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U2 are an Irish rock band from Dublin, formed in 1976. They began their legacy rooting their music in the political turmoil that was all around them.

After having Steve Lillywhite produce their first three albums, U2 looked for a more sophisticated and experimental sound. They hired Daniel Lanois and Brian Eno to produce "The Unforgettable Fire" and "The Joshua Tree" albums, which both put them onto the charts all over the world.

After the 80s ended U2 re-invented themselves once again. Incorporating elements of electronics into their rock construct, U2 created a new sound with "Achtung Baby". Bono and the band used their notoriety more than ever expressing their opinions on social matters on a global scale.

Inducted into Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 2005 (Performer).

Members:
Paul David Hewson (aka Bono)
David Howell Evans (aka The Edge)
Adam Charles Clayton
Lawrence Joseph Mullen Jr.
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WAL 1 U2 - Island Visual Arts Introduces Wally Badarou album art Wally Badarou October Wally Badarou - Island Visual Arts Introduces Wally Badarou(LP, Promo, Smplr) Island Visual Arts WAL 1 1982 Sell This Version
none U2 - Rock USA (Week Of 4-16-83) album art Various New Year's Day Various - Rock USA (Week Of 4-16-83) Mutual Broadcasting System none US 1983 Sell This Version
M5 9757 U2 - They Call That An Accident album art Various October Various - They Call That An Accident (Album, Comp) Island Records M5 9757 US 1982 Sell This Version
none U2 - Rock USA (Week Of July 30, 1983) album art Various Two Hearts Various - Rock USA (Week Of July 30, 1983)(3xLP, Transcription, Box) Mutual Broadcasting System none US 1983 Sell This Version
PES-043 U2 - Serie Discoteca album art Various New Year´s Day Various - Serie Discoteca(LP, Promo) RCA Victor PES-043 Spain 1983 Sell This Version
none U2 - Rock USA (Week Of December 3, 1983) album art Various 11 O'clock Tick Tock (Live) Various - Rock USA (Week Of December 3, 1983)(3xLP, Transcription, Rad) Mutual Broadcasting System none US 1983 Sell This Version
RSMP 83-98 U2 - The Continuous History Of Rock And Roll No.98 "Concept Albums" album art Various Sunday Bloody Sunday Various - The Continuous History Of Rock And Roll No.98 "Concept Albums"(2xLP, Transcription) Rolling Stone Magazine Productions RSMP 83-98 US 1983 Sell This Version
none U2 - Rock USA (Week Of June 25, 1983) album art Various Sunday Bloody Sunday Various - Rock USA (Week Of June 25, 1983)(3xLP, Transcription, Box) Mutual Broadcasting System none US 1983 Sell This Version
none U2 - Rock USA (Week Of April 30, 1983) album art Various New Years Day Various - Rock USA (Week Of April 30, 1983)(3xLP, Transcription, Rad) Mutual Broadcasting System none US 1983 Sell This Version
#444 U2 - The Rock Hour's Second Annual Salute To Halloween  album art Various October Various - The Rock Hour's Second Annual Salute To Halloween (LP, Transcription) London Wavelength #444 US 1983 Sell This Version
LCA, LCB U2 - Live Cuts #2 album art Various Sunday Bloody Sunday Various - Live Cuts #2(LP, Transcription) DIR Broadcasting LCA, LCB US 1983 Sell This Version
none U2 - Rock USA (Week Of May 7, 1983) album art Various New Years Day Various - Rock USA (Week Of May 7, 1983)(3xLP, Transcription, Box) Mutual Broadcasting System none US 1983 Sell This Version
none U2 - Rock USA (Week Of June 4, 1983) album art Various New Year's Day Various - Rock USA (Week Of June 4, 1983)(3xLP, Transcription) Mutual Broadcasting System none US 1983 Sell This Version
#452 U2 - BBC Rock Hour Salute To 1983 album art Various New Years Day Various - BBC Rock Hour Salute To 1983(LP, Transcription) London Wavelength #452 US 1983 Sell This Version
028 U2 - Rock Over London #028 album art Various New Year's Day Various - Rock Over London #028(LP, Transcription) London Wavelength 028 US 1983 Sell This Version
none U2 - Rock USA (Week Of May 14, 1983) album art Various New Year's Day Various - Rock USA (Week Of May 14, 1983)(3xLP, Transcription + Box) Mutual Broadcasting System none US 1983 Sell This Version
none U2 - Rock USA (Week Of April 9, 1983) album art Various New Year's Day Various - Rock USA (Week Of April 9, 1983)(4xLP, Transcription + LP, S/Sided, Transcription) Mutual Broadcasting System none US 1983 Sell This Version
none U2 - Rock USA (Week Of May 21, 1983) album art Various New Year's Day Various - Rock USA (Week Of May 21, 1983)(3xLP, Transcription, Box) Mutual Broadcasting System none US 1983 Sell This Version
none U2 - Rock USA (Week Of December 31, 1983) album art Various New Year's Day Various - Rock USA (Week Of December 31, 1983)(3xLP, Transcription, Box) Mutual Broadcasting System none US 1983 Sell This Version
none U2 - Rock USA (Week Of July 2, 1983) album art Various New Years Day Various - Rock USA (Week Of July 2, 1983)(3xLP, Transcription, Box) Mutual Broadcasting System none US 1983 Sell This Version
none U2 - Rock USA (Week Of April 2, 1983) album art Various New Year's Day Various - Rock USA (Week Of April 2, 1983)(4xLP, Transcription + LP, S/Sided, Transcription) Mutual Broadcasting System none US 1983 Sell This Version
026 U2 - Rock Over London #26 album art Various Party Girl Various - Rock Over London #26 (Album) London Wavelength 026 US 1983 Sell This Version
LC 35 U2 - Live Cuts - Week Of March 12, 1984 album art Various Two Hearts Beat As One Various - Live Cuts - Week Of March 12, 1984(LP, Transcription) D.I.R. Broadcasting Corp. LC 35 US 1984 Sell This Version
none U2 - King Biscuit Flower Hour Year End Special album art Various New Year's Day Various - King Biscuit Flower Hour Year End Special(LP, Transcription + LP, S/Sided, Transcription) DIR Broadcasting, ABC Rock Radio Network none US 1984 Sell This Version
GLT-15 U2 - Live Tracks #15 album art Various Out Of Control Various - Live Tracks #15(LP, Transcription) DIR Broadcasting GLT-15 US 1984 Sell This Version

