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May 8th, 2005

Song of the Day @ 03:29 pm

djmlm41:
I'm currently feelin: sick sick
I'm currently hearin: Speed of Sound- Coldplay

Today's Selection Is...


"Sunday, Bloody Sunday" from War (1983)


Thoughts: It's the song that everyone knows as U2's. Some twenty-two years later everyone still sees it as one of the last century's best protest song. It has perfect heart by being an anti-war song. Based on the tragic events that took place in Northern Ireland in which many Irish men and woman were killed and wounded a couple of years before the song was written, this song has heart and defined where the band was coming from in their anti-violence ways.


 


P.S Happy Mother's Day

 
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From:specialcamper
Date:May 8th, 2005 08:25 pm (UTC)
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this is my favorite u2 song. it just shows the raw energy and passion -the reason i first got into u2. put this song full blast, and i would be in adrenaline-pumping heaven.
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From:celspi
Date:May 8th, 2005 08:33 pm (UTC)
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It's a fabulous song, period. And it's amazing live, especially with recent world events.

-celspi
*lurker who needed to delurk to coment on this song*

P.S. - if anyone wants to see some concert pics from U2's 4/24/05 Seattle show - go here.
I actually just recommend the first two of Bono since they are the closest, and the rest have blurriness/graininess because of the concert lighting, plus my cameras aren't so great.
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From:vinyl__
Date:May 9th, 2005 05:26 am (UTC)
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Wow, the Zoo Station one makes me realize how different the whole experience would've been if I hadn't been directly in the center, up against the rail outside the elipse, on the floor. Makes me realize how incredibly lucky I got.

That was an amazing show, wasn't it?
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From:celspi
Date:May 9th, 2005 05:40 am (UTC)
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Yes, we still envy the GA people, since if we had just *waited* we would've been in there with you... but oh well, the seats we had were great, plus most of the guys, esp. Bono and Adam passed by our side quite a bit.

No matter where anyone sat, I'm sure they enjoyed it immensely... and yes, quite an amazing show that I can't seem to stop listening to. :)
From:amerrydeath
Date:May 8th, 2005 09:10 pm (UTC)
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This was the song that launched me into U2-obsession, so it definitely is important to me. It shocked me the first time I heard it--the rawness, the harshness, the honesty, and the kind of sad-anger. I love it, and it takes on even more depth live.
From:hot_coffee
Date:May 8th, 2005 11:22 pm (UTC)
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The song Sunday Bloody Sunday carries a certain weight. It feels very heavy when you listen to it and the lyrics are brilliant.
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From:hachiemachie
Date:May 9th, 2005 12:53 am (UTC)
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I've always liked this song and I think the biggest reason is because it seems to universal even though they had something specific in mind when they recorded it. The first time I heard it after 9/11 was about a month and a half later at their Providence show and it just took on a whole new context for me especially when they'd paired it with "New Year's Day".
From:deltawing
Date:May 9th, 2005 05:20 am (UTC)
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I can't remember Bono's quote exactly, but he said something about that it is to do with Bloody Sunday, but not just that. This is partly the reason for his quote on UABRS: "There's been a lot of talk about this song; maybe too much talk", and its also shown in the lines "How long, how long must we sing this song". When I find the exact quote, I'll post it.
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From:vinyl__
Date:May 9th, 2005 05:22 am (UTC)
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Favorite song. Ever.

Ever ever.

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