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The tension drives the album. The songs were better, too – the title track a proggish fever dream, live favourite Bad a stomper that balanced bombast and vulnerability (later Bono would err towards the former). More than that, however, The Unforgettable Fire is a final snapshot of U2 before mega-fame swooped in. Without the politicians hanging out of their pockets, or the vast heaving arenas, here they still have the vestiges of four ordinary guys from Dublin taking on the world.
A year later, the album qualified for consideration and was nominated in five categories - it swept the board again, including Song of the Year, Album of the Year and Best Rock Album. Steve Lillywhite joined the band on stage - and took home his own Grammy for Producer (nonclassical) of the Year. How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb is an odd title for an album,' reflected Bono at those Awards. We've always been political in an organic way. I thought actually this would be a more political album. I think Bono did, too. I'm amazed at how personal it is. It's not a manifesto.
Explore Amanda Sienknecht's board "Bono" on Pinterest. Adam Clayton The Edge U2 U2 Songs Great Bands Cool Bands The Beatles Rock And Roll Piano Hard Rock. Photo shoot from GQ (British) 10/2011 issue, featuring U2 as "Men of the Year.
October is the second studio album by Irish rock band U2. It was released on 12 October 1981 by Island Records, and was produced by Steve Lillywhite. The album was lyrically inspired by the memberships of Bono, the Edge, and Larry Mullen Jr. in a Christian group called the "Shalom Fellowship", and consequently it contains spiritual and religious themes
Here is an album that explicitly references the chaos and crisis of U2's early years without recapturing a molecule of the vibrancy that characterized early U2. Worse, first single "The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone)," with its aspirational whoops, finds the band cribbing lamely from the bands who cribbed lamely from U2. Hardcore fans could appreciate redeeming gems like "Iris (Hold Me Close)" and "Sleep Like a Baby Tonight," but the rest of the world sent this one straight to spam folder. Best song: "Sleep Like a Baby Tonight" Random fact: Rolling Stone.
The coffee is on, the furniture's in and Bono's got his feet up on the couch waiting for the cable guy to visit. Like just about everything the Irish quartet has done for, oh, the past 35 years, the arrival of free music is not so much a "gift" - as it's being framed by the band and its corporate partner, Apple - as an invasion. After the landmark "Achtung Baby" in 1991, the band went on an experimental tear, making weird albums that felt timely even when they veered off course. The band flirted with Euro-disco, ambient techno, Johnny Cash, opera - basically anything it could deconstruct and redefine. Some of those indulgences went awry, but U2 still sounded vital, part of a conversation with the culture around it.
Bono has said that when they did finally realize they had something special within the experimental riff for the song, the main melody and lyrics came quickly, something he termed as a gift. The song remains one of the band's most popular and poignant compositions ever. 2. 'Where The Streets Have No Name'. From 'The Joshua Tree' (1987).
|A1||Stand By Me|
|A2||Where The Streets Have No Name|
|A3||I Will Follow|
|A4||I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For|
|A6||The Unforgettable Fire|
|B1||Sunday Bloody Sunday|
|B3||In God's Country|
|B4||The Electric Co|
|C2||New Year's Day|
|C3||Pride (In The Name Of Love)|
|C4||Bullet The Blue Sky|
|C5||Running To Stand Still|
|D1||With Or Without You|
- Recorded At – Feyenoord Stadium
NotesU2 recorded live at Feyenoord Stadium, Rotterdam, Netherlands July 10, 1987
The black vinyl edition is limited to 500 copies - the coloured and marbled one only 10 copies.
|001||U2||Bono's Dream (2xLP, Ltd, Unofficial)||Snapshot Productions||001||Germany||Unknown|
|KTS 028||U2||Second Homecoming (CD, Unofficial)||Kiss The Stone||KTS 028||Italy||1992|