U2 frontman Bono recently revealed how his highly acclaimed group nearly called it quits during the time of October, the group’s sophomore album. The revelation happened during a recent interview with A-list singer Hozier on his podcast with Global Citizen, Cry Power. U2 singer Bono caught in ‘drug bust’ photo.
Bono told the podcast: “We had a crisis of faith in our band and its usefulness. We looked around us and said ‘This world is completely up its arse and so are we’. It’s broken. How can a rock band play any role in the fixing of it? It’s such, in one sense, a vainglorious thing to go about. We just wanted to stop. We couldn’t figure it out. Edge figured it out. He started writing a song Sunday Bloody Sunday. He said we could write about sectarianism in our country. Then I had this idea of contrasting the absurdity of the Easter Rising and the rah-rah-rah and Jesus on the cross.”
Bono took off his pants in this sad backstage U2 video not too long ago. The U2 singer concluded: “The stark contrast between people who take lives to support what they believe in and those who give their life. That’s the dialectic at the heart of Sunday Bloody Sunday.”
In other news regarding U2 and Bono fans recently took to social media to discuss the legacy and impact of the aforementioned ‘October’ album. One fan wrote: “I have done some side by side comparisons of the original vinyl and the new remastered vinyl October and I am not 100% convinced the new remastered vinyl is significantly better than the original. However, having a brand new 180-gram record that is at least as good as the original is nice in its own right, as it doesn’t have the hiss and pops 38 years will put on a record. As far as the cover of the new album, I think they may have used a slightly different photo of the band than the original album, which i think is a weird choice. The band on the new version is at a slightly different angle.”