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U2 — The Unforgettable Fire
Album: The Unforgettable Fire
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Released: 1984
Length: 4:46
Plays (last 30 days): 3
Ice
Your only rivers run cold
These city lights
They shine as silver and gold
Dug from the night
Your eyes as black as coal

Walk on by, walk on through
Walk till you run and don't look back
For here I am

Carnival
The wheels fly and the colours spin
Through alcohol
Red wine that punctures the skin
Face to face
In a dry and waterless place

Walk on by, walk on through
So sad to besiege your love
Oh, hang on

Stay this time
Stay tonight in a lie
I'm only asking
But I, I think you know
Come on take me away
Come on take me away
Come on take me home
Home again

And if the mountains should crumble
Or disappear into the sea
Not a tear, no, not I

Stay this time
Stay tonight in a lie
Ever after is a long time
And if you save your love
Save it all, save it all
Don't push me too far
Don't push me too far
Tonight, tonight
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It always amazes me when I hear 80's pop sounding so good 40 years on, especially with synths, as many bands didn't aged that well... 
my sweet sixteen....
My favorite U2 album.
 phlattop wrote:

This is what I don't get. All these musicians, actors and other artists should shut up and not exercise their freedom of speech which is antithetical to the very core of creative EXPRESSION? So Picasso should have kept "Guernica" buried in his studio? Salman Rushdie should have written nice safe novels?  Musicians should have kept quiet about Vietnam?  Do I need to go on? Artists create art to express themselves and their feelings or ideas. Those will come out on the page, canvas, stage or in the vicinity of them. Tough luck if you don't like it.


All depends.  Just because one can write a poignant artistic song about the horrors of divorce doesn't mean I hire them to be my divorce attorney.   And successful musicians easily get self involved, self righteous, and arrogant all while getting more shallow and flakey because they are surrounded by groupies and personal assistants, and start thinking they should be the world's ambassador about far too much.  We all know that.  Regardless, you may love Bono's politics and hate Van Morrison's but love some of the songs of either and wish Van Morrison would "just stay out of politics", although he does mostly compared to Bono, who shows up to try to solve Ukraine, so Van Morrison is maybe not the best example.  Ted Nugent maybe?  I'm not sure if there is anybody that compares to Bono showing up for everything and that's the point.
 Silvervanman wrote:

I don't really get the Bono bashing. I get the impression that it's like school playground behaviour where kids join in bullying an individual to look 'cool' to their mates. He's done nothing to me, and if it was a choice between being Bono, or just knowing him, or some despot like putin or a world ruiner like any number of corporate CEO's and supposed elite, who would you choose?




Very well stated!
Maybe their best tune......great vocals & production values second to none.
I don't really get the Bono bashing. I get the impression that it's like school playground behaviour where kids join in bullying an individual to look 'cool' to their mates. He's done nothing to me, and if it was a choice between being Bono, or just knowing him, or some despot like putin or a world ruiner like any number of corporate CEO's and supposed elite, who would you choose?
the last great album by them. I know I suffer from the Regurgitator symptom of "I like your old stuff better than your new stuff?
 opaceo wrote:


Well, this was their 4th album with Island so going into the studio for this one they had 3 albums under their belts and all the tutelage that would accompany that process for a major label with deep pockets for artist development. The Unforgettable Fire also saw a change of producers from Steve Lillywhite, who produced the first 3 albums, to the duo of Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois, which I suspect had a lot to do with the increase in the level of production value vs the first 3. Eno and Lanois were involved in pretty much every studio album after this as well, both behind the console and as contributing musicians.  Not knocking the band, just offering there are other factors to consider other than their inherent abilities at that time. 

recorded in a castle, no pristene studio sound here. interesting album
 Stephen_Phillips wrote:

Just a reality check here... these guys were in their early 20's when this album was recorded and while some may comment on what and who Bono is nowadays you must remember he was a very young man then in the 1980's and it is incredible to me how profound much of their early music was.



