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.
"At school, we rehearsed on Wednesday afternoons in Mr McKenzie’s music room – the first song we wrote was called Wednesday Afternoon. We argued endlessly over musical indiscretions – we still do."
- Larry Mullen on forming a band
did you know
The song 'Heartland' is a homage to America and in particular the Missisippi delta that was the birth of the blues that Bono was getting interested in at the time.