“There was a station in NY known as WLIR, one of many first ‘various’ stations and that’s the place I first heard @U2,” mentioned Benante. “The track I at all times bear in mind listening to first was 11 O’clock tick tock. I bear in mind sitting on my again porch within the Bronx, bringing out audio system and listening to the radio. I might Take heed to WLIR and attempt to get a ok sign for WSOU too. WLIR uncovered me to not solely @u2 however the @thecure, @depechemode and extra. The factor about @U2 was how their songs would hit you on an emotional degree, each musically and lyrically. Til at the present time after I hear the opening of ‘the place the streets haven’t any identify,’ I nonetheless get this bizarre feeling; I do not know if it is pleased or unhappy but it surely’s positively one thing!
“When Anthrax signed to Island information in 1985, we might be labelmates with @u2 (thrilling). I liked the individuals at Island! The publicity division had such an excellent and devoted crew and I might grow to be pleasant with numerous them. We have been about to go to Japan for the primary time and had an extended flight forward…I used to be given a complicated copy of The Joshua Tree album and I listened to it time and again. Once I received off the airplane I knew it just like the again of my hand. I nonetheless cannot consider what number of superb songs are on that Album, it is flawless. You’d assume if I used to be going to do a U2 track it could be one thing from Joshua tree or older however NO!
“One in every of my favourite songs is ‘metropolis of blinding lights,’ one other one among their songs that makes me emotional after I hear it. I requested 2 different die arduous U2 Followers to be an element as a result of I knew they’d ‘NAIL’ it. My Nephew and I might at all times play u2 songs throughout sound checks and backstage. We each had a kinship to their music. I knew he would Play the bass elements nice, however I additionally knew he would sing the “edge” elements equally nice. Mark O and I at all times bonded by way of Music, u2 being one of many first. I at all times heard a “bono” factor in marks voice and I knew he would Deliver that Vibe to this. All of us play a type of music that could be very Completely different than what U2 play, however we have now the identical ardour and dedication to the music we play. It might appear odd that we selected this track but it surely’s actually not…it is MUSIC! it is the factor that makes you progress, the factor that will get you thru the day, week, month and many others.
because of -Bono, Edge, Larry and Adam for making music that also stands the take a look at of time.”
“Hope ya dig this.
“Sing it to your Girlfriend, spouse or whoever you are feeling Appears to be like Stunning!”