Spent my early teenage years listening to Boy, October, War etc..finally got to see my first live show on 13 June 1987 at Wembley as an 18 year old. 2 more shows later and I didn't think they could get any better so I sort of fell out of love for a while. Fast forward to April 2004 whilst on a trip to NYC accompanied by a copy of ATYCLB which I played over and over as I explored the city...I fell in love with their music again...30 years after that first show and I'm still feeling the love!
"Why do we look mad because we want it like we always have? Everyone else gets to play the 'been there, done that, sonny' card. I don't get it! I mean, some of the most incredible minds and sacred talents haven't bothered their arse in years! They put out lazy work."
did you know
The band considered releasing The Joshua Tree as a double-album that would have included B-sides. Bono was the most vocal proponent of the idea, whereas The Edge argued for the 11-track version that was ultimately released.