Sunday, February 22, 2009

For Once Some Negativity

Since I've started writing this blog it has been nothing but positive. Just writing about the music I like and generally not being hyper-critical. This evening that's all going to change. I think its time the world should know about my deeply hidden dislike of all things U2. This month sees the release of their new No Line On The Horizon which comes highly acclaimed by all accounts. However like ever newly released Woody Allen film which always comes highly acclaimed this release has left me feeling ever so slightly disappointed and wondering what all the fuss was about. Music officiandos will scoff at my lack of musical understanding but I just don't get U2. I know Bono is on this save the world vibe and they had the good grace to knock Bryan Adam's"Everything I Do, I Do It For You" off Number 1 all those years ago with "The Fly" but their music does absolutely nothing for me.

If I'm honest (which I must) I will put my hands up and admit I have a soft spot for the Joshua Tree but every release after that seems to be met with mass hysteria and even greater album sales and I for one am at a loss to explain (feel free to leave a comment and explain what I'm missing). I don't like going all negative but the reviews on today's papers (I'll admit I'm a bit of a populist) were gushing in their praise and I am left just shaking my head. There is only so much distortion peddle the Edge can get away with! Anyways to counter the general U2 love in, I'm posting a truly bizarre video playing a song from one of the Dublin bands that were considered to be the next big thing in the early eighties before U2 broke, just to show what everyone missed out on. Here is The Blades and Not A Ghost Of A Chanceand on a 45 to boot...

2 comments:

Some Chilean Woman said...

I'm not the only one that hates U2...I hated school dances because of them! "With Or Without You" was a bitch!

Neil said...

hmmm and it even ruined an episode of Friends if I remember correctly!!! They have a lot to answer for