Sunday, January 13, 2008

U2: Under A Blood Red Sky

In my previous entry about Joe Strummer, I talked about the musical touch point that The Clash was for me. At about the same time, I saw U2’s Under a Blood Red Sky on TV and it had a similar effect. I believe it was broadcast on the USA Network. I videotaped this and watched it endlessly. I must have been about 14 years old. It is hard to believe now, that something this cool was so easily available. Then I bought this on cassette. I still listen to this today, but on my iPod.

Sadly, this concert isn’t available on DVD. But, the good news is, thanks to YouTube you can watch almost the entire concert—albeit one song at a time.

What are some of your musical touch points?

Here are some highlights.


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