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U2 — The Ground Beneath Her Feet
Album: Million Dollar Hotel (Soundtrack)
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Released: 2000
Length: 3:41
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All my life, I worshipped her
Her golden voice, her beauty's beat
How she made us feel
How she made me real
And the ground beneath her feet
And the ground beneath her feet

And now I can't be sure of anything
Black is white, and cold is heat
For what I worshipped stole my love away
It was the ground beneath her feet
It was the ground beneath her feet

Go lightly down your darkened way
Go lightly underground
I'll be down there in another day
I won't rest until you're found

Let me love you, let me rescue you
Let me bring you where two roads meet
O come back above
Where there is only love
Only love...

My oh my, My oh my
My oh my, My oh my
My oh my, My oh my

My oh my, My oh my
My oh my, My oh my
Let me love you true, let me rescue you
Let me bring you to where two roads meet

Let me love you true, let me rescue you
Let me bring you to where two roads meet

My oh my, My oh my
My oh my, My oh my
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U2 has become too much on the radio but this song I like
 maboleth wrote:

No, it's true. If you compare pre and post Zooropa work, you'll notice how bad they become. Rehashed and forced guitars, THIN, stretched and broken voice of Bono. Non-memorable songs, nowhere near close their prime time. More like U2-wannabe band.

And I remember Bono saying: "as soon as our music gets worse, I'm off". Meh, he said that ~20 years ago. But for the Hypocrite lifetime achievement award, he should be No.1 without a doubt.

 
 
You mean YOU'LL notice.  While your opinions are your own, and you're welcome to them, these lack any foundation in reality.  U2 has followed their own style, sound, and direction since the beginning.  The albums that follow Zooropa did just that... extend their sound the way THEY wanted to.

At best your argument comes down to, "U2 still sounds like U2.  I just can't imagine why they didn't morph into Hooverphonic or Thievery Corporation,... hypocrites".
I like this and I like U2 - if you've travelled in their shoes through what they've achieved then you would probably agree they deserve to have off times but when they hit the highs they were amazing. I still give them respect.
 maboleth wrote:

No, it's true. If you compare pre and post Zooropa work, you'll notice how bad they become. Rehashed and forced guitars, THIN, stretched and broken voice of Bono. Non-memorable songs, nowhere near close their prime time. More like U2-wannabe band.

And I remember Bono saying: "as soon as our music gets worse, I'm off". Meh, he said that ~20 years ago. But for the Hypocrite lifetime achievement award, he should be No.1 without a doubt.

 
A South Park episode talk about this LOL
 DeemerDave wrote:

Haters gonna hate, just because they think its cool.

 
No, it's true. If you compare pre and post Zooropa work, you'll notice how bad they become. Rehashed and forced guitars, THIN, stretched and broken voice of Bono. Non-memorable songs, nowhere near close their prime time. More like U2-wannabe band.

And I remember Bono saying: "as soon as our music gets worse, I'm off". Meh, he said that ~20 years ago. But for the Hypocrite lifetime achievement award, he should be No.1 without a doubt.
Didn't let any grass grow beneath my feet while lunging for the PSD button. 
 trissi wrote:
This a sad, over-produced mess, by a band that has gone out to sea with the soulless music tide.
 
Haters gonna hate, just because they think its cool.
 
is that a Million-Dollar Hotel?

(former member) wrote:


Everybody in my hotel room loves this song...


 

 


 rdo wrote:
 
There is a distinct oppression with being hip. the pressure to be hip, the pressue to conform to that bitch godess cool-ness, a fascism of sorts. I find it positively destructive and ruinous.   No author has really tackled this topic yet to my knowledge (yes, I have checked).    It was not always thus.  There was a time when dip-shit rock stars would seek approval from good writers.  Now it's the reverse.  It's bad.

 
I would be very surprised if Martin Amis hasn't tackled this - maybe in "The Information"?
Really nice. Doesn't have the typical U2 sound.
This a sad, over-produced mess, by a band that has gone out to sea with the soulless music tide.
 Lazarus wrote:

Thank you, Stingray...  I hope you be having a spunky time right this minute...

I got burned at the stake here in paradise by an angry mob of unsophisticated tone-deaf peasants...  but I was saved because of my faith in sex, drugs, and rock 'n roll...

everybody in my mushrooming multitude of churches be dancing buck ass naked all across the world like bowlegged gypsy muleskinners...  we love this song...

