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U2 — Salomé
Album: Even Better Than The Real Thing
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6

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Total ratings: 270









Released: 1992
Length: 4:22
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Baby please
Baby please don't go
I got lies to feed
They want skin and seed
And don't make me crawl

Please
Baby don't bite your lip
Give you half what I got
If you untie the knot
It's a promise

Salome...salome
Shake it shake it shake it salome
Shake it shake it shake it salome
Salome...shake it shake it shake it salome

Baby please
Baby what's that tune
Well I heard it before
When I crawled from your door
And my blood turned blue

Please
Baby please slow down
Baby I feel sick


Don't make me stick to my promise

Salome...salome
Shake it shake it shake it salome
Shake it shake it shake it salome
Salome...shake it shake it shake it salome
Salome...shake it shake it shake it salome

Baby please
Baby don't say no
Won't you dance for me
Under the cherry tree
Won't you swing down low

Please
Baby please say yes
Baby don't go away
You're spilling me
And your precious love

Salome...salome
Shake it shake it shake it salome
Shake it shake it shake it salome
Salome...shake it shake it shake it salome
Salome...shake it shake it shake it salome
Salome...shake it shake it shake it salome
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 DaidyBoy wrote:
I'm no bass player, but I enjoy the bass on this track. Anyone know whether it's related / similar to "There, There" by Radiohead, off "Hail to the thief"?
 

This bass line actually evolved into "Zoo Station."
You can really hear it during the breakdown in the middle. It's a cute song but mostly interesting (at least to me) to hear how it eventually evolved into something very different but built upon the same foundation.
I'm no bass player, but I enjoy the bass on this track. Anyone know whether it's related / similar to "There, There" by Radiohead, off "Hail to the thief"?
Always hoped this song was about Salome Bey . Apparently not , but Ms. Bey could shake it , back in the day .

<3

Shesdifferent wrote:

A pious man becoming enchanted and aroused by a dancing girl? What will it be next?? ....you know I had a guy like that once.


But was the dancing girl you or someone else?
The devil is in the details.

I had no idea it was Bono, thought he was singing "so love me" and thought it was pretty good.
Gotta start listening with headphones.
 Shimmer wrote:

 

{#Lol}
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 lophrequa wrote:

a biblical figure whose dancing caused the death of John the Baptist https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salome thus, "shake it shake it Salomé"
 
A pious man becoming enchanted and aroused by a dancing girl? What will it be next?? ....you know I had a guy like that once.

Hmmm...  suddenly craving a provolone and salami sandwich.  {#Chef}
 DeemerDave wrote:
From Wikipedia:
"Salome was the step-daughter of Herod Antipas, and danced before Herod and her mother Herodias at the occasion of Herod's birthday, and by doing so caused the death of John the Baptist."
 
Man....a lot of those classical Biblical characters are freaking hard ass-pricks

Sound like Atom Ant...but I like.
sounds like saint bono has been out shaking his salami again
Hard to believe this song came out almost 20 years ago. We need to upload some of the achtung baby outtakes....
hmm - i'm the biggest U2 fan ever and don't know that i have ever heard this song!  i like it, though.  has anyone recently seen the southpark episode with bono?  it's pretty funny and i LOVE bono.  i think people either love him or hate him...
I never would have guessed this to be U2—thanks RP!

{#Dancingbanana}

stop what you're doing and shake shake shake it ... NOW! DO IT!
Ronn wrote:
(but in German it starts with a "z" sound).
No it doesn't. In German it also starts with an "s" sound.
I love salami!
Salame!
sub-arctic wrote:
Exactly my thoughts... Hilarious! :biggrin:
totally! shake that salami, Bono!
sdn wrote:
A rockabilly tune by U2 about a minor biblical character.... :-)
rockabilly? i know rockabilly, and this ,sir, is no rockabilly
NO :frustrated: :frustrated: Please Stop
heathenchild wrote:
Salami...shake the salami?
Exactly my thoughts... Hilarious! :biggrin:
I don't like most U2... but this is pretty good. Who'da thunk it? A rockabilly tune by U2 about a minor biblical character.... :-)
I can't see the title of this song without thinking of 'Norma Desmond' in 'Sunset Boulevard' with Bill Holden. Wonderful. For that alone it gets a 6. c.
Definitely B side material, but fun anywaaay a hey hey hayyyyyy.
Salami...shake the salami?
Fun!



