"Not the best U2 performance I've seen but the most memorable. First time outside of my home city and country. First night of the tour. The album in full and in order. Being the first to hear RHMT plus other rarities and a brand new song. WOW!"
"Never ever tire of hearing this song as it spoke to me strongly when it was released because someone I once cared about was reportedly caught up with drugs. I almost cried when they played it in Sydney on the 360 tour."
Been a follower since seeing a video for Gloria back in '81 or '82...too long ago now to remember exactly when. First saw them in 1984 and was in the crowd when they recorded the Zoo TV concert in Sydney. Due to their absence since 360, I've flown to Vancouver for the start of JT30 and most recently saw them for both nights in London for e+i, taking my tally to 12 for now. They have provided the soundtrack to my life.
"Hawkmoon 269 was recorded in Sunset Sound, with all that shit that happens around there going on. Search-and-destroy choppers looking for drug busts, Sunset Strip, hookers. Every neon sign advertising sex in some shape or form. You could feel all that coming through in 'Hawkmoon'."
- Bono on recording Hawkmoon 269 in Los Angeles
did you know
The title of the song 'Stay (Faraway, So Close!)' alludes to the 1993 Wim Wenders film: Faraway, So Close.