Originally posted by indiewaremassiveI've just now realised what a GREAT GREAT song it is, you know that feeling you get when you realise the qualities of a song after sort of dismissing it as average.
This song is another AB classic
It's an amazing song, I really love it!!! and live versions are increidble!!!
That song is just amazing. It completely blew me away the first time I listened to AB. Right from the start I was like ... OW MY GOD! It's got great lyrics, vocals are done wonderfully by Bono and the live shows with Mirrorball man are just the best!
I just don't feel that the time of this song has come for me...this tune is great (as each track on AB), but it's definately not its finest moment. Ultra Violet is an inseparable part of the album, but as a stand-alone track...well it's just simply good, but not breathtaking. Unfortunately the live versions did not add much vitality to it, especially when performed after 'Desire'.
"Looking back on the four-song demo tape we made, I have to laugh. I don’t fully understand how songs so fragile in the shape they were then came across so strong on the album Boy. I don’t understand that. I think the band just came into a new understanding of how to play and perform."
- Bono on recording Boy, 1983
did you know
Both Bono and Larry provided backing vocals for "Numb".