U2 “Blue” It!

cupofjoeU2 fans, is your orange the new black?  Are you green with envy that most other bands have created 4 CD’s in the time it takes U2 to make one?  Do you feel this purple haze won’t lift and you cannot kiss the sky?  Social media is abuzz right now with some of the most colorful language, none of which can be printed here, describing in morbid detail what fans plan on doing to anybody or anything if a U2 release does not happen & happen quickly.  George Carlin and his 7 words you can’t say on TV are rolling in his *%#^%*# grave right now.  Well, my colorful friends, I have the answer to your blues.  U2 needs to go Back In Black.  That’s right, sink the pink, Back in Black.  Think about it, some of the most influential CD’s in music history has had an association with color.  AC/DC’s: Back in Black, Prince’s: Purple Rain, the Beatles: White Album are all examples of definitive CD’s in a group’s catalogue that either defined or redefined their presence & or dominance in the music biz.  U2 should take note.

The concept of color is nothing new to U2, they’ve been using it literally & figuratively for decades.  From singing the blues,  playing Red Rocks to starting up (Red) name the color, U2 has probably had a connection to it. The Black Eyed Peas opened up for U2 last go around, can Pink, Jack White or the Red Hot Chili Peppers be that far behind?  How many color references in U2 music can you think of?  Uno? Dos? Tres? Catorce? 40?  See how many of these you recognize.

Black & Blue & blue silken sky
Green & Blue
A Different Kind of Blue
White as Snow
White flag
Purple Irises
Velvet Dress
Red, Orange Glow
Green light
red light
Gray morning
An Cat Dubh (black cat)
Red Hill Mining Town
Scarlet
Silver & Gold
Crimson sky & crimson nails
Ultraviolet
Your Blue Room

I’m sure there are more and U2’s coffee is cold and it’ll get them through, but it’s green tea time for this cup of Joe blogger.   U2 should consider inserting a little color into their CD title selection. U2’s music has the power to make the colors crash & collide like an unsupervised toddler all hopped up on sugar with a box of Crayola Crayons.  Why not a CD color  title?  Which colors will U2 make us see with their new CD?  I’m not sure, but the colors better be vibrant.  If not, U2 “Blue” it.  😉

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This topic contains 44 replies, has 5 voices, and was last updated by  Chris 8 months, 3 weeks ago.

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  • #11784

    joepit
    Moderator

    U2 fans, is your orange the new black?  Are you green with envy that most other bands have created 4 CD’s in the time it takes U2 to make one?  Do you
    [See the full post at: U2 “Blue” It!]

  • #11785

    Chris
    Participant

    Are you crazy??? U2 should be back in Full Color !!!! Achtung Baby doesn’t ring any bell to you ??? Pluuuuuuus !!! The new album sleeve and songs MUST be a departure from “No Line” !!!

  • #11786

    joepit
    Moderator

    I agree Chris. Just my thoughts about a colorful title for their next CD.

  • #11787

    Chris
    Participant

    Lemon…See through in the daylight…She wore Lemon…One of the best colour references there is…So I think Yellow could be one, YES U2 made it cool before coldplay stained it with their awful song (Eeeeeeew!!!!) !!!

    Blue is good, sunlight…sunlight (yellow or orange again) fills my room…it’s shy and it’s clear but nothing like the mooooooooooon (blue light in my opinion!)…

    Green combined with some other colours is very good : “Took a drive in the dirty rain…To a place where the wind calls your name..Under the TREES and river laughing at you and me…(what I always make out) Hey child, heavens-wide grows the donjon gate…I just got up close (or a place)…” …”Who’s gonna drown in your BLUE sea”…Eye-colour reference by comparison with the endless sea…!!!

    And Violet would also do the trick in my opinion…I can’t start writing about it…I’m already crying…MAN or WOMAN for that mater…that song is Great !!!!!!

    I definitely rule out black and white….U2 must use colours !!!! On the sleeve too !!!

    My thoughts…

  • #11788

    joepit
    Moderator

    Love it. NLOTH’S black and white cover was only part of the problem.

  • #11789

    Chris
    Participant

    Thanks !

  • #11790

    Pam
    Participant

    Joe, your references to album titles that include colours are great. It´s true that colours also play an important role in some U2 lyrics. You mentioned some excellent examples! :)
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    Here are more colourful U2 lyrics:
    Red wine that punctures the skin
    We´re mild and green
    Blue-eyed boy meets a brown-eyed girl
    Cool green valleys
    Zooropa…a bluer kind of white
    Like black coffee
    The notes were turning blue

  • #11791

    joepit
    Moderator

    Pam, I’m always thankful that I have a friend like you to clean up my mess. I know I’ll always miss a few, but how did I forget “blue eyed boy meets a Briwn eyed girl?” Unforgivable! I feel shame.

  • #11792

    Chris
    Participant

    Brown-eyed girl across the street…On Rue Saint-Divine…I can’t cope with this song but it haunts me !!!

  • #11794

    Pam
    Participant

    Thank you, Joe! There is no reason to feel shame, because your great blogs give me some inspiration to think about similar ideas myself. Your writing always shines a light on interesting aspects of U2´s music. :) It´s amazing to realise that U2 include so many colours to their lyrics. A bit more has come to mind:
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    A picture in grey
    And the moon has turned red over One Tree Hill
    Finger still red with the prick of an old rose
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    The song New Year´s Day contains following lines:
    A world in white gets underway
    A crowd has gathered in black and white
    Under a blood red sky
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    There are also two colourful lines in Running To Stand Still:
    Under black belly of cloud in the rain
    She brings me white gold and pearls

  • #11795

    Chris
    Participant

    Dug from the night…Your eyes as black as coal…Even though black isn’t a colour…

  • #11796

    Chris
    Participant

    This City Lights…they shine with silver and gold…and then the above lyric !!!

