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March 27th, 2005

Song of The Day @ 10:47 am

hue126:
I'm currently feelin: awake
I'm currently hearin: U2, "Sunday Bloody Sunday"

Today's selection should be pretty obvious.

It's "Sunday Bloody Sunday" from War (1983)

Thoughts: It seems almost too appropriate that the song that opens an album called War should be loud and bombastic as "Sunday Bloody Sunday". Indeed, the steady drum beat is what stands out always in my mind. The graphic lyrics signify the entrance of Bono and the band's into the foray of uniting anthems that call to mind the sort of world causes they have been championing for 20 years. On top of that, it's a downright enjoyable, head-banging kind of song that I just love every time it comes on. There are just no words that could adequately describe it.

And it's true we are immune.
When fact is fiction and T.V. is reality,
And today the millions cry,
We eat and drink while tomorrow they die.
The real battle just begun.
To claim the victory Jesus won,
On a Sunday bloody Sunday,
Sunday bloody Sunday.


Happy Easter, everyone!
 
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From:hot_coffee
Date:March 27th, 2005 07:09 pm (UTC)
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In art class I did my music inspiration project on the song "Sunday Bloody Sunday".
That song blows my mind. It's very heavy. It just feels like a weight. You can feel it. It's very powerful. The lyrics are so true.
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From:dannyhammontree
Date:March 27th, 2005 07:15 pm (UTC)
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beautiful analogy
From:sabneraznik
Date:March 27th, 2005 07:15 pm (UTC)
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Wow! One of the classics that voices things so true, it's unnerving. Definitely the anthem for the nuetrals of the world who steer clear of politics for just that kind of barbarism, i.e. me. This was the only song I could tolerate during the first two months of the Iraq thing. (no offense meant toward those who support it or have relatives there) One of the essentials if I were to put together a personal soundtrack to my life. And the fact that they're still performing it basically the same after all these years remains a testiment to the equal fact that little has truly changed.
From:girlfindsworld
Date:March 27th, 2005 07:44 pm (UTC)
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The clever thing about Sunday Bloody Sunday is that you don't have to have any political knowledge, or even any interest in politics, to understand what it is about. It's raw and it's angry, but at the same time, it's not vicious or trite. It's a balance that alot of artists fail to acheive when writing about politics, and it's something that I don't think even U2 have emulated in their songs since.
Given that I seem to be growing up around an aray of 17 and 18 year olds who are of the impression that 'American Idiot' is the most political song ever to be written, it amuses me regularly that despite this, hardly any of them have even heard of Sunday Bloody Sunday.
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From:thirdstringpal
Date:March 27th, 2005 07:52 pm (UTC)
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What's your impression of 'American Idiot?' Just wondering.
From:girlfindsworld
Date:March 27th, 2005 08:10 pm (UTC)
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Personally, I don't like it. I appreciate what they were trying to say in it, but I just thought the lyrics sounded like something that a pop/punk group targeting young teenagers would write. Something about it just seemed way too generic and commercial.
From:girlfindsworld
Date:March 27th, 2005 08:11 pm (UTC)
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Eh, I meant to say that other than that one song, I don't mind Greenday at all.
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From:corianderstem
Date:March 27th, 2005 08:42 pm (UTC)
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I like the song, but I think it's veering dangerously close to being overplayed. I don't know if they're playing it on this tour or not, but I wish they wouldn't.

It's losing its power, and based on the majority of the performances last tour, has taken a step down into almost a casual little stroll rather than a powerful "marching" feel. With the exception of the one on the concert DVD (can't recall if it's Boston or Slane), where Bono reads off the names of those killed in a bombing, it comes across as "here's another oldie for you fans" rather than "we've got something to say."
From:proops
Date:March 27th, 2005 08:50 pm (UTC)
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I absolutly LOVE this song. It's definitly tied for the number one spot on my list of favorite U2 songs, along with Mysterious Ways, One, and Seconds. I first heard this off BO:80-90 and fell in love with it, and that plus New Year's Day only had me drooling for "war" even more. Once again, WAR is my favorite U2 album, and SBS probably one of the best U2 songs I've ever heard.
From:dysprosium
Date:March 27th, 2005 09:58 pm (UTC)

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Brilliant song.
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From:canadanne
Date:March 27th, 2005 10:29 pm (UTC)
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It's a good'un. I probably wouldn't list it among my absolute favourite U2 songs, but for sure it's one of the strongest tracks on War, and a hell of a good song to scream along with. :D  Gotta love the drumming, and I love the tune as well, it's just a very creative song. I agree, though, that it's not so powerful live any more, and I wouldn't be at all disappointed if it wasn't played on the new tour.
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From:fadedgalaxia
Date:March 28th, 2005 02:49 am (UTC)
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One of my favorites.

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