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Posts posted by peterferris8

  1. Interesting to move have 2018 Iris rather than 2015 Iris. It's the only track on the Innocence disc that comes from the Experience tour. Still sounds emotive as heck though. The Blackout is SUCH a rollicker. It's interesting to actually be able to properly hear the vocoder going underneath Bono's vocal.

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  2. Last night I saw something I don't think I've ever seen in the flesh before - a band playing a gig without their lead singer. I went to Brighton Electric to see local legends Black Peaks. Unfortunately, for the last 4 months singer Will Gardner's been fighting sepsis, and on the morning of the show it flared up again so he's had to go in for an operation, meaning the band played half the set instrumentally and the other half with the lead singer from the support act, Haggard Cat - who put in a respectable effort, to be fair. Despite all the circumstance, the show was epic, watching three incredible musicians completely absorbed in what they're doing is something I'll never ever get tired of. I got to meet and have a chat with the drummer (Liam) and bassist (Dave) of the band too, and they seem like a lovely group of guys! Wishing Will a swift and full recovery. 


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  3. 12 hours ago, dmway said:

    I saw that too!

    If I had been still living in the UK when the Brexit vote passed, I would have been beyond confused. I never knew there was lingering anti-Europe resentment in some quarters of the UK. Heck, it still confused me even though I was back here.

    I hope you can eventually get rid of Boris as the PM - he’s beyond embarrassing, kind of like our leader. 🙄


    It's amazing what some powerful billionaires who don't want to lose their tax loopholes can achieve isn't it? (Yeah, that's partly what Brexit is all about) 

    We've had a hat trick of dreadful prime ministers with Cameron and May previously and now Boris is by far the worst I've ever seen. I have hope that things will change soon, because he got absolutely roasted in the Commons the other day.

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  4. Tour designer: "So how big do you want this giant robot to be?" 
    Muse: "Yes" 

    Incredible show from the boys once again last night. Matt Bellamy said midway through the show that this night and the previous one were being filmed for a future release - which explained why a crane camera was flying back & forth right over my head! The songs from Simulation Theory also translated a lot better live than on record - Break It to Me in particular is growing. Also, Nothing But Thieves were spectacular as a support act and, as I've said here before, are absolutely worth your time if you love music. 


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  5. It's a genuine shame California didn't get played regularly on IE. It's one of the most upbeat tracks on Songs of Innocence and slotted in well in the second half when it did get played. 

    13...even now, almost 2 years after its release...still makes my eyes water. 

    Also, yeah, nice to finally get an update on delivery!

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  6. Now I've added Black Peaks to my list. They're local boys (Brighton) who've done insanely huge shows with bands like Mastodon, Deftones, A Perfect Circle, etc., and now they've announced an intimate show at Brighton Electric, which is Brighton's biggest recording/rehearsal studio on the 29th!

  7. In an unexpected turn of events I'm going to see Muse at the O2 London in two weeks! Told myself I wasn't going to see them on this touring cycle as I really don't like the new album, but then they went and announced Nothing But Thieves as a support - a cracking band with two amazing albums who deserve all your attention. Needless to say, I am easily swayed...

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  8. New downloads everyone! Invisible and Red Flag Day. 

    Invisible...man, that track was where Innocence & Experience began 5 years ago, and I still get the same chills as I did hearing it for the first time. 

    Red Flag Day comes from 4 September 2018 in Cologne. IIRC, the first show after Bono lost his voice in Berlin. But here, he sounds great! Just a shame they didn't play it all that much on tour.

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  9. 4 hours ago, padawanbeck84 said:

    45, 126 - Concerned counting. The UK is a mess at the moment and it feels like there's little the ordinary people can do to stop it. Suspending parliament sounds very dictator-ish :angry:

    45127 Coincidentally it happened right the day after opposition parties came together to talk about how to stop no-deal Brexit. Tory Brexiteers want to "restore parliamentary sovereignty" (which we've actually had the whole time we've been in the EU) by stripping it away when it's needed most.

  10. 13 hours ago, Manohlive said:

    the only way they could pick on him at the debates was to make fun of him raising his hands in the passion of that for which he believes.  Thus far, he's getting my vote.  

    Glad to hear it! To us over in the UK he's like the American version of Jeremy Corbyn. If those two could get into office the "special relationship" between to the US & UK could actually be truly special.

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  11. 1 hour ago, Manohlive said:

    Off topic but IE was your first U2 show?   I forgot.  Wow.   Joey Ramone sounds great.  We have an air and water show in my city this weekend.  The Thunderbirds are currently practicing.  They're roaring by my window as I listen to these tracks.   It is quite apropos. 

    The O2 London, 25/10/15. Stunning show.

  12. Ahhh, new tracks. The Miracle was the first ever U2 song I heard live in the flesh so it's always got a special place for me. Love Is All We Have Left is a track I was kind of sad not to hear live in its original form - it's mesmerising.

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