Bono Takes A Sick Day
"4th of July" from The Unforgettable Fire
UF was the last album I got my grubby little hands on. I even had the Best Ofs, so I knew of things like 'Endless Deep' and 'Bass Trap'. But putting a lyricless song on an album? No, boys, no!! Putting it before 'Bad'? Even worse! It's like a two minute extra wait, and I've already been waiting about 20 minutes anyway.
No, it's not a celebration of American Independence Day. Even if Bono likes the idea of America, why would they do it? Adam was playing with a slide bass, Edge joined in, Eno recorded, on 4 July. That is all. The song doesn't even invoke fireworks, hot dogs, and apple pie images for me, either. In fact, I'd have to say I feel like I'm drifting through space. I feel like watching 2001: A Space Odyssey now.