[quote name='MacFoley wrote:
MacFoley']....oh, 90's boy eh!
Defo! I emptied my iPod a few weeks ago and only put U2's 12 studio albums back on it. And since then on my way to work all I've listen to is U2.
I find myself listening to those 3 more than any others. It's given me a chance to get back to U2 basics and see where the magic really is.
Another I've done a lot of listening to is No Line On The Horizon which is just getting better and better for me.
Listening to The Joshua Tree and Rattle and Hum and even though there is a lot of great classic tracks on both, they feel a million miles away from U2! Now when I listen to the tracks in Live recordings, it's kinder like the songs transend the style of those 2 albums, which is a reverlation to me as The Joshua Tree was my turning point in my U2 path.
Maybe I feel the fun they were having in the 90's makes them the U2 I love, who know's
The 90's for me and U2 really was when i went into real overdose of U2. From Achtung to Pop and both the tours it just seemed to me that U2 fitted into the era just fine, even if they didn't think POP filled the void their die hard fans were moaning at. Because i discovered dance culture too, clubs and substances, U2 joining forces with DJ's and having their material remixed really was like another side to U2 which i had not seen in the 80's. All i saw in the 80's was a bunch of hairdoo's, cowboys and indians singing stadium rock. Although i learnt to love the U2 from the 80's, i still think from 1983 Red Rocks up to Popmart 1998, was their growth, to their peek in both songwriting and touring life.
But the 90's is my favorite U2 era. They looked great too. Not too young, nor too old to be a really fucking cool and good band. And Bono was more cooler too and not too much playing Jesus by saving the world most of the time.
Aye, there Image in the 90's was awesome and far removed from the dusty wild west look.
Also know what you mean about the early period, I love the kill the punk feel. On revisiting October there's actually a lot more there than people choose to here.
My least listen to albums are what some people consider to be there best, The Joshua Tree, All That You Can't Leave Behind and How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb. Even though these albums do have some amazing track I'm just not pulled in by them as I'am with the 90's stuff.
The Achtung Baby tracks and Stay at Glastonbury just blew my head off!!!