Can you believe we made it to episode 5? In this episode we examine U2’s Unforgettable Fire. The album includes the mega -hit “Pride” and solidifies the band as a group that is unforgettable. The album appears to be about tearing down and rebuilding. This is the first collaboration between U2 and Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois and the band takes on a new experimental sound.
During the episode, Andy and Cameron discovered a mystery and want help solving it. When listening to “MLK” at the end of Unforgettable Fire and then immediately playing “Where the Streets have No Name” it appears that these are one song. We want your input on this. Email us at email@example.com.
Billboard information about Unforgettable Fire http://www.billboard.com/articles/review/album-review/6266759/u2s-the-unforgettable-fire-at-30-classic-track-by-track-album
The inspiration for the title of Unforgettable Fire http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=901 and http://www.udiscovermusic.com/essentials/u2-unforgettable-fire
Rolling Stone review http://www.rollingstone.com/music/albumreviews/the-unforgettable-fire-19841011
BBC review http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/8bzf
More background on Unforgettable Fire https://www.rte.ie/ten/news/2015/1206/751667-eve-hews/
Another amazing episode this week as Andy and Cameron dismantle U2’s WAR. Find out how this album differs from Boy and October. Journey with Andy and Cameron as they discover how WAR changed things for the group.
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Background on WAR:
Rolling Stone Review: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/albumreviews/war-19830331
Feature article about U2 from 1983 in Rolling Stone: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/blessed-are-the-peacemakers-19830609?page=2
WOW! What a great episode! The examination of U2’s October is finished and it has been dismantled. Is October a hidden gem or does U2 suffer from the sophomore slump? What is the underlying spiritual message of October? What was going on that effected the production of October? Find out as October gets dismantled on the new episode of U2 Dismantled.
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BBC review and background of October: http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/w5mq
More information on the issues and circumstances surrounding the creation of October from U2: A Definitive Biography: https://books.google.com/books?id=iGBnBAAAQBAJ&pg=PA84&lpg=PA84&dq=u2+october&source=bl&ots=XtkHOBoU-3&sig=SqrRml55U4ysQTYkkcos85UXW_4&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwilpfeX3JXLAhUDaD4KHUoxCko4vgEQ6AEIMTAJ#v=onepage&q=u2%20october&f=false
Background on October: http://www.u2.com/discography/index/album/albumId/4001/tagName/studio_albums
Return of the stolen lyrics: http://www.theguardian.com/uk/2004/oct/23/arts.artsnews1
NEXT Week: War, what is it good for?
In this week’s episode Andy and Cameron break down the first major album that started it all “Boy.” Although, U2 had a few demos and EPs before this; Boy is the first full length album of the greatest rock band every. Explore these early years of U2, and the meaning of Boy. What was the band trying to say with Boy?
Recorded when all the band members were under 21 is Boy an exploration of maturity, of growing into adulthood. Is it about loss? Is it about other themes, listen as Andy and Cameron dismantle Boy.
Also, featured in this episode is a discussion of The Edge’s brother Dik. Learn about Dik Evans connection to U2.
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Next week Andy and Cameron explore October, not the month, but U2’s second album.
For more information on the topics discussed in this episode explore these:
Dik Evans connection to U2 http://www.ozy.com/flashback/almost-famous-the-engineer-who-quit-u2/65088
General background info on Boy http://www.u2.com/music/Albums/4003/Boy
Rolling Stone article detailing the release of Boy and interviews with the band from 1981 https://web.archive.org/web/20071104163059/http://www.rollingstone.com/news/story/7088993/u2_here_comes_the_next_big_thing
BBC information about Boy http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/7511370.stm
Review of Boy from 1981 (Warning the author was not impressed) http://www.rollingstone.com/music/albumreviews/boy-19810416
In this episode Andy and Cameron break down U2’s 2002 Superbowl performance. Listen as they discuss how U2 put on one of the best Superbowl halftime performances.
U2 2002 Superbowl Performance
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