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Last Post 16 Sep 2004 06:50 AM by john@soundweb.ie. 19 Replies.
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16 Sep 2004 06:50 AM
    yes folks, this is the title of U2's new album according to bbc website. kinda stupid is'nt it?
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    16 Sep 2004 06:57 AM
    hate U2 but it's an alright album title to me!
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    16 Sep 2004 07:19 AM
    It's stupid. An atomic bomb would hardly be lying in the ground waiting for someone to come along and dismantle it now would it? Also one could expose oneself to dangerous radiation attempting such a feat. It's irresponsible really. Think of the children. As an album name it's one of the worst titles I've ever heard. Can U2's marketing people not come up with something better than that??
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    16 Sep 2004 07:21 AM
    Its a bit unwieldy as titles go, and by the sound of it, probably means the old righteous, political U2 is back for good. Shame really, I much preferred the Achtung Baby/Zooropa period when they took themselves less seriously but were producing much more interesting music. Anyway, thats just a guess, can't really pass judgement until I've actually heard it.
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    16 Sep 2004 07:26 AM
    maybe it's an ironic statement about the troubled times we live in. bono is a political guy after all. at least it's better than 'let's bottle bohemia'...
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    16 Sep 2004 07:42 AM
    It'd be a pretty cool name for an album if it was any other band. But because it's U2 it's hard to see past the self righteous overtones this album title suggests. They've really set themselves up for a fall if this album bombs(sorry). Headlines on a SAE
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    16 Sep 2004 07:51 AM
    Somebody set us up the bomb All your bass are belong to us..
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    16 Sep 2004 08:02 AM
    I'm a non u2 fan, have the greatest hits for parties to keep people happy, but i have to say i find the title interesting. Are they being Ironic? Is it genuine? Has Bono just gone too far? Are they actually nuclear technichians? Is it a bit late considering the cold war ended? Are the instructions in a few languages? I t sounds like an exciting prospect for U2. Last and only time i thought they were good (no accouting for taste , so dont even start at me over that comment) was achtung baby cos it was a radical change for them which meant they were a little nervous or something. Is this gonna be similar? I hope so!
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    16 Sep 2004 08:15 AM
    quote:
    Originally posted by mutch
    Is it a bit late considering the cold war ended?
    Nope, the threat of a nuclear attack actually gradually increased since the end of the cold war because of the proliferation of nuclear technology to smaller nations such as India an Pakistan and the threat of such weapons falling into the hands of terrorist organisations. The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists "Doomsday Clock" now reads at seven minutes to midnight (midnight being a disastrous nuclear war), the same setting as when the clock was created in 1947, the same as it was in 1960 and closer than it was in 1990 at the end of the cold war (ten minutes to midnight.)
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    16 Sep 2004 08:40 AM
    'How to dismantle Bono's Mouth' might have been a better title.
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    16 Sep 2004 08:48 AM
    Or "how to drag out your career as long as is humanly possible without releasing an album of note in over ten years". Just rolls off the tongue
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    16 Sep 2004 10:57 AM
    There is a gigantic wall covering at the top of Grafton Street proclaiming The Thrills new album. I found myself wanting to rearrange a few choice words to read 'Lets Bottle The Thrills'. Interesting title, on the U2 front, if for no other reason than it will *really* screw up the CIA if rumours that they monitor search engines/email for key phrases are real
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    16 Sep 2004 11:01 AM
    quote:
    Originally posted by Vent My Spleen
    There is a gigantic wall covering at the top of Grafton Street proclaiming The Thrills new album. I found myself wanting to rearrange a few choice words to read 'Lets Bottle The Thrills'.
    Or "Lets Throttle the Bills"? I have no idea what it means either...
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    16 Sep 2004 02:00 PM
    i know bohs have been having a poor run lately, but bottle throwing at dalymount will only further damage the eircom league.
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    16 Sep 2004 02:10 PM
    Has anybody heard the first single 'Vertico' yet?
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    16 Sep 2004 05:10 PM
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    Originally posted by john@soundweb.ie
    i know bohs have been having a poor run lately, but bottle throwing at dalymount will only further damage the eircom league.
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    17 Sep 2004 02:36 PM
    Aw I thought this was a valid discussion about bomb disposal. Aw i'm late for FCA now my corporal will kill me for not having my Bomb disposal homework done. Thanks guys. Not that bad a name, about bono being political anyone know what his stance on bin charges is or is he exempt cos people keep nicking his rubbish as souvenirs
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    22 Sep 2004 03:19 PM
    Its better than Burn the Maps.
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    22 Sep 2004 03:25 PM
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    Its a bit unwieldy as titles go
    What about, "How to dismantle an atomic bomb, when we actually find it, not that Iraq doesn't have it, just that they have hid it really well. Oh is that the bomb ? No, its an old milk churn. Well, lets dismantle that instead"
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    22 Sep 2004 03:27 PM
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    Its better than Burn the Maps.
    Anything is better than 'Burn The Maps'. Pity they didn't call it 'Burn The Master Tapes' and take their own advice.
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