Discussion in 'The Sound Hound Lounge' started by hurley3038, Feb 23, 2012.
Not too crazy about U2 but I just watched Rattle and Hum on Palladia.
Saw it at the theater when I was a kid.
Great movie. The transition from B&W to color really worked for me.
Fun fact : my parents and I lived in an apartment complex a block away from Sun Devil Stadium back then. I remember sitting outside on the walkway and listening to that concert, which was plenty loud enough to hear from there.
u2 kinda disowned it after a while - if u take the rose colored glasses off it's got it's share of clangers - anyway they chopped that and the joshua tree down with achtung baby and zoo tv - it's great failure is how ernest it is
^ Disagree! That LP is full of fire and electricity. I'm not even a big U2 fan, but they slay in that movie.
I'll take some slightly embarrassing earnest rock 'n' roll over smug self-consciously ironic pop contemporary any day
hey i'm just paraphrasing what u2 themselves said - don't shoot me
^ it's OK, there are some cringeworthy moments in it -- like the "Miami Vice" looking manager dude trying to 'conduct' the choir in a Harlem church
yeah there's way more good than bad ....... some of their best songs
I never cared much for 80s light pop like U2 but I do like the album Rattle and Hum. They almost got a bit of rock flavor in it.
That was the record that did it for me. I kind of thought U2 were meh... a few good songs but mostly not my thing. Then Rattle and Hum - live versions of Pride and Bullet - made me serioulsy reconsider. It was like a bolt of electric reality in a bunch of heavy metal crapola. I remember exactly where I was when I heard it on the radio and I was hooked instantly. Couldn't believe it was U2. Ran out and bought the album- the vinyl. Heartland and God Part 2 made me a fan. All I Want Is You made me a fanatic. Great album - great movie. And to go from that to the astounding reinvention of themselves with Achtung... unbelievable. It nearly never happens - but when it does you gotta give props. And U2 gets the mad props.
i've followed u2 since the second album & they have achieved so much - still the orig line up and throughout their career have always produced interesting music and so many great songs and changed the face of concert production and haven't become a parody act playing just their old songs .......
Love Rattle and Hum, both the CD and the movie.
My only complaint is that the audio in the movie is 50x better than the CD. The bass on Helter Skelter is almost non-existent on the CD, but in the movie, it is thuderours.
same with me
I remember being disappointed that "streets have no name" "with without ou" live versions were NOT on the album...
And then Half way through the movie (which I had enjoyed up to that point) I thought "great, there not on the movie either"...and then the tempe arizona color footage began...It was awesome
When "streets" opening organ chords began, the movie audience clapped...
it was a great movie...they tried a little to hard, over-earnest...but the live footage was phenominal!
I really like that scene where The Edge is playing that White Falcon unaccompanied. I can't recall the name of the song he's playing, but I always liked it.
I thought Bono was so cool in R&H, loved his look and his vocals, great movie.
Love the movie still, although it's pompous at times and I agree with the band's "disowning" of it in some ways.
Can't get through the CD anymore, though. I just can't. I tried again last week and ended up skipping to "Pop", which they've also kinda disowned for the most part, and I think that CD is underrated.
That would be Van Diemen's land. One if my favorites too, love the tone he gets there.
When I first started working in a record shop Rattle & Hum just came out on video. The store manager played it to death & I can quote along with the whole thing now I'm sure.... But still its pretty good & I am not a U2 fan. Credit where it's due.
loved God Part 2, but otherwise... meh.