February 5th, 2003

achtung baby


This weekend sees the opening of 'In The Name of Love: Two Decades of U2', a unique retro at Cleveland's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.

The exhibit will features a host of intriguing artifacts for fans - but you need to be in Cleveland, Ohio to catch it. And there's a pre-exhibition fan get-together being organised if you are in the area - more here www.atU2.com

Among the items featured over three floors will be:

  • The leather jacket worn by Bono during the Super Bowl XXXVI half-time performance in 2001.

  • Studded jeans and #7 shirt that The Edge wore during the Elevation Tour 2001

  • The first U2 shirt, made by drummer Larry Mullen, Jr.

  • The Irish Falcon Gretsch guitar Bono used during much of the Elevation Tour 2001

  • First place trophy for a battle of the bands U2 won in 1978

  • Stetson Bono wore during the Joshua Tree tour and featured on the cover of Rattle & Hum.

  • Original lyric manuscripts including 'The Ocean', 'Bad', 'Indian Summer Sky', 'When Love Comes to Town', 'Stay (Faraway, So Close!)' and the revised lyrics to 'New York' following the events of September 11, 2001.

More on the Rock'n Roll Hall of Fame here www.rockhall.com

And more useful information for U2 fans planning to make a visit here www.atU2.com

Toot toot...

Since we're posting some U2 observations here at the moment...here's one (a delayed one) from me.

It has often been said that Achtung Baby was a train driving away from "Joshua Tree" U2. The album opens with "Zoo Station"...then breaks into "Even Better Than The Real Thing" which has an intro that undeniably sounds like a train pulling out of the station (the "zoo station)...and away from the "old U2".

In the "Electrical Storm"...we see Bono and the band on a train. So...do you think U2 might be catching at train back to Joshua Tree?? heh. Ok...seeing a little too much into it maybe...but with all the recent talk on that topic...not unreasonable, hey?
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