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U2 — Electrical Storm (Orbit Mix)
Album: Best of 1990-2000
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Released: 2002
Length: 4:15
Plays (last 30 days): 1
The sea it swells like a sore head
And the night, it is aching
Two lovers lie with no sheets on their bed
And the day it is breaking

On rainy days we'd go swimming out
On rainy days, swimming in the sound
On rainy days we'd go swimming out

You're in my mind
All of the time
I know that's not enough
If the sky can crack
There must be some way back
For love and only love

Electrical storm
Electrical storm
Baby don't cry

Car alarm
Won't let you back to sleep
You're kept awake
Dreaming someone else's dream
Coffee is cold
But it'll get you through
Compromise
That's nothing new to you


Let's see colors that have never been seen
Let's go to places no one else has been


In my mind
All of the time
I know that's not enough
Well if the sky can crack
There must be some way back
To love and only love

Electrical storm
Electrical storm
Electrical storm
Baby don't cry

It's hot as hell
Honey, in this room
Sure hope the weather will break soon
The air is heavy, heavy as a truck
Need the rain will wash away our bad luck

Well if the sky can crack
There must be some way back
To love and only love

Electrical storm
Electrical storm
Electrical storm

Baby don't cry
Baby don't cry
Oh baby don't cry
Oh baby don't cry
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This is pretty bad.
this is great. Bono's voice sounds great. this live....a magical experience. 🍋
Long Live                                                                                                                     Radio Paradise
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 Far wrote:
LOL when this started I thought it was Oasis :) yes not that far too feel the same
 

Say no to Bonio and Boohoo ....
LOL when this started I thought it was Oasis :)
Not U2's biggest fan, though the older work is good...but this one just takes me back to a time in my life that I both wish I could have back, and be able to forget.
This one does it for me - 8
There's some William Orbit in it. 
So thankful for PSD  {#Stop}
U2 = PSD
 cbrandtbuffalo wrote:

Came here to see if anyone else was hearing "Electric Toaster". Question answered.

 
An electric toaster is certainly a worthy appliance to write a song about; apparently no one has done it yet.  That could be my ticket to fame.
bozo has truly lost it!
 Philchill wrote:
I keep mis-hearing it as 'Electric Toaster'.

That said, it's not PSD material for me. Not amazing, but I hope it comes up in circulation again. Maybe it'll grow on me.

 
Came here to see if anyone else was hearing "Electric Toaster". Question answered.
I keep mis-hearing it as 'Electric Toaster'.

That said, it's not PSD material for me. Not amazing, but I hope it comes up in circulation again. Maybe it'll grow on me.
 RabbitEars wrote:
i like U2 but tis is awful. really awful.

 
Slipstream wrote:

Interesting.  I dislike U2, yet this song is one of the (very) few of theirs I enjoy....

 
#Irony
 RabbitEars wrote:
i like U2 but tis is awful. really awful.

 
Interesting.  I dislike U2, yet this song is one of the (very) few of theirs I enjoy....
i like U2 but tis is awful. really awful.
At some point in time U2 stopped making new music and are just reusing old stuff.
 von_Hayek wrote:

I strongly disagree. Mediocre band with some positive (and some more negative) outliers.

 

So what do you think of Coldplay and Radiohead?
This one always brings the house down at their shows. Sorry U2 haters, but U2's stamp on rock and popular music is indelible.  Hate them if you must, but stop trying to belittle their influence. You're beginning to sound like climate-change deniers. 
Some of their stuff is overplayed.  But, this is one is still a "turn it up" stand out.
Incredibly bored by U2. Wish I didn't hear so much of this band here.
 lemmoth wrote:


Yeah sure.... Coldplay, a band that admittedly based their whole career on being a third rate version of some combination of early U2 and early Radiohead.

Stop people - U2 is one of the top 10 artists in the history of rock and roll.
 
I strongly disagree. Mediocre band with some positive (and some more negative) outliers.
 maryte wrote:
I swear I thought he was singing "Electric Gustav"...
 
{#Roflol}

Good thing I don't actually like this song, so I can mute it and NOT hear "electric Gustav" ...
 derekd wrote:
I was going to say this band totally ripped off U2. Then I looked at the artist and...
 
Hey, me too!
 maryte wrote:
I swear I thought he was singing "Electric Gustav"...
 
Bloody Hell! That's all I can hear now :(
I was going to say this band totally ripped off U2. Then I looked at the artist and...
"U2 trying to sound like Coldplay?"

