When it comes to U2 I’m kinda a Fuddy Duddy with them. My pal Muc was the guy back in 1984 who first told me about them as he was raving about U2’s Live Under The Blood Red Sky E.P that was recorded at Red Rocks.
Muc played me Sunday Bloody Sunday and I agree it was good but for me at the time it was about Heaven’s On Fire by Kiss! Ha! Seriously though there was so much music floating around so some stuff would pass by me. U2 1984 kinda did. Muc though kept raving about them…
1985 U2 releases The Unforgettable Fire album and with all the hype floating around on it and a pretty good leadoff single(Pride In The Name Of Love) I was onboard(purchased the cassette).
1987 and everyone has Joshua Tree and I can admit it was pretty good. Man those songs were slammed down our ear drums. With Or Without You to be honest I can’t handle that one anymore but In Gods Country,Where The Streets Have No Name,Bullet The Blue Sky are deadly tracks. U2 1987 = Everywhere!
1988 and U2 release Rattle And Hum and it’s awesome! I’m not gonna say much as I plan on spinning some words on this one along with the next studio album that followed in 1991. That album was Achtung Baby! These two U2 albums are classics! Achtung just falls outside my all time Top 15 so right there you all know I hold it in high regard.
The followup releases Zooropa (1993)and Pop (1997)especially lost me. Alright I get it bands tend too well keep pushing forward with different sounds and all to often they fall into a trap of basically which I would call plain and simple…. Garbage!
Now just for the record I bought those two albums and to this day those tunes like Numb (yikes!) and Lemon (seriously?) I just lost interest! Bono wanted to be President of Whatever and it’s good to pledge a cause but seriously do you need to ram your spiel down my throat?
U2 came unglued and there next few releases I found myself buying again and I was aboard the U2 hype machine like it was 1985 again!
The later day U2 albums(All That You Can’t Leave Behind and Vertigo) had some decent stuff(Elevation is a Friggin good song) but it’s been years since I dusted them off and spun em!
New Line On The Horizon(studio album) I totally passed and of course…..
Songs Of Innocence(album) when Bono,U2 and the Apple marketing machine took it upon themselves to dump their new album on all apple devices worldwide!
That morning when I seen Songs Of Innocence on my iPad it intrigued me. My first thought was “Wowzers! Deadly …Free Music!” Like any music freak I was totally into free legit music!
Once I guzzled back my 6 am coffee and the early morning cob webs were dusted off the inside of my noggin I first thought how the hell did Apple get this through everything that I use personally(iPad and iPod) right onto my two devices? Breach ? Myself I was like wow that’s crazy!
The classic line came from my oldest daughter Kylee whose first words to me that morning was “What’s this U2 thingy doing on my phone and how do I get it off!!” Hahaha…..
Not just Kylee, my two twin daughters Lexie and Lauren as well wanted it off their devices! Even my wife Sue(The Boss) was like “where did and how could they do it too everyone’s devices and get away with it”
Houston To Bono…. We Got A Problem Here!…….
Bono, take my house for instance. We have 5 people living here. 4 people wanted your album gone.. asap! Man do the math, that’s not good! Myself, the album is still sitting in the cloud floating around Apple space waiting for me to push Download! Maybe some day I will….
How could U2 think that there ego is so big that they would think everyone would want a freebie album?
I would like to know the numbers that used the uninstaller to rub U2s Album off there Apple devices?
Of course Millions still love U2 and buy their albums and flock to there live show! More power to Ya….
Myself ….Nope …out of my missed Live shows category The Achtung Baby tour I regret missing (1991-1992). That show looked huge….since than…no interest…
Bono. It’s not all bad,come back Friday for some Rattle & Hum!