Sunrise like a nosebleed
I was up dark and early this morning to attend a non-profit community breakfast at the behest of one of my local readers. It was held at some posh digs that are usually outside my sphere of reference in the lovely waaay-south side of the city. As I cruised down the freeway in the early morning darkness, I reveled in a continuous listen of Pearl Jam's Vitalogy album. It's amazing to me how good that complete album still sounds to me after 13 years. It's also superb for (unsafely enthusiastic) air-drumming on the steering wheel. Today, that's my favorite Pearl Jam album; strange and intense how after singing those lyrics for so many years they've become my own.
I have no sleek transition here into what I wanted to post today, other than perhaps a tenuous early-'90s thread, but today I've got some fantastic live U2 from (arguably) my favorite U2 era.
These are some 1992/Achtung Baby-era live performances of songs from the alternate "Outside Broadcast" bootleg. According to this page:
Released to promote the Achtung Baby album and the Zoo TV tour this promo for radio was produced by B.P. Fallon in 1992. B.P. was the opening DJ for the Zoo TV tour in the US. Two versions of this CD were said to have been produced, the version that made up this promo disc, and an alternate version which was not released, featuring additonal live material and less studio material. A bootleg of that second version has appeared in trading circles under the name "Outside Broadcast".
This version of "Trying To Throw Your Arms Around The World" is one of the best things I've ever heard, and I never get tired of hearing whoever (PJ, Eels, Bono) cover "Can't Help Falling In Love."
A fantastic collection of songs here:
U2 "OUTSIDE BROADCAST" BOOT
Until The End Of The World (live)
Even Better Than The Real Thing (live)
Mysterious Ways (live)
The Fly (live)
Tryin To Throw Your Arms Around The World (live)
Satellite of Love (Lou Reed cover) (live)
Bullet The Blue Sky (live)
Where The Streets Have No Name (live)
Running To Stand Still (live)
Can't Help Falling In Love ("Elvis" cover) (live)
GO AHEAD: UNZIP U2 OUTSIDE