Sunday, December 31, 2006

Bono Bored With Making Great Music

Bono tells the BBC he wants to take U2 to "the next level." Uh, what level is there after "biggest band in the world?" More worrying, he says he's bored with the classic U2 sound they've returned to with their critically acclaimed, Grammy-winning, smahs-hit comeback albums "All That You Can't Leave Behind" and "How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb." It took a long time for Bono to accept that anthemic rock was what U2 did best -- some stiff backbone from the Edge helped; when he started playing that ringing guitar sound on "Leave Behind" and Bono jumped all over it as unacceptable because it sounded too much like U2, Edge stared him down. Now apparently, he's bored again. An acoustic, perhaps bluesy sound certainly doesn't worry me. But running scared from what you do best does.

5 comments:

catalyst said...

Sounds like we should get prepared for another lame Zoroopa-esque album.

Michael in New York said...

That's what I fear. And whatever direction they go in musically, it sounds like another retreat from what they do best.

priv8pete said...

Hey, I like Numb (aka the song that sounds like they're torturing rats in the background). And how can you dis any ablum that has a contribution from Johnny Cash on it?

Michael in New York said...

Johnny Cash has been on about a zillion albums so I can dis a LOT of them. I don't even like his Christmas album! And NUmb is okay, but when was the last time you said to yourself, boy I just gotta put on Zooropa?

priv8pete said...

1994.