Party of One: So…Why is U2 Famous Again? presents:
So after I heard all the hooplah about the lastest U2 record being forced upon people and after having the latest couple of U2 singles shoved down my throat every time I step in front of a radio NOT tuned to WRIR, and after hearing everyone I know universally pan everything that U2 does, I got to wondering: Why are they famous?
I mean, sure, I LOVE Joshua Tree. I remember when it came out. But I also remember U2 was already a household name when it did. I know the album before it did well, btu was that their first hit record? Didn't they have a couple before that? Well this week I got answers to all my questions as I chose three–count 'em–THREE records of the week.
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Asie Payton – Asie's Jam
The Sex Pistols – God Save The Queen
Talking Heads – Don't Worry About the Government
Suicide – Johnny
The Runaways – Born to Be Bad
Dead Boys – What Love Is
Richard Hell & The Voidoids – Blank Generation
The Yachts – Look Back in Love (Not in Anger)
Joy Division – Warsaw
The Buzzcocks – What Do I Get?
Gang of Four – At Home He's a Tourist
The Cars – Got A Lot on my Head
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers – Even the Losers
Devo – Secret Agent Man
Pylon – Volume
The Jim Carroll Band – People Who Died
Jimi & Me – Party of One Theme
U2 – Stories For Boys (Boy, 1980)
The Beat – Two Swords
Young Marble Giants – Salad Days
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts – Bad Reputation
The Replacements – Shiftless When Idle
Wipers – Pushing the Extreme
X – Soul Kitchen
U2 – Tomorrow (October, 1981)
XTC – Senses Working Overtime
Prince – Let's Pretend We're Married
U2 – Refugee
The Violent Femmes – Gone Daddy Gone
The Smiths -How Soon is Now
Muppets Closing Theme – Thanks for listening!!!
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November 8th, 2014
Posted In: Music Shows