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February 5th, 2003

Toot toot... @ 03:24 pm

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I'm currently feelin: contemplative contemplative
I'm currently hearin: Exit - U2

Since we're posting some U2 observations here at the moment...here's one (a delayed one) from me.

It has often been said that Achtung Baby was a train driving away from "Joshua Tree" U2. The album opens with "Zoo Station"...then breaks into "Even Better Than The Real Thing" which has an intro that undeniably sounds like a train pulling out of the station (the "zoo station)...and away from the "old U2".

In the "Electrical Storm"...we see Bono and the band on a train. So...do you think U2 might be catching at train back to Joshua Tree?? heh. Ok...seeing a little too much into it maybe...but with all the recent talk on that topic...not unreasonable, hey?
 
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From:gravitysdream
Date:February 4th, 2003 10:33 pm (UTC)
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Hmmm you are reading WAY too much into it my friend, but keep going the obsessive part of me finds intrigue in it hehe :-P
From:virginblue
Date:February 5th, 2003 04:52 am (UTC)

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I like to believe that U2 is very deep...they are so not just a surface layer band. Bono and the Edge really love their attention to detail...so I do my best to look into everything U2 makes with open searching eyes.
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From:ides_of_march
Date:February 5th, 2003 04:24 am (UTC)
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Well if you want to take it that far, you could say that the TV represents Zoo TV and the suitcase ATYCLB. I don't think the train and the other symbols are unreasonable assumptions at all.
From:virginblue
Date:February 5th, 2003 04:46 am (UTC)

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Oh yes...I like that idea for the TV and baggage stuff! But what about the bath? Is that representing POP...which went down the drain? ha.

(Just to clarify...personally I love POP!)
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From:ides_of_march
Date:February 5th, 2003 04:49 am (UTC)

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Ooh..ha! Good one. I loved POP too. We could say, for some people, POP is like an overhot bath...you have to soak in it for a while to get used to it and fall in love. Sound good?
From:virginblue
Date:February 5th, 2003 05:02 am (UTC)

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I'll buy it! POP was also very hard for U2 to "push" (ie - market)...yeah...?
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From:ides_of_march
Date:February 5th, 2003 08:19 am (UTC)

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We should make their videos for them. I doubt Anton put as much thought into this. ;)
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From:chelsea_energy
Date:February 5th, 2003 04:25 am (UTC)

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I think they're far from coming full circle in their careers, but maybe they're leaving for a new place (possibly more similar to Joshua Tree than Actung Baby though...
From:virginblue
Date:February 5th, 2003 04:48 am (UTC)

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Yeah...agreed. Maybe it's just a new train to a new place.
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From:glitterkittykid
Date:February 5th, 2003 07:29 pm (UTC)
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Th at's a cool way of thinking about it.

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