U2101 – Helter Skelter

U2 used to perform a lot more covers on-stage than they do now. Songs like “C’Mon Everybody,” “All Along the Watchtower,” and “People Get Ready” were important parts of U2’s set-lists during the late eighties. One other song to add to that list is U2’s cover of a classic Beatles song, “Helter Skelter.” I consider […] …read more

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U2101 – All Along the Watchtower

Since in my last article I wrote about a song that was co-written by the legendary Bob Dylan, I thought that it was appropriate to discuss another Bob Dylan contribution this week. I’m talking about a song that was written by the master wordsmith, (although his version is not the most widely known), “All Along […] …read more

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U2101 – Love Rescue Me

This week, we’re talking about one of the most underrated songs in U2’s entire catalog. You know the type that I’m talking about–one of those songs that wasn’t released as a single and never received the attention that it deserves. There have been plenty of songs like that in U2’s career–songs like “Like a Song,” […] …read more

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U2101 – Van Diemen’s Land

This week, we are continuing our series highlighting some of the songs from Rattle and Hum, since that album is celebrating its thirtieth anniversary this year. Today’ topic is a little bit of an odd duck–it is a song that represents the first instance of Edge taking lead vocal on an entire song, with no […] …read more

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U2101 – God Part 2

2017 was, as I’m sure you know the anniversaries of a couple of U2 albums–The Joshua Tree, celebrating thirty years, and Pop, which was released twenty years ago last year. We spent a good deal of time commemorating both releases, both here in these articles of mine and elsewhere (including a little tour that you […] …read more

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