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U2 — Pride (In the Name of Love)
Album: The Unforgettable Fire
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Released: 1984
Length: 3:40
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One man come in the name of love
One man come and go
One man come, he to justify
One man to overthrow

In the name of love
One more in the name of love
In the name of love
What more in the name of love?

One man caught on a barbed wire fence
One man he resist
One man washed on an empty beach
One man betrayed with a kiss

In the name of love
One more in the name of love
In the name of love
What more in the name of love?

Early morning, April 4
Shot rings out in the Memphis sky
Free at last, they took your life
They could not take your pride

In the name of love
One more in the name of love
In the name of love
What more in the name of love?
In the name of love
One more in the name of love
In the name of love
What more in the name of love?
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 Punkysoup wrote:
U2: One of the most over-rated bands in the history of pop music. Ugh.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8dZwXnMrRU
 Not really. They're actually quite good.  Few bands achieve "supergroup" status. they did. Bono is a tad pretentious at times, but their music still stands the test of time. Not over rated at all.

U2: One of the most over-rated bands in the history of pop music. Ugh.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8dZwXnMrRU
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 oenyaw wrote:

Turn it off!  For God's sake, turn it off!!!!!!!!

try the PSD button...if you can find it.
So I bought the Simple Minds catalog last week and I am now going to try and determine why U2 became the biggest band in the world while the other was forgotten.  I'll get back to you.  This is the song that got me hooked on U2.
 oenyaw wrote:

Turn it off!  For God's sake, turn it off!!!!!!!!



 
..... please
As great as this song is, if I never listened to it again I would not miss it.  
 ScottN wrote:
Well said.  Why people want to diss someone, famous or not, for trying to do well for the planet, is beyond me..  Personally, I think Bono is sincere, not self serving.  Self indulgence would have him on an island in the lap of luxury.
 
Agreed. While I have lost interest in much of their music, I don't get the personal attacks on Bono. Yes, he's got a big ego (hello, he's a rock star) but even if part of his motivation is self-serving (which I don't believe) the bottom line is his efforts are still improving the lives of people in need. Is that really so terrible?

Everybody in my mushrooming multitude of churches loves this song...
 
 cShaggy wrote:
..seems awfully trendy to diss U2 these days (as seen in most of their threads)..this one shows a conscientiousness & power of expression that has always been theirs..10-!..

..Bono may have become pompous recently..or maybe he just took U2's popularity & position in the music realm and translated it into an even more activist impact in the political..

..seems like an enviable status to achieve..
Well said.  Why people want to diss someone, famous or not, for trying to do well for the planet, is beyond me..  Personally, I think Bono is sincere, not self serving.  Self indulgence would have him on an island in the lap of luxury.



Early morning, April 4,
shot rings out in the Memphis sky.
Free at last, they asked for your life;
they could not take your pride. 
..seems awfully trendy to diss U2 these days (as seen in most of their threads)..this one shows a conscientiousness & power of expression that has always been theirs..10-!..

..Bono may have become pompous recently..or maybe he just took U2's popularity & position in the music realm and translated it into an even more activist impact in the political..

..seems like an enviable status to achieve..
One of those songs that just beg to be played as loud as possible.


brilliant...

 
He sings like a cow.
I just... don't know what to say to the taupe square.
 

shawshank wrote:
Bought this single at a local record shop. I wore it out!!!

 




Everybody in my hotel room loves this song...

 
Amazing, how if I go some months without hearing this, when I do, say, on a sunny day when life looks pretty good in spite of details, it can sure send me back to 1985, kicking back with mates in my place across the street from the Uni, at 933 Broadway, long since buried under a ghastly condo-plex...and yes, such a rocking tribute to MLK that if things look bad, it can bring the despair.  This song MOVES!
 openears wrote:
Know this for so long...
Still an immortable song...
 
immortable might be the right word...


Incredible song about MLK...  this is one of the most profound songs of all time...  love it...

 
Ha!  Snort .... gasp

 
Poacher wrote:
Warning

2034 - U2 has residency at Las Vagas and a 4ft tall 22 stone Bono cranks this out for the tourists. 

 


this song just KILLS from first note to last...
 lemmoth wrote:
Most emotional huge radio pop hit ever.
 
Nope, Johnny Ray; Cry.



