Happy 60 To U2’s Guitar Wizard THE EDGE

8 August 2021

David Howell Evans – better know as The Edge – was born
on 8 August 1961 in London, UK. Happy 60 to the brilliant
guitarist who defined the electrifying sound of mega stars U2 .
He moved with his family to Dublin, Ireland at the age of 2.

During his triumphant career, he also played with big
shots like Johnny Cash, B.B. King, Tina Turner en Ron Wood.

Anecdote: he’s the proud owner of 200 guitars.

The Edge: “By referencing our past, by allowing ourselves to sound
like the ‘old U2’—the Eighties U2—we’re not in a box anymore. Now
we’re free to sound any way we please. It’s very liberating.”

Three big EDGE moments…

– PRIDE (In The Name Of Love) –

– WHERE THE STREETS HAVE NO NAME –

– OUT OF CONTROL –

U2: Facebook


(Brussels 2017 – Photo by Turn Up The Volume)

On The Roof In Los Angeles With U2 This Day In 1987

27 March 2021

Band: U2

Single: WHERE THE STREETS HAVE NO NAME (1987)
Score: #1 in Ireland and New-Zealand, #4 in the UK
and #13 in the US

Album: The Joshua Three

The clip for the song, unquestionably inspired by The Beatles‘ legendary roof
performance in London in 1969, was shot on the roof of a store in downtown
Los Angeles
(no idea why they didn’t go to New York, that’s THE city where the
streets have no names) on 27 March 1987. The shoot was ended by the police
when the traffic got stuck as hundreds of enthusiastic passers-by blocked the
streets. Rock ‘n’ roll!!

Let’s hit the roof

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Back In Time With ALICE COOPER – U2 – KURT VILE

Great albums from the past celebrating a birthday…

LOVE IT TO DEATHALICE COOPER – third LP

Released: 9 March 1971 – 50 years ago today
Key track: I’m Eighteen

Full album…

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THE JOSHUA THREEU2 – 5th LP

Released: 9 March 1987 – 34 years ago today
Key tracks: Where the Streets Have No Name / I Still Haven’t
Found What I’m Looking For / With or Without You

Full album…

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SMOKE RING FOR MY HALOKURT VILE – 4th LP

Released: 8 March 2011 – 10 years ago yesterday
Key track: Baby’s Arms

Full album…

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To Hell With Blue Mondays – Here’s… THE EDGE

4 January 2021

OMG! I miss live music so much. For years a great and important piece of my life took/takes place in concert venues, small and big, enjoying the ecstatic, buzzing,
boosting, mind-boggling and out-of-control experience of a gig. In the past years,
I saw a yearly average of 200 artists doing their thing on a stage. In 2020 I was at
3 concerts, yes, just 3 !!! And we all know why. Fuck that awful coronavirus.

And so far, 2021 doesn’t look hopeful yet.
Fingers crossed. Bring on the vaccine!
I need my shots of live adrenaline.
I want to go out-of-control again!

Capice?

Here comes… THE EDGE

U2 Released All Killers No Fillers Album’ ALL THAT YOU CAN’T LEAVE BEHIND’ 20 Years Ago

1 November 2020

Band: U2
Album: ALL THAT YOU CAN’T LEAVE BEHIND – 10th LP

Released: 30 October 2000 – 20 years ago
Score: #1 in most European countries and #3 in the US

AllMusic/Stephen Thomas Erlewine review: The title signifies more than it seems,
since the group sifts through its past, working with Daniel Lanois and Brian Eno, all in
an effort to construct a classicist U2 album. Thankfully, it’s a rock record from a band
that absorbed all the elastic experimentation, studio trickery, dance flirtations, and
genre-bending of ‘Achtung Baby’, ‘Zooropa’, and ‘Pop’.

All That You Can’t Leave Behind winds up being a work of modest pleasures, where
the way the verse eases into the chorus means more than the overall message, and
this is truly the first U2 album where that sentiment applies, but there is genuine
pleasure in their craft, for the band and listener alike.”
Score: 4/5.

Paul David Hewson aka Bono: “The only person who ever called me Paul was
my father, so I always associate it with doing something wrong, you know.

Turn Up The Volume: Along with ‘Achtung Baby’ the Irish stadium rockers’
best album. All pop killers, no fillers. Seems like they found what they were
looking for.

Key tracks: Elevation / Kite / Grace

– ELEVATION –

– KITE –

– GRACE –

U2: Facebook