Saturday, August 16, 2008
THE SWEETEST LEAK
OOPS, Bono did it again. Apparently the U2 vocalist was playing songs from their upcoming album NO LINES ON THE HORIZON at such a blaring volume that a passerby picked it up, and promptly put four of the tracks on YouTube. One can imagine him running around his French Villa in his crusty silk underwear singing along to himself in the mirror. The title track, "SEXY BOOTS", "FOR YOUR LOVE" and "MOMENT OF SURRENDER" are rumored to be merely video camera quality and obviously poor sounding. These leaks have been taken down by U2's manager Paul McGuinness, and the violator has been taken to a remote field in rural France and executed Mafia-style.
This isn't the first time Bono has boneheadedly screwed things up for the band. During the recording of the band's 2nd album OCTOBER he lost his lyric book, and had to rewrite all of the songs for a record that was widely regarded as a disappointment.
Later on in their career, his laptop with masters from HOW TO DISMANTLE AN ATOMIC BOMB were stolen during a plane ride prompting leaks, damage control and postponements.
The band have recently reissued their first three albums BOY, OCTOBER and WAR (with bonus tracks) which have sold poorly, and plan to rerelease their famous performance at Red Rocks on DVD and CD on September 30th. NO LINES ON THE HORIZON; the newest tablets to come down from Mount Sinai, is due to drop in November, and will once again be produced by Daniel Lanois and Brian Eno.
LEMON MP3 this song comes from ZOOROPA. The Brian Eno influence is huge on this cut, and it is clearly Ol' Chromedome Himself singing the refrain. Great tune.