I can't explain what the B-sides of U2 up through Joshua Tree are doing to me. I know it means I'm lazy right? I don't have any big new great ideas for obscure records to post on this blog and frankly, I couldn't give a shite. Because the albums & b-sides I have on my iPod of U2 that end with the Joshua Tree era are a blessed shrine to me. I can't even begin to explain what U2 meant to me in 1985. They were the best band in the world, simply the best band that had ever been. And when Eno embraced their butterfly wings...fucking hallowed ground, I reckon, early U2.
I do remember a few good tracks from Achtung Baby that I was forced to hear in a restaurant I worked in, but it wasn't the same.