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September 18th, 2005

Sunday Bloody Sunday @ 10:46 am

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

 
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From:wydok
Date:September 18th, 2005 11:42 pm (UTC)
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1) What do you think of this song and the importance it plays to U2 being who they are today?

This song introduced the world to the band's political and religious agenda when it came to the conflict in Northern Ireland. They are neither pro-British nor pro-IRA. They are pro-peace. This song cemented them into the "damn hippies" category. Although, there is an anger in the song. A burning want for peace that translates into frustration and anger. You can especially see this in the Rattle and Hum concert film.

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

I probably heard it first on the radio.

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

I saw U2 perform this song at the Wachovia Center in Philadelpha on May 22, 2005. It wasn't their best live performance (compared to the ones I've seen on DVD), but it was still moving to be there live.

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

Pretty high. Not in the top 10 for me, but definetly the top 20.

Optional Bonus:

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

I'm partially Irish. I was born and raised Catholic, but turned Protestant when I went to college. I've never been to Ireland, and I don't know what side of the pail my family was from. But I am Irish, and that's good enough to make it personal.

Also, I consider myself a pretty peaceful person. War sucks, no matter what it is for. And Jesus never asked for anyone to fight a war in his name. In fact, he did the opposite (he would not lead the Isrealites in a revolt against the Romans), which is why Judas betrayed him.
From:lumencuro
Date:September 19th, 2005 12:31 am (UTC)
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Very interesting points! I like the way you put the way that it truly is. What is special about the live version of this song that makes people so into it? I have seen U2 before but not gotten to hear this song live, yet.

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