July 12th, 2014
today that Tommy Ramone, the last of the original Ramones has died. U2 are longtime fans
of the punk pioneers, and while I was thinking about that, I realised this great track had never been featured on Song Of The Day
... so here it is!Beat On The Brat
In February 2002, U2 won Best Live Act at the annual NME Awards
, also known as the Brat Awards (as opposed to the Brit Awards
). For their acceptance speech video, they performed the appropriately-titled Beat On The Brat
from the Ramones' eponymous 1976 debut album. (Adam wasn't there, so his technician Stuart Morgan played bass while standing behind a cardboard cutout of him, LOL!) Their cover was released a year later on the compilation album We're A Happy Family: A Tribute To Ramones
, raising money for the Lymphoma Research Foundation.( Read more...Collapse )
July 4th, 2014
I would like to find out the name of the Russian song that the Zoo Baby sings just before Daddy's Gonna Pay For Your Crashed Car on the 1993 tour. I've seen a few people stating that's it's called 'Le Rocher sur la Volga' or 'The Cliff', from the album Lenin's Favourite Songs
, and it is certainly true that the introductory fanfare (which also precedes the track on Zooropa
) is from that song - you can hear it on YouTube
. However, I'm not entirely convinced that the vocal is from the same song? It's hard to tell because I don't speak Russian, but I've listened a bunch of times and I just don't hear any part where the melody or lyrics seem to match.
Can anyone confirm that 'The Cliff' is indeed being sung on the Sydney video
, or suggest what else it could be? It would be very useful if any Russian-speaking fans are able to transcribe the words they hear.
June 15th, 2014
I really like this article
about how Ordinary Love could be interpreted as a great gay anthem. Funnily enough I thought the other new U2 song this year, Invisible, sounded like a great asexual anthem! Seems Bono hasn't lost his touch for writing lyrics that resonate with people in many different ways, perhaps unintentionally. :)
March 2nd, 2014
Bono talks Oscar nominations, album progress, new manager, and a bunch of other stuff!
February 25th, 2014
Anyone who likes U2 pics and isn't a member of u2photos
, please consider joining
- I'd like to get it up and running again if possible. :)
February 22nd, 2014
Another random question...
I've been trying to find a ZooTV-era Bono quote I remember reading years ago - not sure if it was in a book or on a website. The interviewer asked him something about the Fly character, and Bono replied something like "Motherfucker! You stay away from him! He's an oil slick!" I've looked through all my books and tried Googling for magazine interviews, but I can't find it anywhere, and I'm reasonably sure I didn't imagine the whole thing. Does anyone else remember this?? Any idea where I might have seen it?
February 18th, 2014
U2 perform Invisible & Ordinary Love and have a funny chat on The Tonight Show! :D
I love it when an interviewer gets them to be all relaxed and spontaneous like this, it's so much more entertaining than just asking the same old questions for Bono to answer predictably. :) Loved The Edge's little musical joke!
February 16th, 2014
So, I like this song a lot. Shame it's not actually the first single, and the album isn't even finished yet!! This is specified to be an edit, so I guess the album version will be longer.
Any thoughts on Invisible vs Ordinary Love?
February 13th, 2014
I'm currently feelin:
Our friend __birdie__
), former u2
designer and moderator, passed away unexpectedly this week. She didn't post that much on here (some discussion of rare songs and bootlegs during the Elevation Tour, and a series of favourite song polls in 2002), but I know some of her LJ friends met her through this community, so I wanted to make sure you all knew and had a chance to comment if you wanted. We loved her enormously and always will.
This song will forever remind me of her now...
February 9th, 2014
I'm currently feelin:
January 5th, 2014
At the 2014 Palm Springs International Film Festival on January 4, 2014.
November 12th, 2013
20 years ago today, the final leg of the ZooTV tour kicked off in Melbourne! Would love to hear the memories of anyone who attended the last few shows. Especially Brisbane, which doesn't seem to exist in bootleg form. :(
Couple of videos from the second night in Melbourne:
Daddy's Gonna Pay For Your Crashed Car
Dame Edna and Lemon
November 5th, 2013
Random question: does anyone know the identities of all the tragic celebrities shown on the screen during HMTMKMKM on the PopMart tour?
I *think* I've managed to spot:
- Aladdin Sane / Ziggy Stardust
- Bob Marley
- Buddy Holly
- Charlie Parker
- Elvis Presley
- Freddie Mercury
- Ian Curtis
- James Dean
- Janis Joplin
- Jimi Hendrix
- Jim Morrison
- John Lennon
- Judy Garland
- Kurt Cobain
- Marc Bolan
- Marilyn Monroe
- Marvin Gaye
- Phil Lynott
- Tupac Shakur
There are still about half a dozen I'm not sure about. Do any of these rubbish screencaps look familiar at all?EDIT:
Had a brainwave - top left is Sid Vicious! And top right is Patsy Cline (thanks to baranduyn
for that one!)
October 27th, 2013
May 9th, 2013
Tonight marks the 20th anniversary of the start of the Zooropa tour - the U2 era that made me a fan and will always remain my favourite. :) Just wish I could have been there! Slightly terrifying to realise that when I first got into the band, the tour was only 6 years ago, which means I've been on this train for 14 years
now... where has all that time gone?!
Sadly it wouldn't let me upload Desire to my DM account, but here is the encore speech and Ultra Violet from the opening night...
Amazing times. So, so envious of anyone who got to see this tour in person!
April 15th, 2013
Hahaha, a quiz show asked for the man's name missing from the film title "_______ Clayton", and all of the contestants thought it was Adam! Nice that he's so well-known, despite being one of "the other two". ;)
Here's a video of Bono performing I've Got You Under My Skin at the weekend. Sadly it's cut off before the end.
April 9th, 2013
I may as well share this here, since the community is so deathly quiet... not sure if anyone watched the TV show Due South in the '90s, but I made a fanvid for this episode
set to Love Is Blindness, as I thought it would be a perfect fit. I'm pleased with how it turned out!
Has anyone else used U2 songs in fan videos for anything?
February 25th, 2013
Look who I found!
OMG EVE ALL GROWN UP
(Courtesy of ONTD)Edit: More here!
December 25th, 2012
Merry Christmas u2
Thanks to those of you who are still around. Maybe we'll have a bit more to discuss in 2013!
November 15th, 2012