Well, this was their 4th album with Island so going into the studio for this one they had 3 albums under their belts and all the tutelage that would accompany that process for a major label with deep pockets for artist development. The Unforgettable Fire also saw a change of producers from Steve Lillywhite, who produced the first 3 albums, to the duo of Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois, which I suspect had a lot to do with the increase in the level of production value vs the first 3. Eno and Lanois were involved in pretty much every studio album after this as well, both behind the console and as contributing musicians.  Not knocking the band, just offering there are other factors to consider other than their inherent abilities at that time. 
Great tune!

nickmetalx3317 wrote:
For all great musicians out there -- please stay out of politics

 phlattop wrote:

This is what I don't get. All these musicians, actors and other artists should shut up and not exercise their freedom of speech which is antithetical to the very core of creative EXPRESSION? So Picasso should have kept "Guernica" buried in his studio? Salman Rushdie should have written nice safe novels?  Musicians should have kept quiet about Vietnam?  Do I need to go on? Artists create art to express themselves and their feelings or ideas. Those will come out on the page, canvas, stage or in the vicinity of them. Tough luck if you don't like it.


I think nickmetalx3317's post is the take of someone who sees musicians as entertainers who are there to help the world forget about troubling issues in our lives/world. I agree, if you don't like it, too bad. Just don't listen to their music if that's how you feel. You don't get to play dictator and tell them what they can or can't state/express in their art. 
Best U2 LP
EXCELLENT!!
I think it's, "Ice, you're only rivers run cold."
To my mind, one of the most poetic lines in rock.
My favourite U2 song. Saw them do it live in Toronto twice. Once on the original tour and then years later they added it as a nice surprise on the 360 tour. Ultimate road trip tune.
Fall 1984 senior year college...oh my
teven after listening to this 400 times it still crushes me!  It's magical!
Standard Issue CD for every college student of my age. 
Stunningly beautiful.  Just listen and try to appreciate.  For me, it takes me to another place and am grateful for this song and U2.  I hope we get to hear more from them.
 phlattop wrote:

This is what I don't get. All these musicians, actors and other artists should shut up and not exercise their freedom of speech which is antithetical to the very core of creative EXPRESSION? So Picasso should have kept "Guernica" buried in his studio? Salman Rushdie should have written nice safe novels?  Musicians should have kept quiet about Vietnam?  Do I need to go on? Artists create art to express themselves and their feelings or ideas. Those will come out on the page, canvas, stage or in the vicinity of them. Tough luck if you don't like it.


Simple thoughts from simple minds, not to be taken seriously. Freedom of speech is for everyone everywhere; something to be very grateful about!
 xcranky_yankee wrote:
Brian Eno produced...love the sound of this album as well as the content
 
Co
-produced with Daniel Lanois, whose sound is all over this track.
 FatPants wrote:
While I don't listen to much U2 these days, and they seem to be the object of significant ridicule, when this album came out they were a terrific band with a great message, a deep appreciation for the artists that came before them, and performed with great emotion and clarity. I fondly remember this album (and Boy and War) as fantastic records that impacted me at an important time in my life. This song in particular will be etched in my soul.
 
They still are, still have, and still do.
It would be nice if there was a "appreciate the talent of the music but just not my cup of tea" level for rating songs.
 dkwalika wrote:
Great song from a great album. Underrated, uneven, desperate. And, it's got Pride (In the name of love)
 

Oh yeah, that's what I heard and couldn't quite nail it - desperate... <3
Brian Eno produced...love the sound of this album as well as the content
 bigbobbybubba wrote:

Agreed, probably their last great album before U2 became a sell out and their music slowly slid into the commercial/corporate ho-hum.
 

Noooo! They did some more great albums, the last one being "All that youcan't leave behind" (2000) .
 tinypriest wrote:

Why capitalize Kashmir?
 

Because it's a proper noun.
Remains an awesome track - both melancholic and joyous
 Stephen_Phillips wrote:
Just a reality check here... these guys were in their early 20's when this album was recorded and while some may comment on what and who Bono is nowadays you must remember he was a very young man then in the 1980's and it is incredible to me how profound much of their early music was.

 
Agreed, probably their last great album before U2 became a sell out and their music slowly slid into the commercial/corporate ho-hum.
 neotrogg wrote:
this is their Kashmir..says i
 
Why capitalize Kashmir?
My favorite U2 song.  Thanks RP.
this is their Kashmir..says i
Definetly one of their best songs, I think this had some Eno influence I believe.
What  a playlist......always enjoy
I just had  another 'but I didn't think I liked them' moment . And that is why I love RP.
 SuperWeh wrote:

They can have an opinion just like everyone else, it is just that we should not take their opinion more seriously just because they are good at art, and they should not do so either (I doubt that's the case with Bono for example).

This is a great song, my favorite U2 song ever.
 
