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March 11, 2009 Posted by | America Olivo, U2, _BABE | Leave a comment

Have U2 lost their relevance?



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Last week we had to endure that new U2 crock … sorry, LP … “No Line Beneath This Bullshit”, or something, to write a review for a local mag.

In short, predictably underwhelming, meaningless nonsense. A crate of old, worn, moth-eaten rope.

So bad that the music caused our pit-bull Dubya to flee the house barking in terror! Dubya’s a staunch warrior who can even endure hearing stuff from the likes of Keane and Oasis.

Yap, it wasn’t easy! It reached the point where psychotic thoughts of appalling atrocities started entering my little noggin. However, after a weekend of intensive therapy at a more than a few gogo bars, things thankfully have improved significantly!

Anyway, a piece below from Sun Media titled “Have U2 finally lost their relevance?”

Have U2 finally lost their relevance? Erm … YES!!! …. f*cking decades ago!

The piece also explores the six stages that every ‘It’ band goes through! focussing on the Stones and U2.

Comparing the significance of the seminal Stones and the bland U2 is akin to comparing the IQ of Albert Einstein and Sarah Palin! However there are a few similarities in phases they’ve gone through.

A few insane reference points are also included – muzak mongers the the likes of the Eagles, Elton John, Michael Jackson, Tina Turner, et al, who this guy somehow thinks are good.

A rather odd castigation too of the fairly decent “Achtung Baby” and a gushing over U2 dross albums like “All That You Can’t Leave Behind” and “How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb.”

In any event, it’s easier to read about U2 than listen to them!

Has U2 finally lost their relevance?

We go through the six stages that every ‘It’ band goes through — eventually

By DARRYL STERDAN — Sun Media

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It happens to the best of them. In fact, it only happens to the best of them. And it seems it’s finally happening to U2.

After more than a quarter-century of virtually uninterrupted tenure as The Most Important Band in the World (TM), it would appear Bono, The Edge, Larry Mullen Jr. and Adam Clayton have reached the ultimate plateau in a band’s life — the magical place where fame meets irrelevance.

Just look at the initial response to their 12th studio album, No Line on the Horizon, in stores and online Tuesday. Oh sure, it’s getting plenty of attention — but not the same sort of attention as their previous discs. Despite its much-hyped global premiere in January, the upbeat leadoff single Get On Your Boots didn’t have legs, barely denting the Billboard Hot 100 before it tumbled off the chart. Their performance at last month’s Grammy Awards was met with yawns of disinterest, with many fans suggesting Bono seemed tired and out of breath. None of it bodes well for Horizon’s prospects with the public, which seems to feel that with U2, they’ve been there, heard that and thrown away the T-shirt already.

Bet Bono didn’t see that coming. Tell the truth, neither did we. But we did know it was bound to happen. As any music geek can tell you, there are several stages in the life of an artist. And every act that hangs around long enough walks the same path: Aerosmith, AC/DC, Bowie, Dylan, KISS, R.E.M., Madonna, Springsteen, and countless others. Granted, not all of them go through the stages in the same order or at the same rate. Some skip stages. Others repeat them. A few get stuck in one for most of their careers. But eventually, most get to where U2 now find themselves.

Of course, the band that blazed the trail — like so many others — is none other than The Rolling Stones. Now that U2 is catching up, let’s follow the line that the British rock gods drew — and that leads inexorably to the Irish icons’ limited horizons.

STAGE 1
Baby Steps

Every act starts out the same: Lean, hungry, committed — and convinced they’re destined to rule the world. Any musician who tells you different is a liar.

– Rolling Stones: 1962-1964 — From their formation to their first album. Fresh from the blues clubs, they were still basically a glorified cover band.
– U2: 1976-1981 — From their formation to their first two albums. Boy started the ball rolling with I Will Follow, but the following dwindled after the sophomore-slump October, featuring the aptly titled I Fall Down.

See Also:
– Elvis’ Sun Sessions
– The Beatles in Hamburg
– Bob Dylan’s first album
– Nirvana’s Bleach
– Madonna’s first album

STAGE 2
Hitting Your Stride

You’re not an amateur any more, but you’re not yet at the top of your game — artistically or commercially.

– Stones: 1964-1965 — From their first album to Satisfaction. Mick Jagger and Keith Richards started writing songs — after famously being locked in a room together — while the band’s relentless touring made inroads in America.
– U2: 1983-1984 — War and Unforgettable Fire. Okay, maybe Fire wasn’t that unforgettable. But on War, Bono found his political feet with Sunday Bloody Sunday and New Year’s Day. A glimpse of the greatness to come.

See Also:
– Metallica’s Ride the Lightning & Master of Puppets
– R.E.M. from Reckoning to Life’s Rich Pageant
– KISS’ Hotter Than Hell & Dressed to Kill
– The Clash’s Give ‘Em Enough Rope
– Eagles’ Desperado & On the Border

STAGE 3

At the Summit

The glory days when you can do no wrong. Everything you release turns to gold (and then platinum). Every show is a sellout and every award has your name on it.

– Stones: 1965-1972 — From Satisfaction to Exile on Main St. The era of Jumpin’ Jack Flash, Honky Tonk Women, Brown Sugar, Street Fightin’ Man, and nearly every other Stones classic. Even Altamont, Their Satanic Majesties Request and the death of Brian Jones couldn’t stop them.
– U2: 1985-1990 — Live Aid, Joshua Tree, Rattle & Hum. They played for millions. Joshua earned them their first Grammys. Even Bono’s giant white flag (and equally outsized ego and ambition) couldn’t stop them.

