I hope this has never been posted yet...
I was listening to "New Year's Day" (All is quiet...) then "October" came on.
I just realized that U2 aren't just about the sound, but the pauses, too - here's the "pause" I love most:
"But you go on -
*pause of bated breath*
- and on..."
The pause just makes the "and on" infinite.
It could be when Bono stops singing and The Edge comes in with a riff that makes your heart pound like nothing else (like the one in "Miracle Drug", just before Edge sings "Beneath the noise...").
It could be a pause for one of Adam's basslines. Or a Larry drum solo. Or... the breath before "whooo-hooo!" in Elevation.
So... what are your favorite U2 "pauses"? :-)
The Bono interview with Rolling Stone podcast has a new episode so be sure to update it!Here's more info: "Bono: The Rolling Stone Interview Pt. 7 : Zooropa - Atomic Bomb 26:25 1/2/2006 U2's singer discusses all of the U2 albums, from "Zooropa" through "How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb" with Rolling Stone editor and publisher, Jann S. Wenner in this final segment of the Rolling Stone Interview with Bono."
All That You Can't Leave Behind
How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb?
i've seen a lot of reviews and such comparing the two; i did it myself in my school newspaper last year.
i personally prefer ATYCLB. i feel it's a more consistent effort overall. but i know a lot of you think the opposite, and that's okay! it's why i'm asking!
"When this bogus term alternative rock was being thrown at every '70s retro rehash folk group, we were challenging people to new sonic ideas. If some little snotty anarchist with an Apple Mac and an attitude thinks he invented dance music and the big rock group is coming into his territory, [that's] ridiculous." - Bono, U2 - 1997