Re: One of Bono's Quotes ("Lost Highway")

Elizabeth Platt ([email protected])
Mon, 31 Aug 1998 20:59:09 -0700 (PDT)

On Tue, 11 Aug 1998, "Luis Montoya" <[email protected]> wrote:

> A few days back I read this...
> >"U2's become... well... the biggest kick ass rock and roll group in the
> >world!!!... which is the last thing we wanted to be... what we wanted to
> >be was a country band..." - Bono - Lost Highway
> Is this quote from the movie "Lost Highway"? I haven't seen this movie
> yet and I want to know where this quote is from? And if it is from the
> movie, could someone explain where it derived from. And if it's NOT
> from the movie could someone just explain where this quote came from.

I think this quote long predates "Lost Highway", the David Lynch movie,
you mean? "Lost Highway" is an old C&W song (I _think_ Hank Williams is
the writer, but I may be mistaken). This quote may have been taken from
the band's contribution to the "Farewell to The Tube" TV show--"The Tube"
was a music-video-interview show on British TV that was hosted by Paula
Yates, which did a lot to break U2 to a wider audience in the mid-80s. U2
did a guest appearance on the "farewell" show when the series got
cancelled, and they did play part of "Lost Highway", and I do recall Bono
said something like what you cited above--sorry, it's been more than a few
years since I last saw the tape! It's short but funny, worth tracking down
on video if you can find it...It probably dates from late 1987 or 1988 or


Elizabeth Platt
[email protected]

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