My Music Listening Journal 2021: Day 45: Sunday February 14, 2021.

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  • U2: WAR: 1983: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: IPOD: ROCK: After a disappointing second album- U2 bounced back with a great third album which I still rank as one of their four best. “Sunday Bloody Sunday ” and “New Year’s Day” would become anthems. They had no hit singles on this album but got a lot of play on MTV and the album went to #12 in the US. Bigger things were on the way. This was the album that woke me up to U2. Mount Rushmore:”New Year’s Day.”, “Sunday Bloody Sunday”, “Two Hearts Beat As One”, “Seconds.”
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  • WARREN ZEVON: THE ENVOY: 1982: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: IPOD: ROCK: Warren Zevon’s 5th album may not be his best album but it’s my favorite. It seems like a forgotten album- after this he wouldn’t have a new album out for 5 years- and The Envoy wasn’t released on CD for a couple decades. Who but Warren would write a song about an envoy- Phil Habib who was big in the news back during that time. Mount Rushmore:- “Charlie’s Medicine”, “The Envoy”, “Ain’t That Pretty At All” and “Jesus Mentioned” but the entire album is enjoyable not a clunker on it.

6 responses to “MY MUSIC LISTENING JOURNAL 2021: DAY 45: SUNDAY FEBRUARY 14, 2021

  1. Interesting choice, Hans, to listen to “War” on Valentine’s Day when all you need is love – well, I guess another artist once sang, “Love is a Battlefield” – coincidentally, that also happened in 1983! 🙂

    Anyhoo, I like U2’s early studio albums. I also think their first live album “Under a Bloody Red Sky” is great. That one also came out in 1983. “Sunday Bloody Sunday” and “New Year’s Day” sound even edgier.

    I’ve largely ignored Warren Zevon to date. I’m going to say something that may not be popular: I never got too excited about “Werewolves of London”. As such, that tune hasn’t been much of a motivation to further explore Zevon. But I’m sure there’s more to him than that tune, so I don’t want to judge prematurely.

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