 

if RP had a like button...{#Clap}
"my wife is a very domineering woman - she walks on the ground I worship"         Dennis Miller  






(back when he used to be funny) 
 Stingray wrote:

Yes Lazarus, formerly known as former member!
 
Thank you, Stingray...  I hope you be having a spunky time right this minute...

I got burned at the stake here in paradise by an angry mob of unsophisticated tone-deaf peasants...  but I was saved because of my faith in sex, drugs, and rock 'n roll...


everybody in my mushrooming multitude of churches be dancing buck ass naked all across the world like bowlegged gypsy muleskinners...  we love this song...
U2, some tunes I like, most I don't, I think it depends on the producer, but over all, I think its a good example of how the world is today..   They are in the top 5 richest bands and I have the belief that they have been blagging it every step of the way, just like most of the politicians!  
 (former member) wrote:


This is very good...

 
 
Yes Lazarus, formerly known as former member!
No fan - but U2 can really be special - REALLY-REALLY SPECIAL IN THEIR BEST MOMENTS!
 ghoffman wrote:
I'm in shock!  This is the first U2 song I've heard that I like.
 
I am, too... even this guys have their composing good days!
Hear the first few notes and — recognition - Oh yeah, I have this song - I like it and I rarely hear it.

And then Bono sings.....and it reminds me once again of why I love this band so much.
I'm in shock!  This is the first U2 song I've heard that I like.
One of their VERY BEST....
 rdo wrote:
 
There is a distinct oppression with being hip. the pressure to be hip, the pressue to conform to that bitch godess cool-ness, a fascism of sorts. I find it positively destructive and ruinous.   No author has really tackled this topic yet to my knowledge (yes, I have checked).    It was not always thus.  There was a time when dip-shit rock stars would seek approval from good writers.  Now it's the reverse.  It's bad.
 

I could not agree more.  We need to overthrow the tyranny of cool. 
 romeotuma wrote:


profound...  love it...

 
 

I am so surprised on so many levels.
I adore this song. And movie too. Nice to hear it today!
 starfishNcoffee wrote:
I was at the reading at the Harvard Sq. Book Fair when Salmon Rushdie announced that U2 was doing a song based on his writing. He seemed extremely tickled by the idea and grinned widely, so as to say "I'm hip! I'm hip! After all these years, I'm finally hip!" The whole reading was fun and he displayed a grand sense of humor. He was just getting around after the fatwa had been lifted so there was still a bit of security around. I felt like he deserved a little fun after all the years of being in hiding.
  
There is a distinct oppression with being hip. the pressure to be hip, the pressue to conform to that bitch godess cool-ness, a fascism of sorts. I find it positively destructive and ruinous.   No author has really tackled this topic yet to my knowledge (yes, I have checked).    It was not always thus.  There was a time when dip-shit rock stars would seek approval from good writers.  Now it's the reverse.  It's bad.
Hearing Pink Floyd's Division Bell in the last few seconds of the song.
One of their best....


profound...  love it...

 


Everybody in my hotel room loves this song...


 
 4merdj wrote:
Pretty interesting—for an U2 tune, that is {#Sunny}
 
Good Song! U2 does crank out some tunes away from their standard "format".... "Please" is one that always stands out in my mind....
what a lovely song...



Everybody in my hotel room be dancing to this...  love it...


 willmcnaught wrote:
Because millions and I do mean millions of people DO like them! {#Dancingbanana}
 
There are a great many recording artist who are loved by millions who I'd rather not hear, so that's not really a complete explanation.  This is a pretty good tune, though; I am not among the "haters" of U2.


 Beclipsed wrote:
I saw that movie 4 times in Cinema- Brilliant. With a nice Soundtrack. That song rules.
 

I've only watched it twice at home. While I wouldn't say it's brilliant, it definitely has a special appeal to me. Somehow after watching the movie I felt that there were quite a few interesting stories left to tell about the not-so-average residents.

Really like the OST as well. "Falling At Your Feet" is another U2 gem.


 willmcnaught wrote:


Because millions and I do mean millions of people DO like them! {#Dancingbanana}
 

I one of the millions who love most of not everything they have ever done. Oh yeah and their 2011 WOrld Tour is sold out 6 months in advance, not bad for "creepy" music!


