u2 Archive

31 Mar 2012

‘The Joshua Tree’ as a Double Album

One little-known fact about U2’s groundbreaking album, The Joshua Tree,  is that if Bono had had his way, it would have been a double album. The Edge told Hot Press magazine that there was enough material for a
10 Mar 2012

The Revised ‘Joshua Tree’

At the risk of venturing into hyperbole, I could argue that The Joshua Tree changed my life. I was 18, at that dangerous intersection of life where teen angst meets free thinking and introspection. Everything had to have meaning
11 Feb 2012

The Revised ‘Unforgettable Fire’

I still remember the first time I heard U2. It was late 1984, and I was in the living room playing Nerf basketball and listening to the radio from my parents’ coffin-sized wood-paneled stereo. The DJ announced