BOY appreciation thread

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BOY appreciation thread
« on: October 18, 2017, 02:12:29 AM »
I, for one, think the ocean, into the heart and blackbird are classics
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Re: BOY appreciation thread
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2017, 03:04:30 AM »
My third favorite album, after Pop and Achtung Baby. An Cat Dubh is in my top 5 U2 songs.
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Re: BOY appreciation thread
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2017, 06:38:40 AM »
This album really describes what it means to be young. I hate the fact I didn't become 18 on a monday.
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« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2017, 07:42:02 AM »
Boy (Electric Co in particular) is when I got hooked on U2...

It's a great workout album!

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Re: BOY appreciation thread
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2017, 10:03:02 AM »
ATAP is the most creative and advanced song on the album imho


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Re: BOY appreciation thread
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2017, 11:37:00 AM »
ATAP is the most creative and advanced song on the album imho


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Yeah I love ATAP ..... itís still on my playlist 37 years later
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Re: BOY appreciation thread
« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2017, 02:16:07 PM »
I've said this many times before but if U2 had split during the October recording and the band didn't have the "U2 baggage" that came later, Boy would be regarded as new wave post punk classic. After The Joshua Tree, it's my favourite U2 LP. Love the mix of raw, post punk energy, youthful naivete and the soon to be trademark ringing guitar sound.

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« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2017, 05:53:15 PM »
I've said this many times before but if U2 had split during the October recording and the band didn't have the "U2 baggage" that came later, Boy would be regarded as new wave post punk classic. After The Joshua Tree, it's my favourite U2 LP. Love the mix of raw, post punk energy, youthful naivete and the soon to be trademark ringing guitar sound.

Itís a very unique concept record - the idea of writing from the perspective of a child - much of it is not written from the perspective of the 20 year olds they were - but from actual boys perspective - sometimes the hero takes me, sometimes I canít let go - stories for boys
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Re: BOY appreciation thread
« Reply #8 on: October 19, 2017, 06:41:03 PM »
I have always wanted to see them go back and revisit the sound they had on Boy and October.

SOI should have been a celebration of that period instead of what it was.

That side of U2 had still so much to offer.

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Re: BOY appreciation thread
« Reply #9 on: October 19, 2017, 06:42:20 PM »
I have always wanted to see them go back and revisit the sound they had on Boy and October.

SOI should have been a celebration of that period instead of what it was.

That side of U2 had still so much to offer.
+1. Raw punk from a bunch of guys in their late 50s though?
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Re: BOY appreciation thread
« Reply #10 on: October 19, 2017, 06:57:44 PM »
I have always wanted to see them go back and revisit the sound they had on Boy and October.

SOI should have been a celebration of that period instead of what it was.

That side of U2 had still so much to offer.
+1. Raw punk from a bunch of guys in their late 50s though?
Maybe, but I think there couldn't be a bigger bold, f**k you move than that  :D

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Re: BOY appreciation thread
« Reply #11 on: October 19, 2017, 08:19:55 PM »
I have always wanted to see them go back and revisit the sound they had on Boy and October.

SOI should have been a celebration of that period instead of what it was.

That side of U2 had still so much to offer.
+1. Raw punk from a bunch of guys in their late 50s though?
Maybe, but I think there couldn't be a bigger bold, f**k you move than that  :D

If they do it right then yes. As long as it doesnít become a parody of their earlier work ......
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« Reply #12 on: October 19, 2017, 08:56:38 PM »
The past is a foreign country and they don't live there anymore.

If they did I'd like them to revisit their 1984-1988 and 1991-1997 sounds or any combination thereof.

Boy is one of the finest debut albums I've ever heard and it still hasn't aged at all.

I hope to hear a live version of A Day Without Me on their next show.

 

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Re: BOY appreciation thread
« Reply #13 on: October 19, 2017, 09:03:17 PM »
And for the record, Shadows And Tall Trees is a fantastic song.
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Re: BOY appreciation thread
« Reply #14 on: October 19, 2017, 09:19:47 PM »
Another time, another place sounded amazing on bootlegs that I had heard. Shadows, idk if that was ever played live?