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alterbridge

alterbridge

June 18, 2020
edited about 1 year ago
The early vinyls are so terrible sounding that you want to beat two tin cans together to improve the sound. WTF!?
phreakbrain

phreakbrain

March 14, 2020
edited about 1 year ago
yeah I want to dropkick bono through a glass table every time he talks but they made achtung baby, so I'd say it's even.
MB-Daniel

MB-Daniel

June 29, 2019
Totally agree with matt03wfu. Proper place for these kind of releases is in Miscellaneous section, or a flac release section, no just here but across the site. its a mess. where bands do special club releases maybe a section for that. it become cumbersome as it tries to grow
Rich.C

Rich.C

December 22, 2016
edited over 5 years ago
Due to their uncanny ability to change with the times, U2 have managed to stay alive as the majority of their '80s counterparts have disappeared. The evolution of their music is ongoing, and each new record seems to bring a never-before encountered style to the band's oeuvre. From the jangly Post-Punk of their earliest records to the genre-exploding extravaganza that marked their hyper-rhythmic re-entry into the post-Nirvana world, the quartet has provided an utterly original sound and a rarely matched depth of feeling every time. Clearly inspired by post punk legends joy division (in fact Bono is has often cited Ian Curtis as his biggest influence) alongside Kurt Cobain. The band continues to produce emotionally stunning music, injecting everything from countrified pedal steel, gurgling Techno sounds and processed hip-hop beats into their particular brand of Euro-rock.In 2000, U2 showed a spectacular return to form with the release of All That You Can't Leave Behind. Singles such as "It's a Beautiful Day," "Stuck In A Moment...," "Walk On" and "Elevation" helped redefine the band's sound once again, with All That You Can't Leave Behind going platinum three times over. Original players in the post-rock sound, U2 came full circle in 2004, when they released How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb. Ironically, the album was released in the midst of a trendy resurgence of post-punk, cementing U2's place as pioneers of the sound. Fittingly, U2 was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2005, i just wish now that Bono would stop trying to be like Sting and Bob Geldof!!
mountainmusik

mountainmusik

March 26, 2016
Joshua Tree ...with Brian Eno's wavy strings and Lanois pushing them.. top 3 lp all time for me.
fly39

fly39

October 24, 2015
absolutely the best.i grew up with em.since i first saw October live from Under a blood red sky.it left me dumb.
then i never left em.it has to be said that through the years they never changed their magic recipe.b.t.w....it's only rock n roll.but i love it
cheaper concert tickets and it would be better for everyone.
spinmarket

spinmarket

April 30, 2015
edited over 6 years ago
I don't disagree with all the U2 detractors when they complain about the band's persona, their marketing tactics, or their crusading, self aggrandizing theatrics. However, it has become quite popular to bash them and yet they remain incredibly vital and ambitious as artists and songwriters. "Songs of Innocence", for all of the wailing and gnashing of teeth over the forced download, is actually another great effort. That's nothing to say of the magnificent and relatively ignored "No Line On The Horizon". If you ever enjoyed U2, ignore the naysayers and get back to listening to the music. The last 20 years have been glorious.
u2july

u2july

January 20, 2015
The best band in the world! All of time!
Spatzo

Spatzo

October 27, 2014
When MTV first came out in the early 80's, Gloria video was played constantly. I bought October and thought it was pretty good. My friend in school was the president of a club at his church in Grand Rapids, MI and said U2 was going to play there. He asked if I wanted tickets. They were $7 each and I thought it would be pretty cool to see another rock band play in a church. I had seen the Romantics there the year before. I took my girlfriend and we were incredibly impressed. There were maybe 4-500 people in all.15 years later, I saw them at Mile High in Denver to a crowd of 20,000. Wow how times had changed a band!
Pistachios

Pistachios

September 30, 2014
Bono is a bell-end.

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