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First up, Irish poet Brendan Kennelly on U2's 1997 album Pop. In the early 1990's Kennelly reviewed Achtung Baby in an Irish newspaper and in return, Bono reviewed Kennelly's epic poem The Book of Judas. When U2 released their 1997 album Pop, Propaganda, the band's long-running magazine, commissioned Kennelly to cast his poets ear over the new recording. Here's what he found
Anyone remember this band webcast with AOL/Compuserve, back in the year 2000?
'....you know sometimes the shallow song will mean the most. On this new album what we're trying to do is to combine big ideas expressing little situations. The best rock
and roll seems to have both. Both shallowness and depth in the same
sentences.' Read the transcript from ten years ago.