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April 22nd, 2005

i cant believe they survived... @ 08:30 pm

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I'm currently feelin: confused What in the world?

Today I was watching the 1990-2000 Best Of DVD. A certain little thought came into my mind while watching everyones favorite seizure-inducing video, Discotheque while looking back on the past. How did they get away with that stuff? The intense lights, the odd cops, the almost Village People dance number, just the strangness of it all- how did the public accept this? Sure, it is fine now, but if one of my other bands went away for a while and then came back in that manner...well, it would be odd. Does anyone else feel this way?
 
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From:ex_panda_coo153
Date:April 23rd, 2005 03:40 am (UTC)
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i think they got away with it just because that song is so motherfucking catchy.
From:leelee_cakes
Date:April 23rd, 2005 03:55 am (UTC)
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I think there were two sides to the whole thing. I think people who knew U2 at that point would just go "They are meaning something with this. They never do something without a reason". People who were just casual fans, or only knew *of* the band would be more put off I think, not **getting it**.

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From:septembergrrl
Date:April 23rd, 2005 04:10 am (UTC)
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MTV played it a few times because it was the first single on their first album in more than three years, and they're one of the biggest bands in the world.
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From:fljesuschick81
Date:April 23rd, 2005 04:36 am (UTC)
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The boys have always been an unpredictable band. No one has been able to progress as much as they have and not lose their identity or fans. I think the video is adorable; a comic relief of sorts. I agree though, only true fans can appreciate their ebb and flow.
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From:domnace9
Date:April 23rd, 2005 01:23 pm (UTC)
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I'm still new to the whole U2 fandom so I've really come to appreciate all their albums. Having said that, the first song that I truely remember associating with them was Discotheque. All I remember was the whole village people thing. I loved it! I was young and innocent at the time. I like the experimentation of it. They just looked like they had tons of fun with it and that's addictive. I guess that's why that song has a special place in my heart, however cheesy. Plus, Edge in a biker get up is always hot!
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From:rockingthemike
Date:April 23rd, 2005 04:38 pm (UTC)
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If you want to read into it, the video for "Discotheque" is the perfect piece of disposable pop that U2 was trying to emulate with certain parts of the entire Pop album. Of course, since U2 are anything but disposable, the video took a life of it's own. :)

Remains one of my favorite videos of theirs.
From:anharaxiel
Date:April 28th, 2005 08:47 am (UTC)
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one of my favorites too. i love this video so much just because it's so amusing. so very tongue-in-cheek. that interlude with adam just sitting under the disco ball...makes me giggle every time.

and especially the village people homage. oh man. the gyrations...
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From:silentbob037
Date:April 23rd, 2005 10:53 pm (UTC)
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I'd call the video for "Even Better Than The Real Thing" more seizure inducing...
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From:moydrumm
Date:April 24th, 2005 12:44 pm (UTC)
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It's because of all the ''megalomania'' of the Zoo TV era that made it easier for U2 to make the Discotheque videoclip :P

People were used to see U2 doing some disposable things (I don't know if I said this correctly, I'm just a 16 years old Dutch boy :P (With an A on his report for English, muhahaha))

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