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September 8th, 2005

Numb... @ 10:14 pm

bonoffee:
First off: I'm baaaaaaack! You all missed me and my wonderful insights, right? *watches the tumbleweed roll past* Ah well, it was worth a shot ;)

Right so I had a boring holiday BUT I made a discovery that probably everyone else already knew. Because I tend to do that and end up looking blonde and silly. What the hell. If everyone else knew this already then sorry :p

Listening to Numb (Best Of version - for some reason Pop didn't yield the same results) through headphones, I was thinking, hey, it's cool how Edge, Larry and Bono all get a part in this song. Hey, it's a shame Adam doesn't have anything cause then it'd be like, a way cool group thang. But unless my ears deceive me (and they might well have done) Adam DOES! When Larry does his 'I feel numb' I swear Adam says it, like a beat later, it was in my other ear as I listened and I thought "that posh voice can only be one person..."

Yes? No? Was I hallucinating through lack of U2 for 5 days?
 
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From:zoostation
Date:September 9th, 2005 02:35 am (UTC)
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Sadly you were hallucinating. Partly.

Think of the song as a four parter, minus Adam.
Edge is doing the rap, Bono is doing the high pitched "I feel numb" as well as the normal voiced (what you think is Larry) "I feed numb." Larry's voice is actually the low, posh voice.
They've looped Bono over himself. If I actually owned the album, I'd be able to tell you whether or not they credited falsetto!Bono as someone else, just like in "The Fly" but I'm pretty sure it works in the way I said above.

I think the only song Adam has ever "sung" in is "Your Blue Room" and at one point, Bono says he joined in acapella versions of "Amazing Grace" and "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For." (From Bono in Conversation)
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From:bonoffee
Date:September 9th, 2005 09:29 pm (UTC)
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*checks album sleeve* Apart from 'fat lady backing vocal' (Bono, obv) it says on credits, Backing Vocals: Bono & Larry. I swear I'm still convinced the normal voice is Larry. It sounds like him! It doesn't sound remotely Bono-like (although that means nothing, I know, given Bono's ability to sound unlike himself). Watching the vid only convinces me more. But I just want it to be true, heh. ;)
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From:wydok
Date:September 9th, 2005 10:25 am (UTC)
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Adam has also sung in concert. During the May 22nd show in Philly this past year, I think it was during Beautiful Day. It was only for second, though :)
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From:stateless
Date:September 9th, 2005 07:35 pm (UTC)
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probably elevation, methinks, as bono was trying to get him to do that quite a bit. funny shite!
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From:stateless
Date:September 9th, 2005 07:34 pm (UTC)
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adam's voice is also featured on the version of 'tomorrow' recorded in '95. he sang a verse of 'when love comes to town' during zoo tv, as well. (and he used to sing back up in the early days.. i have one video of him singing during 'two hearts' and.. ohmanit'sbad. :-P)
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From:bonoffee
Date:September 9th, 2005 09:26 pm (UTC)
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I have a couple of early concerts where he's singing back up too! On I Will Follow and stuff... *squeals like a fangirl* Lmao.

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