U2101 – The Playboy Mansion

Transcendence through trash. That alliterative phrase really sums up what I believe the band were attempting with 1997’s Pop album and the ensuing Pop*Mart Tour, and nowhere was it better showcased than on one of that album’s unsung heroes, “The Playboy Mansion”. It seems at first glance that the two concepts of spirituality and disposable, […] …read more

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Happy Birthday, Zooropa!

The Astrobaby and the album that inspired it turn 24 today, and you know what that means: six more years until it gets an anniversary tour! Okay, that’s not likely – but who’s to say that a Zoo TV 2022 tour can’t happen? That would be a great way to incorporate a few songs […] …read more

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U2101 – North and South of the River

Continuing our coverage of the Pop album in this, the year of its twentieth anniversary, I thought that today I’d write about something a little offbeat but still related to Pop. That brings us to “North and South of the River”, a song that initially came to life in 1995, two years before the Pop […] …read more

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