U2, Rattle and Hum (1988)
God, I remember reading SHAKE magazine (!) in anticipation of this. I can remember exactly where I was, sitting on the floor in a shop in Hastings, waiting for my mum…some dress-shop, obviously. And I was bored. As I always was. And I was thumbing through the mag I’d been brought and I couldn’t believe that U2 – my favourite band! – was releasing a new album. And so soon after my beloved Joshua Tree. Well, times have changed – I don’t care to ever hear Joshua Tree again. And Rattle and Hum is certainly the fucking pits. But at the time it was one of the most anticipated albums in my collection – I couldn’t wait to get it. I bought it. And loved it. Because I was – blindly – a fan. I did own the CD, but don’t remember playing it much – we played a few of the songs in a covers band too, that killed off the last of my love for this. I bought this record for a buck – it’s a piece of shit, I’m sure I’ve never played it all the way through. Not sure why I felt like I should have it. Weird. I’m a bit of a fucking plank like that. And fuck U2!
Sample Track: Van Diemen’s Land
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