Never really found them that grand, just my opinion - just of a different era. I can only imagine how much of a mindfuck they must have been back in their day, but from my own point of view, my interest in them only really stretches to snippets in U2 gigs and covers etc. Just never felt any kind of urge to check them out - couple of my uni. mates are into them, but what they've played me never grabbed my interest. Anyway, back to topic:
Just listened my way through most of Zooropa whilst having a mini-workout before bed. My god I love this album.
"I thought 'pop' was a term of abuse, it seemed sort of insulting and lightweight. I didn't realise how cool it was. Because some of the best music does have a lightweight quality, it has a kind of oxygen in it, which is not to say it's emotionally shallow. We've had to get the brightly coloured wrapping paper right, because what's underneath is not so sweet."
- Bono describing the difference between the "surface" of the songs to "what lies beneath".
did you know
U2 took inspiration from the Naked Funk track "Alien Groove Sensation" when working on their 1997 track "Do You Feel Loved".