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bluejay08003
Posted: Jun 20, 2015 - 13:47
 

 AndyJ wrote:
Overplayed, everywhere.

Too soon. I need another five-ten years before I can enjoy again.

PSD me.
 
It certainly was very overplayed in its day on FM radio.  Today the site shows 3 plays in 30 days, which is heavy rotation for RP, but not every-hour saturation.  

To me, this song still sounds fresh and survived overplaying.  Still has energy and urgency.  I can understand why some find it over-the-top, but it stood out compared to the hits of 1983, and still holds up today.  

coloradojohn
(Re-booting at the foot of The Flatirons, BOULDER)
Posted: Jun 20, 2015 - 13:33
 

TURN IT UP! ! Always loved the way the bright, ringing electric piano cuts in to dance with Clayton's wicked sinister bass, and the way Edge excites his guitar into those trademark vibrational spasms that mirror and echo the frenetics of matter at its jumping, pulsing core, and how can one possibly top Mullens' fantastic drumming that's like a storm coming down from the mountains, like mighty gusts from the four winds? and probably there's no one who can pour an entire soul's worth of infinite passion into the lyrics and vocals like Bono!

wgsu_1978
Posted: Jun 20, 2015 - 13:32
 

If only they could have stayed this way ...

easmann
(Standing on Zanzibar)
Posted: Jun 08, 2015 - 14:29
 

 Will62 wrote:
"... Mr Hewson gave himself the sobriquet "Bono" from the Latin Bona Vox - good voice. ... "
 
You are of course entitled to dislike the band and Bono, and to say so. However, the accusation that he gave himself that name is not correct. He was given that name by members of a youth gang to which he belonged, and not, most likely, out of kindness. It came from a Dublin seller of hearing aids: Bonavox Hearing Specialists. In my experience teen-aged boys do not give each other flattering nicknames.

willmcnaught
(Eugene Oregon)
Posted: May 27, 2015 - 14:32
 

 Fabienne wrote:
I just don't like Bono... I can't stand his voice since I heard him for the very first time. I have no idea why people are so much into his voice and music. Maybe I'm too young? {#Ask} Well, 32 shouldn't be too young?! {#No}

 
different stokes and folks Fab. lol  worry about something else, Bono will survive without your adulation! lol 

Fabienne
(Basel, Switzerland)
Posted: Apr 28, 2015 - 10:13
 

I just don't like Bono... I can't stand his voice since I heard him for the very first time. I have no idea why people are so much into his voice and music. Maybe I'm too young? {#Ask} Well, 32 shouldn't be too young?! {#No}

coding_to_music
(Beantown)
Posted: Apr 05, 2015 - 22:46
 

Great stuff

full of emotion and content 

stalfnzo
(Somewhere... out there)
Posted: Apr 05, 2015 - 22:46
 

Arghh!! PSD!!! PSD!!!

boober
(KC,Mo)
Posted: Mar 27, 2015 - 16:41
 

 Will62 wrote:
For the life of me I cannot understand the fascination with this lot. Talented - yes but so is my 15 year old cellist son. Exceptional? Far from it. Bono (self-serving git) shrieks, whines and screeches his way through mundane melodies. And i will put my foot through the sitting room wall if I hear one more time "the edge is the greatest". Before anybody starts - Mr Hewson gave himself the sobriquet "Bono" from the Latin Bona Vox - good voice. No better than the neighbours warbling in the shower.

 
Send me your CD when you make it.....I would like to hear your talents Will.

I'm not a very good guitar player but I do know one when I hear it....and yes, The Edge is VERY good.

Bono's voice is fantastic and full of Irish emotion. I am a very good singer....Bono is a GREAT singer IMO!



oldsaxon
(Wales via Vancouver, BC.)
Posted: Mar 27, 2015 - 16:38
 

Bono is a bastard
They got too much airplay
Wish he'd shut up
Average rating 8....

 I think the vocal minority should accept greatness with grace.

 
Lampje99
(Breda, Netherlands)
Posted: Mar 27, 2015 - 16:35
 

We used to like it, but we grew up
Webfoot
(Eugene, Oregon)
Posted: Mar 27, 2015 - 16:35
 

 panlad wrote:
Say it's true! It's true!!!!  We can break through  though torn in two, we can be one!

Really effective guitar playing here.  First U2 song I ever heard. 
Still hits me hard.

 
Same here.  {#Cheers}

Pristina
Posted: Mar 25, 2015 - 00:12
 

How can this song be anything other than a 10?

kingart
(Brooklyn NY)
Posted: Mar 17, 2015 - 11:54
 

 AndyJ wrote:
Overplayed, everywhere.

Too soon. I need another five-ten years before I can enjoy again.

PSD me.

