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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Apa kata mereka...

It's never about competing with other bands. We compete with ourselves, with the idea of not becoming crap like everyone else does. Because the only way you can justify living like this - with your fancy houses and no money problems - is surely not to be crap.  (Bono)

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Beberapa artis yang pernah membawakan U2 cover version diantaranya: Pet Shop Boys, Pearl Jam, The Chimes, Muse, Keane, dan musisi seperti Cassandra Wilson, Joe Cocker & Johnny Cash.

Lagi, sebuah proyek sosial yang melibatkan U2.
Bersama beberapa musisi Irlandia, diantaranya: Sinead O’Connor, Robert Hunter of the Grateful Dead, Irish Trad band Kila, Christy Moore, Andrea Corr, Moya Brennan, Shane McGowan, Bob Geldof, Damien Dempsey, Gavin Friday, Jerry Fish, Paul Brady, Paddy Casey, Mick Pyro (of Republic of Loose), Mundy, Chris de Burgh, Ronan Keating, Jack L, Eleanor Shanley, Mary Black, Declan O’Rourke and Mary Coughlan, The Dubliners dan The Chieftains – pada tanggal 19 Februari 2008 yang lalu sebuah single dengan judul The Ballad of Ronnie Drew di release.

Hasil penjualan dari single tersebut akan disumbangkan ke sebuah yayasan kanker di Irlandia; The Irish Cancer Society, atas permintaan Ronnie Drew. Single yang bersifat amal ini sudah dapat diperoleh melalui digital download mulai tanggal 22 Februari dan akan dipasarkan melalui toko kaset / CD mulai tanggal 29 Februari nanti.

Ronnie Drew, lahir di Dun Laoghaire, Dublin, pada tanggal 16 September 1934.
Berprofesi sebagai penyanyi dan musisi lagu-lagu folk, Ronnie merupakan pendiri grup musik The Dubliners pada tahun 1962.
Ia sendiri tercatat sebagai anggota grup tersebut dari tahun 1962-1974, dan 1979-1995.
Sejak tahun 1995, Ronnie memutuskan untuk bersolo karir.

Pada tahun 1950, Ronnie pindah ke Spanyol untuk mengajar bahasa Inggris sambil mempelajari gitar flamenco. Ketika Ronnie akhirnya kembali ke Irlandia, ia memutuskan untuk sepenuhnya terjun kedalam industri musik.
Sampai saat ini, Ronnie dikenal sebagai penyanyi, penulis lagu & pemain gitar senior di negaranya.

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Here’s to you, Ronnie Drew.
And as usual, the drinks are on Ronnie.

Here’s to the Ronnie, the voice we adore
Like coals from a coal bucket scraping the floor
Sing out his praises in music and malt
And if you’re not Irish, that isn’t your fault

Raise up our voices like dogs in a pack
Thankful for honest men we never lack
We got ‘em by twenties, we got ‘em by ones
Them and their daughters and all of their sons

Here’s to you, Ronnie Drew
Here’s to you, Ronnie Drew
Ronnie Drew, we love you, yes we do
Here’s to you, Ronnie Drew, here’s to you

And what’s it to any man whether or no’
Whether I’m easy or whether I’m true
As I lifted her petticoat easy and slow
And I tied up me sleeve for to buckle her shoe

Get up and go at it, five until five
When the whistle says budge it we come back alive
He’ll sing to the heavens, he’s stormy as hell
And wherever he goes, we’ll be wishing him well

Here’s to you, Ronnie Drew
Here’s to you, Ronnie Drew
Ronnie Drew, we love you, yes we do
Here’s to you, Ronnie Drew, here’s to you

The dawn and the dust, the wise, the unjust
Kids in gambling games
The unheard, the unseen, the unwashed and unclean
Where the streets all have names
Baggers, street masons, street wagons to Stevens
With lovers and loners who can hear all intoners
The goths and the ravers, evil bids and traders
Sing out Ronnie Drew

A life for a life or a hand for a hand
Trust in the music and strike up the band
The more that we sing the less that we fight
Time and again this is proved to be right

Build you a statue on St. Stephen’s Green
No fairer monument ere to be seen
The statue of Ronnie Drew holding the hand
Of a girl with her hair in a black velvet band

Here’s to you, Ronnie Drew
No stranger to devils or angles to tell
Here’s to you, Ronnie Drew
A friend of a friend of a friend of a friend of a friend to you
Ronnie Drew, we love you, yes we do
Here’s to you, Ronnie Drew, here’s to you
Here’s to you, Ronnie Drew, here’s to you, Ronnie Drew
Here’s to you, Ronnie Drew, here’s to you, Ronnie Drew

And what’s it to any man whether or no’
Whether I’m easy or whether I’m true
As I lifted her petticoat easy and slow
And I rolled up me sleeve for to buckle her shoe

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