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.
"We thought: let's actually write songs. We wanted the record to be less vague, open-ended, atmospheric and impressionistic. To make it more straightforward, focused and concise."
- The Edge, on the band's approach to The Joshua Tree
did you know
During the recording of 'She's A Mystery To Me', which Bono and The Edge wrote for Roy Orbison, Bono quoted a phrase from 1987 that he would use on With Or Without You during these sessions in 1989 for Orbison's album: 'Sleight of hand'.