 
Yes, I agree. FM annihilated the listenability of this otherwise good track for quite a while. Still, here on R.P., where any song is no longer encumbered by the dead weight 10 ton anchor of commercials and moronic robot "on air talent" the song frees itself and becomes what it was meant to be: a solid, thoughtful rocker. 
 

AndyJ
(Oregon, Silicon Forest)
Posted: Feb 24, 2015 - 01:28
 

Overplayed, everywhere.

Too soon. I need another five-ten years before I can enjoy again.

PSD me.



hempmandan
(Menlo Park, CA)
Posted: Feb 13, 2015 - 22:32
 

No Comment....too great
 
Hoosfoos
Posted: Jan 23, 2015 - 21:24
 

A once mighty young band.

panlad
(Serenity)
Posted: Jan 13, 2015 - 14:06
 

Say it's true! It's true!!!!  We can break through  though torn in two, we can be one!

Really effective guitar playing here.  First U2 song I ever heard. 
Still hits me hard.

Shaken_Bake
(Mile High City-or is it just me?)
Posted: Jan 01, 2015 - 12:35
 

As I was the first one awake in the house this morning, this song went through my head!  Of course.  Happy 2015 everyone!

hayduke2
(Southampton, NY)
Posted: Jan 01, 2015 - 12:34
 

Happy New Year!

Aud
(lost in lakecity)
Posted: Nov 22, 2014 - 01:58
 

 coloradojohn wrote:
I consider myself truly blessed to have seen and felt (a show by U2 is a visceral experience!) them doing this in that truly magical year!

 

I saw them too in 1983! What a fanatastic experoemmce with 10 row seats in a 4000 people auditorium.

Bluesgrrl
(Down by the river)
Posted: Nov 06, 2014 - 14:08
 

All grown up.

Boy Peter Rowen War

coloradojohn
(A Mile High and then some, Hilltop, Denver)
Posted: Sep 17, 2014 - 23:15
 

Eternally vital music, and nice to hear, considering that it's the eve of the vote for Scottish Independence. Dare to break the old chains!

mediamarv
(Greenville, SC)
Posted: Sep 10, 2014 - 14:38
 

Takes me back to the early 80s MTV... not necessarily a good thing. I've just heard it too many times. I remember being awed by the newness of the sound, at the time.

On_The_Beach
(The Blue Planet)
Posted: Sep 05, 2014 - 03:45
 

 ScottN wrote:
. . . For the U2/Bono bashers.  The point has been made often enough.  PSD is there for you, so stfu.
 
Amen.

ScottN
(Sold the condo in Gaza. Looking for smth near fracking.)
Posted: Jul 17, 2014 - 11:18
 

For me, their first decent song.  Their sound is by now becoming defined.
For the U2/Bono bashers.  The point has been made often enough.  PSD is there for you, so stfu.

Will62
Posted: Jul 10, 2014 - 00:49
 

For the life of me I cannot understand the fascination with this lot. Talented - yes but so is my 15 year old cellist son. Exceptional? Far from it. Bono (self-serving git) shrieks, whines and screeches his way through mundane melodies. And i will put my foot through the sitting room wall if I hear one more time "the edge is the greatest". Before anybody starts - Mr Hewson gave himself the sobriquet "Bono" from the Latin Bona Vox - good voice. No better than the neighbours warbling in the shower.

Vero_Luxemburg
(Luxembourg)
Posted: Jul 04, 2014 - 15:31
 

My first vinyl single. Wild. I didn't understand the lyrics at the time.
I still don't understand one thing today: why is England allowed to have a colony while the whole western world agrees that you can't occupy another country and hold it prisoner? Just England and Israel seem to be allowed to do that nowadays. Very strange...
34bogas
(México city)
Posted: Jun 18, 2014 - 16:27
 

¡Rolota!

Amyjacksoncc
Posted: May 15, 2014 - 19:09
 

This is freshman year of college Christmas holiday but ... My then boyfriend after the holiday broke up with me ... And the song played on ... Agh !!!!
Peter_Bradshaw
(UK)
Posted: May 08, 2014 - 09:49
 

..... as it finished yet
tulfan
(Still in SE MI)
Posted: Apr 01, 2014 - 10:40
 

 gjr wrote:
i LOVE this song and it has aged extremely well....unlike "sunday bloody sunday" (which makes my ears shriek every time i hear it)



still a 10 after all these years..... 

 
Agreed. There is a passion, honesty, and urgency to this effort that I rarely heard again from them...

sirdroseph
(Yes)
Posted: Mar 06, 2014 - 07:23
 

 1wolfy wrote:
 Keep eating the 'Monsanto laced' products and you'll sing a different tune.  Your guts will get thrashed.  Messing with organics is diabolical.  daigoro wrote:

I'm pretty sure the people in Africa who are starving couldn't care less if they food they get is GMO free. Banning DDT was one of the worst things we ever did for starving people in the 3rd world. But hey, it makes a few elitist activists feel better about themselves here in the well-fed west.

