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'.
"The first time we played in Texas, we opened for a wet T-shirt contest in some terrible little bar attached to a shopping mall in Houston. It was a great learning curve."
- Bono on starting from the bottom, touring in the early days in the US
did you know
The song 'Dirty Day' was dedicated to Charles Bukowski (1920-1994) on the album sleeve of 'Zooropa', he was an American poet and novelist.