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  1. Fully agreed. Oh, yes - their success in touring in the 70s and very early 80s was intense - that can't be denied; however, the size of the venues they played in after the release of "Eliminator" also can't be denied. They played any place that would have them from their very beginning, but they did move from mostly clubs/theaters to mostly arenas/stadiums once their videos hit MTV. That's what I was getting at. Those who followed rock music closely knew them from the start; the greater masses only discovered them once they had chart-topping singles. I'm sorry that you/ever
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  2. I'm happy that the overwhelming majority of people are understanding why Simone Biles pulled out of the team competition this morning. I'm glad that people are taking mental fitness as seriously as physical fitness in today's world. Congratulations to the team for winning the silver medal - also to the Russian team for winning the gold and for Team GB for winning the bronze.
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  3. Scenes from today's outing on Lower Kananaskis Lake with my 10' 6hp boat. Mind-bending 360 degree scenery. 😮
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  4. Success for Belgium in gymnastics today. Nina Derwael won gold!
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  5. ...and he proved it again today! 😄 Team USA won the Gold Medal in the Men's 4 x 100m medley relay, giving Caeleb Dressel his 5th Gold Medal of these Olympics! He joins Mark Spitz, Eric Heiden, Matt Biondi, and Michael Phelps (who did it in three different Olympic games) in the group of American athletes who have won at least 5 Gold Medals in a single Olympics! A couple of other interesting details about this race in particular: ever since this event has come into existence in the Olympics, we have never lost it in an Olympics in which we competed (we didn't win it in 1980 only becaus
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  6. Unfortunately, I have to agree - it’s exactly what they did with the JT 30th set. However, with the recent ATYCLB set, they didn’t really bother - there was nothing truly and completely new with respect to music on that one… And that’s why I put stuff that could be included on a possible new set on the last page. There is stuff (audio and video) that they could include that might entice those who already have the 20th anniversary to think about getting the 30th, or attract those who didn’t get the original deluxe sets 10 years ago. I just hope they put a lot more thought and effort into w
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  7. Can I just say, one of my favourite things about this weird Covid Olympics has been team members putting the medals around each other's necks on the podium. Such a lovely idea!
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  8. Right, but 2021 in particular is the 30th anniversary of AB. So, any 30th anniversary commemoration would have to be this year - that was the point of the original article and of my creating this thread, i.e., discussing how they might choose to celebrate it this year based on what was said in the article. Another reason, in addition to the posts above, they might choose to release a new set for the 30th anniversary for AB is expanding the formats in which things are available. The last two deluxe sets (i.e., JT 30th / ATYCLB 20th) seem to have been conceived primarily to release everythi
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  9. Man, that Caeleb Dressel is a fast swimmer! 😄 ...and Katie Ledecky is the master of long-distance swimming! 😎
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  10. I love AB, but the priority now should be new songs. By the way, what can be added to the Uber deluxe box set? Please let's look at the future now, not the past.
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  11. Alessandra Perilli wins bronze in female trapshooting for San Mario, their first Olympic medal ever. Love stories like that.
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  12. To see that frame of Wild Horses video here in the Front Page of Zootopia is... I can't 🤩 😍 🤩
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  13. Woohoo!!! Sunisa Lee just got the gold in women’s gymnastics!
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  14. Jess Fox you bloody beauty 💪👍
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  15. How she became a top-notch swimmer with the dearth of proper-sized pools in Alaska makes her accomplishment all the more mind-blowing... That's one of those results that make the Olympics so special, i.e., it seems like there are just too many obstacles for Olympic success to ever happen to a particular individual...and then it happens anyway. And every Olympics is chock-full of these examples. The Olympics rule... 🤘
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  16. yeah, they got very big with the videos. they were a huge MTV draw. i loved that stuff too. Jesus Just Left Chicago is my fave ZZ Top song. i remember having the eight tracks in my beetle vw with a hole in the floor behind the driver's seat and we would crank ZZ Top. good memories.
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  17. My dog's name is Ri'ri'. She is an Irish Terrier. I just found out that her eldest daughter is going to be doing the first round of breeding over the next two days. Puppies! Joy is having a bunch of Irish Terrier pups crawling all over and attacking a person. I cannot wait. Meanwhile, mine is very happy now that our new couch arrived. It was months overdue. We were both quite desperate. It's a very handsome couch and well made.
