U2 – Rattle and Hum

Rattle and Hum

U2Rattle and Hum Island CID U27 (1988)

Truthfully, there a few decent moments here, and they are all up front: “Helter Skelter”, “Desire”, “Hawkmoon 269”.  A few other scattered patches are okay too (“Pride (In the Name of Love)”, “God Part II”), but most of this is quite overblown.  It is this pretentious aspect of U2 (plus Bono‘s megalomania) that makes them almost impossible to like.