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FORMED: 1976, Dublin, Ireland


In autumn 1976, drummer Larry Mullen put a note on the
notice board at Mount Temple Comprehensive School in
Dublin, looking for people to join a band. Four friends
joined up: Paul Hewson (aka Bono Vox), Dave Evans (aka The
Edge), Dik Evans, and Adam Clayton. Dik soon left to join
the Virgin Prunes, while the remaining four formed
'Feedback' before changing to 'The Hype' and then settling
on U2.

The band's first break came in 1978, winning ?00 in a
talent contest on St. Patrick's Day (March 17th) in More...


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10/03/14 | Reviewer: Josie
    ------ About the song The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone) performed by U2

Brilliant song to kick off U2's new album, but what I really love about this song is that while U2 are paying tribute to the band that inspired them, the lyrics of the song also apply to U2 themselves. For many people, myself included, the songs of U2 have helped us make some sense out of the world and are some of the most beautiful sounds I've ever heard. Leave it to U2 to write a song that is so deeply personal to them, yet so relatable to the rest of us. Nobody does it better than these four Irishmen. :)

    ------ About the song MLK performed by U2

True, I find there are some very serious spiritual issues with some other U2 songs, some past performance pieces, some media-works, and some preachings-teachings promoted or supported by this band...However, I do appreciate this song.

I value it as a soothing, melodic dirge that can apply to any lost loved one. Musically, it stirringly well-resonates with feelings of deep pain and loss; while affirming the at-peace state of the one sleeping in death - and yet also a resurrection hope for them (one in which their dreams can be realized).

Scripturally, I know that means - for the vast majority of mankind - a resurrection back to life on a paradise earth here (where there will be no more trouble, sickness, pain, sorrow, injustice, etc.), starting soon, when Jehovah extends his heaven-based Kingdom down over this whole earth, with His Son Jesus as its established King.

When people can live, forever, under such God-made righteous, truly peaceful, and wonderful conditions; they (and all of mankind here then) will absolutely thrive and be happy. Then, their dreams can be realized - and they can thank their Heavenly Father and His Son, heart-and-soul, for making things be so good.

In the past few days, as my (more-than-precious) mom laid dying (of cancer and more), after a couple other more directly scriptural songs, I also played this one. I did that again, in this past day. So this song was my final "see you later, Mom" song I played and tried to sing along to, after her heart stopped and mine was broken; as I put my hand on her cool hand (holding flowers) and her beautiful forehead, as life-force left her body. "Sleep, sleep tonight..." Soon though, Jehovah will call dead loved ones, and they will awaken - they will answer. (Job 14:15) They will come back to life in a much better world here. Then all the sting and pain of death, "the last enemy" will be gone.

    ------ About the song Pride (In The Name Of Love) performed by U2

Pride(In The Name Of Love)by U2 holds it's own well deserved place in music history. Another GREAT song on the same theme of civil rights is one by Brother Sun - In The Name Of Love. This song speaks of Ghandi as well as Martin Luther King's quest to bring love to the world. This song even includes the chorus from U2's Pride(In The Name Of Love). Do watch this one too: http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vpb0bVLydRA

    ------ About the song Wake Up Dead Man performed by U2

I hope to have the opportunity to clarify what I wrote before, please. Yes, how people use and interpret even "human made" songs does matter. (It CAN be "here or there"!) The songs we hear and listen to can effect our state of mind - individually, and as groups (even masses) of people. They can effect how we feel, and the choices we make. They can energize us to do good things with zeal; consider a better way; take courage and/or move forward despite hardships and losses; feel empathized with and comforted during times of pain of heart; etc. (And Jehovah's own scriptural psalms/songs are the best for these things - supremely so.)

On the other hand, the gift of music, songs - and even God's own songs (or recognizable pieces or paraphrases of them) have been hijacked, exploited, and used by unscrupulous persons for bad purposes.

Satan's forces have used the means of music to work all kinds of conscience-effecting and lie-spreading propaganda that has hurt mankind - by way of music that promotes spiritual lies/spiritism, wrongful desires, crime, violence, nationalism, hate, war, hopelessness, suicide, etc.

Also, indeed, people can "interpret" songs (like the words of others, including God's) as meaning - promoting or supporting - things the "author" of them never intended them to. That could be bad.

Take, for instance, the "Helter Skelter" song mentioned by "the Edge", in a nearby post on this page. There was an example of a song interpretation gone wild - and it cost some people their lives. Satan knows how to get at people - get at their hearts and minds, their seat of motivation - and music can be a slick means of doing so. Sometimes its bad messages and or a bad spirit attached to the music - or maybe sometimes a person has already involved themself with spiritism or other bad practices, and they choose to be obsessed with a certain song or songs - interpreting them to be their anthem, a motivating force to do bad.

I don't think the Helter Skelter situation was the only example of this kind of problem. Certainly, too, some songs have been used, "as is", or interpreted as being motivators to suicides also, haven't they?

