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Are they just playing The Joshua Tree? That is the only album they should be allowed play!
Achtung Baby is their best album. 


Agree it's the only album I can actually listen to of theirs
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Originally posted by FrankosHereNow FrankosHereNow wrote:

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Are they just playing The Joshua Tree? That is the only album they should be allowed play!
Achtung Baby is their best album. 


Agree it's the only album I can actually listen to of theirs
Wouldn't be for me now, some of the cheesiest faux-Americana ever written. An early example of white Irish lads trying to be black.LOL
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Originally posted by lassassinblanc lassassinblanc wrote:

Originally posted by FrankosHereNow FrankosHereNow wrote:

Originally posted by pre Madonna pre Madonna wrote:

Are they just playing The Joshua Tree? That is the only album they should be allowed play!
Achtung Baby is their best album. 


Agree it's the only album I can actually listen to of theirs
Wouldn't be for me now, some of the cheesiest faux-Americana ever written. An early example of white Irish lads trying to be black.LOL
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote pre Madonna Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Jul 2017 at 2:54pm
Originally posted by FrankosHereNow FrankosHereNow wrote:

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Originally posted by lassassinblanc lassassinblanc wrote:

Originally posted by FrankosHereNow FrankosHereNow wrote:

Originally posted by pre Madonna pre Madonna wrote:

Are they just playing The Joshua Tree? That is the only album they should be allowed play!
Achtung Baby is their best album. 


Agree it's the only album I can actually listen to of theirs
Wouldn't be for me now, some of the cheesiest faux-Americana ever written. An early example of white Irish lads trying to be black.LOL
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I just think that after the Joshua Tree is when the ****ishness started and it showed in their music. One good album and they inducted themselves into the rock & roll hall of fame with 'Rattle & Hum' and then tried to show that they could fuse the gospel, blues and funk with stadium rock on 'Achtung Baby', I think it failed but it made them more money. In fairness, 'Achtung Baby' is brilliant compared to what they did afterwards, which was effectively turn up to a studio and record themselves sh*t. I suppose at that stage it was fairly clear that anything they did would sell. 
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Whatever about their studio work they are a cracking live band . Up there with the best of them when it comes to live shows .
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Originally posted by pre Madonna pre Madonna wrote:

Originally posted by lassassinblanc lassassinblanc wrote:

Originally posted by FrankosHereNow FrankosHereNow wrote:

Originally posted by pre Madonna pre Madonna wrote:

Are they just playing The Joshua Tree? That is the only album they should be allowed play!
Achtung Baby is their best album. 


Agree it's the only album I can actually listen to of theirs

Wouldn't be for me now, some of the cheesiest faux-Americana ever written. An early example of white Irish lads trying to be black.LOL



Achtung baby is their most un Americana album along with Zoorpoa and Joshua tree is their most americana album.

Achtung is their most European album. Influenced by NIN, stone Roses, Berlin Bowie, Kraftwerk and others.

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Originally posted by pre Madonna pre Madonna wrote:

Originally posted by FrankosHereNow FrankosHereNow wrote:

Originally posted by pre Madonna pre Madonna wrote:

Originally posted by lassassinblanc lassassinblanc wrote:

Originally posted by FrankosHereNow FrankosHereNow wrote:

Originally posted by pre Madonna pre Madonna wrote:

Are they just playing The Joshua Tree? That is the only album they should be allowed play!
Achtung Baby is their best album. 


Agree it's the only album I can actually listen to of theirs
Wouldn't be for me now, some of the cheesiest faux-Americana ever written. An early example of white Irish lads trying to be black.LOL
The Irish are the blacks of Europe.
Great reference.ClapClap
I just think that after the Joshua Tree is when the ****ishness started and it showed in their music. One good album and they inducted themselves into the rock & roll hall of fame with 'Rattle & Hum' and then tried to show that they could fuse the gospel, blues and funk with stadium rock on 'Achtung Baby', I think it failed but it made them more money. In fairness, 'Achtung Baby' is brilliant compared to what they did afterwards, which was effectively turn up to a studio and record themselves sh*t. I suppose at that stage it was fairly clear that anything they did would sell. 

I think they got over their "faux americana" and in "All that you cant leave behind" and "How to dismantle an atomic bomb" produced two outstanding albums. 


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Originally posted by lassassinblanc lassassinblanc wrote:

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Are they just playing The Joshua Tree? That is the only album they should be allowed play!


Think they play all of Joshua Tree then play a greatest hits set after that


They open with fours songs which were released such as SBS, NYD, Bad and Pride, prior to the Joshua tree and then play that as it was released in order.

They then play a mix of songs which were released post Joshua tree such as one, miss Sarajevo and beautiful day and ultra violet ray etc etc.
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personally Achtung Baby and Joshua are their two best by a long shot and then I would say Zooropa
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Originally posted by Baldrick Baldrick wrote:

Originally posted by pre Madonna pre Madonna wrote:

Originally posted by lassassinblanc lassassinblanc wrote:

Originally posted by FrankosHereNow FrankosHereNow wrote:

Originally posted by pre Madonna pre Madonna wrote:

Are they just playing The Joshua Tree? That is the only album they should be allowed play!
Achtung Baby is their best album. 


Agree it's the only album I can actually listen to of theirs

Wouldn't be for me now, some of the cheesiest faux-Americana ever written. An early example of white Irish lads trying to be black.LOL



Achtung baby is their most un Americana album along with Zoorpoa and Joshua tree is their most americana album.

Achtung is their most European album. Influenced by NIN, stone Roses, Berlin Bowie, Kraftwerk and others.
I would disagree, apart from the first song the album is clearly influenced by southern black music, it has been a few years since I listened to it though, and with good reason!
It is worth noting that the Madchester scene was heavily influenced by soul and gospel too, although more evident in  the electronic Hacienda sound and the Mondays than in the Roses' work.


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Until the end of the world, the fly zoo station acrobat all have the European industrial music influences.

Who's gonna ride your wild horses is a classic u2 song.

Mysterious ways does have a funk influence.

So cruel has a Scott Walker influence to it.

Even better than the real thing got RE mixes to be a dance track.

The whole point of the album was go get away from the americana and roots of rattle and hum and the Joshua tree
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While we can argue over the influences, we can all agree that it was wank. Pretentious wank.
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So was it good lads for those that went?

No surprise with setlist. Same as Barcelona.
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My brother and nephew saw U2 at Twickenham recently and said they were quality.
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Originally posted by Baldrick Baldrick wrote:

So was it good lads for those that went?

No surprise with setlist. Same as Barcelona.
with such a big catalogue on songs,they should mix things up a little. Nothing worse at a gig when you know what's coming next
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