Friday, September 24, 2004

U2 are back and here's Vertigo 

U2 have just released 'Vertigo', the first single from the new album, "How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb." The single was just released a few hours back and you can download it here. You can also watch a reasonable quality video of Vertigo here. This is not the video for the song being shot in Spain, but the performance from Top of the Pops recorded on the 24th of September.

I think its an absolutely brilliant song. Bono was right -- there's a lot of Edge in there. The band also sounds eerily like The Ramones mixed in with a dash of The Who perhaps. But yes, the song almost sounds like a tribute to the Ramones. And as several fans have indicated, the acronym HTDAAB could also stand for Have they done another Achtung Baby. I cannot wait for the album release in November. In the meanwhile, enjoy 'Vertigo'.

UPDATE: Macphisto informs us that Bono is planning a Live Aid II alongwith Bob Geldof and backed by Tony Blair to help ease third-world debt. Bands that have signed on include Oasis, Radiohead and Coldplay besides U2, of course.