I couldn't disagree more. True artists see what is really going on in the world much more than the average human. We should listen and pay attention.
 phlattop wrote:

This is what I don't get. All these musicians, actors and other artists should shut up and not exercise their freedom of speech which is antithetical to the very core of creative EXPRESSION? So Picasso should have kept "Guernica" buried in his studio? Salman Rushdie should have written nice safe novels?  Musicians should have kept quiet about Vietnam?  Do I need to go on? Artists create art to express themselves and their feelings or ideas. Those will come out on the page, canvas, stage or in the vicinity of them. Tough luck if you don't like it.
 
They can have an opinion just like everyone else, it is just that we should not take their opinion more seriously just because they are good at art, and they should not do so either (I doubt that's the case with Bono for example).

This is a great song, my favorite U2 song ever.
 phlattop wrote:

This is what I don't get. All these musicians, actors and other artists should shut up and not exercise their freedom of speech which is antithetical to the very core of creative EXPRESSION? So Picasso should have kept "Guernica" buried in his studio? Salman Rushdie should have written nice safe novels?  Musicians should have kept quiet about Vietnam?  Do I need to go on? Artists create art to express themselves and their feelings or ideas. Those will come out on the page, canvas, stage or in the vicinity of them. Tough luck if you don't like it.
 

american anti-intellectualism is especially rampant in regard to artists. let that irony drip awhile...
 Spud wrote:
My favourite of all of their stuff.



 
They are overplayed, but there's something about this song.
 FatPants wrote:
While I don't listen to much U2 these days, and they seem to be the object of significant ridicule, when this album came out they were a terrific band with a great message, a deep appreciation for the artists that came before them, and performed with great emotion and clarity. I fondly remember this album (and Boy and War) as fantastic records that impacted me at an important time in my life. This song in particular will be etched in my soul.
 Same. Perhaps their best, though Boy is still way up there.


 Aikau wrote:
 

What he said!
 phlattop wrote:

This is what I don't get. All these musicians, actors and other artists should shut up and not exercise their freedom of speech which is antithetical to the very core of creative EXPRESSION? So Picasso should have kept "Guernica" buried in his studio? Salman Rushdie should have written nice safe novels?  Musicians should have kept quiet about Vietnam?  Do I need to go on? Artists create art to express themselves and their feelings or ideas. Those will come out on the page, canvas, stage or in the vicinity of them. Tough luck if you don't like it.
 
Great comment
 phlattop wrote:

This is what I don't get. All these musicians, actors and other artists should shut up and not exercise their freedom of speech which is antithetical to the very core of creative EXPRESSION? So Picasso should have kept "Guernica" buried in his studio? Salman Rushdie should have written nice safe novels?  Musicians should have kept quiet about Vietnam?  Do I need to go on? Artists create art to express themselves and their feelings or ideas. Those will come out on the page, canvas, stage or in the vicinity of them. Tough luck if you don't like it.
 

Well said, my friend.
 tinypriest wrote:

Not sadly, Milesxl has gone. Gotta go, Billy Idol is on.
 
Tuned back in and guess what came on yet again... zz
tinypriest, u ok hun?
 nickmetalx3317 wrote:
For all great musicians out there -- please stay out of politics
 
I'll ask Bill to send Bono a note.
 Milesxl wrote:
The tedium of this band is nauseating. 
so many tracks now played every day.  Channel changed sadly
 
So many tracks... Need fewer? Turn off the radio, suggestion don't shoot me.
 fraserji wrote:
I really wish Radio Paradise could install a U2 filter. 
 
A 'fraserji' filter would be better.
 iwwwnet wrote:
There are two bands that (for different reasons) i cannot stand, one is Jethro Tull which is purely a matter of taste on my part, i usually skip them or turn the volume down until the song is finished, they are a bunch of musicians whose music doesnt do anything for me. the other is U2. now, with U2, no matter how much i force myself, i always have a few colourful words to say while turning the volume down or skip their babbling of music. Bono is a joke and U2 is an example of a band who takes its fans for granted by releasing all kind of rubbish and call it music. to me, they are no musicians, just a bunch of ....!
 
It's because you have no sense of time and place. I loathe Cowboy Junkies because they are a faux progressive band with slim talent, from where I grew up, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Now, Neil Young is also from there (as is Glenn Gould), but he is of another order.

But getting back to you. You've only ever heard U2 on AM radio, growing up (still in progress?). What DO you like? Makes us wonder if you hate Unforgettable Fire or Aqualung but have no other preferences. If you just don't like rock music then why you listen here? To complain? Don't you have a wife?
 dmiklitz wrote:
Probably said it before...this is probably one of my favorite songs by anyone and particularly by U2. Before politics took over as muse. First heard it on now-defunct WHFS in Annapolis, Maryland...a high point during my college days.
 
