(Allard, if you’re reading this – your hotmail account bounces right back to me – have another one?)
SOMEWHERE OOR THE RAINBOW…
… you’ll find the Low Lands. Oor is the leading Dutch magazine and its interviews with and articles about U2 are being translated for your pleasure by a Dutch fan.
LIKE A TALKING BOOK, ONLY DIFFERENT
If you never bothered reading that whole article from The Age then the fella who wrote it, Michael Dwyer, also recorded the interviews for radio and today Australia’s Triple J played the first instalment, an interview with Bono. There’s some good comments not included in the article. There’s also the sound of the studio’s neighbouring concrete factory. Excuse the butchery, but songs and parts of questions were hacked out.
[mp3s no longer available],
1. Eno falls on a keyboard. 0.9mb – making the album
2. The last rock stars. 1.6mb – the usual pop music thread
3. Keeping yer clothes on. 1.6mb – the album’s racier tracks.
4.Never sounded so sour. 2.5mb – Peace on Earth and the Omagh bombing.
…BY ANY OTHER NAME…
U2.com credits, among others, Iris Bobby and Gwenda Garvin. No Tanya McLoads or Venda Davis’ this time, eh?
Well, well, well, look who’s looking brand new?
PHOTOS LEFT BEHIND
U2log has happened across a personal account of lensman Anton Corbijn’s photo shoot for the All That You Can’t Leave Behind cover and booklet. Here’s a sample.
TRIED TO SAY GOODBYE, CHOKED
It’s the nastiest spin (eh heh heh) we’ve found on All That You Can’t Leave Behind so far. After a few positive words Spin pulls on the steelcaps, offering choice comments like “over-indulgent glistening of studio polish and tacky keyboard washes — not to mention Bono’s shockingly puerile lyrics… may remind you more of the last Backstreet Boys album than The Unforgettable Fire… it would seem the group has become the butt of its own joke… only seems to prove that Bono had a major jones for that Macy Gray album.” Oh, if you’re going to bag the lyrics on Peace on Earth you might want to get them right. Points, at least, for agreeing that the start of Walk On fell off the back of Barry White’s truck.
RIGHT FOOT, YELLOW!
The studio sessions were really about us playing a lot in a very small room…
Edge talks to Rolling Stone about stripping down and playing in small rooms.
Jamie, BBC’s Top of the Pop presenter, just announced that U2 will be performing live on the show next week. Not the rooftop performance! No backing track! A real live appearance. Yay.