 



 

Well someone has bought what Monsanto is selling.{#Rolleyes} If they want to save the starving in Africa with this crap, I am all for it, but don't completely take over the world's food supply forcing everyone to eat it.

bstjames
(Enfield, NH)
Posted: Mar 06, 2014 - 07:21
 

I would like this song more if RP didn't play SO MUCH U2!!!  Please - you have such a huge range to choose from - why multiple U2 songs EVERY day???


Sorry, everyone.  Bono's voice is like fingernails on a chalkboard to me. 

Lauriea
(Calgary. Alberta, Canada)
Posted: Feb 28, 2014 - 18:35
 

i like this, i do

1wolfy
(Mission Viejo California)
Posted: Feb 12, 2014 - 18:09
 

 Keep eating the 'Monsanto laced' products and you'll sing a different tune.  Your guts will get thrashed.  Messing with organics is diabolical.  daigoro wrote:

I'm pretty sure the people in Africa who are starving couldn't care less if they food they get is GMO free. Banning DDT was one of the worst things we ever did for starving people in the 3rd world. But hey, it makes a few elitist activists feel better about themselves here in the well-fed west.

 



1wolfy
(Mission Viejo California)
Posted: Feb 12, 2014 - 18:05
 

I love U2, but I've heard this song way too many times.  I much prefer Drowning Man or Love Comes Tumbling, but I'm not the man behind the turn table...and I admire the depth of his musical knowledge.  Bill - {#Crown}

coloradojohn
(A Mile High and then some, Hilltop, Denver)
Posted: Feb 02, 2014 - 12:40
 

I consider myself truly blessed to have seen and felt (a show by U2 is a visceral experience!) them doing this in that truly magical year!

Zep
Posted: Jan 27, 2014 - 23:18
 

 daigoro wrote:
I'm pretty sure the people in Africa who are starving couldn't care less if they food they get is GMO free. Banning DDT was one of the worst things we ever did for starving people in the 3rd world. But hey, it makes a few elitist activists feel better about themselves here in the well-fed west.
 
There's that word again. I do not think that word means what you think it means. 

coolpeople_rule
(Somewhere NorthofNorth)
Posted: Jan 27, 2014 - 23:18
 

 oldfart48 wrote:
Yeah, it's only rock & roll but i'm tired of it......(now I think about it this band works that way) {#Yawn}

 

It's a beautiful day!

mread
(Sun Diego)
Posted: Jan 01, 2014 - 16:16
 

HNY to all RP-ers!

Aud
(lost in lakecity)
Posted: Dec 27, 2013 - 03:44
 

Good "speeding down the road at 90 mph" song!

daigoro
Posted: Dec 08, 2013 - 13:15
 

 ziggytrix wrote:
 cBalthazar wrote:

Me too. But not only that U2 suck later, Bono sold his soul to the corporate devil and is now promoting salvation of hungry Africa by bringing in GMOs and corporate food monsters like Monsanto and others {#Ass}
 

I've no love for Monsanto, but if someone can engineer a crop that can grow where nonGMOs cannot, and there are no viable crop alternatives for people who live in these regions, well, I just think we need to keep an objective, open mind about GMOs and not paint them all with the same fear-soaked brush.

If you're reading this and you think GMOs are all good or all bad, but you aren't sure why, please read this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genetically_modified_food_controversies 

 
I'm pretty sure the people in Africa who are starving couldn't care less if they food they get is GMO free. Banning DDT was one of the worst things we ever did for starving people in the 3rd world. But hey, it makes a few elitist activists feel better about themselves here in the well-fed west.

pdjpirate
(Near the Graveyard of the Atlantic!)
Posted: Dec 08, 2013 - 13:11
 

Absolute rocker...then and now! Edge for the win!
{#Sunny} 
daigoro
Posted: Dec 08, 2013 - 13:09
 

Not a big U2 fan, but this song is great. One of their best for sure.

philinnz
(Wellington, New Zealand)
Posted: Nov 07, 2013 - 00:01
 

I don't think there is a single U2 song that I like. but Hey, there is always PSD

pi31415
Posted: Nov 02, 2013 - 11:18
 

some things are better in moderation ... psd!

lemmoth
(NYC)
Posted: Sep 23, 2013 - 15:59
 

 Scientist79 wrote:
Can't stand this band, all their Music is the same....psd

U2 music - 35 years of constantly evolving music - so much so that many on this site feel they changed too much and are no longer as good. So to say that all their music is the same is clearly a ridiculous statement. 

tiggers
Posted: Sep 07, 2013 - 19:39
 

Brilliant... as it always was!

oldfart48
(boulder creek ca.)
Posted: Aug 31, 2013 - 17:44
 

yeah, it's only rock &roll but i'm tired of it......( now I think about it this band works that way){#Yawn}