Growing Up With U2

“Pop: music of general appeal, especially among young people that originated as a distinct genre in the 1950s. It is generally characterised by a heavy rhythmic element and the use of electrical amplification.” – Collins English Dictionary By it’s very nature, pop should be a transient, ephemeral thing. Yet it is one of the undoubted […]

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“THERE’S LOTS IN STORE FOR U2 TOUR”

By Edna Gundersen USA TODAY As blue light specials go, this one’s a rattle-and-humdinger. Already regarded as the biggest rock band in the world, U2 aims to surpass itself with an ambitious stadium tour, announced Wednesday at a packed press conference in New York’s Kmart. The PopMart Tour, billed as “a giant, sci-fi disco supermarket […]

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Searching for a Sound to Bridge the Decades

By JON PARELES DUBLIN — It was crunch time for U2. The Irish band’s next single had to be finished within three days, and the deadline for the complete album, which had not yet been entitled “Pop,” was less than a month away. U2, with its producers and engineers, was recording and mixing in two […]

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POP, POP, POP MUSIC – U2’s New Album

Discotheque The first single, complete with “boom”-enriched outro and accompanying video featuring soon-to-be-legendary appearance of U2 as Village People. Bono: “when we were recording that, we had the whole studio in mirror balls and disco lights”. Do you feel loved Heavy groove-based rocker in the vein of Even Better Than The Real Thing. Very likely […]

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