Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Day 231 - U2 - Sunday Bloody Sunday

DAY 231
U2 – "Sunday Bloody Sunday”
From "War"

This has always been one of my favorite songs. Bono is such an amazing vocalist. Very few can rival his power and passion that bleeds through his vocal performances. U2 as a whole are so talented and mind blowing in general. They have honed their craft over the years and have maintained integrity but are still "cool."

The video to this song was actually my first introduction and the video is very moving and really draws you in to the performance and really the song in general.

From the U2 wikipedia:
Resolving the doubts of the October period, U2 released War in 1983.[24] A record where the band "turned pacifism itself into a crusade,"[25] War's sincerity and "rugged" guitar was intentionally at odds with the "cooler" synth-pop of the time.[26] The album included "Sunday Bloody Sunday," where Bono had lyrically tried to contrast the events of Bloody Sunday with Easter Sunday.[27] Rolling Stone magazine wrote that the song showed the band was capable of deep and meaningful songwriting.[28] War was U2's first album to feature the photography of Anton Corbijn, who remains U2 principal photographer and has had a major influence on their vision and public image.[29] U2's first commercial success, War debuted at #1 in the United Kingdom, and its first single, "New Year's Day", was the band's first overseas hit.[30]

On the subsequent War Tour, the image of Bono waving a white flag during performances of "Sunday Bloody Sunday" became a familiar sight.[citation needed] U2 recorded the Under a Blood Red Sky live album on this tour and a live video was released, both of which received extensive play on the radio and MTV, helping expand the band's audience.[31] Their generally unfavorable record deal with Island Records was coming to an end, and in 1984 U2 signed an unusually lucrative extension. Forgoing a larger initial payment, they instead negotiated the return of their copyrights (such that they owned the rights to their own songs), an increase in their royalty rate, and a general improvement in terms.[32]

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