This really is one of the best songs of all time...  love it...

 
Second song I've bumped to ten today. I'm in a 'giving' mood.

10 mark, without a questions
I am so sick of this song. Mute.
Most emotional huge radio pop hit ever.
Go ahead Edge, play the blues.
On this day in history - Rosa parks refused to give up her seat on the bus, thus turned a quiet unknown preacher into a civil rights leader (Martin Luther King Jr.). Funny how one moment inspires another, and then we get great music to remind us.
 oenyaw wrote:

Turn it off!  For God's sake, turn it off!!!!!!!! 


I can't reach your mute button! Dear God, I can't reach your mute button!!!! Nooooooooooooo!!!! {#Sorry}


Turn it off!  For God's sake, turn it off!!!!!!!!


Bought this single at a local record shop. I wore it out!!!


I've heard this song probably 1000 times over the last 3 decades and I never get sick of it... it still moves me every time. In my opinion, probably one of the best songs from the 80's if not ever.
 TheKing2 wrote:
A very religious song on a Sunday morning.

May God blesh you all.
 
sweet bleshing to you also



great MLK song...  love it...


 shakitten wrote:
I still think that this was their best album, hands down. Joshua Tree was a close second. I kinda wish that they had stopped there...
 
That'd have been a shame, 'cause then they would've never made my favorite album, Achtung Baby.

Warning

2034 - U2 has residency at Las Vagas and a 4ft tall 22 stone Bono cranks this out for the tourists. 



profound...  love it...




This song is soooo good for the ears...


This is the song that made me a fan....
 rgj13 wrote:
Their undoing? When do you think this fall from grace might be happening, eh? Maybe after...oh, another 25 years of success? Ah, they live in fear, no doubt.
 
{#Lol}

Know this for so long...
Still an immortable song...


D-G-C-A...  love it...  this is one of the top songs of all time...


 horstman wrote:
John, Of course you are entitled to your opinion and all of the above are really great songs by this band. But Pride really makes the hairs stand on end. It's so emotional and shows Bono's love and 'pride' in the struggles of all Americans to gain peace and commonality in a classed society. But it has been played pretty hard and doesn't have the impact it once did. Flame back (if necessary).
 
How can a song about Dr. King by U2 be bad? I mean, just ask yourself that, and then answer with that thought in mind.

Hey, if you take sh*t for Bono and the boys, you're alright in my book. I'll be right beside you, giving back as good as I get. Fire away, haters. {#War}
I'm soaring high!{#Motor}
U2 has always been one of my favorite bands, but I've never liked this song.
A very religious song on a Sunday morning.

May God blesh you all.
 robco1 wrote:
Funny how time changes things. When Unforgettable Fire came out there was a lot of talk about how U2 had lost their "edge" (pun unintentional) and had gone pop. Now it is a classic. Go figure.

All I know is that this tour was one of the best concerts of my life.
 

Critics have always tried to box U2 into a sound or genre. Problem is, most critics are narrow-minded and not very creative. Take the album Pop, for example. Kinda panned by critics. And honestly, it was not my favorite album when I bought it. But 11 years later, and the album has aged so well. They were truly ahead of their time. There are two songs on that album of which I never tire: If God Will Send His Angles and For the First First Time (might have gotten that second title wrong). Beautiful work. Even Discoteque I dig now. :)
Probably my favorite rock song ever...

You can dance to it on the dance floor at a bar, or turn it up at home and sit still and listen in quiet awe.

It rocks off your stereo, lyrics full of timeless deep meaning and feeling, and a melody that moves me... And it just rocks, and soars high, and dances me.

Unforgettable Fire... simply fantastic from start to finish.

Very timely - in this decinsion season,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,



The teachings of Dr. MLK Jr. changed my life....so yeah, this song gives me goosebumps everytime....and I'm not a huge U2 fan.

