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April 9th, 2005

Song of The Day @ 04:00 pm

hue126:
I'm currently feelin: cold cold
I'm currently hearin: Dave Matthews Band, "Pig"

Today's selection is

"Bad" from Live Aid (1985)

Thoughts: Being that I loved the studio album version of "Bad" from The Unforgettable Fire, it's only natural that I love its live counterpart that was made famous during the Live Aid concert. I gotta tell you that I prefer the polished studio version, but the drum beats in the live version make it a really difficult choice as to which is better. I am well aware of the fact that live versions take off in different tangents from the studio version and "Bad" in this case doesn't really lose anything by going off for six to eight minutes after the studio version ends. I just love the light, strumming guitar that just keeps going and going for minutes on end, as if the band just refuses to stop the magic and let it soak and saturate the air. How the guitar intermingles with the sparkly bells or synthesizers, whatever that is. It's wonderful stuff.
 
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From:djmlm41
Date:April 9th, 2005 11:08 pm (UTC)
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I love that song by u2 AND I love that song by DMB
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From:corianderstem
Date:April 9th, 2005 11:27 pm (UTC)
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I don't care for the Live Aid version because taken without the visual, it just goes on and on and on. I prefer the version on "Wide Awake in America" or many other live versions.

My favorite version of this song is on the 8/28/93 Dublin bootleg "Zoo Europa," and when Bono goes up for the high note on the first "I'm wide awake," he NAILS it, and it's glorious and pure and just beautiful. The best transition between his regular voice and his falsetto I've ever heard.
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From:chatterbox_eyes
Date:April 9th, 2005 11:30 pm (UTC)
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I love the song also. I love the build up.
Coriander could you post your favorite version.
I would love to hear it :)
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From:corianderstem
Date:April 10th, 2005 01:10 am (UTC)
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Definitely! I was thinking about posting it via YSI. Watch for links in u2 and the u2yousendit communities.
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From:chatterbox_eyes
Date:April 10th, 2005 01:12 am (UTC)
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thanks so much!! ;)
From:haystings
Date:April 10th, 2005 12:38 pm (UTC)
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the 'build up' yes...you hit the nail on the head. I can listen to Bad over..and over...and over again.
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From:canadanne
Date:April 10th, 2005 12:22 am (UTC)
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Don't think I've ever heard the Live Aid version in full. Adore the album version though, and the one in Rattle & Hum is really good too.
From:proops
Date:April 10th, 2005 01:55 am (UTC)
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bad one of the best u2 songs ever.. I LOVE IT. its just... amazing. its one of my top five u2 songs EVER.
From:sabneraznik
Date:April 10th, 2005 02:52 am (UTC)
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Simply incredible!!
From:hot_coffee
Date:April 11th, 2005 12:52 am (UTC)
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I get so lost in the song Bad. It's so beautiful. I love the way he screams with that burning passion of his.
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From:fadedgalaxia
Date:April 11th, 2005 01:51 am (UTC)
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Amazing. My jaw hits the floor everytime I hear it.
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From:fireyearth
Date:April 11th, 2005 02:42 am (UTC)
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if i could i would let go of talking about how great bad is
awesome
i too get lost...

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