Okay. You call yourself a fan of classic rock. Fine. I consider myself the same. Fine. You like Grateful Dead and the Stones. I like the Beatles and Def Leppard. Pink Floyd, that sort of thing. Fine, if you want to feel aurally superior to me becuase my mixed CDs have stuff from this era as well. That’s your choice.
But today, I lost all respect for you. I’ve noticed a plague spreading over the land, and I feel that I must do something to stop it.
U2 is an awesome band. Yes, I know, we agree on that.
U2 also has been around since the 70’s. Yes, the 1970’s. Know what that means? THEY HAD AT LEAST 11 MAJOR ALBUMS BEFORE ‘ALL THAT YOU CAN’T LEAVE BEHIND’!.
Yes, I know you think that’s one of their best CDs, but I’d like to know how you know this? Have you every listened to anything pre-90’s by them? ‘War’, perhaps? ‘The Joshua Tree’, which, in my opinion, is one of the best albums ever released? ‘Achtung Baby’? Maybe even going all the way back, their first major album, ‘Boy’?
Yes, I’d suggest you stop giving me that “I’m a better music geek than you”.
No, I don’t have anything on vinyl. Partly because I don’t have a record player. Partly because I, unlike you, do not listen to certain music to try and impress people. I listen to music because I like it, and with very few exceptions, I prefer better sound quality. My parents used to have a turntable and a big stash of records. I would listen to some of their Beatle’s albums, and even if it means that I shall be condemned to Teenybopper Musical Hell, I must say I prefer the remastered CDs. There’s less background noise and more music.
No, since you asked, I don’t care what you think about people who don’t listen to the original format. Personally, I believe that it’s the music, the beats and chords and lyrics that matter: it is not the medium.
No, I really don’t care about how much you paid for those singles on E-bay. I’m still mentally stalled over you claiming to be a U2 fan but never having listened to ‘Joshua Tree’.
Please, just leave. Leave me to grieve in peace. You aren’t worthy of those pirated U2 singles. I need a moment of solace, please.