1981-06-09 - London, England - Hammersmith Palais


Comments: Second and last known live performance of Carry Me Home, a rough unreleased U2 original with lyrics consisting almost entirely of "carry me home". It was believed for years prior to 2010 that this was the sole performance of Carry Me Home. Bruce Springsteen and Pete Townshend both attended this gig and met with the band afterwards.
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songs per album

  1. Boy (10)
  2. B-sides and singles (3)
  3. Other songs (2)
  4. October (2)
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review by germcevoy

11 years ago


Performance + Points

+As energetic as you would expect from a band that doesn't give a fuck. A band just trying to conqeur England. Great stuff.
+Absolutely loved the intro to I Fall Down. Sounds so fresh even today.
+We talk a lot about songs we wish to see dusted off some day and Fire is one of them that deserves a mention. Maybe not the whole song but that riff kicks serious ass.
+I Fall Down was excellent.
+Things To Make And Do is a playful little number.
+I'm A Believer was a truly great snippet.

Performance -Points

+What a pile of crap Carry Me Home was.
+Boy-Girl was piss poor also. God I hate that song.
+Bongolese was on display at this show. The only lyric I could hear from Another Time, Another Place was 'Another Time, Another Place'
+Thats about it really/


Not worthy of its 4 star status but as long as you keep the vulume down then it's a very worthy 3.5 so thats what i'll change it to. Turn the volume up though and the static and hiss make it an uncomfortable listen. For an audience recording of this age though it's still pretty darn good. Great crowd too.
Recording: Audience microphone - 3 stars


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Good show, good recording, good performance. Solid all round. How great is it to think that people in the audience were recording U2 that early on? Just another band passing through to most but they had fans devoted enough to come and recordthem. Would you or I think aout recording a show of some random band that we went to see? I know I wouldn't. The crowd reception and participation was great. It was heart warming to hear and feel the warmth of the British crowd to the 4 Irish boys onstage in a time when relations between the two countries still weren't great. Will I kep this show on my iPod? No, but i'll keep a few ofthe performances for my Random playlist and i'll remember the show for a long time.

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