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August 15th, 2005

Song of the Day @ 10:36 am

zoostation:
I'm currently feelin: mellow mellow
I'm currently hearin: Seconds - U2

Today's Selection is...

"Seconds" from War


Image hosted by Photobucket.comI have recently fallen in love with this song. I don't even remember why I went out of my way one day to listen to it. Probably because someone mentioned the whole Edge/Bono thing. The lead for this song is sung by Edge, FYI. The best part of this song is without doubt, THAT BASSLINE. It's so simple and yet genius at the same time. Three notes. Three notes and I'm hooked. Larry's bass drum in the beginning is also amazing. It really is a big standout from War, unlike hue126 said in his review. Even better is the middle part where the "I wanna be an airborne ranger!" part kicks in. It's so wonderfully random. (I just blasted this in my ear and looked to my right thinking someone was talking in my ear when it's really that soldier. I knew it was there, but it scared me nonetheless.) See? GENIUS!

I'm posting a link to the lyrics cause my html skills aren't at all good, and these are pwning me right now.

And I don't think it's "alpha ranger". I originally thought it was "Air Force ranger", but it sounds a bit more like "airborne ranger" now that I'm listening to it intently. I know that when John Bender says it in TBC, it's "Air Force ranger". It doesn't matter. I'm being anal again. :/
 
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From:volare
Date:August 15th, 2005 02:54 pm (UTC)
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they played it on 'ZLX a couple weeks ago... made me overly happy so I hadda post about it like the gigantic dork I am.. Edge's first verse on this always kicked so much ass.....
From:nonsvch
Date:August 15th, 2005 02:55 pm (UTC)
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i love that song. and Edge sounds exactly like Bono.
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From:mangoprophetess
Date:August 15th, 2005 03:13 pm (UTC)
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1) Definitely one of my favorite early-era U2 tracks.
2) Couldn't agree more about the bassline; I constantly find myself humming that part in particular to myself.
3) Yay for sneaky, tricksy Edge making us think he's Bono. :)
4) I love you for mentioning John Bender in your post! It's been waaaay too long since I've watched The Breakfast Club, and, come to think of it, I don't know why I don't just buy the DVD.
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From:zoostation
Date:August 15th, 2005 03:26 pm (UTC)
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Breakfast Club love!!
From:proops
Date:August 15th, 2005 04:42 pm (UTC)
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kdshgliusadgh I. LOVE. THIS. SONG. When I first got WAR I already knew of SBS and New Year's Day.. but when this song came on in-between the pair, I fell in love with it. I think its craaaaazzzy awesome. Major props to Adam for a kick-ass bassline.
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From:aloneinthelight
Date:August 15th, 2005 06:36 pm (UTC)
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Ive always heard it as "I wanna be a rebel ranger"
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From:interiority
Date:August 15th, 2005 09:17 pm (UTC)
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Me too.
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From:specialcamper
Date:August 15th, 2005 07:35 pm (UTC)
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I love this song, I love the Edge.
The day after my U2 concert, I came into my media class my teacher was standing at the front of the room and ooked at me and said "Im.So.Jealous." So I told hiim all about the concert, and for the media write-up the next day, this song was on the board. He just laughed and told me he went home and listened to U2 all day.
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From:claudiathefish
Date:August 15th, 2005 08:13 pm (UTC)
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Edge vocals!

I love the way Bono sings/yells "USSR, GDR, London, New York, Peking, it's the puppets, it's the puppets pull the strings!"
And the "Rise and fall..." part is cool.

And yeah, I've always heard it as "airborne ranger".
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From:zoostation
Date:August 15th, 2005 10:04 pm (UTC)
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I love the way he says "Peking."

Funny story: at work today I was really distracted and in a bad daze filing stuff away. And out of now where I started singing the "it's the puppet's..." part in Bongoliese (Ref: to Conversations with Bono where Bono says most songs originally have no English to them, rather just made up words that sound right at the moment. Yeah. Bongoliese).
It took me while to figure out what I was singing. And I was like, "Uh, dorkus, song of the day. You picked it, you should know!"
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From:claudiathefish
Date:August 15th, 2005 11:49 pm (UTC)
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Heehee, I've always loved Bono's Bongoliese. Especially on the Axtung Beibi outtakes. It never fails to make me giggle.
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From:canadanne
Date:August 15th, 2005 10:04 pm (UTC)

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I love the way Bono sings/yells "USSR, GDR, London, New York, Peking, it's the puppets, it's the puppets pull the strings!"

Ditto, that's a great line. :)

I'm also particularly fond of the "Lightning flashes across the sky" verse. ...And everything else. :p
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From:claudiathefish
Date:August 15th, 2005 11:50 pm (UTC)
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Just an all-around great song, it is!

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