stalfnzo wrote:
ARRRGGGGHHHH!!!!! I DO NOT APPRECIATE U2!!!!!!!
take you and your shouting elsewhere, then
ARRRGGGGHHHH!!!!! I DO NOT APPRECIATE U2!!!!!!!
gormeister wrote:
anyone know what 'Solomé' means? Just curious.
a biblical figure whose dancing caused the death of John the Baptist https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salome thus, "shake it shake it Salomé"
gormeister wrote:
anyone know what 'Solomé' means? Just curious.
From Wikipedia: "Salome was the step-daughter of Herod Antipas, and danced before Herod and her mother Herodias at the occasion of Herod's birthday, and by doing so caused the death of John the Baptist." In historical context I think the song becomes humorous and dark. Definitely a "B" side throwaway. Love U2.
gormeister wrote:
anyone know what 'Solomé' means? Just curious.
Evidently not. OK, I'll look it up... "In Christian mythology, Salome was the daughter of Herodias and stepdaughter of Herod Antipas, ruler of Galilee in Palestine." More at: https://www.victorianweb.org/gender/salome.html :dance:
anyone know what 'Solomé' means? Just curious.
Daveinbawlmer wrote:
U2 working hard to try to remain relevant. Perhaps its time for them to go away and just count their money.
They made this song about 16 years ago.
Like the B-sides :clap: :clap:
U2 working hard to try to remain relevant. Perhaps its time for them to go away and just count their money.
but if you hear "salami", it gives the whole song quite a different tone. Sorry, it just does I like this song (forcing myself to hear Salome). Cool tune.
Ronn wrote:
Brits (and presumably Irish) say sa-LOH-mee, Americans say SAH-loh-may, closer to the French and German pronunciation (but in German it starts with a "z" sound).
Er, from the Hebrew = Peace: shalom. :meditate:
This sounds quite un-U2-like. Except for Bono's vocals, of course.
Salomé? Are they ready for their closeup?
reminds me of The Boss beltin' out Pink Cadillac.
They finally sat down and learned that second song.
no like....different but still no like.........
not as good as older songs.
Dave_Mack wrote:
He's an exotic dancer.
Good. I'm not the only one who heard them singing 'salami' instead of the dancer. Shake that sausage, baby!
nuthin' great, IMHO....
exciter76 wrote:
wow.... what a surprise I can't belive to hear on RP this b-side!!! an achtung baby outtake... some of the staff they used (like "where did it all go wrong or lady with the spinning head...) to composed more elaborated songs on that album....
Boosiewolf wrote:
It's nice when B-side songs are included. If you're a hardcore U2 fan, you'll notice that this song was the precursor to Zoo Station (hear the same bassline?). Often, they'd start one song, then evolve it into something more sellable. :yes: :dance:
Mugro wrote:
Why does he want to shake his salami? :stupid:
He's an exotic dancer.
wow.... what a surprise I can't belive to hear on RP this b-side!!! an achtung baby outtake... some of the staff they used (like "where did it all go wrong or lady with the spinning head...) to composed more elaborated songs on that album....
meydele wrote:
Some people say SAL-oh-may, and some sal-LOW-may. I suspect Bono leans toward the latter. IMHO he's got the em-PHA-sis on the wrong syl-LA-ble.
Brits (and presumably Irish) say sa-LOH-mee, Americans say SAH-loh-may, closer to the French and German pronunciation (but in German it starts with a "z" sound).
Tux wrote:
Why complain? What's your problem? I was relatively possitive. You could also (try to) appreciate that.
What these boards really need is a killfile feature (ala usenet) so that posts claiming a 1 rating is relatively positive can be filtered out.
One of my favorite U2 songs. I appreciate the U2ness and the unU2ness of it.
handyrae wrote:
Me too! I think I like the dance mix better--it has a cooler vibe. And for some reason on the dance mix it sounds more like Salome and less like salami. Maybe Salome is pronounced like salami in Ireland?
Some people say SAL-oh-may, and some sal-LOW-may. I suspect Bono leans toward the latter. IMHO he's got the em-PHA-sis on the wrong syl-LA-ble.
lokiwolf wrote:
awesome new sound. harking back to Biblical imagery dense dark funky BIG BIG WINNER
Not really a "new" sound. This track is almost 10 years old. :rolleyes: Still a favorite....
One of the many cool things about U2 is the creative use of American influences. They build on them and make them into new and often better things. This is a fine example.
Shake-a-shake-a-shake-a-salami.
A lot like Little Richard's Lucille and also some Glamrock and Adam Ants in it! Very nice, "swampy", though modern groove, too. I mostly appreciate it a lot, the way this band keeps developing, while remaining artistically credible.
PeeBee wrote:
Please stop nagging about U2! It's fine with me that you hate each and every song of the guys, but there's always the MUTE button! Period.
Why complain? What's your problem? I was relatively possitive. You could also (try to) appreciate that.
ick. A 3.
awesome new sound. harking back to Biblical imagery dense dark funky BIG BIG WINNER
Tux wrote:
I can. It didn't suck as much as their usual stuff, but I'm happy it is still a 1. No more.
Please stop nagging about U2! It's fine with me that you hate each and every song of the guys, but there's always the MUTE button! Period.
kaupmees wrote:
New U2 (for RP), first comment. Can't post an opinion yet, it's not over.
I can. It didn't suck as much as their usual stuff, but I'm happy it is still a 1. No more.
soleia wrote:
I've had a different mix (a dancey mix) of this song for years, but always wondered what the 'original' sounded like...
same here! it's on the best of... b-sides. one of the few times where i prefer the remix.
soleia wrote:
I've had a different mix (a dancey mix) of this song for years, but always wondered what the 'original' sounded like...
Me too! I think I like the dance mix better--it has a cooler vibe. And for some reason on the dance mix it sounds more like Salome and less like salami. Maybe Salome is pronounced like salami in Ireland?
7 for starters, fo sho... :whistle:
I never would have guessed that this was U2. Very cool.
It's nice when B-side songs are included. If you're a hardcore U2 fan, you'll notice that this song was the precursor to Zoo Station (hear the same bassline?). Often, they'd start one song, then evolve it into something more sellable. :yes: :dance:
Can't fault them for experimenting.
A U2 song I havent heard?! Amazing! But only a 7.
I've wondered what this tune was for a long time.. nice.
Why does he want to shake his salami? :stupid:
ooohhh...cool! :dancingbanana_2:
I've had a different mix (a dancey mix) of this song for years, but always wondered what the 'original' sounded like...
New U2 (for RP), first comment. Can't post an opinion yet, it's not over.