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Tuesday, March 03, 2009

When You're Unemployed You Can Do Things Like Visit The U2 Two-Day Pop Up Installation

A two-day pop up installation opened last night at a gallery in Space 15 Twenty in Hollywood to promote U2's new album, No Line On The Horizon. It features photographs by Anton Corbijn and, uh, a bunch of empty space. Arty!

And as D'luv is still woefully unemployed, I ran up today to check it out and snap some photos of all this Bono-ness.

I saw the other day that Pop Justice was pondering why "Get On Your Boots" wasn't a hit. Why, Pop Justice, didn't you see that Chart Rigger already declared this 3 minute 25 second travesty one of the band's suckiest singles to date?

Sorry, but opening the Brits and the Grammys with the song was never going to save it. Releasing it as the first single was probably the biggest misfire since leading Achtung Baby with "The Fly"—a track which I love, though, face it, it's not really a single. Well, maybe the entire Pop album was a bigger misfire.

Anyway, why the label didn't go with return-to-form "Magnificent," "Stand Up Comedy" or "Moment Of Surrender" as the first single is anyone's guess.

Hey, Interscope–hire me!

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4 Comments:

  • At 7:05 PM, Blogger xolondon said…

    I think Numb was a bigger misfire, was it not? At least let Edge sing properly!

    But yes, the single was a piss poor choice. I pick I'll Go Crazy as the proper single. A 45 with b-sides please, including a spoken word piece.

    Meanwhile Anton Corbjin has shot my forthcoming spread in Butt Magazine, reclinign amongst the prickly pears and the stately Saguaro.

     
  • At 2:06 AM, Blogger Paul said…

    You are so ahead of popjustice - get on your boots is crap. the only thing that can save it is Little Boots doing a cover called Get On Your (Little) Boots. The simplest ideas are the best.

     
  • At 9:40 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Is it just me, or does it kind of look like The Edge is looking longingly into Adam's eyes??
    Maybe it's the way the photos have been arranged. Maybe it's my dirty mind.
    (In the third photo)

     
  • At 12:15 PM, Anonymous Fuckloads Of Diamonds said…

    Knock, knock.
    Who's there?
    Bloated, irrelevant 80s dinosaurs with tinted sunglasses, thinning hair and Jesus complexes.
    (Sinead O. voice) Fight the real enemy.

    (ripping up Bono pic)

    (and scene)

     

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