Biography of U2

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Biography of U2

RBiography of U2

ock band U2 was formed in Dublin in 1976 by four teenage musicians – Paul Hewson (Bono), Dave Evans (The Edge), Larry Mullen Jr. and Adam Clayton. First, the team included three more participants and was simply called The Larry Mullen Band, changing a few names, and reduced to a quartet, the team settled on the name of U2. In 1978, in St. Patrick's Day at the local musicians have won a talent contest and got the money to record a demo tape. Music U2 at that time was very cheerful. Three singles and Another Day brought a group of moderate popularity at home. In 1980, U2 signed a contact with Island Records and created their first album, Boy, with the hit I Will Follow. After touring the United Kingdom artists have recorded their second CD October, became the most religious album in the history of U2. In 1983 he was ready third album, War with penetrating hits Sunday Bloody Sunday and New Year's Day. U2 tour through Europe and the United States was a success.

The follow-up The Unforgettable Fire was a break group and the combined elements of classic rock and daring musical experiments. Changed not only the band's sound, which became deeper and more harmonious, but the lyrics – it has become more profound, rich allusions. A song about Martin Luther King Pride (In The Name Of Love) became a hit. Around the same time, U2, especially their lead singer Bono, were actively involved in various movements for human rights, including the program of Amnesty International. The next album, The Joshua Tree rock artists mixed with the national Irish music, jazz, country and gospel. The album received two Grammy awards, and gave the world two hits – With Or Without You and I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For. Working on record Achtung Baby was held in Berlin with Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois, collaborated with U2 on The Unforgettable Fire. Disc Achtung Baby was released in 1991 and was darker earlier plates (Edge's divorce affected), and also had innovative features. A tour to support Achtung Baby was one of the most exciting multi-media show in the world of rock history.

On the drive Zooropa U2 strayed even further from the rock – it appeared the elements of techno and electronics that are visible in the singles Lemon, Numb, Stay (Faraway, So Close!) And Zooropa. After Zooropa U2 created soundtracks for pictures of Batman Forever, Mission Impossible and the title song to the James Bond film Golden Eye, which is performed by Tina Turner. The album Pop with catchy rhythmic Mofo single was released in 1997 – this time, the artists come to grips with sampling and programming, leaving the influence of techno music. On the drive in 2000 All That You Can't Leave Behind U2 returned to the rock in the style of the 80s. These melodious songs like Beautiful Day, Stuck In A Moment You Can't Get Out Of and Elevation, became hits all over the world, and the work itself, brought awards U2 six Grammy. Work on the disc How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb began in 2003, but in the summer of 2004 the material was stolen. However, U2 have managed to take matters into their own hands – the album was released in the same 2004, immediately flashed a hit Vertigo. In 2005, Bruce Springsteen, U2 entered the Hall of Fame Rock & Roll United States. In 2006, the group included his best singles on the compilation U218 Singles.

The next album, U2 No Line on the Horizon was released in February 2009. This is the first in the last five years, and a collection of the best since Achtung Baby (1991). It was recorded in the Moroccan city of Fez. Despite the frivolity of the opening singles album, Get on Your Boots, No Line on the Horizon – generally quite thoughtful book. He is full of intriguing stylistic experiments, such as soul-ballad Moment of Surrender, a group performance at the track Unknown Caller and Fez-Being Born with the Eastern flavor, written under the impression of Morocco.