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I have been out with a kidney stone and still have it, but I have been messing around with this tune with Pyro and this is what we came up with. I know he did alot of work as he created the backing from a MIDI and put down some killer guitar to it. When I was trying the vocals, I thought I would look up what the words meant since it's sort of obsure. Here is what I came up with from a direct quote from Bono:

"This is...this is a song about the city we grew up in. A song about Dublin city. And a song about a drug called heroin that's tearing our city in two...that's tearing the...the heart out of the city of Dublin...tearing the heart out of the city of Chicago. Rich people stuff dollars in the back of their pocket while poor men lie in gutters with needles stuck in their arms. Screw them, I say. This is a song about a friend of mine who was given on his 21st birthday enough heroin into his bloodstream to kill him. This is a song called Bad."

Thanks for listening.

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This is my best song by U2, and i think you done a great job on it. sorry to hear about the kidney stone 3F :( .
great midi BT on it by the way an great playing. you have a good "edge" to your playing pyro ;)
 

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this is making me late for work listening/typing this reply but this is fantastic!! Brilliant vox and guitar playing. I can't say much more than that - it is class!
 
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thanks for listening and all the good comments. we both worked hard on this one...is a tough song seriously.

sergio, if we keep doing this U2 imitation, edge and bono are gonna sue us!! :lol:j/k thanks for doing this again man even though you are ill. you rock!:jam:
 

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This is beautiful guys!!....Pyro killa job on the guitar...tone was right on hun!...3fingers what can i say,,,your amazing...:bowdown: :bowdown: This is worth the stars!!
 

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Fantastic job you two! This is a high-quality recording. Excellent collaboration of two complimentary talents. (Guitar and vocals). I can't help but think that kidney stone helped bring out the pain and darkness of the vocals. :crazy:
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Don't know this song...but there's no mistaking that it's a U2 song!!!
I agree, but If I only had a nickel for every time you have started a post with "I Don't know this song....," I'd be able to buy a new guitar! I mean, for a guy who has a few more years of experience on many of us here, you sure seem to have missed out on a lot of good music! ;)
 

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this was outstanding guys.. great guitar work and sergio, outstanding vocals bro.. this was a keeper for sure:thumb: :thumb:
 

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Wow! You guys did a tremendous job with this one. Thank you both so much for doing my favorite U2 song. Pyro, You've really captured The Edge's guitar sound, just like a "symphony of bells". 3F: excellent Bono vibe! nailed his "smoldering" vocal style and vast range!!!! Really killer!!! Thanks again!!!


BTW: U2 played a free concert last week under the Brooklyn Bridge in my neighborhood last week and had nothing on you! :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
 

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AWESOME!!! Well done guys it sounded terrific. We use to cover this song back in the day. It is one of my favorite U2 songs. 3F I love the way you sing this, bro, it's spot on and pyro's playing is flawless...another keeper for my collection. :icon_thum
 

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Man this was totally aweosme guys, killa job!!:icon_thum :icon_thum
 

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I appreciate every one of your comments. Thank you Vyse, Bckwds Traveller, SG, Linda, Goport, Rain, KC, Wiz, Scott, Twofisted, Stingx, NAZ, TJ, Bluesplayer and my buddy Pyro for making this great fun.
 
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