See Also:
– Bruce Springsteen from Born to Run to Born in the U.S.A.
– Elton John from Your Song to Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
– Pink Floyd from Dark Side of the Moon to The Wall
– Michael Jackson from Thriller to Dangerous
– Nirvana from Nevermind onward


STAGE 4

Missteps & Stumbles

Self-indulgence, supermodels, substances and solo albums — they all take their toll. And when you’re at the top, there’s only one way to go.

– Stones: 1973-1977 — Goat’s Head Soup to Black & Blue. Mick marries Bianca. Keith gets busted in Toronto. Bill Wyman makes solo albums. Things get so bad Mick Taylor quits the best-paying gig he’ll ever have. Yep, it’s only rock ‘n’ roll — but they’ve lost it, lost it, yes they have.
– U2: 1991-1999 — Achtung Baby, Zoo TV, Zooropa, Pop. Bono called Achtung “the sound of four men trying to chop down The Joshua Tree.” It worked. High-concept tours with Bono as MacPhisto, umpteen TV screens and giant lemons didn’t help. On the plus side: Clayton didn’t marry Naomi Campbell.

See Also:
– Jerry Lee Lewis’ marriage to his cousin
– KISS solo albums
– Van Halen hiring Gary Cherone
– Britney Spears shaving her head (and marrying Kevin Federline, and, and, and … )
– Virtually every decision Axl Rose made between 1995 and 2008


STAGE 5

Reclaiming the Throne

F. Scott Fitzgerald said there were no second acts in American lives. Maybe he was right — but everybody know there are encores in rock ‘n’ roll. And every band gets one. Sometimes more.

– Stones: 1978 — Some Girls. Revitalized and challenged by the no-nonsense spirit of punk, they shake off the cobwebs, reawaken their inner rockers and produce their last undeniably brilliant work. And their biggest-selling CD to date.
– U2: 2000-2006 — All That You Can’t Leave Behind & How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb. As Bono put it, they reapplied to be the best band in the world. And they got the job by getting back to basics with straightforward songs and shows that connect with fans.

See Also:
– David Bowie’s Let’s Dance
– Tina Turner’s Private Dancer
– AC/DC’s Back in Black
– KISS’ reunion tour
– Led Zeppelin’s 2007 reunion concert


STAGE 6

The Endless Plateau

You’ll always be huge. You’ll sell out stadiums. You might even make some great albums. But you’ll never be the It Band again. You’re too big, too rich, too coddled, too removed from the streets, the kids and the zeitgeist — no matter how much your personal assistants and image consultants assure you otherwise.

– Stones: 1980 – ? Everything from Emotional Rescue to A Bigger Bang. Some of it’s good. Some of it’s bad. But none of it matters.
– U2: 2009 – ? It begins with No Line on the Horizon. Who knows how it will end? With one final return to greatness? Or with The Edge falling out of a coconut tree?

See Also:
– Rod Stewart
– Paul McCartney
– Madonna
– Bon Jovi
– Michael Jackson

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March 3, 2009 Posted by | U2, _CARTOON, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

New U2 LP used in Guantanamo torture

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New U2 album yawnfest

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‘U2 robbing world’s poor’

Bizarre one this! The Emerald Isle’s turning on their best known sons for the management of their massive moolah and their flooding of cash into external tax havens.

Street protests, even!

Maybe next they’ll finally realise how bad the U2 music is and protest about that!!
The billionaire quartet launch their new clutch of ditties this week on an LP called “No End To This Bullshit” or something like that.

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/

Rock band U2 has been accused of robbing the world’s poorest people by storing some of its wealth in a tax haven.

On the eve of the launch of the group’s new album, No Line On The Horizon, protesters held a demonstration outside the Irish Department of Finance in Dublin.

U2 – frontman Bono, guitarist The Edge, bassist Adam Clayton and drummer Larry Mullen Jr – are depriving the Irish exchequer of much-needed revenue which could be spent on overseas aid, campaign group the Debt and Development Coalition Ireland (DDCI) claims.
The band moved the company U2 Ltd, set up to deal with royalty payments, to a finance house in Holland in 2006 after the Irish Government scrapped an artist income tax exemption scheme. The new limit was capped at 250,000 euros (£223,000). Accounts for 2007 show U2 Ltd paid out more than 21 million euros (£19m) in wages.
Oxfam and Concern Worldwide are among 70 organisations involved in the coalition, which met Irish Finance Minister Brian Lenihan before protesters gathered. DDCI’s Nessa Ni Chasaide said: “We wanted to raise our concern that while Bono has championed the cause of fighting poverty and injustice in the impoverished world, the fact is that his band has moved part of its business to a tax shelter in the Netherlands.”
She added: “Tax avoidance and tax evasion costs the impoverished world at least $160 million (£142.5m) every year. This is money urgently required to bring people out of poverty.
“U2 is just one part of the problem. This is a much wider and systemic problem in our global financial system. Every company and individual has the responsibility to pay the right amount of tax.”
Mr Lenihan said: “We have tax treaties with other countries that regulate where you pay tax. There is a problem with smaller countries that have to set up deliberate tax havens. We are raising that at EU level.”
Andy Storey from justice group Afri said tax is a fundamental question of global justice.

He said: “Lost taxes in impoverished countries far outweigh what they receive from rich countries in aid. There are trillions of dollars stashed in tax havens. If that money was taxed in the countries where it was earned, governments would have their own resources to improve the lives of their people.”

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February 27, 2009 Posted by | Bono, U2, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

BBC love U2 Muzak (and Moolah!)

Amazing what throwing around a little moolah can do!



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uk.news.yahoo.com

Bosses at the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) have denied giving U2 free publicity by airing a series of programmes about the band.

Heads of the publicly-funded network have come under fire for broadcasting a string of shows about the Irish rockers across its radio and TV stations just days before the release of the group’s new album No Line On The Horizon on 2 March (09).

They even have a section of the BBC’s website dedicated to the sale of tickets for an upcoming U2 tour.

British politician Nigel Evans has called the coverage “the sort of publicity money can’t buy”, adding: “Why should licence fee-payers (public audiences) shoulder the cost of U2’s publicity?”

But the BBC maintains the shows fall within broadcasting regulations about promotional appearances.

A spokesperson says, “We take extreme care in making fair decision about how we make popular artists accessible to our audiences, especially when the timing is around the release of a new album, book, film.

“U2 are one of the world’s most popular bands who have a diverse fanbase and we are reflecting this in our content.”

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February 25, 2009 Posted by | Bono, U2, _ARTICLE, _CARTOON, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

U2 – Get on Your Bike !


Free me from the dark dream, Candy bars, ice cream
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Yap, it’s out there! The U2 machine’s a rollin onto the planet!

“Get on Your Boots” the lead single from U2’s upcoming album, No Line on the Horizon.

We’ve given it a few listens and it’s, well, predictably bland. Sounds the same as any number of songs – especially that “Vertigo” thing – they’ve rattled out in the past decades since they went all “youth” and “ironic” with “Achtung Baby”

The single was originally scheduled to be available as a download on 15 February, 2009, however, the band moved up the release due to reported leaks on the internet.

Damn that pesky internet! Expect news this week that U2’s management team have shut the entire internet down!

The physical format will be released on 16 February. We’ve got our order in already! (zero copies please, Mr Boner!)

More here – if you really want it! wiki/Get_on_Your_Boots

Lyrics here – if you really want em!

What wonderful style and content … imagine Sam Beckett crossed with Hank Bukowski crossed with Paris Hilton crossed with GW Bush crossed with a chimp suffering from migraine! This should win the Nobe Prize for Literature!!

Future needs a big kiss
Winds blow with a twist
Never seen a move like this
Can you see it too
Night is falling everywhere
Rockets hit the funfair
Satan loves a bomb scare
But it won’t scare you

Hey…Sexy Boots
Get on your Boots
Yeah…

Free me from the dark dream
Candy bars, ice cream
All the kids are screaming but the ghosts arent real
Heres what you gotta be
Love & community
Laughter is eternity if the joy is real

You dont know how beautiful
You dont know how beautiful
You are…
You dont know
You get it do you
You dont know
How beautiful you are…

If someones into blowing up
Were into growing up
Women are the future
All the big revelations
Ive gotta submarine
Youve got gasoline
I dont wanna talk about wars between nations
Not right now

Sexy Boots
Get on your Boots
Yeah…
Foxy boots

You dont know how beautiful
You dont know how beautiful
You are…

Sexy Boots
I dont wanna talk about wars

Let me in the sound
Let me in the sound
Let me in the sound
My God Im going down
I dont wanna drown now
Let me in the sound

Let me in the sound
Let me in the sound
Let me in the sound

Get on your Boots
Get on your Boots
Yeah…

Listen here – if you really wanna!

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January 28, 2009 Posted by | Bono, U2, _CARTOON, _MUSIC, _VIDEO | Leave a comment

Larry Mullen claims ‘Bono’s friendship with war criminals makes me cringe’

Who’d have thunk it! The smartest person in U2 (though that of course is damning with very faint praise indeed!) turns out to be stickman Larry Mullen!

He talks about Bono cavorting with jug-eared war-monger Tony “I don’t care” Blair and numbskulled war-monger GW “this’ll make daddy happy” Bush!

Man, this guy finds Bono as annoying as we do! Nice work stickman!

There’s a rather interesting reference in the article below too to a writer we like, Paul Theroux, who has described Bono, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie as “mythomaniacs“! So, Angelina’s a nymphomaniac? Wow, there’s a real shocker!!

What about Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage? Are they “mythomaniacs” too? Or nymphomaniacs?


http://www.independent.ie

By Anne-Marie Walsh
December 29 2008

U2 drummer Larry Mullen has admitted he “cringes” when he sees Bono associating with “war criminals” George W Bush and Tony Blair.

The normally reserved musician has launched a stinging attack on his frontman for his involvement with the two world leaders in an interview with music magazine Q.

It is not the first time Mullen has criticised Bono for his campaign work, but this is his most scathing criticism to date. From his appearance at Live Aid and Band Aid in the 1980s, Bono has been involved in numerous charities to raise awareness of crises in Africa, including AIDs.

He praised Mr Bush for increasing aid to Africa and most recently appeared with him during the G8 summit last year. In 2007, he also saluted outgoing British Prime Minister Tony Blair for “doing the things he believed in”, despite the “accusations of a slick PR machine, spin doctoring and the like”.

But his work outside the band has caused a deep rift between Bono and at least one other fellow band member.

In his interview, Mullen suggests the singer’s campaigns have taken their toll on his family life. He admitted that Bono is “prepared to use his weight as a celebrity at great cost to himself and his family, to help other people”, adding: “but, as an outsider looking in, I cringe.”

He brands Mr Blair and Mr Bush “war criminals”.

“Tony Blair is a war criminal and I think he should be tried as a war criminal.

“Then I see Bono and him as pals and I’m going, ‘I don’t like that’. Do I think George Bush is a war criminal? Probably — but the difference between him and Tony Blair is that Blair is intelligent. So, he has no excuse.”

Six years ago, in an interview on American TV, Mullen said he believed Bono’s political crusades were unsettling the band. He told the ’60 Minutes’ programme that the lead singer’s absence was felt each time he took a break to campaign on issues.

