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June 15th, 2005

Best Individual Performance (Drum)...First in a series @ 11:01 am

thanks4thefish:
I've been thinking lately about each band member's best individual performance on a particular song. It's a hard thing to nail down. After all, as musicians, arguably no one band member would be considered the best in the business at their particular craft. It's the four of them playing together that make U2 so spectacular (and also likely the reason for their longevity...can you imagine any one band member putting out a solo album!?).

Nevertheless, it's fun to get people's opinion on such things.

So my question to you today is this...

Which U2 song is Larry's best performance on the drums?



My personal choice is Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me. I first saw U2 live during PopMart, and Larry's drumming during that song completely blew me away. Now whenever I see them, I find myself focusing on Larry's sound.

Honorable Mentions:
Out of Control
Bad
The Fly
Ultraviolet
 
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From:cherrystarz
Date:June 15th, 2005 03:53 pm (UTC)
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His drumming on just about every song on War stuns me.
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From:donnaidh_sidhe
Date:June 15th, 2005 04:03 pm (UTC)
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"40" especially makes me happy.
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From:hard2explain8
Date:June 15th, 2005 04:03 pm (UTC)
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Refugee and Drowning Man. For some reason, his War drumming is absolutely amazing to me! But DEFINITELY "Refugee"
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From:cherrystarz
Date:June 15th, 2005 04:31 pm (UTC)
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I'm trying to convince my boyfriend to use Drowning Man as one of our wedding songs. :)
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From:hard2explain8
Date:June 15th, 2005 10:57 pm (UTC)
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I wanted the same thing!! It's such a beautiful song that you shouldn't have to convince him at all! He should just agree!
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From:davefilkins
Date:June 15th, 2005 04:59 pm (UTC)
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I'm a big fan of the beats on "Acrobat" and "Yahweh." I also really like "Love is Blindness" with the clave. And, of course, I am absolutely in love with his work on Sunday Bloody Sunday... especially live. Being a drummer myself, I have a great appreciation for a man who can wail on the set during "SBS" and then cut back to play a song like "Velvet Dress." His variety, versatility, and willingness to work as a team (instead of a solo artist like Travis Barker from Blink 182, who just steals the show from Mark and Tom) is something missing in a lot of drummers today.

Go Larry! =D
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From:canadanne
Date:June 15th, 2005 05:02 pm (UTC)
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There are probably tons of good examples that I won't think of because I don't always consciously notice the drums. Sunday Bloody Sunday is an obvious choice, though - the drums really make the song!

Cool idea for a discussion, btw. There have been lots of fun and interesting posts lately!
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From:signifiers
Date:June 15th, 2005 05:09 pm (UTC)
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I haven't listened to the drums as much as I *should* but the one that always makes me sit up and listen is Desire.
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From:launch_pad
Date:June 15th, 2005 05:14 pm (UTC)
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Without a doubt, "Refugee" on War.
From:sabneraznik
Date:June 15th, 2005 05:50 pm (UTC)
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Like a song... or Threw A Brick Through A Window. They tie for me.
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From:hard2explain8
Date:June 15th, 2005 11:01 pm (UTC)
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ooh Threw a Brick Through a Window is AWESOME! good call!
From:sabneraznik
Date:June 16th, 2005 02:30 am (UTC)
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Isn't it tho? So Celtic!! And sexy!!
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From:sirensong984
Date:June 15th, 2005 06:16 pm (UTC)
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Please is another good one I'd add to the list. I can't name just one
From:lardencelover
Date:June 16th, 2005 12:06 am (UTC)
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Love and Peace or Else.
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From:celspi
Date:June 16th, 2005 04:10 am (UTC)
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I think Larry busts his butt playing ALL the time, but if I had to pick:

Sunday Bloody Sunday
New Year's Day
Until the End of the World

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