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


Performance notes: 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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  1. Boy (10)
  2. October (2)

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review by ReclinerMan

12 years ago


-I couldn't understand any of Carry Me Home, could you?
--Love the I Will Follow, both times.
--An Cat Dubh & Into the Heart was on fire (stupid clappers have no rhythm).
--October songs sound strange to me live.
--The Electric Co... Oh. My. God. That song sounded like they were going to destroy the world.
--Things to Make and Do was a nice bookend for Electric Co.
--I'm a Believer made Boy-Girl fun.


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Recording: Audience microphone - 3 stars


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I can't help but think of Bono's quote, "We had nothing but 'it'." This gig really shows. They're just four men in overdrive, not planning to stop for anything. It's cool to hear that.

Historical note: This was the gig attended by Bruce Springsteen & Pete Townshend that would be referenced in Bruce's Intro for U2's Induction and in U2 by U2.

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