Going for one of the ‘classics’ today. ‘Where the Streets Have No Name‘, from the epic & much-loved Joshua Tree album, is one of their huge iconic anthems & according to Wikipedia it has been played at almost every U2 concert since 1987. Of course the video for the song is a story of its own. They famously stopped traffic when they played live on top of the Republic Liquor Store in LA before getting ‘shut down’ by police.
I love the intro to this song – from the organ strains to Edge’s signature sound arpeggios building up to those first lines “I want to run, I want to hide, I want to tear down the walls that hold me inside…” – gorgeous. While walking home during the week I got goosebumps while listening to it. It’s one of the lasting memories I have from the last time I saw them in Croker – the buzz around Croke Park as that riff rang out and the crowd just roaring out that first line. Just fantastic.
Where The Streets Have No Name – live at Slane Castle.
Will I sleep tonight? Probably not. Croker here I come