A recent question posted for the U2 Tour Fans community asked what direction U2 should go next? My response was that I wanted the angry U2 back. Not Bono's interpretation of Edge's mood in studio on a song that doesn't seem angry at all. The real 'fuck the world' anger that comes from seeing the wrongs and abuses that surround us. That's me.
I really wanted to expand on the question. We are an ageless bunch here in U2 Loveland. Fans from 6 to 69 and beyond. We all grew up in different eras of their music. But there is a common love of the heart and the heat. The passion that is U2.
My love of U2 grew out of the anger of youth. And though I started paying attention to the band before, War was my trigger to obsession. The primal screams of Seconds to the angst of New Year's Day. That scar that was ripped off to let that music out was where the infection for me came out.
So I guess the question of the day is asking which of all the various phases of U2 is your favourite? We are all part of camp U2 but which of their many faces haunts you and makes you want a new world version of that next? The anger of early U2 brought me in and maintains a presence at my core that I want to see again in the new century U2. I want to hear Bono and the boys rail against the abuses, scream at the sky over the money-changers, lash out at the war machines around the world.
So what does that mean for you? Do you want the earnest sensibility of the early and mid-80's (U2 1.0)? Do you want the dark irony of the 90's (U2 2.0)? Do you want the light and love of the 2000s (U2 3.0)? Or is there something else you'd love to hear? Tell us your story and where your U2 heart lies. Where does that come from and where should it go?