I don't know how to start this entry. I don't. It's just ... VERTIGO HAS FUCKING LEAKED! We have a snippet now, and Nova are playing THE WHOLE THING at 8:30am east Australian time TOMORROW, 23/09. That is 6:30pm, 22/09 on the US east coast. Tune in. Tune in on their website! TUNE IN AND HEAR THE VERTIGO GOODNESS!
I can't contain myself. I'm shaking. I keep shaking all over. I can't stop repeating this clip. I don't know what to do with myself. I can hardly type. This is new records for fanladishness. Am I calming down? I'm not caaaalming dooooown! (That's Gone, for those of you who didn't pick up the pun) sellyoursoul recorded Nova's ad in which they claim they will play it at 8:30, then sent me another file, part of the ad isolated, where you can HEAR PART OF THE CHORUS OF VERTIGO.
IT'S THE BEST FIVE SECONDS I HAVE EVER HEARD IN MY LIFE!!!
HELLO, HELLO, I'M AT A PLACE CALLED VERTIGO!
THIS IS THE BEST U2 I HAVE HEARD SINCE ... SINCE ... HOLY SHIT, I DON'T KNOW SINCE WHEN! THIS ROCKS LIKE I WILL FOLLOW. THIS IS ANTHEMIC LIKE PRIDE. THIS HAS THE POWER OF HMTMKMKM. JUST THESE FIVE SECONDS!
This is U2 showing everyone JUST HOW ROCK IS DONE. This is U2 slapping the world in the face, showing all those dodgy, made-in-a-studio, repetitive bands how this is really done. This is the masters, doing what they do best. Edge driven record? I have an Edge driven five seconds repeating through my ears right now and it is the absolute best that U2 have done since Gone! It feels like he wants to just rip out The Cry/The Electric Co. and scream "FUCK YOU IMITATION BANDS!"
This isn't some soft-rock, adult contemporary, midlife crisis song. This isn't some "we're mellowing out because we're old now" song. This isn't "we're repetitive bastards!" THIS IS U2 DOING WHAT THEY DO BEST.
THERE ARE NO WORDS. THERE ARE NONE. STUDIO QUALITY VERTIGO CLIP! THE WHOLE THING TOMORROW!
U2 are going to take the world by storm AGAIN. THE ENTIRE GLOBE. U2 are back! U2 are back! The greatest rock band to ever record, the best live band to ever take the stage, the four most famous Irishmen are BACK and they're not stuffing around. OH WOW, THIS IS THE MOST AMAZING THING EVER.
BOW TO YOUR IRISH GODS.
(Oh, if you want the Nova ad or the five second Vertigo clip, I'll e-mail it to you, but we'll have the whole thing in LESS THAN SEVENTEEN HOURS!)
--- 4:27pm ---
Edit: There's now rumour circulating it won't be until 8:30am FRIDAY. IT BETTER NOT BE TRUE.
BUT WE STILL HAVE THIS BLOODY AMAZING CLIP!
--- 5:00pm ---
OK, it's apparently not going to be until Friday, though I'm tuning in tomorrow anyway! AND WE HAVE THIS BLOODY AMAZING CLIP THAT I HAVEN'T STOPPED LISTENING TO FOR OVER 90 MINUTES!