J ([email protected])
Wed, 15 Jul 1998 11:07:04 -0700 (PDT)
In Popmart, U2 had a speech before I Still Haven't Found and the way
they introduced the songs were different during different dates.
There is no such thing as technology being the cause for constricting
the spontaneity of U2. It has been the same all the time, whether
some say it was present or absent or lacking.
Real spontaneity is when Edge pulls off "Party Girl" during Bono's
birthday, and he even forgot how to play to solo (this was a
multimedia ZOO TV show). Also, Bono belting into Bad with Edge barely
playing the riff correctly (presumably because he had a capo on his
guitar) and improvising instead in All I Want Is You Barcelona, the
first Popmart performance of Bad (this was another multimedia show).
Even Bono suddenly playing the guitar and starting the song "Rain" in
Popmart New Jersey and Foxboro. Other proofs of U2 spontaneity are the
extension of Bad in Live Aid and the singing of Spanish Eyes in a
Joshua Tree show (where Bono says "how do we end this?"). Other than
that, regardless of the tour, U2 follows a strict set of songs they
have planned out for their setlist and Bono rehearses his ad libs and
speeches between songs and in songs.
So I am ust saying that in comparing JT and Popmart, the argument of
spontaneity holds no water (unlike perhaps the argument of vocal tone,
or energy, or voice maturity and emotion)
My 2 cents..
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