Download Free The U2 Reader PDF by Hank Bordowitz Full Book and published by Hal Leonard Corporation. This book was released on 2003 with total page 332 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Collects more than seventy U2 articles, interviews, and reviews spanning 1978-2002, arranged by theme including the early days, stardom, experiment and backlash, touring, albums, video and film, politics, spirituality, and business matters, and includes comments from old friends and from peers such as Billy Corgan, Moby, and Salman Rushdie.
Download Free U2 PDF by Timothy D. Neufeld Full Book and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2017-04-01 with total page 261 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: U2’s significant career far exceeds that of most average successful rock bands, with a prolific output of thirteen well-received studio albums and a sometimes relentless touring schedule. The band is famous for uniquely drawing together music, art, faith, and activism, all within a lucrative career that has given each of these elements an unusual degree of social and cultural resonance. Broad-minded musically and intellectually, U2’soutput is thematically rich, addressing a slew of topics, from questions of faith to anxieties about commercialism to outright political statements. With one of the largest fan bases in the history of rock music, U2 and their work require contextualization and exploration. In U2: Rock ’n’ Roll to Change the World, Timothy D. Neufeld takes up this challenge. Neufeld explores U2’s move from the youthful idealism of a band barely able to play instruments through its many phases of artistic expression and cultural engagement to its employment of faith and activism as a foundation for its success. This book outlines how U2 reshaped the very musical and even political culture that had originally shaped it, demonstrating through close readings of its musical work the dynamic interplay of artistic expression and social engagement.
Download Free Exploring U2 PDF by Scott Calhoun Full Book and published by Scarecrow Press. This book was released on 2012 with total page 305 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Exploring U2: Is This Rock 'n' Roll? features new writing in the growing field of U2 studies. In keeping with U2's own efforts to remove barriers that have long prevented dialogue for understanding and improving the human experience, this collection of essays covers such disciplines as literature, music, philosophy, and theology.
Download Free U2 PDF by Angie Timmons Full Book and published by Enslow Publishing, LLC. This book was released on 2018-12-15 with total page 114 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: U2 has sold more than 170 million records; won twenty-two Grammy Awards, four MTV Video Music Awards, and two Golden Globes; and recorded fourteen studio albums. U2's members are some of the most influential and highly recognized philanthropists in the world. Since the band's modest start in a strife-torn Ireland in 1976, the ragtag group from Dublin has used success as a platform to raise sociopolitical awareness, explore spirituality, and launch highly successful charities. Featuring striking photographs, fascinating direct quotations, and informative sidebars, this captivating, lively text will reveal to readers how four musicians of dubious musical ability became one of the biggest bands in the world.
Download Free The World and U2 PDF by Alan McPherson Full Book and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2015-06-04 with total page 183 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Irish rock band U2, and especially its frontman Bono, are among the most effective activists ever. U2 has convinced wealthy governments to forgive tens of billions of dollars in loans while spreading its activist messages to billions of people, helping save millions of lives. So how did four boys from one of the poorest countries in the West achieve this? Who and what influenced them? What strategies did they use to succeed as much as they did as activists, and how did those strategies change over time? In particular, how did lead singer Bono make the leap into superstar lobbying? And, with so much attention on him, how has he handled critics who have taken to task his work on behalf of developing countries? In The World and U2: One Band’s Remaking of Global Activism, Alan McPherson trains a historian’s eye on the evolution and influence of the band’s activism from its formation in 1976 to its most recent album and concert tour. Throughout its nearly four decades, the band has held up a mirror to the increasing selfishness in the world while at the same time working to fill the void left by those who have abandoned the world’s poor to their plight. From raising awareness about war and human rights in the 1980s to engaging in direct action in the 1990s to moving mountains of cash for the planet’s poorest in the twenty-first century, the band, and especially Bono, have both raised the bar and set the example for other celebrity activists. But it is also a success that has brought a greater scrutiny to bear on U2’s activism and initiated a healthy debate about the merits of Western development aid. The World and U2: One Band’s Remaking of Global Activism tells this story of U2’s successful storming of the world’s philanthropic stage. It will enchant the band’s fans, engage its critics, and offer lessons—and warnings—to activists seeking to change things for the better.
Download Free U2 and the Religious Impulse PDF by Scott Calhoun Full Book and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2018-02-08 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: U2 and the Religious Impulse examines indications in U2's music and performances that the band work at conscious and subconscious levels as artists who focus on matters of the spirit, religious traditions, and a life guided by both belief and doubt. U2 is known for a career of stirring songs, landmark performances and for its interest in connecting with fans to reach a higher power to accomplish greater purposes. Its success as a rock band is unparalleled in the history of rock 'n' roll's greatest acts. In addition to all the thrills one would expect from entertainers at this level, U2 surprises many listeners who examine its lyrics and concert themes by having a depth of interest in matters of human existence more typically found in literature, philosophy and theology. The multi-disciplinary perspectives presented here account for the durability of U2's art and offer informed explanations as to why many fans of popular music who seek a connection with a higher power find U2 to be a kindred spirit. This study will be of interest to scholars and students of religious studies and musicology, interested in religion and popular music, as well as religion and popular culture more broadly.
Download Free U2: Revolution PDF by Mat Snow Full Book and published by Race Point Pub. This book was released on 2014-10-10 with total page 243 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: They've frequently been described as the biggest band in the world. The Joshua Tree alone has sold more than fifteen million copies worldwide. They hold the record for the most Grammy wins by a rock act. And their 360 tour, which started in 2009, attracted more than seven million fans and is one of the highest-grossing tours of all time. U2 has revolutionized the definition of rock band by staying true to its beliefs and passions, through meteoric success, public controversy, and an astounding forty-year working relationship. Now for the first time, get the complete photographic history of one of the world's most influential and legendary rock bands. Mat Snow's U2: Revolution is lushly illustrated with over two hundred photos and two gatefold timelines exploring the band's incredible history. Starting with their roots in Dublin where the four teenaged friends first started playing together in Larry Mullen's kitchen, Snow follows the band through their debut album, Boy, their chart-topping albums of the 1980s, their record-breaking tours and global activism of the 1990s, and their reflective reconnection with core fans in the twenty-first century.
