March 24th, 2006

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SOTD - Flashback Friday!

Sorry for the lateness, my IP's been dippy all day.. >;#

Today's Flashback Friday selection from the 1978 demo tape is

False Prophet

I can hear echoes of Twilight in this one. As is the case with almost all of these recordings, Edge and Larry are holding the entire shebang together by teeth and nails. Bono sounds VERY young here and very much as though he's trying to emulate Lennon's vocal tone circa Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds. Edge sounds a bit Roger McGuinn/The Byrds with some of his chords.
This one though, does to my mind show some of their determination to carve a unique sound just starting to grow, rather than the pure The Clash/Beatles/Buzzcocks they emulate elsewhere.

Lyrics are almost incomprehensible but "I know, I understand" can be quite clearly heard in the chorus.. Anyone up to the task of posting their interpretations?

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So my older brother finally got sick and tired of me taking his U2 cd's. I'm of the frame of mind that if someone in my family has a cd I want to listen to, I just borrow it, so I save money that way. I bought myself a copy of Achtung Baby yesterday and I was going to buy another CD tomorrow. This is where I'm having a dilema. I'm not sure if I should get Zooropa or Pop first. Both are incredibly underrated albums (in my opinion anyway), its more of a competition between which song I like more...Lemon or Staring At The Sun.

So my question is...Zooropa or Pop?

I was thinking Pop, because I love Staring At The Sun. But then I think of Lemon and my confusion starts all over again.
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