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  1. Great song, love songs are a thing for U2, although there are real threats to the survival of humanity and unfortunately love won't fix them all, tough love maybe in some situations, cruel to be kind to the everpresent dangers lurking in the shadows, I like a love song, but I can headbang too and enjoy a wide variety of musical sessions, you need to be able to put a statement into the world sometimes that tells it like it is and that may require a heavier approach to certain songs and a mellower one to others and U2 certainly have been able to achieve that on a lot of their work, personally I believe the time is right to reunite the dream team of Eno, Lanois, Lillywhite and Flood and go epic
  2. I was out in the garden today doing songs of innocence justice through the Marshall, this album stands alone in its awesomeness and I guess this is why for me songs of experience doesn't quite stack up in the respect of the nods to SOI in a couple of tracks, I can listen to SOE but not quite in the same way as the stand alone Canon of U2 albums, each great U2 album seems to have something to say, a statement, a collective and immersive journey in to the subconscious of the listener, for me this is when they are at their best, so SOI definitely fits the bill along with my other mentions.
  3. Citing War, The Joshua Tree, Unforgettable Fire, Achtung Baby and No Line On The Horizon as the go to albums that will help U2 reconnect with themselves and their audience as they contemplate whether or not to use recently recorded material for a new album or scrap it and start again
  4. Urgency in Bono,s delivery, youv,e hit the nail on the head, i guess the message dictates the delivery, I would like to think that there is more than enough subject matter around these days to amount to something feisty when they return, Im sure Larry must itching like no body's business to pound the shit out of his drumkit again for a studio album too.
  5. Noted Max, back to the album discussion folks
  6. Being a dinosaur who has more than a few turn of phrases to ponder over when cooking up a statement I sometimes forget that certain words could offend, I like to shoot from the hip and dont care too much about modern ideaology, and a big part of that is because its exactly why there is so much confusion in the world today, I dont have a sixpack abdominal region yet my brother in law is allways having a go at those he percieves should be in better shape, and nastily sometimes, but I brush it off, some phisiques will never get there sometimes due to genetics, So we all have our crosses to bear,
  7. Interesting yes,Im going to listen to War, Songs of Innocence and The Unforgettable Fire and report back 🌜
  8. The first three albums should be there focus on deciding upon a platform for the next album, Unforgettable Fire is a fantastic album as is Josh, they were significant steps in another direction after War, I cant help wondering what a U2 album would sound like if they said right lets make a record that could could be considered as a bridge between War and The Unforgettable Fire,I guess the question is which song or songs could sit comfortably from War on UF and vice versa, I would say 40 could slot in to UF, and thats it, do they think about these kinds of things I dont know, and does it really matter anyway, that I dont know too, but I do know this, they just cant pin there hopes on hit singles tunnel vision, those great songs that we all love will happen naturally or not, the whole body of the sound is key, and together with cutting edge lyricist in top form we can hopefully look forward to the next U2 classic, we sure need one thats for sure
  9. Im in a brutal mood, havent listened to Bono and Edge new collaboration with the girly boy, no offence but if U2 return then they should be seriously thinking about their legacy and what would serve them best. War is quintessential U2 so raw and powerful and this is the lightning in a bottle they need to recapture, give us a no holds barred statement on the confused and fucked up world that we live in today with a dash of the U2 humanity thrown in, I know you guys can see what we do, are you brave enough to get really controversial and up everyones asses one more time, hoping so, bye for now
  10. Sunny days in the garden with my Little Rays of Light, follow the link to the light. https://youtu.be/7T32KK96REY
  11. Forgive me for not mentioning Boy, now theres an album that gets you up and keeps you there,
  12. We,ve heard it said on more than a few occassions that U2 came out of punk rock, is it not conceivable to think that a nod to that era with a set of songs forming a new album or ep might eventuate at some point. Look U2 need to get busy and put out 2 or 3 albums of different flavours in quick succession, demanding yes, impossible no, bring it on!
  13. zoocat

