Hey Bono.....'Girly Music'

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Hey Bono.....'Girly Music'
« on: December 29, 2017, 05:30:19 AM »
I know what Bono was somewhat clumsily trying to say with his 'girly' comments - but it got me thinking about recent music that I liked and the overwhelming majority of it is from women.

Rage?

Have a listen to this young lady vent her spleen here:


A thread here to post your favourite modern day by females rock songs...


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Re: Hey Bono.....'Girly Music'
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2017, 05:45:31 AM »
Zola Jesus.....

Sorry Bono, tracks from your latest album like YTBTAM sound like Las Ketchup when played next to this young lady.


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Re: Hey Bono.....'Girly Music'
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2017, 05:51:19 AM »
Chelsea Wolfe - Love is Bigger Than Anything in It's Way meets 16 Psyche from her latest album.....




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Re: Hey Bono.....'Girly Music'
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2017, 06:01:28 AM »
Seriously - name me a better u2 rock song than this in the last 20 years?

And this is from an album from a band who took a 10 year hiatus before returning a couple of years ago with arguably their finest work.


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Re: Hey Bono.....'Girly Music'
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2017, 06:03:24 AM »
Kathleen Hanna continues to make amazing music:


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Re: Hey Bono.....'Girly Music'
« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2017, 06:13:10 AM »
If Bono would have said that women are leading the way in rock music rather than used the term 'girly' as a derogatory term then it would have made sense to me.....

Maybe that is what he meant and he has just clumsily worded it - but the real 'problem' i have with the comments are when his own latest music IMO comes off much much more 'girly' (to throw the phrase back at him) than a lot of the 'girls' out there......

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Re: Hey Bono.....'Girly Music'
« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2017, 06:21:18 AM »
He's on about mainstream music in general the likes of Ed Sheeran,Taylor Swift  etc He's right chart music is dominated by girly crap.

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Re: Hey Bono.....'Girly Music'
« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2017, 06:25:17 AM »
He's on about mainstream music in general the likes of Ed Sheeran,Taylor Swift  etc He's right chart music is dominated by girly crap.

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Ed Sheeran is a girl?!... ;)
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Re: Hey Bono.....'Girly Music'
« Reply #8 on: December 29, 2017, 06:28:12 AM »
He's on about mainstream music in general the likes of Ed Sheeran,Taylor Swift  etc He's right chart music is dominated by girly crap.

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Ed Sheeran is a girl?!...
He's on about music in general,  where's all the great bands gone , where's all the attitude..it's all gone to soft with  formulated music aimed at 10 year olds

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Re: Hey Bono.....'Girly Music'
« Reply #9 on: December 29, 2017, 06:31:14 AM »
He is girly. (Ed Sheeran, at least as a product)


Agreed with most posts here. And it's sad that he's discounting both female and male perspectives not playing the top40 radio game.
Even if it's just stupid phrasing (which it undoubtedly is), it shows a deeper disconnect which is rather sad regarding the future of his own art. Measuring themselves to manufactured pop music renders them instantly obsolete.
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Re: Hey Bono.....'Girly Music'
« Reply #10 on: December 29, 2017, 06:32:46 AM »
He's on about mainstream music in general the likes of Ed Sheeran,Taylor Swift  etc He's right chart music is dominated by girly crap.

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Ed Sheeran is a girl?!...
He's on about music in general,  where's all the great bands gone , where's all the attitude..it's all gone to soft with  formulated music aimed at 10 year olds

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Then he shouldn't use 'girly' as a derogatory term to make that point when 'girls' are making music that frankly makes his current music sound  like the Spice Girls...

That S-K song I posted above makes YTBTAM sound soft like formulated music aimed at 10 year olds....to use your phrase

If he was knocking out music with attitude and a sound that was kicking arse then have a pop but he isn't and the use of 'girly' to have a pop is ignorant and clumsy.

Bono for all his silly statements about his music that we all sort of laugh at knowingly and find endearing is usually much better than what he has come out with with these comments.


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Re: Hey Bono.....'Girly Music'
« Reply #11 on: December 29, 2017, 06:37:04 AM »
Makes him sound dumb, and that's a first for me at least. Irritating many times, dumb for the first (haven't read all B interviews, could be a recurring glitch)
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Re: Hey Bono.....'Girly Music'
« Reply #12 on: December 29, 2017, 06:37:56 AM »
The Sleater-Kinney and Zola Jesus tracks are pretty awesome.
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Re: Hey Bono.....'Girly Music'
« Reply #13 on: December 29, 2017, 06:48:50 AM »

This or American Soul???

Hmm, let me think...


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Re: Hey Bono.....'Girly Music'
« Reply #14 on: December 29, 2017, 07:14:54 AM »
That's really cool, but American Soul could be similarly energetic were U2 a young band.

sometimes I wish there were proxy performers to showcase these new U2 tracks so we can detach all the emotional baggage and just listen to the music (preferably with a better singer).
He wrote like wet paper mache, but then he went the lemmingway...