Waking Up… In The Name Of Love

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Every time I saw/see this live version of U2‘s PRIDE (IN THE NAME OF LOVE)
filmed in Denver, Colorado in 1987 when the Irish heroes were busy conquering
America, shivers roll down my spine

The elated crowd, The Edge‘s riffs, Bono‘s entertaining tricks, the ode to MLK,
the black and white footage, it all turns this performance into a truly
epic happening.

Early morning, April four
A shot rings out in the Memphis sky
Free at last, they took your life
They could not take your pride

In the name of love
What more in the name of love?

Oh, oh-oh-oh
Oh, oh-oh-oh
Oh, oh-oh-oh
Oh, oh-oh-oh

All together now…

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Unos Dos Tres Catorce… WAKE UP!

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Bono starts the song saying Unos Dos Tres Catorce
which means “1, 2, 3, 14” in Spanish.

Some believe that he referred to the Bible:
1st Testament, 2nd Book, 3rd Chapter, 14th verse.

“And God said unto Moses, I am that I am: and he said,
thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I am that
sent me unto you.”

Others say that he did it because it was the first single of
How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb, U2’s 14th LP.

As we know, Bono was/still is a preaching
rock ‘n’ roll star, so I go for the Bible quote.

Anyway Vertigo it’s a master blaster.

1, 2, 3, 14…

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NOW WATCHING! U2 On A Roof This Day In 1987

27 March 2022

Irish heroes U2 went on a roof in LA to perform WHERE THE STREETS HAVE NO NAME (from their blockbuster LP The Joshua Three) this day in 1987, probably inspired by the legendary roof showing of the Fab Fourin 1969.

Thousands of people danced in the nameless streets and traffic was blocked. The police got scared of this situation and stopped the spectacle a few minutes after Bono turned up the heat in the City of Angels.

C’mon, Bono

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U2 Topped UK Albums Chart With ‘THE JOSHUA THREE’ 35 Years Ago

Back In Time

21 March 2022

THE JOSHUA TREE, the Irish rockers’ fifth album, produced by Daniel Lanois and
Brian Eno made them global celebrities. The record was inspired by their American
tour experiences, relating literature and Uncle Sam’s politics, and probably because
of their desire to be massive in the U.S.

It reached the top spot in several European countries, in New Zealand,
in Canada and (of course) in the UK where U2 hit numero uno this day
in 1987, 35 years ago.

Singles/clips: I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For
/ Where The Streets Have No Name / With Or Without You

– I STILL HAVEN’T FOUND WHAT I’M LOOKING FOR –

WHERE THE STREETS HAVE NO NAME –

– WITH OR WITHOUT YOU –

Album in full…

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U2 – Number One Single in The UK 25 Years Ago With Their Swirling Steamroller ‘DISCOTHEQUE’

Top singles from the past

15 February 2022

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DISCOTHEQUE was the first single of the Irish meagstars’ 9th album Pop.
It hit the top spot of the UK singles charts (in many other countries too)
on 15 February 1997 – yes, already 25 years ago.

It’s a swirling dancefloor steamroller with an electro-fying impact on
all your senses and limbs. In the accompanying video clip U2 performed
inside of a giant mirrorball and their The Village People outfits alluded to
the 70s disco era.

Get up and dance, ladies and gents

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Derry’s Awful Massacre – SUNDAY BLOODY SUNDAY 50 Years Ago

31 January 2022

Back in 1983 Irish mega stars U2 released their political classic
SUNDAY BLOODY SUNDAY. The song describes the horror felt
by an observer of the The Troubles In Northern Ireland, the
devastating Ethno-nationalist conflict (Protestants vs Catholics,
Nationalists vs Unionists) that lasted for about 30 years, late 60s
to 1998.

The most dramatic event was the killing of 14 unarmed civil rights
protesters by British troops in Derry on Sunday, January 30, 1972,
50 years ago.

To remember that awful day, 50 years later, Bono and The Edge
performed a gripping acoustic version of Sunday Bloody Sunday.

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