I am a fan of U2 since 15-20 years when my sisters gave me the idea to buy the 'Archtung Baby' album.
Since this date, I am a big fan of U2 and I had listen more than 100 times all the songs from this album.
I was 12 or 13 years old when I discover this group. I remember the black and white picture inside the book of the CD where the group was playing / recording...
Now I am almost 30 and I love listen to u2 songs. I was also in the Vertigo concert in Paris and I enjoy it. I think my favorites songs are: 'Stay', 'with or without you', 'where the steets have no name' and 'Pride'.
This year I started to play drums and of course I try to follow the beat of Larry... that's why I am posting in this forum. I have read all the messages for this thread, and I share your opinion: Larry is not the best drummer but u2 without him, would not exist or will be very different... and for my point of view I like how he is playing.
I started to work on Stay, Heartland, Angel of Harlem and New Year's day. Now I am working on Pride.
I worked a little bit to get what Larry is using: I know Larrys drumsticks are ProMark Japan Oak 5a.
And I found this links that will be interresting for a lot of you:
You can get the picture in a full format, and by the way you can see what he is using (drum set).
Then, if you want to get the latest video of Larry recording in Studio:
It is not very hard !! But that's cool to see him.
Finaly, I like this sentence from Larry:
People say "Why don't you do interviews? What do you think about this? What do you think about that?" My job in the band is to play drums, to get up on stage and hold the band together. That's what I do. At the end of the day that's all that's important. Everything else is irrelevant.
Larry Mullen Jr.
See you !