Assembly of Dust

complete history of songs

Where The Streets Have No Name

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This song has been played live 2 time/s.

History of the song:

Bono (from Propaganda 5, 1987): "Where the Streets Have No Name is more like the U2 of old than any of the other songs on the LP, because it's a sketch - I was just trying to sketch a location, maybe a spiritual location, maybe a romantic location. I was trying to sketch a feeling. I often feel very claustrophobic in a city, a feeling of wanting to break out of that city and a feeling of wanting to go somewhere where the values of the city and the values of our society don't hold you down. An interesting story that someone told me once is that in Belfast, by what street someone lives on you can tell not only their religion but tell how much money they're making - literally by which side of the road they live on, because the further up the hill the more expensive the houses become. That said something to me, and so I started writing about a place where the streets have no name."

The single also included "Sweetest Thing"
Brian Eno produced this and played the organ intro. The Edge did a D-chord delay arpeggio thing on his 4 track at home for the rest

Bono's vocals start at 1.46 in the song

This is a cover song and has been played on these occasions:

12-31-07 Colonial Theater Keene NH NYE song
once in 2008-Reid solo

No guest artists have performed this song

This songs hasn't been performed as a part of 'Assembly of Mud'.

This songs hasn't been performed as a part of 'Assembly of Dirt'.

This songs hasn't been performed as a part of 'Assembly of Wood'.

This song was a segue on these occasions:

Colonial Theater Keene NH