Ask any U2 fan to name U2's most iconic live songs and chances are that Bad will feature heavily. I went back through time and listened to nearly every live performance of Bad to try and understand how this song became so special. Along the way I kept a list of the best performances, speeches, snippets, collaborations and much more. This article is my journey in writing. Join me for the ride.
"Success is when you take the songs out and play them live for an audience. That's when we'll know if we've achieved what we set out to achieve."
- Larry Mullen Jr.
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.