This is very good...

 
 Beclipsed wrote:
I saw that movie 4 times in Cinema- Brilliant. With a nice Soundtrack. That song rules.
  I can't believe anybody has seen that movie more than once.Mel Gibson phoned that one in(he didn't have much to work with).


Not for people who get motion sick & audio-navigate. >_<
I saw that movie 4 times in Cinema- Brilliant. With a nice Soundtrack. That song rules.
Pretty interesting—for an U2 tune, that is {#Sunny}
 boober wrote:
When this album came out....someone asked Lance Armstrong what music he was training to....he said this album.Useless trivia.
 

You kiddin', that's quality trivia

No, it's cool.  Did he talk about the dope he was taking too?
 boober wrote:
When this album came out....someone asked Lance Armstrong what music he was training to....he said this album.Useless trivia.
 


This is officially the last really good song U2 produced.
I am only really hearing this for the first time.  How is this possible for a passionate U2 fan?  What was I doing in 2000 that distracted me?  It's wonderful.
 starfishNcoffee wrote:
I was at the reading at the Harvard Sq. Book Fair when Salmon Rushdie announced that U2 was doing a song based on his writing. He seemed extremely tickled by the idea and grinned widely, so as to say "I'm hip! I'm hip! After all these years, I'm finally hip!" The whole reading was fun and he displayed a grand sense of humor. He was just getting around after the fatwa had been lifted so there was still a bit of security around. I felt like he deserved a little fun after all the years of being in hiding.
 
great story, starfish 


This song is good for the feet...


A great song - cant recall anything good they've done after this one.

 otto63 wrote:
Why do we keep listening to this creepy (for the last 20 years) band?
 

Creepy? Now there's an adjective I never thought I'd hear in reference to U2.
 esweazey73 wrote:
Whew, it's over!
 
You can come out from under the bed now. {#Curtain}
I was at the reading at the Harvard Sq. Book Fair when Salmon Rushdie announced that U2 was doing a song based on his writing. He seemed extremely tickled by the idea and grinned widely, so as to say "I'm hip! I'm hip! After all these years, I'm finally hip!" The whole reading was fun and he displayed a grand sense of humor. He was just getting around after the fatwa had been lifted so there was still a bit of security around. I felt like he deserved a little fun after all the years of being in hiding.


Whew, it's over!
When this album came out....someone asked Lance Armstrong what music he was training to....he said this album.Useless trivia.
 otto63 wrote:
Why do we keep listening to this creepy (for the last 20 years) band?
 

Because millions and I do mean millions of people DO like them! {#Dancingbanana}
 otto63 wrote:
Why do we keep listening to this creepy (for the last 20 years) band?

