Readers of NME Originals have determined the best U2 album of all time. An online poll conducted by the magazine revealed that fans believe “Achtung Baby” is the band’s best work and “The Joshua Tree” second best.
Month: February 2003
U2tour.de can boast of the most complete U2 videography on the web. The archive features 231 videos, with screengrabs and production details. The text is in German, but should not be too hard to read for anyone. The people behind the site are considering setting up an English version.
U2 to play Amsterdam in 2004?
A source within the Amsterdam Arena organisation says U2 have taken an option on playing one or more dates in the Arena (home of Amsterdam’s Ajax Football Club) in Summer 2004. More specific dates would be negotiated ‘soon’.
A Night at the Movies
Edge, Morleigh, Paul McGuinness, and Gavin Friday were among the celebrities who attended the Dublin premiere of “Frida,” a film about Mexican artist Frida Kahlo yesterday. Bono was scheduled to attend the premiere, but could not due to an injured back, reports ShowBiz Ireland. Photos of everyone at ShowBiz Ireland…
Bono named for Nobel Peace Prize
Bono’s name is among 150 people nominated for the 2003 Nobel Peace Prize. He shares the honour with Jacques Chirac, Vaclav Havel, the European Union, peace group Women in Black, Chinese dissident Wei Jingsheng, Cuba’s leading dissident Oswaldo Paya and human rights group Global Witness.
A Bowery Cover Discovery
Digging deep into our vault of U2 covers we found what we believe to be one of the first commercially released covers of a U2 song. It was recorded live at the Bowery, Oklahoma City, November 11 1984, and released at the end of 1984 under the title “The S**t Hits The Fans.”
u2log.com is not overly proud to present to you The Replacements‘ version of I Will Follow.
Note that this is just a brief snippet of the song, as a reviewer of the show properly points out: “A great sounding, amusing show in which the Mats take requests and perform 30 second versions of a lot of hits (other people’s hits, of course).”
If you know of a U2 cover that was commercially released prior to this one, please let us know.
U2 can do a limerick
Pitchfork Media reviews the “Best of” – possibly not a very new review, but we hadn’t read it yet. Though we find it amusing, (“This CD is for the fairweather fans who can afford the good seats at U2 shows; it’s a coarse chronicle of a band inarguably masterful at creating four-minute forty-second atmospheres in which Bono pants and prolongs his falsetto triple-threat of “heeeee,” “hooooo,” and “hiiiiii.” “) we were more interested in the rather weak limerick featured in it. Knowing that our readers are all smart, literate and funny people, we thought we’d ask you to do better. Because you can. Take it away, readers of u2log.com:
One More Cover
Nigerian Cockney Paul Ubana Jones, a globe-trotting singer-songwriter, has recorded a cover version of U2’s “One” for his newest release called “Uniquely Ubana – The Best Of Paul Ubana Jones.” (Source: Independent Newspapers Ltd. via atu2.com)
Power to the Peaceful
An anti-war protest in Dublin drew approximately 50,000 people to the city center on Saturday. Demonstrators marched through the city to the Department of Foreign Affairs to voice their opposition to President Bush’s plans for war on Iraq. Spotted among the protestors were Bono and Christy Moore, who “mixed with happy go lucky marchers,” according to The People. Gardi report no serious incidences resulted from the protest.
Bono is set to receive two more humanitarian awards. On March 3, he will be honored at the Meteror Ireland Music Awards in Dublin, and on March 17, he will be the recipient of the American Ireland Fund’s Humanitarian Award in Washington, D.C.