U2 at The BBC Videos

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U2 at The BBC Videos
« on: December 28, 2017, 08:30:04 AM »
Don't know if these are new but here you go:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUk55dtcHc8&feature=youtu.be
« Last Edit: December 28, 2017, 08:34:07 AM by an tha »

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Re: U2 at The BBC Videos
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2017, 08:43:45 AM »
Just beautiful...

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Re: U2 at The BBC Videos
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2017, 09:12:32 AM »
Thanks An Tha.

Best Thing works well in this style.
Hold on, people! The man's talking about waste management. That affects the whole damn planet.

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Re: U2 at The BBC Videos
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2017, 09:23:10 AM »
Best thing was the most impressive use of the orchestra to me. I felt like it was a full on Disney orchestra.

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Re: U2 at The BBC Videos
« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2017, 09:23:18 AM »
Thanks An Tha.

Best Thing works well in this style.

I don't like the song but i can stomach it when it just sticks to being one thing....the album version is a mess and mish mash of styles it is schizophrenic IMO....it is like they tried to cram every u2 sound idea they have ever had into one song and the song suffers badly for it.

I said it before that i bet there is at least half a dozen decent versions of the song that got killed/crowbarred into the mess that is the album version and that is a shame.

Unsurprisingly this more mature version of the song is better than the eaten too many blue smarties 'look at us please pop kids' mess that is the album version.
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Re: U2 at The BBC Videos
« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2017, 09:50:54 AM »
I LOVE the album version...it makes me dance around my living room!

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Re: U2 at The BBC Videos
« Reply #8 on: December 28, 2017, 09:53:45 AM »
I LOVE the album version...it makes me dance around my living room!

So does stubbing your toe on the table leg.


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Re: U2 at The BBC Videos
« Reply #9 on: December 28, 2017, 09:56:41 AM »
I LOVE the album version...it makes me dance around my living room!

So does stubbing your toe on the table leg.
That would be a little less joyful...

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Re: U2 at The BBC Videos
« Reply #10 on: December 28, 2017, 02:59:09 PM »
Thanks An Tha.

Best Thing works well in this style.

I don't like the song but i can stomach it when it just sticks to being one thing....the album version is a mess and mish mash of styles it is schizophrenic IMO....it is like they tried to cram every u2 sound idea they have ever had into one song and the song suffers badly for it.

I said it before that i bet there is at least half a dozen decent versions of the song that got killed/crowbarred into the mess that is the album version and that is a shame.

Unsurprisingly this more mature version of the song is better than the eaten too many blue smarties 'look at us please pop kids' mess that is the album version.
I just don't like this song at all. One thing that kills it for me is the wimpy guitar solo/break.
Hey, hey, sha la la

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Re: U2 at The BBC Videos
« Reply #11 on: December 28, 2017, 03:02:45 PM »
Thanks An Tha.

Best Thing works well in this style.

I don't like the song but i can stomach it when it just sticks to being one thing....the album version is a mess and mish mash of styles it is schizophrenic IMO....it is like they tried to cram every u2 sound idea they have ever had into one song and the song suffers badly for it.

I said it before that i bet there is at least half a dozen decent versions of the song that got killed/crowbarred into the mess that is the album version and that is a shame.

Unsurprisingly this more mature version of the song is better than the eaten too many blue smarties 'look at us please pop kids' mess that is the album version.
I just don't like this song at all. One thing that kills it for me is the wimpy guitar solo/break.

I honestly think that without the million different tricks being tried and the desperate attempts at being 'relevant' that there are the bones of a decent song....sadly they buried that decent song under all that stuff.

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Re: U2 at The BBC Videos
« Reply #12 on: December 28, 2017, 04:14:19 PM »
Thanks for sharing.

All three are improved.
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Re: U2 at The BBC Videos
« Reply #13 on: December 28, 2017, 04:17:21 PM »
Thanks An Tha.

Best Thing works well in this style.

I don't like the song but i can stomach it when it just sticks to being one thing....the album version is a mess and mish mash of styles it is schizophrenic IMO....it is like they tried to cram every u2 sound idea they have ever had into one song and the song suffers badly for it.

I said it before that i bet there is at least half a dozen decent versions of the song that got killed/crowbarred into the mess that is the album version and that is a shame.

Unsurprisingly this more mature version of the song is better than the eaten too many blue smarties 'look at us please pop kids' mess that is the album version.
I just don't like this song at all. One thing that kills it for me is the wimpy guitar solo/break.

That "solo" is an absolute atrocity, and only adds to the song's discombobulation. You've got elements of Beautiful Day, some EDM tropes, and good 'ole Ryan Tedder already... then haphazardly include some crappy little Motown-esque breakdown just because retro sounds are "in" at the moment. I don't get it.

The vast majority of U2 fans that enjoy The Best Thing would despise it if any other contemporary artist had released it. That's not to say that the band intangibly made a crap song better through nuance, because this is probably the most cookie-cutter song in U2's catalogue. I'm trying to ruffle any feathers, but I fear that a lot of people like it simply because it has the U2 brand slapped on it. For that, I can't fault the band.

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Re: U2 at The BBC Videos
« Reply #14 on: December 28, 2017, 04:33:01 PM »
I haven't especially liked "Best Thing" but found myself singing it all day today.  It does get in your head, that one, with its catchy chorus.