Richard Patrick, of the band ‘Filter’ writes about U2 in his latest diary entry (27/11) on the band’s official website: I just bought an old favorite record of mine that I’ve been missing for awhile called The Unforgettable Fire by U2 which came out in 1984.
When I heard the song called “4th of July”, a very weird, eerie, ya know, The Edge with his big delay pedal and reverb, I thought something was kind of weird – they’re not even Americans, what gives them the right? So, not unlike how they stole back “Helter Skelter” from Charles Manson for The Beatles, very lightheartedly, I’m going to steal back the “4th of July” for us Americans. I hope Bono doesn’t get pissed.
[ thanks to Ryan for the info]