 
Great SOUND at times -but the Lyrics are often the most shameless pop drivel
Why do we keep listening to this creepy (for the last 20 years) band?
Not the best song but something a little different from one of the top 5 bands ever to put out a record. Can't believe the haters on this forum - what is going on people - and the boys haven't lost it ATYCLB was their 4th peak IMHO - after War, Joshua Tree and Achtung Baby. HTDAAB had many fine tunes on it. Their most recent concert tours have been outstanding.
Mina_the_Boo wrote:
:roflol:
In the words of Taber: "Nurse Ratched is full of shit!" :propeller:
bizon wrote:
What a horrible song!
Hear hear!
What a horrible song!
Lonestar wrote:
I gotta agree with PG -- it's just not a solid effort. I was increasingly irritated by it to the point where I needed to check out what band was sucking so badly and found out it was U2.
To not know that this is U2 is puzzling. Probably the most recognizable voice and guitar in music today. As all music will not appeal to everyone, not all artists can please all. Because I like U2's "sound" I like this song albeit not as much as many of their others.
EssexTex wrote:
Maybe it's just a stage, but I can't listen to U2 like I used to...they leave me cold.
Embrace it
Maybe it's just a stage, but I can't listen to U2 like I used to...they leave me cold.
duality2099 wrote:
Uh-oh! It must be time for one of RP's forced Bono-injections. The frequency of U2 songs on RP makes me think of the pills they make you take daily at an asylum to keep you numb and complacent. But sometimes listening to Bono is just like Electro-Shock Therapy.
:roflol:
Uh-oh! It must be time for one of RP's forced Bono-injections. The frequency of U2 songs on RP makes me think of the pills they make you take daily at an asylum to keep you numb and complacent. But sometimes listening to Bono is just like Electro-Shock Therapy.
horstman wrote:
I have seen posts by PG that are not negative. Some (few) are even on the money. ... Would the RP song comment board be less interesting if PG were not on it? ... Sadly, I think that it would.
We haven't seen or heard from PG in about a year....
beautiful song..smokey robinson could sing this
MikeCloud wrote:
has anybody ever seen a comment by physicsidiot that wasn't utterly negative?
I have seen posts by PG that are not negative. Some (few) are even on the money. But he/she is really pretty funny in their opinions on this forum. Would the RP song comment board be less interesting if PG were not on it? Sadly, I think that it would.
iamkevin wrote:
THE ONLY THING WORSE THAN U-2 IS BONE DOING A SENSITIVE INSTRUMENTAL ALONE.THEY CONSISTENTLY SUCK!
Uh, Caps-lock dude. Caps-lock!
Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.........
auburntigerrich wrote:
Nope. I think something's going on at home. I love RP, but it's boards like this one that forced me to just stop participating in most forums. I didn't know so much negativity could be transpired by a band that has had a global following for decades, and continues to rock.
Don't be discouraged. It seems apparent that he/she is just trying to tweak us positive types to get a response. Go Bama!
MikeCloud wrote:
has anybody ever seen a comment by physicsidiot that wasn't utterly negative?
Nope. I think something's going on at home.
Whirlpool wrote:
U2 never fail to amaze me. Every of their albums are outstanding.
I too think of amazement!Isn't they both fantastic?
U2 never fail to amaze me. Every of their albums are outstanding.
Meh.
Bloody hell! A U2 number that's worth more than 5, maybe because it's so different from most of their 'oeuvre'. 7 from the Nottingham jury, reduced a point because Bono's such a sanctimonious plonker ;-)
bokey wrote:
Wow,released in2000? If this song is 7 years old they have to be stopped before they release anything else.The world will grind to a halt as everyone slips into torpor. In another 10 years they will just release recordings of Bono snoring.
I CAN GIVE YOU A COPY OF SOMEONE SNORING.
THE ONLY THING WORSE THAN U-2 IS BONE DOING A SENSITIVE INSTRUMENTAL ALONE.THEY CONSISTENTLY SUCK!
I gotta agree with PG -- it's just not a solid effort. I was increasingly irritated by it to the point where I needed to check out what band was sucking so badly and found out it was U2.
Wow,released in2000? If this song is 7 years old they have to be stopped before they release anything else. The world will grind to a halt as everyone slips into torpor. In another 10 years they will just release recordings of Bono snoring.
I SO prefer early U2. This is just boring. Maybe its my speakers, but I do like other stuff I hear on RP.
exciter76 wrote:
when U2's come out after few years of silence after POP I was very happy to found them again interested in "guitar+bass+drums" sets instead of their last electronic tricks.... I accepted this song as a soundtrack, so I expected miracles from them for the forthcoming album.... but "all that you can't leave behind" was not a very brilliant album (except 1 o 2 songs maybe), full of deja-vu's.... ok, you can't always be great... even the musical giants grow older and become bored...
I kind of thought of ATYCLB as the first ever greatest hits album consisting entirely of new releases. :eh:
This is the only U2 song from the last few years that stands up to repeated listening.