And so on it goes. Some songs, as they are, need to disappear - or be unmistakeably re-worked to feature a turn-around, so as to be a motivator to good, not bad.

Other songs need some people to back off from exploiting and extorting them to promote what is false and harmful - especially if the songs or words (or pieces or paraphrases of them) authored by the Almighty are involved, because it is never okay to misrepresent them.

So music matters, interpretations matter. Most of all though, spiritual truth - and acting on, being motivated by that - matters. As for the rest, be very discerning. Guard your hearts.

greatest | Reviewer: beto mellado
    ------ About the song The Fly performed by U2

it's been a while since I listen this album... it's absolutly supreme... this song gives me the shivers... In fact I insist is one of the best albums of U2 and this is one of the best songs of the band...
close your eyes... forget the new order of music... listen to the solo... uuuuuuffff--- f...ing great!!!!!

WE wrote it well looking back. | Reviewer: The Edge.
    ------ About the song Angel of Harlem performed by U2

ME and Bono look back on that song and to tell u the truth its amazing it was when we were in harlem actually if you watch our hit movie Rattle and Hum you might hear a little about it.
it was a fun song but helter skelter was my faveourite song to do.

    ------ About the song Wake Up Dead Man performed by U2

People can "interpret" a human-made song anyway they want to: Except for possibly disappointing or doing damage to the artist who created it, it is neither here nor there (except that everyone will answer to God for all injustices they cause to anyone).

However, as for mass-media-ed songs or persons using the means of them to do damage to the highly-purposed words or the Creator Himself - by maligning, discrediting, intentionally or carelessly misrepresenting them, etc., persons who enact these things will be held accountable and responsible to the Universal Sovereign Jehovah and His Son for any damages or loss caused to the lives of those who believed spiritual LIES and then made their bad choices based on them. Generally speaking, by known scriptural standards, the penalty for knowingly, recklessly or intentionally spiritually misguiding others in a way that leads to the loss of their eternal lives is that the persons responsible for such misguidement are deemed bloodguilty by God for that - and so stand to lose their eternal lives as well.

"Religious" is NOT the same as "practicer of the true, scriptural-described religion".

David was NOT a God-rebellious, whining, generally dis-satisfied, ungrateful, self-sparing, self-godded, spiritually sleezy person who disrespectfully complained to God (or about Him to others), when it suited him; when it appeared that God was not doing enough to stop or prevent suffering or injustice,to make things all right, then and there. At the same time, David was NOT a person who ignored or disregarded so-far given word-of-God explanations as to WHY there was suffering, and how God was already working a plan to fix it completely, in the very best way for all involved.

Neither was David generally disobedient to Jehovah, MAKING HIMSELF "PART OF THE PROBLEM, INSTEAD OF PART OF THE SOLUTION", nor did he seek anti-scriptural teachings of men as "excuses" to disobey God. He was also not a person who, in the "name of God", sought to create his own anti-scriptural/anti-word-of-God "religion" - based on what he himself desired or found convenient, despite what the Creator Himself has mandated, in His own words.

When David had committed adultery and had a man murdered to cover it up, YES GOD LEFT HIM. That vacuum left by where God's spirit once was surely felt awful. The writing of the mournful and distressed words that came from those feelings serve as a warning example as to what becomes of a person, if they decide to violate their spiritual trust.(Later - only because God found him to be GENUINELY heart-cut and fully repentant - God continued to work with David. David was not spared the consequences of his evil actions though - besides the mental torment of conscience that he rightly underwent, his child died [which resulted in further grief]).

Other times, David wrote out of distress for not having THE SCOPE OF THINGS that Jehovah [Yahweh 2U], as The Creator and Eternal Universal Sovereign, ALONE has. Thus, David's voicings as a mere, limited human being sometimes reflect the frustrations that even generally righteous and faithful [to God's own words and spirit] people can have.

David, however, like the other faithful biblical examples, did NOT lastingly wallow in either disrespect or anger towards God, but definitely coupled his expressions with RESPECT, either simultaneously, as in saying, "O, Jehovah...." [and then voicing concerns]; or else resolving and yielding their expressed feelings of anguish, frustration, etc. to TRUST and love for God soon after - as seen in the Scriptures soon following incidences of this sort. Such persons humbly sought reconciliation with God; and reason - based on what they had already appreciated of God's love, justice, mercy, righteousness, wisdom, power, compassion, etc. - to go on doing His will, believing in Him to carry out the goodness he has promised.

