Tuesday, March 3, 2009
45 du jour
U2, no line on the horizon
from no line on the horizon
i actually don't hate u2, they exist for me in that netherworld of giant critically acclaimed bands/artists*, that in my ever so humble (okay, that's a joke) opinion-- either have a good record in em or enough hits to squeek out a cdr comp, but don't deserve the godhead status they receive. let's cut to the u2 chase:
-a bunch of good songs (and a few great)
-a horrid rhythm section (which is actually beside the point)
-boy completely sucks, the next one too and war sounds more dated than the joke that i wrote to finish this
-a one trick pony guitar player (who's still channelling keith levene's early PiL work ... also beside the point)
bono ... somehow i'm kinda not bothered by him (well, after 'war' and even then sometimes, but 'bad' is GIHYB awesome.)
to me, "achtung baby" was the high water mark. "one" is an amazing song.
that said, they have alot of tunes that i really like. and one (the sole one on my ipod) that i have to have at the ready if i ever wanna get laid again.
i heard the new single on the radio. sounded to me like late-period janes addiction. SURPRISE, i actually love most of janes addiction. i can guarantee you i will never listen to the rest of the album. Xmas already tipped me the official single stinks, so that's enough.
*soon to come chil'n