U2 – Achtung Baby

18 05 2010

Listened: Monday May 17

Another appropriately momentous album appearing early in the process. I actually got into U2 before the Beatles – early high school. They were the first band I fell hard for. And to this day I have never been to one of their shows. Someday I should change that.

This album is – for lack of a better phrase – dead sexy. With amazing lyrics.

“I’m only hangin’ on to watch you go down, my love.”

“Love is clockworks, and cold steel, fingers too numb to feel.”

“Who’s gonna ride your wild horses? Who’s gonna drown in your blue sea?”

“One life, you’ve got to do what you should.”



4 responses

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[…] like Zooropa and Pop never happened – it’s the old U2 from the Achtung Baby […]

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[…] thought he was too popular? Which is an odd statement, coming from someone who fell so in love with U2, I […]

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[…] U2 to go this direction to develop skills they put to maximum use on later albums (The Joshua Tree, Achtung Baby), but like October, I must admit that in a ranking of my favorite U2 albums, this would be near the […]

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