U2101 – Dancing Barefoot

I’ve written in the past about U2’s relationship with Patti Smith, but I barely scratched the surface of this particular song in that article. It seemed like the appropriate time to give U2’s cover of “Dancing Barefoot” a platform all to itself, since it was a B-side from the Rattle and Hum album that’s celebrating […] …read more

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U2101 – A Room at the Heartbreak Hotel

I’ve been bouncing around for the past few weeks…moving between Zooropa, Rattle and Hum, and War, all of which are celebrating noteworthy anniversaries this year. Today, I’m focusing once again on Rattle and Hum, or rather one of its B-sides. From the Angel of Harlem single, it’s “A Room at the Heartbreak Hotel.” I’ve never […] …read more

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U2101 – Angels Too Tied to the Ground

A few years ago, when U2 was in the middle of a program of remastering and re-releasing several of their early albums, I really got a kick out of the songs that were left-over from the from the sessions of the album in question. On several such tracks, the band took an existing musical track, […] …read more

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