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September 18th, 2005

A bit late SOTD @ 05:51 pm

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From:canadanne
Date:September 25th, 2005 01:34 am (UTC)

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(Hi. I'll be the person who always comments a week later because of her stupid schedule!)

What an excellent choice for your SOTD debut. I. Love. This. Song. It's a shame it never made it onto an album, because it means I tend to forget it's there. Though in a way that keeps it exciting for when I do remember to listen to it!

Definitely one of their most energetic and danceable songs, and one of their best early tracks. It seems like the ideal candidate to be revived for the current tour (especially with that Atomic Bomb line!), yet unless I'm mistaken, they haven't played this one yet. I hope they do... especially if I'm there to hear it!

I can't believe how few people commented on this track. Just goes to show how criminally underrated (unknown!) it is.

My favourite bit is definitely "And you... can go there too!  And you... can GO GO GO GO! - Shake! - Shake!"  It's so indescribably catchy, with passionate vocals and little pauses in all the right places. Love the drums and the guitar riff as well. And I like particularly like the line "I believe in the powers that be / But they won't overpower me". (The "bells of Christchurch" line just kind of makes me laugh, because I live right next to a town called Christchurch and it's weird to hear it seemingly namechecked in a U2 song!)

The video is hilarious - Bono with his ridiculous skunk hair and bright red jeans, being typically OTT in his youthful enthusiasm!  There's something really funny about the way Larry crashes into the camera as well. *g*

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