"My all time favorite song. Isolation, separation, desolation. Bono spoke to me at a certain point I’m my life, where those words hit home. Not that I was ever alone or in desperate situation, but isolated enough where it hit home."
Hello from the middle of nowhere. I’ve been a “hardcore” U2 fan since 1989. Prior to that I was familiar with the band as I vividly recall the videos for New Years Day, Sunday Bloody Sunday and Pride. The first album I bought was the Joshua Tree, but it took me a couple of years to explore the band further and immerse myself into their music. I met Bono after a Popmart show in Chicago.
"Buzzwords on this record were trashy, throwaway, dark, sexy, and industrial (all good) and earnest, polite, sweet, righteous, rockist and linear (all bad). And Berlin ... became a conceptual backdrop for the record. The Berlin of the Thirties—decadent, sexual and dark—resonating against the Berlin of the Nineties—reborn, chaotic and optimistic..."
- Brian Eno, on Achtung Baby
did you know
Bono, The Edge, and Larry had joined a religious group in Dublin called "Shalom," which led all three to question the relationship between the Christian faith and the rock and roll lifestyle.