This film documents the 1987 North American tour of the great rock band, U2. Fresh with their success of their best selling album, The Joshua Tree, the band plays monster gigs. Along the way, the band takes the opportunity in indulge in some special musical activities like playing with BB King and performing "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking" with a famous church choir. All the while, concert footage of the band's biggest hits on tour is featured while Bono speaks his mind on the problems of his homeland. Written by
Kenneth Chisholm (email@example.com)
Did You Know?
One of the band's goals with this film was to recognize its musical roots, which is shown by the large number of homages: The Beatles
, The Rolling Stones
, Elvis Presley
, Van Morrison
, Billie Holiday
, John Coltrane
, B.B. King
, Bob Dylan
, Jerry Lee Lewis
, and Jimi Hendrix
are all alluded to directly or indirectly (and the studio recording sessions included further homages to Presley, Dylan, and The Righteous Brothers
). Unfortunately, this was not communicated well to the press, leading many critics to misinterpret the homages as an attempt on U2's part to have themselves "ranked among the greats". See more
[just prior to "Star Spangled Banner/Bullet the Blue Sky"
There are some people who say you shouldn't mix politics and music, sports and politics. Well... I think that's kinda bullshit!
References Hill Street Blues
Freedom For My People
Written by Sterling Magee, Bobby Robinson
and Macie Mabins
Performed by Sterling Magee (guitar/percussion/vocals) and Adam Gussov on Harmonica See more