Download Free U2 Above, Across, and Beyond PDF by Scott D. Calhoun Full Book and published by Lexington Books. This book was released on 2014-12-23 with total page 164 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book offers new essays from interdisciplinary perspectives on U2’s career-long dynamic of resisting conventional boundaries in order to erase barriers that inhibit growth, understanding, and progress.
Download Free U2’s The Joshua Tree PDF by Bradley Morgan Full Book and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2021-12-01 with total page 216 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: U2 planted the seeds for The Joshua Tree during an existential journey through America. As Irishmen in the 1970s, the band grew up with the belief that America was a place of freedom and prosperity, a symbol of hope and a refuge for all people. However, global politics of the 1980s undermined that impression and fostered hypocritical policies that manipulated Americans and devastated people around the world. Originally conceived as "The Two Americas," The Joshua Tree was U2's critique of America. Rather than living up to the ideal that the country was "an idea that belongs to people who need it most," the band found that America sacrificed equality and justice for populism and fascism. This book explores the political, social, and cultural themes rooted in The Joshua Tree when it was originally released in 1987 and how those themes resonated as a response to the election of Donald Trump when U2 toured for the album's 30th anniversary. The author juxtaposes the band's existential journey through America with his own journey connecting with his Irish roots by becoming a citizen in the age of Trump and places U2's and The Joshua Tree's relevance in context with the current political climate.
Download Free U2 and Philosophy PDF by Mark A. Wrathall Full Book and published by Open Court. This book was released on 2012-03-30 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Is it possible to be a committed Christian and a rock superstar? Can political activists make good music? Do hugely successful rock bands really care about AIDS and poverty in Africa, or is it just another image-enhancing schtick? U2 and Philosophy ponders these and other seeming dichotomies in the career of the Irish supergroup. For over two decades, U2 has been one of the biggest acts in rock music. They’ve produced over a dozen platinum and multiplatinum records and won 15 Grammy Awards. Critics everywhere have praised the band’s thoughtful, complex lyrics and the artistry of their music. At the same time, Bono, the group’s lead singer, has dedicated himself to political and social causes, blurring the line between rock star and respected statesman. Offering fresh insight into the band’s music and activism, these thought-provoking essays allows fans to discover philosophy through the eyes of U2, and rediscover U2 through the eyes of philosophers.
Download Free U2: A Diary PDF by Matt McGee Full Book and published by Omnibus Press. This book was released on 2011-12-20 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This new and updated edition of U2 A Diary brings U2s story up to date with information about the band’s ground-breaking film, U2 3D, recording sessions for No Line on the Horizon and the story of how the album was leaked online twice before its official release, the U2 360 world tour and Bono’s back injury that forced an entire leg to be postponed and the band’s struggles to decide how to follow No Line on the Horizon and the 360 Tour with new material. Here is the complete history of U2 told exactly as it happened in day-by-day diary format. As well as following the mid-1970's birth of the band to the present day in journal form, U2: A Diary also includes new revelations and fresh insights into key moments of U2's development. Through interviews and extensive research, author Matt McGee sheds light on stories. Fully illustrated with pictures spanning the bands career, this is a fanatically detailed account of a legendary group's life!
Download Free U2: The Definitive Biography PDF by John Jobling Full Book and published by Macmillan. This book was released on 2014-10-07 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: John Jobling takes readers beyond the myth in this unauthorized biography to present the first comprehensive account of the illustrious Irish rockers in 25 years. Drawing on extensive interviews with insiders including record label scouts, studio presidents, politicians, music critics, and childhood friends, Jobling investigates the U2's most personal relationships and controversial business practices, delivering a vivid portrait that traces the rock phenomenon from its conception to post-punk champions to political crusaders. Filled with captivating revelations, reader will learn: - How Bono, the Edge, and Larry Mullen, Jr. worshiped with a Charismatic Christian church that practiced speaking in tongues during the band's early days - Insider stories of the genesis and recording of classic albums such as The Joshua Tree and Achtung Baby - Creative tensions within the band and power struggles among management - How the disappointments of the Rattle and Hum film and PopMart Tour spurred the band to greater creative heights - Both the successes and controversies of Bono's wide-sweeping philanthropic and political ventures - The disconnect between the band's personal lives and public personas Sure to inspire debate with every music lover, U2: The Definitive Biography humanizes the band and paints an honest picture of a band's rise to the top, plunging into the heart and underlying soul of this iconic rock and roll band.
Download Free Religious Nuts, Political Fanatics: U2 in Theological Perspective PDF by Robert G. Vagacs Full Book and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2005-11-01 with total page 116 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Weaving the threads of U2's lyrics, scripture, and theology into one cord, this book tracks the Irish rock band's theological insights and perspectives through their poetry. Along this lyrical path we encounter the characters of the Drowning Man, the Wanderer, and the Sojourner. Though seemingly different, they are one and the same, and they represent each of us. If you're a U2 fan, a theologian, or both, Religious Nuts, Political Fanatics: U2 in Theological Perspective will offer a different angle of popular culture and theology.
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Download Free Characterization of Cold-sensitive U2 Mutations PDF by Mary Ida Frances Zavanelli Full Book and published by . This book was released on 1991 with total page 170 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: