Discussion in 'The Sound Hound Lounge' started by mojocaster.com, Jan 3, 2018.
Oh wow...the TGP musical-genius brain-trust is telling U2 how to write a song. Hilarious!
Hell, we’ve already fixed Taylor Swift and Ed Sheehan, so now it’s on to the bigger acts.
I want to know why the keyboardist switches to guitar before the keyboard part has ended.
Seriously, I'm not bothered by either the drum or keyboard issue. You have four people on a stage putting on a show as they want to present it.
Larry could have used triggers in the intro. Bono could have played the guitar part (or the keyboard part). Dave could have played all the keyboard parts. They could have pulled it off live. The people that care that they didn't pull it all off live are mostly musicians focusing on technical aspects of the show. Meanwhile, everyone else is enjoying the show.
It's an aesthetic choice. What don't you get about that? That's a classic 808 drum sound, and probably sounded amazing through the FOH. I'm not a U2 fan, but the drum sample / acoustic drum contrast is a cool effect.
Electronic instruments have been here for a minute. Give it a rest. Don't you play your acoustic guitar through a pre-amp into a P.A. system?
remember when people gave phil collins **** for the drum machine on "in the air tonight" and it turned out to be his most popular song ever?
OMG He killed it.
U2 suck - they can barely play their instruments as it is - and now
they started using a 808 to sound relevant.
Is that what you want to hear?
So back in the real performing world - where most bands play
for the audience and not the critics - It appears that the Edge
wrote the intro - and liked the keyboards built in drum
sound/rythmn so he just kept it.
Reminds me of Keith Richards using a crappy cassette
recording he made as a demo of the intro for Street
Fighting Man - because it sounded right.
The Edge demo'd it himself, better, in It Might Get Loud. For which I give him a lot of credit - he's not over the top into himself like too many others.
Please read the whole post before you try to dis me.
I don't know if you know... most people don't... but U2 is Larry's baby. He's the bandleader and calls the final shots.
I'm pretty sure that if he really didn't like the drum machine sounds or how it was programmed nobody would ever hear it.
Hell for all anyone knows he programmed that beat himself.
IMO the songs pretty cheesy and drags... clocks in at 5 minutes? This is their new single..?
I'd still rather listen to him play it live since he's you know, right there, sitting at a drum kit. But that's me
I like the fact that they aren't afraid to step away from the proven formulas and try new things, even if it doesn't have the same appeal as their iconic stuff. I would imagine that's part of what keeps it interesting for them.
I do respect that as well. Even if we ended up with that awful electronica album.
I......do not believe that!
I go back and forth on U2....sometimes I think they're great and sometimes I think they suck.....
Larry was the one who founded the band. It's not surprising that the roles that were established at the beginning carried on throughout their career.
Not buyin' it...
Made me really laugh.
Well played Sir.
I’m not that much of a fan, so I limit myself to referring to the guitar guy as The.
I hope he wouldn’t think I was being too familiar.