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May 2nd, 2006

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For my History of Rock and Roll class, I have to do a song analysis. I have chosen to analyse Sunday Bloody Sunday.

I'm looking for information about Ireland in the 70's and 80's. I remembr reading a quote by Bono about growing up in Ireland, something about how you would go to a store and the next day the building would be gone. Something like that. Anything about the band and Ireland unrest can be helpful. I am having a hard time finding anything online that is helpful. Perhaps I just suck at using Google.

Also, what is the address for the website that gives the story behind each U2 song? I am trying to find it, but I am having no luck.

Thank you so much for taking the time to even read this.
 
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From:chemina42
Date:May 2nd, 2006 06:32 pm (UTC)
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Have you tried wikipedia.org? They tend to link like mad and are full of lots of information.

Ahh, your icon is throwing me off! I could almost swear its a given that a U2 fan will be a fan of House.

Almost.

Anyway, hope that helps!
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From:cassidyrose
Date:May 2nd, 2006 06:32 pm (UTC)
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About the problems in Northen Ireland: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Troubles

About Bloody Sunday in 1972: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bloody_Sunday_%281972%29

Basic stuff about "Sunday Bloody Sunday": http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunday_Bloody_Sunday_%28song%29

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From:beowulfjones
Date:May 2nd, 2006 06:45 pm (UTC)
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I think U2MoL might be the website you're thinkin' of... definitely check out the wikipedia links, though -- MAD INFORMATIVE, YO!

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From:8linepoem
Date:May 2nd, 2006 07:29 pm (UTC)
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http://www.u2star.com/lyrics/

that site has info about every song.
From:8linepoem
Date:May 2nd, 2006 07:30 pm (UTC)
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and this is the given info about SBS:


Read any Irish textbook and you will no doubt read about the events that set the stage to one of U2's most political songs. In 1921, the counter intelligence of the original Irish Republic Army discovered the identities of British agents who had methodically killed members of Sinn Fein. The IRA broke into the houses of the spies and assassinated them in their beds. In retaliation, The British sent its ruthless police force known as the Black and Tans to Croke Park where they opened fire on the crowd attending a football match there. Twelve men and women were shot dead and 60 others were wounded. It became known as Bloody Sunday. This event was echoed in 1972 when the Paratroop Regiment of the British Army opened fire during a civil rights demonstration in Derry and killed 14 unarmed people, wounding another 14. The anger and disbelief in Ireland was ripe. The violence in Northern Ireland escalated and throughout the decade and into the next, the Dubliners became desensitized to the violence. Bono felt that the Irish couldn't afford to forget nor should they want to.

SBS has become a staple of live shows, and in early performances Bono declares, "This is not a rebel song", meaning that the lyrics could not be taken as support for the Republican cause. It is an emotional response to appalling political reality.
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From:thanks4thefish
Date:May 2nd, 2006 07:50 pm (UTC)
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Watch the movie "Bloody Sunday" by Paul Greengrass. Brilliant and tells you everything you need to know.
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From:voxified
Date:May 2nd, 2006 11:48 pm (UTC)
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I wish I had a history of rock 'n' roll class. Not that I haven't mixed U2 and history together with the study of geopolitics but you know, there can never be enough spreading of the U2 love.

Also, I wanted to say that I'm a massive House fan too. Yay!

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