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GOOYOW is awful. am I missing something?

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ok, so I didn't start this thread as clickbait but I am genuinely curious why people like 'Get Out Of Your Own Way'? I've said several times it is Beautiful Day Vol. 2. it builds up slowly like BD does only when you get to the chorus I really could care less? now I don't care for BD as a song, Bono said himself when getting a Grammy for it that "it's got no hook". darn right it doesn't B-Man and neither does GOOYOW. I never thought it was possible but this new single make BD sound great! at least with Beautiful Day it can even pull me in to want to sing the chorus. but ladies & gentlemen, boils & girls this song is so weak, it's anaemic and sounds like it should be on ATYCLB.

U2 why would you choose this song as a single when you have new gems like 'The Little Things That Give You Away', 'Red Flag Day' 'Love Is Bigger Than Anything In It's Way' and 'The Landlady'?? these songs are an utter joy to listen to and remind me why I fell in love with your music. how can you have such great songs on the 2nd half of the album but weak songs like GOOYOW on the same album. I could cut this song out & American Soul and it improves the album. when I get a U2 album, I expect great things as they are a band that you can expect great things from. but GOOYOW, good grief. get out of my ear and skip a couple of tracks to 'Summer Of Love'. 

ok, so for those of you who love this song. please tell me why, what am I missing because I've listened to it plenty of times to try and get it. for me it's not even B-Side material. 

and if there are others like me who wonder why this song is even on the album, please feel free to post. 

why did I start this thread? because I know U2 can do better :Zoo_Guitar:

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Love your passion. Personally I think Get Out Of Your Own Way is a fantastic track. I also think its segway into America Soul is superb - and whilst you don't like that tune either because of it's angst against America or whatever - I just love American Soul because of it's groove.. I don't really listen to the lyric that much, just the thump of the groove.

We all see and hear different stuff in a sound and track.

 

Good luck BB, You guys deserve some gigs - hopefully soon within the next 10-18 months.

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You're missing a tour - and some lettuce! :D

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Must admit - the video is fooking awful. Not impressed with that.:mellow:

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Oh boy, you dont want to get me started. In an attempt at restraint...

*breathes..*

U2 wanted to go pop. So they, ahem..., invited a pop producer to the U2 camp who I dont think should have been given such a large role but they think he’s a perfect and flawless unicorn who can do no wrong so hey he’s now been handed the keys to the kingdom and a seat at the table of U2. Im still making peace with that... *breathes...meditates...*  Moving on, Much of the poppy stuff is coming from his influence. This song is no different. That said, I enjoy the song. Not love but enjoy. Beautiful Day for me wins hands down as a really great song, timeless, & I do hear its influence but I dont mind. I liked the nods on the album to previous songs. 

The one I didnt get personally was You're the best thing... but loved the video & that Bono wrote it for Ali. Always cute. 

This song I can see how one not too in to pop might not like it. My taste musically is broad so I usually enjoy U2s musical adventures they take us on with a few exceptions. I think pop is super in & has been for a while so perhaps thats why many love this track. I think they are choosing the pop songs as singles because pop is what is popular.

Also, Bono & Edge live in the US much of the time so I think the US politics are from that. Its basically a mess right now & as a US citizen having to live thru the mess feeling helpless I can appreciate the political stuff, its a nice gesture that I am appreciating. 

Just do what I do, create playlists with the stuff you love to here & put away the rest. ;)

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15 hours ago, yardie said:

Love your passion. Personally I think Get Out Of Your Own Way is a fantastic track. I also think its segway into America Soul is superb - and whilst you don't like that tune either because of it's angst against America or whatever - I just love American Soul because of it's groove.. I don't really listen to the lyric that much, just the thump of the groove.

We all see and hear different stuff in a sound and track.

 

Good luck BB, You guys deserve some gigs - hopefully soon within the next 10-18 months.

Hi yardie,

thanks for your reply. I appreciate it.

I don't like the segway to American Soul. I love The Beatitudes and for me altering Jesus words to suit a song, I really don't appreciate it. in the credits 'The Message' by Eugene Peterson is given credit wtf? <_< now I know Bono loves 'The Message' but he knows that it is not a Bible. it's a paraphrase by a poet putting his words in place of what Jesus said. I'm a Christian, so obviously I ain't down with this at all. any Christian worth their salt that doesn't have their discernment radar on could sadly fall for this 'Message' book. now, I'm not questioning Bono's salvation but I think he's making a mistake reading The Message and not one of those Bibles he's stolen from a hotel room.

what Kendrick Lamar (sp??) says in between GOOYOW & Amercan Soul, is not what is in The Message. he's obviously been asked to give that input between those 2 songs. what Peterson did to The Beatitudes in his paraphrase "Bible" is just awful and I'm being kind. it's actually heresy. 

this is The Beatitudes

Matthew 5:3-12 King James Version (KJV)

Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.

Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.

Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.

Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.

Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.

Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.

10 Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

11 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.

12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.

^ that is beautiful. why anyone would want to alter it and paraphrase it is beyond me.

I love the groove & rock of American Soul but sadly I can't hear past the lyrics. this obsession with the USA, like it's the centre of the world :Zoo_Baby:

10 hours ago, Shannon387 said:

Oh boy, you dont want to get me started. In an attempt at restraint...

*breathes..*

U2 wanted to go pop. So they, ahem..., invited a pop producer to the U2 camp who I dont think should have been given such a large role but they think he’s a perfect and flawless unicorn who can do no wrong so hey he’s now been handed the keys to the kingdom and a seat at the table of U2. Im still making peace with that... *breathes...meditates...*  Moving on, Much of the poppy stuff is coming from his influence. This song is no different. That said, I enjoy the song. Not love but enjoy. Beautiful Day for me wins hands down as a really great song, timeless, & I do hear its influence but I dont mind. I liked the nods on the album to previous songs. 

The one I didnt get personally was You're the best thing... but loved the video & that Bono wrote it for Ali. Always cute. 

This song I can see how one not too in to pop might not like it. My taste musically is broad so I usually enjoy U2s musical adventures they take us on with a few exceptions. I think pop is super in & has been for a while so perhaps thats why many love this track. I think they are choosing the pop songs as singles because pop is what is popular.

Also, Bono & Edge live in the US much of the time so I think the US politics are from that. Its basically a mess right now & as a US citizen having to live thru the mess feeling helpless I can appreciate the political stuff, its a nice gesture that I am appreciating. 

Just do what I do, create playlists with the stuff you love to here & put away the rest. ;)

Hi Shannon387,

thank you also for your response. 

a "perfect and flawless unicorn" lol I love what Jacknife Lee did on The Killers latest album, it sounds great. he's also made Bono's vocals come more to the forefront which I love. I don't mind YTBTAM but at first I was like, what? this is what we've been waiting for?? the song that I really like that Bono wrote for Ali is 'The Landlady' < on my 2nd listen I realised he was singing about her. for me if U2 want to go pop, they already did that in 1997 with the *POP* album

:POP_for_the_Planet: :Mirrorball:

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Oh I wasnt talking about Jacknife Lee. His work I appreciate. Ryan is the Pop Producer. ;) 

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1 hour ago, Shannon387 said:

Oh I wasnt talking about Jacknife Lee. His work I appreciate. Ryan is the Pop Producer. ;) 

oh so you were talking abou the *POP* album in your post. sorry I didn't pick up on that. I haven't looked at the *POP* booklet for awhile so I actually don't know who produced it. 

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50 minutes ago, BigBunny said:

oh so you were talking abou the *POP* album in your post. sorry I didn't pick up on that. I haven't looked at the *POP* booklet for awhile so I actually don't know who produced it. 

No I was referring to this album. Sorry for being vague. Its early for me right now. Must have coffee.

 :Zoo_Coffee:

If you look at the Producer credits Ryan Tedder Produced on this album too. Jacknife was the main Producer but Ryan was just behind him having been given a bigger Producer role than last time. He produced a couple songs on SOI & now much more on SOE. Much of the poppy sounds in this album are coming from him, not necessarily  Jacknife. If your wondering where its coming from, its Ryan. I.E., Your the best thing, Get out of your own way, Summer of Love, The Showman, & I think nearly all the songs on the album have his Producer touch.

Ryan is a pop music Producer & also the lead singer for OneRepublic. He used to be a cool guy I thought as a long time fan of his band.  Success has gone to his head it appears. He can be kind of a jerk.

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43 minutes ago, Shannon387 said:

No I was referring to this album. Sorry for being vague. Its early for me right now. Must have coffee.

 :Zoo_Coffee:

If you look at the Producer credits Ryan Tedder Produced on this album too. Jacknife was the main Producer but Ryan was just behind him having been given a bigger Producer role than last time. He produced a couple songs on SOI & now much more on SOE. Much of the poppy sounds in this album are coming from him, not necessarily  Jacknife. If your wondering where its coming from, its Ryan. I.E., Your the best thing, Get out of your own way, Summer of Love, The Showman, & I think nearly all the songs on the album have his Producer touch.

Ryan is a pop music Producer & also the lead singer for OneRepublic. He used to be a cool guy I thought as a long time fan of his band.  Success has gone to his head it appears. He can be kind of a jerk.

thanks for that info. I have never heard of this Ryan Tedder before but the songs you said he produced, I only have a bit of time for 'Summer Of Love'. YTBTAM has grown on me but it's still not what I want from U2.

oh a coffee, now I want one. it's very early here just after 1pm. I was going to have a cuppa tea but I'm thinking I should head back to bed maybe. 

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