    And the night has turned into a different kind of blue..(‘Baby’ Who’s Gonna Ride…)

    The Moon is High in the Velvet Sky (‘Baby’ Even Better)

    When I first met you girl…
    You had fire in your soul
    What happened…Your face like melting snow…
    Now it looks like this…(Acrobat)


    And the moon has turned to blood
    Would you help me when I’m faced down in the mud?
    Will you bail me out??? (‘Baby’ Acrobat)

  • #11797

    joepit
    Moderator

    Great additions Chris.

  • #11798

    Chris
    Participant

    …Through silk and sky, blue and black and like a burning flag (flack?? …I’m writing from memory…)…Colours crash…collide in blood-shot eyes…If I could…

    Into the half-light through the flame
    Into the night…through the rain…(???) – Bad

  • #11799

    Chris
    Participant

    Her eyes are swimming pool blue…(Miami)

  • #11801

    Chris
    Participant

    White snow…turning to slush

    A festival of Brown…In the city of my crush (Oh Berlin)

  • #11802

    Eileen Becker
    Participant

    You must be desperate for new U2 if you are waiting for a remix of Your Blue Room.

  • #11803

    joepit
    Moderator

    Eileen, isn’t it U2’s worst song?

  • #11804

    Eileen Becker
    Participant

    No. It’s not as bad as the fly.

  • #11805

    Eileen Becker
    Participant

    I know. Go home, I’m drunk.

  • #11807

    joepit
    Moderator

    Drunk? More like insane. 😉

  • #11808

    Eileen Becker
    Participant

    It has something to do with the company I keep

  • #11809

    Chris
    Participant

    Your Blue Room is brilliant ! U2’s worst song is Invisible !!!!!!

  • #11811

    Chris
    Participant

    Everybody who trashes The Fly must be banned !!!

  • #11813

    Eileen Becker
    Participant

    How do I change my name on here to Swatter?

    • #11815

      joepit
      Moderator

      Is this Sacred Rose, pretending to be Leeny? 😉

  • #11814

    Chris
    Participant

    You can’t…The option is Invisible !

  • #11817

    Chris
    Participant

    Or Vice Versa ???

  • #11823

    Leeny
    Participant

    The abuse I take around here!!!
    So uncalled for!
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    I may need another margarita to deal with it all. 😛

  • #11824

    Chris
    Participant

    Pour it up !!!! It’s Monday !!!! Just a perfect day for drinking !!!!!!

  • #11825

    Chris
    Participant

    What are you talking about? It’s totally called for !!! I’m surprised Joe hasn’t banned you for hating the Fly yet ! It’s like…hating U2 itself ! The Fly is the essence of U2, the song that got me through some of the toughest times in my life ! !!! This song is Magical, it’s larger than life !!!!!

  • #11826

    Leeny
    Participant

    Here you go Chris.
    You’re not too tired to drink this, are you? 😛

  • #11828

    Chris
    Participant

    I would drink it if I could…But it’s just an illusion, Leeny…

  • #11829

    Leeny
    Participant

    No, Chris. It was very real, and VERY delicious!!!!
    I must have had a glazed look in my eyes when I ordered it cos the waitress gave me an understanding nod. LOL

  • #11830

    Chris
    Participant

    It’s not real for me…

  • #11831

    Chris
    Participant

    Enjoy !

  • #11832

    Leeny
    Participant

    Well, the reality has sadly passed. I took that pic on Saturday night.
    But WHEN you come to Boston I will take you to that place and buy you one! (Assuming you’re not too tired) :)

  • #11833

    Chris
    Participant

    What’s up with this “you’re tired”-business??? I’m never too tired to have fun !!!! It’s money to come to Boston that I don’t have !!!

  • #11836

    Leeny
    Participant

    Glad to hear that Chris! Now all we need is a winning lottery ticket and it will be margaritas for all who show up.

  • #11837

    Chris
    Participant

    It really would be…Only if…

  • #11838

    joepit
    Moderator

    Chris, remember a few weeks ago I blogged about this guy who went to Kickstart.com and raised enough money for Kenny Loggins to play in his living room. You need to go to kickstart.com and write a blurb about how it’s your life dream to see U2 in Boston and have people pledge money. 😉

  • #11839

    Chris
    Participant

    I know another guy from Boston who really deserves it ! Who writes some pretty good blurb !

  • #11840

    Chris
    Participant

    A funny fact…I think if we (all diehard-U2 fans) would raise enough money for them to play exclusively for us in a living room, which would mean a Gazillion Dollars…They still wouldn’t do it because they’re not confident with their material…=))))))) I’m laughing by myself !!!

  • #11841

    Eileen Becker
    Participant

    You’re laugh is invisible.

  • #11850

    Chris
    Participant

    Who’s talking ? I thought it was someone…Pheeew..Now we can carry on by cheering: THE FLY BABY WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO !!!!!!!!!!! For ever !!!!! In the face of Invisibility !!!!! No one will ever remember Invisible but THE FLY is eternal !!!!!!

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