It's unreal fun to read this )))) 9.
My favorite version. RP is the only place I've heard it.
 jagdriver wrote:
Hmmmm......U2 trying to sound like Coldplay?
 

Yeah sure.... Coldplay, a band that admittedly based their whole career on being a third rate version of some combination of early U2 and early Radiohead.

Stop people - U2 is one of the top 10 artists in the history of rock and roll.
 Sasha2001 wrote:
You could follow this up with Ms. Sarajavo and you'd have probably the two best and least known U2 songs of the last 20 years.
 
Amen — Two fantastic 90s songs from this still great band.  Don't get the haters that think anything post Achtung is crapola.

You could follow this up with Ms. Sarajavo and you'd have probably the two best and least known U2 songs of the last 20 years.
I have an electric coaster.  It's keeping my coffee warm right now.  It's great but I'm not sure I would sing about it.

Oh, wait, nevermind... 

this is the REASON to purchase this BEST OF...
Love it!
 stevendejong wrote:
I'm wondering where William Orbit is. After producing Madonna's Ray of Light (which was amazingly excellent), he was very popular for a little while, but then his signature sound somehow disappeared... PITY! He improves on the U2 song by about a factor four :-)
 
This year he produced Katie Melua's album "The House" from which 'The Flood' gets airplay on RP.


I'm wondering where William Orbit is. After producing Madonna's Ray of Light (which was amazingly excellent), he was very popular for a little while, but then his signature sound somehow disappeared... PITY! He improves on the U2 song by about a factor four :-)
 jagdriver wrote:
Hmmmm......U2 trying to sound like Coldplay?
 
You are right! This doesnot sound like U2!

 ziakut wrote:
Aren't we inundated with U2 enough...though I do like this tune...I'm really sick of the whole Bono outfit.
 
Love William Orbit's stuff (nice website too, with a very tasty fish on the home page :o), can't be doing with St Bonio. Mix yer man's voice off this and it would be a decent instrumental.

I'm not a U2 fan but when I heard this song I thought how great that you're playing it. RP rules.
Aren't we inundated with U2 enough...though I do like this tune...I'm really sick of the whole Bono outfit.
No comments on wether i like U2 or not.
I agree with the averege measurement. Somewhere between 7 and 8.
It's a good one. Enjoy it.
This song always makes me feel warm. It feels like a heat wave, which is nice when it's cold in New England.
For me, the big attraction ended with Rattle and Hum. I've only REALLY liked a couple of songs since then.

 jagdriver wrote:
Hmmmm......U2 trying to sound like Coldplay?
 
ha.. agree. but this song just got a 9 from me
I don't necessarily LOVE it, but it's better than much of what U2 has put out over the last several years. 
I swear I thought he was singing "Electric Gustav"...
Incarnadine wrote:
Eh, everyone has a band that RP plays that they absolutely hate... U2 is mine. While I will grudgingly admit that they had some decent songs in the early to mid 80's (most notably "New Year's Day"), I consider them to be the most OVERrated band/artist of all time.

Don't totally disagree... I'd rather not hear them on RP either.

I love this song and this version —> 8
Eh, everyone has a band that RP plays that they absolutely hate... U2 is mine.  While I will grudgingly admit that they had some decent songs in the early to mid 80's (most notably "New Year's Day"), I consider them to be the most OVERrated band/artist of all time.
Wow! U2 almost go prog ;-)
I don't usually hear U2, but this song is just great.
Hmmmm......U2 trying to sound like Coldplay?

another listener who can officially be put in the "bono overload" category {#Razz}


Arrogant as Bono may be, this group has a lot of staying power.

I like this version. go figure.
Not a morning song.
Wait.. Bill. .. Did you just say that you don't find this song by U2 a little bit too lame?

And here I almost donated some money. =)
 jnhashmi wrote:
God this is a great song.
 
Couldn't agree more - fantastic - and a B side!!!!! U2 are phenomenal.
Great song, but the mix detracts a bit actually. 
 Ellehcim wrote:
I don't understand all this U2 bashing. Bands evolve and change. Yes, their sound has changed. But is that so bad? Evolution is good. And yes, before I get jumped on, I am aware of U2's entire collection. How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb is obviously nothing like War or the Joshua Tree, but why should it be? Artists are creative, and the best of them are constantly reinventing themselves.
 
hear hear
Imagine if The Beatles stayed in the Love Me Do period. Music is alive.

God this is a great song.
I am not an all-knowing U2 fan, but this is the best of them to me, sorry. One day I will pay more attention to U2. I am sure they have more to give.
Orbit is great. He could have had a bigger influence on the mix...
Still these guys are one of the best bands EVER :hearteyes: Just love this!
westslope wrote:
I _like_ the idea of broad appeal. Not everybody wants to listen to the Gates of Delerium on Yes' Relayer album, or Anathesize on Porcupine's Fear of a Blank Planet.
It's "broad appeal" music that makes tunes like Gates of Delerium and Anaesthesize so powerful. There will always be a mainstream and things that classify as such will always evolve (even when RIAA fat cats try to prevent it) and there's nothing wrong with enjoying mainstream. I think the arguments with U2 are that as they've grown in popularity/become more "mainstream", they haven't tried to evolve - at least not recently. Based on what I've read and heard, they're perfectly happy floating on the mainstream music bubble and spending their real passion on other things. With all of that said, I actually dig this song. :)
I don't understand all this U2 bashing. Bands evolve and change. Yes, their sound has changed. But is that so bad? Evolution is good. And yes, before I get jumped on, I am aware of U2's entire collection. How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb is obviously nothing like War or the Joshua Tree, but why should it be? Artists are creative, and the best of them are constantly reinventing themselves.
EssexTex wrote:
They really lost their way...such a shame
Know what you mean. Not sure what happened. Too much U2, everywhere. Even here. Bono on his worldly crusades. Saturation.
duality2099 wrote:
I know I always sound like a bitter bastard, but is there anyone else doesn't really want to hear 5 U2 songs a day on RP? I get enough of Bono's voice from... well, Bono. If he isn't being rammed down my throat in another aggressive marketing bid (Apple, anyone?) or being played to death on any kind of commercial radio, he's busy on the news telling my country's elected leader that he should do as Bono commands. I am officially in Bono overload.
Yes, I re-posted this because I tend to agree.
infinity wrote:
I thought he was saying "electric coaster" -- :(
Like these?
I've heard this set recently. So much so that I knew that U2 was coming right after "Madrugada - Hard To Come Back". Maybe if I hear it again soon I'll remember which U2 song is going to be played. Edit: It was January 30 when this set was last played.
They really lost their way...such a shame
:roflol: :yes:
Yea baby...Perfect timing...Thank you RP...
What a glossy tune! I 'member when they put out good humble stuff
duality2099, I cannot agree. Don't own any U2, and am unlikely to buy. That said, the song writing and production are superb. And I enjoy the music! I _like_ the idea of broad appeal. Not everybody wants to listen to the Gates of Delerium on Yes' Relayer album, or Anathesize on Porcupine's Fear of a Blank Planet.
duality2099 wrote:
I know I always sound like a bitter bastard, but is there anyone else doesn't really want to hear 5 U2 songs a day on RP?
yes, you are not alone.
duality2099 wrote:
I know I always sound like a bitter bastard, but is there anyone else doesn't really want to hear 5 U2 songs a day on RP? I get enough of Bono's voice from... well, Bono. If he isn't being rammed down my throat in another aggressive marketing bid (Apple, anyone?) or being played to death on any kind of commercial radio, he's busy on the news telling my country's elected leader that he should do as Bono commands. I am officially in Bono overload.
ditto.
I know I always sound like a bitter bastard, but is there anyone else doesn't really want to hear 5 U2 songs a day on RP? I get enough of Bono's voice from... well, Bono. If he isn't being rammed down my throat in another aggressive marketing bid (Apple, anyone?) or being played to death on any kind of commercial radio, he's busy on the news telling my country's elected leader that he should do as Bono commands. I am officially in Bono overload.
Ender43 wrote:
As I've posted elsewhere, U2 remixes are (often) well done and a welcome alternative to the original...
angrypanda wrote:
Except in this case, the remix is rather similar to the original.
:yes: Though, I find I prefer the original mix. Go figure. :cheesygrin:
Ender43 wrote:
As I've posted elsewhere, U2 remixes are (often) well done and a welcome alternative to the original...
Except in this case, the remix is rather similar to the original.
I thought he was saying "electric coaster" -- :(
Impressive, very powerful, after all it is electric :)
Great song !!
As I've posted elsewhere, U2 remixes are (often) well done and a welcome alternative to the original...
If the sky can crack... Electrical Storm's on my player! One of the best pieces of U2!! :bananajumprope:
parrothead wrote:
This is U2 trying to sound like Coldplay!
Definitely a resemblance, intentional or not. I like this a lot better than anything Coldplay ever did, though.
