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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..

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lassche
09 February, 2010
FOTGET THE PAST U2: CELABRATE THE FUTERE
IT WAS 1990, I WAS A BOY OF 18 YEARS OLD AND I TRY TO RECORD THE U2-CONCERT LIVE FROM DUBLIN. 20 YEARS LATER: THE SAME BOY`S, A LITTLE OLDER: YOU NEW MUCH MORE THAN I DO NOW. I HAVE TO STOP, MY SON IS CRYING SO I WILL DRY HIS TEARS! SEE YOU THE MAGNIFICANT BONO AND BAND IN ENSCHEDE HOLLAND. GREETINGS THE VERTIGO-HUNTER: DETLEV LASSCHE FROM OLDENZAAL-CITY.
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