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January 18th, 2002

(no subject) @ 11:42 pm

More goodies from the Joshua Tree tourbook...

(as before, the thumbnails link to much larger versions!)

This was taken in the ghost town of Bodie, CA, which is quite an extraordinary place, regardless of being the location for a U2 photo shoot. ;)

That's one of my favorites of Bono. I cannot explain why but it always makes me think of Greg Carroll. To me, there's just a quiet, contemplative mood in that picture. Zabriske Point, Death Valley.

Just a nice, serious portrait of Adam. I'm not exactly sure where this one was taken.

Again, all of these are Anton Corbijn photographs, taken whenever U2 came out to the desert to take photographs (late 1986 or early 1987?) They thought they were going to escape chilly Ireland for the warm, sunny desert of the south-west USA. HA! "Desert" only means a low quantity of water, and yes, it does get quite cold in California. ;-P I think the chill was the excuse for all the grim expressions. ;) Wish I could find the quote on that but I don't know where to begin searching!
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Date:January 19th, 2002 07:27 am (UTC)

grim quote


now you've got me trying to find it. :-)
the one i remember seems to be from larry or sth and he gives a great little rant about it being "fucking freezing" or the like. i can't find it either. i did find the following on a corbijn webpage, quote by bono:

"It's like 'say cheese' in reverse. With Anton it's like 'don't say cheese'. Plus it was freezing and we had to take our coats off so it would at least look like a desert. That's one of the reasons we look so grim. But in the late '80s we looked like the group that was too dumb to enjoy being at Number 1 all over the world"
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Date:January 19th, 2002 07:32 am (UTC)

found it!


"If you look at the cover of The Joshua Tree, you see four very unhappy men... What nobody realizes is that it was minus 20 out there. We were freezing. Put any bastard out there and see if he's happy."

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Date:January 19th, 2002 11:58 am (UTC)

Re: found it!

Awesome!! Thank you! The funniest things come out of that man's mouth! I am so glad they have him as a bullshit-detector. =)
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Date:January 19th, 2002 12:48 pm (UTC)

zabriske point

*tears in eyes*...

omg. omg. omg.

i stood right there.

i have never seen this picture.

i am dying.

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