davin wrote:
William Orbit's subtle production on this is just awesome.
I love the synth. on this version.
Wow! U2 I'm impressed. Bono still has it! Shit, and we were having so much fun dissin him! Nice work. Solid 9.
Wonderful mix by one of my favorite 90's electronica guys, William Orbit. This is tough to say, but.... My favorite U2 song!
AlexDinamo wrote:
I think I hadn't heard this on RP. Great song. And I'm not a U2 fan. But this one is really good. Alex
I'm with him. Not usually a big fan of U2, but this one had me visiting the site to see who it was. Enjoyable stuff.
William Orbit's subtle production on this is just awesome.
This is U2 trying to sound like Coldplay!
:roll: pos
love it!
I love the video for this one - muscle-y Larry saves a mermaid girl ( Samantha Morton) and they roll around on the beach. Yummm! :umbrella: Need the rain to wash away our bad luuuhuck....
I think I hadn't heard this on RP. Great song. And I'm not a U2 fan. But this one is really good. Alex
:yawn:
its awwwight...i mean not my fav by ANY means..it is stil U2 though....
catsoup wrote:
Been tired of this for a while. Can we please move on now?
Yep. please
orpheus wrote:
Pleeeeeeeeze don't put Pop in the same category as Joshua Tree and Achtung Baby. the latter are actually quite good :eek:
I completely agree. I saw the "Pop" tour, and it was ok. But the intensity of Joshua Tree and Unforgettable Fire were worlds away from more recent work.
The best of this group is still the worst that can happen to us :puke:
Wow, they really sound like U2! :wink: Sorry, had to say that after all the times I've read it for other artists. Nice tune.
Very nice blend.
Originally Posted by zaknafein: That's good to know, but why with the Greatest Hits? Why not release this as a single, then put it on the next album? (that's a rhetorical question obviously, but, GH albums bug me)
The GH album is a double with a B-sides disk, and this song is with the b-sides. A lot of the b-sides are actually very good, so the disk is worth it.
great song. one of the stronger efforts from u2 of late. you can\'t compare it with anything from achtung, but maybe that\'s just because that album was one of the first things i really listened to in junior high, and don\'t have to apologize for.
Originally Posted by kevinc: A very long time ago? What are you talking about: Pop, Achtung Baby, Joshua Tree....or are you one of those who thinks they sold out on Unforgettable Fire? I'm not a huge fan of the last album, but they're hardly washed up. When I first heard this, I'd have given it a 4 or so.....but after hearing it several times, it grew on me alot...I'd give it a 7. Kevin
Pleeeeeeeeze don't put Pop in the same category as Joshua Tree and Achtung Baby. the latter are actually quite good :eek:
Originally Posted by Platypus: i dig most of U2's stuff, but this one just kind of lingers and rambles on and on... doesnt do much for me.
ditto :rolleyes: :eek:
I\'m the opposite, platty. Not a huge U2 fan, but I do seem to really like this one.
i dig most of U2\'s stuff, but this one just kind of lingers and rambles on and on... doesnt do much for me.
Originally Posted by BedHead: hmmm...sounds like andy stochansky
How dare they! Is nothing sacred?
Originally Posted by catsoup: Been tired of this for a while. Can we please move on now?
I agree . . . it's a fine song, but it's gotten to the point where it's being overplayed. (And overplayed songlists are the main reason I stopped listening to over-the-air radio and went to Internet Radio.)
Been tired of this for a while. Can we please move on now?
Good tune.... I was really impressed with their CBS special tonite. And I aint no impressionable rube.... :)
Originally Posted by BedHead: i believe they're working on it right now
That's good to know, but why with the Greatest Hits? Why not release this as a single, then put it on the next album? (that's a rhetorical question obviously, but, GH albums bug me)
Originally Posted by zaknafein: I like this song a lot, but, another greatest hits alubm? These guys are an awfully creative bunch, can't they get in the studio and give us an actual album?
i believe they're working on it right now
I like this song a lot, but, another greatest hits alubm? These guys are an awfully creative bunch, can\'t they get in the studio and give us an actual album?
hmmm...sounds like andy stochansky
Originally Posted by biafra77: people when will you realize that what was once good doesn't have to stay that way. U2 was once good. a long time ago. a very long time ago. this song is like a cover of U2. i gave it 1. bono, get away from the airwaves and smoke some more cigars with Kofi Annan
A very long time ago? What are you talking about: Pop, Achtung Baby, Joshua Tree....or are you one of those who thinks they sold out on Unforgettable Fire? I'm not a huge fan of the last album, but they're hardly washed up. When I first heard this, I'd have given it a 4 or so.....but after hearing it several times, it grew on me alot...I'd give it a 7. Kevin
This song has really grown on me!