All We Left Behind

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Last month, we offered a Golden Discs voucher for the  best U2 moment you considered their most underrated.

And promptly forgot to choose a winner.

Sorry.

You had entered in your dozens.

But there could be only one winner.

In reverse order so…

U2 – October (Live)

Toni the Exotic Dancer writes::

Begrudgery aside, the most sublime yet underrated moment from U2 came during the opening piano to “October” live at Red Rocks.

Ivan writes:

‘Begrudgery aside, the most sublime yet underrated moment from U2 came during that bit in Who’s Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses – it’s at 2:06. “Baby can we still be friends?”‘

Sometimes it’s about the bits where there’s nothing.

In other news, weren’t ‘Single versions’ that differed completely from the album version utterly fab sometimes?

Bono – boozing

Scottser writes:

Begrudgery aside, the most sublime yet underrated moment from U2 came during Self Aid…. The unforgettable cider…

Winner!

U2 – Numb

Odockatee writes:

Begrudgery aside, the most sublime yet underrated moment from U2 came during Numb. The moment I heard that ripping guitar sound from one of the masters of guitar tech, The Edge, I was hooked.

Edge’s talkey whispery vocal, the random lyrics, the iconic video, Bono’s falsetto – it had it all.

Made me buy the album as an 11 year old which was a big outlay back then. Led me to Stay (faraway,so close) – my favourite U2 song.

And to top it all when they put it on the greatest hits they updated it to, in my opinion, an awful butchered version of it. Typical of them being perfectionists they felt rushed to release it when it was already brilliant.

The Edge – stage fall

Gorev Mahagut writes:

Begrudgery aside, the most sublime yet underrated moment from U2 came when the guitary fella fell off the stage in Canada.

U2 – Please (Live)

Liam Deliverance writes:

Begrudgery aside, the most sublime yet underrated moment from U2 came during the Popmart Tour in Helsinki in 1997 and the song Please. This song is hardly one of their finest tracks but performed here, live, it is imbued with a power and resonance that is characteristic of the bands live performances.

Never understood the begrudgery myself, here is a wholly Irish band that is one of the world’s biggest acts, they have been going strong for 40 years, a rarity these days, producing an impressive back catalogue as they go and nearly all Irish people have a U2 moment of some kind, be it witnessing a live show or hearing “One” in the car just after you have broken up with your significant other.

Same with Bono, solid performer and song writer who uses his wealth and influence to try and bring about social change here and abroad for those that need help when he could have quite easily sat back and enjoyed and flaunted his great wealth, instead going against the grain of your average pop star. We should be nothing but proud. I am anyway.

Fight!

Thanks all

Golden Discs

Previously: Luck In A Moment

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