Joshua Tree is 35

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Joshua Tree is 35
« on: March 09, 2022, 05:47:51 AM »
Just gave it a spin.

If a record ever saved my life, it’s this one.

Happy birthday.

A dangerous idea that almost makes sense...

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Re: Joshua Tree is 35
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2022, 06:56:49 AM »
Now these songs can be considered life-savers

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Re: Joshua Tree is 35
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2022, 08:41:59 AM »
“I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee”
Hebrews 13:5

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Re: Joshua Tree is 35
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2022, 09:12:02 AM »
Crazy to realise that 35 years ago today, my mate and myself were in his room, listening to this album, over and over. VERY Special Memories for a VERY special album. They were the best of times to be a 16 year old. Incedentally, this was the first ever u2 album i managed to hear on release day. Before then, i had heard all the previous u2 albums well after release.
In the garden I was playing the tart
I kissed your lips and broke your heart
You
You were acting like it was the end of the world

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Re: Joshua Tree is 35
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2022, 10:19:45 AM »
My favorite album ever and the one that made me a U2 fan. I never tire of it.

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Re: Joshua Tree is 35
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2022, 10:20:32 AM »
Stood in a long line at lunch time at Tower to buy my copy, everyone else was buying the same thing. 35 years, remember it well.
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Re: Joshua Tree is 35
« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2022, 10:54:40 AM »
surprised they didn't try and milk another anniversary edition out of the old bell cow
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Re: Joshua Tree is 35
« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2022, 11:02:06 AM »
I'm sure we'll see one in 5 years

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Re: Joshua Tree is 35
« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2022, 01:28:00 PM »
I wrote this when the album turned 24....

"Looking back on that decade of decadence that was the 1980s, some music critics have spoken of The Joshua Tree as a kind of voice crying in the wilderness, a rebuke to those who thought they had found what they were looking for in the dollar bills peeled off and slapped down by the suit-and-tie whose face was red like the rose of a thorn bush, with all the colors of a royal flush.

"U2 surely heard the promises of American capitalism as well, but they could also hear those fighter planes whose mission was to protect it. They witnessed the triumphalism of Reagan’s America, but they also saw the sky of San Salvador ripped open, and the rain pour through a gaping wound pelting the women and children, pelting the women and children. For Bono, painted roses and bleeding hearts were no solace amid the bullets that rape the night of the merciful.

"Through the walls of wealth and materialism they heard a city groan under the red-orange glow of missile fire; they felt the heartbeat of the mothers of the disappeared whose children’s laughter was only heard in the wind and whose tears were only seen in the rainfall, but every time they’d turn the key and slowly unlock the door, the result was the same: Outside It’s America."
Listen as Hope and Peace try to rhyme,
Listen over marching bands playing out their time.

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Re: Joshua Tree is 35
« Reply #9 on: March 09, 2022, 01:44:53 PM »
JT used to be one of my favourite records but I’ve long stopped caring. Mostly because I can’t listen to it through the lens of what they’ve turned into. 

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Re: Joshua Tree is 35
« Reply #10 on: March 09, 2022, 06:29:10 PM »
Say whatever you want about TJT, it is an iconic album in rock history.

It sits on the same shelf as Exile on Main Street, Led Zep IV, Sergent Pepper, Dark Side, Who’s Next, etc…
First Chair. Last Call.

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Re: Joshua Tree is 35
« Reply #11 on: March 09, 2022, 07:46:18 PM »
Giving the vinyl a spin now. Still sounds incredible.

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Re: Joshua Tree is 35
« Reply #12 on: March 09, 2022, 08:09:23 PM »
I was too young when TJT came out to buy the album but I remember listening to With or Without You on the radio. It has been one of  my top 3 favorite songs since. I loved the album when I started really listening to bands in high school and still love it.

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Re: Joshua Tree is 35
« Reply #13 on: March 10, 2022, 04:02:07 AM »
Say whatever you want about TJT, it is an iconic album in rock history.

It sits on the same shelf as Exile on Main Street, Led Zep IV, Sergent Pepper, Dark Side, Who’s Next, etc…

All the rock dinosaurs.

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Re: Joshua Tree is 35
« Reply #14 on: March 10, 2022, 05:03:28 AM »
Say whatever you want about TJT, it is an iconic album in rock history.

It sits on the same shelf as Exile on Main Street, Led Zep IV, Sergent Pepper, Dark Side, Who’s Next, etc…

All the rock dinosaurs.

Iconic albums by the all-time greatest artists in popular music. Thriller is another one.  Ziggy Stardust, London Calling, Nevermind, OK Computer, etc…. Not just rock dinosaurs.
First Chair. Last Call.