Episode 272: The Joshua Tree - U2 [Discologist]

Thirty years ago a little "punk" band from Ireland changed pop music forever with the release of their fifth album, The Joshua Tree. Built on American roots music and soundscapes from the future, The Joshua Tree elevated the Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, and Larry Mullen Jr from scrappy rock star activists to international superstars.

Join us as we explore the roots of this landmark album, it's impact on the musical landscape then and now, and it's relevance in a world that, 30 years later, is seemingly less changed than any of us could have hoped.


SHOW NOTES

  • U2 Wiki [link]
  • The Joshua Tree Wiki [link]
  • Incidental music courtesy of Aquatic Gardener. Hear more/buy it HERE.

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