Good morning, World. Glad for the distraction.
4. The Unforgettable Fire
5. The Joshua Tree
6. Rattle & Hum
7. Achtung Baby
10. All That You Can't Leave Behind
11. How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb
12. No Line On The Horizon
13. Songs Of Innocence
14. Songs Of Experience
01. Which was the first U2 album you owned?
Boy. I remember when I Will Follow was first being played on KROQ in Los Angeles. I was 14.
02. What were the first songs you heard from #3 and #13?
Must have been Sunday Bloody Sunday from War. The Miracle (of Joey Ramone) for SOI.
03. What were your initial opinions of #7 and #1, and have they changed since then?
Achtung Baby blew me away from first listen. The Fly, Until the End of the World, ...Wild Horses, I couldn't get enough.
Boy, I was thrilled by this new sound I was hearing. The Electric Co! Love that song.
04. Which album(s) are your favourite?
Achtung Baby, Unforgettable Fire, October
05. Which album do you prefer out of #10 and #4?
The Unforgettable Fire has two of my all-time favorites: Bad and A Sort of Homecoming. Love that album dearly.
06. What are your favourite tracks from #6 and #12?
Rattle and Hum: So many good choices! I'm going to go with Desire.
No Line on the Horizon: One of the very albums of theirs I don't like and haven't listened to since it was first released. I couldn't tell you what's on it.
07. What memories do you associate with #14 and #8?
SOE: My wife and I saw back to back shows in Las Vegas.
Zooropa: I remember thinking this was all the crap not good enough to make it onto Achtung Baby. I hated this album.
08. Which album would you listen to when feeling down?
The Joshua Tree. It really is a wonderful album from beginning to end.
09. Where would you rank #5 and #9 in your album preferences?
The Joshua Tree, maybe 3rd or 4th depending on the day.
Pop: Toward the bottom, with Zooropa and NLOTH
10. Which album has a better opening track, #2 or #11?
October (Gloria) or How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb (Vertigo). Both are great, but I have a real emotional attachment to October. Underappreciated masterpiece, IMHO.
11. What are your favourite lyrics from #10 and #13?
All That You Can't Leave Behind - So many great songs, but I always think about Kite. My mom died shortly before this album came out, and Kite hit me hard.
"I'm a man, not child. I'm a man who sees the shadow behind your eyes. Who's to say where the wind will take you? Who's to say what it is will break you? I don't know which way the wind will blow. Who's to know when the time has come around? I don't want to see you cry. I know that this is not goodbye..."
Songs Of Innocence - "If you go your way and I go mine, are we so helpless against the tide? Baby every dog on the street knows that we're in love with defeat. Are we ready to be swept off our feet? And stop chasing every breaking wave."
12. Which album would you listen to when feeling happy?
All That You Can't Leave Behind. Beautiful Day is my go-to happy song.
13. How many songs from #7 and #2 have you heard live?
Achtung Baby - Not sure, I've seen every tour since War, so that's probably most of them.
October - NOT ENOUGH!!!
14. Which tracks from #8 and #5 should have been released as singles?
Zooropa - None. It's crap.
The Joshua Tree - In God's Country
15. Which album do you listen to more, #11 or #3?
How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb or War - War, for sure.
16. Which album has grown on you the most?
I don't know that any has grown on me, as my initial impressions pretty much stay with me. Maybe Rattle and Hum, in the sense that the movie was pretentious crap, but the original songs on there are really good. Angel of Harlem, for example.
17. Which songs from #4 and #1 do you dream of hearing live?
The Unforgettable Fire - The Unforgettable Fire...
Boy - A Day Without Me
18. Which album has a better closing track, #9 or #12?
Pop (Wake Up Dead Man) or No Line On The Horizon (Cedars Of Lebanon). Not very fond of either one.
19. Which album do you prefer out of #6 and #14?
Rattle & Hum or Songs Of Experience - Both good, but Rattle and Hum wins out.
20. Which album would you love to see played in full like on the recent Joshua Tree tours?