They admit it…they can overwork songs in the studio. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]U2[/lastfm] bassist Adam Clayton says their 2009 Get On Your Bootsconfused people, and since they’ve re-worked it for the current 360 tour, it’s had a much better reaction.
Clayton told Rolling Stone Magazine, ”Interestingly, it’s going off live. I think probably what happened was it’s a common U2 problem. I think we probably worked on it and worked on it and worked on it, and instead of executing one idea well, I think we had probably five ideas in the song, and it just confused people. They weren’t sure what they were hearing.”
Bono has another take on the issue. He feels that the audience is just not “groovy” enough to appreciate their attempts of fusing dance and rock together. He says, ”Look, sometimes our audience isn’t as groovy as we’d like. ‘Get on Your Boots,’ as it was released, is a sort of crossover, half-club, half-indie-rock record.”
Obviously many do get it, since as of last week U2’s 360 Degree tour became the highest grossing tour ever, kicking [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]The Rolling Stones[/lastfm] out of that spot. Here’s Get On Your Boots, you be the judge.