“It does interfere with the band,” he said. “It’s a four-legged table, and with one leg missing, even for short periods of time, the thing becomes a little unstable.”

Bono has also come under attack from critics less close to home, including writer Paul Theroux.

Mr Theroux described Bono, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie as “mythomaniacs, people who wish to convince the world of their worth”.

He said he was not complaining about humanitarian aid, disaster relief, AIDS education or affordable drugs.

“Instead, I am speaking of the ‘more money’ platform: the notion that what Africa needs is more prestige projects, volunteer labour and debt relief.”

The U2 singer responded by calling his critics “cranks carping from the sidelines”.

“A lot of them wouldn’t know what to do if they were on the field,” he said.

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January 5, 2009 Posted by | Bono, GW Bush, Larry Mullen, Mythbusters, Tony Blair, U2, _ARTICLE, _CARTOON, _MUSIC | 1 Comment

Greedy Muzak Monsters U2

For U2, Live Nation Deal Rocks

Band’s Stock Sale Will Cost Company Millions

from the Wall Street Journal

DECEMBER 18, 2008, 11:50 A.M. ET

By ETHAN SMITH


The Irish rock band U2 hasn’t toured since 2006, but it stands to make $25 million in a sweetheart stock deal, according to SEC filings Wednesday and people familiar with the matter.


In March, the band struck a 12-year deal with Live Nation Inc., that called for the concert promotion giant to pay U2 partly with stock. Live Nation promised to pay tens of millions of dollars to high-profile artists in exchange for several years’ worth of revenue from a broad range of their work, including concerts, online fan clubs and t-shirt sales. The idea was pitched as a novel way to make money in the ailing music business.


The company had held up the stock component of the U2 deal as evidence of the band’s faith in Live Nation, as well as confidence in its new business model.


But that faith was shaken Wednesday when the band moved to sell the shares, forcing Live Nation to make up an estimated $19 million in losses.


Live Nation had guaranteed that U2 would receive $25 million for 1.6 million shares. But the current market value was just $6.1 million at the close of trading Wednesday. That leaves Live Nation on the hook for the balance, which the company said Wednesday in a SEC filing it would pay with cash on hand or borrowed money.


There could be more bad news coming from another of the company’s marquee acts: Madonna. In April, Madonna is eligible to sell $25 million of stock under the terms of her contract, even though the stock’s market value has plunged 83% since she struck her deal in October 2007.


Live Nation Chief Executive Michael Rapino sought to play down the significance of the stock sales. “Madonna and U2 are the only two deals that did contain this provision,” he said. “The Madonna business is great, and we look forward to monetizing our investment in U2 next year.”

Madonna’s current “Sticky & Sweet” world tour is the pop star’s first outing since she signed her 10-year, $120 million deal with Live Nation.


Live Nation expects to start recouping its investment in U2 when the band begins a planned tour next year and releases its 12th album.


Reached in London, where U2 is wrapping up work on the forthcoming album, band manager Paul McGuinness said: “We’re very much in business with [Live Nation] and we’re planning to tour in 2009.”


Madonna and U2 were the first of six superstar acts whom Live Nation has agreed to pay hundreds of millions of dollars each for several years’ worth of revenues. Jay-Z, Nickelback and Shakira are among the other artists with whom Live Nation has deals.


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December 23, 2008 Posted by | Bono, GW Bush, U2, _ARTICLE, _CARTOON, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

U2 – The Definitive Covers’ Story From 1979 To 1999


U2 – The Definitive Covers’ Story From 1979 To 1999

More U2 covers. This time from the earlier days.

Very varied covers. All the ways from Hank to Beatles to Lou to Dylan and beyond.

Is that really Guantanamera? Played in Birmingham? … Yap!!

Why the fuck are they playing Guantanamera in Birmingham! Last time I was in Birmingham, I didn’t notice too many Mexicans. None actually! A hell of a lot of Indians and Pakistanis though. Maybe U2 though Guantanamera was written in Calcutta!!

Big thanks to u2-thespiralstaircase.blogspot.com … a great resource for U2 fans.

Tracklisting

01. Don’t Take Your Guns To Town (Johnny Cash Tribute, 6/4/1999)
02. Southern Man (Chicago, Rosemont Horizon 28/10/87)
03. All Along The Watchtower/Like A Hurricane (Rotterdam, Ahoy 6/1/90)
04. Dear Prudence ( Tampa, Stadium 10/10/92)
05. Lucille (Los Angeles, Coliseum 18/11/87)
06. Lost Highway (Los Angeles, Coliseum 18/11/87)
07. Help (Paris, Hyppodrome de Vincennes 4/7/87)
08. Discotheque/Black Betty/Whole Lotta Love (Wercheter, Festivalterrein 25/7/97)
09. Hard Rain’s Gonna Fall (Boulder, Cuec 6/6/83)
10. Don’t Let Me Down/Give Peace A Chance (Belfast, Waterfront Hall 5/5/98)
11. Guantanamera (Birmingham, N.E.C. 4/6/87)
12. The Electric Co./Break On Through (Paris, Hyppodrome de Vincennes 4/7/87)
13. Helter Skelter (New York, Madison Square Garden 29/10/87)
14. Rain (Rotterdam, Feyenoord Stadium 18/7/97)
15. Angel Of Harlem/Dancin’ Queen (Milan, Forum 21/5/92)
16. Glad To See You Go (Cork, Opera House 5/10/79)
17. Dirty Old Town (Dublin, Landsdowne Road 31/8/97)
18. Singing In The Rain (Mannheim, Maimarktgelande 31/7/97)
19. I Love You Love (Rotterdam, Feyenoord Stadium 18/7/97)

Here be boner and co

part 1 / part 2

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July 23, 2008 Posted by | Music_Bootleg, Music_ClassicRock, Music_Pop, U2, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

U2 – Pulled The Covers (1979-2006)

U2 – Pulled The Covers (1979-2006)
Soundboard & Audience Recordings

Some interesting and very varied selections in here!

Porter to Hank to Presley to Dylan to Ramones to Abba to Marley.

WTF? Abba? … Yap!

What does eclectic mean?

I see that the boys hilariously (yawn!) are dressed in women’s clothing in the cover shot. Are they being ironic about the fact that most people think they’re pussies?! …. Doubt it!

Tracklisting

CD1:

01. All Along The Watchtower (Bob Dylan – 1989-12-27 – Dublin)
02. Stand By Me feat Springsteen (Ben E. King – 1987-09-25 – Philadelphia)
03. My Sweet Lord (George Harrison – 2001-12-02 – Miami)
04. Christmas, Baby Please Come Home (P. Spector – 1987-12-20 – Tempe)
05. Dirty Old Town – Larry on vocals (Trad. – 1992-11-14 – Anaheim)
06. Rain – A Hard Rain’s Gonna Fall (Beatles – Dylan – 1985-06-22 – Milton Keynes)
07. She’s A Mystery To Me (Roy Orbison – 1997-08-06 – Oslo)
08. My hometown (Bruce Springsteen – 1985-06-29 – Dublin)
09. In My Life (Beatles – 2001-07-09 – Stockholm)
10. I Shall Be Released (Bob Dylan – 1987-04-13 – San Diego
11. Can’t Help Falling In Love (Elvis Presley – 1993-11-27 – Sydney)
12. Dancing Queen feat. Bjorn & Benny (Abba – 1992-06-11 – Stockholm)
13. Unchained Melody (The Righteous Brothers – 1993-05-11 – Rotterdam)
14. Instant Karma (John Lennon – 2005-12-05 – Boston)
15. My Girl (Smokey Robinson – 1993-07-17 – Bologna)
16. Don’t Take Your Guns To Town (Johnny Cash – 1994-04-06 – Dublin)
17. Help (Beatles – 1987-10-28 – Chicago)
18. Lost Highway (Hank Williams -1987-09-08 – New York)
19. Maggie’s Farm (Bob Dylan – 1986-06-15 – East Rutherford)
20. Redemption Song (Bob Marley – 1992-10-14 – Houston)
21. Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door feat. The Alarm (Bob Dylan – 1983-03-13 – Brighton)
22. Won’t Get Fooled Again (The Who – 2000-12-05 – New York)

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CD2:

01. People get ready feat. Bruce Springsteen (Curtis Mayfield – 2005-10-17 – Philadelphia)
02. Suspicious Minds (Elvis Presley – 1992-10-24 – Tempe, Arizona)
03. Helter Skelter (Beatles – 1987-11-07 – Denver)
04. Sweet Jane Feat. Maria McKee (Velvet Underground – 1987-06-15 – Paris)
05. Southern Man feat. Garland Jeffreys (Neil Young – 1982-03-18 – New York)
06. C’mon everybody (Eddie Cochran – 1986-05-17 – Dublin)
07. Norwegian Wood (Beatles – 2006-06-20 – Sao Paulo)
08. Whiskey in the Jar – Larry on vocals (trad. – 1992-08-25 – Pittsburgh)
09. Ol’ Man River (Hammerstein & Kern – 2005-11-18 – Atlanta)
10. Wild Rover – Larry on vocals (Trad. – 1993-05-11 – Rotterdam)
11. The Saints Are Coming Feat. Green Day (The Skids – 2006-09-25 – New Orleans)
12. When Will I See You Again (The Three Degrees – 2001-10-25 – New York)
13. Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts … feat. P. McCartney (Beatles – 2005-07-02 – London)
14. Whire Christmas (Trad. 1989-12-16 – Dortmund)
15. I Remember You (Ramones – 2000-12-05 – New York)
16. Rockin in the free World feat. Pearl Jam (Neil Young – 2006-11-17 – Melbourne)
17. Tequila Sunrise – Larry on Vocals (Eagles – 1987-12-12 – Hampton)
18. Satellite Of Love (Lou Reed – 1992-08-29 – New York)
19. Dear Prudence (Beatles – 1993-07-27 – Copenhagen)
20. Night And Day (Cole Porter – 2003-02-21 – New York)
21. Happy Christmas (John Lennon – 1988-12-16 – Dublin)
22. What’s Going On Feat. Gwen Stephani (Marvin Gay – 2001-11-23 – Phoenix)
23. Glad To See You Go (Ramones – 1979-10-05 – Cork)

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July 23, 2008 Posted by | Music_Bootleg, Music_ClassicRock, Music_Pop, U2, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

Bono The Complete Solo Projects Volume 1 – 5

Bono – The Complete Solo Project
2007/ Mp3 various bit rates / Rock / Pop

I’m not a huge fan of U2 although I must confess to liking them in the early days. They then had a post punk aesthetic and were making some interesting music. As time progressed though, and as they became commercial ogres and built a financial empire that needed to be maintained, the music seemed to get progressively more bloated and, aside from the odd decent track, far less interesting.

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And this guy Bono has an ego the size of the universe. The little chap thinks he can cure all of the world’s ills single-handedly! Check out a recent South Park episode ( Season 11 Episode 09 “More Crap”) where Mr Savetheworld got a bit of a kicking!!
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Saying that, there is some interesting stuff here in the vast collection of Boner solo. The sound quality is excellent too.

Thanks to the original compiler for the notes etc … which I have not edited.

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Bono meets four cylon clones!

BONO SOLO THE COMPLETE SOLO PROJECTS OF BONO VOLUME ONE

Manufacturer: Unknown
Catalog: BONO 971001
Matrix: BONO
Barcode: None
Complete Show: NA
Format: 1C
Released: Unknown
(52:31)

1. In A Lifetime
2. Hallelujah
3. Billy Boola
4. Save The Children
5. Silver And Gold
6. Let The Good Times Roll
7. Tomorrow
8. In The Name Of The Father
9. Can’t Help Falling In Love
10. I’ve Got You Under My Skin
11. Two Shots Of Happy, One Shot Of Sad
12. One
13. Give Me Back My Job

Source:
1. Clannad’s ‘Macella’ album
2. ‘Tower of Song: A Tribute to Leonard Cohen’ album.
3. ‘In the Name Of The Father’ soundtrack
4. ‘Inner City Blues: A Tribute To Marvin Gaye’ album.
5. “Where The Streets Have No Name” single.
6. Quincy Jones’ ‘Le Q’s Juke Joint’ album.
7. ‘Common Ground’ compilation album.
8. ‘In The Name Of The Father’ soundtrack.
9. ‘Honeymoon in Vegas’ soundtrack.
10. Frank Sinatra’s Duets’ album
11. “If God Will Send His Angels” single.
12. ‘Childline’ album.
13. Carl Perkins’ ‘Go Cat Go’ album.

Sound Quality:
Very good to excellent studio.

Comments:

Color cover. This bootleg is a collection of recordings from other CDs and LPs. The sources of the song were poorly printed and are very hard to read (light red on red print). The cover features a picture of Bono sitting in a chair with a guitar in his hands. On the back is a picture of Bono in his Mac Phisto look. The CD is a black picture CD, featuring Bono coming out of the dark and the word ‘SOLO’ in big orange print. Inside are many pictures of Bono from past to present. “Two Shots Of Happy, One Shot Of Sad” has a live intro in what can be termed as “Vegas-style” with Bono stating, “Hello Los Angelos…” The version of “One” is very cool, with Bono singing with Michael Stipe of R.E.M.. “Give Me Back My Job” is from Carl Perkins’ ‘Go Cat Go’ and features Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, and Tom Petty. Overall, a nice CD.

BONO THE COMPLETE SOLO PROJECTS VOLUME TWO

Manufacturer: Unknown
Catalog: BCD980131
Matrix: BONO 2
Barcode: None
Complete Show: NA
Format: 1CD
Released: 1998
(72:48)

1. Sweet Fire Of Love [5:19]
2. Perfect Day (Male Version) [3:48]
3. Slow Dancing [4:02]
4. One [6:28]
5. Miss Sarajevo [5:08]
6. Dreaming With The Tears In My Eyes [3:40]
7. Jesus Christ [3:15]
8. I’m Not Your Baby [5:53]
9. Testimony (With Robbie Robertson) [4:54]
10. Do They Know It’s Christmas? [3:55]
11. Purple Heart [4:26]
12. Always Forever Now [6:22]
13. Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) [2:24]
14. Elvis Ate America [3:05]
15. Slug [4:42]
16. Your Blue Room [5:27]

Source:
(1, 9): Robbie Robertson’s ‘Robbie Robertson’ album. 1987
(2): UK charity single. 1997.
(3): “If God Will Send His Angels” single. 1997.
(4, 5): ‘Warchild’ album. 1996.
(6): Jimmy Rodgers tribute album. 1997.
(7): ‘Folkways: A Vision Shared’ album. 1988
(8): ‘The End Of Violence’ soundtrack. 1997.
(10): ‘Band Aid’ charity single. 1984.
(11): T-Bone Burnett’s ‘Talking Animals’ album. 1988.
(12, 14-16): Passengers’ ‘Original Soundtracks 1’ album. 1995.
(13): ‘A Very Special Christmas’ album. 1987.

Sound Quality:
Excellent studio.

Comments:

Tracks 1 and 9 also feature Robbie Robertson. Tracks 2 and 10 and feature many other artists. Track 3 features Willie Nelson. Tracks 4 and 5 feature Luciano Pavorotti and Brian Eno. Track 8 features Sinead O’Connor. Track 11 features T-Bone Burnett. Most of the other tracks feature the entire band also. This is a nice collection of tracks by one or more members of U2. I don’t know why this compilation is called BONO THE COMPLETE SOLO PROJECTS VOLUME TWO. In my opinion, a better title for this CD would have been: U2 – DUETS II. The entire band is involved on all but three tracks of this CD. Most tracks are easy to find on official CDs but it’s nice to have them all together so you don’t have to buy an entire album for only one or two U2-related tracks. This is still an excellent-sounding collection of U2 (and-U2 related) tracks for the people who do not yet own all of these tracks. It’s a nice CD with some music that you will only find on tribute albums or compilations. Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem to have a barcode or manufacturer. There are some slight errors on the tracklisting, but the above should be correct.


