U Is For U2, Part 1
*Originally released October 15th 2014*
On this *remastered* episode, Steve and Doug are joined once again by Stuart Ferguson and also new guest cohost Travis Mendgen, in discussing the first half of U2's career. The guys also talk about what makes a great stage performance, punk versus post-punk, and when a live version surpasses a studio version.
Six Degrees From King Crimson:
U2 -> Brian Eno -> Roxy Music -> Bryan Ferry -> King Crimson
U2 -> François Kevorkian -> King Crimson
U2 -> R.E.M. -> Bill Rieflin -> King Crimson
U2 -> Steve Lillywhite -> Peter Gabriel -> Tony Levin -> King Crimson
U2 -> Steve Lillywhite -> Talking Heads -> Adrian Belew -> King Crimson
Music featured this week:
Even Better Than The Real Thing - Achtung Baby
Elevation - All That You Can't Leave Behind
Pride - The Unforgettable Fire
Boomerang II - Pride (In The Name Of Love) [single]
0:20 - So you'll probably have noticed a bit of a drop in fidelity and an echo. To accommodate the two guest hosts, we recorded in a new, larger space and weren't as close to the mic as we should have been. It's not a big difference, but there you go.
9:22 - Prove me wrong, Canucks, prove me wrong.
12:51 - So since Bono's first daughter was born in 1989, it's not possible that the track "Spanish Eyes" from 1987 is named for her. It's likely the song is named for his wife Aly, although later references in songs like "In A Little While" might actually now be in reference to one of his daughters.
23:25 - Here's the fairly amateur and a little awkward video for "I Will Follow"
41:58 - It took awhile, but we did indeed do an episode on XTC. Check out X Is For XTC!
52:26 - Okay, it wasn't that hard. Here's the music video for "Two Hearts Beat As One"
U2's Official Website
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