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  18. Fiji in Rugby Sevens... joy!!! =D
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  19. 34 years ago today. This is a really nice read... https://nation.cymru/culture/a-celtic-bond-on-the-day-u2s-the-edge-played-rugby-at-the-arms-park/
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  20. Gold medals coming out of our ears this morning! So happy for Tom Daley who finally got one at his fourth Olympics - I was in tears watching their celebrations! Then we got another in the mountain biking (our first ever medal in that event). And we have a second taekwondo finalist later - will it be gold or silver?
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  21. It's difficult to find the words to describe it but it's history for my country! Beautiful scenes, I like the Olympic spirit that I've seen today.
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  22. August is upon us brothers and sisters. It's that special time of year again - B.P.A.M* is finally here. Hopefully we can all act civilized this time and there won't be a repeat of previous year's unpleasantness. *(Brad Pitt Awareness Month).
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  23. I put a link that may help you out in the Gold Cup thread. If it doesn't, my apologies in advance. OK - back to the Olympics! The golf is really coming down to the wire right now...
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  24. All 25 million of us 😎
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  26. Yes...August 1st, 1981...MTV came into existence, and it changed music completely. So many bands were discovered by so many because of it (raise your hand if you first discovered, or had your preexisting fandom greatly enhanced, by seeing U2 on MTV - yes, my hand is up!). Strangely, neither MTV nor MTV Classic are really doing anything special for the day today - it's especially strange that MTV Classic isn't. That seems like a no-brainer... Anyway, here is a great interview with the original VJs - Mark Goodman, Nina Blackwood, Alan Hunter, Martha Quinn, and JJ Jackson. There are a l
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  27. @Carlos mentioned it on the front page, so I thought it would be worth it to start a thread here. Here is the story from U2songs: https://www.u2songs.com/news/rumours_achtung_baby_at_30 I really like some things being discussed in the body of the story and am also less fond of others - however, overall, I'm glad that AB is being revisited again. Apparently, more news about the November commemoration and beyond will be coming next month. 👍
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  28. Emma Wilson (from a town near me!) got bronze in the windsurfing. Karriss won bronze in the boxing, Lauren Price has also secured a medal and Pat McCormack is guaranteed at least silver as his semifinal opponent has withdrawn.
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  29. I agree with a strong new album for a new tour being ideal. The things I got from the U2songs article were: a new digital experience-that sounds promising, as it is U2. I also like the history of AB being explored in its birth and its roots in Berlin. I'm much more interested in that than I am any new audio/video from that time. I'm glad they released the scaled down CD version of the All That You Can't Leave Behind 20th release. I'm very happy to have the Boston show on CD, even though it's not the full thing. Stay/Bad/Streets is a pivotal U2 live moment, at least for me. If they
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  30. Jessica Fox: Australian fixes kayak with condom, throws up and wins gold. Does that qualify as safe slaloming? 🤪
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  31. Yes, congratulations! That was an unexpected result! Good luck against Sweden! Well, now our Women’s Football team is looking like themselves again. They vowed that they would not lose in the quarterfinals like they did in Rio, and they were as good as their word. I hate PKs as a decider, but at least they prevailed - they did carry the play for the majority of the game, so justice was eventually served. USA/Netherlands is now a proper rivalry - meeting in the last World Cup Final and now here in this Olympics have pretty much cemented that. Canada will be a very tough opponent, as t
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  32. How about those Matildas !! Fantastic 😀😀😀
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  33. Wow...the semifinals were both amazing games! Quick recap of the results: USA 1-0 Qatar Mexico 2-1 Canada So, yes, the popular pre-tournament prediction of USA v Mexico in the Final turns out to be the case; however, both teams were truly tested in their respective semifinals - both teams had good fortune on their side, as well as good play, to advance to the Final. In the first game, each team had long stretches of play where they controlled the game. In the first 10-15 minutes, Team USA jumped all over Qatar, but couldn't score. For the remainder of the 1st half, i
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  34. There were other shows that were recorded from the ZooTV days (e.g., Washington, DC) that could be released. They also filmed some of their shows when ZooTV was still an arena tour - the setlists were a little different then too. There is still more out there from a video point of view. However, audio-wise, yes - AB has been explored about as deeply as can be. The only thing they could put out additionally would be to release everything that the old “Axtung Beibi” bootleg was based on (no, I’m not seriously lobbying for that). It’ll be nice to see what may be coming. If they do relea
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  35. RIP Dusty. Also, RIP to Joey Jordison, former drummer and founding member of Slipknot, only 46.
