Songlines Across New Zealand
  From 10 minutes of being The Larry Mullen Band to being U2 forever

Way before there was No line on the horizon even more before Achtung Baby and just before Boy there was Three u2’s first ever release back on the 1st of September 1979 but the story does not start there it starts on the 25th of September three years earlier in 1976 with a high school student by the name of Larry Mullen posting a note on his schools bulletin board looking for people interested in starting a band, soon after posting that note a guitarist by the name Dave Evans (soon to go by The Edge) immediately jumped on board along with a bassist going by the name of Adam Clayton, in the beginning the band would be called The Larry Mullen Band but for all of ten minutes, the bands next name would be Feedback then to Hype in 77 in the early quarter (just after St Patrick’s Day to be precise ) of 78 Hype would change its name to a household name and for the next 33 years from then on they were known as U2 a band that would make an impact on the music scene.
A little while after that name change the band won a talent quest the prize being £500, time in a recording studio and a chance to be heard by the Irish branch of CBS Records.The band recorded demos in May of that year with the end result of the EP entitled Three only to be released in their home country of Ireland only 1000 copies of Three were pressed and would peak at number 19 on the Irish charts.
It has now been 35 years since this legendary band formed they have released twelve albums (with a thirteenth on the way as of writing this entitled Songs Of Ascent) two best ofs and a handful of live cds and DVDs. They have appeared in a lot of cult/pop culture television shows most notably the Simpson’s and their songs have appeared in films like Gangs Of New York, Tomb Raider and Batman Forever just to name a few
2011 marks a second milestone for this band, it has been 20 years since the release of their 7th studio album Achtung Baby.
Now Achtung Baby is when I discovered these guys officially even though in previous years I would have heard songs like with or without you ,new years day Sunday bloody Sunday, pride, where the streets have no name and I still haven’t found what I’m looking for.
 This album was released on the 19th of November 1991, it spawned five hit singles including One, Even Better Then The Real Thing, The Fly, Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses and my personal favourite Mysterious Ways. The album has sold 18 million copies world wide and won a Grammy in 1993 for Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal

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