October / Worst: Best, Worst, Underrated

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October / Worst: Best, Worst, Underrated
« on: March 23, 2024, 07:33:29 PM »
March is the cruelest month.

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Re: October / Worst: Best, Worst, Underrated
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2024, 07:34:25 PM »
Easy vote for me, Fire is the slam dunk worst on the album.

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Re: October / Worst: Best, Worst, Underrated
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2024, 07:53:46 PM »
With a Shout (Jerusalem). A strong contender for worst U2 song for me.

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Re: October / Worst: Best, Worst, Underrated
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2024, 08:06:47 PM »
Easy vote for me, Fire is the slam dunk worst on the album.

We agree once again, but it wasn't as easy of a choice for me. I actually do enjoy Fire, along with every song on October. But something had to be worst.

Saturday Night is the better version anyway.
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Re: October / Worst: Best, Worst, Underrated
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2024, 08:28:18 PM »
I Fall Down. I never understood the disdain for Fire.  :-\
Listen as Hope and Peace try to rhyme,
Listen over marching bands playing out their time.

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Re: October / Worst: Best, Worst, Underrated
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2024, 09:17:41 AM »
I can’t say anything negative about October
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Re: October / Worst: Best, Worst, Underrated
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2024, 09:18:28 AM »
But, if pushed, I’d say ITA is the ‘weakest’ song on the album
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Re: October / Worst: Best, Worst, Underrated
« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2024, 09:52:01 AM »
But, if pushed, I’d say ITA is the ‘weakest’ song on the album

I’m pushing. So please vote.
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Re: October / Worst: Best, Worst, Underrated
« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2024, 11:36:39 AM »
But, if pushed, I’d say ITA is the ‘weakest’ song on the album

I’m pushing. So please vote.

I have now voted. However, I hate to be pedantic, but I really must address the wording of the OP’s question.

By using the term, ‘worst’, it implies there is a song on October which is poor. It also implies there is a continuum from ‘least worst’ to ‘worst’.

None of these options represent my true feelings, which are that October is a work of great beauty, from top to bottom.
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Re: October / Worst: Best, Worst, Underrated
« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2024, 11:45:47 AM »
Take it up with Zero.

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Re: October / Worst: Best, Worst, Underrated
« Reply #10 on: March 24, 2024, 05:42:09 PM »
Nothing I really dislike on this album. I voted « Is That All » because it sounds sketchy to my ears, that’s all.
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Re: October / Worst: Best, Worst, Underrated
« Reply #11 on: March 26, 2024, 06:04:05 PM »
It is Fire for me. I just dont enjoy the tune as all the others on the album. That simple
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

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Re: October / Worst: Best, Worst, Underrated
« Reply #12 on: March 27, 2024, 03:58:04 AM »
It is Fire for me. I just dont enjoy the tune as all the others on the album. That simple
I don’t think Fire aged too well, but there was a short period of time during my teens when I was obsessed with the song. It has to do with the production. I love the production on this. Typically something no one other than U2 + Lillywhite could have done successfully.

I also like the fact that there was this secret snippet at the end of the Boy LP (when the song was still called Saturday Night). It gives the song an extra edge (no pun intended).
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