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March 17th, 2006

Song of the Day - St. Pat's Edition @ 10:25 am

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From:canadanne
Date:March 19th, 2006 05:05 am (UTC)
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This is another song that I've hardly ever listened to in the past, so couldn't remember anything about what it sounded like until I put it on. It's very refreshing when we do these. :)

Guh, how gorgeous are those opening verses?  Lush vocals from Bono and beautiful lyrics. Which constrasts dramatically (and effectively) with the crashing, brutal sound of the rest of the song. Awesome drums... I love the little electronicky bleeps and twangs around the Georgie Best verse, too. I also think the words are pretty good - they may seem a tad simple and repetitive at first, but there's some neat rhyming that appeals to me.

The juxtaposition of Gavin's moody, monotonous murmuring (rather Numb-esque!) with Bono's silkily melodic crooning is really nice, it means that the song is rich with varying textures, especially when Bono also switches to that tribal wailing that he'd later adopt for the live version of Please. (Predictably my favourite bit is his background "Whoooooo..." after Gavin intones "In the name of fun".)

Haven't seen the film yet, incidentally. I taped it off the TV months ago but it's one of many videos that I just haven't found the time to watch.

On a semi-related note, I've just rediscovered how bloomin' excellent Billy Boola is...
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From:volare
Date:March 19th, 2006 05:11 am (UTC)
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On a semi-related note, I've just rediscovered how bloomin' excellent Billy Boola is...

indeeeeeeeeed. seeing as it's on the OST and all... *g*

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