JohnBauer wrote:
Is this among their best work? I like these better: • Beautiful Day • The Fly • I will Follow • In the Name of the Father • Mysterious Ways • One • Sunday Bloody Sunday • Until the End of the World • With or without You Flame away...
John, Of course you are entitled to your opinion and all of the above are really great songs by this band. But Pride really makes the hairs stand on end. It's so emotional and shows Bono's love and 'pride' in the struggles of all Americans to gain peace and commonality in a classed society. But it has been played pretty hard and doesn't have the impact it once did. Flame back (if necessary).
kysmet wrote:
i've always loved u2 and it hasn't changed after all these years.
same here. I just saw the movie in 3D. Excellent!
Not their best song, but damn close.
Just an incredible song.
birdland wrote:
God, this is beautiful.
For sure..... :good-vibes:
i've always loved u2 and it hasn't changed after all these years.
God, this is beautiful.
Hope Bill played this Monday!
Me too. I just found out what this song was about. So cool.
Funny how time changes things. When Unforgettable Fire came out there was a lot of talk about how U2 had lost their "edge" (pun unintentional) and had gone pop. Now it is a classic. Go figure. All I know is that this tour was one of the best concerts of my life. :cheers:
Hope Bill played this Monday!
Still a classic. Their early stuff was tremendous.
U2 Had such an impact on me in my 80's youth. The social impact of their messages. The message of coming together to make music and breath music with a conscious, with love for humanity. :yes:
Boring, boring, boring. I hate this song more every time I hear it.
...i mean, admittedly, there's a lot of whiny and obnoxious latter-day U2, but back around the unforgettable fire they were in their prime, in my opinion...
I have to agree. The Unforgettable Fire is my personal favorite U2 album.
Goosebumps. Every time. :bananajam: :drummer: :dancingbanana_2:
Daveinbawlmer wrote:
U2 is NOT a technically sophisticated band. Actually, rather primitive and that will be their undoing. They just ain't very good musicians.
Their undoing? When do you think this fall from grace might be happening, eh? Maybe after...oh, another 25 years of success? Ah, they live in fear, no doubt.
mandolin wrote:
...my officemate just insisted that i shut off this track on account of bono's whiny voice, which honestly surprised me...i mean, admittedly, there's a lot of whiny and obnoxious latter-day U2, but back around the unforgettable fire they were in their prime, in my opinion...
your coworker's dead right. this one blows in every way but lead guitar.
...my officemate just insisted that i shut off this track on account of bono's whiny voice, which honestly surprised me...i mean, admittedly, there's a lot of whiny and obnoxious latter-day U2, but back around the unforgettable fire they were in their prime, in my opinion...
The only thing that really matters is the groove. A song without some kind of rhythmic hook is a song that people won't want to listen too. This song has a nice groove.
U2 is NOT a technically sophisticated band. Actually, rather primitive and that will be their undoing. They just ain't very good musicians.
I agree, wholeheartedly!
bokey wrote:
I like it in this song, it's using the same sound in almost all the other ones that kind of turned me off U2.
Jup, exactly my sentiment. This track though, is a complete stonker. =)
Wake CALL, U2, me 2 a 10.0nigelr wrote:
One of their best, great vid and lyrics, the boys go off on this one, Bonos' voice excells.
Wake CALL, U2, me 2 a 10.0nigelr wrote:
One of their best, great vid and lyrics, the boys go off on this one, Bonos' voice excells.
Wake CALL, U2 m 2 a 10.0nigelr wrote:
One of their best, great vid and lyrics, the boys go off on this one, Bonos' voice excells.
One of their best, great vid and lyrics, the boys go off on this one, Bonos' voice excells.
vaiodon wrote:
Holy shit: what a load of bollox - Larry's drumming? Is Adam Clayton's bass line really the same on so many tracks? WGAF! Has anyone ever seen the Commitments movie when they talk abt Dubliners being the 'blacks' of Europe, etc, etc (culminating with northside Dubliners being the lowest of the low). Just remember (or be aware) that the Dublin that U2 came from in the late 70's wasn't the capital city of a first rate European country that it is now, it was very much second world then - in a country a few hundred miles long by less than a couple of hundred wide even cross country telephone calls weren't straightforward. It's really not worth getting too deep abt U2, just enjoy it or turn away. For me, as a contemporary of age and a certain amount of shared experience (e.g. seeing USA in early 80's), they work. This is one of their best for me, but I don't expect anyone to agree or attempt to persuade otherwise. I saw them at Phoenix Park, Dublin at the end of the War tour (with Big Country, Eurythmics and Simple Minds) and in Atlanta in 85: both electrifying gigs. Music's an emotional thing, subjective, not objective. So if you're in the U2 groove gr8, if not wait for the next on the playlist.