BONO THE COMPLETE SOLO PROJECTS VOLUME THREE

Manufacturer: Unknown
Catalog: BCD980131
Matrix: BONO 3
Barcode: None
Complete Show: NA
Format: 1CD
Released: 2000

1. Drowning Man (Madelyn Iris feat. Bono)
2. Staring At The Sun (acoustic from Rotterdam 12/8/97)
3. Lean On Me (Kirk Franklin feat. Bono)
4. Re-Wired (Jeep Grrlz Wise Ass Remix)
5. Mothers Of The Disappeared (a capela)
6. One (acoustic from Netaid 19/10/99)
7. Mothers Of The Disappeared (Crayon Remix)
8. New Day (Wyclef Jean feat. Bono)
9. Don’t Take The Guns To Town (Johnny Cash Tribute)
10. Miami (with Allen Ginsberg)
11. All I Want Is You (live Omagh tribute 11/11/98)
12. North And South Of The River (live Omagh Tribute 11/11/98)
13. Sunday Bloody Sunday (The Edge live in Kosovo 23/9/97)
14. The Ground Beneath Her Feet (for Salman Rushdie)
15. Mother Of God (english)
16. Mother Of God (spanish)
17. Intervew with Bono on Netaid

Sound Quality:
Excellent studio.


BONO SOLO THE COMPLETE SOLO PROJECTS OF BONO VOLUME FOUR

1 – Bono and the edge – all i want is you (4:18)
2 – The ground beneath her feet ( (4:19)
3 – Sweet jane ( with lone justice) (3:59)
4 – wild irish rose (from movie) (3:51)
5 – Slide away ( with michael hutchence) (4:24)
6 – Air suspension & bono – mocean (3:47)
7 – Bono & the edge – she’s a mystery (1:26)
8 – U2 – springhill mining disaster (3:45)
9 – Just ask (rare acoustic demo) (4:16)
10 – Bono and the million dollar hotel (5:37)
11 – One (live at the millenium ball) (7:56)
12 – Wyclef jean & bono – new day (4:44)


BONO SOLO THE COMPLETE SOLO PROJECTS OF BONO VOLUME FIVE

1 – Stuck in a Moment – Bono and The Edge (3:44)
2 – Misere – Bono and Pavorotti (4:15)
3 – What is Going On – Bono and Chris Martin (3:58)
4 – Falling at Your Feet – Bono and Daniel Lanois (3:41)
5 – L Incontro – Bono and Andrea Bocelli (4:54)
6 – Stay – Bono and Graig Armstrong (5:39)
7 – Jump Start – Bono (2:46)
8 – One – Bono (4:56)
9 – Children of the Revolution – Bono and Gavin Friday (2:36)
10 – Joy – Bono and Mick Jagger (4:42)
11 – Beat on the Brat – Bono (2:24)
12 – The Hands that Built America – Bono (3:58)
13 – Ave Maria – Bono (4:01)
14 – If You Wear that Velvet Dress – Bono and Jools Holland (6:16)
15 – American Prayer – Bono and the Wheaton College Choir (5:34)
16 – Summer Wine – Bono and The Coors (3:56)
17 – When the Stars Go Blue – Bono and The Coors (4:21)

Here she be:

http://rapidshare.com/files/80904280/BO1.part1.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/80905576/BO1.part2.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/80909665/BO2.part1.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/80913737/BO2.part2.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/80918038/BO3.part1.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/80922725/BO3.part2.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/80922847/BO3.part3.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/80928299/BO4.part1.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/80933134/BO4.part2.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/80938689/BON5.part1.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/80943840/BON5.part2.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/80949212/BON5.part3.rar


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July 22, 2008 Posted by | Bono, Music_AltCountry, Music_Bootleg, Music_ClassicRock, Music_Pop, U2 | 3 Comments

U2 – The Golden Unplugged Album (2008)

U2 – The Golden Unplugged Album (2008)
Rock | MP3 | 256Kbps CBR | 24 Tracks | 71 Mins | 130 MB | English | RAR | RS

Here be stadium ogres and most over-rated band on this or any other planet (I know all the bands on other planets, and they’re better than this!), the one and only (and one too many!) U2.

Looks like Bono is sordidly abusing an innocent statue on the cover of this one. He’s famous for doing that, you know! There isn’t a statue left in Dublin that’s not been similarly defiled! Statues there have in fact mutated and now have the ability to run like that convict bimbo Marion Jones (back when she was hopped up on a thousand different steroids) whenever they sense this guy coming close.

Here’s a collection of acoustic renderings, mostly from booted live shows, of some of their own ditties and a few covers. Some of em are kinda interesting. A few collaborative efforts also. U2 and Abba?? Yap, kindred spirits, no doubt! I always knew it!

Fuck! I’ve just seen a statue sprinting down the road! Bono must be back in town!

Tracklist:

01. One – feat. Michael Stipe from R.E.M – Washington 20.01.93
02. Satellite of Love – feat. Lour Reed – Live Zoo TV-tour 1993
03. Stay (Far away, so close) – Live Zoo TV-tour 1993
04. All I Want is You – Bono solo live
05. Lucille
06. Lost Highway – The Daltons live on US radio 1987
07. Springhill Mining Disaster – Late Late Show, Dublin 18.03.87
08. October – Radio-broadcast, Glasgow 1987
09. Angel Of Harlem
10. I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For – R.F.K. Stadium, Washington 16.08.92
11. Slow Dancing – World Music Amphitheatre, Chicago 18.09.92
12. Unchained Melody – Feyenoord Stadium, Rotterdam 11.05.93
13. Staring At The Sun
14. Sunday Bloody Sunday.
15. “40” – Morumbi Stadium, Sao Paulo 31.01.98
16. Mothers Of The Disappeared – River Plate Stadium, Buenos Aires 06.02.98
17. People Get Right – feat. Maria McKee, Dublin 1989
18. Van Dieman´s Land – live version, vocals by The Edge
19. Dancing Queen – feat. Björn & Benny from Abba, Stockholm 1992
20. Dirty Old Town
21. Wild Irish Rover – vocals by Larry Mullen jr., Feyenoord Stadium, Rotterdam 11.05.92
22. Whiskey In The Jar – vocals by Larry Mullen jr., Canadian N.E.C., Toronto 06.09.92
23. Rain – Celtic Park, Glasgow 08.08.93
24. Blow Your House Down – Bono & The Edge, New York Nov. 87

Here be statue molestors;

Part 1
Part 2


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February 12, 2008 Posted by | Music_ClassicRock, U2, _MUSIC | 2 Comments

U2 – The Golden Unplugged Album (2008)



U2 – The Golden Unplugged Album (2008)

Here be stadium ogres and most over-rated band on this or any other planet (I know all the bands on other planets, and they’re better than this!), the one and only (and one too many!) U2.

