Although here at Riot Act we don’t believe that podcasts can be free (we believe that podcasts are sacred), with the world awakening this morning to a special dawn, a dawn that signifies exactly two years since Riot Act was born, Stephen Hill and Remfry Dedman present you with a very special gift to signify this occasion.
A free, whether you asked for it or not, double header Classic Album series podcast on Irish megastars U2. In the first part we look at the bands 1987 behemoth The Joshua Tree, an album that turned U2 from hotly tipped and much loved arena rock heroes to the single biggest band on planet Earth. From the coming of Age at Live Aid in 1985, to the exploration and discovery of American artists that inspired the album, to the double Grammy winning, multi-million selling success that came in the aftermath of the record, we look at the story of one of the biggest albums of all time. Then we delve into the backlash that came U2’s way as the pressure the band felt and the fatigue the public felt toward the band threatened to destroy them.
Two specials, two albums, one band, that you never asked for, we’re giving it to you regardless. Happy birthday us. You’re very welcome.