Just FYI - HFS was never based in Annapolis. when it was 102.3 it was in Bethesda, MD.  When they got bought, moved, gained more wattage, and changed to 99.1 on the FM Dial they were near 450 and the Beltway.
 kingart wrote:
The lyrics seperate the two descriptives as if they are different, but they are the same. 

A dry and waterless place. 

A wet and moistened place. 
 

My counter top is a dry place.  Add water and it's wet. However if it's both dry and also water-less then it will be forever dry.  The English language is a beautiful subtle thing.
 FatPants wrote:
While I don't listen to much U2 these days, and they seem to be the object of significant ridicule, when this album came out they were a terrific band with a great message, a deep appreciation for the artists that came before them, and performed with great emotion and clarity. I fondly remember this album (and Boy and War) as fantastic records that impacted me at an important time in my life. This song in particular will be etched in my soul.
 
U2 is one of my fave bands, never heard of the ridicule of which you speak, but who really cares? If you like it, great, if you don't, fast forward.
 philinnz wrote:
I don't know why but I have always disliked U2
 

Don't expect an U2 fan to give you a clue. 
 Webfoot wrote:

I totally disagree. He's a human being in a very human profession speaking up. But, he's also just a musician, so you have the choice to not take him all that seriously.
 
Ha!...I love the ironic"just a musician..." part.  I take my musician friends more serious than my political friends...
 below72 wrote:
as always - listening to U2 or nailing my hands to my feet?
ummmmm...
Bring two hammers. 
 
How about neither? 
The lyrics seperate the two descriptives as if they are different, but they are the same. 

A dry and waterless place. 

A wet and moistened place. 
 phlattop wrote:

This is what I don't get. All these musicians, actors and other artists should shut up and not exercise their freedom of speech which is antithetical to the very core of creative EXPRESSION? So Picasso should have kept "Guernica" buried in his studio? Salman Rushdie should have written nice safe novels?  Musicians should have kept quiet about Vietnam?  Do I need to go on? Artists create art to express themselves and their feelings or ideas. Those will come out on the page, canvas, stage or in the vicinity of them. Tough luck if you don't like it.
 
problem is not with the artists, problem is that their fans value their opinions only because they like their art
 nickmetalx3317 wrote:
For all great musicians out there -- please stay out of politics
 Nick if you don’t  like their politics don’t listen to them, simple as that

 nickmetalx3317 wrote:
For all great musicians out there -- please stay out of politics
 
This is what I don't get. All these musicians, actors and other artists should shut up and not exercise their freedom of speech which is antithetical to the very core of creative EXPRESSION? So Picasso should have kept "Guernica" buried in his studio? Salman Rushdie should have written nice safe novels?  Musicians should have kept quiet about Vietnam?  Do I need to go on? Artists create art to express themselves and their feelings or ideas. Those will come out on the page, canvas, stage or in the vicinity of them. Tough luck if you don't like it.
Alwasy loved the Duran-Duranish "BLAM" in the middle of this song.  
 jlind wrote:
Wow listening to RP on a plane on low is like a DJ is live mixing this: go AI
 
low bit rate
Wow listening to RP on a plane on low is like a DJ is live mixing this: go AI
So this is where i was when NATO CYBERCOM became official
There are two bands that (for different reasons) i cannot stand, one is Jethro Tull which is purely a matter of taste on my part, i usually skip them or turn the volume down until the song is finished, they are a bunch of musicians whose music doesnt do anything for me. the other is U2. now, with U2, no matter how much i force myself, i always have a few colourful words to say while turning the volume down or skip their babbling of music. Bono is a joke and U2 is an example of a band who takes its fans for granted by releasing all kind of rubbish and call it music. to me, they are no musicians, just a bunch of ....!
For all great musicians out there -- please stay out of politics
The tedium of this band is nauseating. 
so many tracks now played every day.  Channel changed sadly
Maybe their best song?!
 vaiodon wrote:
1984, thirty five years.

Sounds as fresh, stirs the emotion yet.
 
Yikes, 35 years?  In some ways it doesn't seem like that long ago, in other ways, oh well...
 FatPants wrote:
While I don't listen to much U2 these days, and they seem to be the object of significant ridicule, when this album came out they were a terrific band with a great message, a deep appreciation for the artists that came before them, and performed with great emotion and clarity. I fondly remember this album (and Boy and War) as fantastic records that impacted me at an important time in my life. This song in particular will be etched in my soul.
 