    A Plea

    Right I'm not gonna mince words, quite simply my inner voice is telling me to speak, so speak I shall, the last great U2 album landed in 2009. It was called No Line On The Horizon. It contained the essence of U2, it was beautifully put together by among others Eno and Lanois. Songs of Innocence has me returning from time to time and is a very very good album, and I do love it. Songs of Experience feels forced, there are however some very good songs there, and ok they wanted to expetiment a bit, no harm no foul and when the time is right I will listen again. Now this is what I know, and I don,t know everything, but I just know that U2 Eno and Lanois have a chemistry that will not be replicated. I believe it is incredibly important at this time for the band to feel comfortable in their skins with the next album immenent. Now that may or may not happen with some of the others, but with Eno and Lanois at the helm then a greater degree of freedom to just let go and see where it all leads should work like a treat, God willing. U2 and or Bono will always have something to say regarding political issues of the time etc, but please man can you light up the music once again by giving us a commentary through your lyrics based on what you see right in front of you every where you go. Cheers A fan.
  14. Love yes it exists in many ways, some obvious, some not so, love can go undetected between two people, the third person wont even see it, love is also sometimes trapped between two realms and unwittingly suppresses true joy for brief moments in time, before it capitulates and the floodwaters over run with an outpouring of bent up emotions to rival the ages. Ah love, in all shapes and forms, a real love for love is the mighty salvation of the entire planet, together with the inoculation of the entire human race to exhibit a concise and cohesive approach to living taking in every plausible and potentially viable avenue available to attempt a reversal of the damage done to civilizations and scars of the earth before its beyond us.
  15. If you followed that link, you might enjoy this one. City Boy Shuffle https://youtu.be/aC9H7U9qTYI
  16. zoocat


    Her,es hoping the next decade is a busy one for U2 in the studio and on the road. Lot,s of lightbulbs goin off and all that jazz. Where is a new collaboration with Eno and Lanois when you need one. Not far away lads eh.? Well with recent statesmen of the rock and blues world showing us theres plenty of gas in the tank then anything is possible. Now theres another thought. A U2 blues album. That would be awesome. You got some more heavy lyrics in ya Bono. Cmon man I reckon some of that Rattle and Hum bluesy stuff was top notch. Hoping for 4 or 5 albums from the lads in the next decade. Whatdya reckon.
  17. Hi, share your stories of delightful love here. I will get the ball rolling and direct you to my tub and a moment dedicated to my lovely Wife Madalinn. Oh its clean by the way. https://youtu.be/8R_iit2jwJM
  18. https://youtu.be/LytKGEyJ9KM Hope Springs Eternal
  19. The lockdown here in NZ is over for now. Spent some quality time with the family. Hope ya all are safe and feeling loved. A little ditty I had an inspirational moment. Youtube search Scott Catley Lockdown Blues
  20. The Rules of Engagement I sit on the hill with my back to the sun. My lover and I hand in hand. We look up in time as flashes of light batter the land. They speak of us like specks of dust. They cannot know what they sow as blow after blow we fall to the snow. One man falls another rises yet he brings with him a vision that despises. We are the makers of our mistakes. He only put breath into us yet he doesnt forsake. What then can we do but watch and wait. Sitting on the hill untill the hour grows late. Resurgance of love backed up by action is the answer to heal the faction. Dream on Daddy dont let go. No never let go because this world I know will be without me someday but you my darling must find your way
  21. Love versus Hate Love heals and hate steals Love in the light. Hate in the shadows. Two strong words can be bedfellows. Where do we stand in this moment in time. Some of us shine while others decline. I pray for the ones caught in the fires they are not there because of evil desires. He walked on water and now hovers above the raincloud. Oh sweet Jesus pour it out and drench the land with your tears. Your love is our life though we toil in strife. Your Fathers creatures are screaming in the night not knowing if left is right or right is wrong. We all belong in a warm embrace. Bring us all into your fold and save the human race.
  22. Surrounded Here I stand surrounded by love and war. What is the cause and what is it for. Lovers unite. Bombs drop at night. On goes the fight, no one is right. And when my little one sees a tear in my eye. She looks for the reason and asks me why. Oh oh oh my darling close your eyes and dream. Dream the world right. Lets link hands tonight and be beacons of light that pull back cast off souls out of their plight. No more should we see the endless sea of misery that drowns the ones like you and me. The dark ones are only lost, they cant get past their shadows of doubt. Its up to the light bearers to help them out. I will do it for you my love and with help from above to heal my feet I will step out once more into the street Oh darling my love I will wrap you in my arms and listen to your low beat as it rises like the wind and brings us to the parapet of total humanity. My little one my love she grows wings like a dove and I am her eagle majestic and proud of might and spleandour. Oh heaven and earth never surrender
  23. Well weve had Zootv live from Sydney. Howz about Joshua Tree Live from Auckland. Im buzzing along nicely from the great night three weeks ago. Man I hope they captured it. Would be a great film
  24. Sometimes you never know what you need in your life untill it slaps you in the face and says wake up where you been man. On Friday night at Mt Smart Stadium I was delivered just that. And how grateful I am because I feel like different man in the sense that my U2 drought has ended Thank Heavens and Thanks U2 for a really memorable show. My Son and I shared a really special moment in time together with you guys. Top class delivery on all accounts. Cant wait for your return and really loiking forward to new U2 album and glad you guys had a nice time here. All the best for the rest of the tour and beyond.
  25. Next best thing to Christmas Eve and just as exciting. Bringing my Son along for his 1st big outdoor show. The stage looks great. Touch wood this glorious weather holds. Luminos Times hold on to love. Spanish Eyes in the mix hope so. Cheers
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