when U2's come out after few years of silence after POP I was very happy to found them again interested in "guitar+bass+drums" sets instead of their last electronic tricks.... I accepted this song as a soundtrack, so I expected miracles from them for the forthcoming album.... but "all that you can't leave behind" was not a very brilliant album (except 1 o 2 songs maybe), full of deja-vu's.... ok, you can't always be great... even the musical giants grow older and become bored...
physicsgenius wrote:
No, I'm not telling you that--so the rest of your post is inoperative. I'm telling you I didn't recognize it at first and wasn't really listening. Then it began to grate so I came over to this window and checked and it was U2. This made me doubly happy to give them a 1.
I like you more with every post :)
mrrmt wrote:
I loved the novel, so much. When I saw this song was of the same title I thought it may have been a coincidence, but I looked on the comments page and see that this song is based on the novel or the song of the same title in the novel? I must say musically this song is a huge disappointment to the song in my head when I read and re-read this novel... I hope I don't hear this enough to let it corrupt the book next time I read it again. In my head it is just so lush. I wouldn't have even noticed this song if I didn't see the title when I checked the play list....
*loved* the book, too. song's not bad, either.
Superb U2!!
physicsgenius wrote:
Yes.
No offense, but I don't think the question was directed towards you :)
siloco wrote:
No doubt about it, this is a mediocre song. If this was on one of their records, I'd probably give them a hard time. Since this was only a soundtrack, I'll let it pass.
I disagree, I think this is a pretty powerful song.
MikeCloud wrote:
has anybody ever seen a comment by physicsidiot that wasn't utterly negative?
Yes.
dapower wrote:
So you're telling us that you were actually enjoying the tune, but then, just because it's U2 you gave it a one?
No, I'm not telling you that--so the rest of your post is inoperative. I'm telling you I didn't recognize it at first and wasn't really listening. Then it began to grate so I came over to this window and checked and it was U2. This made me doubly happy to give them a 1.
physicsgenius wrote:
Nice try, but I eventually noticed that this is U2 and gave them the 1 they so richly deserve.
Rate the music not the band, numbnuts.
Great Soundtrack to a mediocre film.
No doubt about it, this is a mediocre song. If this was on one of their records, I'd probably give them a hard time. Since this was only a soundtrack, I'll let it pass.
Watch out or the EDGE will CUT you!
MikeCloud wrote:
has anybody ever seen a comment by physicsidiot that wasn't utterly negative?
It's the fact he feels the need to repeatedly post over and over about a band he doesn't like that is weird.
MikeCloud wrote:
has anybody ever seen a comment by physicsidiot that wasn't utterly negative?
No
has anybody ever seen a comment by physicsidiot that wasn't utterly negative?
physicsgenius wrote:
Nice try, but I eventually noticed that this is U2 and gave them the 1 they so richly deserve.
So you're telling us that you were actually enjoying the tune, but then, just because it's U2 you gave it a one? How very open minded. You sound like one of those guys that thinks music is about projecting a personal image. It's really sad when your music taste is determined by what your peers may think of you. Sad. Enjoy this post whilst you drink you half-caf latte and snigger at others 'inferior' taste in music, genius.
I loved the novel, so much. When I saw this song was of the same title I thought it may have been a coincidence, but I looked on the comments page and see that this song is based on the novel or the song of the same title in the novel? I must say musically this song is a huge disappointment to the song in my head when I read and re-read this novel... I hope I don't hear this enough to let it corrupt the book next time I read it again. In my head it is just so lush. I wouldn't have even noticed this song if I didn't see the title when I checked the play list....
physicsgenius wrote:
Nice try, but I eventually noticed that this is U2 and gave them the 1 they so richly deserve.
:hand:
Nice try, but I eventually noticed that this is U2 and gave them the 1 they so richly deserve.
crink51 wrote:
Love this one from the Million Dollar Hotel soundrack(should pick it up!). Never saw the movie...looked strange...and stranger to see that little guy from ET has REALLY grown up and rolling around with Mila Jovovich (sp?)!!
1. movie is a little strange, but good. it'll open your mind a little. 2. soundtrack is GREAT, one of my favories, which includes this song and quite a few others by U2. 3. by the way, the movie was developed by bono. 4. i love U2 and have for years, so anything by them is OK BY ME.
I KNOW I'M NOT POPULAR , BUT U2 IS SOOO INCREDIBLY AWESOME... I JUST THINK THEY CAN DO NO WRONG! THANKS RP, YOU MADE MY AFTERNOON....
reedifus wrote:
Yes, about the flute ... except in Men At Work's "Down Under" (and a few other of their tunes).
It also works well in Murry Head's "One Night In Bangkok."
It was a tv special on the BBC, I think. I have a poor quality mp3 of this somewhere. It's a rough/demo version of the song with Rushie reading portions of the lyrics. zaakster wrote:
