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March 11th, 2006

Wayback Weekend SOTD @ 11:54 am

volare:
I'm currently feelin: groggy groggy

[Dr. Teeth voice] Alright cats and kitties, we're gonna be spinning some wax trax to rock your...[/Dr. Teeth]
uh, wow I was out way too late last night.
Sorry for yesterday's blip, I ran out of time...
Today I bring you:

11 O'Clock Tick Tock



from the "U2 4 Play" release in 1982.
This set of vinyl 45's consisted of four singles: U2-3, Another Day, I Will Follow, and 11 O'Clock Tick Tock.

Released in Ireland only; This link shows an auction of them went for £91 in 2005 and contains more detailed info about each record.


Lyrics from u2.com

It's cold outside
It gets so hot in here
The boys and girls collide
To the music in my ear.

I hear the children crying
And I know it's time to go
I hear the children crying
Take me home.

A painted face
And I know we haven't long
We thought that we had the answers
It was the questions we had wrong.

I hear the children crying
And I know it's time to go
I hear the children crying
Take me home.

Say so, say so
Say so, say so



Always has been and always will be one of my favorite tracks, both for Edge's "church bells" and for what the song evolved into live. To my mind the Red Rocks version will always remain the best for sheer hair-raising passion emanating from all four men, but it's also interesting to hear where it all began, in the studio.

I always found it odd, and yet so typical of U2 that one of their best tracks ever was never found on a full studio album.
 
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From:arcmorality
Date:March 11th, 2006 05:28 pm (UTC)

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Love that track. Can't quite figure out why it never made it on the Boy LP.
Was quite something to see it performed live on the Elevation tour in London.

I prefer the UK single extended mix.
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From:moydrumm
Date:March 11th, 2006 06:15 pm (UTC)
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I do not agree with you :P

I think the best version of '11 O'Clock Tick-Tock was played in Mandagsborsen, Seweden, February 1981

¦D

The videoclip is on the (maybe illegal) dvd: U2 - Before the War ¦D
I bought that one on a free festival in Holland, it was 23 euro (way expensive), but there are gigs from Rock Werchter, Gateshead, Top of the Pops, Something Else (BBC) and Get set for the Summer (BBC)

All gigs are from before the War era ¦D

I recommend the dvd! really! Bono his moves are like a little boy :P

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