September 17th, 2002

The Suit - Sad

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Although mentioned on the cover of the most recent "Entertainment Weekly" (fall music preview issue with Justin Timberflake on the cover), I cannot find any mention of U2 in the magazine itself. If I am wrong.......please, someone correct me with a page number or something. Thanks.
Too Much

Electrical Storm video!

Go here:
http://u2log.com/archive/001799.shtml

The Interference forum has screen grabs from the new video.... if you're a Larry obsessive and you have a weak heart, I don't recommend going to see them. *g*  Also, Bono looks like he needs a shave again!

And don't miss this week's Top Of The Pops because ES will be on there, probably the video. Thank Christ they're showing it just *before* I go back to uni (where I'll have no TV or video)... if they'd shown it at the weekend just after I'd left home, I would have been spitting blood!! Just hope I don't forget to watch it. ;o)
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In response to Choebe's rant on 9/14:

(Can't get the comment page to work for whatever reason. So here's my reply.)

How I see it: u2 is a mainstream pop band with underground sensibilities. They stay on top because they experiment with new ideas, grooves, and sounds. Yet always there behind it all remains their individual style.

In a sense, they remind me a lot of the Beatles. Can one compare Rubber Soul to Abbey Road? They are entirely different yet....superb, classic albums. They reflect the times the band was experiencing. u2 is much the same with the 80's era, and the 90's era. Their music is very different, yet the vibe is still there. They have their own thing going on, yet they can still stay in the spotlight.

When asked, 'What is my favourite u2 album?' I come up with this answer. "You want to know which one from the 80's, or 90's? Don't expect me to choose because they need to be placed in separate categories."

I for one am GLAD that they have many different sounds. That is what makes them so interesting! Heck, some days you feel like listening to some WAR. Others, perhaps driving down the highway, you're feeling a bit like POP and you need to scream some lyrics. Maybe you feel like the Fly and it's time for some Achtung Baby.

Now, example time. Let us compare.....If you take a band *and I say that...very....reluctantly...* like Backstreet Boys where you can't tell one album from another. It's repetitive and sounds the same all around. The theme is always the same, and do they even write their own songs? Do they play their instruments? Yet that is what critics claim to be music nowadays? That is what is popular? Please. Give me some u2, a band with real-life actual talent and they put on a hell of a show.

*Wolff

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"I look cool, I am cool." - Larry Mullen Jr.
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In response to Choebe's rant on 9/14:

(Can't get the comment page to work for whatever reason. So here's my reply.)

How I see it: u2 is a mainstream pop band with underground sensibilities. They stay on top because they experiment with new ideas, grooves, and sounds. Yet always there behind it all remains their individual style.

In a sense, they remind me a lot of the Beatles. Can one compare Rubber Soul to Abbey Road? They are entirely different yet....superb, classic albums. They reflect the times the band was experiencing. u2 is much the same with the 80's era, and the 90's era. Their music is very different, yet the vibe is still there. They have their own thing going on, yet they can still stay in the spotlight.

When asked, 'What is my favourite u2 album?' I come up with this answer. "You want to know which one from the 80's, or 90's? Don't expect me to choose because they need to be placed in separate categories."

I for one am GLAD that they have many different sounds. That is what makes them so interesting! Heck, some days you feel like listening to some WAR. Others, perhaps driving down the highway, you're feeling a bit like POP and you need to scream some lyrics. Maybe you feel like the Fly and it's time for some Achtung Baby.

Now, example time. Let us compare.....If you take a band *and I say that...very....reluctantly...* like Backstreet Boys where you can't tell one album from another. It's repetitive and sounds the same all around. The theme is always the same, and do they even write their own songs? Do they play their instruments? Yet that is what critics claim to be music nowadays? That is what is popular? Please. Give me some u2, a band with real-life actual talent and they put on a hell of a show.

*Wolff

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"I look cool, I am cool." - Larry Mullen Jr.
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