Historically U2 lead singles make the chart, others just about but thye've always been an album & live band, not having to rely on singles, so for those woried don't
I'm more worried for those who keep reading Jesus into everyfucking thing U2 do, Magnificent is about Ali and the relationships between a man & a woman, and not everything on the album is about religion, now I've scanned the bible for any reference to sexy boots, kinky boots, any type of high heel boot and fuck me there isn't any.
This site is driving me mad, I don't mind peoples opinions about the songs, we're all entitled to them and I myself am religious but not everything is about God and certainly anyone buying records would not automatically think U2 record? fuck me I won't buy that cos its definetly about the big J, bollocks the won't buy it because the have a better version on the album and in the time of a worldwide recession they don't have any money.
One of thing don't categorise us, i've been a U2 fan probably longer ttham most as i'm probably older and never rammed Jesus Mary or holy st joseph down anybodys throats, U2 fans love the band for the music and the feeling that this band give us not necessarily for any religious content that might be in there.
Now, on to my next subject pie & soup................... what do we think? which ones better, I've heard that up North you can get butter pies and they're great
I totally agree, I am a long time U2 fan, I am a subscriber, and I mainly just float around and read the boards because I am getting sick andtired of the bashing and the religiousness that is being slammed down peoples throats. Yes, U2 are Christians, power to them. I follow Kemetic Orthodox...but still I love their music and can hear beyond just religious connotations within the lyrics, the lyrics are about love really and I like to think that isthe main point, be it a love for God or any of his/her names is cool, but still people have to remember Bono has 5 other major loves in his life too.. his wifeand 4 kids, he could just as easily be singing to them... and I don't think the buyer is going to really sit and pick it apart. I also don't think theband has ever really been too worried about the singles sales... sure the songs alone do manage to stand up on their own, but the album is the real deal... ittells a story... they all do, it is like a musical journey . WatchLinear... that does the album justice and I love Anton's take on it all. Also the band are bigger than chart sales, which is obvious by how they sell outshows, it should just be for the love of the music, the love of working together not for how much moolah it can make. It will be only then that I would say U2have lost their 'spark', when it is no longer the music, but the almighty dollar sign... and thankfully I don't see that happening.