The first inductees into to Die Or DIY?'s Rock'n'Roll Hall of Shame is predictably the only band of their generation not to split up and inevitably became huuuge! Repeating yourself is the cheapest form of mind control,and no-one did it for better or worse than U fucking 2.
OMFG!...apparently Radio 2 in the Uk,compiled the 'public's votes as to what or who was the ..."best" album of eighties ...they overwhelmingly chose...eh?...no, not "Closer", or ""Flowers Of Romance" or"Information Overload Unit"...but....eh?...."The Joshua Tree", by U2...cough!
Don't worry, I won't give them the satisfaction of you downloading this absolute shit without me remixing it. There are at least three reasons that anyone owning this relevance bypass should be re-educated in a chinese gulag
The |First One definitely is, I hate any fucking album that starts off with three singles. Two, Bono, and Thirdly,....er....Bono. Such a bastard that has never existed outside the depressing world of late eighties stadium rock.
The cover has these Irish bumpkins posing in a desert...Bono...of course is in profile ......since when has the verdant Emerald Isle ever had any desert features....ever? .....What the fuck are they going on about?
The long introduction to the opener, "Where the streets have no name"(wot?), does nothing but wish you could take,welshman, 'the Edge's delay pedal and throw it under an oncoming steam roller.
This came out when I was a rather bizarre,and troubled, 23 year old, so I was in the age group that should go "Wow!" at this pompous crap. However, i had heard those singles, and what was clear to me was that these terrible ditties were obviously the product of 'Writers Block'.This is the kind of shit one comes out with when you are contractually obliged to provide a 'Hit'. In fact, in the time honoured fashion of groups a la mode, 'Hit' is the second word in 'Shit', so any shit will be a 'Hit', and that's what this stinks of.
Thank christ that Acid House stopped a "Joshua Tree 2"......it's a sad day when I thank dance music for saving us from a great banal evil such as this,but in this case its necessary.
These supercilious dick 'eads, even had the gall to write a 'song' about "the Disappeared" in Northern Ireland...is there no depths that this quartet of cunts wouldn't stoop to for their own...er...Bono's.....self- righteous indignation.....so much so that these total cunts moved their 'business' to Holland to avoid Irish taxes....Cunts....no sorry, I didn't mean that...Fucking Cunts is what i meant to say.
But as we now know what a buch of Fucking Cunts these twats are and were, i've 're-mixed this terminally crap record..which I illegally downloaded by the way,...and made it into something 'edgy' for the 2020's.(Which was about ten minutes work by the way!)
I can quite confidently say that this record is one of the shittest records ever made by one of the shittest bands who never had the dignity to break up, that ever played a musical instrument....That's my review..and I think there's more to come.
1.Where The Streets Have No Name (Zchivago Remix)
2.I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For (Zchivago Remix)
3.With Or Without You (Zchivago Remix)
4.Bullet The Blue Sky (Zchivago Remix)
5.Running To Stand Still (Zchivago Remix)
6.Red Hill Mining Town (Zchivago Remix)
7.The Rest of the album (Zchivago Remix)
mb...I couldn't be arsed to remix all of it....you may thank me for that.