100% agree with every word!
 mpbyfield wrote:
Shame Bono got into politics
 
I totally disagree. He's a human being in a very human profession speaking up. But, he's also just a musician, so you have the choice to not take him all that seriously.
While I don't listen to much U2 these days, and they seem to be the object of significant ridicule, when this album came out they were a terrific band with a great message, a deep appreciation for the artists that came before them, and performed with great emotion and clarity. I fondly remember this album (and Boy and War) as fantastic records that impacted me at an important time in my life. This song in particular will be etched in my soul.
 mpbyfield wrote:
Shame Bono got into politics
 
Really? There's a lot worse who have got right to the forefront of politics.
1984, thirty five years.

Sounds as fresh, stirs the emotion yet.
 mpbyfield wrote:
Shame Bono got into politics
 
I dislike when any band gets into politics. I'd like concerts to be a place where we can put our political differences aside for a couple hours.

There can be influences in the music/lyrics, sure, but a 5-minute speech or whatever in the middle of the concert can feel awkward.
Shame Bono got into politics
I love the blatant Duran Duran-y part in the middle. 
 Spud wrote:
My favourite of all of their stuff.



 
Agreed, Je suis d'accord
 kosta_n190 wrote:
Pure sonic magic by U2.
 
With a little help from Dan & Brian.
Pure sonic magic by U2.
 Stephen_Phillips wrote:
Just a reality check here... these guys were in their early 20's when this album was recorded and while some may comment on what and who Bono is nowadays you must remember he was a very young man then in the 1980's and it is incredible to me how profound much of their early music was.

 
Great comment.  
 johnalexford wrote:
Ha - I love when U2 comes on so I can quickly peek at the comments hating the band. Haters gonna hate. Largely agree that this was their peak and it was more or less downhill after this (yes, including Joshua and Achtung, which were also solid albums). The Unforgettable Fire is my absolute favorite U2 song.

 

Maybe my third favorite album behind the two you mentioned. It strikes as the last work of their early phase.
Just a reality check here... these guys were in their early 20's when this album was recorded and while some may comment on what and who Bono is nowadays you must remember he was a very young man then in the 1980's and it is incredible to me how profound much of their early music was.

Just got served this by PSD. No complaints here.

If you don't like it, walk on by, walk on through.
 johnalexford wrote:
Ha - I love when U2 comes on so I can quickly peek at the comments hating the band. Haters gonna hate. Largely agree that this was their peak and it was more or less downhill after this (yes, including Joshua and Achtung, which were also solid albums). The Unforgettable Fire is my absolute favorite U2 song.

 
I disagree. Though this might be my favorite U2 song, I don't think this album (a great one,yes) is their peak. For me, that would be Achtung. Most people I know see the Joshua Tree as the peak. 

 

It's amazing how a single song can instantly transport you back in time, to a place where you first heard that particular song and it touched your heart/mind/soul.  This song has done that for me today.  Thank you, RP!


 Lyndont wrote:
I really don’t like U2, but RP is a radio station after all, and it has to play some things I don’t like! Doesn’t it? It gets amazingly close to being perfect for me.

We are so lucky to have radio as good as this and Tidal for streaming. Both well worth supporting. 

 
Here Here, to my like minded fellow from across the pond.  I live in the great american southwest, and for me, this band embodies much of the reverence that some of the ancient places on this planet exude.  I like U2, not everybody does, that is just how it is.
Ha - I love when U2 comes on so I can quickly peek at the comments hating the band. Haters gonna hate. Largely agree that this was their peak and it was more or less downhill after this (yes, including Joshua and Achtung, which were also solid albums). The Unforgettable Fire is my absolute favorite U2 song.
 newbolddrive wrote:
The intro sounds like "Girls of Summer".

 
And the end like Purple Rain
One of U2's best songs. That and Bullet and Blue Sky. They were best earlier on though.
I really don’t like U2, but RP is a radio station after all, and it has to play some things I don’t like! Doesn’t it? It gets amazingly close to being perfect for me.

We are so lucky to have radio as good as this and Tidal for streaming. Both well worth supporting. 
 fraserji wrote:
I really wish Radio Paradise could install a U2 filter. 
 
AbileneTexas wrote:

It’s called PSD. And I certainly don’t use it on this beautiful song. 

