- dashboard confessional
- kings of leon
- kanye west
- damian marley
suddenly, my memories of smashmouth as the popmart opening band dont seem so bad...
An article on MSN on U2's upcoming appearance on Conan.
Interesting that this will be the band's first appearance on the show.
Today, I present...
"The Wanderer" from Zooropa
I must admit, the first time I listened through Zooropa, nothing caught my attention. It was background music, to a fault. I do remember this song catching my ear, and then thinking something was broken when the alarm noise came on. Those clever Irish folk.
I was going to wait on this one until the Johnny Cash bio-pic came out, but it's Zooropa week! And I'm impatient. It starts of with our loverly Adam, in a really cheap (purposefully) bass sound. Then.... what's this? *enter zoostation's Bono OMG icon here* Johnny Cash!? It makes it a really anachronistic track, leagues different from Lemon and Daddy's Gonna Pay...
But, it works still. It's almost as if Zooropa becomes a story-telling album instead of a concept album. At the end, we felt like we've wandered through this amazing world that is U2. So clearly Bono couldn't sing this reflection of a song, we need an outside influence. The Man in Black and Bono had been waiting to collaborate for years, and here came an opportunity, both in song and time and place.
Much love to Adam and his bass sound straight out of PacMan. I also like the background vocals, which I assume is Bono and Edge, but it sounds like more than two people. Could Larry be thrown in there? Watch out, here comes the alarm...
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Fave Lyrics: Probably the opening lines for the "OMG Johnny Cash" moment.
What's the best track #11 on a U2 album?