Seems to me I have a version of this with Rushdie actually reading in the background, not sure where it came from.
"...Only LooooOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE..." :notworthy:
ChicoCyclist wrote:
At the risk of starting a different war of words: given that you've rated two Jethro Tull songs a 10, your utter lack of musical taste is quite clear. Sorry, but the flute has no place in rock and roll. Period.
Yes, about the flute ... except in Men At Work's "Down Under" (and a few other of their tunes).
Boosiewolf wrote:
:P :roflol: :lol: Well put! And furthermore, there is no way any music critic can put U2 in that kind of category...their lyrics have way too much depth, their musical talent is astounding, and how many teen band frontmen do you see traversing the globe, coming to the aid of every humanitarian effort known to man?
Totally agree! Besides, everyone is entitled to their opinion on these pages.... even if I question someone's else taste, it is still MY opinion. And watching other people get SO bent out of shape is hilarious.....
I can't believe The Edge made the Rolling Stone list of top 100 guitarists. One-lick wonder that he is -- oh wait, make that one-note wonder. But he sure manages to look good while he's playing the same thing over and over, song after song, and i guess that counts for a lot with some people.
ChicoCyclist wrote:
At the risk of starting a different war of words: given that you've rated two Jethro Tull songs a 10, your utter lack of musical taste is quite clear. Sorry, but the flute has no place in rock and roll. Period.
I fully disagree, and can quite well imagine U2 a 1 and two Jethro Tull's a 10. No harm there. I probably have the same, and I do not lack any taste. It's just my taste, and I give shit if it ain't yours. So I'm all on hitz's side here.
With another band I'd give it a higher rating, but U2 has set the bar so high that this just alright.
ChicoCyclist wrote:
At the risk of starting a different war of words: given that you've rated two Jethro Tull songs a 10, your utter lack of musical taste is quite clear. Sorry, but the flute has no place in rock and roll. Period.
Yeah really Jethro Tull is the worst band ever
Isn't it teeny "bopper"? Not that I know exactly what that is, except it rhymes with hopper. That works, somehow.
whenever the intro to this song comes on, i think i'm about to hear Jeb Loy Nichols' "As The Rain". i miss hearing that one from time to time. such a great track. oh yeah, and this one's decent too.
Love this one from the Million Dollar Hotel soundrack(should pick it up!). Never saw the movie...looked strange...and stranger to see that little guy from ET has REALLY grown up and rolling around with Mila Jovovich (sp?)!! eek! But yeah the song...love all their work with Lanois (sp?)--genius, pure genius, and oh, that Edge guitar just cuts to my core--amazing.
ChicoCyclist wrote:
At the risk of starting a different war of words: given that you've rated two Jethro Tull songs a 10, your utter lack of musical taste is quite clear. Sorry, but the flute has no place in rock and roll. Period.
:P :roflol: :lol: Well put! And furthermore, there is no way any music critic can put U2 in that kind of category...their lyrics have way too much depth, their musical talent is astounding, and how many teen band frontmen do you see traversing the globe, coming to the aid of every humanitarian effort known to man?
hitz wrote:
Commercial drivel. U2 blows! Teenie boper music for 12 year old girls. Not on a great eclectic alternative station. :frustrated:
At the risk of starting a different war of words: given that you've rated two Jethro Tull songs a 10, your utter lack of musical taste is quite clear. Sorry, but the flute has no place in rock and roll. Period.
Originally Posted by rgj13: Terrific song, amazing novel. FYI to all, btw, in Islam, the ground beneath your mother's feet is heaven. God, I love this song--back to their mid-career good stuff! :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy: Oh yeah: there's a movie of the novel in the works, by the same guy (name forgotten) who made a terrific adaptation of Proust a couple years ago. U2 did this song for that film, but then a deal they'd made and forgotten showed up, and they had to slot it in for Million Dollar Hotel. Not too terrible a film, but this song has no place in it, really. RJ
Thank you for mentioning the novel! I was about to, but when I scrolled down I saw that you already had. Anyone who has read the book should realize that this isn't teeny bopper music! Like another poster, I wasn't a U2 fan until I was in my twenties, and I'm still not that much -- but the book is wonderful! :wave:
Originally Posted by hitz: Commercial drivel. U2 blows! Teenie boper music for 12 year old girls. Not on a great eclectic alternative station. :frustrated:
I used to be a 12 year-old girl, and when I was, I didn't like U2. 14 years later now, I do appreciate some of their work. However, nowhere in that time span can I claim to have been a "boper", (much less a teenie one) so I won't venture an opinion on what bopers might think of U2.
At risk of being thought of as a 12-year girl, I actually like U2 quite a bit. Well, the mid-career stuff at least.