Yeah, I know, I know, but isn't the point of these comments to endlessly express opinions and share information about obscure details?
Boosiewolf wrote:
I will never ever get sick of that guitar riff in the beginning. :notworthy:
I like it in this song, it's using the same sound in almost all the other ones that kind of turned me off U2.
Holy shit: what a load of bollox - Larry's drumming? Is Adam Clayton's bass line really the same on so many tracks? WGAF! Has anyone ever seen the Commitments movie when they talk abt Dubliners being the 'blacks' of Europe, etc, etc (culminating with northside Dubliners being the lowest of the low). Just remember (or be aware) that the Dublin that U2 came from in the late 70's wasn't the capital city of a first rate European country that it is now, it was very much second world then - in a country a few hundred miles long by less than a couple of hundred wide even cross country telephone calls weren't straightforward. It's really not worth getting too deep abt U2, just enjoy it or turn away. For me, as a contemporary of age and a certain amount of shared experience (e.g. seeing USA in early 80's), they work. This is one of their best for me, but I don't expect anyone to agree or attempt to persuade otherwise. I saw them at Phoenix Park, Dublin at the end of the War tour (with Big Country, Eurythmics and Simple Minds) and in Atlanta in 85: both electrifying gigs. Music's an emotional thing, subjective, not objective. So if you're in the U2 groove gr8, if not wait for the next on the playlist.
exciter76 wrote:
I don't know why the mean theme under this song is "how technical as musician are U2's members"....but...let me say some things:....first of all: I'm a U2 big fan (at least until zooropa album).....well...larry mullen jr. certainly is not steve copeland, but he keeps the time and he know the perfect rithm for a U2's song.... adam clayton is the worst musician of the band.... but he perfectly play an efficient bass line ad hoc for every song.... the edge is not david gilmour (maybe for effects....) but he invented a completely different way to play guitar and of course to use at best a pedal effect to make stranger a riff (and last but not least... he always had a good taste for the parts).... bono is not pavarotti...not jeff buckley...not frank sinatra....not marvin gaye....not paul mccartney.... but he had (not today) his particular, strong and powerful voice....no technique... only feeling and passion....ok that's the point...U2= only feeling, passion...heart and soul..... is it nothing for you? is it enough for rock and roll men?
I once read a Bono interview about the U2 early days. He said that they where not good enough musicians to play cover tunes so as a result they invented the sound and style wrote songs with that style, it worked so they stuck with what they invented.It goes right along with what your saying. IMO this is there best tune, they got rich and it was down hill from there.
Cam501 wrote:
Larry is a better drummer than people give him credit for.
:yes: Just listen to "War"!
Still strong and moving. Bono spewies his load on that one...killer vocals.
exciter76 wrote:
I don't know why the mean theme under this song is "how technical as musician are U2's members"....but...let me say some things:....first of all: I'm a U2 big fan (at least until zooropa album).....well...larry mullen jr. certainly is not steve copeland, but he keeps the time and he know the perfect rithm for a U2's song.... adam clayton is the worst musician of the band.... but he perfectly play an efficient bass line ad hoc for every song.... the edge is not david gilmour (maybe for effects....) but he invented a completely different way to play guitar and of course to use at best a pedal effect to make stranger a riff (and last but not least... he always had a good taste for the parts).... bono is not pavarotti...not jeff buckley...not frank sinatra....not marvin gaye....not paul mccartney.... but he had (not today) his particular, strong and powerful voice....no technique... only feeling and passion....ok that's the point...U2= only feeling, passion...heart and soul..... is it nothing for you? is it enough for rock and roll men?
Who's Steve Copeland? Is he Stewart's brother?
I will never ever get sick of that guitar riff in the beginning. :notworthy:
Larry is a better drummer than people give him credit for.
TJOpootertoot wrote:
Luckily, in their place, we will soon be able to worship the technical skills of Yngwie Malmsteen and the Mahavishnu Orchestra. All kneel before the new rock order! d
:lol: :notworthy:
Alafia wrote:
One of the few U2 songs that I REALLY like!
I like all of their music. I love alot of their music. I absolutely worship some of their songs. This is one of those songs.
I don't know why the mean theme under this song is "how technical as musician are U2's members"....but...let me say some things:....first of all: I'm a U2 big fan (at least until zooropa album).....well...larry mullen jr. certainly is not steve copeland, but he keeps the time and he know the perfect rithm for a U2's song.... adam clayton is the worst musician of the band.... but he perfectly play an efficient bass line ad hoc for every song.... the edge is not david gilmour (maybe for effects....) but he invented a completely different way to play guitar and of course to use at best a pedal effect to make stranger a riff (and last but not least... he always had a good taste for the parts).... bono is not pavarotti...not jeff buckley...not frank sinatra....not marvin gaye....not paul mccartney.... but he had (not today) his particular, strong and powerful voice....no technique... only feeling and passion....ok that's the point...U2= only feeling, passion...heart and soul..... is it nothing for you? is it enough for rock and roll men?
Daveinbawlmer wrote:
U2 is NOT a technically sophisticated band. Actually, rather primitive and that will be their undoing. They just ain't very good musicians.
What an awesome quote! What a misguided notion! When, exactly, will it be their undoing? Before or after they hit their 25th anniversary? Before or after they're inducted into the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame? I guess by your standards The Beatles, Stones, Ramones and Elvis will soon be "undone" by their lack of musicianship. Any minute now... Luckily, in their place, we will soon be able to worship the technical skills of Yngwie Malmsteen and the Mahavishnu Orchestra. All kneel before the new rock order! d
On_The_Beach wrote:
Not to bash Larry, but I tend to agree. He gets the job done, but not much more. (and yes, I am a U2 fan)
The same goes with a certain Ringo Starr, or a Charlie Watts or even a Nick Mason... and see the results !!! :drummer:
Not a very good song... pretty boring... when does the next song start?? I need to know how long to mute my computer...
One of the few U2 songs that I REALLY like!
chucklesalmon wrote:
Actually, Larry Mullen Jr. is just ok as a drummer. He certainly is not a "terrific" drummer. Had he not happened to be in U2, he would not stand out as anything more than a serviceable rock drummer.:rolleyes:
Not to bash Larry, but I tend to agree. He gets the job done, but not much more. (and yes, I am a U2 fan)
Boosiewolf wrote:
No matter how many times I hear this song, there is always something so empowering about that opening riff (maybe because of who this song is about) that makes me sit up a little straighter, feel the one-ness of humanity, and believe a little more in my own life dreams.
Well said. Same feeling here. Inspired music and lyrics indeed.
Thats a great melody with great delivery!
Daveinbawlmer wrote:
U2 is NOT a technically sophisticated band. Actually, rather primitive and that will be their undoing. They just ain't very good musicians.
When has Rock and Roll ever been about being good musicians? :beat:
No matter how many times I hear this song, there is always something so empowering about that opening riff (maybe because of who this song is about) that makes me sit up a little straighter, feel the one-ness of humanity, and believe a little more in my own life dreams.
davin wrote:
not to mention he was the fellow who put the whole band together. he could kick everyone out of the band! then what? huh? hmm?
Um, but that doesn't really make him a great drummer now does it?
Daveinbawlmer wrote:
U2 is NOT a technically sophisticated band. Actually, rather primitive and that will be their undoing. They just ain't very good musicians.
You're right. Imagine how more more albums they could have sold with a bit of sophistication.
chucklesalmon wrote:
Actually, Larry Mullen Jr. is just ok as a drummer. He certainly is not a "terrific" drummer. Had he not happened to be in U2, he would not stand out as anything more than a serviceable rock drummer.:rolleyes:
not to mention he was the fellow who put the whole band together. he could kick everyone out of the band! then what? huh? hmm?
yeah. these guys will never catch on. and if they do, they'll never last. where would the edge be without his echo guitar pedal?
jah_blessed wrote:
Give us a break! :rolleyes: The Edge is a superb guitarist and Larry Mullen a terrific drummer. (Adam Clayton is not that good a bass player, though, but he does have some very cool lines here and there.) At any rate, I'm not sure how their musicianship will ever be their "undoing", with their track record. If that would've been the case, they would've faded into obscurity long ago.
