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Sunday SOTD!

NB: I picked this song in honor of Adam Clayton. Because we ought to have more of His Poshness around these days.

Bono sings in 99% of all the U2 songs. The Edge sings backup most of the time, and takes the lead in "Seconds", "Van Diemen's Land", "Numb", and the bridge of "Miracle Drug". Larry sings backup in "Numb" (and who can forget "Dirty Old Town"?). Adam shies away from the mike most of the time, but speaks in "Your Blue Room".

And now I bring you the B-side where Adam finally sings (very faintly).

Granted, what he sings is so short it doesn't need an lj cut:

Endless Deep

Where do we go from here?
Where do we go from here?


(Oh, and listen to the scatting at the end - is that still Adam?)

Never has a U2 song been so appropriately B-side-ish. Even the title is a clever fit (it's simply an endless string of [deep] bass notes). I think Adam had a bass line that no one could make into a song... yet no one wanted to junk it - thus, the "Where do we go" lyric (I don't have "Into the Heart", so I just guessed).

Other theories: 1) Bono lost the lyric sheets, 2) There was a rehearsal, but only Adam was available. To make up for their absence, the rest of U2 recorded this song Adam wrote jamming solo. 3) The bass line is a message in code decipherable only if you listen to it standing naked and bathed in red light. (Okay, I think I ought to stop here...)
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