Looks like Bono is sordidly abusing an innocent statue on the cover of this one. He’s famous for doing that, you know! There isn’t a statue left in Dublin that’s not been similarly defiled! Statues there have in fact mutated and now have the ability to run like that convict bimbo Marion Jones (back when she was hopped up on a thousand different steroids) whenever they sense this guy coming close.

Here’s a collection of acoustic renderings, mostly from booted live shows, of some of their own ditties and a few covers. Some of em are kinda interesting. A few collaborative efforts also. U2 and Abba?? Yap, kindred spirits, no doubt! I always knew it!

F*ck! I’ve just seen a statue sprinting down the road! Bono must be back in town!

No links here thanks to internet nazis, but we saw more info on this stuff on another blog

Tracklist:

01. One – feat. Michael Stipe from R.E.M – Washington 20.01.93
02. Satellite of Love – feat. Lour Reed – Live Zoo TV-tour 1993
03. Stay (Far away, so close) – Live Zoo TV-tour 1993
04. All I Want is You – Bono solo live
05. Lucille
06. Lost Highway – The Daltons live on US radio 1987
07. Springhill Mining Disaster – Late Late Show, Dublin 18.03.87
08. October – Radio-broadcast, Glasgow 1987
09. Angel Of Harlem
10. I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For – R.F.K. Stadium, Washington 16.08.92
11. Slow Dancing – World Music Amphitheatre, Chicago 18.09.92
12. Unchained Melody – Feyenoord Stadium, Rotterdam 11.05.93
13. Staring At The Sun
14. Sunday Bloody Sunday.
15. “40” – Morumbi Stadium, Sao Paulo 31.01.98
16. Mothers Of The Disappeared – River Plate Stadium, Buenos Aires 06.02.98
17. People Get Right – feat. Maria McKee, Dublin 1989
18. Van Dieman´s Land – live version, vocals by The Edge
19. Dancing Queen – feat. Björn & Benny from Abba, Stockholm 1992
20. Dirty Old Town
21. Wild Irish Rover – vocals by Larry Mullen jr., Feyenoord Stadium, Rotterdam 11.05.92
22. Whiskey In The Jar – vocals by Larry Mullen jr., Canadian N.E.C., Toronto 06.09.92
23. Rain – Celtic Park, Glasgow 08.08.93
24. Blow Your House Down – Bono & The Edge, New York Nov. 87



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U2 – The Golden Unplugged Album (2008)



U2 – The Golden Unplugged Album (2008)

Here be stadium ogres and most over-rated band on this or any other planet (I know all the bands on other planets, and they’re better than this!), the one and only (and one too many!) U2.

Looks like Bono is sordidly abusing an innocent statue on the cover of this one. He’s famous for doing that, you know! There isn’t a statue left in Dublin that’s not been similarly defiled! Statues there have in fact mutated and now have the ability to run like that convict bimbo Marion Jones (back when she was hopped up on a thousand different steroids) whenever they sense this guy coming close.

Here’s a collection of acoustic renderings, mostly from booted live shows, of some of their own ditties and a few covers. Some of em are kinda interesting. A few collaborative efforts also. U2 and Abba?? Yap, kindred spirits, no doubt! I always knew it!

F*ck! I’ve just seen a statue sprinting down the road! Bono must be back in town!

No links here thanks to internet nazis, but we saw more info on this stuff on another blog

Tracklist:

01. One – feat. Michael Stipe from R.E.M – Washington 20.01.93
02. Satellite of Love – feat. Lour Reed – Live Zoo TV-tour 1993
03. Stay (Far away, so close) – Live Zoo TV-tour 1993
04. All I Want is You – Bono solo live
05. Lucille
06. Lost Highway – The Daltons live on US radio 1987
07. Springhill Mining Disaster – Late Late Show, Dublin 18.03.87
08. October – Radio-broadcast, Glasgow 1987
09. Angel Of Harlem
10. I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For – R.F.K. Stadium, Washington 16.08.92
11. Slow Dancing – World Music Amphitheatre, Chicago 18.09.92
12. Unchained Melody – Feyenoord Stadium, Rotterdam 11.05.93
13. Staring At The Sun
14. Sunday Bloody Sunday.
15. “40” – Morumbi Stadium, Sao Paulo 31.01.98
16. Mothers Of The Disappeared – River Plate Stadium, Buenos Aires 06.02.98
17. People Get Right – feat. Maria McKee, Dublin 1989
18. Van Dieman´s Land – live version, vocals by The Edge
19. Dancing Queen – feat. Björn & Benny from Abba, Stockholm 1992
20. Dirty Old Town
21. Wild Irish Rover – vocals by Larry Mullen jr., Feyenoord Stadium, Rotterdam 11.05.92
22. Whiskey In The Jar – vocals by Larry Mullen jr., Canadian N.E.C., Toronto 06.09.92
23. Rain – Celtic Park, Glasgow 08.08.93
24. Blow Your House Down – Bono & The Edge, New York Nov. 87



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