 
You can lead a horse to water, but you can't stop them from crying.
 coloradojohn wrote:
THIS IS ONE OF THOSE SONGS, like Talk Talk's "Eden" or Beth Orton's "Stolen Car" that makes you crank it, feel it, and BE WITH IT

 
amen! {#Good-vibes}
 h8rhater wrote:

The hipster in this is strong...

 
I'm agree with that
{#Music}


They nailed this
 
THIS IS ONE OF THOSE SONGS, like Talk Talk's "Eden" or Beth Orton's "Stolen Car" that makes you crank it, feel it, and BE WITH IT
 fraserji wrote:
I really wish Radio Paradise could install a U2 filter. 
 
It’s called PSD. And I certainly don’t use it on this beautiful song. 
I really wish Radio Paradise could install a U2 filter. 
The intro sounds like "Girls of Summer".
 jbunniii wrote:
I've tried for 30+ years to understand the appeal of these guys, but I just don't get it. Coincidentally, I happened to watch Bruno last night and noticed that Bono even managed to be boring in a song about anal bleaching! This song is better than average for U2, at least. 

 
Wait - is that what the Unforgettable Fire is about? {#Eek}
 h8rhater wrote:

The hipster in this is strong...

 
The opinion is the same as mine, and I'm no hipster. It's just the right call about this period. Unforgettable Fire was amazing, and then they started losing their drive - except to be the new Beatles, via coasting on their name. Mistake.
 joempie wrote:
The last U2 album that I loved. After this one, it felt like the success got to their heads, and the passionate singing by Bono started to sound like a repeated trick. But on this album, I still believed his pain...

 
The hipster in this is strong...
I remember loving this album.  Now......wow.....its just sounds so very dated.  I'll bet if they were to play this in concert today with guitars up front and a more mature Bono singing....it'd probably rock.
 douglazeric526 wrote:
Trivia for 1000: Which came first? The Unforgettable Fire or The Killing Moon by Echo and the Bunnymen

 
As I recall, Echo's "Ocean Rain" album came out in the sping of '84, while "The Unforgettable Fire" came out in the fall of that same year.  I was working in a music store in the Upper Midwest back then, and we probably sold 25 U2 albums for every Echo album.

The Bunnymen never really caught on with the masses in the U.S.
OMG, I just heard Don Henley's Boys of Summer in this song. 
 coloradojohn wrote:
Absolutely amazing, this feeling, catching a transcendant buzz to this masterpiece, just blocks from where I saw them jam it back in '83

 
Eloquently stated!
This is such a powerful song - puts a lump in my throat.
 dmiklitz wrote:
Probably said it before...this is probably one of my favorite songs by anyone and particularly by U2. Before politics took over as muse. First heard it on now-defunct WHFS in Annapolis, Maryland...a high point during my college days.

 
And WHFS was the best.  I totally miss that station (and those youthful music-filled days).
A top 3 U2 song if not top 1.
My absolute favourite U2 song.
"And if the mountains should crumble
Or disappear into the sea
Not a tear, no not I..."
Some of the best lyrics ever... always gives me chills...

 

I used to absolutely love WHFS.  I also used to absolutely love U2. 

 

dmiklitz wrote:

Probably said it before...this is probably one of my favorite songs by anyone and particularly by U2. Before politics took over as muse. First heard it on now-defunct WHFS in Annapolis, Maryland...a high point during my college days.

 


Probably said it before...this is probably one of my favorite songs by anyone and particularly by U2. Before politics took over as muse. First heard it on now-defunct WHFS in Annapolis, Maryland...a high point during my college days.
 douglazeric526 wrote:
Trivia for 1000: Which came first? The Unforgettable Fire or The Killing Moon by Echo and the Bunnymen

 
Good question! I was surprised at the answer. {#Think}
Trivia for 1000: Which came first? The Unforgettable Fire or The Killing Moon by Echo and the Bunnymen
Absolutely amazing, this feeling, catching a transcendant buzz to this masterpiece, just blocks from where I saw them jam it back in '83
 joempie wrote:
The last U2 album that I loved. After this one, it felt like the success got to their heads, and the passionate singing by Bono started to sound like a repeated trick. But on this album, I still believed his pain...

 
Absolutely agree with you there.
 JulesMoon wrote:
This song is epic.
A nice 80's dream 'dream away' song. 
 

 
exactly what I thought - Thank you {#Sunny}
 {#Cheesygrin}

Webfoot wrote:

One of my least favorite song comments by anyone ever. Horrible retort. Probably my least fave reply.