So, in no way can the psalmist David be rightfully typified as an "angry" complainer to or against God. Nor can he, with his freely-voiced recorded words or actions, be rightfully or sensibly exploited into being a role model of defiance, disrespect, rebellion, mockery, blasphemy, or hate against God - that description and example instead fits the person of Satan the Devil, enemy of God and manslayer. (Nor can the example of David's spiritual downfall but yet recovery be exploited/twisted to be a license for anyone to sin against God's holy spirit by sinning intentionally while PRESUMING they will receive forgiveness anyway. [They won't - Hebrews 10:26-31]

That verses of distress over suffering, injustice, grief, yearning for help and reassurance from God, etc. are included in the Holy Scriptures is comforting because it shows that Jehovah acknowledges and understands that we might have these feelings at times. However, together WITH THE REST of the Psalms and other Scriptures, we - LIKE DAVID - can be sure of God's promises - just like he made to David - TO MAKE ALL THINGS RIGHT, JUST, and GOOD AGAIN here on earth (soon) by means of God's scriptural, heaven-based Kingdom being extended down to rule over this whole planet.

Jehovah even promised David that one in his lineage would become God's appointed King in that everlasting heavenly Kingdom that would restore peace and justice to this earth. That one was born as a human, and became Jesus Christ, who is also the one Ransomer of mankind provided by God, and High Priest and one Mediator between God and mankind at this time. [The Memorial of Christ's death, in honor of all he has done, does, and will be doing, as Jehovah's Chief Agent - to make the way open again for God-obedient people to soon be able to live forever; and to make this earth a happy paradise again - will be soon. The night that worldwide commemoration will be is Nisan 14, by the Jewish calendar in effect in Jesus Day. This year, that falls on April 14, 2014, after sundown, all around the globe - it will be celebrated, earth wide, by the people who truly honor and obey both Jehovah and his Son - wherever the true Jehovah's Witnesses, local to you, will be meeting for this yearly vital spiritual event. Make plans to go, to actively honor the now heavenly-reigning King, "the Prince of Peace" (Isaiah 9:6), in the line of David - the one who will soon bring God's promised relief to this world.]

If the sky is clear where you are, on the evening of Nisan 14, you can see a full moon that night. It is the same moon that Jehovah pointed out to David as an illustration as to how sure, how reliable in returning with good results, His promise to David (and for obedient, faithful mankind also) would be:
"Once I have sworn in my holiness
To David I will not tell lies.
His seed itself will prove to be even to time indefinite,
And his throne as the sun in front of me.
As the moon it will be firmly established for time indefinite,
And [as] a faithful witness in the skies." (Psalm 89:35-37)

Just as sure as that moon, that "faithful witness in the skies", Jehovah's Kingdom will (SOON) come - to sanctify Jehovah's name and Sovereignty; and for faithful, loyal, and obedient mankind, to reconcile God to man, to establish TRUE peace and justice earth wide, to make all things good again, to end sickness, war, suffering, hunger, grief, pain, and tears of sorrow. There will be a total turn-around here: God wanted an Eden all over the earth, filled with happy people, able to enjoy life forever - and so that is what will come to be.

It is also the same, then also full, moon that Jesus Christ and his faithful apostles sang Psalms under the last night of his life as a human on earth; after he instituted that a memorial of his death, what that meant and would mean, and his last evening meal - with the establishment of a new covenant, for "a kingdom" - replace the Passover.

Its a good time, now, to learn more about, remember, and act on what the lot of this all means.....

Jesus Christ is not at all dead - and only ever was, or was inactive - for only 3 earth-days, out of countless eons of time.

"Wake up"? Who? Please.


Wow | Reviewer: Madison
    ------ About the song Wake Up Dead Man performed by U2

What I find so incredible about this song is how common it is for every person. Whether you are a religious person (which I hesitant to call myself sometimes) or a person who adheres to no belief system, this song is raw for us all. Every person can look out to modern society and see chaos, destruction and death. It is impossible not to feel this sense of doubt and anger towards God (or lack thereof)and wonder if things could ever get better. David wrote often of his anger towards God's apparent absence in his life when he wrote the Psalms. Religious people recognize that the Psalms are a part of the Bible. A God inspired book. The feelings of doubt, anger and fear are allowed to be experienced by every person. I actually feel like we're encouraged to feel these things because it means that we aren't desensitized to the bad things. I love this song because it reminds me that I am not alone in my doubt and that there is always hope at the end of the day.

Bad is great | Reviewer: Mike D 19064
    ------ About the song Bad performed by U2

From listening to this song as a teenager, to when I first saw rattle and hum,a freaking powerful song w/ strong lyrics that gets me fired up everytime I hear it, wanting to sing w/ Bono or cry for his pain - Raw powerful emotion, the live version resignates through my veins, heart and soul - truly a masterpiece and I would say one of the best songs out there ever

Shaun Leahy | Reviewer: Shaun Leahy
    ------ About the song Love Comes Tumbling performed by U2

A resounding example of U2's lead bass, swirling guitar soundtrack during their haunting vocals era. Sadly it is a study to herald the obsessive nature of one who in one-sided love, yet resolved to chase the long disappointment ahead.



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