History Music / U2

15th Jan '17 8:04:22 PM Kirayoshi
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** Once on ''Series/TheTonightShow'', U2 and Creator/JimmyFallon impersonated [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aluYo-FSqiw a band of buskers in a New York subway]].


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* InTheStyleOf: "Rattle and Hum" features a version of "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" where the band is backed by a gospel choir.
29th Dec '16 10:58:58 AM nombretomado
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** Lampshaded by Larry [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iIrPDV05SXU on]] DavidLetterman.
--> "Even my parents ask me: 'Are you Adam or Larry?'"

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** Lampshaded by Larry [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iIrPDV05SXU on]] DavidLetterman.
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Creator/DavidLetterman.
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"Even my parents ask me: 'Are you Adam or Larry?'"
17th Dec '16 2:10:30 PM Camassia
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* 1997 - ''Please: PopHeart Live EP''

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* 1997 - ''Please: PopHeart [=PopHeart=] Live EP''



* 2005 - ''U2.COMmunication''

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* 2005 - ''U2.COMmunication''[=COMmunication=]''
29th Nov '16 2:16:29 AM 06tele
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** The title of "A Sort of Homecoming" is a Shout Out to the German Jewish poet Paul Celan (1920--1970), whose parents were killed during the Holocaust, and who once remarked "Poetry is a sort of homecoming."
29th Nov '16 1:57:39 AM 06tele
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** Starting around the ''Joshua Tree'' period, the band became prone to making unsubtle Shout Outs to various moments in popular music history, from the [[Franchise/TheBeatles rooftop concert]] in the video for "Where The Streets Have No Name" through actually playing back a snippet of Music/JimiHendrix's version of "The Star Spangled Banner" on ''Rattle and Hum'' to Bono in 1998 getting Northern Ireland politicians John Hume and David Trimble on stage and holding up their hands, which was highly reminiscent of Music/BobMarley doing a similar thing with Jamaican politicians Michael Manley and Edward Seaga at the One Love Peace Concert in 1978.[[note]]The difference was that Hume and Trimble were, at the time, both endorsing the then-impending Good Friday Agreement to defuse the Northern Irish Troubles, whereas Manley and Seaga at the time of the One Love concert were bitter rivals who were barely restraining their own party members from civil war.[[/note]] As the band has shifted imperceptibly into genuine legend status, they've stopped doing this.
29th Nov '16 1:36:02 AM 06tele
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** "Boomerang II", an extra track from ''The Unforgettable Fire''. The Edge is singing something that sounds like "So wind blows", and Bono is singing something that sounds like "And the driftweed come / and the driftweed go". Other than that...
8th Oct '16 3:02:33 AM bwehehehe
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** In the studio, they have a handful of songs over six minutes long, including the aforementioned "Bad". The only song they've recorded that's over seven minutes long is "Moment of Surrender" (7:24) off of ''No Line on the Horizon''. Fittingly, this song was used as the set closer during the subsequent tour.

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** In the studio, they have a handful of songs over six minutes long, including the aforementioned "Bad". The only song they've recorded that's over seven minutes long is "Moment of Surrender" (7:24) off of ''No Line on the Horizon''. Fittingly, this song was used as the set closer during the subsequent tour. The album version of "Lemon" (6:58) off ''Zooropa'' also counts.
30th Jul '16 5:05:13 PM stupac85
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* EvilTwin: The video for "Elevation" features Evil U2 (who are just the band members dressed like a biker gang). The video culminates with both the good and evil versions of the band facing off and trying to blow each other away with ThePowerOfRock while they perform the song's final verse.
27th Jul '16 5:54:00 AM morenohijazo
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* MonochromeToColor: The U2 concert {{rockumentary}} ''Rattle and Hum'' is black-and-white, until the last quarter of the film switches to color for no obvious reason.
20th Jul '16 4:21:15 AM JulianLapostat
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* YouHaveGotToBeKiddingMe: Filming a music video in downtown Los Angeles, snarling up traffic for blocks and causing a lot of delays and frustration among ordinary people just trying to get about their daily business, and then joking about it because they think it's their job as musicians to "stir things up." Easy to joke about other people's problems getting around when you have chartered helicopters, private jets, and chaffeured limosines to make certain you don't have be bothered by all that...

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* YouHaveGotToBeKiddingMe: Filming a music video in downtown Los Angeles, snarling up traffic for blocks and causing a lot of delays and frustration among ordinary people just trying to get about their daily business, and then joking about it because they think it's their job as musicians to "stir things up." Easy to joke about other people's problems getting around when you have chartered helicopters, private jets, and chaffeured limosines to make certain you don't have be bothered by all that...
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