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#1 Post by rashomon »

Had PSB on shuffle on the evening commute and the absolute joy that is Where the streets have no name popped up. Massive tune!

I don't think this one gets the love it deserves - yes it's a cover but the boys did such a great job on it and made this their own.

Other covers get all the glory - Always on my mind (bona fide classic), Go West (another classic though I guess people are bored with this now), It's Alright (house banger), etc etc ... but Streets is often overlooked.

This tune needs more love - who here will stand with me on this? :pray:
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:clap: Definitely. Love it and deserves more appreciation !
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I'm with you on this. 100% agree. This was released when I was at Uni and I shall never forget when I was in residence there was this guy who was a massive U2 fan and he played this (the PSB version) on repeat at high volume. Who'd have ever thought?!

It also bought me some credibility when it came out too because I think casual listeners at the time really dug it, so if you had it you were instantly cool.

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It’s actually two covers. ;)
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That uni story resonates with me Gabby also - I was in my second year at the time.

Distinctly remember seeing it played on the TV in the grubby common room - probably MTV. Striking video as well that went with it. Yep even the rockers sat up and took note!

Great memories.
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Brilliant song, love the version they did on the Fundamental tour
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    I recall that at the time they talked about this being part of a “Rock Classics” EP, featuring Hi-NRG covers of famous rock songs. I wonder what the other songs would have been?

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    TallThinMan wrote:
    Thu 27 Feb 2020, 9:31 pm
    I recall that at the time they talked about this being part of a “Rock Classics” EP, featuring Hi-NRG covers of famous rock songs. I wonder what the other songs would have been?
    Wasn’t going to be one from each decade?

    I seem to remember Bohemian Rhapsody was going to be one of them, but that might have been Smash Hits / Q / NME making stuff up.

    I guess ‘Glad all over’ could have been the 60’s. Have they ever covered anything from the 50’s?

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    Ahh, the halcyon days of 1991. Studying for my A-Levels that year - going out, booze, women - this on my discman.
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    G_Goalden wrote:
    Thu 27 Feb 2020, 9:49 pm
    I guess ‘Glad all over’ could have been the 60’s. Have they ever covered anything from the 50’s?
    They always joked they want to cover "How much is that doggie in the window?"

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    TallThinMan wrote:I recall that at the time they talked about this being part of a “Rock Classics” EP, featuring Hi-NRG covers of famous rock songs. I wonder what the other songs would have been?
    It was Stairway to Heaven and Like a Rolling Stone.

    https://www.u2songs.com/news/the_histor ... er_streets
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    Image

    And the music video!

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    #13 Post by MikeyC »

    I was in college as well... I distinctly remember walking into a party in a dorm room as the track was playing loudly! I’m not much of a beer drinker but I sure had a good time once that set the mood! 😎

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    #14 Post by retrofuturist »

    Absolutely loved this at the time, and it's still a favourite, although looking back there's something about the production I'm not entirely sure about... it feels a bit mid-rangey, a bit thin, and a bit tinny. It needs more "loudness". (apologies for the lack of technical precision in that description).
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    #15 Post by rashomon »

    jasonjohn wrote:
    Thu 27 Feb 2020, 10:44 pm

    And the music video!
    Yep! one of my favourite bits is at 0:38 secs in - where Neil sings 'I want to reach out ... and touch the flame' followed by the symbolic flash of orange trousers ... a nice touch.
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