
06:59 - Likes and dislikes of U2's musical direction
07:37 - The Unforgettable Fire as the start of a new trilogy of albums
08:30 - The War album and tour experience
09:38 - Opinion of playing "Sunday Bloody Sunday" live

https://www.wolfgangs.com/music/adam-clayton/audio/20049750-11895.html?tid=4748701

Thanks! Cool interview. Adams right, Drowning Man is definitely a classic. They still have yet to play it live, although they rehearsed it on the 360 tour.

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Re: interesting audio interview with Adam 1985
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2024, 07:10:54 PM »
Liner Notes
This interview with U2 bassist Adam Clayton was recorded for the Inside Track with Lisa Robinson radio show. At the time of the interview in March of 1985, U2 was in the fourth leg of The Unforgettable Fire tour.

Adam proves himself to be a refreshing subject by stating his distaste for performing a few of U2's early classics. In addition, he gives his opinion on most of the songs from the 1983 album, War. Although the conversation steers away from the group's then-current album and tour (check out this interview with Bono to hear more about that), Adam's remark about U2's musical direction coming in three album cycles has essentially remained true to this day.

00:00 - Reputation as the bad boy of U2
01:28 - Expectations for group at its formation
02:50 - Unlike other groups who abuse their stature, U2 has remained grounded
04:23 - Why he is the least recognized member of the band
05:46 - Role as bass player
06:59 - Likes and dislikes of U2's musical direction
07:37 - The Unforgettable Fire as the start of a new trilogy of albums
08:30 - The War album and tour experience
09:38 - Opinion of playing "Sunday Bloody Sunday" live

https://www.wolfgangs.com/music/adam-clayton/audio/20049750-11895.html?tid=4748701

Thanks! Cool interview. Adams right, Drowning Man is definitely a classic. They still have yet to play it live, although they rehearsed it on the 360 tour.

Arguably the masterpiece on WAR.
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Re: interesting audio interview with Adam 1985
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2024, 03:44:45 AM »
Liner Notes
This interview with U2 bassist Adam Clayton was recorded for the Inside Track with Lisa Robinson radio show. At the time of the interview in March of 1985, U2 was in the fourth leg of The Unforgettable Fire tour.

Adam proves himself to be a refreshing subject by stating his distaste for performing a few of U2's early classics. In addition, he gives his opinion on most of the songs from the 1983 album, War. Although the conversation steers away from the group's then-current album and tour (check out this interview with Bono to hear more about that), Adam's remark about U2's musical direction coming in three album cycles has essentially remained true to this day.

00:00 - Reputation as the bad boy of U2
01:28 - Expectations for group at its formation
02:50 - Unlike other groups who abuse their stature, U2 has remained grounded
04:23 - Why he is the least recognized member of the band
05:46 - Role as bass player
06:59 - Likes and dislikes of U2's musical direction
07:37 - The Unforgettable Fire as the start of a new trilogy of albums
08:30 - The War album and tour experience
09:38 - Opinion of playing "Sunday Bloody Sunday" live

https://www.wolfgangs.com/music/adam-clayton/audio/20049750-11895.html?tid=4748701

Thanks! Cool interview. Adams right, Drowning Man is definitely a classic. They still have yet to play it live, although they rehearsed it on the 360 tour.

Arguably the masterpiece on WAR.

I agree.
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Re: interesting audio interview with Adam 1985
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2024, 03:08:52 PM »
Drowning Man is definitely a classic. They still have yet to play it live, although they rehearsed it on the 360 tour.

It sounded really good, too!
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Re: interesting audio interview with Adam 1985
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2024, 06:23:19 PM »
Cool interview with refreshing honesty. It's interesting to me that he disliked Sunday Bloody Sunday because of its lack of subtlety. I also like the way he insists that U2 is a rock band. Unfortunately its also in pretty stark contrast to the band today.

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Re: interesting audio interview with Adam 1985
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2024, 07:37:34 AM »
Cool interview with refreshing honesty. It's interesting to me that he disliked Sunday Bloody Sunday because of its lack of subtlety. I also like the way he insists that U2 is a rock band. Unfortunately its also in pretty stark contrast to the band today.

I agree with Adam.

SBS is a horribly clumsy song. NYD was a much better single, in my view.
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Re: interesting audio interview with Adam 1985
« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2024, 08:19:43 AM »
Cool interview with refreshing honesty. It's interesting to me that he disliked Sunday Bloody Sunday because of its lack of subtlety. I also like the way he insists that U2 is a rock band. Unfortunately its also in pretty stark contrast to the band today.

I agree with Adam.

SBS is a horribly clumsy song. NYD was a much better single, in my view.

Technically, SBS was not a single.

Also, SBS is legendary.
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Re: interesting audio interview with Adam 1985
« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2024, 09:47:34 AM »
Cool interview with refreshing honesty. It's interesting to me that he disliked Sunday Bloody Sunday because of its lack of subtlety. I also like the way he insists that U2 is a rock band. Unfortunately its also in pretty stark contrast to the band today.

I agree with Adam.

SBS is a horribly clumsy song. NYD was a much better single, in my view.

Technically, SBS was not a single.

Also, SBS is legendary.

Incorrect.

SBS was the third single released from War, albeit in limited territories.

