Monday, 12 January 2015

New Year's Day

Good to be back in 2015, by your Earth year reckonings. Now the festive season has harrumped off into the distance and the energies of the New Year are brought into focus, I reveal my only abiding New Years Day ritual, which has outlasted any well intended resolution I have mustered; that is to play U2's track New Year's Day.

Released on U2's 1983 album War, New Year's Day was written about the Polish Solidarity movement. It was the band's first UK hit single, peaking at  #10. The lyric had its origins in a love song from Bono to his wife, but was subsequently reshaped. The bass part stemmed from bassist Adam Clayton trying to figure out what the chords to the Visage song "Fade to Grey" were. So it would be remiss not to post that fine tunement.

By North Utsire

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