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Real name David Evans, The Edge is the guitarist for the famous Irish rock band U2, known for his love of effect pedals, harmonics, "sonic soundscapes" and "less is more." He has a very minimalist style, so when he really rocks out in songs such as "The Fly" (from the 1991 album "Achtung Baby") the effect is far greater. Possibly best known for his intro to the song "Where the Streets Have No Name" from the 1987 album The Joshua Tree, which is essentially a four-note arpeggio done repeatedly but is regarded as one of the greatest intros of all time.
"The riff from that Vertigo song is killer! Who does it?"
"The Edge from U2. Personally I think The Edge's riff on Sunday Bloody Sunday is better, U2 aren't a new band y'know!"
"Right...but what kind of name is THE EDGE?!"
by AtomicBono June 22, 2005
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Guitarist of the great Irish Band U2. Occassionally plays bass (during the song "40" primarily)
Did you hear that solo Edge just played in "The Fly"?
by Matkin August 21, 2005
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Once you've gone over, you don't come back.
"The Edge... there is no honest way to explain it because the only people who really know where it is are the ones who have gone over. The others--the living--are those who pushed their control as far as they felt they could handle it, and then pulled back, or slowed down, or did whatever they had to when it came time to choose between Now and Later."
--Hunter S. Thompson
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The Edge is the most dangerous guitarist of all time. Many fans and ex-fans have reported cases of acute Edgeophobia, wherein the subject is often times afraid to even leave his or her house for fear that The Edge is lingering closeby, wielding an "ax."
by Jesuit Willice April 13, 2006
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