Sure he may be the head of a tremendously successful long-lived rock band, but he is so full of himself I just can't get in to them. From everything I have heard, the only song I particularly like is "Sunday Bloody Sunday." And the only reason I like that is because it makes me want to dance. It's especially rediculous to me that Bono was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. Sure he may preach about Ireland, but he didn't actually dismantle an atomic bond. Lastly, U2 preach that they are a "punk" band at heart, yet they make something as melodramatic as All That You Can't Leave Behind? And then they sell a song and themselves to the iPod? Commercialism is something that the punk world has always professed to abhor, yet secretly need. The Sex Pistols were conceived as advertising for a clothing store. The Ramones made a movie. Nonetheless, U2/Bono - I just don't get it.
March 22, 2005
by Trey at 12:50 PM