September 17th, 2006


Song Of The Day

U2 have covered quite a few other artists' songs over the years - some have made it onto B-sides and tribute albums, while others just became live favourites. In the mid-80s, they became fond of playing this one:

C'mon Everybody

This rock 'n' roll classic was originally a top 10 hit for Eddie Cochran in 1959 (his highest charting single in the UK within his lifetime - he was killed in a car crash the following year, at the age of 21). U2 first covered the song at Self Aid, and it went on to become a regular feature of the setlist on the Joshua Tree Tour. YouTube footage to be found behind the cut tag. :D

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Sadly, I don't have an MP3 of that performance for you to download. I did find this version from Paris 4/7/87 on a bootleg compilation, but annoyingly it fades out after a couple of verses. Better than nothing?

Favourite U2 Video?

Ok, so this has most likely been posted to death, but I haven't seen it in a while, so I'm just going to throw this out there. 

What's your favourite U2 video? It's hard to choose just one, but for me it would have to be "Stay" (Faraway So Close!). I don't know, it's just always been really touching for me. I love the angel imagery and just everything about it. (Lord knows I've talked about it all the time on my personal LJ.) 

So...cough up. What about you?
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