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June 22nd, 2007

Question time... @ 11:26 pm

bonoffee:
I missed the usual day for my question this week, because I was graduating and/or panicking about graduating. So, belated but no less important, here is this week's little discussion topic! It's probably no surprise, if you consider what the last three questions have been...

What is your favourite Adam bassline?

I'm hoping the term 'bassline' covers all Adam-bass-musical stuff, since I am hopeless with terms of a technical nature. I tend to use the word 'thingy' or sometimes 'stuff' which is of no use to anyone. ;)

Anyway, it's Adam this week, so go nuts. There are a few glaringly obvious choices, which are fine, and if you think of something more unusual, that's cool, too! Anything, basically. I like these topics because people always think of songs I've forgotten, and then I go 'oh yeah!' and have to go and listen to them. Hee!

I'm only picking one, myself, this time, since on the Bono topic I went a bit list-crazy. I love Adam in Vertigo. He carries that song, it's awesome. Much love for that one!

Okay, over to you!
 
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From:luminoustimes
Date:June 22nd, 2007 10:42 pm (UTC)
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Lady with the Spinning Head!
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From:hawkmoon268
Date:June 24th, 2007 05:42 pm (UTC)
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*DITTO*!!!!
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From:rickysbaby
Date:June 22nd, 2007 10:49 pm (UTC)
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"Some Days Are Better Than Others" - DEFINITELY

And the obvious "Numb."

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From:rickysbaby
Date:June 24th, 2007 05:48 pm (UTC)
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between a man and a woman

OMG, yes! Thank you! It was driving me crazy that I couldn't remember what song it was that I had just recently listened to and my mind started to tune out everything except the bass line, and my head said, "WTF bass!?"

I just listened to it again, and yes, this was the culprit!
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From:tinamachina
Date:June 22nd, 2007 10:54 pm (UTC)
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"Some Days Are Better Than Others"
"New Year's Day"
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From:interiority
Date:June 23rd, 2007 04:40 am (UTC)
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Agreed x 10000000 :)
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From:rickysbaby
Date:June 22nd, 2007 11:05 pm (UTC)
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"Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For"
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From:hbpen
Date:June 22nd, 2007 11:34 pm (UTC)

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Adam & Larry OWN "Love & Peace"
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From:t4_flirt
Date:June 23rd, 2007 01:10 pm (UTC)
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the Vertigo dvd version rocks my socks. LOL
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From:sapphires13
Date:June 22nd, 2007 11:39 pm (UTC)
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Do You Feel Loved.

No other song can compare.
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From:hard2explain8
Date:June 22nd, 2007 11:56 pm (UTC)
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"Do You Feel Loved" and of COURSE "Bass Trap". That song makes like 40 appearances on my study/night time playlist!
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From:zuber
Date:June 27th, 2007 11:39 am (UTC)
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The Edge playing both the electric and bass guitar in "40".
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%2240%22_%28song%29
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From:trinimacphisto
Date:June 23rd, 2007 01:37 am (UTC)
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I love Bad and Please! And also In a Little While cause it's totally adorable, even though it's kind of hard to hear lol
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From:rickysbaby
Date:June 24th, 2007 05:49 pm (UTC)
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I am actually partial to the drooms in "In a Little While." But that is for another thread. ;)
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From:thanks4thefish
Date:June 23rd, 2007 03:03 am (UTC)
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Actually, I'm rather partial to Vertigo. Obviously Edge's riff gets most of the attention. But during the verses, when Edge is just doing his palm mute stuff, if you listen, Adam's bass line completely drives the song.

Beyond that:

LAPOE
With or Without You
Mofo
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From:bonoffee
Date:June 24th, 2007 09:03 pm (UTC)
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Exactly what I love about Vertigo, too. Adam carries those verses, and it's the bassline that sticks in your head.

Oooh, WOWY, good call :D
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From:highorlow
Date:June 23rd, 2007 03:23 am (UTC)
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I'm currently in a huge '80s mood (especially War), so "New Year's Day" and "Sunday Bloody Sunday" are two of my faves right now. I also like "11 O' Clock Tick Tock" and "Desire" (yes!), but only because I can play those. XD

I might post some more when I feel less sick/it's not 11:30.
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From:beowulfjones
Date:June 23rd, 2007 04:15 am (UTC)
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Did some say something about Adam's parts?? *thinks of his photo in the Achtung Baby sleeve...*
  • The majority of POP, but especially Do You Feel Loved, Mofo and Please.
  • For me, his contributions to Dirty Day, A Sort of Homecoming, Bullet the Blue Sky and Exit grow and grow, repeating without becoming repetitive. They give plenty of expression to each of the songs.
  • Until the End of the World! (YES!!) It's usually overshadowed by The Edge's work... but just listen to Adam's lines the next time UTEOTW's playing.
  • Ooh! Ooh! Mysterious Ways, too! Go go out-of-key power!
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From:t4_flirt
Date:June 23rd, 2007 01:12 pm (UTC)
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Did some say something about Adam's parts??

Wow. I totally didn't see that coming. I was too busy answering.

Now I can't get that loverly picture out of my brain...*melts*
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From:spicedrum
Date:June 23rd, 2007 06:28 am (UTC)

two words

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Streets. Live.
the Everest of live music experiences



okay, also Wire, Seconds, I Threw a Brick Through A Window, Two Hearts Beat As One, Daddy's Gonna Pay For Your Crashed Car, Lemon (right up there with Another One Bites The Dust as one of the greatest deceptively simple grooves of all time), Last Night On Earth, and basically the entirety of Achtung Baby - Zoo Station and The Fly rock. Love Is Blindness belongs to Edge always, but Adam anchors a subtle (but brilliant) line for him to bleed over.
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From:la_woman
Date:June 23rd, 2007 07:15 am (UTC)
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I can't pick just one. In no particular order:

Until the End of the World
Where the Streets Have No Name (especially live as already mentioned)
Gone
Please
Gloria
A Man and a Woman
Bullet the Blue Sky

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From:maldeluxx
Date:June 23rd, 2007 09:51 am (UTC)
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Right now: "Out Of Control" *whee*

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