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[quote name='MullenArianne wrote:


ceallach67']
Do you make it a habit of taking yourself too seriously or is this just an exception?  Just curious.  Anyhow,  you're suggesting here with your insults and such that because YOU feel a particular way about U2 and state so that everyone should fall in line and agree.  And if by chance they don't,  they're sycophants and brainless, ADD riddled fans according to you. I could counter and say that I find you, arrogant, egotistical and full of yourself. 
 
Possibly had you been able to express yourself in a better, less insulting way you would have discovered that they are quite a few people here who do not like the new album, myself included.  I did enjoy the songs much better when I'd heard them performed live. Live is where it's at for U2.
 
As far as the last few albums which would be: HTDAAB, ATYCLB and Pop.  Well, I liked them and  I loved Pop. So there you go. It is what it is.  My favorite U2 album is and ever will be, The Unforgettable Fire.  I do realize that while I think it's a brilliant album,  a small part of the reason I love it so is for nostalgia reasons.  It represents a time for me and it means something to me personally. I don't expect them to write the same songs or album with every release.  That would suck actually. And many would be complaining about that and rightfully so. U2 seems to acquire new fans with every release and have done so throughout their 30 year long career.  The "newer" stuff is what the newer fans are going to hold dear and relate to as the later albums are their "Unforgettable Fire."  I think that's awesome.  Music means so much to so many,  just not the same music.  And thank God for that.  All of us liking the same exact thing... how epically boring would that be?
 
Everyone feels differently and with music it becomes a personal thing so I understand the passion involved in presenting your opinion. However, you have to remember that there are folks who will and do feel as passionately about their own opposing opinion. It doesn't ever go well when you inuslt from the start a group of people whom you don't know in the slightest. 
 
Simply stated; it isn't what you say, it's how you say it. 

THIS. Thank you! My thoughts exactly (only much better formulated lol)! clap.gif Rational and well argumented post, as always from you. :)

 

Thanks, MA.  Good to see you round here.  Love the new siggy by the way,  it's awesome!

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happy.gifWell from the replies I can see that the sycophants are alive and well and patrolling these boards. Objectivity is in short supply here and since most if not all of the people that responded didn't read the full post, let me summarize.

 

*I have been a major U2 fan for 25 years

*NLOTH is my biggest disappointment with U2

*They have not had a challenge in 4 albums.

*Each album is more mediocre than the previous.

*U2 are best when they are challenged

*Time to change shit up. New production team and scheme.

*Ya, $250 for a ticket, that's real punk.

 

That is pretty much my point. But please do continue the brainless ranting. I need something funny to read in the loo.

BTW, funny how someone can hurl every profane word at a person and then call them a "hater". Isn't it ironic?

 

 

Like everyone in the thread, I thought you were

peace-out, or rather, protest-out ohwell.gif  They say

people like an underdog, but if you plan to join

the community now, it'd kind of be like the Rams

making it to the Superbowl in February...

 

 

If you plan to stay around as hell's gadfly --

Be seein' ya, Dunlop wink.gif

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[quote name='sea_islander wrote:


Dunlop']
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Well from the replies I can see that the sycophants are alive and well and patrolling these boards. Objectivity is in short supply here and since most if not all of the people that responded didn't read the full post, let me summarize.

 

*I have been a major U2 fan for 25 years

*NLOTH is my biggest disappointment with U2

*They have not had a challenge in 4 albums.

*Each album is more mediocre than the previous.

*U2 are best when they are challenged

*Time to change shit up. New production team and scheme.

*Ya, $250 for a ticket, that's real punk.

 

That is pretty much my point. But please do continue the brainless ranting. I need something funny to read in the loo.

BTW, funny how someone can hurl every profane word at a person and then call them a "hater". Isn't it ironic?

 

 

Like everyone in the thread, I thought you were

peace-out, or rather, protest-out ohwell.gif  They say

people like an underdog, but if you plan to join

the community now, it'd kind of be like the Rams

making it to the Superbowl in February...

