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  1. From the album: JT2017 Santa Clara & i+e 2015 San Jose

    Can't believe this bad boy is 30 years old. It still kicks major *ss today. Totally looking forward to seeing in May! What was old is new again!! FYI, I wrote a blog post about this fantastic album. Love to know yours thoughts! Thank you! AchtungNinja.com
  2. I hope so; that would be great. They have done a good job in the past, reimagining these classics. But I would love to hear them performed like the original.
  3. 504jumper

    JT Cassette

    I had the tape, too. I played it so much it snapped in my cassette deck in my car. It took the the rest of the afternoon removed what seemed like a mile of tape. I bought another one but alas, I gave it to a friend when I switched over to compact discs. Sadly, I do not think that tapes will encounter a resurgence like vinyl records, but man, were they cool. Nice pic! -Rich P.S. If you are so inclined, please check out my U2 fan blog (AchtungNinja.com). I've been posting about The Joshua Tree and what an awesome album it still is.
  4. I am wondering how our beloved boys from Dublin will perform these absolutely fantastic songs. The old guy in me would love to hear them played they way that I hear them 30 years ago. But I've read that the band is looking to breathe new life into these fan favorites. My question is: how do you improve upon a classic? I wrote a blog post about a recent experience about whether or not songs from The Joshua Street achieved classic status. Love to know what you think. Thanks. https://achtungninja.wordpress.com/
  5. I wrote a few posts called When I Became a Fan (parts I, II & III) on my blog site about this landmark album last summer. It was an album that came at just the right time for me. It was a tough time in my life and that is why it has such a special place in my heart. What a fanatic record it was--and still is. It's a little too long to write here, but suffice it to say I was high school kid struggling with the loss of a parent. TJT spoke to me in a way that I never would have expected. I didn't even like rock music before it. Man, did it change me. Please check it out, if you
  6. My pleasure voicefromdc. Thanks for reading!
  7. 30 years ago I became a fan. Knowing how quickly my music tastes changed, I never would have imagined that I still love the band today, just like I did back in the 80s. Back then I was young and now I am old. It's so so awesome to see that our boys are still doing their thing. I wrote a piece on what it was like to be introduced to the best band on the planet. If you are so inclined, please check it out. Thanks! https://achtungninja.wordpress.com/
  8. Hey U2, please add another show to Levi's Stadium at Santa Clara, CA!

  9. From the album: JT2017 Santa Clara & i+e 2015 San Jose

    The original album, 3 CD singles and the 20th anniversary deluxe CD set.
  10. From the album: JT2017 Santa Clara & i+e 2015 San Jose

    This is a color scan of the back of the album.
  11. From the album: JT2017 Santa Clara & i+e 2015 San Jose

    This is a color scan of my first U2 album. I bought this at Tower Records in San Francisco in March 1987.
  12. Nope, that doesn't seem greedy at all. It's the least that they could do.
  13. Been feeling nostalgic recently and wrote a few posts on "When I Became a Fan". It's amazing to think of how long it has been. Would love to know what you think. AchtungNinja.com

    1. Alma1


      Just logged in briefly/quickly for a specific reason & haven't time to search for the posts, but good for u for posting on when u became a fan!

    2. 504jumper


      Thx, Alma. I'm new to blogging. If you get a chance, I'd love to know what you think! :)

  14. Hi ethnosax, I agree with the others here that they are not a Christian band, but rather a band who are Christians. It is clear that they have faith and at times their faith sustains them, However, most of their music is not about their faith, although there are religious elements in some of their songs. I've listened to Christian music and their music is not that. Over the years, I think they have found a way weave spiritual or theological threads into certain songs (and I think that's pretty cool) but overall they are artists who question things, yearn for things and perhaps make
  15. From everything that I've read, the band is back in the studio, writing, recording and working hard at getting the next album out. I was little hopefully that that would be touring again this year. But it's June and I don't think that is likely. My guess is the earliest that they could possibly hit the road is 2017.
  16. Yes, that is such a beautiful line. Bono is a poet.
  17. Nice! Can't wait to receive mine. According to FedEx, mine will be delivered Saturday, June 18th.
  18. counting down the days to when i+e Live in Paris arrives.

  19. Gotta check my local bookstore...today.
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