|Released November 19th, 1991 on Island Records|
ATW, they won a crapload of awards, including "Comeback of the Year" by Rolling Stone Magazine. Was "Rattle and Hum" (exp. '08) really that bad?
I owned this on cassette. I remember the booklet being really long and particularly difficult to refold. The last U2 record I bought was "Zooropa" (exp. '13) which I wasn't crazy about. I will admit, however, I've always enjoyed the songs "lemon" and "numb."
This may or may not also mark the beginning of Bono's sunglasses. I seem to remember him wearing them in all (and there were a lot) of the videos that came out following the release of this record. Apparently he's got some sort of sensitivity to light.*
Is it wrong to say that U2 has really only put out two amazing records: "Achtung, Baby" and "Joshua Tree" (exp. '07)? Is that a wildly inaccurate statement? I know "Boy" ('00) and "War" ('03) have sort of a cool factor, giving some cred to the early fans, but....
*I do, too! And yet, I never wear sunglasses. Instead, I prefer doing as much as possible in the dark, including working and showering.