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  • U2101 – Summer Rain

    U2101 – Summer Rain

    Like many of you, I’m sure, I was beyond ecstatic when “Beautiful Day” came out nearly 20 years ago. I worked at a record store at the time, and I …
  • U2101 – Love and Peace or Else

    U2101 – Love and Peace or Else

    “Love and Peace or Else” is a song that I believe to be, in some respects, underrated by the band itself. I say that because the band has ignored several …
  • U2101 – Crumbs From Your Table

    U2101 – Crumbs From Your Table

    There are several moments that I really enjoy on the DVD that came with the deluxe package of the How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb album, but perhaps my favorite …
  • U2101 – Neon Lights

    U2101 – Neon Lights

    U2 has informed my musical tastes in many other ways than simply being my favorite band…that is to say that I listen to lots of music other than just U2 …
  • U2101 – She’s a Mystery to Me

    U2101 – She’s a Mystery to Me

    One of my favorite Bono collaborations ever comes in the form of a song that he and Edge wrote for Roy Orbison to sing back in the late 80s, “She’s …
  • U2101 Special Edition – Skyscrapers

    U2101 Special Edition – Skyscrapers

    I don’t usually write about solo tracks from members of U2 or tracks that don’t include contributions by the whole band, but this week, I couldn’t help my self. The …
  • U2101 – Flower Child

    U2101 – Flower Child

    I remember reading in BIll Flanagan’s superb book U2 at the End of the World that, when they are in the studio, U2 has a tendency to revisit the moods …
  • U2101 – Can’t Help Falling in Love

    U2101 – Can’t Help Falling in Love

    There’s a thin but definite delineation between recordings by U2 and solo work by a member of that band. Some times, that line gets a little blurry, such as with …
  • U2101 – Elvis Presley and America

    U2101 – Elvis Presley and America

    I know that you have all read in the past about my mixed feelings regarding The Unforgettable Fire album. Well, this song, “Elvis Presley and America” probably encapsulates those feelings …