 

 

If you plan to stay around as hell's gadfly --

Be seein' ya, Dunlop wink.gif

 

 

 

 Dunlop had to know it was coming. I mean, this is the u2 fan club website.  LOL

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LOL... got to love Ferris Beuller. I would love to play bass with U2 even though the chances of that happening are slim and none. But I was given a glimmer of hope with the sycophant suggested approach.  
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your chances of playing bass with Spinal Tap probably

border on excellent wink.gif

 

 

 

 

 

 

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sea_islander wrote:

Dunlop']
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Well from the replies I can see that the sycophants are alive and well and patrolling these boards. Objectivity is in short supply here and since most if not all of the people that responded didn't read the full post, let me summarize.

 

*I have been a major U2 fan for 25 years

*NLOTH is my biggest disappointment with U2

*They have not had a challenge in 4 albums.

*Each album is more mediocre than the previous.

*U2 are best when they are challenged

*Time to change shit up. New production team and scheme.

*Ya, $250 for a ticket, that's real punk.

 

That is pretty much my point. But please do continue the brainless ranting. I need something funny to read in the loo.

BTW, funny how someone can hurl every profane word at a person and then call them a "hater". Isn't it ironic?

 

 

Like everyone in the thread, I thought you were

peace-out, or rather, protest-out
ohwell.gif
  They say

people like an underdog, but if you plan to join

the community now, it'd kind of be like the Rams

making it to the Superbowl in February...

 

 

If you plan to stay around as hell's gadfly --

Be seein' ya, Dunlop
wink.gif

 

 

 

 Dunlop had to know it was coming. I mean, this is the u2 fan club website.  LOL

 

 

 

 

 

 

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[quote name='barbara1 wrote:


sea_islander']

 

 

Like Dunlop, I was listening to U2 in 1983...

 

 

 

*sea_islander quickly, while saying this, puts on all

his body armor
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 *

 

 

 

I guess the difference is -- I've never once stopped
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you're good, that last line made up for the;' i was listening to u2 in 1983...'..luckily saved your arse (from the door)happy.gif

 

 

*sea_islander survives to post again*

 

 

 

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[quote name='ceallach67 wrote:


mick james']

 

And as for the same $250 ticket rip-off dealy that so many quote, did you not notice that there was tickets for $30 or $50???  
 Yup and also $90 and $95 ranges available too.  Like I've been saying since the beginning (and to all the previous whiners about ticket prices) there is a fair range of ticket prices.

 

And what the hell has punk got to do with it? Since when can the worlds biggest rock band, a corporation essentially, be punk? stadium rock by default mate, is not very punk.
Ohhh... is that what he meant by "punk?" Didn't understand that one.  Though just to throw this out there... The Clash played Shea Stadium back in 1982.  'Course they opened for The Who and wasn't really their best performance, but still a stadium show. 
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LOL.  This is true, and the Ramones used to play stadium shows in South America.  But I have heard of purists at the time giving the Clash a hard time for "selling out" when they did that gig.

 

I just think, as romantic as it may be to apply the notion of punk to U2, it's just not true.

 

Sure they were around in the era, but they were post-punk if anything.  They never wanted to be anti-establishment, and wanted to be the biggest band from the get-go.

 

U2 was certainly influenced by punk, but punk they are not  (not telling you that Kel - just in context with the OP)

 

 

Oh and Kel, I saw your boyfriend Les Claypool in Sydney last week! Awesome!  And he even played Too Many Puppies, American Life, Southbound Phacyderm, Riddles are Abound Tonight and Fisticuffs!!!!

You would have loved it. :)

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I agree with some of this dunlop fella/girls post.

 

Who's got the balls to call me out on it??

 

A bit predictable some of the responses on here to be honest,as I always say U2 aren't the fuckin be all and end all,oh and incidentally this is from a fan since 82!

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