U2 updates "Sunday Bloody Sunday"
Acoustic version, extra verse in live performance
"The track is part of ONE's campaign to harness the power of protest songs to demand action against extreme poverty at the G8 summit," according to U2's website.
Bloody Sunday (Irish: Domhnach na Fola)—sometimes called the Bog side Massacre—was an incident on 30 January 1972 in the Bog side area of Derry, Northern Ireland, in which twenty-six unarmed civil rights protesters and bystanders were shot by members of the British Army. The incident occurred during a Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association march; the soldiers involved were the First Battalion of the Parachute Regiment (1 Para). Thirteen males, seven of whom were teenagers, died immediately or soon after, while the death of another man four and a half months later has been attributed to the injuries he received on that day. Two protesters were injured when they were run down by army vehicles. Five of those wounded were shot in the back.
Just some info for those who do not understand what motivates some of what BONO sings about
he crusades against this violence because he has seen it first hand to speak down of him to say u2
hasn't got it anymore is a slap in the face to my Ireland and those of us that know ask your self this
what did the us say to the British when the pope condemned the conditions and treatment of IRISH POLITICAL PRISONERS what did they say as the men behind the wire died what did they say when BOBBY SANDS took his last breath. the answer is not one thing a US allies' a part of the Geneva convention committed human rights violation against the IRISH. So before you start ranting on something and putting down a humanitarian do so reading . to all ERIN GO BAUGH
What have you done lately, godvox?
They must be applauded for their humanitarian efforts. They still care and haven't let fame blind them to the real world.
I just have one complaint as far as these guys go, and that is what their fans have to pay to see them live. I saw them on the Zoo TV tour and it was one of the best, if not the best concerts I've ever been to. They are amazing performers! I paid $25 for my ticket. I saw them a few years later, and the tickets had gone up to about $75, I think it was. Now their tickets are well over $100. Only their wealthier fans can afford such prices! But at least I have memories of one of the greatest shows I will ever see!
Anyway, I prefer their older stuff. New Year's Day and I Will Follow still rock. That was U2 at their best!
They've honestly tried to put a voice to the problems. Still valid after all the years.
Old enough to remember when U2 (and REM) were a cutting edge band that only the cool college students "got". Like a lot of their stuff but not a huge fan. That being said, I admire Bono for his independent thought. Unlike most in the entertainment industries who thought it was heresy to say anything positive about Bush, Bono correctly praise The President for his efforts to combat AIDS and Malaria in Africa. Does not mean the two of them would agree on anything else but Bono is willing to credit where credit is due.
U2 also showed they have a sense of humor during their appearance on "The Simpson's".
i love these guys so commited to what is wrong and what hurts they are the band
They matter because they care. They care because they have a message and it's the message that means so much. The words are written and sung for a reason. And the reason is to try and make sense of the insane world that's spiraling down toward more unrest and even more war.
GODVOX doesn't get it. He's all about who smoked who therein he doesn't know the message or the lesson.
just another pouge trying to down one of the greatest band around ERIN GO BRAUGH U2
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