Actually, Larry Mullen Jr. is just ok as a drummer. He certainly is not a "terrific" drummer. Had he not happened to be in U2, he would not stand out as anything more than a serviceable rock drummer.:rolleyes:
Daveinbawlmer wrote:
U2 is NOT a technically sophisticated band. Actually, rather primitive and that will be their undoing. They just ain't very good musicians.
Give us a break! :rolleyes: The Edge is a superb guitarist and Larry Mullen a terrific drummer. (Adam Clayton is not that good a bass player, though, but he does have some very cool lines here and there.) At any rate, I'm not sure how their musicianship will ever be their "undoing", with their track record. If that would've been the case, they would've faded into obscurity long ago.
Daveinbawlmer wrote:
U2 is NOT a technically sophisticated band. Actually, rather primitive and that will be their undoing. They just ain't very good musicians.
But they sure do speak to a generation. And that will make them stay. This is a fact, as much as I agree with your criticism regarding their technical qualities.
The Best U2 song from their best album!
Daveinbawlmer wrote:
Back when U2 Mattered and actually maybe changed people. Now, they sell units.
It's pretty trite to say this. How To Build An Atomic Bomb is a superb album, I was surprised despite myself.
chucklesalmon wrote:
No, I don't like U2. "What!? *Gasp* YOU DON'T LIKE U2?!" "No, actually it's not that great." "But it SPEAKS to your generation"! "Yeah, but the singer is kinda so so, the songwriting is not all that well crafted, the drummer is C average, and the bass player is unremarkable." "..but, but... EVERYONE likes U2" "you know, now U2 doesn't just bore me... U2 BUGS me." "But, but....come on....don't be stupid. you like U2....." TWENTY years later, they are still here, and it's still overblown and overhyped.
U2 is NOT a technically sophisticated band. Actually, rather primitive and that will be their undoing. They just ain't very good musicians.
Back when U2 Mattered and actually maybe changed people. Now, they sell units.
Thank God for some o' this -- yes it's old U2 but it beats what was going on in that lame and getting lamer set... :bananajam: :bananasplit: :dancingbanana: :dancingbanana_2: :guitarist: :cowboy: :bounce:
No, I don't like U2. "What!? *Gasp* YOU DON'T LIKE U2?!" "No, actually it's not that great." "But it SPEAKS to your generation"! "Yeah, but the singer is kinda so so, the songwriting is not all that well crafted, the drummer is C average, and the bass player is unremarkable." "..but, but... EVERYONE likes U2" "you know, now U2 doesn't just bore me... U2 BUGS me." "But, but....come on....don't be stupid. you like U2....." TWENTY years later, they are still here, and it's still overblown and overhyped.
mfassett wrote:
I used to get chills when I heard this song, but not anymore... it doesn't hold up well for me. That said, it's still a good song, just not as powerful as it used to be.
I was just about to write the same thing when I saw your post. Strange that the juxtaposition with "Gimme Some Lovin" that makes "Pride" seem slow and dated by comparison. Stuff Joe Jackson's "Memphis" between the two and you've got great trio and a great transition.
Seven Songs With Factual Or Logical Mistakes In The Lyrics
It's probably difficult to work the assassination of a civil-rights leader into a song––but if anyone can do it, Bono can! Unfortunately, he fudges the facts a bit in the last chorus of this song, when he sings about the killing of Martin Luther King Jr., "Early morning, April 4 / Shot rings out in the Memphis sky." King was actually shot on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel at 6:01 p.m., which makes Bono off by about 10 hours. But he did get the date and the city right. Oh, and the pride part. Which isn't bad for a Nobel Peace Prize nominee.
jah_blessed wrote:
For the Reverend Martin Luther King. :meditate:
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jah_blessed wrote:
For the Reverend Martin Luther King. :meditate:
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For the Reverend Martin Luther King. :meditate:
heartfelt and alive...powerful...gotta roll it into my top 10Mari wrote:
Pride (In the Name of Love) is well deserved of a mention in the New Year and a casting vote of 10
For_Office_Use_O wrote:
there was a time when U2 really impacted us socially. this song was, and still matters....
Is that time now? Bono is Time Magazine's (co) Person of the Year.
shakitten wrote:
I still think that this was their best album, hands down. Joshua Tree was a close second. I kinda wish that they had stopped there...
Ditto