When U2 gathered to film a new video atop a Los Angeles booze emporium on March 27, 1987, the occasion was part-homage – and all Hollywood.
We've compiled links to all of our stories about the 10 songs on U2's 1987 landmark album, 'The Joshua Tree.'
After hearing the plight of the Mothers of the Disappeared (those who lost children to brutal regimes), Bono began to write the final song on 'The Joshua Tree.'
When The Joshua Tree came out on March 9, 1987, it represented a seismic shift, spearheaded by U2, in popular music. Up until that point, the ‘80s were mostly thought of, with a handful of exceptions, as a decade of style without substance, with MTV leading the charge in helping to popularize an endless parade of catchy, but empty, one-hit wonders...
U2 will release Deluxe and Super Deluxe Editions of their 1987 blockbuster in honor of the record's 30th anniversary.
Bono's lyrics for 'Exit' were inspired by reading books about killers.
The first 'Joshua Tree' song to be played live, "Trip Through Your Wires" took its cues from American blues music.
'In God's Country' was the fourth, and final, single released from 'The Joshua Tree.' U2 were inspired by American politics in creating the rock tune.
Both in scope and approach, U2's 'Red Hill Mining Town' was very much in keeping with the old American protest tunes which Bono had been delving into back then.
The lyrical approach on U2‘s “Running to Stand Still” was as meticulously particular as the music was extemporaneous.