Also, SBS was a clumsy and naive attempt to comment on a complex issue.
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Re: interesting audio interview with Adam 1985
« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2024, 10:21:15 AM »
Cool interview with refreshing honesty. It's interesting to me that he disliked Sunday Bloody Sunday because of its lack of subtlety. I also like the way he insists that U2 is a rock band. Unfortunately its also in pretty stark contrast to the band today.

I agree with Adam.

SBS is a horribly clumsy song. NYD was a much better single, in my view.

Technically, SBS was not a single.

Also, SBS is legendary.

Incorrect.

SBS was the third single released from War, albeit in limited territories.

Also, SBS was a clumsy and naive attempt to comment on a complex issue.

Just 4 territories. Very limited.

Still a legendary and iconic song in their catalog.
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Re: interesting audio interview with Adam 1985
« Reply #10 on: January 14, 2024, 11:00:07 AM »
Cool interview with refreshing honesty. It's interesting to me that he disliked Sunday Bloody Sunday because of its lack of subtlety. I also like the way he insists that U2 is a rock band. Unfortunately its also in pretty stark contrast to the band today.

I agree with Adam.

SBS is a horribly clumsy song. NYD was a much better single, in my view.

Technically, SBS was not a single.

Also, SBS is legendary.

Incorrect.

SBS was the third single released from War, albeit in limited territories.

Also, SBS was a clumsy and naive attempt to comment on a complex issue.

Just 4 territories. Very limited.

Still a legendary and iconic song in their catalog.

Technically still a single then, I知 sure you値l agree.
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Re: interesting audio interview with Adam 1985
« Reply #11 on: January 14, 2024, 11:43:25 AM »
Cool interview with refreshing honesty. It's interesting to me that he disliked Sunday Bloody Sunday because of its lack of subtlety. I also like the way he insists that U2 is a rock band. Unfortunately its also in pretty stark contrast to the band today.

I agree with Adam.

SBS is a horribly clumsy song. NYD was a much better single, in my view.

Technically, SBS was not a single.

Also, SBS is legendary.

Incorrect.

SBS was the third single released from War, albeit in limited territories.

Also, SBS was a clumsy and naive attempt to comment on a complex issue.

Just 4 territories. Very limited.

Still a legendary and iconic song in their catalog.

Technically still a single then, I知 sure you値l agree.

I値l agree if you agree that OS1 by Passengers is not a U2 album.  :P
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Re: interesting audio interview with Adam 1985
« Reply #12 on: January 14, 2024, 01:14:49 PM »
Cool interview with refreshing honesty. It's interesting to me that he disliked Sunday Bloody Sunday because of its lack of subtlety. I also like the way he insists that U2 is a rock band. Unfortunately its also in pretty stark contrast to the band today.

I agree with Adam.

SBS is a horribly clumsy song. NYD was a much better single, in my view.

Technically, SBS was not a single.

Also, SBS is legendary.

Incorrect.

SBS was the third single released from War, albeit in limited territories.

Also, SBS was a clumsy and naive attempt to comment on a complex issue.

Just 4 territories. Very limited.

Still a legendary and iconic song in their catalog.

Technically still a single then, I知 sure you値l agree.

I値l agree if you agree that OS1 by Passengers is not a U2 album.  :P

Think of it this way: the same 4 members who wrote, recorded and released SBS also wrote, recorded and released OS1  ???
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Re: interesting audio interview with Adam 1985
« Reply #13 on: January 14, 2024, 01:18:38 PM »
Cool interview with refreshing honesty. It's interesting to me that he disliked Sunday Bloody Sunday because of its lack of subtlety. I also like the way he insists that U2 is a rock band. Unfortunately its also in pretty stark contrast to the band today.

I agree with Adam.

SBS is a horribly clumsy song. NYD was a much better single, in my view.

Technically, SBS was not a single.

Also, SBS is legendary.

Incorrect.

SBS was the third single released from War, albeit in limited territories.

Also, SBS was a clumsy and naive attempt to comment on a complex issue.

Just 4 territories. Very limited.

Still a legendary and iconic song in their catalog.

Technically still a single then, I知 sure you値l agree.

I値l agree if you agree that OS1 by Passengers is not a U2 album.  :P

Think of it this way: the same 4 members who wrote, recorded and released SBS also wrote, recorded and released OS1  ???

*the single, SBS
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Re: interesting audio interview with Adam 1985
« Reply #14 on: January 14, 2024, 01:20:17 PM »
Cool interview with refreshing honesty. It's interesting to me that he disliked Sunday Bloody Sunday because of its lack of subtlety. I also like the way he insists that U2 is a rock band. Unfortunately its also in pretty stark contrast to the band today.

I agree with Adam.

SBS is a horribly clumsy song. NYD was a much better single, in my view.

Technically, SBS was not a single.

Also, SBS is legendary.

Incorrect.

SBS was the third single released from War, albeit in limited territories.

Also, SBS was a clumsy and naive attempt to comment on a complex issue.

Just 4 territories. Very limited.

Still a legendary and iconic song in their catalog.

Technically still a single then, I知 sure you値l agree.

I値l agree if you agree that OS1 by Passengers is not a U2 album.  :P

Think of it this way: the same 4 members who wrote, recorded and released SBS also wrote, recorded and released OS1  ???

The leader and mastermind behind OS1 is nowhere to be seen on SBS.
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