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Re: U2

Postby bugman » 17 Jul 2017, 20:04

Mark72 wrote:OK. Is The Joshua Tree a Classic album or overrated. Me personally I remember buying it as a 16 year old and playing it to death. But now looking back it was an "OK" album. But for me Achtung Baby, Zooropa and Pop were the classic albums of there time.
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Re: U2

Postby KingLouieLouie76 » 18 Jul 2017, 00:14

Mark72 wrote:OK. Is The Joshua Tree a Classic album or overrated. Me personally I remember buying it as a 16 year old and playing it to death. But now looking back it was an "OK" album. But for me Achtung Baby, Zooropa and Pop were the classic albums of there time.
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What an interesting post and I certainly can see where you're coming from.... Perhaps the "Joshua Tree" just hasn't aged well, while those other three indeed have?
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Re: U2

Postby Mark72 » 19 Jul 2017, 19:31

The Zoo TV era was U2 at there best
https://youtu.be/P8pJYU5GiaE
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Re: U2

Postby Mallard No. 22 » 20 Jul 2017, 05:15

It is a very good point Mark72.

At the time, 'The Joshua Tree' certainly got the accolades. But it wasn't exactly a great period for music, so the time was right for U2's type of rock, being up against cheesy synths and hair metal.

I think U2, like Madonna, did greater work during the 90s.
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Re: U2

Postby Mark72 » 28 Oct 2017, 01:23

Well this took me back!
The Fantastic Achtung Baby / Zoo TV era
https://youtu.be/YzH0Vf77714
https://youtu.be/7Xk8XzgqyMs
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Re: U2

Postby Mallard No. 22 » 03 Nov 2017, 05:39

The Radio One Vintage series (celebrating 50 years of R1) had clips from that U2 interview.

I hope to listen to it at a convenient time.

As you say Mark72 an interesting time musically, and a good period for U2. :D
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Re: U2

Postby Mallard No. 22 » 09 Nov 2017, 05:51

Mark72 wrote:Well this took me back!


Mark72 - yes, thank you for posting this link (i.e. R1 'Evening Session' 13/02/92). I listened to the whole show and it does indeed take me back :D

The 'Achtung Baby' hit singles were all over the radio for about a year. I didn't buy the album at the time - I bought it later. As well as the U2 songs and interview, there was other great indie music from that time. I remember the James, Charlatans and Inspiral Carpets singles quite well, and I bought the albums.

The Ride and Jesus & Mary Chain singles slipped quickly in & out of the top ten and I don't recall them too well - I don't think they got on R1 daytime too much, though IIRC in that time period (winter 1991-92) I was often working 12-hour shifts and not often near a radio.

I don't remember the Public Image Ltd single (which sounded quite good) and on checking I see it was their last hit (albeit a minor one). Another song that sounded good was 'Temptation Eyes' by Blake Babies though I don't remember it.

Mark Goodier was/is a good DJ, a lot better than many. He was interested in the music.

Old radio shows can be such a social history, a snapshot of their time :geek: :)
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