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Wed Aug 25, 2021, 08:17 PM

u2 - bad (live-1985-wide awake) no joke, out of many thousands, this is my all-time favorite song

I mean there's so many close competitors like Day in the Life, Achilles Last Stand, Pictures of You, Here Comes a Regular to name a few ... but if you made me pick an absolute favorite song ever ... it's this.

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Reply u2 - bad (live-1985-wide awake) no joke, out of many thousands, this is my all-time favorite song (Original post)
Hugh_Lebowski Aug 2021 OP
Diamond_Dog Aug 2021 #1
Hugh_Lebowski Aug 2021 #2
Foolacious Aug 2021 #11
Diamond_Dog Aug 2021 #12
Diamond_Dog Aug 2021 #3
Hugh_Lebowski Aug 2021 #4
Diamond_Dog Aug 2021 #5
Hugh_Lebowski Aug 2021 #6
Diamond_Dog Aug 2021 #15
Foolacious Aug 2021 #7
Diamond_Dog Aug 2021 #13
Wingus Dingus Aug 2021 #8
Hugh_Lebowski Aug 2021 #9
Wingus Dingus Aug 2021 #10
Diamond_Dog Aug 2021 #14

Response to Hugh_Lebowski (Original post)

Wed Aug 25, 2021, 08:35 PM

1. Absolutely

We are on the same page with this song, mr_l!

First I have to admit I could never pick just one favorite song, I have so many favorite songs.

I love, musically, songs that start out low and slow and slowly build to a frenzy. I know you’ve seen this band in concert a few times & I bet this one was fabulous to experience in person. U2 has so many great ones.... Desire ... Mysterious Ways ... One ...With or Without You .. Oh just way way too many to mention. I’m such a huge fan. HUGE I TELL YA!

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Response to Diamond_Dog (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 25, 2021, 08:46 PM

2. Okay, here's another definitely top 10 song of mine ... I'm sure you know the song ...

but it's even better w/the video, in case you've never seen it.

From 1986 I think.

A 'builder', like we both love ... last couple of minutes are ecstatic, in my book.

Pretty certain this is actually live (not w/an audience though) cause it's not the record version exactly.

Keyboard player is Karl Wallinger, who left after this album to create World Party.

It's so freaking good

I spoke about wings ...
You just flew
I wondered, I guessed, and I tried ...
You just knew
I sighed ...
While you swooned
I saw the crescent ...
You saw the whole of the moon







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Response to Hugh_Lebowski (Reply #2)

Wed Aug 25, 2021, 11:31 PM

11. Lovely! And here's "Fisherman's Blues".

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Response to Foolacious (Reply #11)

Thu Aug 26, 2021, 08:46 AM

12. Awesome, thank you!

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Response to Hugh_Lebowski (Original post)

Wed Aug 25, 2021, 09:05 PM

3. I like it

I’m not all that familiar with The Waterboys but that really was very good. Thank you

As long as we’re talking about “builders”..... there’s this classic that I fell in love with the very first time I heard it....

https://m.

And yes I know some people argue that Limp Bizkit’s is better but I prefer the original Who.

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Response to Diamond_Dog (Reply #3)

Wed Aug 25, 2021, 09:09 PM

4. One of The Who's best, no doubt ... and never in 1,000,000 years would you ever hear me say

'Limp Bizkit's version is better' ... of anything

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Response to Hugh_Lebowski (Original post)

Wed Aug 25, 2021, 09:13 PM

5. Heh heh

We’re on more than one page, I’d say, mr_l!

Another great “builder” ... and a raspy voice, too! Right up my alley

https://m.

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Response to Diamond_Dog (Reply #5)

Wed Aug 25, 2021, 10:09 PM

6. Great tune. As it turns out I might've heard that one once or twice ;)

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Alright I got a couple for ya.

This band is from Virginia, fronted by 3 brothers (turns out, their dad's name is Bill if you can believe it).

I've turned three friends on to this record, and they all love it. This is the 'epic' track on Sirens, but literally every song is good.



This was the single from the album ... I promise you'll like it, based on my knowing your general taste. FYI, the guy mumbling at the beginning is Vonnegut.



And here's a live version of the first track. I won't say it's better than the studio one, but it's pretty damn good, and the Sons are easy on the eyes anyways.



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Response to Hugh_Lebowski (Reply #6)

Thu Aug 26, 2021, 08:49 AM

15. Bookmarked for later

Thank you so much

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Response to Hugh_Lebowski (Original post)

Wed Aug 25, 2021, 10:33 PM

7. Excellent!

My favorite of theirs is "Mysterious Ways".

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Response to Foolacious (Reply #7)

Thu Aug 26, 2021, 08:47 AM

13. That's an awesome tune, I agree

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Response to Hugh_Lebowski (Original post)

Wed Aug 25, 2021, 10:45 PM

8. Definitely one of my favorite U2 songs.

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Response to Wingus Dingus (Reply #8)

Wed Aug 25, 2021, 10:51 PM

9. Fun fact ... this is a freaking sound check before the show ...

The video where Bono's mic has the rainbow on it are from the soundcheck, when the rainbow's not there, and/or you see people, that is the concert itself ... but the song we're listening to was just them warming up before the show.

How good was a U2 soundcheck in 1984?

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Response to Hugh_Lebowski (Reply #9)

Wed Aug 25, 2021, 11:17 PM

10. I noticed the video was pieced together

from different performances, but would not have guessed the recording was from a soundcheck!

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Response to Hugh_Lebowski (Reply #9)

Thu Aug 26, 2021, 08:48 AM

14. Wow, what a fun fact indeed

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