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BartVanHemelen

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"Which songs saved Bono's life? Tunes by Bob Dylan and Prince make the list"

To celebrate his 60th birthday on Sunday, rock god Bono made a list of 60 songs that saved his life. And he plans to write a thank-you note to each artist, or their heirs.

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He’s actually posted a few of the notes as well as the four-hour playlist on u2.com.

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Both Minnesota heroes Bob Dylan and Prince make the list, the Purple One for “When Doves Cry” (No. 20) and the bard for “Most of the Time” (No. 42). (The numberings seem to be random rather than rankings.)

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https://www.startribune.c...570376382/

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https://www.u2.com/news/t...ed-my-life

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Reply #1 posted 05/11/20 4:55pm

slyjackson

Most Of The Times is such a great Dylan song.

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Reply #3 posted 05/16/20 4:42pm

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slyjackson said:

Most Of The Times is such a great Dylan song.

Probably my favorite factoring in the production. Love the Oh Mercy sound. It's like Dylan goes Shoegaze.

[Edited 5/16/20 16:43pm]

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poppys

Rock God Bono? ok evillol

"if you can't clap on the one, don't clap at all"
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WhisperingDandelions said:

slyjackson said:

Most Of The Times is such a great Dylan song.

Probably my favorite factoring in the production. Love the Oh Mercy sound. It's like Dylan goes Shoegaze.

[Edited 5/16/20 16:43pm]

The production is great, I don't know who Shoegaze is.

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slyjackson said:

WhisperingDandelions said:

Probably my favorite factoring in the production. Love the Oh Mercy sound. It's like Dylan goes Shoegaze.

[Edited 5/16/20 16:43pm]

The production is great, I don't know who Shoegaze is.

https://en.wikipedia.org/...Shoegazing

Shoegazing (or shoegaze, initially referred to as "dream pop")[2][11][12] is a subgenre of indie and alternative rock that emerged in the United Kingdom in the late 1980s.[1][2] It is characterized by its ethereal-sounding mixture of obscured vocals, guitar distortion and effects, feedback, and overwhelming volume.[1][12] The term shoegazing was coined by the British music press to describe the stage presence of a wave of neo-psychedelic groups[2] who stood still during live performances in a detached, introspective, non-confrontational state with their heads down.[1][13] This was because the heavy use of effects pedals meant the performers were often looking down at the readouts on their pedals during concerts.[14]

I prefer it less distortion, more ethereal. Basically a lot of effects and piles of reverb, trying to be the 90s wall of sound. Prince liked Cocteau Twins, they're formative shoegaze.

My favorite shoegaze is Slowdive:

"Alison"

"Shine"

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