I really became aware of U2 the day before my 16th Birthday. Under a Blod Red Sky was released on that day & Radio 1 played "Sunday Bloodu Sunday" & "Electric Co" one after the oher. It was actually Electric Co that got me hooked though. I went out the next day & bought the album. I played the album to death after that.
Have been lucky enough to see them on quite a few occasions. Including a drunken coach trip to Germany in 1989 for the "When Love Comes to town" tour and then I queded for 24 hours at Earls Court in London for tickets for the 1992 tour.
"I don't travel with security. I'm in a band with people who persecute me as a national sport. I'm thinking, where did it all go wrong?"
- Bono, 2009
did you know
The lyrics of The Ground Beneath Your Feet were written by Salman Rushdie, and he is featured in the video, shown writing the song. Rushdie also provides an account of his relationship with the band and how the song came to be written in his book of essays, Step Across This Line.