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.
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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 legends". See more
[the band is thrilled to be playing with B.B. King
If we could find somebody to play chords... I'm no good with chords. I'm horrible with chords.
Um... yeah... well, uh, the Edge can do that.
Referenced in Ha die Pa!: Verdacht
Angel of Harlem
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