Axver (axver) wrote,
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Popmart, Numb, and Wide Awake In America

Just when you thought my U2 fanaticism was starting to wear off, I got more U2 stuff! Firstly, I got the 2 hour long video of Popmart - Live From Mexico City. Good concert, and I really like the video, but not their best concert (the Red Rocks concert of Under A Blood Red Sky is better, if you ask me). Secondly, I got the video single of Numb. Not bad, and the original version of Numb had a rather amusing music video. Thirdly, I got the Wide Awake In America EP. The live version of Bad on this is AMAZING. Oh my, I love it. It's not as good as the version on the Rattle And Hum video, but it's magnificient, as is The Three Sunrises (which was done in the studio), which really should've been on The Unforgettable Fire CD. The live version of A Sort Of Homecoming is good, and quite different to the studio version of TUF. You can't really compare them too much, in my opinion. And Love Comes Tumbling, the fourth and last track, a studio track, is good, but not great.

Oh yes, one very interesting thing on the Popmart video was the version of Sunday Bloody Sunday on it - Edge performed it solo! No Larry on drums, no Adam on bass, no Bono singing lead vocals (Edge usually does backing on SBS), just Edge, his voice, and his guitar. Sometimes he sounded much like Bono.

But I am going to stick firm to my resolution to listen to other music. Don't worry about that.

Anyhow, shall post more later ...
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