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  36. Although I am glad AB will be celebrated this year its hard to think what is left that they can release that isn't already available. The box sets released for the 20th anniversary were very comprehensive and then there was the film 'From the Sky down' which included every album track. I am pleased there isn't a tour based on AB as well as the band have played x10 songs over the last few tours and they have become reliant on the material from AB. I guess I am struggling to see what could be done without it being another fleecing the fans for more money exercise!
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  37. Likewise. Hard to believe he is married and has a kid. It has been fun. Go Lydia Jacoby. The reactions from Seward, Alaska are a lot of fun to watch.
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  38. Several more bronze medals over the past couple of days - one for taekwondo (after an agonising last-second defeat in the semifinal, very reminiscent of Lutalo Muhammad in Rio!), a surprise medal in the women's team gymnastics, and Charlotte Dujardin adds to her dressage medal collection in both the team and individual events. We are also guaranteed at least one medal in the boxing as Karriss Artingstall is through to the semifinals. Gutted about the men's four this morning - we've had that gold medal since 2000 so it really felt like "ours" and I've always been desperate to see us defend
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  40. I tuned into the Olympics and watched Tom Daley finally win a gold medal, along with Matt Lee. Go Great Britain! Very happy about this one.
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  41. Gary Kemp (Spandau Ballet) and Guy Pratt (Pink Floyd) have been producing a podcast over the past year or so and the most recent features an hour of chat with Adam. The podcast is called Rockonteurs and available wherever you get your podcasts from, or can listen online here https://podcastaddict.com/episode/126200174. I really enjoyed it. They zoom back and forth through the history of the band, talk about songwriting process, the bond between the band members, key figures in the band's evolution, Adam's addiction issues and so much more.
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  42. The swimming rivalry with Australia is heating up nicely! 😄 Both teams have had successes to brag about so far. First, congratulations to Ariarne Titmus for doing something no other female swimmer has done against Katie Ledecky - finish in front of her! 😄 Australia also won the Women's 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay too! We held up our end of the bargain by winning the Men's 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay and the Men's 400m Individual Medley (and got the silver in the same event). Lots more head-to-head action to come... At the moment, we have 6 golds, 2 silvers, and 4 bronzes - great work so far!
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  43. Wow...what a great couple of games in the first batch of semifinals, and for different reasons too. The scores: Qatar 3-2 El Salvador Mexico 3-0 Honduras I said it before - Qatar is for real! They scored three goals in the first half, then held on for dear life in the second half against El Salvador. I am not thrilled, if we get by Jamaica later today, that we would have to play Qatar in one of the semifinals. They have been legitimately good in this competition! Mexico reminded everyone that they are still Mexico, i.e., very, very good! 😄 They scored all three
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  44. Initially there were three downloads (I Will Follow, Out of Control and Electric Co) but these three were quickly removed and changed for a different three (Wild Horses, Angel of Harlem and Red Flag Day). If you were quick and online at the right time, you got the first three and then the next three. Three more were added (Stuck in a Moment, All Because of You and The Electric Co) at a later date so "officially" there are are six downloads out there at present. Not sure why they released the first three and then withdrew them so sharpish. Someone at U2.com pressed the wrong button or something
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  45. They accidentally it seems offered the first 3 tracks for about 24 hours or less perhaps. So I Will Follow, The Electric Co and Out Of Control. They then replaced them for Red Flag Day, Angel Of Harlem and Who’s Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses. Then they added another 3, The Electric Co,All Because Of You and Stuck In A Moment. As The Electric co had already briefly been made available that was a total of 8 different songs. That’s what I and many others have downloaded but I’m guessing you don’t have access to I Will Follow and Out Of Control because you missed the boat so to speak and they are no
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  46. Hi! Just joined this community. I have been a fan of U2 since i was 7 and my auntie gave me an iPod with their discography. Here is one of my chickens.
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  47. Great video! How many bands would take the photos of this fellow as inspiration for a video? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eadweard_Muybridge
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