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September 18th, 2005

Sunday Bloody Sunday @ 10:46 am

I'm currently feelin: nostalgic nostalgic
I'm currently hearin: U2 - Sunday Bloody Sunday

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Date:September 18th, 2005 06:11 pm (UTC)
1) What do you think of this song and the importance it plays to U2 being who they are today?

First, I think that this song was U2's entrance into the political world, where they expressed their anti-war belief in a lyrical and musical fashion. I think that when most people hear this song, it provides them with a new acceptance of the band, because it ties together all of the aspects of which we love this band for. It showcases Larry's drums, Bono's voice, Edge's guitar and Adam's bassline. (In no particular order.) Which is exactly why I love this song.

2a) Where did you first hear this song (and if you say Live8 where else)?

I first heard this song when I was in the car with my mom, at a fairly young age. (I can't really remember exactly, but as I'm typing this, I'm 15 years of age.)

2b) Has anyone heard this song live and in person?

I haven't seen it in person, but I've watched the recordings/videos of them performing it live, and I think the first video I watched was the Live Aid performance in 1985 at Wembley Stadium in London-- if I'm wrong about the setting, please correct me. Another video of a live performance that got under my skin was the performance from Slane Castle, where at the end of the song, Bono read off names of those who were killed in the Omagh bombing which took place in 1998. (If I'm correct.)

3) Where do you rank this song against all other U2 songs?

Among all other songs, I rate this particular one in at least the top 10. I have many, many favorites for numerous different reasons, but overall this is, hands down, one of U2's best songs.

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?) How do you make this song personal to you or what connections do you have with this song, if any?

In addition to what's been listed above, my family has been involved with many different tragedies as well as hardships, a relative of mine had been critically injured by the World Trade Center bombing in 1993. My brother enlisted in the military and was sent overseas at the age of 18 to fight in the Middle East. (I was only 6 years old.) And myself as well as my immediate family had been in New York City on the day of September 11th, and witnessed the attacks firsthand. I relate Sunday Bloody Sunday to these events as well as other, more personal ones.

I believe I answered all of your questions. :)
Date:September 18th, 2005 07:03 pm (UTC)
Thank you for sharing all of that; it was very well put...

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